Vehicle rental in Malaysia

Арендованное авто в Малайзии

I think no one will argue with the fact that one of the most convenient and interesting ways to get to know Malaysia is to rent a transport. Regardless of whether you are going to explore these remote corners of the selected island resort or travelling through Malaysia – it will be interesting and not too expensive.

Vehicle rental in Malaysia developed, especially in tourist areas, to your taste and budget you can choose cars of different classes or limited economical option of renting a motorcycle.

If you are only going to Malaysia, you will have questions on the rental of vehicles. Below I have tried to answer all the questions that you may have. Well, if you still have questions, you can ask them at the bottom of the page. I will try to answer them.

How much gasoline fuel?

Заправка в Малайзии

You can refuel and should be in the pump. "Bottle" improvised gas stations along the roads in Thailand, you will not find here. At least I have never met.

Petrol prices in Malaysia is lower than in Russia. 92 1 liter of gasoline costs 2 ringgit, equivalent to about 25 rubles.

Insurance

As a rule, insurance is only included when renting the car. Try to rent a car with insurance that covers all possible cases of damage, but in reasonable limits of course. On the island of Langkawi, you can rent a car without insurance, why rent there is one of the cheapest among the resorts in Malaysia.

Before you hire transport in Malaysia should follow the usual precautions: check all documents noted in the contract damage, and even better to photograph them.

Traffic in Malaysia

Дорожные знаки в Малайзии

Traffic in Malaysia drives on the left. The roads are very good, although some places are narrow. Road signs are different from ours, but quite understandable.

To characterize the traffic objectively is difficult because every driver in this respect his opinion. And the intensity of traffic in different cities and parts of the country differs greatly. I am of the opinion that drivers in Malaysia are more courteous on the road, always ready to pass. They never stop to let pedestrians cross at crosswalks, and only slightly reduce the speed to skip those pedestrians who are already on the road. The speed is almost everywhere low and there is an impression that in Malaysia where no one is in a hurry. The rows of the movement was not always adhered to, although the sudden rushing on the road, no one does.

To quickly adapt to left-hand traffic, use the simple advice: mark bright tape or something else the left side of the motorcycle handlebar or the instrument panel and remember that from this side there must always be a road.

How much is the rent of the machine?

Прокантые конторы в аэропорту Лангкави

The rental price varies from place to place (the resort), and the average starts from 70 to 200 ringgit (from 900 to 2500 rubles) for the cheapest copies. If you take the car for a long time, you can get a significant discount.

You can rent a car on the spot or do it via the Internet. Popular, but not the only, distributors in Malaysia cars - http://www.kasina.com.my/index.html (they have offices in Langkawi, Penang, Kuala Lumpur etc.). If you take the car on the spot in a small office, can be traded.

Also you can rent a car using the search box (looking from the many international and local distributors), and then, if desired, will be waiting for you at the airport upon arrival.

How much is motorcycle rental?

Прокат мотобайков на Лангкави Rent a motorbike in Langkawi

Motorcycles can be rented in all tourist areas of the country. The rental price starts from 15 ringgit (about 200 rubles) for the simple scooter. The bigger scooter is already 25 ringgit (about 300 rubles), and large motorcycles from 100 ringgit (1200 rubles). For rent for long term you can get a great discount. For example, a month renting a scooter can cost 220 ringgit (about 2800 rubles).

As we mentioned earlier, in practice, to rent a motorcycle even without driving license or with Russian rights. Also when you rent a motorcycle you're more likely to drive without insurance, so be careful.

When driving on a motorcycle must wear a helmet (most often issued along with the bike and included in the rental price), otherwise fine and procedures for the verification of documents can not be avoided.

And yet, when driving the motorcycle at any time of the day should be included Farah.

What are the rights for the lease of transport in Malaysia?

International driving permits issued in Russia is valid in Malaysia. At least, as practice shows travelers and it is reinforced by the fact that Malaysia signed the Geneva Convention on road traffic of 1949, whereby here you can drive with international driving permit (application in the form of books issued in addition to national rights). Ie getting the rights in place, such as in Vietnam, is not required. At the same time, the Russian plastic rights "international standard", which are actually just national rights, is not valid, such as in Thailand. It is necessary to receive the international rights to the traffic police in addition to national Russian (cost 1600 rubles, valid for 5 years, re-exams not required). Don't forget that an international driving permit is not valid without the national WOO, so you will need to carry both identities. Read more about what rights are needed to manage transport abroad, read here.

However, it is possible to get permission to drive vehicles in Malaysia even at the national (Russian) rights by contacting the Ministry of road transport Malaysia, which is apparently associated with some "hemorrhoids".

Companies can you have the right not to ask, being confined to the question whether they have. However, while driving international driver's license you must be in any case.

As for renting a motorcycle, then, theoretically, it is necessary to have a license with an open category "A". In fact, the motorcycle can be rented at all without a license or with Russian rights to the old model (still laminated paper, in which everything is written in Russian), but the problem on the road with the police it's your problem, not the distributors. Of course, rent a motorcycle without a license you can not work everywhere, but on Langkawi island I (site author) has had the experience of renting a motorcycle with Russian rights of the old sample (paper laminated) without any problems.

Age for driving in Malaysia is limited and you must be at least 23 years and not more than 60, to rent a car. Also, your driving experience should be more than one year. For driving a motorcycle there is no such restriction.

Other issues transport rental in Langkawi

  • In Malaysia, there is a toll road (only outside cities). In most cases, the alternative free roads are not, and you will have to pay tolls on the toll road.
  • Rental conditions are different everywhere. Where it is possible to rent a car without Deposit only by presenting the copy of passport, somewhere in the Deposit you will require a passport, Deposit cash of several hundred dollars, and sometimes as collateral can freeze a certain amount on your credit card.
  • Moving by car or motorbike you can get, including, and to the Islands. Ferries to carry cars and motorcycles, and on the island of Penang in General is accessed via a bridge.
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admin 11 Mar 2012, 07:17
Full version "vehicle rental in Malasyia" on the website.

I think no one will argue with the fact that one of the most convenient and interesting ways to get to know Malaysia is to rent a transport. Regardless of whether you are going to explore these remote corners of the selected island resort, or travelling through Malaysia – it will be interesting and not too expensive.
Vehicle rental in Malaysia developed, especially in tourist areas, to your taste and budget you can choose cars of different classes or limited economical option of renting a motorcycle.
If you are only going to Malaysia, you will have questions on the rental of vehicles. Below I have tried to answer all the questions that you may have. Well, if you still have questions, you can ask them in this forum. I will try to answer them.

What are the rights for the lease of transport in Malasyia?
Russian international driving license in Malaysia fit. At least, as practice shows travelers. Companies can you have the right not to ask, being confined to the question whether they have. While driving law you should be anyway.
As for renting a motorcycle, then, theoretically, its lease rights are required to open a category "A". In fact, the motorcycle can be rented at all without a license or with Russian rights to the old model (still laminated paper, in which everything is written in Russian), but the problem on the road with the police it's your problem, not the distributors. Of course, rent a motorcycle without a license you can not work everywhere, but on Langkawi island I (site author) has had the experience of renting ...
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