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Kota Kinabalu

Cheap Car Rentals in Kota Kinabalu from RM 124

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Kota Kinabalu with a pick-up date of 25/5 and drop-off date of 3/6. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
20 May — 27 May
Driver's age: 26-65
Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
Mon 20/5
Noon
Mon 27/5
Noon

Kota Kinabalu car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Kota Kinabalu. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 13 May 2024.

Most popular company

NHTRAVEL

Price of petrol per litre

RM 2.04

Average price per day

RM 188

Cheapest price per day

RM 124

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

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Kota Kinabalu 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 13 May 2024.

January

RM 146

February

RM 165

March

RM 146

April

RM 151

May

RM 170

June

RM 156

July

RM 179

August

RM 189

September

RM 175

October

RM 165

November

RM 165

December

RM 175

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

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in Kota Kinabalu and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 13 May 2024.

At RM 124/day, large car is the cheapest car type available for hire in Kota Kinabalu in the past week. Out of 17 car hire agencies operating in Kota Kinabalu, there are, in total, 56 hire locations. View below for 4 offered car types:

Economy

Economy

RM 127+

Compact

Compact

RM 130+

Full-size

Full-size

RM 124+

People carrier

People carrier

RM 275+

Full-size SUV

Full-size SUV

RM 257+

Passenger van

Passenger van

RM 270+

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

RM 230+

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

RM 243+

Compare available car types for rental in Kota Kinabalu

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Kota Kinabalu to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 13 May 2024.

Small cars

RM 151 - RM 224

All Car Types

RM 207 - RM 304

To rent a small car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, you would pay an average price of RM 176/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (~RM 151/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~RM 224/day). In fact, January is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Kota Kinabalu. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Kota Kinabalu, renting a small car saves you 34% 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 car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, you would pay an average price of RM 283/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (~RM 247/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~RM 325/day). In fact, January is about 13% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Kota Kinabalu. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Kota Kinabalu, renting 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.

To rent a large car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, you would pay an average price of RM 361/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (~RM 301/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~RM 445/day). In fact, November is about 17% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Kota Kinabalu. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Kota Kinabalu, renting a large car is 27% 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 car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, you would pay an average price of RM 309/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (~RM 276/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is October (~RM 342/day). In fact, November is about 11% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Kota Kinabalu. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Kota Kinabalu, renting a SUV 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 SUV hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, you would pay an average price of RM 330/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a van in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (~RM 298/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is February (~RM 363/day). In fact, March is about 10% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Kota Kinabalu. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Kota Kinabalu, renting 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 Kota Kinabalu van hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Proton SagaRM 125/day
2
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A/C
Proton Saga
Hyundai i20RM 131/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i20
Hyundai i20RM 137/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i20

Top rental agencies in Kota Kinabalu

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Kota Kinabalu known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Kota Kinabalu. Reviews were last updated on 13 May 2024.
Rent a car with one of the top providers serving the Kota Kinabalu area such as KK Rent A Car, Agtran and Avis. Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Kota Kinabalu, including KK Rent A Car, Agtran and Avis.

KK Rent A Car

31 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Agtran

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Avis

1 location

Europcar

7.6
Good
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.8

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

8.4

Suria Car Rental

7.3
Good
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

7.3

keddy by Europcar

3 locations

Sixt

1 location

Green Matrix

3 locations

Best Kota Kinabalu car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Kota Kinabalu. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Kota Kinabalu with an average daily rate of RM 255. Data was last updated on 13 May 2024.
Peruse the best Kota Kinabalu car rental deals we've found. Be sure to confirm the details of the deal, such as car type, daily rate, and pickup location.
Hyundai SonataRM 124/day
5
M
A/C
Hyundai Sonata
Proton SagaRM 125/day
2
M
A/C
Proton Saga
Hyundai i20RM 131/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i20

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Kota Kinabalu, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 13 May 2024.
  • What is the cheapest hire car found in Kota Kinabalu?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under RM 188/day when booking a car hire in Kota Kinabalu. The absolute best deal a user found was for RM 125/day from keddy by Europcar, booked on May 5.

  • What car hire 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: keddy by Europcar (RM 124/day), KK Rent A Car (RM 131/day), and Suria Car Rental (RM 300/day).

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

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, KK Rent A Car (10.0 rating), Agtran (8.0 rating) and Europcar (7.6 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Kota Kinabalu.

  • What are petrol prices like in Kota Kinabalu?

    The average price of petrol in Kota Kinabalu is RM 2.04/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between RM 92 and RM 132 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Kota Kinabalu for a week from NH Travel?

    NH Travel is one of the top picks in Kota Kinabalu. They can have you in a hire car for about RM 1,063 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 48% on a hire car in Kota Kinabalu. Take advantage of below-average prices by booking at least 82 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 4,554, with the average price for a rental being around RM 152 a day. Book with keddy by Europcar, to take advantage of their cheap prices and pay 35% 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 198 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 Full-size hire vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of June, you can expect to find car hire prices on Cheapflights for as low as RM 189/day.

  • What car do most people hire in Kota Kinabalu?

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

See more FAQs

Van rentals in Kota Kinabalu

Find people carrier rental deals in Kota Kinabalu from well-known providers in the area and save on gas mileage with the options provided below. people carrier rentals in Kota Kinabalu cost an average of RM 296 per day. Price data was last updated on 13 May 2024.
If you're in need of a larger vehicle, check out some of the deals we've found on van rentals in Kota Kinabalu. If you're not finding the van rental that is right for you and your passengers, be sure to check back soon.
Proton ExoraRM 275/day
5
M
A/C
Proton Exora
Proton ExoraRM 279/day
5
M
A/C
Proton Exora
Proton ExoraRM 279/day
5
M
A/C
Proton Exora

Car rentals by fuel type in Kota Kinabalu

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Kota Kinabalu. Deals were last updated on 13 May 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Kota Kinabalu. There is currently 1 fuel type to choose from.

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

RM 26+

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