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Taiwan car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
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Cheap car hire in Taiwan

EconomyR1 223/day
CompactR1 385/day
IntermediateR1 767/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Taiwan

  • Travelers who wish to explore beyond the cities would do well to rent a car in Taiwan. While urban driving here is not for everyone, rural roads are more relaxed and allow visitors to access otherwise hard-to-reach sites. Popular destinations to visit with a rental car include the Taroko National Park, Sun Moon Lake, Alishan, and the Quinghui Cliffs. Highway 11 is a popular route that allows drivers to take in the scenic East Coast.
  • Urban roads can be extremely narrow and parking rules unclear, so when looking for a spot to leave your rental car, it is wise to use a designated paid parking lot. Expect to pay around 30-40 TWD (0.95-1.25 USD) per hour in urban areas, with many garages offering daily fees as well.
  • The law in Taiwan states that children under four must be placed in an appropriate booster seat, while those ages four to 12 have to wear seatbelts and must never be seated in the front of the vehicle. Rental agencies can provide age-appropriate child seats for an additional fee, such as Avis, which charges 120 TWD (3.80 USD) per day.
  • Anyone who wishes to rent a car in Taiwan, particularly for travel outside urban areas, would do well to study a local road sign guide and perhaps learn to recognize a few characters of Mandarin. Major place names, however, are usually also written in English, and most GPS devices will come with multilingual options.
  • Book your car hire in Taiwan at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Taiwan are around 30% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Taiwan

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Taiwan?

    On average a car hire in Taiwan costs R1 452 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Taiwan?

    Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Taiwan.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Taiwan?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Avis (R1 223/day), Dollar (R1 435/day) and Thrifty (R1 767/day).

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

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

  • What is driving like in Taiwan?

    It is recommended that you be a more experienced driver if you’re going to rent a car in Taiwan, as traffic here—especially in the cities—can be rather chaotic. Driving is on the right, roads are well maintained, and traffic is considerably quieter in rural areas. Highways operate on an automatic toll system, which deducts approx. 40 TWD (1.25 USD) from the driver’s credit card each time the car passes a toll sensor, or it charges the rental agency for later payment.

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

    To rent a car in Taiwan, most rental agencies, like Avis and Budget, require the driver to be at least 20 years old and to have held a valid driver’s license for at least one year. It is mandatory to present a passport, a domestic driver’s license, and an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) in order to rent a car in Taiwan.

  • How much does petrol cost in Taiwan?

    Most petrol stations in Taiwan are not self-service, with pump attendants who will fill the car for you. Credit cards are accepted in most stations. Fueling opportunities can be rare in rural areas, so when driving outside cities, it is advised to fill up at every station. Fuel is relatively inexpensive, a liter of petrol costing around NT$30 ($0.95) and a liter of diesel (less common) around 27 TWD (0.85 USD). Per gallon, that is 3.59 USD for unleaded petrol and 3.21 USD for diesel.

  • What are the speed limits in Taiwan?

    Speed cameras are common in Taiwan and fines for traffic offenses, including speeding, usually very high. The urban speed limit is usually 40 km/h (25 mph), while in rural areas, drivers may travel at 80 km/h (50 mph). Highways mostly have an upper limit of 100-110 km/h (62-68 mph). When driving in rural areas, particularly in mountainous regions, speed limits may be lower, and signs should be observed carefully.

Car hire directory

  • carplus

    CarPlus car hire locations in Taiwan

    52 Locations

  • chailease

    Chailease car hire locations in Taiwan

    49 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Taiwan

    43 Locations

  • hoing

    Ho Ing car hire locations in Taiwan

    43 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Taiwan

    37 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Taiwan

    33 Locations

  • fortunehsleasing

    Fortune HS Leasing (匯豐協新租車) car hire locations in Taiwan

    33 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Taiwan

    28 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Taiwan

    28 Locations

  • iws

    IWS car hire locations in Taiwan

    26 Locations

  • goodcarrental

    Good Car Rental car hire locations in Taiwan

    19 Locations

  • pony

    Pony Rent-a-Car car hire locations in Taiwan

    19 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.