China

Cheap Car Hire in China

Shanghai
26 May — 2 Jun
Same drop-off
Shanghai
Thu 26/5
Noon
Thu 2/6
Noon
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China car hire prices in popular cities

Below are the cheapest cities to hire a car in China

Price

£23 - £41

Cheapest time to hire a car in China

January

£59

February

£37

March

£37

April

£37

May

£35

June

£37

July

£52

August

£59

September

£52

October

£39

November

£35

December

£37

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Car Hire FAQs

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 is the most popular car hire provider in China?

The most popular car hire company at China is Ehi. With prices on COMPACT starting at £15/day about 122% more people book with Ehi than other companies in the country.

What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in China?

At £16/day, the cheapest car hire price in China was found in Guangzhou. On average, Guangzhou has the cheapest daily rental car price (£41/day), which is 0% below average price for cities in China.

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

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