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Car Rental Services In Kota Kinabalu

Posted at September 18th, 2016 | Categorised in Information


Car rental services is becoming more popular in Kota Kinabalu, Sabah these days. With the improvement in technology – GPS and all that, many tourists prefer to drive in foreign lands than use public transportation. Admittedly, it is cheaper, more convenient and you get more stories to tell back home.

Not surprisingly, this blog receives a lot of questions, either via email or social media pages (Facebook and Twitter) asking about how and where to find affordable and quality car rental services in KK.

Well, as you can see below, there are many companies that offer car rental service in this city:


Car Rental Companies

The big ones normally set-up their business at the city centre with big office and offering mostly Mini Vans and SUV cars. You can find anything from Myvi to Toyota Estima. Those coming to Kota Kinabalu with family would prefer Nissan Urvan or Toyota Hiace. Those who are single can choose from several types of Sedan and SUV.

You can also look for smaller companies at the outskirts of the town. Areas such as Menggatal and Penampang are the home for this companies which can provide you with Kancil, Saga etc at a very low price.

Of course, there are slight risks renting from these companies but most of the cars provided are in good condition.


Prices are varied and depend on the vehicles and the company that you choose. If you have a contact in Sabah, you can get even better offers (discounts). For small cars such as Myvi, the market price is RM 170++ per day. Outside the city, you may get as low as RM120, depending on who you deal with.

Mini Van will cost you a lot, RM350 to RM450. If you don’t have the budget, then you might want to pm us for assistance. We can’t guarantee that we can help you since we are not promoting this service. 😀 We may introduce you to some of the service providers.

One more thing, please be careful and pay careful attention to any document that you sign. Be alert with hidden costs, etc. Some of the cheaper ones might not even have permit or insurance. So, these are some of the things that you need to carefully check before paying for car rental service in this city.

Car rental companies in Kota Kinabalu can also contact us via email or Facebook page if you wish to advertise your service. It would be better if you could provide us with your profile.

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3 Comments for Car Rental Services In Kota Kinabalu

  • Shem says:

    Be careful using the cheap one. Better check the car carefully. sometimes the tire or breaks got problems. I have experience this.

  • Pirool says:

    I’m planning to come to KK with my family in December. Anyone knows where I can find a cheap Urvan to use in KK for a week?

  • Work in KK says:

    With so many fly-over constructions in progress, it’s better to use Grab/Uber services than driving in KK if you’re not familiar with KK roads & places.

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