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Cameron Highlands, Malaysia

Car Rentals in Malaysia

Car rental in Malaysia is an ideal way to totally get in touch with the diversity of culture in this very lovely country.  It is highly recommended that you use a reputable Malaysia car rentals company to ensure that your vehicle is fully registered and licensed, and that you will have assistance in case of a break-down.  Organising your rental car in Malaysia is quick and easy to do online with us; we offer you a selection of rental cars in Malaysia and pick-up locations to choose from enabling you to tailor-make a deal that is perfect for your requirements so that you can find the best deal or a cheap car rental in Malaysia. 

When renting a car in Malaysia you can choose from Avis, Auto Europe or Europcar hire cars and from the many different categories of vehicle they have to offer, from a compact Ford Fiesta (or similar) all the way to very spacious minibuses that can seat up to 11 adults.

Getting around in your Malaysia car rental

Many people are apprehensive about driving in Asia, but car hire in Malaysia is a very acceptable alternative to battling with public transport.  The road structure in Malaysia is generally good, the standard of driving is a lot better than in many other Asian countries, and the roads are (mainly) quite well sign-posted.  In Malaysia you drive on the Left side of the road (cars are Right-hand drive which make this a lot easier than you may think). 

You can drive your Malaysia car hire using your regular Driver’s License for up to 3 months; (if you are planning a longer trip you will need an International Drivers’ License) and you must be over 21 with at least a years’ driving experience – this varies by dealership, so check when making your reservation. Be prepared to put up with motorbikes which will try and cut in front of you at traffic lights, and never drink and drive – in Malaysia the police often have roadblocks right outside popular bars and nightclubs.

Where to go in your hire car in Malaysia?

There are several excellent self-drive itineraries which will give you a chance to see the more hidden charms of Malaysia.  For instance, you could drive from Kuala Lumpur to the Cameron Highlands, stopping to see the Batu Caves along the way.  From the Cameron Highlands you can tour a tea plantation before heading to the Island of Penang to laze on the beach, swim, snorkel and enjoy the variety of water sports available.  From Penang you could take a leisurely drive in your rental car through the spectacular rain forest along the East-West Highway, en-route to Kota Bharu, some of the east coast beach resorts, and then on to Terengganu to visit the famous floating market. 

In a rent a car in Malaysia you will get closer to the heart of this friendly and exotic country – you may never want to leave!  However, when the holiday is over, drop-off of your Malaysia rental car is convenient and stress-free at your departure airport.