Penang

Cheap Car Hire in Penang, Malaysia from S$ 33

Penang, Malaysia
29 Apr — 6 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Penang, Malaysia
Mon 29-4
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Mon 6-5
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Penang, Malaysia car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Penang, Malaysia. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 April 2024.

Most popular company

HAWK

Price of petrol per litre

S$ 0.59

Average price per day

S$ 50

Cheapest price per day

S$ 33

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Penang?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Penang, Malaysia and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 22 April 2024.

January

S$ 53

February

S$ 57

March

S$ 43

April

S$ 50

May

S$ 46

June

S$ 49

July

S$ 50

August

S$ 53

September

S$ 49

October

S$ 46

November

S$ 49

December

S$ 58

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Penang is March. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Penang, Malaysia

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in Penang, Malaysia and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 22 April 2024.

small car is the cheapest car type you can hire in Penang this past week from 15 hire locations out of 14 hire agencies. Prices for a Penang small car hire start from S$ 33/day. Check out available deals for 5 car types currently offered at listed car hire agencies here:

Economy

Economy

S$ 32+

Compact

Compact

S$ 32+

Standard

Standard

S$ 79+

Full-size

Full-size

S$ 33+

Passenger van

Passenger van

S$ 49+

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

S$ 61+

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

S$ 62+

Standard SUV

Standard SUV

S$ 73+

Compare available car types for rental in Penang, Malaysia

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Penang, Malaysia to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 April 2024.

Small cars

S$ 42 - S$ 53

All Car Types

S$ 65 - S$ 91

To hire a small car in Penang, Malaysia, you would pay an average price of S$ 47/day. March is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Penang, Malaysia (~S$ 42/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~S$ 53/day). In fact, March is about 13% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Penang. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Penang, hiring a small car saves you 37% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Penang small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a medium car in Penang, Malaysia, you would pay an average price of S$ 80/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a medium car in Penang, Malaysia (~S$ 68/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~S$ 99/day). In fact, October is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car hire for Penang. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Penang, hiring a medium car is 7% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Penang medium car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a large car in Penang, Malaysia, you would pay an average price of S$ 117/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a large car in Penang, Malaysia (~S$ 99/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~S$ 135/day). In fact, November is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car hire for Penang. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Penang, hiring a large car is 36% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Penang large car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV in Penang, Malaysia, you would pay an average price of S$ 93/day. April is the cheapest month to hire a SUV in Penang, Malaysia (~S$ 80/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~S$ 108/day). In fact, April is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Penang. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Penang, hiring a SUV is 20% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Penang SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a van in Penang, Malaysia, you would pay an average price of S$ 95/day. January is the cheapest month to hire a van in Penang, Malaysia (~S$ 88/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is December (~S$ 111/day). In fact, January is about 8% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van hire for Penang. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Penang, hiring a van is 20% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Penang van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Audi A1S$ 33/day
2
M
A/C
Audi A1
Hyundai AvanteS$ 34/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai Avante

Tips for hiring a car in Penang

Browse helpful tips for hiring a car in Penang, Malaysia including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 22 April 2024.
  • Public buses are the backbone of the Penang public transport system, so a Penang hire car is the smart choice for those seeking individualised comfort, freedom from inconvenient schedules and the effortless flexibility to be on the road at a moment’s notice. What’s more, Penang’s network of expressways and bridges makes it a city tailor-made for exploration by car. Penang National Park is less than 25 km west via Route 6 from George Town, while the Mengkuang Dam is approximately 33 km east of the capital via the E36.
  • Persons 23 years or older holding a valid driver’s licence for at least one year can obtain car hire in Penang, but you should be aware that most major providers often impose fees on drivers below the age of 25 and over the age of 70. Due to its popularity as a major tourist destination, we strongly advise you to book in advance, especially when visiting during the peak months of November to January.
  • In Penang, as across Malaysia, driving is done on the left-hand side of the road. While seatbelts are not required for rear-seat passengers, we advise that all persons wear seatbelts while the vehicle is in motion. Only hands-free mobile devices are allowed while driving, and be aware of the following general speed limits as you go: 100 km/h on highways, 90 km/h on rural roads and 60 km/h on roads inside city limits. Be wary of motorcycle/bicycle traffic as well as crossing pedestrians at all times, and if you experience a road emergency, dial 999 for assistance.

Top rental agencies in Penang, Malaysia

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Penang, Malaysia known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Penang, Malaysia. Reviews were last updated on 22 April 2024.
Have a look at the top rental car agencies available in Penang, including Kasina, Merge Car Rental and Agtran. Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Penang, including Kasina, Merge Car Rental and Agtran.

Kasina

1 location

Merge Car Rental

1 location

Agtran

2 locations

Suria Car Rental

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

8.5

keddy by Europcar

1 location

Hertz

4.0
Mediocre
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

4.0

Overall

4.0

Pick-up/drop-off

6.0

Value

6.0

Galaxy Asia Car Rental

2.0
Poor
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

3.0

Comfort

2.0

Overall

2.0

Pick-up/drop-off

3.0

Value

3.0

Hawk

1 location

Best Penang, Malaysia car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Penang, Malaysia. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Penang, Malaysia with an average daily rate of S$ 79. Data was last updated on 22 April 2024.
The best prices on car rentals in Penang we've found at this time. Check back soon for more deals if you're not finding the one you're looking for.
Audi A1S$ 33/day
2
M
A/C
Audi A1
Honda AccordS$ 33/day
5
M
A/C
Honda Accord
Hyundai AvanteS$ 34/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai Avante

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Penang, Malaysia, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 22 April 2024.
  • Where is the Penang International Airport car hire centre located?

