Car rentals in Phnom Penh: All you need to know
You need a great car to take you around Phnom Penh whether you're traveling for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around the region and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Phnom Penh. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Phnom Penh. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I get a great deal on a car rental in Phnom Penh?
You are well on your way to getting the best price on your car rental with CarRentals.com. However, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming booking. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to steer clear of any surprises
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Phnom Penh.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Phnom Penh?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like National and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Phnom Penh?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this metropolis means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Phnom Penh||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Families with a lot of luggage and a need for space||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Compact Car||Great for navigating and parking through big cities||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Phnom Penh?
Normally, to rent a car in Phnom Penh you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to go over the supplier's terms to figure out what the total will be before you rent your vehicle.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Phnom Penh?
When driving in Phnom Penh or the rest of country, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you rent a car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover your rental.
The major credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Phnom Penh.
What is the fuel policy for Phnom Penh rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only need to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any 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 pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||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 get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise bringing the car back topped off. For a cheaper rate, fill up your tank before bringing the rental car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to check out all that Phnom Penh offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Phnom Penh. Go over the fine print to be sure they are actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you begin on your Phnom Penh trip, make sure you go over a few items before you leave the lot. You should:
- Look over the car and determine if there is any dents or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Phnom Penh car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Phnom Penh has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Phnom Penh.