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Shanghai car rentals from $38/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 Shanghai with a pick-up date of 7/8 and drop-off date of 8/2. 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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Compact$38/day
Intermediate$38/day
Standard$76/day
Full-size$57/day
SUV$57/day
Premium$76/day
Passenger van$89/day
Premium SUV$89/day
Compact SUV$57/day
Intermediate SUV$82/day
Standard SUV$82/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Shanghai

  • Opting for  Shanghai car rentals offers flexibility and convenience, allowing visitors to explore at their own pace. It's more comfortable, especially for groups, and provides access to more remote locations. While public transit is extensive, car rentals in Shanghai save time and provide added safety. Places like Zhujiajiao Water Town, Suzhou, and Hangzhou become more accessible. Consider renting a car for a more seamless journey around the city and into areas beyond Shanghai.
  • When visiting Shanghai, Hongqiao International Airport (SHA) is a common entry point for travelers. If you plan to explore the city and surrounding areas extensively, renting a car from the airport can be convenient. With rental-car offices located in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2, you won't have to worry about transportation to pick up your vehicle, regardless of which terminal your flight arrives at. Alternatively, for the best rental-car deals, you can utilize KAYAK's website to compare rates and book your rental car.
  • Driving car rentals in Shanghai could be a challenging experience, since it is a bustling urban environment. The driving style is often fast-paced and aggressive, and many motorists will act impatient. While traffic laws exist, drivers might have a limited respect for the rules. Roads are crowded with vehicles, including cars, buses, trucks, and mopeds. Shanghai's streets often see a mix of bicycles and pedestrians, and jaywalking is relatively common. Navigating through this chaotic traffic requires vigilance and adaptability.
  • Rush hour in Shanghai can be incredibly challenging for drivers, especially during the morning and evening commutes. The peak traffic times are typically from 7:30 am to 9:30 am and 5 pm to 7 pm on weekdays. The heavily affected roads include the Inner Ring Road, Yan'an Elevated Road, and Humin Elevated Road, among others. Driving car rentals in Shanghai during the rainy season might pose additional difficulties due to the potential of flooding and reduced visibility.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Shanghai for $38 or less
  • Book your rental car in Shanghai at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Shanghai are around 44% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Shanghai

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

    On average a rental car in Shanghai costs $40 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 Shanghai found in the last 2 weeks is $40.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Shanghai?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($38/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz 3001 Changning Rd West 200336 (6 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Shanghai?

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

    The average gas price in Shanghai is $4.42 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $53 and $71, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Shanghai?

    Standard (Volkswagen Jetta or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Shanghai.

  • Which car rental companies are at Hongqiao Intl airport (SHA)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Hongqiao Intl airport is Hertz.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Hongqiao Intl airport (SHA)?

    The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Hongqiao Intl airport to off-airport locations is Hertz.

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

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Shanghai?

    A Standard car rental in Shanghai costs $38 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car rental in Shanghai costs $42 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Shanghai?

    A Premium car rental in Shanghai costs $90 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Shanghai?

    In Shanghai, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Parking Lot B3, Shanghai West (6 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Shanghai costs $282 per week ($40 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Shanghai costs $1,207 per month ($40 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Shanghai?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 5 car rental agencies in Shanghai.

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

    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 Shanghai?

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

    When choosing car rentals in Shanghai, a compact and fuel-efficient car is highly recommended. The city's traffic can be dense and chaotic, making maneuvering through narrow streets and crowded areas challenging. Renting a compact car, such as a small sedan or hatchback, provides better agility and easier parking. Also, a fuel-efficient car model will help you navigate the city's heavy traffic without using so much fuel. With limited parking spaces and sometimes lofty parking fees, a smaller car will prove more practical and economical, making it the top choice for driving in Shanghai.

  • What’s the speed limit in Shanghai?

    In Shanghai, China, speed limits are determined based on road type and traffic conditions. Generally, the speed limits are set at around 60-70 km/h (37-43 mph) on city roads where there's a major road with a mid-road divider or two yellow lines; 80 km/h (50 mph) on China National Highways; 100 km/h (62 mph) on city express roads; and 120 km/h (75 mph) on expressways. However, it's crucial to understand that speed limits may change depending on specific zones and road signs. Shanghai also has speed cameras in effect, especially in high-traffic areas, so don't think you can get away with speeding just because you don't see any police.

  • Where are the best places to park in Shanghai?

