Taiwan car rentals

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Car rental directory

  • chailease

    Chailease car rental locations in Taiwan

    27 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Taiwan

    22 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Taiwan

    18 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Taiwan

    12 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Taiwan

    11 Locations

  • iws

    IWS car rental locations in Taiwan

    11 Locations

  • pony

    Pony Rent-a-Car car rental locations in Taiwan

    10 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Taiwan

    2 Locations

  • holiday

    Holiday Automobile car rental locations in Taiwan

    2 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Taiwan

    2 Locations

  • carplus

    CarPlus car rental locations in Taiwan

    1 Location

Top tips for renting a car in Taiwan

  • Travelers who wish to explore beyond the cities would do well to rent a car in Taiwan. While urban driving here is not for everyone, rural roads are more relaxed and allow visitors to access otherwise hard-to-reach sites. Popular destinations to visit with a rental car include the Taroko National Park, Sun Moon Lake, Alishan, and the Quinghui Cliffs. Highway 11 is a popular route that allows drivers to take in the scenic East Coast.
  • Urban roads can be extremely narrow and parking rules unclear, so when looking for a spot to leave your rental car, it is wise to use a designated paid parking lot. Expect to pay around 30-40 TWD (0.95-1.25 USD) per hour in urban areas, with many garages offering daily fees as well.
  • The law in Taiwan states that children under four must be placed in an appropriate booster seat, while those ages four to 12 have to wear seatbelts and must never be seated in the front of the vehicle. Rental agencies can provide age-appropriate child seats for an additional fee, such as Avis, which charges 120 TWD (3.80 USD) per day.
  • Anyone who wishes to rent a car in Taiwan, particularly for travel outside urban areas, would do well to study a local road sign guide and perhaps learn to recognize a few characters of Mandarin. Major place names, however, are usually also written in English, and most GPS devices will come with multilingual options.

FAQs about renting a car in Taiwan

  • On average a rental car in Taiwan costs S$ 148 per day.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Taiwan.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz (S$ 130/day), Thrifty (S$ 137/day) and Dollar (S$ 141/day).

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Based on car searches on KAYAK. The most popular cities to rent a car in Taiwan are Taipei (83% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Taiwan). Kaohsiung (10%) and Taoyuan (4%).

  • On average a rental car in Taiwan costs S$ 609 per week (S$ 87 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Taiwan costs S$ 2,609 per month (S$ 87 per day).

  • It is recommended that you be a more experienced driver if you’re going to rent a car in Taiwan, as traffic here—especially in the cities—can be rather chaotic. Driving is on the right, roads are well maintained, and traffic is considerably quieter in rural areas. Highways operate on an automatic toll system, which deducts approx. 40 TWD (1.25 USD) from the driver’s credit card each time the car passes a toll sensor, or it charges the rental agency for later payment.

  • To rent a car in Taiwan, most rental agencies, like Avis and Budget, require the driver to be at least 20 years old and to have held a valid driver’s license for at least one year. It is mandatory to present a passport, a domestic driver’s license, and an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) in order to rent a car in Taiwan.

  • Most petrol stations in Taiwan are not self-service, with pump attendants who will fill the car for you. Credit cards are accepted in most stations. Fueling opportunities can be rare in rural areas, so when driving outside cities, it is advised to fill up at every station. Fuel is relatively inexpensive, a liter of petrol costing around NT$30 ($0.95) and a liter of diesel (less common) around 27 TWD (0.85 USD). Per gallon, that is 3.59 USD for unleaded petrol and 3.21 USD for diesel.

  • Speed cameras are common in Taiwan and fines for traffic offenses, including speeding, usually very high. The urban speed limit is usually 40 km/h (25 mph), while in rural areas, drivers may travel at 80 km/h (50 mph). Highways mostly have an upper limit of 100-110 km/h (62-68 mph). When driving in rural areas, particularly in mountainous regions, speed limits may be lower, and signs should be observed carefully.

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 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.