Cheap Car Rental Singapore: Chinese New Year (CNY) Price Comparison 2020
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Cheap Car Rental Singapore: Chinese New Year (CNY) Price Comparison 2020

Ming Feng
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As well-connected as Singapore’s public transport system is, there are probably times when you realise that nothing beats the convenience of having a car.

Sure you can rely on ride-hailing services or taxis.

But try getting one when it’s raining, or during the holiday season.

Especially during Chinese New Year, when you have to shuttle your parents, your kids (maybe even a screaming baby), as well as a cousin or two to 12 different relatives’ houses scattered all over Singapore.

And you realise that you can’t fit everyone into one Grab car.

Guys Trying To Fit Into Small Car
Source: Giphy

The easiest solution to all of this?

Cheap car rental.

Whether you’re planning a road trip to Johor Bahru, or just want an efficient and cost-effective way to transport your family or a group of friends around for the holidays.

Here’s a complete guide to cheap car rental options and everything else you need to know.


TL;DR: Which Cheap Car Rental Is Best For Chinese New Year?

If you’re going to be using the car for a longer period which includes the Chinese New Year festive period.

Then I’d go with the cheapest option you can find from a car rental company.

Based on the rates I managed to find and assuming you’re planning to use the rental car for at least five days (inclusive of the 2020 CNY weekend).

The cheapest rental sedan car should cost you about $788.

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But if you just want to use it for the first day of Chinese New Year — when the bulk of visiting happens — you’re probably better off with a car-sharing service.

For that, you’ll want to avoid services which charge signup or membership fees to keep your cost low.

Assuming you need a whole day (24 hours) to do your visiting, because you have 5 million relatives.

The cheapest rental sedan car would be from Club Car ($98) or Tribecar ($96.30).

Note: prices quoted are estimates and will vary after including other additional fees and GST.


What Is the Best Rental Car Company in Singapore?

Given our kiasu nature, it’s only natural that we want to get our cars from the best car rental company possible.

Why?

Because this means that you’re assured of:

  • the best possible price (read: cheapest)
  • the quality of service
  • the quality of the cars available for rent (read: won’t breakdown after driving it out of the lot)
  • no hidden or sneaky fees

I can’t say which is best because I haven’t tried them all.

But what I do know is for car rental there are two options: car rental companies (international & local) and car-sharing rental companies.

International Car Rental Companies

If you’ve ever gone a self-driven tour in Australia, Europe, or the USA, then you’d be familiar with brand names like:

  • AVIS
  • Hertz
  • Sixt

These reputable names mean that you can be assured that their service and the cars they provide are of a certain quality.

But they are probably the most expensive option available too.

However, if you’ve used their services before, you’ll know exactly what to expect.

Local Car Rental Companies

The prices at Singapore car rental companies are usually cheaper than the international brand names.

And they probably have the widest selection of cars available, combined.

There are way too many local car rental companies to list, but some of the bigger ones include:

  • Asia Express
  • EAZI Car Leasing & Marketing
  • Lion City Rentals
  • My Car Rental

Car Sharing Rental Companies

Good for short term rentals by the hour and you can easily book one through a mobile app.

Local options include:

  • BlueSG
  • Carclub
  • Tribecar
  • Smove
  • WhizzCar

So How Much Does It Cost to Hire a Car in Singapore?

The short answer?

It depends.

Let’s have a look at the car rental companies — both international and local — first.

And because you’re renting a car during this Chinese New Year period, here’s a look at how much the CNY package will cost you:

1. Cheap Sedan Car Rental CNY Packages

Best for families who want to travel in comfort.

