facebookUltimate Car Sharing in Singapore Comparison (2023)
339
shares

Advertisement

060123 Car Sharing Singapore

Ultimate Car Sharing in Singapore Comparison (2023)

profileJoel Koh

We all know that owning a car in Singapore is outrageously expensive.

Source: SPH

We estimated that to comfortably afford one of the cheapest cars on the market, you will need need a gross monthly income of about $8,281.

As such, to say that owning a car is a big financial commitment would be an understatement.

But, if you still want to enjoy the convenience and flexibility of owning a car without the financial commitment of owning one, you can always choose to rent a car in Singapore.

That is still quite the commitment, as you will need to be tied down by a week or month-long contract.

Alternatively, more affordable, flexible and lower commitment options include taking a private hire car (e.g. Grab), a Taxi (e.g. ComfortDelGro) or using car-sharing services.

But which option is more affordable and hassle-free?

Here’s our comparison of Car Sharing in Singapore vs taking a Grab or a Taxi!

Information is accurate as of 7 January 2023. Do note that car-sharing options, prices and promotions are subject to change without prior notice.


TL;DR: Comprehensive Car Sharing in Singapore Guide (2023) and How it Compares to Taking Grab/Taxi

BlueSG (Basic: $8/month) Car Lite
(Tier 2)
GetGo
(Economy Plan)
Shariot
(Shariot Saver)
Tribecar
(Super Economy)
Car Club by Tribecar
(Car Club Select)
Security Deposit (Refundable) Varies $100 | $300 N.A. $100 | $1,000 $100 | $200 | $500 | $600 $100 | $200 | $500 | $600
Weekday Rental
(3 Hours: 9am – 12pm)
$49.90
$20.20 $32.60 $23.30 $15.70 $35.60
Weekend Rental
(3 Hours: 11am – 2pm)
$28.60 $38.60 $25.30 $23.80 $44.60
Car Return Point A-B Point A-A
Booking Blocks Per minute (Min. 15 mins) 15 minutes block (Min. 15 mins) 15 min blocks (Min. 1 hour) 15 min blocks (Min. 1 hour) Per hour (Min. 1 hour) Per hour (Min. 1 hour)
Late Charge N.A. (Charge by minute) $10/15 mins $12.50/15min $24/15 min $10.80/15 min $10.80/15 min
Fleet Size | Car Sharing Stations 1,000+ | 380+ 200+ | 150+ 1,700+ | 1,300+ 300 | 200 1,300+ | 1,000+ 450+ | 200+
Total Standard Insurance Excess / Liability Without Buying Additional Coverage  From $3,000 – $10,000 From $2,700 – $14,040 From $3,240 to $16,200 From $2,700 – $10,464 From $3,000 – $10,000 (Before GST) From $3,000 – $10,000 (Before GST)

Important Things To Take Note Of When Using Car Services

Before you decide to use a car-sharing service, here are some costs and considerations you need to be aware of:

  • Parking fees (if you do not park in the car-sharing company’s designated lots)
  • Late penalty fees (when you don’t return the car on time and cannot extend the rental due to a lack of available slots)
  • Insurance coverage (Car sharing providers provide basic coverage, do understand what this covers)
  • Location and availability of cars around where you live
  • Child seats are not provided
  • Electronic Road Pricing (ERP).

Car Sharing Insurance

I would also like to elaborate more on the insurance portion.

When you rent a car from these car-sharing services, it is important that you take a photo of the car before and after the trip during your booking, as photo evidence will protect your interests. Please also keep your images as well for at least a few months after booking.

The reason is that when you rent a car from these car-sharing services, the company only provides basic car insurance coverage.

If you suay (Hokkien: unlucky) and get into an accident or damage the car, you are liable to pay car insurance excess, which is a deductible.

Put simply, a deductible in this context is the amount you have to pay out of pocket in the event of an accident before your insurance policy kicks in to cover the rest of the claim.

This insurance excess has two portions:

Own Damage Excess: Deductible you need to pay for the damage to the car that you have rented.

Third-Party Damage Excess: Deductible you have to pay for damage to a third party’s car.

So if you get into an accident that does not involve a third party, you will generally only need to pay your own damage excess. However, if you get into an accident with another car, you will have to pay both the Own Damage Excess AND Third Party Damage excess.

