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China car hires in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car hire in China. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

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What is the cheapest time to rent a car in China?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in China and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

























Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in China is March. The most expensive time to rent a car is January. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Compare available car types for hire in China

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for hire in China to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 22 July 2024.

Small cars

£33 - £46

All Car Types

£33 - £61

To hire a small car in China, you would pay an average price of £20/day. September is the cheapest month to hire a small car in China (~£33/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is August (~£46/day). In fact, September is about 65% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car hire for China. When comparing with other car types available for hire in China, hiring a small car saves you 26% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Top hire agencies in China

Explore the leading car hire agencies in China known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 7 car hire companies in China. Reviews were last updated on 22 July 2024.
Rent a vehicle with one of these top car hire agencies serving China, including those serving the Shenzhen, Shenyang and Guangzhou area. See what past customers have to say, compare prices, and review other key details before deciding.


105 locations


94 locations

keddy by Europcar

65 locations


57 locations


45 locations


26 locations

United Auto Rental

2 locations

Car hire FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car hires in China, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 22 July 2024.
  • What are the requirements to hire a car in China?

    When booking your car hire in China, you should make note of the fact that the laws and requirements change depending on which part of the country you are driving in. If you go to Mainland China, you need a temporary driving licence to be able to hire a car and be aware that an international driving license is not considered as a valid driving license to hire a car in the mainland. However, if you visit Hong Kong, you are allowed to drive if you hold either a temporary driving licence, a regular driving license issued by your home country or an international driving licence. Please keep in mind that your international driving license and your homeland driving license must be valid for at least 12 months from the date of your arrival in Hong Kong to be considered valid. If you are driving in Macao and Taiwan, an international driving licence will be acceptable.

  • What are the rules for driving in China?

    There are some things to consider when driving through different parts of China. Firstly, in mainland China, the steering wheel is on the left, but in Hong Kong and Macau, the wheel is on the right-hand side of the car. In the mainland, you will be driving your car hire in China on the right, while in Hong Kong and Macao, you drive on the left-hand side of the road. By law, seat belts must be worn in the front and back seats of your vehicles at all times. The law considers drinking and driving a serious offence. The maximum alcohol limit is 20mg of alcohol in 100ml of blood. While driving your car hire in China, you are required to carry your car insurance documents at all times. Not stopping at red robots in China is considered a criminal offence and it is illegal to use a handheld mobile phone while driving.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in China?

    Driving your hire car in China can seem overwhelming at times due to the high levels of traffic in most of the major cities, but it doesn't have to be if you pick a car that supports these types of traffic conditions. Driving an automatic vehicle is recommended on high traffic roads. You will find that you will be spending a fair amount of time in the car due to traffic and therefore a luxury car rental in China can make that time more pleasant. We do highly recommend booking a car hire in China that allows you to book a GPS system as an extra option, as your mobile phone map apps might not work in China due to their local laws on international web programs.

  • What side of the road do you drive on in China?

    Cars travel on the left side of the road in China.

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