Sapporo car hire

Sapporo car hire

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Sapporo, Japan
28 Sep — 5 Oct
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Sapporo, Japan
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Sapporo car hire information

Pick-up locationSapporo
Hire locations88
Airport locations12

Sapporo car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
National
Best rated
6 Good (2 reviews)
7 locations in Sapporo
National
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2.0 Mediocre31 Jan. 2018
Was never told I needed an international drivers license.I was never informed that I needed to get an international drivers license and was stranded at the car rental place to which I had to take a bus back to the airport and a $300 USD cab fare to my hotel, arriving at 2:00 am.
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Rated no. 2
Enterprise
2 Mediocre (1 review)
7 locations in Sapporo
Enterprise
Locations in Sapporo
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2.0 Mediocre16 Feb. 2020
I was not informed of international drivers license requirement for japan when I made my reservation. I only learned of the requirement when I went to pick up the rental car I’m japan, after 20+ Hours of travel from the US. The person who helped me with the reservation should have let me know I would not be able to rent a car in the country w/o the license. Needless to say our travel plans were severely and negatively impacted.
Sixt
16 locations in Sapporo
Sixt
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From $81/day
Europcar
9 locations in Sapporo
Europcar
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From $61/day
Nissan Rent-A-Car
9 locations in Sapporo
Nissan Rent-A-Car
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From $68/day
Times
Most popular
9 locations in Sapporo
Times
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Sunnycars
8 locations in Sapporo
Sunnycars
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Alamo
7 locations in Sapporo
Alamo
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keddy by Europcar
7 locations in Sapporo
keddy by Europcar
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Hertz
3 locations in Sapporo
Hertz
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Nippon Rent-A-Car
2 locations in Sapporo
Nippon Rent-A-Car
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All Car
1 location in Sapporo
All Car
Locations in Sapporo
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From $104/day
Avis
1 location in Sapporo
Avis
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From $51/day
JR Hokkaido Rent a Car
Cheapest deal
1 location in Sapporo
JR Hokkaido Rent a Car
Locations in Sapporo
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From $54/day
ORIX Rent a Car
1 location in Sapporo
ORIX Rent a Car
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3 travellers who hired a car in Sapporo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.7

Car hire locations in or near Sapporo

Good to know

Most popular agency

Times

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$82/day

Good deal

$66/day

When to book a car hire in Sapporo

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Top tips for hiring a car in Sapporo

  • As the largest city on the island of Hokkaido, hiring a car in Sapporo will let you explore the bordering coastline in whichever direction you choose. Having access to your own car is invaluable when visiting ski resorts that surround Sapporo because transporting luggage and ski equipment on trains and ropeways can be very tiring. Driving to the peak of Mt Moiwa takes less than 30min from the city centre, while a combination of two to four public transport legs requires roughly 1h. Moerenuma Park is also best reached by car in 25min compared to 55min by bus and train.
  • When landing at the International Terminal of New Chitose Airport (CTS), head to the Transportation Information Counter on the 1st Floor. Shuttle buses will be organised to transport you to the offices of hire companies which are off site. The same applies to the Domestic Terminal, with reception desks located to the left of the main exit on the 1st Floor.
  • Foreigners must obtain an International Driving Permit to hire a car in Japan. The license cannot be obtained while in Japan and should be organised before leaving Australia. It is illegal to turn when a red light is displayed, even on corners. Hazard lights are commonly used by drivers when acknowledging other drivers for giving them the right of way or allowing them to change lanes. Keep an eye on your side mirrors and blind spots as motorcycles often pass cars on the left-hand side.
  • Peak hour is most noticeable in Sapporo from 07:00–10:00 and 15:00–19:30. Driving through the CBD during these periods should be avoided if possible as lengthy delays are expected. Hokkaido Expressway is particularly congested during the evening as commuters make their way to neighbouring cities. Apply extra caution when driving on Sapporo roads in winter as compacted snow surfaces can cause slippery wheels. Speed should be reduced when snow is falling, remembering that vision can also be obstructed.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Sapporo for $66 or less
  • Book your car hire in Sapporo at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Sapporo are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Sapporo

  • Some car hire companies in Sapporo which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget, Europcar and Avis

  • On average a hire car in Sapporo costs $82 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Sapporo is $7.31 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $88 and $117, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Sapporo.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Chitose airport to off-airport locations include Times, Budget, ORIX Rent a Car, Europcar, Nissan Rent-A-Car and Nico Nico Rent-a-Car.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Sapporo costs $57 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Sapporo costs $53 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car hire in Sapporo costs $107 per day, on average.

  • In Sapporo, cars are most frequently hired at Times Chitose/Sapporo airport (41 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Sapporo costs $571 per week ($82 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Sapporo costs $2,447 per month ($82 per day).

  • A compact model is ideal for the narrow streets and parking spaces in Sapporo. Small car makes with tight turning circles also offer better navigation in traffic, slipping into gaps and around larger vehicles. If visiting when snow is forecast, request a hire car with an anti-lock brake system to improve handling.

  • Unless indicated otherwise, the default speed limit is 40 km/h in urban zones. Expressways vary from 80–100 km/h with signage regularly shown. Speed and red light cameras are prevalent throughout Sapporo and it’s recommended to keep a watchful eye on the speedometer to escape expensive fines.

  • A litre of petrol usually ranges from ¥ 140–150 (A$ 1.90–2.00). The majority of petrol stations in Sapporo have attendants who will fill up your car; however, self-service stands and stations are available and are slightly cheaper.

  • NSS New Stage Parking in Kita Ward costs approximately ¥ 100 (A$ 1.35) per 20min and is capped at around ¥ 1100 (A$ 14.90) for 24h. Sapporo Factory Dai 1 Parking Lot charges roughly ¥ 200 (A$ 2.70) every 30min.