£27 - £45
To hire cars in the Philippines, you will need to have your passport, credit card, and driving licence. An international driver’s permit is not required if your licence is printed in English. Car hire in the Philippines also requires someone to be at least 21 years old to hire a car with two years of driving experience. If you are under 25, you may have to pay a young driver’s surcharge. This covers the additional insurance needed for drivers with limited driving experience. It is also good to note that the Philippines’ car hire will limit drivers under 25 years old to specific cars. Passenger van and luxury car hires in the Philippines are some of the cars that younger drivers cannot hire. However, there are many great economy car hire options to choose from.
Driving around the Philippines can be easy if you know the rules of the road. While driving your car hire in the Philippines, you will be driving on the right side of the road. All passengers in the car must wear their seatbelts while the car is in transit. If you happen to be travelling with children under 12, they will not be allowed to sit in the front seat. Child seats are also needed for children under 12. The drinking and driving laws in the Philippines state that you cannot have above 0.5 mg of alcohol per mm of blood. The speed limits are generally the same throughout the country. In urban areas, the limit is 20 mph (30 kph); in rural areas, it is 30 mph (50 kph); and on the motorway, it is 60 mph (100 kph). Before you drive your car hire in the Philippines, it is highly recommended that you check with the city’s motor department for any recent road law changes.
Deciding which car to hire while in the Philippines will depend on what your holiday plans look like. If you plan to stay in the major cities, you should check out the smaller economy cars. Cheap car hire in the Philippines can be easily found in the economy car range. Some recommended economy cars include a Toyota Vios or a Hyundai Accent. However, if you plan to travel around the country, you may want to get a 4x4 or SUV type car. This is due to varying road conditions outside of the city. Some recommended 4x4 or SUV type cars include a Ford Explorer or a Toyota RAV4.
Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Thrifty (8.4 rating), Hertz (8.2 rating) and Europcar (8.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Philippines.
The most popular car hire company at Philippines is Avis. With prices on COMPACT starting at £24/day about 172% more people book with Avis than other companies in the country.
When visiting Philippines, it is typically cheapest to hire your car in Davao City where rental cars typically will cost around £36/day (16% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest car hire price in Philippines was found in Angeles City for just £23/day.
Cars in Philippines are to be driven on the right side of the road.