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 Saudi Arabia Car Rental Mini Guide

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.

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)

Most popular car hire locations in Saudi Arabia:


Cheapest car hire in Saudi Arabia

Mitsubishi Mirage

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.64 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 179.53 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Mirage

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.64 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 179.53 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Mirage

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.64 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 179.53 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Mirage

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.64 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 179.53 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Mirage

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.64 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 179.53 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.69 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 263.84 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.31 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 289.20 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.31 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 289.20 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.31 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 289.20 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.31 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 205.17 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.31 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 205.17 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.31 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 205.17 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.31 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 205.17 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Sunny

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 29.31 EUR/day
Nissan Sunny

7 Days rental at 205.17 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Ecosport

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.83 EUR/day
Ford Ecosport

7 Days rental at 299.85 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Ecosport

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.83 EUR/day
Ford Ecosport

7 Days rental at 299.85 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Ecosport

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.83 EUR/day
Ford Ecosport

7 Days rental at 299.85 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Ecosport

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.83 EUR/day
Ford Ecosport

7 Days rental at 299.85 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.92 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 181.50 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.92 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 181.50 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.92 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 181.50 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.92 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 181.50 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.92 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 181.50 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.33 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 191.35 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.33 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 191.35 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.33 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 191.35 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 27.33 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 191.35 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 68.60 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 480.21 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 68.60 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 480.21 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 68.60 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 480.21 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 68.60 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 480.21 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 68.60 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 480.21 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 68.60 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 480.21 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 68.60 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 480.21 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 69.02 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 483.17 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Sonata

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 69.02 EUR/day
Hyundai Sonata

7 Days rental at 483.17 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Cruze

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.22 EUR/day
Chevrolet Cruze

7 Days rental at 246.60 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Cruze

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.22 EUR/day
Chevrolet Cruze

7 Days rental at 246.60 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Cruze

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.22 EUR/day
Chevrolet Cruze

7 Days rental at 246.60 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Cruze

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.22 EUR/day
Chevrolet Cruze

7 Days rental at 246.60 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Cruze

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.22 EUR/day
Chevrolet Cruze

7 Days rental at 246.60 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 41.14 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 288.03 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 41.14 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 288.03 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 41.14 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 288.03 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 41.14 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 288.03 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Porsche Taycan Turbo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 963.84 EUR/day
Porsche Taycan Turbo

7 Days rental at 6746.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Porsche Taycan Turbo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 963.84 EUR/day
Porsche Taycan Turbo

7 Days rental at 6746.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Porsche Taycan Turbo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 963.84 EUR/day
Porsche Taycan Turbo

7 Days rental at 6746.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Porsche Taycan Turbo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 963.84 EUR/day
Porsche Taycan Turbo

7 Days rental at 6746.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Porsche Taycan Turbo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 963.84 EUR/day
Porsche Taycan Turbo

7 Days rental at 6746.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Porsche Taycan Turbo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 963.84 EUR/day
Porsche Taycan Turbo

7 Days rental at 6746.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Porsche Taycan Turbo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 963.84 EUR/day
Porsche Taycan Turbo

7 Days rental at 6746.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Porsche Taycan Turbo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 963.84 EUR/day
Porsche Taycan Turbo

7 Days rental at 6746.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Porsche Taycan Turbo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 963.84 EUR/day
Porsche Taycan Turbo

7 Days rental at 6746.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 275.52 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 1928.66 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 90.52 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 633.67 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 275.52 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 1928.66 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 90.52 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 633.67 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 275.52 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 1928.66 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 90.52 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 633.67 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 275.52 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 1928.66 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 90.52 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 633.67 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hydrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 275.52 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hydrid

7 Days rental at 1928.66 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

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
 

Popular car hire destinations in Saudi Arabia

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Saudi Arabia

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    45kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    120-125kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    SAR  2.87/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    0mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    SAR

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Saudi Arabia

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Dollar
27
6.6/10
1,422
€ 69.14
€ 75.59
€ 85.36
€ 95.28
 Hertz
12
6.3/10
70
€ 52.89
€ 56.06
 Europcar
17
6.0/10
360
€ 25.64
€ 29.31
€ 35.22
€ 51.29
 Thrifty
37
6.0/10
2,651
€ 69.14
€ 73.95
€ 80.22
€ 92.75
 Alamo
6
6.0/10
27
€ 41.31
€ 61.61
€ 66.24
€ 74.65
 Addcar
5
5.6/10
50
€ 67.74
€ 96.39
€ 731.99
 Interrent
1
4.4/10
11
€ 37.69
€ 49.47
€ 68.57
 Green motion
6
4.3/10
68
€ 46.27
€ 55.25
€ 66.22
€ 82.09
 Avis
12
4.2/10
120
€ 79.47
€ 129.01
€ 57.08

Car rental agent statistics in Saudi Arabia

  • 7.7/10
    Highest rated agent:
    DOLLAR
  • 2.6/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    AVIS
  • 4,779
    Total number of reviews in
    Saudi Arabia
  • 33
    Most Locations in Saudi Arabia:
    THRIFTY
  • 11
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 17
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Saudi Arabia

