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Penang car hires from R545

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Penang with a pick-up date of 10/8 and drop-off date of 12/8. 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.
Driver's age: 26-65
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Cheap car hire in Penang

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Honda City car
Honda City
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
M
R692/day
Proton Persona car
Proton Persona
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
M
R939/day
Perodua Bezza car
Perodua Bezza
or similar LARGE
5
2
2/4
M
R545/day
Toyota Innova car
Toyota Innova
or similar VAN
5
3
4-5
M
R2 067/day
Nissan X-Trail car
Nissan X-Trail
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
R1 827/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Penang

  • It's important to follow safety principles when travelling with children in a Penang hire car. These laws include never leaving a child unattended in the car and having children safely secured when in a moving vehicle. The law in Penang requires that children below 12 years old or those who are less than 135 cm tall be properly restrained in an appropriate child safety seat or booster seat. The child safety seat must be installed in the back seat of the car and secured using the seat belts. It's important to note that failure to comply with this law can result in fines and penalties.
  • Consider taking a road trip along Malaysia's east coast, starting from Penang and heading south towards Johor Bahru. The route will take you through picturesque coastal towns and landscapes, with opportunities for beach-hopping and exploring traditional Malay villages. You can also use cheap car hire in Penang to drive to Taman Negara. This is a roughly 6 hour drive offering opportunities for jungle trekking, river rafting and wildlife watching. Another option is to drive across the border into Thailand and travel for about 4 hours to the lovely beach town of Krabi. This will give you the opportunity to take in the breathtaking scenery and explore the different cultures of various towns along the way.
  • It's important you drive safely when in Penang. Drunk driving is illegal and if you are caught driving a Penang hire car under the influence, you are likely to be met with stiff penalties for violations. The legal blood alcohol limit for drivers is 0.08%, and those found to be operating a vehicle above this limit are subject to fines, imprisonment and the revocation of their driver's licence. Additionally, drivers who cause accidents while under the influence of alcohol are likely to be charged with criminal offences and face even more severe punishments.
  • Car hire in Penang is quite affordable and gives travellers freedom to explore and get to places not easily accessible by other means. Such places are abundant in Malaysia, and there are a number of attractions in the vicinity of Penang that are much easier to access with the freedom of a car at your disposal.
  • There are several options for Penang car hire at Penang International Airport (PEN), and major hire companies such as Hertz, Avis, Sixt, Budget and many others all conveniently have offices in the arrivals section of the terminal.
  • Traffic in Malaysia is on the left, so if you are used to driving on the right, don’t forget this important fact. Motorbikes are very common in Penang and you need to be aware of them; it is not uncommon for motorbikes to try passing you on either your right or left side in city traffic, so you should do your best to leave space for them to do so. Drivers in Penang can be fairly relaxed about following the road rules, so drivers used to a more orderly traffic environment should be prepared for a chaotic atmosphere on the roads.
  • Malaysia has a large population and this is reflected in the traffic. Traffic jams are quite common in the city and roads can be fairly congested throughout the day. Furthermore, motorists and motorbike-riders can tend to be fairly aggressive road users, which may take some getting used to. Road signs are generally written only in Malay, so you might want to learn some of the Malaysian equivalents to common road signs before arrival. Another important thing to be aware of when driving in the city is that the police frequently set up roadblocks to catch unlicensed or uninsured motorists, so be sure to have your documentation on you at all times when on the road.
  • Book your car hire in Penang at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Penang are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Penang

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

    When considering car hire in Penang, It is definitely a good idea to prefer a smaller, more agile car if you intend to drive in city traffic. Roads tend to be fairly crowded and motorcycles are common, so smaller, more manoeuvrable cars are definitely preferable to larger, less nimble ones.

  • What’s the speed limit in Penang?

    The national speed limit in Malaysia is 90 km/h on state and federal roads and 110 km/h on expressways. In Penang, there has been a reduction in the speed limit to 50 km/h or 40 km/h in certain designated heritage areas as a measure to protect pedestrians and cyclists. Keep an eye out for signs indicating reduced speed limits as these will generally be written only in Malay rather than English. Look for signs with "Zon Had Laju", which designates a special speed zone.

  • Where are the best places to park in Penang?

    Another matter to keep in mind when considering car hire in Penang is parking. Parking in the city relies on a coupon system, with pre-purchased coupons sold in booklets. Coupons are available in blocks of 30min and 1h. The coupons require the user to scratch off the date and time of arrival and place the document on the windshield. Be sure to leave enough coupons to cover the full duration of your stay or you will receive a fine. An alternative to using coupons is to park in one of the numerous multi-level car parks around the city, but you should be aware that these are not always conveniently located and may not always have space available. Coupons can be bought at a range of shops and from small vendors operating kiosks around the city. There are several purchasing options, but the most useful is a booklet containing eight 30min coupons and a single 1h coupon, selling at approximately RM 4.10 (A$ 1.30) each.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Penang?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Hawk (R545/day) and Europcar (R939/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Hawk Pular Pinang International Airport, Bayan Lepas 11900 (15 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Penang?

