George Town car rentals from $21/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in George Town with a pick-up date of 4/24 and drop-off date of 5/23. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in George Town

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Economy$21/day
Compact$28/day
Standard$88/day
Full-size$23/day
Minivan$49/day
Full-size SUV$57/day
Passenger van$52/day
Compact SUV$61/day
Standard SUV$90/day
Intermediate SUV$90/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in George Town

  • Booking a car hire in George Town is a popular way to reach the more remote and breathtaking locations, without worrying about communicating with a taxi driver or figuring out public transport, standing on busy street corners, unable to read the route schedule. Hop in your car and head to Teluk Bahang, just a roughly 40 minutes drive to take on the world's longest water slide, or head in the other direction for about 25 minutes and you'll reach Penang Butterfly Farm, the world's first butterfly and insect sanctuary.
  • The airport near George Town is Penang International Airport (PEN). The drive from the airport to George Town can take up to 50 minutes during peak traffic times. You'll have several local and international car hire companies operating at the airport. All of them are located at the arrivals hall, near Gate 1. The car parks to pick up and return your car hire are directly outside the Gate 1 exit as you cross the street.
  • Driving anywhere in Malaysia can be intimidating when you first arrive, as Malaysia has a colourful reputation when it comes to driving etiquette, but this is a misconception. Stay alert and drive slowly and you will soon pick up the easy nature of George Town driving. One thing to be on high alert for while driving your car hire in George Town is the high number of motorbikes and bicycles on the roads. You'll find that motorcyclists weave between traffic and sometimes even drive on the footpaths.
  • Some might say there are lots of difficulties when driving in George Town, but this is often because the high energy and close proximity driving seem overwhelming at times. Traffic congestion is unmistakably high in most parts of Maylasia, and George Town is no exception; although, you will find traffic is not as bad in George Town as in some other cities. The traffic doesn't get going until about 10:00 each morning, and lets up again around 20:00. Probably the worst time to be on the roads is Friday afternoons, when traffic heading to Penang Bridge is bumper to bumper.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in George Town for $27 or less
  • Book your rental car in George Town at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in George Town are around 56% cheaper than airport locations on average

FAQs about renting a car in George Town

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in George Town?

    On average a rental car in George Town costs $28 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in George Town found in the last 2 weeks is $28.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in George Town?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Paradise ($21/day), Hawk ($28/day) and Avis ($52/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Paradise Penang Airport 11900 (9 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in George Town?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in George Town. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in George Town?

    The average gas price in George Town is $1.63 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $20 and $26, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in George Town?

    Economy (Proton Saga or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in George Town.

  • Which car rental companies are at Penang Intl airport (PEN)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Penang Intl airport include keddy by Europcar, Kasina, Hertz, Hawk and Galaxy Asia Car Rental.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Penang Intl airport (PEN)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Penang Intl airport to off-airport locations include keddy by Europcar, Paradise, Kasina, Hertz, Hawk, and Avis.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in George Town?

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

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in George Town?

    An Economy car rental in George Town costs $26 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in George Town?

    On average a rental car in George Town costs $196 per week ($28 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in George Town?

    On average a rental car in George Town costs $839 per month ($28 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in George Town?

    Most car rental providers in George Town offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in George Town, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in George Town?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 11 car rental agencies in George Town.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in George Town?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in George Town?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in George Town so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in George Town?

    Compact cars are popular for car hire in George Town. They are a great choice for several reasons. If you do find yourself in traffic or you are heading to nearby areas to see the sights, you might find your time in the car can be longer than 30min. Compact cars are known to be slightly smaller and lighter than full-size cars. This makes them a more fuel-efficient option for longer distances or driving in traffic, while maintaining headroom and legroom and providing trunk space equal to that of a bigger car.

  • What’s the speed limit in George Town?

    The speed limits are in place but are often ignored by locals. Not only is this dangerous but traffic authorities do patrol the roads regularly. Generally, when driving on federal roads, the speed limit is 90 km/h. This is reduced to 80 km/h during festive seasons because the street is full of people celebrating. You'll need to go no faster than 60 km/h in built-up areas, and driving on rural roads means reaching speeds of 100 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in George Town?

    When looking for a place to park your George Town car hire, you might not be familiar with the procedures. The first thing to know is that you can park on the streets, but you need to display a parking coupon on your dashboard; otherwise, you could receive a parking ticket. Generally, you'll find parking attendants on every street; they will issue you a parking slip when you park and bill you when you return to your car for every 30 minutes you have been parked. They will issue you an official receipt of payment. Some roads don't have attendants but do have parking meters. 

George Town car rental reviews and directory

Kasina

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in George Town

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Arrival Hall, Terminal Building, Bayan Lepas International Airport

+60 4644 7893

Opening times not available

Good Hope Hotel, 22,Kelawei Road, Georgetown, Penang

+60 4881 1181

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Hertz

4.0

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in George Town

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L1 128-128a Jalan Transfer

+60 4 226 8602

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

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Galaxy Asia Car Rental

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

2 locations in George Town

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Georgetown Downtown

Opening times not available

No, 23, Lebuh Kimberley Pulai Pinang, Georgetown

+60 12 368 0117

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Paradise

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal
Most popular

One location in George Town

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Penang Airport

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Hawk

2.0

Poor

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One location in George Town

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417-b,lebuh Chulia

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Avis

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One location in George Town

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Bayan Lepas International Apo

+60 4 643 9633

Monday07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday07:30 - 21:30
Thursday07:30 - 21:30
Friday07:30 - 21:30
Saturday07:30 - 21:30
Sunday07:30 - 21:30

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CarRental2Go

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One location in George Town

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417-B,Lebuh Chilia

+60 4229 9440

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Green Matrix

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One location in George Town

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Arrival Hall, Terminal Building, Bayan Lepas International Airport

+60 177 667 673

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Pacific Rent A Car

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One location in George Town

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Penang International Airport

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Prima Odyssey

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Meet & Greet Service

+60 135 238 989

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

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2 travelers who rented a car in George Town gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.4

Car rental locations in or near George Town

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Most popular agency

Paradise

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$28/day

Good deal

$27/day

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