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Car hire Kota Kinabalu International Airport

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Car rental offers Kota Kinabalu International Airport

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable car for the lowest price. Below are a few examples from our selection in Kota Kinabalu International Airport.

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Passenger van

Rental car options at Kota Kinabalu International Airport

The following car rental companies received the highest ratings in Kota Kinabalu International Airport. Compare the ratings and prices of these rental companies with a single search.

  • Hertz

    9.3 (7005)
    From £ 21 / day
  • Avis

    8.2 (6088)
    From £ 24 / day
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.8 (3492)
    From £ 21 / day
  • Europcar

    7.6 (8283)
    From £ 22 / day
  • Sixt

    8.2 (3442)
    No rates available
  • Hawk Rent A Car

    3.4 (7)
    No rates available

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Kota Kinabalu International Airport average daily price per month

Car rental location Kota Kinabalu International Airport

Location information for Kota Kinabalu International Airport

The Japanese military first established Kota Kinabalu International Airport as a WWII airfield. Today, this airport has become the second-busiest in Malaysia and the biggest on the island of Borneo. This major gateway to Sabah lies four miles south of the state capital with car hire in Kota Kinabalu Airport. In 2010, more than five million visitors passed through this airport on their way to one of Malaysia's most popular resort regions.

Kota Kinabalu Airport facilities

Most airport amenities are situated in the newer and bigger of its two airport terminals, Terminal 1. Facilities include restaurants, travel agents, duty-free shops and lounges. Terminal 2 is housed inside the original airport terminal building. Both terminals handle direct flights, operated by 19 airlines, to destinations throughout Asia as well as to Perth, Australia. Those who haven't booked in advance can compare car hire in the Arrivals hall.

Kota Kinabalu Airport excursions

WWII may have destroyed many of Kota Kinabalu's buildings, but the breathtaking beauty outside the city limits remains very much intact. The national park named after both the city and its most dominant landmark, Mount Kinabalu, is among Malaysia's top protected areas. Another renowned national park, Tunku Abdul Rahman, protects an island group off Kota Kinabalu's coast. Car rental in Kota Kinabalu Airport is the easiest way to reach Lok Kawi Wildlife Park, which has no taxi or bus service.

Best time to visit

Kota Kinabalu's monsoon season officially lasts from October to February, with an average of 12 rainy days during January alone. However, even this tropical city's driest months, from March to September, are rarely free from rain. March and April are the city's driest months and see lots of visitors. Kota Kinabalu's constant humidity eases only slightly in June and July. Fortunately, downpours rarely last longer than two hours and visitors can venture to Mount Kinabulu to cool off.

Car rental in Kota Kinabalu Airport

Kota Kinabalu's flat roads provide relatively easy driving and the city is a meeting point for all main Sabah roads. Visitors can drive between Kota Kinabalu and the tiny sultanate of Brunei in a day along the main road to Sabah's border with Sarawak. Other major roads head north to Kudat, east to Lahad Datu and Sandakan, and southeast to Tenom, Tambunan and Keningau.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Malaysian ringgit
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by at this location?
  • Hertz
  • Avis
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Europcar
  • Sixt
  • Hawk Rent A Car
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