- Rent a car in Saudi Arabia
- Driving tips and useful information
- Top car rental companies
- Best type of car to rent
- One-way and cross country
- Popular car rent return locations
- Frequently asked questions
Reserve a cheap car rental in Saudi Arabia with VIP Cars
|Minimum age to rent a car in Saudi Arabia:||21-23 years|
|Minimum car-hire period:||1 day|
|One-way car rental option:||Available|
Book a cheap car rental in Saudi Arabia – the largest Arab state in western Asia which constitutes the main part of the Arabian Peninsula – and travel as you please. King Fahd International Airport, King Abdulaziz International Airport and the King Khalid International Airport are the main airports serving Saudi Arabia, where you can request a pick-up with us. Holy sites of Mecca and Medina are known to attract thousands of tourists from around the world.
Al Diriyah and Mada'in Saleh are two world heritage sites here that can also be visited. Capital city Riyadh is known for its fortress and palace, Abha in southwest is a resort city attracting many travelers, Jeddah is popular as gateway to the religious Makkah-Madinah and Taif is a beautiful mountain town also known as a resort location. All these beautiful Saudi cities can be easily covered with a rental service. A rental car also makes it easy to get around from destination to another while handling the weather conditions of this country.
Driving tips & Useful information
- Saudi people drive on the right-hand-side of the road and as of June 2018 women are also allowed to drive – previously it was the only country in the world where women were not permitted to drive.
- Follow speed limits; in Saudi they use speed cameras, and fines are sent electronically; drive carefully as at the end of the rental agreement, fines will be your responsibility.
- Interstate driving is more enjoyable as compared to intra-city where the traffic can be hectic and bothersome.
- Children under 5 feet height must be seated at the back seats of the rented vehicles; you can rent the baby or booster seats at the time of booking.
Our car rental companies in Saudi Arabia
We work with a bevy of suppliers in Saudi Arabia which allows us to provide a big fleet of car categories that you can easily compare on our booking engine. Their presence means that you can request pickup and drop-off at almost all locations within the country and since these are global brands you can also take your rented vehicles into the neighboring countries. Therefore with us you can easily book a one-way as well as cross-country car rental online, or all you have to do is call us and we will arrange it for you. It is advised that you confirm the one-way or the cross-border car hire at the time of online-booking as well as pick-up time.
The following is the list of the car rental agencies we work with in Saudi Arabia
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Best type of car to rent in Saudi Arabia
The type of rental car suitable for your Saudi trip depends on the things that you are planning. For instance, for city travel you can choose anything from economy to luxury or minivans as per your budget and space needs. But if you have planned out some activities like Desert Safari it is best that you rent a 4X4 for the trip; in case you are planning to go sailing or fishing you can rent an SUV as these vehicles are spacious & are great for carrying equipments etc.
In Saudi Arabia, our car hire partner agencies offer the following car types from which you can choose your vehicle:
One-way and cross country option with our Saudi Arabia car rental
With us, you can book a car rental anywhere in Saudi Arabia and though by default the rental pickup and drop-off locations are same, with us you can easily rent a car for pick up at one location and drop-off at another. This service is termed as one-way rental; in Saudi Arabia domestic one-way is offered by almost all suppliers while cross-country is offered only by a few. However kindly note that both these service are offered for a small per day fee.
Read the T&Cs for more information or call us or the supplier to known whether cross country option is available or not.
Popular car hire locations in Saudi Arabia
Irrespective of the fact whether you are reserving a one-way or a two-way rental car, these are some of the most popular rental locations in Saudi Arabia where you can request rental pick up or drop-off or both. The following are the most popular airport locations in Saudi Arabia; for city and downtown areas just type-in the name in the search-form to know whether it is covered or not:
- Al Jawf Airport
- Al Qassim Airport
- Dammam Airport
- Jizan Airport
- Medina Airport
- Najran Airport
- Riyadh Airport
- Jeddah Airport North Terminal
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I rent a car in Saudi Arabia with driver?
With VIP Cars, you can only rent self-driven cars for Saudi Arabia.
What do I need to rent a car in Saudi Arabia?
For the travelers to successfully rent cars in Saudi Arabia, they need a valid driver’s license, a credit card and an identification card. If you are visiting from a foreign country, make sure you have your passport as the identification. The credit card acts as the address proof also and is needed by the rental company to block a security amount which is released when the car is returned in the same condition in which it was picked up. In case you booked the car in advance – which is highly recommended – do bring the eVoucher or the printout of your rental document.
Can I drive in Saudi Arabia with UAE/Canadian/UK license?
Yes, you can drive a rental car in Saudi with your UAE, UK or Canadian driver’s license. It doesn’t matter from which country you are visiting, all you need is a full and valid driver’s license – issued by the government of your native country. In addition to the license, make sure that you have the rental document, your passport and the vehicle registration papers with you while on the road.
Do I need an International driver’s permit to rent a car in Saudi Arabia?
Yes, you need an international driver’s permit (IDP) to rent a car in Saudi Arabia. While some companies ask for the IDP as the mandatory document, others ask for it only if your license is not in Roman alphabet. Note that an IDP only acts as the translation of your driver’s license (DL), without your DL, the supplier will not allow you to pick the car even if you have your IDP.