    When driving car rentals in Shanghai, the best places to park are in commercial areas, shopping centers, and designated parking lots near popular attractions and public-transportation hubs. Parking fees vary depending on the location and time of day. Parking will probably cost around ¥10-¥20 per hour (approximately $1.50-$3) in downtown areas. It's essential to carry sufficient cash with you, as some parking facilities might not accept electronic payment methods. Additionally, be cautious when parking on the streets that you park in a legal manner to avoid parking fines or towing.

Shanghai car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

2.0

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

13 locations in Shanghai

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Locations in Shanghai

1200 Qihang Rd

+86 153 0198 8173

Monday08:00 - 21:00
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2250 Hongqiao Rd P7 Rallying P

+86 181 2128 5590

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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2nd Flr Carpark 239 Jufeng Rd

+86 181 2128 6330

Monday08:00 - 21:00
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3001 Changning Rd West

+86 181 2128 9116

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350 Jinian Rd

+86 181 2128 5581

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699 Yingkou Rd

+86 181 2128 6359

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B2 Carpark, 760 Datong Rd

+86 181 2128 9785

Monday08:00 - 21:00
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Dong Yi Htl,#555,ding Xiang Rd

+86 181 2128 5583

Monday08:00 - 21:00
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Hongmei Parking Lot

+86 181 2128 9809

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Huaxia East Rd,nongwangzu Sq

+86 181 2128 9792

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Parking Lot B3, Shanghai West

+86 21 3220 6673

Monday08:00 - 21:00
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Terminal 2, Domestic Arrival

+86 21 6833 9811

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Unit 101 Changfeng Centre

+86 21 6085 1900

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3.6 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Not much

3.2 Poor

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Although i booked the car for 6:00 am i was able to get a car at 9:00 am. No English spoken at the office, very difficult to communicate. The car I got had a non-Shanghai license plate which has limited access to the city. I asked to change to Shanghai license plate and had to pay extra's, whilst nothing was mentioned during the booking.

2.0 Poor

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

We are in China and they did not rented us the car because we need a Chinese drivers license, the website never informed that!!

Cons:

Information

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

6.3

Okay

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Best rated

One location in Shanghai

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Locations in Shanghai

Near Haitian 3 Road Subway Station, 888 Parking Lot Qihang Road

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Europcar

5.6

Fair

No reviews available

2 locations in Shanghai

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Locations in Shanghai

Shop N.73-9, Jiachen Life Sq, N.479

+86 151 5015 7207

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Shouqi Car Rental,n.188

+86 185 1212 3975

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Avis

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9 locations in Shanghai

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Lane.1199 Minsheng Rd Parking

+86 215 833 5759

Monday09:30 - 18:00
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No 6000 Yinbin Road

+86 400 001 3600

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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No. 168 Zhengtong Road

+86 182 214 9098

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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No. 199 Fangdian Road

+86 215 833 5759

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No. 5 Jinian Rd

+86 216 070 8600

Monday09:30 - 18:00
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No. 555 Guoquan Road

+86 182 214 9098

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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No. 913 Jiangxue Road

+86 186 0164 1650

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No.3611 Zhangyang Road

+86 215 833 5759

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Zone 5,No.2 Wulian Rd Floor 1

+86 215 833 5759

Monday09:30 - 18:00
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9 locations in Shanghai

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1st floor Parking lot P6, Hongqiao airport terminal T2

+86 181 4979 0731

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Hongjing Rd., No.610 (intersection of Hongsong Rd.and Hongjing Rd., on the opposite side of Longbai village

+86 21 5439 2606

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No. 103, Huashi Road

+86 400 888 6608

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No.21 North Pusong Rd near West Tian Shan Rd, Changning District

+86 216 233 8565

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No.2750, Gonghexin Rd.(near to Lingshi rd.,exit 4 of metro Line 1 )

+86 216 630 2501

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No.355,Molin Road

+86 215 101 3275

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No.413 Kaixuan Rd near Changning Rd

+86 216 260 7389

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North Square of Shanghai South Railway Station,taxi transfer point(Line 1 No.4 Exit)

+86 216 422 4407

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P4 Parking Lot, Pudong Airport

+86 216 833 6816

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3 travelers who rented a car in Shanghai gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.6

Car rental locations in or near Shanghai

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

$40/day

Good deal

$38/day

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Shanghai car rental information

Pick-up locationShanghai
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Passenger van, Premium, Premium SUV, SUV, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations35
Airport locations8
Popular agenciesHertz