Let’s take a look at GetGo’s insurance excess as an example:

Source: GetGo

As you can see from the infographic, you might have to pay quite a hefty sum (up to $10,800) in the event of an accident.

To mitigate this, you can purchase a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW).

According to Investopedia: The CDW provides a level of protection for the renter that covers damage to the rental car. If the car is damaged, then the renter is not responsible for some or all repairs, as well as for any loss of use fees that may accrue while the rental car is being repaired.

Most car-sharing companies offer CDWs as an additional percentage charge on top of your booking or a flat fee.

With that out of the way, let’s dive into the comparison.

Comparison Scenario

To get an idea of how much these car-sharing services cost, I’ll use the example of a driver who makes a three-hour trip on the weekdays and weekends, travelling about 45km each time.

For their weekday trips, this driver borrows the car from 9am to 12pm to do their groceries, go for a medical appointment or grab an early lunch with their friends.

For their weekend trips, this driver borrows the car from 11am to 2pm to run errands, take their family/friends out for lunch etc.

BlueSG Car Rental Price

Concerned about reducing carbon emissions but still want to get around with ease?

Then you might want to give BlueSG — Singapore’s first electric car-sharing service — a try.

How Does BlueSG Work?

Details
Car Return Model Other stations (Point A-B)
Fleet Size 1,000+

(Mainly Bolloré Bluecar and some Opel Corsa-e cars) 

Car Sharing Stations 380+
Min. Booking Blocks 15 mins
Driver Age and License Requirement The driver must be from
20 – 69 years old & hold a valid driving license for a minimum of one year
Can You Drive to Malaysia? No

BlueSG Stations

BlueSG has about 380+ BlueSG stations where you can return the vehicle island-wide:

Source: BlueSG

BlueSG Fees

Basic Plan
(No commitment)
Premium Plan
(6 Months Commitment)
Membership Fee $8/per month $18/month
Rental Fee $0.42/min rental $0.42/min rental
Note: free 40 mins per month
(Worth $16.80)
Late Penalty N.A.
Petrol Charges N.A. (BlueSG uses electric vehicles)
Safety Deposit N.A.
Standard Insurance Excess / Liability Without Buying Additional Coverage From $3,000 – $10,000

At selected stations, you may be required to pay reservation fees for a car or parking spot. The reservation fees will be displayed next to the Reserve button on the app. This fee is non-refundable and will be charged to you once your reservation is made.

BlueSG Rental Packages

  • Weekdays:
    • 3-hour package at $49.90 (Usual: $75.60)
    • 4-hour package at $59.90 (Usual: $100.80)
  • Weekends:
    • 3-hour package at $49.90 (Usual: $75.60)

BlueSG Comparison Scenario

Here are the comparison scenarios.

BlueSG Weekday Trip (BlueSG Basic Plan)

For a new driver, this three-hour trip, where you drive about 45km from 9am to 12pm, will cost you about $49.90 or ~$16.60 an hour.

Do take note that there is an $8 monthly membership fee for the BlueSG Basic Plan.

Pro-tip: If you plan to use BlueSG regularly, it will make more sense to take up the Premium Plan, as you get 40 free minutes of use every month (worth $16.80). This means that although you must commit for at least six months, the membership almost pays for itself.

BlueSG Weekend Trip (BlueSG Basic Plan)

As BlueSG charges the same amount on weekdays and weekends, the amount for a weekend is the same.

BlueSG Promo Code

Also. BlueSG is currently running a promotion where new customers who sign up for the Basic Plan will have their first month’s membership fee (worth $8 incl. GST) waived.

Back to top

Car Lite Rental Price

Car Lite provides station-based car sharing islandwide with 24/7 availability.

The company aims to provide accessible and convenient car sharing throughout Singapore for your selection, with a wide range of car models spread across the island for variety.

How Does Car Lite Work?

