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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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What is the cheapest car hire agency in Malaysia?

The cheapest rental cars in Malaysia are generally found through Thrifty. When booking with Thrifty, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as £6/day, depending on the city you intend to visit. In comparison, the average price to hire a car in Malaysia is £28/day.

What is the most popular car hire agency in Malaysia?

Paradise is the most popular car hire company in Malaysia with 31% of momondo users selecting this agency in the past month. Paradise also has 5 reviewsand a score of 8.0 out of 10, making this car hire agency a popular choice among travellers.

What car hire company in Malaysia has the most locations?

Agtran has more car hire locations within Malaysia than any other agency. With 42 locations scattered throughout the country, you are bound to find one of their rental car centres either at your destination airport or within the city. Agtran tends to have locations in the top must-see cities across Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur, for example, has 9 Agtran locations.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in Malaysia?

36% of momondo users preferred to hire a Economy when visiting Malaysia, making it the most popular type of car to rent in the country. Although car hire prices in Malaysia will vary by city and supplier, you can expect to pay an average of £26 per day for a Economy.

Best deals found for Malaysia car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Malaysia
Citroen C3
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£13/day

31 Mar - 12 Apr
Citroen C3
Vauxhall Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£13/day

31 Mar - 12 Apr
Vauxhall Corsa
Opel Insignia
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

£13/day

31 Mar - 12 Apr
Opel Insignia
Kia Picanto
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£14/day

6 Mar - 12 Apr
Kia Picanto
Opel Insignia
or similar Full-size
Up to 5 passengers

£15/day

22 May - 7 Jun
Opel Insignia
Volkswagen Polo
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£16/day

1 Apr - 30 Apr
Volkswagen Polo
Skoda Kamiq
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£16/day

6 Mar - 12 Apr
Skoda Kamiq
Hyundai Ioniq
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£17/day

5 Mar - 28 Mar
Hyundai Ioniq
Hyundai i30
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£19/day

7 Mar - 17 Mar
Hyundai i30

Malaysia car hire information

Does Malaysia have any unique traffic laws?

Traffic in Malaysia flows on the left, and drivers should overtake on the right-hand side. You must carry your driving licence and car rental documents with you at all times and have them ready for any impromptu police checkpoints. It's illegal to use your mobile phone while driving rental cars in Malaysia, except if they're hands-free, and front-seat passengers must always wear their seat belts. Furthermore, you must always pay your tolls on motorways - called expressways - or you can get the Touch N' Go card if you plan on using the expressway system more frequently. If children are travelling with you, you must use a special child seat in the back for under-four-year-olds, or you might incur a fine. Streets in Malaysia may not always exhibit priority road signs, so remember to give way to vehicles from the left-hand side. Finally, though this isn't legally enforceable, you should drive defensively because local drivers can perform unexpected manoeuvres, or you may encounter wildlife such as monkeys, especially on non-urban roads.

What are the legal and documentation requirements for renting a car in Malaysia?

While the minimum driving age in Malaysia is 17, you must be 23 or over to secure rental cars, and your driving licence must have been valid for at least a year. You need to show your driving licence, a form of ID such as a passport, and a credit card at your provider's desk. Some providers will want to see an International Driving Permit (IDP), especially if your driving licence isn't printed in the Latin alphabet. Note you can only rent a car for three months on a foreign driving licence - beyond that, you have to apply for a local driving permit. If you're planning to return the car hire to a different location or drive to other countries, you must always inform your provider first. Certain car rental companies may not allow cross-border driving into Singapore and Thailand.

Which areas of Malaysia have the most traffic?

The Klang Valley can get heavily congested during morning and evening rush hour, comprising the capital Kuala Lumpur and surrounding areas, including Petaling Jaya and Subang Jaya. Other roads in Kuala Lumpur with long waiting times in traffic include Jalan Sultan Ismail, Jalan Bukit Bintang, and Jalan Raja Laut. Additionally, the Federal Highway, connecting Kuala Lumpur to suburban areas of Selangor, can get busy during commute time. Other urban areas, like Penang and Johor Bahru, may be difficult to drive through, particularly at peak tourist season. When exploring urban areas, it's best to park rental cars either at hotels or outside the city centre. Whilst in traffic, be extra careful around motorcycles and mopeds: there's a lot of them, and they frequently pass between cars on city roads and motorways. Roads in Malaysia are generally of good quality, and there's an extensive motorway system, so, during low traffic, you should be able to get around easily with your car hire.

