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Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Saudi Arabia is June. The most expensive time to rent a car is July. 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.
Car hire in Saudi Arabia requires that you have your passport, driving licence, and credit card. Your credit card must be international, and third-party credit cards will not be accepted. Saudi Arabia car hire also requires you to be at least 21 years old with at least two years’ worth of driving experience, although each car hire company has different rules. If you are under the age of 25, you will need to pay a young driver’s surcharge. Young drivers are also limited to the type of car that they can hire. Electric, passenger van and luxury car hires in Saudi Arabia are some vehicles under 25s cannot hire. Economy car hire is the most commonly hired car for under 25s. You will not require an International Driver’s permit if you have a licence that is printed in English.
When you drive your car hire in Saudi Arabia, you will be doing so on the right-hand side of the road. While the car is in motion, all passengers must have their seat belts on. Using your mobile phone while in the car is forbidden. However, if you must use your phone while in the car, you can use hands-free software. It is important to know that the legal drinking and driving limit is 0.00%. It is also illegal to purchase and drink alcohol within the country. Children under 10 are not allowed to sit in the front passenger seat, and all children four and under must use a child seat. Speed limits do differ on occasion; however, in most areas, they are 30 mph (45 kph) for urban, 50 mph (80 kph) for rural, and 75 mph (120 kph) for motorways. It is always best to check with your destinations city’s department in Saudi Arabia for any recent changes in the law before you arrive in the country.
There are many great options for car hire in Saudi Arabia. If you are looking for cheap car hire in Saudi Arabia, you can get an economy car. Some recommended economy class cars include a Chevrolet Spark or a Toyota Yaris. However, if you want to go to Saudi Arabia for off-roading, a 4x4 SUV is highly suggested. Most of Saudi Arabia is part of the Arabian Desert; therefore, a car that can easily get through sand is definitely a plus. Some popular 4x4 SUVs you can hire include a Ford Ecosport or a Chevrolet Captiva.
Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Alamo (9.0 rating), Enterprise (8.6 rating) and Budget (5.9 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Saudi Arabia.
When hiring a car in Saudi Arabia, the most popular provider of hire cars among Cheapflights users is Avis, and with prices around £25/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Avis is MINI, which starts as low as £19/day.
At £21/day, the cheapest car hire price in Saudi Arabia was found in Riyadh. On average, Riyadh has the cheapest daily rental car price (£25/day), which is 48% below average price for cities in Saudi Arabia.
Cars travel on the right side of the road in Saudi Arabia.