George Town car hire

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George Town car hire information

Pick-up locationGeorge Town
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Hire locations13
Airport locations7

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in George Town

  • Booking a car hire in George Town is a popular way to reach the more remote and breathtaking locations, without worrying about communicating with a taxi driver or figuring out public transport, standing on busy street corners, unable to read the route schedule. Hop in your car and head to Teluk Bahang, just a roughly 40 minutes drive to take on the world's longest water slide, or head in the other direction for about 25 minutes and you'll reach Penang Butterfly Farm, the world's first butterfly and insect sanctuary.
  • The airport near George Town is Penang International Airport (PEN). The drive from the airport to George Town can take up to 50 minutes during peak traffic times. You'll have several local and international car hire companies operating at the airport. All of them are located at the arrivals hall, near Gate 1. The car parks to pick up and return your car hire are directly outside the Gate 1 exit as you cross the street.
  • Driving anywhere in Malaysia can be intimidating when you first arrive, as Malaysia has a colourful reputation when it comes to driving etiquette, but this is a misconception. Stay alert and drive slowly and you will soon pick up the easy nature of George Town driving. One thing to be on high alert for while driving your car hire in George Town is the high number of motorbikes and bicycles on the roads. You'll find that motorcyclists weave between traffic and sometimes even drive on the footpaths.
  • Some might say there are lots of difficulties when driving in George Town, but this is often because the high energy and close proximity driving seem overwhelming at times. Traffic congestion is unmistakably high in most parts of Maylasia, and George Town is no exception; although, you will find traffic is not as bad in George Town as in some other cities. The traffic doesn't get going until about 10:00 each morning, and lets up again around 20:00. Probably the worst time to be on the roads is Friday afternoons, when traffic heading to Penang Bridge is bumper to bumper.
  • Book your rental car in George Town at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in George Town are around 39% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in George Town

  • How much is the price of fuel in George Town?

    The average price of fuel in George Town is $2.72 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $33 and $43, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in George Town?

    Economy (Proton Saga or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in George Town.

  • How can I find car hires near me in George Town?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in George Town?

    An Economy car hire in George Town costs $60 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in George Town?

    A Standard car hire in George Town costs $144 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in George Town?

    An Intermediate car hire in George Town costs $101 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in George Town?

    Compact cars are popular for car hire in George Town. They are a great choice for several reasons. If you do find yourself in traffic or you are heading to nearby areas to see the sights, you might find your time in the car can be longer than 30min. Compact cars are known to be slightly smaller and lighter than full-size cars. This makes them a more fuel-efficient option for longer distances or driving in traffic, while maintaining headroom and legroom and providing trunk space equal to that of a bigger car.

  • What’s the speed limit in George Town?

    The speed limits are in place but are often ignored by locals. Not only is this dangerous but traffic authorities do patrol the roads regularly. Generally, when driving on federal roads, the speed limit is 90 km/h. This is reduced to 80 km/h during festive seasons because the street is full of people celebrating. You'll need to go no faster than 60 km/h in built-up areas, and driving on rural roads means reaching speeds of 100 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in George Town?

    When looking for a place to park your George Town car hire, you might not be familiar with the procedures. The first thing to know is that you can park on the streets, but you need to display a parking coupon on your dashboard; otherwise, you could receive a parking ticket. Generally, you'll find parking attendants on every street; they will issue you a parking slip when you park and bill you when you return to your car for every 30 minutes you have been parked. They will issue you an official receipt of payment. Some roads don't have attendants but do have parking meters. 

George Town car rental reviews and directory

Kasina

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
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10.0

Comfort

10.0

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10.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in George Town

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Arrival Hall, Terminal Building, Bayan Lepas International Airport

+60 4644 7893

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Good Hope Hotel, 22,Kelawei Road, Georgetown, Penang

+60 4881 1181

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Hertz

4.0

Mediocre

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One location in George Town

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L1 128-128a Jalan Transfer

+60 4 226 8602

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

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Galaxy Asia Car Rental

2.0

Poor

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Georgetown Downtown

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No, 23, Lebuh Kimberley Pulai Pinang, Georgetown

+60 12 368 0117

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Paradise

8.0

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One location in George Town

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Penang Airport

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Hawk

2.0

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417-b,lebuh Chulia

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Avis

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Bayan Lepas International Apo

+60 4 643 9633

Monday07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday07:30 - 21:30
Thursday07:30 - 21:30
Friday07:30 - 21:30
Saturday07:30 - 21:30
Sunday07:30 - 21:30

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CarRental2Go

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417-B,Lebuh Chilia

+60 4229 9440

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Green Matrix

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Arrival Hall, Terminal Building, Bayan Lepas International Airport

+60 177 667 673

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Pacific Rent A Car

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Penang International Airport

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Prima Odyssey

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Meet & Greet Service

+60 135 238 989

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
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2 travellers who rented a car in George Town gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

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