ModelPriceBooking PeriodPackageCompanyLocationMalaysia EntryDriver on Probation
24 Jan - 29 Jan
Toyota Altis$78824 Jan - 29 Jan5 daysAlpine Car RentalUbiAllowed-
Mazda 3$88324 Jan - 29 Jan5 daysBKW Rent-A-CarLower Delta--
Toyota Altis$96324 Jan - 29 Jan5 daysBKW Rent-A-CarLower Delta--
23 Jan - 29 Jan
Honda City$825.1823 Jan - 29 Jan6 daysMovaQueenswayAllowed-
Toyota Vios$87023 Jan - 29 Jan6 daysMovaQueenswayAllowed-
Mazda 3$878.6423 Jan - 29 Jan6 daysMovaQueenswayAllowed-
22 Jan - 29 Jan
Mitsubishi Lancer EX$869.9722 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysCL LeasingBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Hyundai Elantra$869.9922 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysDream CarKaki Bukit-Allowed
Kia K3$869.9922 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysDream CarKaki BukitAllowedAllowed
Hyundai Avante 2019$869.9922 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysDream CarKaki BukitAllowedAllowed
Toyota Vios$869.9922 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysDream CarKaki BukitAllowedAllowed
Toyota Altis$882.0322 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysAsia ExpressAljuniedAllowedAllowed
Hyundai Avante$932.1422 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysKOMOCOAlexandraAllowed-
Mazda 3$949.9822 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysCL LeasingBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Kia Cerato K3 SX Sports$970.0122 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysDream CarKaki BukitAllowedAllowed
Honda Civic$1,019.9822 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysCL LeasingBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Mazda 6$1,069.9722 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysDream CarKaki BukitAllowedAllowed
Kia Optima K5$1,069.9722 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysDream CarKaki BukitAllowedAllowed
Mazda 6$1,169.9722 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysCL LeasingBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
23 Jan - 30 Jan
Toyota Altis$828.3723 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysBoltRedhillAllowed-
Kia K3$837.9823 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysM RentalSembawangAllowedAllowed
Toyota Vios$869.9923 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysRide NowBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Mitsubishi Lancer EX$869.9923 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysRide NowBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Kia Cerato Forte$869.9923 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysRide NowBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Nissan Sylphy$92023 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysIDEALBukit TimahAllowed-
Toyota Altis$920.0323 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysIDEALBukit TimahAllowed-
Toyota Altis$940.0223 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysBudget Leasing Pte LtdBukit TimahAllowed-
Kia Cerato$951.0123 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysHM AutomobileUbiAllowed-
Toyota Vios$962.0123 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysEAZIBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Volkswagen Jetta$969.9723 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysSGRentACarBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Honda Civic 1.8$969.9923 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysInfluxWoodlandsAllowed-
Honda Civic$980.9723 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysHM AutomobileUbiAllowed-
Hyundai Accent$1,039.9823 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysMMSin MingAllowedAllowed
Toyota Altis$1,061.9723 Jan - 30 Jan 7 daysEAZIBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Hyundai Avante$1,062.0323 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysEAZIBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Toyota Altis$1,069.9723 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysAllswellLavendarAllowed-
Toyota Altis$1,090.5223 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysSMARTSerangoonAllowed-
Toyota Altis$1,090.5223 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysSMARTSerangoonAllowed-
Toyota Mark X$1,360.1623 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysACE DriveUbi--
24 Jan - 31 Jan
Mitsubishi Lancer GLX$869.9924 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysJJ GarageChinese GardenAllowedAllowed
Nissan Latio$869.9924 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysJJ GarageChinese GardenAllowedAllowed
Hyundai Avante$869.9924 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysTay AutomobilesLavenderAllowedAllowed
Mazda 3$949.9824 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysLCH Car RentalHougangAllowedAllowed
Chevrolet Cruze$98624 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysJJ GarageChinese GardenAllowedAllowed
Nissan Sylphy$98624 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysJJ GarageChinese GardenAllowedAllowed
Subaru Legacy$98624 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysJJ GarageChinese GardenAllowedAllowed
Toyota Altis$98624 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysJJ GarageChinese GardenAllowedAllowed
Honda Civic 1.8$1,07024 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysJJ GarageChinese GardenAllowedAllowed
Mazda 3$1,07024 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysJJ GarageChinese GardenAllowedAllowed
Kia Cerato Forte$1,07024 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysJJ GarageChinese GardenAllowedAllowed
23 Jan - 31 Jan
Kia Cerato Forte$87023 Jan - 31 Jan8 daysAKACommonwealth-Allowed
Toyota Vios Sport$87023 Jan - 31 Jan8 daysAKACommonwealth-Allowed
Toyota Vios$87023 Jan - 31 Jan8 daysAKACommonwealth-Allowed
Mitsubishi Lancer EX$97023 Jan - 31 Jan8 daysAKACommonwealth-Allowed
Toyota Altis$1,07023 Jan - 31 Jan8 daysAKACommonwealth-Allowed
Mazda 3$1,07023 Jan - 31 Jan8 daysAKACommonwealth-Allowed
20 Jan - 30 Jan
Ford Focus$1,002.7820 Jan - 30 Jan10 daysHertzAlexandraAllowedAllowed
Ford Focus$1,002.7820 Jan - 30 Jan10 daysHertzChangi Airport T2AllowedAllowed
Peugeot 508$1134.2020 Jan - 30 Jan10 daysHertzAlexandraAllowedAllowed
Peugeot 508$1134.2020 Jan - 30 Jan10 daysHertzChangi Airport T2AllowedAllowed
Ford Mondeo$1134.2020 Jan - 30 Jan10 daysHertzAlexandraAllowedAllowed
Ford Mondeo$1134.2020 Jan - 30 Jan10 daysHertzChangi Airport T2AllowedAllowed
24 Jan - 3 Feb
Toyota Vios$78224 Jan - 3 Feb10 daysYM Car LeasingBukit BatokAllowedAllowed

