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Sandakan car rentals from $40/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 Sandakan with a pick-up date of 7/22 and drop-off date of 7/27. 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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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Sandakan

  • Opting to use car hire in Sandakan is a wise decision as you will open up a world of extra travel destinations. Besides the flexibility of creating your own itinerary in your own time, you also get the added benefit of private space and comfort without the inconvenience of relying on crowded public transport options. In your hire car, you can drive to the Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre only 25min from town. The Rainforest Discovery Centre is only 25min from town and features a canopy walkway and stunning botanical gardens.
  • When collecting your car hire in Sandakan at the Sandakan Airport (SDK), you can find the car hire company counters inside the main terminal at the Arrivals Centre. Collect your keys, and you will be directed to the car parks where you can pick up your car. The drive from the airport to the town of Sandakan is usually a relatively short drive, and depending on traffic and where your accommodation is, it can take from 15- 30min into the city centre.
  • Driving in Sandakan is a pleasant experience, as the road networks are well maintained and interconnect from urban roads to major networks with ease. If you plan your route ahead of time, you will be able to set a map route for the day, so you don’t get lost, and you can also make sure you know where you are going to park for the day. Obey the speed limits and drive courteously at all times.
  • Although the roads are easy to navigate, you should look out for the following difficulties when using car hire in Sandakan. The main roads are well maintained, but you might encounter some gravel roads with poorer road surfaces. This tropical region experiences heavy rain and occasional flooding, so check the weather reports and drive slowly in wet weather. There are some areas slightly out of town that are close to natural habitats, where you might encounter wildlife crossings at dawn or dusk, so keep your eyes peeled.
  • Book your rental car in Sandakan at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Sandakan are around 13% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Sandakan

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Sandakan?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($40/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz Lot Gfl 15b Gf Landslide 90719 (6 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Sandakan?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Sandakan. 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 Sandakan?

    The average gas price in Sandakan 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 Sandakan?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Sandakan?

    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 Sandakan?

    An Economy car rental in Sandakan costs $35 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Sandakan?

    A Compact car rental in Sandakan costs $40 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Sandakan?

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Sandakan?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 6 car rental agencies in Sandakan.

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

    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 Sandakan?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Sandakan 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 Sandakan?

    Depending on what your itinerary is, the safest car for your Sandakan car hire would be a mid to large SUV. The region is known to experience a large amount of rainfall, so you will be able to navigate wet roads safely in a larger car. If you don’t plan on travelling in wet weather and only want to explore the inner city and the tourist attractions around the town, a small compact car would work best. When travelling in a group, opting to hire a large people mover that seats up to 8 people will be ideal for travelling to the famous nature reserves and sanctuaries in Sandakan together.

  • What’s the speed limit in Sandakan?

    In urban areas in Sandakan, the speed limit is typically around 50 km/h (31 mph). On highways and open roads, the speed limit may range from 80 km/h (approximately 50 mph) to 110 km/h (approximately 68 mph). When travelling on major highways, you can reach speeds of up to 120 km/h (74 mph). Road networks can change in the blink of an eye, so always look at the road speed limit signage.

  • Where are the best places to park in Sandakan?

    In Sandakan, there are numerous street parking places and car parks, but the easiest way to navigate these is to use the pre-paid parking apps, which will show you the best places to park depending on where you are going. The best bet is to use the numerous shopping centre car parks, which offer up to 2 hours free, or use your hotel or accommodation parking for the day while you explore the town.

Sandakan car rental reviews and directory

Avis

8.0

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8.0

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8.0

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8.0

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8.0

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Locations in Sandakan

Sandakan Airport,lot Gfl015e

+60 89 209 601

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8.0 Very good

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Staff were very efficient and courteous.

1 out of 1

Agtran

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

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Sandakan Airport, Batu 7, Jalan Airport, Sandakan, Sabah.

+60 18 989 0800

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Green Matrix

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Lot Gl 09, Gf

+60 132 002 361

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Hertz

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Lot Gfl 15b Gf Landslide

Monday09:00 - 18:00
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8.0 Very good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

No hidden fees

Cons:

Sandakan office Internet was down, so staff member didn't know details of reservation pricing at pick up. Car tank was only half full with gas at pick up.

1 out of 0

Sunnycars

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Sandakan airport

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Thrifty

No score available yet

One location in Sandakan

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Locations in Sandakan

Lot Glf 15b Gf Landslide

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00

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One traveler who rented a car in Sandakan gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

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Most popular car type

Economy

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Sandakan car rental information

Pick-up locationSandakan
Car typesEconomy
Rental locations6
Airport locations6
Popular agenciesHertz