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Cheap car rentals in Egypt

Full-size SUV$69/day
Passenger van$184/day
Premium SUV$77/day
Compact SUV$22/day
Intermediate SUV$48/day
Standard SUV$68/day
Supplier choice SUV$93/day
Supplier choice$178/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Egypt

  • Renting a car in Egypt is your best travel option because local taxis tend to be older and slower. Because it is a big country, visiting more than one city takes time, and there is not much public transport. You have freedom and flexibility with your own rental car, which means that you can explore the country in your own time.
  • Be very careful when you encounter traffic lights, as they are often ignored by locals. Navigating the Egyptian roads is simple, since most road signs are in both English and Arabic. However, you should consider renting a SatNav from your car rental company, as some rural roads have poor signage.
  • You are required by law to wear a seatbelt when traveling in a car in Egypt, but child safety seats are not mandatory. You are also not allowed to use your mobile phone when driving; only a hands-free kit is permitted.
  • Depending on the type of driving that you plan to do, you should choose a proper vehicle type accordingly. If you simply need to get from the airport to your hotel, a spacious hatchback or saloon would be perfect. In the desert or the Nile Valley, you will be better off with a comfortable saloon or a four-wheel drive/SUV. However, if you plan to take day trips to historic sites such as Giza and Luxor or explore the center of Cairo, a more compact car would be ideal.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Egypt for $25 or less
  • Book your rental car in Egypt at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Egypt are around 12% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Egypt are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Egypt

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

    On average a rental car in Egypt costs $72 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Egypt?

    Compact (Nissan Sunny or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Egypt.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Egypt?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget ($16/day), Autounion Car Rental ($17/day) and DISCOUNT.QUEBEC ($17/day).

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

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Egypt?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Egypt are Cairo (80% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Egypt), Hurghada (7%) and Sharm el-Sheikh (6%).

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

    On average a rental car in Egypt costs $264 per week ($38 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Egypt costs $1,133 per month ($38 per day).

  • What is driving like in Egypt?

    To get the most out of renting a car in Egypt, you will need to follow the local driving rules. You will need to drive on the right-hand side of the road and overtake on the left. You will find some toll roads in Egypt, the main one being the Cairo-Alexandria road. In urban areas of the country, like Cairo, the traffic flow is controlled by the traffic police, and in the countryside you will find police checkpoints, so familiarize yourself with your surroundings. On some roads, particularly in the Sinai region, foreigners are prohibited from driving, so check your routes beforehand.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Egypt?

    When you rent a car in Egypt, in order to drive, you must be at least 25 years old and hold an international driver's license, which is valid in Egypt for three months. In addition, you must have a normal driver's license and a valid passport. You will need to carry your driver's license, registration, and insurance documents at all times when driving on Egyptian roads.

  • How are gas prices in Egypt?

    When you fill up your rental car in Egypt, you can expect to pay on average 7.56 EGP (0.46 USD) per liter of gas and 29.34 EGP (1.75 USD) per gallon. You will find that gas stations are in abundance on major highways and that they are open from 8:00 am until 8:00 pm, providing full service. If you plan to visit the Western Desert, fill up your tank before your journey.

  • What are the speed limits in Egypt?

    When you drive on Egyptian roads, it is important to adhere to the speed limits. On inner-city and urban roads, the maximum speed limit is 60 km/h (37 mph). For rural roads and on the outskirts of cities, you can travel as fast as 90 km/h (56 mph), while on highways, the maximum speed limit is 100 km/h (62 mph). Watch out for speed cameras on the highways, especially around Cairo.

Car rental directory

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Egypt

    26 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Egypt

    14 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Egypt

    14 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Egypt

    13 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Egypt

    12 Locations

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car rental locations in Egypt

    9 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Egypt

    9 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Egypt

    7 Locations

  • autounion

    Autounion Car Rental car rental locations in Egypt

    6 Locations


    DISCOUNT.QUEBEC car rental locations in Egypt

    6 Locations

  • drivus

    DRIVUS car rental locations in Egypt

    4 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Egypt

    3 Locations

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals 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 rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.