Details
Car Return Model Return to rental location (Point A-A)
Fleet Size 200+

(Toyota Altis, Hyundai Elantra, Kia Cerato, Honda Odyssey)

Car Sharing Stations 150+
Min. Booking Blocks 15 mins
Driver Age and License Requirement For drivers below 22 years old and/or 2 years of driving experience, certain cars will not be available

Hirers aged above 65 – 70 can be reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis

Can You Drive to Malaysia? No

Car Lite Stations

Care Lite has about 150+ stations where you can rent and return the vehicle island-wide:

Source: Car Lite

Car Lite Fees

Here is a breakdown of Car Lite’s fees:

TIER 2 (Self Pump) TIER 3 (Self Pump) TIER 4 (Self Pump) TIER 5 (Self Pump)
Per 15mins Mon – Fri, 12am – 5pm:
$1.00Any Other Timings:
$1.70
Mon – Fri, 12am – 5pm:
$1.20Any Other Timings:
$1.90
Mon – Fri, 12am – 5pm:
$1.40Any Other Timings:
$2.05
Mon – Fri, 12am – 5pm:
$1.55Any Other Timings:
$2.25
24 hours: Day rate Mon – Thurs:
$63.00Fri – Sun:
$85.00
Mon – Thurs:
$73.00Fri – Sun:
$95.00
Mon – Thurs:
$80.00Fri – Sun:
$100.00
Mon – Thurs:
$83.00Fri – Sun:
$105.00
7 days: Weekly rate $465.00 $535.00 $565.00 $635.00
Car Models Altis (10th Gen)
Elantra (5th Gen)
Attrage
Mazda 2 HB(3rd Gen)
Civic (8th Gen)
Elantra(5th Gen)
Fit (3th Gen)
Axio (Facelift)
Hiace Auto
K3 (3rd Gen)
Lancer Ex
Mazda 2HB
Mazda 2(3rd Gen)
NV200 (Petrol)
Vios (3rd Gen)
Fielder (Facelift)
Fit Hybird(3rd Gen)
Altis (11th Gen)
Cerato (4th Gen)
City (5th Gen)
Fit
Avante (6th Gen)
Mazda 3 Skyactiv HB
Mazda 3 Skyactiv
Mazda CX3
Sienta
Stream
Vezel Sensing(2nd Gen)
Odyssey (5th Gen)
Mazda 3 Mild Hybrid
Mazda 6 (3th Gen)
Mazda 6 (Facelift)
Mazda CX-5
Sienta Hybrid
Yaris Cross
Vezel Hybrid (2nd Gen)
Wish
Late Charge Per 15 Minutes $10 $10 $10 $10

Car Lite Additional Fees

Late Penalty $10 per 15 minutes
Petrol Charges Self-pump & pay (Need to return the car with at least 1/4 tank or pay a $30 penalty)
Safety Deposit A refundable security deposit of $100 is required and refunded upon cancellation of the account. Refund will be done within 10 working days

For drivers with less than 22 years old or/and two years of driving experience, an additional security deposit of $200 applies

For work pass holders or similar, the additional security deposit of $200 applies as well

Standard Insurance Excess / Liability Without Buying Additional Coverage From $2,700 – $14,040

Car Lite Comparison Scenario

Here is the comparison scenario for Car Lite.

Weekday Trip (Car Lite Tier 2)

For Car Lite’s Tier 2 plan, you will have to fork out $12 ($1 x 12) to rent the car on a weekday for three hours from 9am to 12pm.

For petrol, we used this fuel cost calculator from LTA to get the fuel efficiency rating for a Toyota Elantra (5th Gen) you can rent from Car Lite.

The car uses 6.7(L/100km). This means you will use about 3.02L of petrol to travel 45km.

Esso’s 95 Octane petrol costs about $2.70 per litre (nett), which means petrol will cost about ~$8.20.

This means that for Car Lite’s rental, you will have to spend about $20.20 in total for the whole three-hour weekday trip.

Weekend Trip (Car Lite Tier 2)

For Car Lite’s Tier 2 plan, you will have to fork out $20.40 [$1.70 x 12) to rent the car on the weekend for three hours from 11am to 2pm.

In addition, you will have to pay about $8.20 for petrol.

This works out to $28.60 in total.

Also, for Car Lite, you must make a round-trip booking.

In other words, you will have to return the car to the same spot you picked it up from.

Back to top

GetGo Rental Price

GetGo is the latest entrant to Singapore’s car-sharing scene. The company was launched in February 2021 and offers a point A-to-A carsharing service, which is available 24/7, rain or shine.

The company aims to provide accessible and convenient car-sharing islandwide with car models like the Mitsubishi Attrage, Mazda 2, Toyota Camry,  and several Electic Vehicles (EVs) available for sharing.

How Does GetGo Work?

