Car rentals in Ho Chi Minh City: All you need to know
A Ho Chi Minh City car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Ho Chi Minh City. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Ho Chi Minh City?
You're on your way to finding the best price on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next booking. You can:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which usually are more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Ho Chi Minh City?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Ho Chi Minh City?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Ho Chi Minh City. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priority||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with luggage and a need for space||Infiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Ho Chi Minh City?
Typically, to rent a car in Ho Chi Minh City you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to determine what the total is before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Ho Chi Minh City?
Almost all countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance through the rental car company.Many credit card issuers (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will offer coverage. But there may be limitations, such as not covering large automobiles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Ho Chi Minh City.
What is the fuel policy for Ho Chi Minh City rental cars?
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 near your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. Use as much gas as you like and top it off when you return your car. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
We encourage a full to full policy. You pick up your rental topped off. If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. For a cheaper rate, find a gas station before you bring it back. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for those who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Check the fine print before you book.
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Ho Chi Minh City adventure, check a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and be sure there is no damage or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new city
Book your Ho Chi Minh City car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Ho Chi Minh City has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the great restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Ho Chi Minh City.