    The average price of fuel in Penang is R29,33 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R352 and R469, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Penang?

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

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

    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 Penang?

    An Economy car hire in Penang costs R544 per day, on average.

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

    A Full Size car hire in Penang costs R1 467 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Penang costs R586 per day, on average.

  • How can I hire a Penang hire car for a one-way trip?

    It is possible to use cheap car hire in Penang for a one-way trip. However, there may be extra fees associated with one-way hires, based on the Penang car hire agency you choose and the destination you are driving to.

  • What toll roads are there in Penang?

    There are toll roads in Penang. The two main toll roads are the Penang Bridge and the Butterworth-Sungai Nyior Toll Plaza. The toll costs differ depending on the kind of vehicle, the time of day and whether you are paying cash or with a Touch n Go card.

Penang car rental reviews and directory

Suria Car Rental

8,0

Very Good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

8.2

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.7

Value for money

8.5

One location in Penang

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Locations in Penang

Penang International Airport (PEN), Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Bayan Lepas, Bayan Lepas, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia

+60 164 823 074

Opening times not available

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Hertz

4,0

Mediocre

1 review

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Penang

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Penang Intl Apt

+60 4 643 0208

Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday07:30 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00

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4,0 Mediocre

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Car was not clean. Found cockroach inside the car.

1 out of 1

Galaxy Asia Car Rental

2,0

Cleanliness

3.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.0

Value for money

3.0

One location in Penang

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Penang Airport

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2,0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Last minute informing for additional deposit of rm800.during returning car the boy mention 2 weeks lead time to return back the deposit but now changed to 3 weeks. Very disappointed.

1 out of 1

Europcar

8,0

Very Good

3 reviews

One location in Penang

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Arrival Hall.meet And Greet Service

+60 10 298 9403

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8,0 Very Good

Jul 2022

KAYAK
There was no pick up or drop off counter, as I understood from the staff due to budget cuts because of Covid. But calling them and picking up and dropping off the car was rather convenient.

1 out of 1

Kasina

10,0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Penang

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No.195, Block G, Mukim 12, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sungai Tiram, Bayan Lepas, 11900 , Malaysia.

+60 4644 1842

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:00

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Merge Car Rental

9,0

Wonderful

No reviews available

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Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Bayan Lepas, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

+60 124 257 673

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:00
Sunday08:30 - 17:00

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Agtran

8,0

Very Good

No reviews available

3 locations in Penang

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Jalan Padang Kota Lama, Georgetown, George Town, Penang

+60 18 989 0800

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Penang International Airport, Bayan Lepas, Penang.

+60 18 989 0800

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00

Penang Sentral Bus Terminal, Jalan Bagan Dalam, Butterworth, Pulau Pinang.

+60 18 989 0800

Monday08:00 - 14:00
Tuesday08:00 - 14:00
Wednesday08:00 - 14:00
Thursday08:00 - 14:00
Friday08:00 - 14:00
Saturday08:00 - 14:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00

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keddy by Europcar

6,7

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Penang

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Arrival Hall

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Hawk

2,0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Penang

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Pular Pinang International Airport, Bayan Lepas

+60 127 719 840

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KD car rental

No score available yet

2 locations in Penang

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Lapangan Terbang Antarabangsa Bayan Lepas, Bayan Lepas, Penang, Malaysia

+60 13 444 3665

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Swettenham Pier Cruise Terminal (Georgetown)

+60 13 444 3665

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CarRental2Go

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Arrival Hall, Terminal Building, Bayan Lepas International Airport

+60 4644 9440

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Insas Pacific

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Penang International Airport, Airport Counter, Arrival Hall, , Bayan Lepas

+60 4 643 8891

Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday07:30 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00

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Mayflower

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One location in Penang

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Arrival Hall, Terminal Building, Bayan Lepas International Airport

+60 4641 1191

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Shouqi

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Arrival Hall.meet And Greet Service

+86 10 6064 1387

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Thrifty

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One location in Penang

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Penang Intl Apt

Monday07:30 - 22:00
Tuesday07:30 - 22:00
Wednesday07:30 - 22:00
Thursday07:30 - 22:00
Friday07:30 - 22:00
Saturday07:30 - 22:00
Sunday08:00 - 14:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

At the beginning, I am a bit concern of additional charge because my flight will be arriving the airport after the office hour. However, there is no additional charge and they also gave me a free upgrade from manual to automate. The car if good and comfortable. Highly recommended!
9 travellers who hired a car in Penang gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.1

Car hire locations in or near Penang

Good to know

Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a car hire in Penang

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Penang car hire information

Pick-up locationPenang
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate SUV, Passenger van
Hire locations18
Airport locations15
Popular agenciesEuropcar, Hawk