Details
Car Return Model Return to rental location (Point A-A)
Fleet Size 1,700+

(Toyota Camry 2.5 8th Gen, BMW ActiveHybrid 5, Mitsubishi Attrage,  Hyundai IONIQ Electric, Hyundai Kona Electric and the MG ZS Electric)

Car Sharing Stations 1,300+
Min. Booking Blocks 15 min blocks (Min. 1 hour)
Driver Age and License Requirement The Hirer must be at least 19 years of age with at least one year of driving experience

If you do not have any driving experience, you need to be at least 25 years of age with a valid driving license but must pay more in insurance excess

Can You Drive to Malaysia? No

GetGo Locations

GetGo has about 1,300 locations island-wide:

Source: GetGo

GetGo Fees

Here is a breakdown of GetGo’s timing:

Time Weekdays Weekends &
Public Holidays
12:00am – 05:59am Normal Normal
06:00am – 08:59am Off-Peak Normal
09:00am – 05:59pm Normal Peak
06:00pm – 11:59pm Peak Peak

GetGo Regular Vehicle Fees

And GetGo’s fees for regular vehicles:

Economy Standard Premium Luxury
Off-Peak $3.00/hr + $0.39/km mileage fee $3.00/hr + $0.39/km mileage fee $6.00/hr + $0.39/km mileage fee $15.00/hr + $0.49/km mileage fee
Normal $5.00/hr + $0.39/km mileage fee $6.00/hr + $0.39/km mileage fee $9.00/hr + $0.39/km mileage fee $18.00/hr + $0.49/km mileage fee
Peak $7.00/hr + $0.39/km mileage fee $9.00/hr + $0.39/km mileage fee $12.00/hr + $0.39/km mileage fee $21.00/hr + $0.49/km mileage fee
24 Hour Rental $80 + $0.39/km mileage fee $120 + $0.39/km mileage fee $240 + $0.39/km mileage fee $240 + $0.49/km mileage fee

GetGo Electric Vehicle Fees

As well as fees for EVs:

Standard Electric Premium Electric Commercial Electric
Off-Peak $4.00/hr + $0.29/km mileage fee $12.00/hr + $0.29/km mileage fee $10.00/hr + $0.29/km mileage fee
Normal $7.00/hr + $0.29/km mileage fee $15.00/hr + $0.29/km mileage fee $11.00/hr + $0.39/km mileage fee
Peak $10.00/hr + $0.29/km mileage fee $18.00/hr + $0.29/km mileage fee $12.00/hr + $0.29/km mileage fee
24 Hour Rental $120 + $0.29/km mileage fee $200 + $0.29/km mileage fee $120 + $0.29/km mileage fee

GetGo Additional Fees

Not to mention the company’s additional fees:

Late Penalty All bookings are given a 10-minute grace time within which the car must be returned to its home lot to end the booking. Otherwise, a 30-minute automatic extension (maximum of two 15-minute blocks) will be added to your reservation; however, this is subject to availability.

There will be a late return fee of $50 per hour or part thereof if GetGo cannot extend your booking.

Petrol/EV Charging Charges From $0.29/km
Safety Deposit N.A.
Standard Insurance Excess / Liability Without Buying Additional Coverage* From $3,240 to $16,200

If you are concerned about getting into accidents can opt for a Collision Damage Waiver, which costs an additional 5% of your total booking charge, and saves you up to $3,210 in damages if you are an experienced driver, or up to $5,350 if you are young (22 years old and below), Senior (70 years old and above) or have less than 2 years of driving experience.

GetGo Comparison Scenario (Regular Standard Plan)

Here is the comparison scenario for GetGo’s cheapest Regular Standard plan:

Weekday Trip

For GetGo’s standard plan, you will have to fork out ~$32.60 [$5 x 3 regular hours + $0.39 x 45) for renting the car on a weekday for three hours from 9am to 12pm.

Weekend Trip

On the weekend, you will have to fork out ~$38.60 [$7 x 3 hours + $0.39 x 45) to rent the car on the weekend for three peak hours from 11am to 2pm.

Back to top

Shariot Rental Price

Shariot is the second latest entrant to Singapore’s car-sharing scene. The company was launched in October 2021 and offers short-term vehicle rentals.

Like GetGo, Shariot operates offers a point A-to-A carsharing service, which is available 24/7, rain or shine.

The company does not charge a membership fee. But you will need to fork out a fully refundable deposit according to your citizenship status as follows:

  • Singapore Citizen/PR: $100.00
  • Foreigner/Work Pass Holder: $1,000.