2. Cheap Hatchback Car Rental CNY Packages

Best for couples and small families.

ModelPriceBooking PeriodPackageCompanyLocationMalaysia EntryDriver on Probation
24 Jan - 29 Jan
Opel Corsa$688.0024 Jan - 29 Jan5 daysAlpine Car RentalUbiAllowed-
22 Jan - 29 Jan
Suzuki Swift$867.9722 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysCL LeasingBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Hyundai i30$950.1422 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysKOMOCOAlexandraAllowed-
Mazda 3$967.9822 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysCL LeasingBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Honda Fit$1,000.0022 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysAsia ExpressAljunied-Allowed
23 Jan - 30 Jan
Suzuki SX4$887.9923 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysRide NowBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Honda Fit$888.0223 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysIDEALBukit TimahAllowed-
Mitsubishi Colt Plus$928.0223 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysInfluxWoodlandsAllowed-
Audi A3$1,088.0123 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysECubeToa PayohAllowed-
Honda Fit$1,300.0023 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysSGRentACarBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
24 Jan - 31 Jan
Honda Fit$849.9724 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysLCH Car RentalHougangAllowedAllowed
Suzuki Swift$887.9924 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysJJ GarageChinese GardenAllowedAllowed
Mitsubishi Colt$887.9924 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysJJ GarageChinese GardenAllowedAllowed
Mazda 2$888.0324 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysLCH Car RentalHougangAllowedAllowed
Volkswagen Golf$1,088.0124 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysJJ GarageChinese GardenAllowedAllowed
23 Jan - 31 Jan
Mitsubishi Colt$788.0023 Jan - 31 Jan8 daysAKACommonwealth-Allowed
Suzuki Swift$788.0423 Jan - 31 Jan8 daysAKACommonwealth-Allowed
Hyundai i30$888.0023 Jan - 31 Jan8 daysAKACommonwealth-Allowed
Mazda 2$988.0023 Jan - 31 Jan8 daysAKACommonwealth-Allowed
Ford Focus$988.0423 Jan - 31 Jan8 daysAKACommonwealth-Allowed

3. Cheap MPV Car Rental CNY Packages

Best for ferrying five to seven people (or more, depending on the model of the vehicle) in comfort.

