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Cheapest car hire in Saudi Arabia

Top tips when hiring a car in Saudi Arabia

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Saudi Arabia, all rental cars are automatic making the transition easier
  • Alcohol is banned in Saudi Arabia, naturally the drink drive limit is zero
  • There are toll roads in Saudi Arabia, you can pay by card or cash
  • Fixed and mobile speed cameras are prevalent in Saudi Arabis, stick to the speed limits
  • Fuel is very cheap in Saudi Arabia as state subsidised making renting a car even cheaper

Saudi Arabia car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Saudi Arabia

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    R

    Road Driving Side

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    45kph

    Urban speed Limit

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    80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

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    120-125kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    SAR  1.65/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    0mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    SAR

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 8.0/10)

Max

UK

8/10
Stayed around t

Stayed around the waterfront area, which is called the Jeddah Corniche. I would recommend this area as it is very well geared up for tourists with plenty of hotels to choose from and close to the beaches.

27/05/2019
Max

UK

8/10
Stayed around t

Stayed around the waterfront area, which is called the Jeddah Corniche. I would recommend this area as it is very well geared up for tourists with plenty of hotels to choose from and close to the beaches.

27/05/2019
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Compare car rental agents in Saudi Arabia

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Europcar
17
6.8/10
238
€ 16.77
€ 20.55
€ 22.61
€ 28.57
 Alamo
13
6.7/10
84
€ 16.71
€ 20.45
€ 22.76
€ 27.22
 Dollar
28
6.3/10
350
€ 19.68
€ 24.47
€ 26.92
€ 28.50
 Avis
15
5.4/10
194
€ 20.17
€ 35.69
€ 41.25
 Budget
8
3.6/10
42
€ 16.79
€ 19.93
€ 22.67
€ 28.51

Car rental agent statistics in Saudi Arabia

  • 6.9/10
    Highest rated agent:
    EUROPCAR
  • 3.6/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    BUDGET
  • 908
    Total number of reviews in
    Saudi Arabia
  • 24
    Most Locations in Saudi Arabia:
    DOLLAR
  • 16
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 15
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Saudi Arabia



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Fuel prices in Saudi Arabia

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2020 0.12 0.36
Oct , 2020 0.12 0.36
Sep , 2020 0.12 0.37
Aug , 2020 0.12 0.36
Jul , 2020 0.12 0.34
Jun , 2020 0.11 0.26
May , 2020 0.11 0.20
Apr , 2020 0.12 0.36
Mar , 2020 0.11 0.49
Feb , 2020 0.12 0.52
Jan , 2020 0.11 0.50
Dec , 2019 0.11 0.49

Car rental price statistics in Saudi Arabia

  • € 114.10
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 1088.73
    Highest daily price:
    Ferrari California
  • 1,658
    Total cars available
     
  • 51
    Most popular model:
    Ford Explorer
  • 139
    Location with most cars:
    Dubai - Intl Airport - Terminal 3
  • € 16.3 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    INTERRENT - Abu Dhabi - International Airport

FAQs about car hire in Saudi Arabia

How much does it cost to hire a car in Saudi Arabia?

Car hire in Saudi Arabia starts from just €14.70 per day for a (mini) class car from Budget. The average price to hire a car in Saudi Arabia is just €133.10 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Saudi Arabia is a Lamborghini Huracan car for a (special) class from Addcar costing €1308.80 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Saudi Arabia?

We often have special offers on car hire in Saudi Arabia including free additional drivers, for example, Green motion is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Dubai - Intl Airport - Terminal 1 for €54.93 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Saudi Arabia?

Car hire prices in Saudi Arabia are kept low thanks to the 15 car hire companies across the country. With over 69 car hire locations and 14,756 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Saudi Arabia.

Who is the best car hire company in Saudi Arabia?

Based on over 1,915 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Saudi Arabia Is Thrifty who score on average 6.5/10 across all locations in Saudi Arabia.

What is the most popular car hire location in Saudi Arabia?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Saudi Arabia is Dubai - Intl Airport - Terminal 3 with 13 car hire companies and 169 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Saudi Arabia?

Current fuel prices in Saudi Arabia are €0.36/ltr for petrol and €0.12/ltr for diesel as of 16 November 2020, it’ll cost on average €14 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €5 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Saudi Arabia?

Speed limits in Saudi Arabia are in km/h and are generally 40-80 km/h on urban roads, 100-120 km/h on rural roads and 120-125 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Saudi Arabia?

