Philippines car hire

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Cheap car hire in the Philippines

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Top tips for hiring a car in the Philippines

  • Getting around the Philippines can be accomplished using public transportation, especially if you’re staying in or around the country’s major cities, like Manila and Cebu City. However, for seeing the off-the-beaten-track areas of the country on your own schedule, renting a car in the Philippines is essential. Getting to areas like Mt. Pinatubo by transportation methods besides rental car can be extremely inconvenient.
  • The road conditions between major cities in the Philippines are often very drivable, with most of the variable road conditions existing in rural areas and in areas closer to the mountainous regions of the Philippines. If you’re planning on driving to the natural attractions in the Philippines, you’ll need a four-by-four to safely make your way on dirt roads, jungle paths, and narrow mountain passes.
  • The laws for securing your child in a vehicle in the Philippines mainly regulate the use of front and rear seats. Children 12 and under must sit in the rear seat, unless they meet the minimum height requirement of 4 ft 11 in. Child car seats that are appropriate for your child’s age must be used, so the one you travel with will suffice for your stay in the Philippines.
  • If you’ll be driving around Manila, you’ll have to be aware that there are days when you’re not allowed to drive in the Manila metro area, which are referenced by the last number on your car’s license plate. Plates ending in 1 and 2 can’t be driven on Mondays, plates ending in 3 and 4 can’t be driven on Tuesdays, plates ending in 5 and 6 can’t be driven on Wednesdays, plates ending in 7 and 8 can’t be driven on Thursdays, and plates ending in 9 and 0 can’t be driven on Fridays.
  • Book your car hire in Philippines at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hire in Philippines are around 27% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in the Philippines

  • What is the most popular car hire in the Philippines?

    Compact (Toyota Yaris Sedan/Vios or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in the Philippines.

  • How can I find car hires near me in the Philippines?

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

  • Where should I hire a car in the Philippines?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in the Philippines are Lapu-Lapu City (30% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in the Philippines), Angeles City (20%) and Manila (10%).

  • What is driving like in Philippines?

    The style of driving in the Philippines depends on where you are. In metro areas like Cebu City and Manila, traffic jams and heavy pedestrian traffic is the norm. In rural areas, you’ll have to watch out for wildlife and varying road conditions. Tolls are present on all of the country’s major expressways, so be sure to have cash on hand when you’re traveling on these roads. Drivers must drive on the right side of the road.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Philippines?

    The minimum age to rent a car in the Philippines ranges from 21 to 25, depending on the rental car agency. Avis and some of the other larger agencies will rent vehicles to those 21 and up, while others won’t rent to drivers under the age of 25. While a valid license is required to rent a car in the Philippines, you won’t need an international driver’s permit.

  • How much does petrol cost in Philippines?

    Getting petrol in the Philippines will require a little extra budgeting, if you’re accustomed to the prices in the United States. While a gallon of petrol will cost you an average of 2.50 USD in the United States, it will cost you an average of 206.46 PHP (3.95 USD) in the Philippines. Also, cards are widely accepted, so you won’t have to carry cash.

  • What are the speed limits in Philippines?

    There are steep penalties in the Philippines for violating posted speed limits, so it’s important to keep an eye out for speed limit signs and make sure you’re always traveling the appropriate speed. In general, speed limits on highways in the Philippines will be a maximum of 60 km/h (37 mph), and the speed limits on expressways go up to 100 km/h (62 mph).

Car hire directory

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in the Philippines

    27 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in the Philippines

    22 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in the Philippines

    21 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in the Philippines

    19 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in the Philippines

    17 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in the Philippines

    14 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in the Philippines

    10 Locations

  • viajero

    Viajero Rent A Car car hire locations in the Philippines

    8 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in the Philippines

    7 Locations

  • saferidecarrental

    Saferide Car Rental car hire locations in the Philippines

    7 Locations

  • international

    International car hire locations in the Philippines

    6 Locations

  • shouqi

    Shouqi car hire locations in the Philippines

    5 Locations

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.