ModelPriceBooking PeriodPackageCompanyLocationMalaysia EntryDriver on Probation
23 Jan - 29 Jan
Toyota Estima$1,455.1823 Jan - 29 Jan6 daysMotorwayTiong BahruAllowed-
Ssangyong Stavic (9-Seater)$1,455.1823 Jan - 29 Jan6 daysMotorwayTiong BahruAllowed-
Toyota Alphard$2,075.8223 Jan - 29 Jan6 daysMotorwayTiong BahruAllowed-
Toyota Vellfire$2075.8223 Jan - 29 Jan6 daysMotorwayTiong BahruAllowed-
22 Jan - 29 Jan
Toyota Alphard$1,987.9922 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysCL LeasingBukit Batok-Allowed
23 Jan - 30 Jan
Toyota Wish$1,088.0123 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysM RentalSembawangAllowedAllowed
Toyota Wish$1,169.9923 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysAllswellLavenderAllowed-
Mazda 5$1,187.9923 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysBudget Leasing Pte LtdBukit TimahAllowed-
Toyota Wish$1,187.9723 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysMMSin MingAllowedAllowed
Honda Odyssey$1,187.9723 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysM RentalSembawangAllowedAllowed
Toyota Wish$1,280.0323 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysEAZIBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Toyota Sienta$1,280.0323 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysEAZIBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Toyota Estima$1,287.9823 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysAllswellLavenderAllowed-
Toyota Prius Alpha Hybrid$1,288.0023 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysAllswellLavenderAllowed-
Toyota Sienta$1,379.9823 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysEAZIBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Honda Odyssey$1,380.0323 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysEAZIBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Toyota Wish$1,380.0323 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysEAZIBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Toyota Previa$1,387.9723 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysMMSin MingAllowedAllowed
Mitsubishi Grandis$1,387.9823 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysInfluxWoodlandsAllowed-
Honda Stream$1,388.0123 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysRide NowBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Honda Odyssey$1,388.0123 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysRide NowBukit BatokBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Toyota Wish$1,388.0123 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysRide NowBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Kia Carens$1,388.0123 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysRide NowBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Mitsubishi Grandis$1,388.0123 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysRide NowBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Citroen C4 Picasso$1,388.0123 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysRide NowBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Honda Odyssey$1,388.0223 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysSGRentACarBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Toyota Estima$1,479.9823 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysEAZIBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Toyota Estima$1,580.0023 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysEAZIBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Toyota Vellfire$1,588.0223 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysSGRentACarBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Toyota Noah Hybrid$1,592.1523 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysACE DriveUbi--
Toyota Alphard$1,687.9823 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysMMSin MingAllowedAllowed
Volkswagen Sharan$1,738.1523 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysACE DriveUbi--
24 Jan - 31 Jan
Honda Stream$1,088.0024 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysTay AutomobilesLavenderAllowedAllowed
Nissan Lafesta$1,206.8424 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysJJ GarageChinese GardenAllowedAllowed
Honda Stream$1,287.9824 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysJJ GarageChinese GardenAllowedAllowed
Mazda 5$1,287.9824 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysJJ GarageChinese GardenAllowedAllowed
Honda Odyssey$1,288.0124 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysLCH Car RentalHougangAllowedAllowed
Toyota Vellfire$1,687.9824 Jan - 31 Jan7 daysJJ GarageChinese GardenAllowedAllowed
24 Jan - 3 Feb
Toyota Wish$1,288.0024 Jan - 3 Feb10 daysYM Car LeasingBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Toyota Estima Aeras$1,388.0024 Jan - 3 Feb10 daysYM Car LeasingBukit BatokAllowedAllowed

4. Cheap SUV Car Rental CNY Packages

Best for large families.

ModelPriceBooking PeriodPackageCompanyLocationMalaysia EntryDriver on Probation
23 Jan - 29 Jan
Ssangyong Tivoli$941.5823 Jan - 29 Jan6 daysMotorwayTiong BahruAllowed-
Volvo XC90$1,572.9023 Jan - 29 Jan6 daysMotorwayTiong BahruAllowed-
BMW X3$1,554.9023 Jan - 29 Jan6 daysMotorwayTiong BahruAllowed-
22 Jan - 29 Jan
Toyota Harrier$1,238.0222 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysCL LeasingBukit Batok-Allowed
Hyundai Tucson$1,253.1722 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysKOMOCOAlexandraAllowed-
Hyundai Santa Fe$1,485.1722 Jan - 29 Jan7 daysKOMOCOAlexandraAllowed-
23 Jan - 30 Jan
Toyota Rush$887.9923 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysRide NowBukit BatokAllowedAllowed
Honda Vezel$1,087.9923 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysAllswellLavenderAllowed-
Nissan Murano$1,108.5123 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysSMART Car RentalSerangoon--
Mercedes-Benz GLA180$2,814.1523 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysACE DriveUbi--
Volvo XC90$2,814.1523 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysACE DriveUbi--
Mercedes-Benz GLC250$4,371.1523 Jan - 30 Jan7 daysACE DriveUbi--
23 Jan - 31 Jan
Honda Vezel$1,088.0023 Jan - 31 Jan8 daysAKACommonwealth-Allowed

Why Are Car Rental Company Packages Usually Five to Seven Days Long? Are There Any 1-Day Rental Options?

I know what you’re thinking, “Why can’t I rent a car for one day or less than three days?”

Guy Asking But Why
Source: Giphy

Well, you can probably do so on a regular day.

But you’d still have to sign some kind of package that requires you to rent the vehicle for much longer than just a few hours.

Also, since you’re renting your car during a holiday period like Chinese New Year.

You’ll notice that the majority of car rental companies offer minimally a 5-day or 7-day package.

And this is because they all have different dates which they’ll be away for the Chinese New Year period.

This means that if Company A’s Chinese New Year vacation period is from 24 to 29 January, you cannot opt to pick-up your rental car on 25 January, or return your car before 29 January (for obvious reasons).