    The car hire centre at Penang International Airport (PEN) is located on Level 1 of the terminal building once you exit International Arrivals, past the luggage reclaim hall. There are approximately 15 providers at the centre, mostly local companies like Merge Car Rental, Hawk Rent A Car and CarRental2GO, but you can also locate a few majors such as Keddy by Europcar.

  • What documentation do I need for car hire at Penang Airport?

    Singapore nationals will need to show a valid passport and return ticket and should have a secondary form of picture ID. We recommend those holding International Driving Permits to carry them along with their unexpired domestic driver’s licence as extra insurance. Those with advanced bookings should also be ready to present their confirmation details at the counter. Only major credit cards are acceptable forms of payment when hiring cars in Penang.

  • How can I reach the city centre in a Penang airport hire car?

    If you’re picking up a hire car at Penang International Airport, it’s a relatively straightforward drive from there via Route 6 or Route 3113 northbound to the capital. It’s a distance of approximately 20 km.

  • What other places can I hire a car in Penang?

    For persons already in-situ, there are a couple of other locations where you can pick up a Penang hire car other than the airport. For instance, Agtran has an office within striking distance of Butterworth Rail Station, Butterworth Bus Station and Pangkalan Sultan Abdul Halim Ferry Terminal. On the other hand, Kasina has a location along the E6 near the Bayan Baru Roundabout, northbound from the airport to George Town.

  • What are some nearby cities/attractions you can drive to in a Penang hire car?

    Looking to take a scenic road trip along the west coast? If you’re in the city take E36 across Penang Bridge then pick up the AH-2 and head south about 150 km to Ipoh, where you can enjoy the culinary delights in Little India. As an alternative, you can travel the AH2 north about 185 km and discover the city of Perlis, which is renowned for seafood cuisine.

  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Penang?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under S$ 50/day when booking a car hire in Penang. The absolute best deal a user found was for S$ 32/day from Galaxy Asia Car Rental, booked on Apr. 21.

  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Penang?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Penang from the following companies over the past two weeks: Galaxy Asia Car Rental (S$ 33/day), keddy by Europcar (S$ 33/day), and Suria Car Rental (S$ 49/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Penang?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Suria Car Rental (8.0 rating), Hertz (4.0 rating) and Galaxy Asia Car Rental (2.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Penang.

  • What are petrol prices like in Penang?

    The average price of petrol in Penang is S$ 0.59/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between S$ 26 and S$ 38 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Penang for a week from Hawk?

    Hawk offers hire cars in Penang for about S$ 240 per week on average.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Penang for the best price?

    Hiring your favourite car model can become more difficult the closer you are to your desired travel date. It’s ideal to book early to have that peace of mind. An early booking can save you up to 49% in Penang - we recommend booking at least 65days in advance.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Penang?

    Typically, how long you can rent a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Penang however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Penang for a month?

    The monthly cost of a car rental in Penang is S$ 1,028 (S$ 34/day) on average.

  • How much is a car hire in Penang for a weekend?

    The average price for a weekend car hire in Penang is S$ 47. Hiring a Economy is your cheapest option if you’re looking to save money on your weekend car hire in Penang. For the month of May, Cheapflights users have found hire cars in Penang for as low as S$ 41/day.

  • What car do most people hire in Penang?

    Proton Saga, which is a Economy vehicle, is the most popular to hire at Penang according to Cheapflights users.

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Luxury car rentals in Penang, Malaysia

Find luxury car rental deals in Penang, Malaysia from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. luxury car rentals in Penang, Malaysia cost an average of S$ 270 per day. Price data was last updated on 22 April 2024.
Some of the best deals we've found on upscale car rentals in Penang. If these car rental deals don't suit your needs, make sure to check back soon as we're constantly finding new offers for our users.
Audi Q5S$ 263/day
5
4
M
A/C
Audi Q5
BMW 5 SeriesS$ 263/day
5
4
M
A/C
BMW 5 Series
BMW 5 SeriesS$ 266/day
5
4
M
A/C
BMW 5 Series

Van rentals in Penang, Malaysia

Find people carrier rental deals in Penang, Malaysia from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. people carrier rentals in Penang, Malaysia cost an average of S$ 73 per day. Price data was last updated on 22 April 2024.
Peruse some of the best options we've found for renting a van in the Penang area. Deals are updated frequently to provide users with as many suitable options as possible.
Kia CarensS$ 61/day
5
M
A/C
Kia Carens
Kia CarensS$ 62/day
5
M
A/C
Kia Carens
Kia CarensS$ 62/day
5
M
A/C
Kia Carens

Car rentals by fuel type in Penang, Malaysia

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Penang, Malaysia. Currently, Petrol/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in Penang, Malaysia. Deals were last updated on 22 April 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Penang, Malaysia. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Petrol/Diesel being the cheapest (S$ 24+).

Hybrid

Hybrid

S$ 75+

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

S$ 24+

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