How Does Shariot Work?

Details
Car Return Model Return to rental location (Point A-A)
Fleet Size 300+
Car Sharing Stations 200+
Min. Booking Blocks 15 min blocks (Min. 1 hour)
Driver Age/License Requirement Age between 19 – 65 years old

Singaporeans or PRs who possess a valid Singapore driving license with  1-year of local driving experience (as indicated on your Singapore driving license)

Foreigner/Work Pass Holder with a valid driver’s license or holding an employment pass with a valid Singapore Driving License of at least 2-years

Can You Drive to Malaysia? Yes
(Additional charges, higher insurance excess amounts, and terms and conditions apply)

Shariot Location

Shariot has about 200+ locations islandwide:

Source: Shariot

Shariot Time Charge and Fees

Here is a breakdown of Shariot’s time charging period classification:

Source: Shariot

And it’s fees:

Source: Shariot

As for cars, Shariot offers the following cars to its customers:

  • Shariot Saver: Honda City, Hyundai Avante 2010, Hyundai Avante, Suzuki Swift, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla Altis etc.
  • Shariot Standard: Honda Vezel Petrol, Audi A1, Kia Forte K3, Toyota Vios, Toyota Corolla Axio etc.
  • Shariot Plus: Toyota Sienta, Toyota Prius Hybrid, Honda Vezel Hybrid, Honda Grace Hybrid etc.

Additional Fees

Late Penalty For every 5-minute block (or part thereof) that you are tardy, you will be penalized $8.00
Petrol Charges Self-pump (Need to return the car with at least 1/4 tank or pay a $60 penalty)
Safety Deposit Singapore Citizen/PR: $100.00

Foreigner/Work Pass Holder: $1,000.00

Standard Insurance Excess / Liability Without Buying Additional Coverage From $2,700 – $10,464

Shariot Comparison Scenario (Shariot Saver)

Also, here’s the comparison scenario for Shariot.

Weekday Trip Shariot Saver

For the Shariot Saver plan, you will have to fork out $15.70 ($3.90 + $5.90 + $5.90) to rent the car on a weekday for three hours from 9am to 12pm as it consists of one off peak hour and two peak hours.

For petrol, we used this fuel cost calculator from LTA to get the fuel efficiency rating for a Toyota Altis (1.6 Standard).

The car uses 6.1(L/100km). This means you will use about 2.8L of petrol for the 45km travelled.

Esso’s 95 Octane petrol costs about $2.70 per litre (nett), which means petrol will cost about ~$7.60.

So in total, you will have to pay ~$23.30 for the weekday trip.

Weekend Trip Shariot Saver

For Shariot’s Shariot Saver plan, you will have to fork out $17.70 [$5.90 x 3) to rent the car on the weekend for three hours from 11am to 2pm.

The car uses 6.1(L/100km). This means you will use about 2.8L of petrol for the 45km travelled.

Esso’s 95 Octane petrol costs about $2.70 per litre (nett), which means petrol will cost about ~$7.60.

So in total, you will have to pay ~$25.30 for the weekend trip.

Back to top

Tribecar Rental Price

The best thing about Tribecar is that there is no yearly membership or signup fee!

Car rental starts at $0.54 per hour during super off-peak hours. And you just pay for what you use.

Also, Tribecar has been expanding aggressively as they have acquired Car Club and WhizzCar as well.

How Does Tribecar Work?

Details
Car Return Model Return to rental location (Point A-A)
Fleet Size 1,300+
Car Sharing Stations 1,000+
Min. Booking Blocks Per hour (Min. 1 hour)
Driver Age/License Requirement Between 18 – 65 years old

A Singaporean/PR who possesses a valid Singapore driving license with 2 years of local driving experience (as indicated on your Singapore driving license card)

OR an Employment Pass holder (with at least 6 months of validity) with a valid Singapore Driving License of at least 2 years of driving experience (as indicated on your Singapore driving license card)

New Drivers (drivers who are below 23 years old and/or have less than 2 years of local driving experience) may also apply but will be subjected to additional requirements.