For 2020, these are the dates to keep in mind:

  • 24 January 2020 (Friday): Chinese New Year Eve
  • 25 January 2020 (Saturday): Chinese New Year
  • 26 January 2020 (Sunday): Chinese New Year (2nd Day)

Unfortunately, this also means that these rental companies will also levy a Chinese New Year surcharge.

So if your car rental period falls within the rental company’s CNY surcharge period, you can expect to pay a little bit more than usual (think: Grab surge prices when demand is high).

Can I Drive a Rental Car to Malaysia?

If you’re planning to rent a car to drive to Malaysia to visit relatives and friends, you might want to check as not all rental companies allow you to take their cars up north.

Jon Hamm Driving A Convertible
Source: Giphy

Some rental companies will impose a surcharge depending on which part of Malaysia you intend to travel to.

So always remember to check with your rental company before driving out of the country.

Now, let’s look at car-sharing companies.

Hourly Rate Car Sharing Rental Service: BlueSG vs Car Club vs Smove vs Tribecar vs WhizzCar

If you intend to rent a car for a short period of time, then maybe car sharing is a better alternative to traditional car rental companies.

Instead of being tied down by a week or month-long contract, car-sharing allows you to rent a car for shorter, more flexible periods.

Here are your options:

1. BlueSG Car Rental Price

BlueSG Logo

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?

  • Pick-up: 300 self-service locations (1,000 cars in the fleet)
  • Return: to any location
  • Allowed to drive to Malaysia: No
  • Minimum rental period: 15 minutes
PlansBasicPremium
(6 months)
Subscription Fee$8 per month$18 per month
Rental Fee$0.33 per minute$0.33 per minute

Note: free 45 mins per month

2. Car Club Rental Price

Car Club Logo

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

Here are the different vehicle groups, which you can choose from:

Type of VehicleModel
EconomyMazda 2
Nissan Almera
Nissan Note
Renault Kangoo
Suzuki Swift
Toyota Hiace
PlusHonda City
Honda Fit
Honda Jazz
Mitsubishi Lancer
Mazda 3
Renault Clio
Suzuki Ciaz
Toyota Vios
Volkswagen Beetle
Volkswagen Golf
Volkswagen Golf SV
Volkswagen Polo
PremiumChevrolet Malibu
Volkswagen Golf Variant
Honda Freed
Honda Odyssey
Mazda 5
Opel Insignia
Peugeot 5008
Toyota Altis
Toyota C-HR Hybrid
Toyota Sienta
Toyota Wish

How Does Car Club Work?

  • Pick-up: 120+ self-service locations (260+ cars in the fleet)
  • Return: back to same pick-up location
  • Allowed to drive to Malaysia: Most cars allowed
  • Minimum rental period: 1 hour

Car Club Standard Plan

Vehicle GroupEconomyPlusPremium
Weekday
First hour$10.00$11.00$12.00
Next 15 mins$2.50$2.75$3.00
24 hours$80.00$88.00$96.00
Weekend/ Public Holiday
First hour$11.00$12.00$13.00
Next 15 mins$2.75$3.00$3.25
24 hours$132.00$144.00$156.00
Addtional Distance Charge
-$0.40/km$0.40/km$0.40/km

Car Club Value Plan

Vehicle GroupEconomyPlusPremium
Weekday
First hour$9.00$10.00$11.00
Next 15 mins$2.25$2.50$2.75
24 hours$65.00$74.00$83.00
Owl Special (9pm - 6pm)$26.00$29.00$32.00
Weekend/ Public Holiday
First hour$10.00$11.00$12.00
Next 15 mins$2.50$2.75$3.00
24 hours$98.00$110.00$122.00
Owl Special (9pm - 6pm)$26.00$29.00$32.00
Additional Distance Charge
-$0.30/km$0.30/km$0.30/km

Car Club Lady’s Plan

Vehicle GroupEconomyPlusPremium
Weekday
First hour$9.00$10.00$11.00
Next 15 mins$2.25$2.50$2.75
24 hours$65.00$74.00$83.00
Owl Special (9pm - 6pm)$26.00$29.00$32.00
Weekend/ Public Holiday
First hour$10.00$11.00$12.00
Next 15 mins$2.50$2.75$3.00
24 hours$98.00$110.00$122.00
Owl Special (9pm - 6pm)$26.00$29.00$32.00
Additional Distance Charge
-$0.30/km$0.30/km$0.30/km

3. Smove Rental Price

Smove Logo

With Smove, you just have to apply for a membership online or via the mobile app.

Link your EZ-Link card to your account (to unlock the car).

Select and reserve a car online.

Collect, drive, and return your car at your convenience.

