Car Rental in Kota Kinabalu

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Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Mini
Perodua Axia or similar
Perodua Axia
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GoGo Car Rental
$23.15 per day
Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Economy
Perodua Bezza or similar
Perodua Bezza
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$28.12 per day
Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Compact
Nissan Almera or similar
Nissan Almera
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$35.16 per day
Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Economy Elite
Perodua Bezza or similar
Perodua Bezza
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GoGo Car Rental
$34.51 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Intermediate
Honda City or similar
Honda City
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Keddy
$40.77 per day
Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Full-size Van
Perodua Aruz or similar
Perodua Aruz
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
GoGo Car Rental
$50.40 per day
Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Oversized Van
Toyota Hiace or similar
Toyota Hiace
  • 10
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
GoGo Car Rental
$82.19 per day
Kota Kinabalu International Airport
Standard SUV
Nissan X-Trail or similar
Nissan X-Trail
  • 7
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$84.31 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 05:48 on 2024-07-13. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Bahasa Melayu, English
Currency
MYR
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+60
Average car rental price
$47 per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
60 km/h or 37 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 110 km/h or 56 - 68 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
8.4 / 10
Average gas price
$0.44 per liter or $1.65 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$0.44 per liter or $1.65 per gallon
Highest gas price
$0.44 per liter or $1.65 per gallon

Top 7 cities near Kota Kinabalu

  1. 1,450.6 km / 901.4 miles away
  2. 1,629 km / 1,012.2 miles away
  3. 1,630.2 km / 1,013 miles away
  4. 1,634.8 km / 1,015.8 miles away
  5. 1,747.9 km / 1,086.1 miles away
  6. 1,749.3 km / 1,087 miles away
  7. 1,804.8 km / 1,121.5 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Kota Kinabalu?

Car rental prices in Kota Kinabalu vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Kota Kinabalu
$34.67
January
$32.92
February
$26.94
March
$30.18
April
$36.30
May
$29.26
June
$39.15
July
$46.92
August
$37.51
September
$32.50
October
$30.00
November
$40.85
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Kota Kinabalu is March (when prices average $26.94 per day). This is 23% cheaper than the yearly average and 43% cheaper than renting in August (when prices average $46.92).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Kota Kinabalu?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in May, the average renter keeps their car for 7 days, and in January, they keep their car for 4 days.
Average number of rental days in Kota Kinabalu
4
January
6
February
5
March
5
April
7
May
6
June
6
July
5
August
6
September
4
October
4
November
5
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Kota Kinabalu?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Kota Kinabalu is May, and the least popular is March.
Monthly searches in Kota Kinabalu by pick-up date relative to the average
73%
January
77%
February
59%
March
84%
April
154%
May
99%
June
124%
July
102%
August
128%
September
70%
October
113%
November
117%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 2
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Keddy, GoGo Car Rental, Europcar, AGTRAN
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $23 per day
Cheapest supplier GoGo Car Rental

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Keddy Perodua Bezza 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Nissan Almera 4 1 Medium cars
Keddy Nissan X-Trail 5 1 SUVs
Keddy Perodua Bezza 4 1 Small cars
Keddy Honda BR-V 5 2 SUVs
Keddy Honda City 4 1 Large cars
Keddy Proton Persona 4 2 Medium cars
GoGo Car Rental Perodua Axia 5 1 Small cars
Keddy Honda CR-V 5 2 SUVs
AGTRAN Perodua Alza 5 2 Vans

Our customers' reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have the option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic.

Malaysia
Nissan Almera
October 20, 2023
I was very dissatisfied with the service provided at Europcar Kota Kinabalu.
Malaysia
Perodua Bezza
August 14, 2023
customer photo
Singapore
Honda CR-V
December 31, 2022
Everything was fantastic
Australia
Proton Persona
October 10, 2022
Drove to Kundsasan Waterfront restaurants were great
Malaysia
Perodua Bezza
January 7, 2022
We used the car to visit the mountain area around Mt Kinabalu including the Poring Hot Springs and Sabah tea Plantation. We also drove up to the northern tip of Borneo past Kudat to spend time on the beaches.
Malaysia
Perodua Bezza
October 23, 2019
Renting a car in Kota Kinabalu is the right choice. This town easy moving around with a car.
Malaysia
Nissan Almera
September 13, 2019
Renting a car is must easier for Foodie traveller to travel around KK
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Keddy
8.3 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Europcar
7.5 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
8
Total rental companies
7
Average daily price
$47.32
Lowest daily price
$23.15
Total cars available
26

Top 7 suppliers in Kota Kinabalu in 2024

Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.3 / 143 reviews
1 location
$28 - $67
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8
1 location
AGTRAN
AGTRAN
Good 7.7 / 2 reviews
1 location
GoGo Car Rental
GoGo Car Rental
Good 7.6
1 location
$23 - $95
Hawk rent a car
Hawk rent a car
Good 7.6
1 location
KK Leisure tour Rent a car SDN BHD
KK Leisure tour Rent a car SDN BHD
Good 7.6
1 location
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.5 / 2 reviews
1 location
$31 - $84
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