ItemPercent
January€ 58
February€ 46
March€ 47
April€ 39
May€ 44
June€ 43
July€ 38
August€ 41
September€ 49
October€ 51
November€ 59
December€ 48
ItemPercent
January€ 42
February€ 40
March€ 45
April€ 38
May€ 44
June€ 39
July€ 33
August€ 38
September€ 43
October€ 48
November€ 53
December€ 36
ItemPercent
January€ 165
February€ 169
March€ 156
April€ 137
May€ 154
June€ 139
July€ 124
August€ 128
September€ 145
October€ 153
November€ 176
December€ 150
ItemPercent
January€ 69
February€ 61
March€ 59
April€ 57
May€ 61
June€ 56
July€ 55
August€ 58
September€ 62
October€ 65
November€ 77
December€ 61
ItemPercent
January€ 295
February€ 253
March€ 281
April€ 261
May€ 295
June€ 295
July€ 281
August€ 290
September€ 334
October€ 327
November€ 340
December€ 321
ItemPercent
January€ 39
February€ 32
March€ 30
April€ 25
May€ 28
June€ 26
July€ 24
August€ 25
September€ 30
October€ 33
November€ 37
December€ 31
ItemPercent
January€ 89
February€ 96
March€ 84
April€ 68
May€ 73
June€ 66
July€ 68
August€ 69
September€ 80
October€ 89
November€ 104
December€ 75
ItemPercent
January€ 54
February€ 48
March€ 47
April€ 40
May€ 45
June€ 42
July€ 37
August€ 40
September€ 47
October€ 51
November€ 58
December€ 49

Select category to see average car hire prices in Saudi Arabia

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Saudi Arabia

DieselUnleaded
Sep , 2022

€ 0.17

€ 0.62

Aug , 2022

€ 0.16

€ 0.61

Jul , 2022

€ 0.16

€ 0.60

Jun , 2022

€ 0.16

€ 0.58

May , 2022

€ 0.16

€ 0.60

Apr , 2022

€ 0.16

€ 0.57

Mar , 2022

€ 0.15

€ 0.56

Feb , 2022

€ 0.15

€ 0.55

Jan , 2022

€ 0.15

€ 0.55

Dec , 2021

€ 0.12

€ 0.55

Nov , 2021

€ 0.12

€ 0.55

Oct , 2021

€ 0.12

€ 0.54

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2022 0.17 0.62
Aug , 2022 0.16 0.61
Jul , 2022 0.16 0.60
Jun , 2022 0.16 0.58
May , 2022 0.16 0.60
Apr , 2022 0.16 0.57
Mar , 2022 0.15 0.56
Feb , 2022 0.15 0.55
Jan , 2022 0.15 0.55
Dec , 2021 0.12 0.55
Nov , 2021 0.12 0.55
Oct , 2021 0.12 0.54

Car rental price statistics in Saudi Arabia

  • € 179.48
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 11525.19
    Highest daily price:
    Lamborghini Huracan
  • 2,511
    Total cars available
     
  • 91
    Most popular model:
    Mazda CX9
  • 221
    Location with most cars:
    Dubai - Intl Airport - Terminal 1
  • € 25.6 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    EUROPCAR - Abu Dhabi - Beach Hotel

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 €25.60 per day for a (mini) class car from Europcar. The average price to hire a car in Saudi Arabia is just €388.70 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Saudi Arabia is a Lamborghini Huracan car for a (special) class from Addcar costing €11525.20 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, Dollar is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Dubai - Green Community for €21.59 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 63 car hire locations and 22,933 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Saudi Arabia.

Who is the best car hire company in Saudi Arabia?

Based on over 4,779 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Saudi Arabia Is Thrifty who score on average 6.0/10 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 1 with 14 car hire companies and 221 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Saudi Arabia?

Current fuel prices in Saudi Arabia are €0.624/ltr for petrol and €0.169/ltr for diesel as of 5 September 2022, it’ll cost on average €25 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €7 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?

Europcar is the cheapest car hire company in Saudi Arabia offering a (mini) class car such as the Mitsubishi Mirage for as little as €179.20 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Saudi Arabia?

The most popular car hire category in Saudi Arabia is the BMW 7 Series available from 4 car hire companies in over 54 locations.

Other Car Hire Locations in Saudi Arabia

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Car Hire Jeddah
€38.3
 
 
Economy 3 5 2 from €38.3 per day
Fullsize 4 5 4 from €70.7 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €47.0 per day
Car Hire Medina Airport
€24.4
 
 
Economy 5 4 2 from €24.4 per day
Fullsize 4 5 5 from €44.6 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €31.2 per day
Car Hire Riyadh
€38.3
 
 
Economy 3 5 2 from €38.3 per day
Fullsize 4 5 4 from €70.7 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €47.0 per day
Car Hire Al Khobar
€38.3
 
 
Economy 3 5 2 from €38.3 per day
Fullsize 4 5 4 from €70.7 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €47.0 per day