Budget is the cheapest car hire company in Saudi Arabia offering a (mini) class car such as the Chevrolet Spark for as little as €102.90 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Saudi Arabia?

The most popular car hire category in Saudi Arabia is the Mazda 3 available from 4 car hire companies in over 56 locations.

What is the best car hire agency in Saudi Arabia?

Based on real customer ratings over the last 6 months, the best car hire companies in Saudi Arabia are;
  • Budget (6.4/10 – 100+ reviews)
  • Avis (6.1/10 – 100+ reviews)
  • Enterprise (6.1/10 – 100+ reviews)

Most popular car hire locations in Saudi Arabia:

The most popular car rental agents in Saudi Arabia:

  • Budget (Tel: +966 92000 4124)
  • Europcar (Tel: +966 92000 3245)
  • Hertz (Tel: +966 92000 5561)
  • Sixt (Tel: +966 92000 0991)

Saudi Arabia Mini Guide

The largest Arab country in area and the birthplace of the Prophet Muhammad and of the Islamic faith, the huge, sandy waste of Saudi Arabia contains more oil than any other nation on earth. Its reserves are estimated at some 165,000 million barrels which is a quarter of the world’s supply.

Using all its revenues, Saudi Arabia launched a massive development programme, so that suddenly its towns were bustling with foreigners: contractors, immigrant workers and business representatives from all over the world. Towns and ports were transformed into major commercial centres with modern office blocks, factories and housing estates.

The land and people
Saudi Arabia is thinly populated, with an estimated 11.5 million people and it contains some of the hottest, bleakest desert in the world: temperatures often rise to 45 degrees Celsius. Beyond the mountains, the land slopes gradually down to the Ad Dahna plain, bordering the Gulf.

Fierce winds and sandstorms sweep the deserts and rocky regions in the centre of the country. In the south east is the forbidding desert of the Rub Al Khali (“Empty Quarter”) – it is waterless, uninhabited and almost featureless. Large areas of the interior are still unexplored and the southern boundaries with Yemen, South Yemen and Oman remain vague.

The people of the peninsula are the descendants of the original Arabs who swept out of Arabia across the Middle East and North Africa in two centuries of conquest after Muhammad proclaimed the new faith of Islam in the 7th century. On the Red Sea coast, the descendants of African slaves have intermingled with the Arabs.

But today, because of rapid industrialisation, there are 1.5 million immigrants in addition to 10 million Saudis. Yemenis doing mainly unskilled work number about a million, and other workers include Palestinians, Jordanians, Sudanese, Indians, Syrians and Egyptians. At the managerial and technical levels, Americans, Britons and other Europeans do tours of duty.

Saudi Arabia Factfile:

  • Saudi Arabia which is officially known as the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is the third largest country in the Middle East
  • It is sometimes referred to as 'The Land of the Two Holy Mosques' in reference to Mecca and Medina which are the two holiest places in Islam
  • The King of Saudi Arabia is Abdullah bin Abdul Aziz
  • The traditional headdress often worn by men in the country is called a Ghutrah and is a square of cloth and helps provide protection from the sun
  • The currency in Saudi Arabia is the Saudi riyal (SAR)

Is it safe to hire a car in Saudi Arabia?

Hiring a car in Saudi Arabia is the cheapest and most comfortable method of travelling around this vast country, whether you are going on business, pleasure or for religious reasons.

Thousands of Muslims flock to Saudi Arabia every year to see the holy sites of Mecca and Medina and so you should book your car rental well in advance if this is the purpose of your trip or your journey coincides with this remarkable pilgrimage. Renting a car is a safe and reliable way to travel around Saudi Arabia and you should have little concerns.
 

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Fuel Prices in Saudi Arabia

  • Price of petrol in Saudi Arabia in November

    € 0.36/Ltr

    ($ 0.44/Ltr | 1.65/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Saudi Arabia in November

    € 0.12/Ltr

    ($ 0.15/Ltr | 0.55/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Saudi Arabia in November

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 14.40  ($ 17.63) | € 4.80  ($ 5.88)
Compact € 14.40  ($ 17.63) | € 4.80  ($ 5.88)
Full Size € 18.00  ($ 22.04) | € 6.00  ($ 7.35)
SUV € 21.60  ($ 26.45) | € 7.20  ($ 8.82)
Carrier € 25.20  ($ 30.86) | € 8.40  ($ 10.29)

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