What are the best scenic roads in Malaysia?

Malaysian road trips can offer outstanding diversity, with urban attractions on Peninsular Malaysia and the more natural landscapes of the east. A cross-country drive in your car hire, from east to west, can be done over a few days, showing you the country's great diversity. Starting at Kuantan, an eastern coastal town, you can get the tropical feel of Malaysia. Then, making your way to Kuala Lumpur on the E8 expressway, drive alongside ancient forests and natural reserves such as Krau Wildlife Reserve. Many attractions lie on this scenic route, such as Berkelah Falls, just off the E8, and the Batu Caves, with beautiful limestone hills and hidden temples. From Kuala Lumpur, the drive to Cameron Highland in the northwest changes the scenery to endless green fields, strawberry farms, and small villages. If agreed with your car rental supplier, you can make the drive from northern Malaysia to Betang, Thailand, a province near the border that hosts the Bang Lang National Park, with panoramic views along the way.


Malaysia car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Malaysia that's right for you

Small cars

£22 - £33

All Car Types

£37 - £50

The average price of a small car hire in Malaysia is £27. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Malaysia is in March. The price is 19% lower than the rest of the year at just £22 per day. A small car rental is typically 35% less expensive than the average rental car in Malaysia. The average price of a car hire in Malaysia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Malaysia small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Malaysia is £47. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Malaysia is in March. The price is 13% lower than the rest of the year at just £41 per day. A medium car rental is typically 13% more expensive than the average rental car in Malaysia. The average price of a car hire in Malaysia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Malaysia medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Malaysia is £56. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Malaysia is in January. The price is 20% lower than the rest of the year at just £46 per day. A large car rental is typically 29% more expensive than the average rental car in Malaysia. The average price of a car hire in Malaysia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Malaysia large car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a SUV hire in Malaysia is £56. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Malaysia is in May. The price is 9% lower than the rest of the year at just £52 per day. A SUV rental is typically 29% more expensive than the average rental car in Malaysia. The average price of a car hire in Malaysia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Malaysia SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Malaysia is £51. The cheapest time to hire a van in Malaysia is in December. The price is 18% lower than the rest of the year at just £43 per day. A van rental is typically 22% more expensive than the average rental car in Malaysia. The average price of a car hire in Malaysia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Malaysia van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

Citroen C3
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£13/day

31 Mar - 12 Apr
Citroen C3
Vauxhall Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£13/day

31 Mar - 12 Apr
Vauxhall Corsa
Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£14/day

6 Mar - 12 Apr
Opel Corsa

Malaysia car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Malaysia

Agtran

42 locations

Green Matrix

37 locations

KK Rent A Car

31 locations

Hawk

23 locations

Hertz

17 locations

Merge Car Rental

16 locations

Prima Odyssey

16 locations

Galaxy Asia Car Rental

15 locations

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Malaysia

Nearby attractions:

Bukit Jalil National Stadium21.8 mi
Sunway Lagoon Theme Park23.9 mi
Sunway Pyramid Shopping Mall24.0 mi
Berjaya Times Square27.9 mi
Merdeka Square28.3 mi

Nearby attractions:

Bako National Park482.1 mi
Desaru Beach866.7 mi
Tanjung Jara Beach870.9 mi
Cherating Beach879.2 mi
Redang Beach894.0 mi

Nearby attractions:

Cheong Fatt Tze Mansion9.5 mi
Bukit Merah Lake Park32.3 mi
Pangkor Beach76.0 mi
Tengah Beach77.2 mi
Cenang Beach78.7 mi

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Malaysia

Below are the most popular hotels in Malaysia
Pantai Inn

Pantai Inn

57, Jalan Pantai, Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia

0.6 mi from city centre

Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman South

Hilton Garden Inn Kuala Lumpur Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman South

No. 452 Jalan Tuanku Abdul Rahman, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1.8 mi from city centre

The Face Suites

The Face Suites

1020, Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1.7 mi from city centre

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Traders Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2.1 mi from city centre

