While Hong Kong is famously easy to navigate, thanks to its fast and affordable public transport system, there may be times when you need to hire a car for various needs and functions. So, to help you out when that time comes around, we've gathered all the information you need to get the ball – or rather, wheels – rolling.
Requirements For Car Rental
In order to rent a car in Hong Kong, you must be 25 years old or above, and have a valid license of over 2 years that is accepted by Hong Kong. You will need to present your Hong Kong Identification Card (HKID) and a valid Hong Kong driving license, along with the completed relevant forms, at the car rental office. If you are visiting the city for a short amount of time, then a Hong Kong visitor visa allows you to drive if you have your overseas passport and international driving license with you.
Top Car Rental Companies
Generally speaking, the cost of hiring a car depends on several factors, including the duration of the lease, the car model, and special requirements such as extra trunk space and baby seats etc. However, given that demand for car rental is lower in Hong Kong than other cities, the options are fewer, meaning that prices can get pretty steep. If you are looking to hire a car for a short or long period of time, however, then these top rental companies – listed in order of rental price – should have something to suit every budget.
The Airbnb of car rental, Carshare.hk allows you to find immediate, short-term, and economic car rentals that meet your budget and needs. Once you have downloaded the Carshare App onto your smartphone and set up an account, you can view the cars available for rent and filter the options by price range, number of seats, and additional features. You can also view photos and read the details of your desired model’s profile page. Daily rent starts from as little as $350, making this a highly appealing option if you're on a tight budget. Once you have selected your vehicle, you can choose your pickup and rental time, pay easily online, and message the car owner to confirm the booking. Each rental has a special insurance for car sharing too, so you can feel at ease when you're driving around the city.
Offering daily, weekly, and monthly car rental at competitive prices, HAWK is also a good option if you're on a limited budget. There are only six models to choose from, ranging from an affordable $480 to $990 a day, and $6,000 to $10,800 for the month, making this one of the cheaper options on our list. You can also choose to pay fixed monthly instalments if you want to rent longer term and budget easily in advance. Flexible terms are also available for rental of cars and specific commercial vehicles from 12 months up to 60 months, and all packages include road tax, insurance, government tax, maintenance, and replacement for the vehicle, among others benefits.
Pick up location is in Sha Tin but the company offers free delivery
HAWK, (+852) 2516 9822
Dah Chong Hong Motor Leasing (DCH)
Similar to Avis and Hertz, DCH offers a variety of self-rental services, with long-term and short-term leases available. You can hire a car for the day, weekend only, or month at competitive rates, which all include registration and license fees, regularly repairs, maintenance, free cleaning and replacement throughout your rental, as well as pick-up and drop-off services. Depending on the car you select, rental fees can range from $890 to $1,800 for the day, and $9,030 to $19,000 for the month. The company also offers limousine, transfers, and hourly on-hire services, should you need them.
Pick up location in Kowloon Bay
Dah Chong Hong Motor Leasing (DCH), (+852) 2216 9888
Hertz offers long-term and short-term leasing packages for Sedans, minivans, SUVs, and 4x4s at daily, weekend, weekly, and monthly rates. The go-to collection for everyday budget friendly and quality car rentals includes everything from a Nissan Versa, Toyota Corolla, Chevrolet Impala, or a similar vehicle. Meanwhile, the more spacious collection of vehicles includes 5 passenger SUVs, as well as 7 and 12 passenger transit vans. Daily car rental ranges from $900 to $3,800, and monthly from $8,800 to $36,800, with all packages covering insurance, annual license fee, first registration tax, maintenance services, and replacement services. Self-drive and pick-up services are available too, and with each rental, there are benefits from Frequent Flyer programs, fuel discounts up to $1 per minute, and free Hertz Gold club membership.
Pick up locations at Hong Kong MTR station station and Kowloon Station (below Elements)
Hertz, (+852) 2525 1313
Avis offers a diverse range of car models and flexible leasing services to customers in Hong Kong, which can be tailored to meet their specific needs. Whether you need a small hybrid for efficient bursts across town, an executive saloon to impress clients, or a vehicle big enough to fit the whole family in for a holiday, the Avis fleet is sure to have something within your budget. The rental price depends on the car model and whether you want to hire it for a day, weekend, week, or month. For example, daily car rental ranges from $980 to $2,900, while monthly is from $9,200 to $29,800, but all packages include 24-hour fully support service, third-party insurance, a free car wash, and 24-hour breakdown service, among other things.
Pick up locations in Wan Chai or Tsim Sha Tsui
Avis, (+852) 2890 6988
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