Here are the different vehicle groups, which you can choose from:

Type of VehicleModel
SaverToyota Aqua
Toyota Vois
Toyota Altis
Mazda 3
Mitsubishi Attrage
ValueMaza 3

How Does Smove Work?

  • Pick-up: 80+ locations to pick up/drop off cars (450 cars in the fleet)
  • Return: to any location
  • Allowed to drive to Malaysia: No
  • Minimum rental period: 1 hour (minimum $50 rental fee)
 TimingSaverValueValue Plus
Mon - Thu12am - 9:59am$4.50$5.00$6.00
10am - 4:59pm$6.50$7.00$7.50
5pm - 7:59pm$8.00$9.00$9.50
8pm - 10:59pm$9.00$10.00$10.50
11pm - 11:59pm$5.00$6.00$7.00
Fri12am - 9:59am$5.00$5.50$6.50
10am - 4:59pm$8.00$9.00$9.50
5pm - 11:59pm$10.00$11.00$11.50
Sat12am - 1:59am$10.00$11.00$11.50
2am - 9:59am$5.50$6.50$7.50
10am - 10:59pm$10.00$11.00$11.50
11pm - 11:59pm$5.50$6.50$7.50
Sun12am - 9:59am$5.50$6.50$7.50
10am - 10:59pm$10.00$11.00$11.50
11pm - 11:59pm$5.50$6.50$7.50

Note: Your actual booking price will depend on the mileage driven, add-ons, and public holiday surcharges.

4. Tribecar Rental Price

Tribecar Logo

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

Car rental starts at $2.14 — during super off-peak hours — and you just pay for what you use.

How Does Tribecar Work?

  • Pick-up: 300+ locations to pick up/drop off cars (380+ cars in the fleet)
  • Return: back to same pick-up location
  • Allowed to drive to Malaysia: Most cars allowed
  • Minimum rental period: 1 hour
 Economy Sedan
Economy MPV
Economy Sedan (Hybrid)
Economy Van (Manual)
Economy Van (Auto)Standard Sedan
Standard Van (Auto)
Standard SUV
Standard MPV
Standard Sedan (Hybrid)
Standard MPV (Hybrid)
Standard Coupe
Premium Sedan
Premium MPV
Super Off-Peak$2.14/hour$2.68/hour$3.21/hour$4.28/hour$4.82/hour$5.35/hour$5.89/hour
Off-Peak$4.82/hour$5.35/hour$5.89/hour$6.42/hour$7.49/hour$8.03/hour$9.10/hour
Peak$6.96/hour$7.49/hour$8.03/hour$10.70/hour$11.24/hour$12.84/hour$13.91/hour
Daily (Mon - Thu)$69.55$74.90$80.25$90.95$96.30$107.00$128.40
Daily (Fri - Sun)$96.30$101.65$107.00$112.35$123.05$128.40$160.50
Late Charges (every 15 mins)$10.70$10.70$10.70$10.70$11.77$12.84$13.91

5. WhizzCar Car Rental Price

WhizzCar Logo

If you sign up as an Individual member, there’s a one-time registration fee of $107 (ouch) and a minimum 12-month commitment which comes with a monthly membership fee of $10.70 (double ouch).

If you’re just a casual car rental who just wants to try out WhizzCar, you’ll still have to cough up the one-time registration fee of $107 but it doesn’t come with any commitment.

As I’m focusing on hourly rates with little to no commitment, I’ll just look at the Whizz-Ezzy rates.

How Does WhizzCar Work?

  • Pick-up: 50+ locations to pick up/drop off cars (158 cars in the fleet)
  • Return: back to same pick-up location
  • Allowed to drive to Malaysia: Most cars allowed
  • Minimum rental period: 1 hour
 Super EconomyEconomyEconomy+ExecutiveMPVVanFree km given
First Hour$16.90$18.29$18.29$20.54$22.37$16.9710km
Next 30 mins$7.76$8.46$8.74$9.58$10.53$7.795km
24 Hours$165.26$186.12$188.72$222.13$240.85$166.09100km
Business Hours (8am - 7pm)$86.10$93.05$106.05$139.92$149.47$86.5245km
Overnight Plan (9pm - 6am)$46.53$53.48$66.48$86.44$102.17$46.7430km
Additional per km charge$0.43$0.43$0.43$0.43$0.43$0.43-

About Ming Feng
A stint in Bloomberg gifted me with a beer belly, which only grew larger when I moved on to become a Professional Trader. Now I turn caffeine into digestible finance-related content.
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