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Cheap car rentals in Taiwan

Passenger van$137/day
Pickup truck$137/day
Intermediate SUV$83/day
Compact station wagon$84/day
Standard SUV$98/day
Standard station wagon$113/day
Compact SUV$118/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Taiwan

  • Travelers who wish to explore beyond the cities would do well to rent a car in Taiwan. While urban driving here is not for everyone, rural roads are more relaxed and allow visitors to access otherwise hard-to-reach sites. Popular destinations to visit with a rental car include the Taroko National Park, Sun Moon Lake, Alishan, and the Quinghui Cliffs. Highway 11 is a popular route that allows drivers to take in the scenic East Coast.
  • Urban roads can be extremely narrow and parking rules unclear, so when looking for a spot to leave your rental car, it is wise to use a designated paid parking lot. Expect to pay around 30-40 TWD (0.95-1.25 USD) per hour in urban areas, with many garages offering daily fees as well.
  • The law in Taiwan states that children under four must be placed in an appropriate booster seat, while those ages four to 12 have to wear seatbelts and must never be seated in the front of the vehicle. Rental agencies can provide age-appropriate child seats for an additional fee, such as Avis, which charges 120 TWD (3.80 USD) per day.
  • Anyone who wishes to rent a car in Taiwan, particularly for travel outside urban areas, would do well to study a local road sign guide and perhaps learn to recognize a few characters of Mandarin. Major place names, however, are usually also written in English, and most GPS devices will come with multilingual options.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Taiwan for $78 or less
  • Book your rental car in Taiwan at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Taiwan are around 8% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Taiwan are around 23% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Taiwan

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

    On average a rental car in Taiwan costs $90 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Taiwan?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Taiwan.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Taiwan?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Dollar ($59/day), Thrifty ($59/day) and Hertz ($72/day).

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

    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 Taiwan?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Taiwan are Taipei City (75% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Taiwan), Kaohsiung City (9%) and Taichung City (5%).

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

    On average a rental car in Taiwan costs $596 per week ($85 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Taiwan costs $2,556 per month ($85 per day).

  • What is driving like in Taiwan?

    It is recommended that you be a more experienced driver if you’re going to rent a car in Taiwan, as traffic here—especially in the cities—can be rather chaotic. Driving is on the right, roads are well maintained, and traffic is considerably quieter in rural areas. Highways operate on an automatic toll system, which deducts approx. 40 TWD (1.25 USD) from the driver’s credit card each time the car passes a toll sensor, or it charges the rental agency for later payment.

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

    To rent a car in Taiwan, most rental agencies, like Avis and Budget, require the driver to be at least 20 years old and to have held a valid driver’s license for at least one year. It is mandatory to present a passport, a domestic driver’s license, and an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) in order to rent a car in Taiwan.

  • How are gas prices in Taiwan?

    Most gas stations in Taiwan are not self-service, with pump attendants who will fill the car for you. Credit cards are accepted in most stations. Fueling opportunities can be rare in rural areas, so when driving outside cities, it is advised to fill up at every station. Fuel is relatively inexpensive, a liter of gasoline costing around NT$30 ($0.95) and a liter of diesel (less common) around 27 TWD (0.85 USD). Per gallon, that is 3.59 USD for unleaded gasoline and 3.21 USD for diesel.

  • What are the speed limits in Taiwan?

    Speed cameras are common in Taiwan and fines for traffic offenses, including speeding, usually very high. The urban speed limit is usually 40 km/h (25 mph), while in rural areas, drivers may travel at 80 km/h (50 mph). Highways mostly have an upper limit of 100-110 km/h (62-68 mph). When driving in rural areas, particularly in mountainous regions, speed limits may be lower, and signs should be observed carefully.

Car rental directory

  • carplus

    CarPlus car rental locations in Taiwan

    52 Locations

  • chailease

    Chailease car rental locations in Taiwan

    48 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Taiwan

    42 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Taiwan

    37 Locations

  • fortunehsleasing

    Fortune HS Leasing (匯豐協新租車) car rental locations in Taiwan

    33 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Taiwan

    32 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Taiwan

    27 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Taiwan

    27 Locations

  • iws

    IWS car rental locations in Taiwan

    26 Locations

  • pony

    Pony Rent-a-Car car rental locations in Taiwan

    19 Locations

  • goodcarrental

    Good Car Rental car rental locations in Taiwan

    17 Locations

  • chihhangcarrental

    CHIH-HANG Car Rental car rental locations in Taiwan

    14 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.