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Cheap Car Rentals in Kota Kinabalu from $53

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Kota Kinabalu with a pick-up date of 17/7 and drop-off date of 19/7. 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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What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Kota Kinabalu?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Kota Kinabalu and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 18 June 2024.

January

$50

February

$57

March

$50

April

$52

May

$57

June

$55

July

$63

August

$65

September

$58

October

$57

November

$57

December

$60

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Kota Kinabalu is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is August. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Kota Kinabalu

Explore the most popular car models available for hire in Kota Kinabalu and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car hire companies and was last updated on 18 June 2024.

At $53/day, large car is the cheapest car type available for hire in Kota Kinabalu in the past week. Out of 17 car hire agencies operating in Kota Kinabalu, there are, in total, 56 hire locations. View below for 2 offered car types:

Economy

Economy

Compact

Compact

Full-size

Full-size

Compare available car types for rental in Kota Kinabalu

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in Kota Kinabalu to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 18 June 2024.

Small cars

$43 - $159

All Car Types

$43 - $193

To hire a small car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, you would pay an average price of $48/day. May is the cheapest month to hire a small car in Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia (~$43/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is July (~$159/day). In fact, May is about 13% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for Kota Kinabalu. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Kota Kinabalu, hiring a small car saves you 40% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Kota Kinabalu small car hire prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

Suzuki Swift$61/day
2
M
A/C
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Auris$67/day
4
M
A/C
Toyota Auris

Top rental agencies in Kota Kinabalu

Explore the leading car hire agencies in Kota Kinabalu known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car hire companies in Kota Kinabalu. Reviews were last updated on 18 June 2024.
Have a look at the top rental car agencies available in Kota Kinabalu, including KK Rent A Car, Agtran and Avis. Skim reviews, rental company locations, prices, and more before making your decision.

KK Rent A Car

31 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Agtran

1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

Avis

1 location

Europcar

7.6
Good
2 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.8

Overall

7.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.6

Value

8.4

Suria Car Rental

7.3
Good
1 review1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.6

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

6.6

Value

7.3

keddy by Europcar

3 locations

Sixt

1 location

Green Matrix

3 locations

Best Kota Kinabalu car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car hire deals in Kota Kinabalu. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect hire option for your needs. There are currently 8 hire car agencies in Kota Kinabalu with an average daily rate of $60. Data was last updated on 18 June 2024.
The best prices on car rentals in Kota Kinabalu we've found at this time. Make sure to check back soon if you're not finding what you're looking for, as deals are updated frequently.
Toyota Camry$53/day
5
M
A/C
Toyota Camry
Suzuki Swift$61/day
2
M
A/C
Suzuki Swift
Hyundai i30$67/day
4
M
A/C
Hyundai i30

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in Kota Kinabalu, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 18 June 2024.
  • What car hire company is typically the cheapest in Kota Kinabalu?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in Kota Kinabalu from the following companies over the past two weeks: Europcar ($53/day), keddy by Europcar ($61/day), and Hertz ($142/day).

  • Which car hire company is considered to be the best in Kota Kinabalu?

    Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, KK Rent A Car (10.0 rating), Agtran (8.0 rating) and Europcar (7.6 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Kota Kinabalu.

  • What are petrol prices like in Kota Kinabalu?

    The average price of petrol in Kota Kinabalu is $0.72/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between $32 and $47 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Kota Kinabalu for a week from Suria Car Rental?

    Suria Car Rental is a popular option for travellers looking for car hire in Kota Kinabalu. You can expect the average cost of car hire to be about $588 per week.

  • How far in advance should I hire a car in Kota Kinabalu for the best price?

    Booking early almost always ensures you have more options of car models to choose from, as well as prices reduced by up to 45% to make it a great deal in Kota Kinabalu. Try to book at least 82 days prior to when you need the car hire to close on a rate below the average.

  • Can I rent a car for a month in Kota Kinabalu?

    Yes, cars are available to be rented out for an entire month in Kota Kinabalu.

  • How much is a car hire in Kota Kinabalu for a weekend?

    For a weekend car hire in Kota Kinabalu, you can expect the average price to be around $0. Usually a Full-size hire in Kota Kinabalu is your cheapest weekend car hire option, though you should always check Cheapflights to see if there are other deals on alternative car hire types. If you do opt for hiring a Full-size for July, it will cost approximately $0 per day.

  • What car do most people hire in Kota Kinabalu?

    The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Kota Kinabalu is Compact (Perodua Axia) based on our Cheapflights data.

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Car rentals by fuel type in Kota Kinabalu

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Kota Kinabalu. Deals were last updated on 18 June 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Kota Kinabalu. There is currently 1 fuel type to choose from.

Petrol/Diesel

Petrol/Diesel

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