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Cheap car rentals in Mongolia

Full-size SUV$161/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Mongolia

  • Mongolia car rentals make exploring this East Asian nation easier, as they provide flexibility and convenience. You can visit different parts of the country that have limited public transport access. Renting a car in the country allows you to drive at your own pace and stop at popular attractions. Start your journey in the capital city of Ulaanbaatar and explore the city’s vibrant attractions before taking a memorable journey to the Gobi Desert, one of the world's most interesting and diverse desert ecosystems.
  • Road conditions in Mongolia vary depending on the region. Most city roads are paved, while rural areas and most locations outside the major cities have gravel and dirt roads. You’ll find many roads with potholes, so drive cautiously, especially outside the city. Driving outside Ulaanbaatar at night can be challenging because most roads lack streetlights and are not in the best state.
  • Navigating Mongolia can be challenging, especially in remote areas with unclear road signs. Consider an additional GPS or online and offline maps. You can also have a paper map as a backup if the other options become less effective. Confirm whether your car has a functional navigation system in your preferred language when renting. You may also consider renting a car with a driver if you’re not mentally prepared to drive yourself.
  • The type of car to rent in Mongolia depends on your travel plan and budget. A four-wheel drive is the best if you plan to do a lot of off-road driving or drive outside Ulaanbaatar and other major towns. If you plan to drive within Ulaanbaatar or along paved roads outside the city, you can opt for a smaller car. Car rentals in Mongolia come in an array of vehicles that match your needs.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Mongolia for $159 or less
  • Book your rental car in Mongolia at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Mongolia are around 23% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Mongolia

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

    On average a rental car in Mongolia costs $161 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Mongolia?

    Standard (Hyundai Santa Fe or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Mongolia.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Mongolia?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Sixt ($161/day).

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

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

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

    On average a rental car in Mongolia costs $1,265 per week ($181 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Mongolia costs $5,422 per month ($181 per day).

  • What is it like driving in Mongolia?

    In Mongolia, driving is on the right-hand side of the road. Road signs are bilingual (Mongolian and English) but can be difficult to understand. Most Mongolian roads are toll-free, except for a few paved roads (all paved motorways from Ulaanbaatar to Sukhe-Bator). You’ll encounter several police stops. Make sure you have your International Driving Permit (IDP). Make sure your car insurance and vehicle registration are updated when renting to avoid trouble with the authorities. Drivers in Mongolia are considerate but can be unpredictable, so you should always stay alert on the road, especially when driving in major cities and towns.

  • How old do you have to be to drive in Mongolia?

    The minimum driving age with a valid driver’s license in Mongolia is 18. Some companies require renters to be 23 years old to rent cars in the country. Young drivers under 23 will incur a surcharge. You must provide a valid license from your country, identification documents (passport or national ID), and a valid credit card in your name for payment. An IDP is also essential since English is not the official language in Mongolia.

  • How are gas prices in Mongolia?

    The average price of gasoline in Mongolia is 3,710.000 MNT (1.410 USD) per liter or 14,043.871 MNT (5.3370 USD) per gallon. The availability of gas stations in Mongolia varies depending on the region. In remote locations, you can cover long stretches with no gas station. Fuel availability is also limited in certain parts of Mongolia. Fill up whenever possible and carry extra fuel. You should also consider a fuel-efficient car to save on fuel costs.

  • What are the speed limits in Mongolia?

    The general speed limit in Mongolia is 20 km/h (12 mph) in residential zones, 60 km/h (37 mph) in urban areas, 80 km/h (50 mph) outside built-up zones, and 100 km/h (62 mph) on state highways. Traffic police officers enforce speed limits in Mongolia by conducting speed checks. Adhere to the posted speed limits to avoid hefty fines.

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    Sixt car rental locations in Mongolia

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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.