Car rentals in Riyadh: All you need to know
You need a great car to get around Riyadh whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the famous sites around the city and park in front of the best restaurants in Riyadh. We've answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Riyadh. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Riyadh?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the cheapest deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Riyadh. You can also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Riyadh rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Riyadh?
CarRentals.com has around 29 rental suppliers that you can choose from. We have budget-friendly names like Thrifty and Budget and global ones like Enterprise and Hertz. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Riyadh?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're certain to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Riyadh?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Riyadh is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to go through the rental agreement to determine any additional fees is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Riyadh?
When cruising through Riyadh or the rest of country, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover you while traveling through SAU.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Riyadh.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.
You will need to search for an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Riyadh.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Riyadh?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about incurring any extra charges with the distance they drive. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. It's important to:
- Check out your car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Riyadh car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Riyadh has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the great restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Riyadh.