Can You Drive to Malaysia? Yes

(Selected vehicles under the category Economy Sedan and Economy MPV are allowed entry into Malaysia (up to West Malaysia and/or no further

  • Minimum 24 hours (booking duration)
  • 30% surcharge on top of rental fees
  • Pre-authorisation hold of S$200

Note: Adding the option of Entry to Malaysia while extending your trip is not permitted

Kindly note as well that you are not allowed to rent vehicle(s) for Malaysia use if you are a New Driver

Additional charges, higher insurance excess amounts, and terms and conditions apply)

Tribecar Locations

Tribecar has about 1,000+ locations across the island (Tribecar is in blue):

Source” Tribecar

Tribecar Fees

Here is a breakdown of TribeCar’s fees:

Source: Tribecar

Note:

  • The rates displayed are inclusive of Goods & Services Tax (GST).
  • Public Holiday rates will be published 1 month before the public holiday itself.
  • Rental charges, fees and taxes are subject to change and may depend on other factors such as promotions or special offers.
  • Weekend surge (Fri 5pm – Sun 11pm) of $0.50 to $2.00 (before GST) per hour applies.
  • You may review your total estimated cost before you confirm your reservation.
  • New Drivers are subjected to a mandatory New Driver surcharge of 30% on their booking amount.

Additional Tribecar Fees

Late Penalty For every 15-minute block (or part thereof) that you are tardy, you will be penalised at least $10.80
Petrol Charges Self-pump

Note that you will have to return the vehicle at any fuel level as long as the fuel indicator does not light up or pay a fine of:

  • $35 (first offence)
  • $65 (second offence onwards)
Safety Deposit Singapore Citizen/PR: $100.00

Foreigner/Work Pass Holder: $500.00

For approved New Drivers, an additional deposit of S$100.00 applies

Standard Insurance Excess / Liability Without Buying Additional Coverage From $3,000 – $10,000 (Before GST)

Tribecar Comparison Scenario (Super Economy)

Here is the comparison scenario for TribeCar.

Weekday Trip 

For Tribecar’s Super Economy plan, you will have to fork out about $8.10 ($2.70 x 3) to rent the car on a weekday for three hours in the morning from 9am to 12pm.

For super economy, you can rent cars like the Toyota Altis. As such, I will use the Toyota Altis (1.6 Standard) for this example.

For petrol, we used this fuel cost calculator from LTA to get the fuel efficiency rating for a Toyota Altis.

The car uses 6.1(L/100km). This means you will use about 2.8L of petrol for the 45km travelled.

Esso’s 95 Octane petrol costs about $2.70 per litre (nett), which means petrol will cost about ~$7.60.

This means that for Tribecar’s rental, you will have to spend about $15.70 in total for the whole weekday trip.

Weekend Trip

For Tribecar’s Super Economy plan, you will have to fork out about $16.20 ($5.40 x 3) to rent the car on a weekday for three hours in the morning to afternoon from 11am to 2pm.

For petrol, we used this fuel cost calculator from LTA to get the fuel efficiency rating for a Toyota Altis (1.6 Standard).

The car uses 6.1(L/100km). This means you will use about 2.8L of petrol for the 45km travelled.

Esso’s 95 Octane petrol costs about $2.70 per litre (nett), which means petrol will cost about ~$7.60.

This means that for Tribecar’s rental, you will have to spend about $23.80 in total for the whole weekend trip.

Also, for Tribecar, you will need to make a round-trip booking.

In other words, you will have to return the car to the same spot you picked it up from.

Car Club by Tribecar Rental Price

If you didn’t know, Car Club was acquired by Tribecar in March last year.

With Car Club, you get access to a fleet of vehicles that is only for private rental use.

Out of the whole fleet of vehicles, the most popular rental choices by Car Club customers include the Toyota Altis (2015 onwards), Mazda CX-5. Lexus RX270 and Toyota Velfire.

How Does Car Club Work?

Details
Car Return Model Return to rental location (Point A-A)
Fleet Size 450+
Car Sharing Stations 250+
Min. Booking Blocks Per hour (Min. 1 hour)
Driver Age/License Requirement Between 18 – 65 years old

A Singaporean/PR who possesses a valid Singapore driving license with 2 years of local driving experience (as indicated on your Singapore driving license card)

OR an Employment Pass holder (with at least 6 months of validity) with a valid Singapore Driving License of at least 2 years of driving experience (as indicated on your Singapore driving license card)

New Drivers (drivers who are below 23 years old and/or have less than 2 years of local driving experience) may also apply but will be subjected to additional requirements.