Legoland Malaysia Resort

Legoland Malaysia Resort

7, Jalan Legoland, Nusajaya, Malaysia

0.6 mi from city centre

Berjaya Langkawi Resort

Berjaya Langkawi Resort

Karong Berkunci 200 Burau Bay, Langkawi, Malaysia

8.3 mi from city centre

Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Sheraton Imperial Kuala Lumpur Hotel

Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1.5 mi from city centre

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

The Ritz-Carlton Kuala Lumpur

168 Jalan Imbi, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2.0 mi from city centre

Meritz Hotel

Meritz Hotel

Level4, Bintang Megamall, Jalan Miri-Pujut,Sarawak, Miri, Malaysia

1.6 mi from city centre

DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur

DoubleTree by Hilton Kuala Lumpur

348 Jalan Tun Razak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2.7 mi from city centre

JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur

JW Marriott Hotel Kuala Lumpur

183 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1.9 mi from city centre

Hilton Kuala Lumpur

Hilton Kuala Lumpur

3 Jalan Stesen Sentral, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

0.4 mi from city centre

Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

Grand Millennium Kuala Lumpur

160 Jalan Bukit Bintang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1.8 mi from city centre

Concorde Hotel Shah Alam

Concorde Hotel Shah Alam

3, Jalan Tengku Ampuan Zabedah C9/C, Shah Alam, Malaysia

0.8 mi from city centre

Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

Shangri-La Kuala Lumpur

11 Jalan Sultan Ismail, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1.6 mi from city centre

Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur

Sunway Putra Hotel Kuala Lumpur

100 Jalan Putra, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

1.8 mi from city centre

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Mandarin Oriental, Kuala Lumpur

Kuala Lumpur City Centre, Po Box 10905, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

2.0 mi from city centre

Sama-Sama Hotel, KLIA

Sama-Sama Hotel, KLIA

Jalan Cta 4b, Sepang, Malaysia

5.7 mi from city centre


Car hire in Malaysia

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Malaysia so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

What side of the road do people in Malaysia drive on?

In Malaysia, drivers are required to drive on the left at all times. Not doing so can result in traffic violation tickets.

How good are the roads in Malaysia?

Malaysia has a road quality score of 5.7 on a scale of 1 to 7, where 1 is the lowest rated score. This puts Malaysia at 15 out of 137 countries for road conditions. You may find that depending on where you travel within Malaysia that the road quality will vary.

What is the drink driving limit in Malaysia?

The highest Blood Alcohol Concentration you can have in Malaysia while still legally able to operate a vehicle is 3.81 mg/l. However, some regions or cities within Malaysia might have different BAC limits, so it’s important to do your research before you travel. Note that the legal drinking age in Malaysia is 21. Steeper penalties will be given to those driving a vehicle who are under the legal drinking age.

How much does petrol cost in Malaysia?

On average, the price of petrol last week in Malaysia was £0.34 per litre. In comparison, the country with the cheapest average petrol price is Kuwait at £0.27 per litre, whereas the country with the most expensive average petrol price is Hong Kong at £2.47 per litre.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Malaysia?

Prices for cars in Malaysia were last updated today.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Malaysia?

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Malaysia?

Among different countries, including Malaysia, the minimum age for drivers varies. In numerous EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. To hire a car overseas, you'll generally need to be at least 21, and if you're under 25, a young driver surcharge may be imposed. It's recommended that you review the policy of the rental company you're considering before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Malaysia?

To rent a car in Malaysia, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Malaysia?

Choosing momondo to search for car hire in Malaysia makes sense because it is quick and free of charge. We find all the rental car hire prices and policies, you simply choose what works best for you and your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Malaysia?

momondo helps you find the best car hire deal in Malaysia by allowing you to filter results by price, capacity, car features, drop off, pick-up location and many more.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Malaysia with free cancellation?

Yes you can filter specifically for car hire companies in Malaysia offering free cancellation on momondo.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Malaysia on momondo?

Yes, fair fuel policies are a specific filter offered on momondo for all car hire locations including Malaysia.

Can I find a car hire in Malaysia which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

Yes, momondo shows deals with enhanced cleaning services for hire cars in Malaysia.

Can I search for car hire in Malaysia with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Absolutely. You can specifically filter for car hire deals in Malaysia with unlimited mileage on momondo.


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