Kota Kinabalu

Cheap Car Rentals in Kota Kinabalu

Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
15 Dec — 22 Dec
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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Kota Kinabalu Car Rentals in 2022

Most popular companyKEDDY
Price of petrol per litreRM 1.98
Average price per dayRM 34
Cheapest price per dayRM 24

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Kota Kinabalu?

January

RM 145

February

RM 153

March

RM 145

April

RM 145

May

RM 162

June

RM 175

July

RM 175

August

RM 171

September

RM 175

October

RM 158

November

RM 149

December

RM 131

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Kota Kinabalu is December. The most expensive time to rent a car is June. 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 Kota Kinabalu

At RM 25/day, Small is the cheapest car type available for hire in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia in the past week. Out of 16 car hire agencies operating in Kota Kinabalu, there are, in total, 55 hire locations. View below for 5 offered car types:

Compare available car types for hire in Kota Kinabalu

Small cars

RM 132 - RM 188

All Car Types

RM 239 - RM 345

To hire a Small car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, you would pay an average price of RM 164/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (~RM 132/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~RM 188/day). In fact, November is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small hire for Kota Kinabalu. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Kota Kinabalu, hiring a Small car saves you 44% 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 Kota Kinabalu Small hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Medium car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, you would pay an average price of RM 285/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a Medium car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (~RM 237/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is January (~RM 350/day). In fact, November is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium hire for Kota Kinabalu. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Kota Kinabalu, hiring a Medium car saves you 4% 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 Kota Kinabalu Medium hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Large car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, you would pay an average price of RM 368/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a Large car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (~RM 318/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~RM 460/day). In fact, November is about 14% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large hire for Kota Kinabalu. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Kota Kinabalu, hiring a Large car is 21% 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 Kota Kinabalu Large hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a SUV car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, you would pay an average price of RM 306/day. October is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (~RM 267/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~RM 363/day). In fact, October is about 13% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Kota Kinabalu. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Kota Kinabalu, hiring a SUV car is 4% 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 Kota Kinabalu SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To hire a Van car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, you would pay an average price of RM 344/day. December is the cheapest month to hire a Van car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (~RM 223/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~RM 430/day). In fact, December is about 36% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van hire for Kota Kinabalu. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Kota Kinabalu, hiring a Van car is 15% 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 Kota Kinabalu Van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Toyota CorollaRM 25/day
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Toyota Corolla
Honda CivicRM 26/day
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Honda Civic
Proton PersonaRM 27/day
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Top rental agencies in Kota Kinabalu

All major car rental suppliers in Kota Kinabalu

Suria Car Rental

2.0
Poor
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Overall

2.0

Pick-up/drop-off

2.0

Value

2.0

KK Rent A Car

31 locations

Green Matrix

3 locations

Hawk

3 locations

Mayflower

3 locations

Europcar

2 locations

keddy by Europcar

2 locations

Sunnycars

2 locations

Best Kota Kinabalu Car Rental Deals Found

Check out some of the best deals for car rentals in Kota Kinabalu recently found.

Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest hire car found in Kota Kinabalu?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under RM 148/day when booking a car hire in Kota Kinabalu. The absolute best deal a user found was for RM 105/day from Thrifty, booked on Jul. 31.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in Kota Kinabalu?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Kota Kinabalu from the following companies over the past two weeks: Agtran (RM 111/day), KK Rent A Car (RM 114/day), and Europcar (RM 117/day).

What are gas prices like in Kota Kinabalu?

The average price of petrol in Kota Kinabalu is RM 1.98/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between RM 89 and RM 129 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Kota Kinabalu for a week from keddy by Europcar?

keddy by Europcar is one of the top picks in Kota Kinabalu. They can have you in a hire car for about RM 1,043 per week on average.

How far in advance should I hire a car in Kota Kinabalu for the best price?

Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 13% on a hire car in Kota Kinabalu. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 90 days prior to your desired date.

Can I rent a car for a month in Kota Kinabalu?

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

How much does it cost to rent a car in Kota Kinabalu for a month?

Generally, a month-long car rental in Kota Kinabalu can be found for about RM 4,471, with the average price for a rental being around RM 149 a day. Book with Thrifty, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 86% less compared to the average price of car rentals in Kota Kinabalu.

How much is a car hire in Kota Kinabalu for a weekend?

RM 264 is typically the average cost for a hire car for the weekend in Kota Kinabalu, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when travelling to Kota Kinabalu, then opt for a Compact hire vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of January, you can expect to find car hire prices on Cheapflights for as low as RM 202/day.

What car do most people hire in Kota Kinabalu?

The majority of Cheapflights travellers prefer to hire a Standard (Class Standard Van) in Kota Kinabalu, making it the most popular option.

Van Rentals in Kota Kinabalu

Some people need a little more room to get around comfortably on holiday. Find deals like the ones below for Kota Kinabalu van rentals.