Can You Drive to Malaysia? Yes

(Selected vehicles under the category Economy Sedan and Economy MPV are allowed entry into Malaysia (up to West Malaysia and/or no further

  • Minimum 24 hours (booking duration)
  • 30% surcharge on top of rental fees
  • Pre-authorisation hold of S$200

Note: Adding the option of Entry to Malaysia while extending your trip is not permitted

Kindly note as well that you are not allowed to rent vehicle(s) for Malaysia use if you are a New Driver

Additional charges, higher insurance excess amounts, and terms and conditions apply)

Car Club Locations

Car Club has about 200 locations island-wide.

Source: Tribecar

Car Club Time Chart and Fees

Here is a breakdown of Car Club’s fees which are split between two plans and have included per km mileage fees, unlike Tribecar, where you pay for your own petrol:

Car Club Select

Car Club Prime

Car Club Comparison Scenario

Here is the comparison scenario for Car Club Select.

Additional Car Club Fees

Late Penalty For every 15-minute block (or part thereof) that you are tardy, you will be penalised at least $10.80
Petrol Charges Included

Need to return the car with at least 1/4 tank or pay a penalty of:

  • $35 (first offence)
  • $65 (second offence onwards)
Safety Deposit Singapore Citizen/PR: $100.00

Foreigner/Work Pass Holder: $500.00

For approved New Drivers, an additional deposit of $100.00 applies

Standard Insurance Excess / Liability Without Buying Additional Coverage From $3,000 – $10,000 (Before GST)

Weekday Trip

For Car Club’s cheapest Car Club Select tier, you will have to fork out $18 ($6 x 3) to rent the car on a weekday for three hours from 9am to 12pm, which are off-peak hours.

In addition, you will have to pay another $17.55 (45km x $0.39) for petrol after making the trips.

This works out to ~$35.60 in total.

Weekend Trip

For CarClub’s cheapest Car Club Select tier, you will have to fork out $27 ($9 x 3) to rent the car on the weekend for three hours from 11am to 2pm, which are peak hours

In addition, you will have to pay another $17.55 (45km x $0.39) for petrol after making the trips.

This works out to ~$44.60 in total.

Also, for Car Club, you must make a round-trip booking.

In other words, you will have to return the car to the same spot you picked it up from.

Bonus: BlueSG vs Taking Private Hire Vehicle / Taxi for Commutes

One more thing.

If you were wondering how car sharing compares to taking a private hire vehicle or taxi, we covered you with this simple comparison.

These days ride-hailing and taxis have gotten more expensive, with Channel News Asia reporting that a trip from Ang Mo Kio to Orchard costs about $30.

Whereas if you used a Point A-B car-sharing service like BlueSG, which is more suitable for commutes as you do not have to return the vehicle to the original rental point.

A trip from Ang Mo Kio to Orchard is 11km and would take about 19 minutes and cost you about $30 if you take a private hire vehicle.

In comparison, renting a BlueSG vehicle for 30 minutes (accounting for extra time for parking and other miscellaneous delays etc.) will cost you just $12.60. Even if you account for the basic membership fee divided over the whole month, which works out to about $0.30 a day ($8/30.5 months average), you will only have to pay about $13 for the trip which is more than half the price compared to taking a private hire vehicle.

Granted, you might have to walk a bit as the BlueSG stations might not be near your destination, and drive and pay a reservation fee to secure your BlueSG vehicle, but generally, you’ll be saving money if you take a BlueSG instead of a private hire vehicle.

Looking to Get Into Car Sharing?

If you are looking to get into car sharing, be sure to remember to use a credit card or to get some cashback, miles or reward points when you make payment.

You might also want to check out our real user reviews of credit cards to find the best one for you:

Advertisement

profile
About Joel Koh
History student turned writer at Seedly. Before you ask, not a teacher. I hope to help people make better financial decisions and not let money control them.
You can contribute your thoughts like Joel Koh here.

🔥 What's Popular

    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
Stay updated with the latest finance tips!
Receive bite-sized finance on Telegram here.

💬 Comments (0)

What are your thoughts?

No comments yet.
Be the first to share your thoughts!

🔥 What's Popular

    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles
    • Loading articles

Join our Community!

Discuss your thoughts with like-minded members in these community groups!

Stay updated with the latest finance tips!
Receive bite-sized finance on Telegram here.

Advertisement