Top tips for hiring a car at Panglao Bohol–Panglao Intl Airport
Bohol-Panglao International Airport is located on Panglao Island in the Philippines. The airport is a journey of approximately 20min by car to the island centre. Car hire at Bohol-Panglao International Airport will be your most convenient option for transportation around the island if you have more than one piece of luggage, or are travelling with a few people. The most popular type of car for travelling around the island is the mini-van or mini-auto category. These cars seat between 4-6 people comfortably with ample space for your bags.
Another huge advantage of securing a Bohol- Panglao International Airport car hire vehicle is that you won't be exposed to unregulated or increased travel rates because you are a tourist, which can happen when hiring taxis around the island. We also recommend a hire car if you are planning on exploring more than just the main tourist areas of the island, there are places to see that are not accessible via public transport.
There are three major car rental companies situated very close to the airport. All of them offer a shuttle service from the airport to the location of the rental agency. Hertz and Dollar Rental car are the closest to the airport. All three agencies keep the same operating hours of 7:00-24:00. They are open from Monday to Friday and are closed on Saturdays and Sundays.
If you are planning on staying and keeping your hire car for longer than 90 days you will need to have your international drivers licence converted to the local license version. To qualify for this your international license must be issued in English or have an official English translated document from your local embassy. All the major rental agents at the airport can assist you by connecting you to the right process to convert your license. Be sure to ask them about starting the process sooner rather than later, during the collection of your vehicle as it could take some time to be approved by local authorities. Look into long term rental agreements when booking your vehicle on KAYAK for extended periods like this as you will find better long term package pricing.
FAQs about hiring a car at Panglao Bohol–Panglao Intl Airport
The basic hire packages available on KAYAK provided by the rental agents when booking your Bohol-Panglao International Airport car hire all include the following: additional drivers fee, which is a welcome aspect as it is usually considered an additional charge in most counties; theft protection policy cover and a total sales tax fee of 12% are both standard charges; and unlimited mileage.
You can select a specific car to categorise on KAYAK depending on your travel needs. If you select 'small type' generally you will be shown the most affordable car hire categories. These cars are designed for a solo traveller or if you are two people in the car. They have limited boot space and smaller engines. However, they are light on fuel and always available at the rental agents as they are always in demand. You might opt for an SUV, which is another popular choice on the island, this is mostly for larger groups of up to six people or luxury needs when cruising the island in style and comfort.
To secure your rental car at Bohol-Panglao International Airport you will need to be 17 years or older and have a valid driver’s license, valid passport and a major brand credit card being visa, Amex, or a master card. This card will be charged a deposit on the collection of your vehicle from the airport.