If you have a Great Britain or Northern Ireland driving licence and want to book car hire in Kazakhstan, you will need an international driving permit (IDP). This can be easily obtained at post offices in the UK, and you will just need to present your valid licence, a passport photo and the application fee. Always carry your IDP and your national licence with you when you are behind the wheel in Kazakhstan. Alternatively, you can get your licence translated into Kazakh or Russian and notarised. The minimum driving age is 18 years old, but to hire a car in Kazakhstan, you will generally need to be over 25. Book online in advance if you’re looking for cheap car hire in Kazakhstan.
In Kazakhstan, you drive on the right-hand side of the road. The speed limit in residential areas is between 20 and 60 kph (12-37 mph), it’s 90 kph (56 mph) in rural areas and 110 kph (68 mph) on motorways. All occupants must wear seatbelts, and children under 12 must be seated in appropriate child restraints or booster seats. There is a zero-tolerance policy for driving under the influence of alcohol in Kazakhstan, and the penalties are strict. To navigate around the country confidently, book a GPS system with your car hire in Kazakhstan. You are not permitted to use a mobile phone while driving, but hands-free Bluetooth systems are permitted. Drivers may be stopped regularly at checkpoints by traffic police, so drive carefully at all times and try to obey the road rules. Check with the local department of motor vehicles to be familiar with Kazakhstan’s driving laws. You may not find many service stations outside the main cities, so fill up when you can.
Car hire in Kazakhstan gives you the freedom to explore the remote regions of Kazakhstan, for an unforgettable experience. The road quality varies throughout the country; most roads are paved but may be in poor condition, particularly in rural areas. The terrain is mostly flat, apart from tall mountains in the east and south-east. In winter, snow and ice can make driving in the steppe quite dangerous. A wide variety of vehicles are available, including compact cars such as the Nissan Almera and Hyundai Accent, sedans such as the Toyota Corolla or Camry and premium SUVs such as the Toyota Land Cruiser Prado or Toyota RAV4. Check with your Kazakhstan car hire company to find out about included extras, such as winter tyres, unlimited mileage, liability coverage and additional drivers. You can usually pick up your hire car in Kazakhstan from the airport or in the main cities.
The most popular car hire company at Kazakhstan is Hertz. With prices on ECONOMY starting at £31/day about 43% more people book with Hertz than other companies in the country.
At £51/day, it is 0% cheaper on average to rent a car in Almaty than any other city in Kazakhstan. The cheapest price found in Kazakhstan was for £31/day in Almaty.
Cars travel on the right side of the road in Kazakhstan.