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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Kathmandu

  • Driving a car rental in Kathmandu can be risky, so you should have a good idea of the rules and terrain before you venture onto the roads. This city of temples is extremely congested and overpopulated, and as there are so many cars on the road it can be quite stressful to navigate. Public transport is common, but you will be much more comfortable in your own rental car, having the option to explore the outskirts of the city easily. Avoid the congested city roads and rather plan your trip on maps before you venture out into the unknown.
  • Cheap car rental in Kathmandu Airport (KTM) can be booked from the car rental company SIXT, which is the only rental company available directly from the airport. It offers free shuttle services to and from their location in the city. Another popular option for car rental is Europcar, which has its car pick-up location under 1 km from the airport. Make sure you contact the local car rental companies before you book, to see if they can arrange a shuttle for pick-up or if you would need to get public transport.
  • Kathmandu is one of the busiest cities in Nepal, and you need to be an experienced driver and have some sort of knowledge of driving in conditions like this. The roads can be quite narrow and are not always maintained to the correct standards, so you have to keep a keen eye out. Use caution to get in and out of small parking spots, and make sure you feel comfortable driving around the many different styles of vehicles on the roads, like rickshaws and motorbikes. Make sure the insurance for your car rental in Kathmandu is comprehensive, in case of any accidents.
  • The city is densely populated and there are thousands of different vehicles, including a huge number of motorbikes, rickshaws, tuk-tuks, buses and more. Practise extreme caution when you’re behind the driver's wheel. It is best for you to avoid the inner city, as the roads are narrow and you can get caught in a sticky situation quite quickly. If you can, choose to travel at off-peak times, like very early morning, and avoid driving at night when visibility is bad. Carry a GPS with you but map out your route before you begin, as sometimes the changes to road structures may not be updated.
  • Book your car hire in Kathmandu at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact hire cars in Kathmandu are around 11% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Kathmandu

  • How much is the price of fuel in Kathmandu?

    The average price of fuel in Kathmandu is R85,63 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 028 and R1 370, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Kathmandu?

    Compact (Hyundai Creta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kathmandu.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Kathmandu?

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

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Kathmandu?

    A Compact car hire in Kathmandu costs R2 867 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Kathmandu?

    An Intermediate car hire in Kathmandu costs R3 025 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Kathmandu?

    A Full Size car hire in Kathmandu costs R2 826 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Kathmandu?

    There are two most suitable choices for car rental in Kathmandu. You can choose to go with a very small mini-type car, which will allow you to get in and out of narrow places and get past congested roads with ease. A second option is a much safer and sturdier SUV, which will give you more range of view and will come with extra safety features. You might feel safer when attempting the roads of Kathmandu in a bulkier car. Research what options are available to you through KAYAK before you book, and consult your local car rental staff for other driving tips.

  • What’s the speed limit in Kathmandu?

    It is very difficult to monitor and maintain one speed limit in Kathmandu, as there are varying roads of different sizes. The residents of Kathmandu have their own unique set of road rules that they are familiar with, so use caution until you’ve picked it up. As you need to be very careful with motorbikes and many vehicles of different classes on the road, you should drive slower, to avoid issues.

  • Where are the best places to park in Kathmandu?

    If you are venturing into the congested inner city of Kathmandu, try asking the locals or your car rental company what areas are recommended for parking. It can be very chaotic and busy, so perhaps rather get public transport or walk into the very busy city limits and leave your car at your hotel.

Kathmandu car rental reviews and directory

Sixt

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Best rated

3 locations in Kathmandu

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Locations in Kathmandu

Durbar Marg

+977 1219 9998

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

Ring Rd.

+977 1446 6655

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

Sinamangal

+977 1446 6655

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

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Spark Car

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2 locations in Kathmandu

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Trade Tower, Thapathali, Kathmandu, M8r9+Vrm Kathmandu

+977 980 1101902

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Tribhuvan International Airport, Kathmandu, Nepal, M9x5+8M Kathmandu

+977 980 1101902

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Europcar

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One location in Kathmandu

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Nagpokhari, Naxal

+977 1 4433577

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keddy by Europcar

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One location in Kathmandu

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Nagpokhari, Naxal

Monday14:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 09:00
Thursday07:00 - 09:00
Friday07:00 - 09:00
Saturday10:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

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Pick-up locationKathmandu
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