Car Rental Tips and Suggestions While Staying in Johor

Car rental johor

May 01, 2016

Renting a car while on vacation needn't be a hassle. You might have heard or read any number of horror stories from tourists who've had to deal with poor service, hidden fees and various penalties imposed after returning the rental car.

Such rental car problems are the exception rather than the norm here in Johor. Always go with a trusted brand and make sure to read all the contract terms and conditions over very carefully before signing an agreement and handing over your credit card information.

How to rent a car in Johor Bahru

Here are a few added tips to help you get the most out of your car rental experience during your stay here:

  • You must be 20 – 21 years of age to rent a car in Johor (varies by company).
  • A local or international driver's license is required to legally rent a vehicle.
  • Be sure to account for taxes when comparing prices – Malaysia's current VAT is 6% on top of the pre-tax price.
  • Check to see that you're seeing the final price when booking online – some rental agencies will charge extra fees when you pick up the car.
  • Some companies offer free cancellation, others will require a down payment during booking which is non-refundable if you cancel.
  • It's advisable to look for rental services that include toll fees at no extra charge – most services offer this complimentary, others will not.
  • The day of the week you pick up the car can significantly affect the final price – some companies charge more for Mon/Tues pickups, others will charge more if you're picking the car up on the weekend.
  • If you're traveling to here from another country, it's wise to book your car in advance using the rental company's website – call them the day after your application is submitted to ensure the vehicle will be available when you arrive in Johor.

Final Tip:

Shop around. While the agencies we recommend below often have the best pricing, it never hurts to take an extra 20 minutes to compare with other vendors.

Comparison websites are great resources to finding the best deals and pricing in Johor and other areas.

List of local car rental agencies

Here are a few local car rental agencies to consider when you visit Johor:

- Hertz Rental Car

Hertz Car Rental in Johor

Senai Airport Location

City Location

  • Phone: +607 223 7520
  • S15 & S15A - Podium 1, Johor Bahru, Malaysia
  • Chauffeurs available on request.

Both locations in Johor are open from 8:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday and closed on Sundays. After hours reservations can be made by visiting their storefront or filling out an online application. Customers can expect no-nonsense service, with terms and conditions that are easy to read and follow, with no hidden fees.

Hertz is trusted worldwide for their well maintained vehicles and impeccable customer service. They have one of the largest air-conditioned rental fleets in Johor, with vehicles to suit any traveler's needs. Fuel and highway tolls are included with each rental car.

- Johor Car Rental Service

Johor Car Rental Service

City Location

This locally-owned car rental service opens early and stays open later than most of their competitors. Business hours are from 09:00 – 18:30. After-hours bookings can be made via their website.

Johor Car Rental has been in business for many years. They have an excellent selection of air-conditioned economy and luxury vehicles, as well as coaches and four-wheel-drive trucks.

- Avis Car Rental

Avis rent car Johor

City Location

  • Phone: +607 331 7644
  • Menara Zurich, Ground Floor (G-03B), 15 Jalan Dato Abdullah Tahir, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, 80300
  • Avis Website

This location is open from 08:00 – 18:00 Monday to Friday, and 08:00 – 17:00 on the weekend days. After hours reservations can be made by visiting their office in Johor or via the online application on their website. This worldwide company is always at the top of the review lists and their no-haggle low pricing and easy to understand terms makes them a go-to for many visitors.

Avis is another internationally recognized brand that both locals and tourists alike can trust for their car rental needs in Johor. As you would expect from a large brand, they have a vehicle to suit any taste including economy and luxury name brand vehicles. Best, fuel and highway tolls are included at no extra charge.

Have a Wonderful Stay

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Read also "Johor Bahru Airport"

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