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Kuwait car rentals

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Cheap car hire in Kuwait

IntermediateS$ 53/day
StandardS$ 63/day
Full-sizeS$ 67/day
Full-size SUVS$ 117/day
Premium SUVS$ 200/day
Standard SUVS$ 64/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Kuwait

  • Renting a car in Kuwait provides efficient and convenient transportation as you explore the cities and popular attractions, like the Kuwait Towers, Grand Mosque of Kuwait, and Kuwait National Museum. One of the main advantages of renting a car in Kuwait is its flexibility. You can create your itinerary and travel at your own time and pace with a rental car. You can conveniently acquire car rentals in Kuwait, thanks to several car rental locations nationwide.
  • Kuwait offers convenient car rental options for visitors arriving at Kuwait International Airport (KWI). Upon arrival, travelers can find several car rental companies that provide easy access to transportation to their preferred destination. KWI hosts a variety of local and international car rental companies, ensuring a wide range of options for their customers. These include car rental companies include Budget, Hertz, Avis, and Dollar. The car rental desks are in the landside areas of Terminal 1 and Terminal 4.
  • Driving in Kuwait is a relatively convenient and straightforward experience as the road infrastructure is generally well-developed and maintained. It is important to note that some roads, like King Fahd Road and Jahra Road, can be slippery during rainy seasons due to water accumulation. If you plan to drive to desert areas, like Sabah Al-Ahmad, using a four-wheel-drive (4WD) vehicle is recommended as this will provide better traction and handling on sandy, uneven surfaces.
  • Most car rental agencies in Kuwait allow border crossings to neighboring countries in the Gulf Council Cooperation (GCC), like Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates (UAE). Border crossings to neighboring countries involve specific costs and documentation requirements that may vary depending on the car rental provider. The costs to consider are cross-border fees and insurance coverage, while the documents required are a valid passport, International Driving Permit (IDP), vehicle registration documents, and additional permits like temporary import forms or customs forms, depending on the specific country you plan to visit.
  • Book your rental car in Kuwait at least 5 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Kuwait are around 47% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Kuwait

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Kuwait?

    On average a car hire in Kuwait costs S$ 94 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Kuwait?

    Economy (Honda City or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Kuwait.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Kuwait?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Sixt (S$ 53/day) and Budget (S$ 117/day).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Kuwait?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • What is it like driving in Kuwait?

    Driving in Kuwait is a lovely experience that also presents its own challenges. It is common to encounter assertive driving behaviors characterized by frequent lane changes and occasional speeding; therefore, practicing defensive driving is advisable. Ensuring your rental car has proper air conditioning is important as Kuwait experiences intense heat. Occasionally, Kuwait experiences sandstorms, reducing visibility and leading to challenging driving conditions. Avoid getting behind the wheel during such times.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Kuwait?

    The minimum age and requirements may vary among different car rental providers. The minimum age requirement to rent a car in Kuwait is 21 years. However, it's essential to note that some car rental companies may have higher age restrictions based on the type and class of vehicle being rented. For example, Avis has a minimum age limit of 23 years for all car groups except for car groups A (subcompact), B (intermediate), and D&E (standard size).

  • How are gas prices in Kuwait?

    Gas prices in Kuwait are relatively low compared to other countries, mainly because Kuwait is an oil-producing nation. The average gasoline price in Kuwait is approximately KWD O.10 ($0.33) per liter. The diesel price is around KWD O.110 ($0.33) per liter. Kuwait has a great network of gas stations throughout the country, making it easy to find fuel when necessary. Gas stations in Kuwait accept cash and credit cards as payment methods.

  • What are the speed limits in Kuwait?

    The speed limits in Kuwait vary depending on the type of road and the specific location. Highways and expressways have high-speed limits as they are meant for faster travel between cities. King Fahd Road has a speed limit of 75 mph. The speed limit for urban roads such as Al Ghazali Road, is 50 mph. School zones have a significantly reduced limit not exceeding 19 mph.  

Car rental directory

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Kuwait

    6 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Kuwait

    4 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Kuwait

    4 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Kuwait

    4 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Kuwait

    4 Locations

  • autodrive

    Auto Drive car hire locations in Kuwait

    3 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Kuwait

    3 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Kuwait

    3 Locations

  • islandcarrentals

    Island Car Rentals car hire locations in Kuwait

    3 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Kuwait

    3 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Kuwait

    3 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Kuwait

    2 Locations

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Car hire locations in Kuwait

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.