Shanghai car hire

Shanghai car hire

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Shanghai, SH, China
28 Jan — 4 Feb
Same drop-off
Shanghai, SH, China
Fri 28/1
Noon
Fri 4/2
Noon
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Shanghai car hire information

Pick-up locationShanghai
Hire locations35
Airport locations8

Shanghai car hire reviews and directory

From $55/dayRated no. 1
Hertz
Cheapest deal
Most popular
Best rated
2.9 Mediocre (3 reviews)
13 locations in Shanghai
Hertz
Locations in Shanghai
  • 3.3
  • 3.3
  • 2.6
  • 2.6
  • 2.6
Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre2 Jan. 2018
Value for money not worth it!Not much
3.2 Mediocre29 Mar. 2017
Don't use Hertz in Shangha !Although i booked the car for 6:00 am i was able to get a car at 9:00 am. No English spoken at the office, very difficult to communicate. The car I got had a non-Shanghai license plate which has limited access to the city. I asked to change to Shanghai license plate and had to pay extra's, whilst nothing was mentioned during the booking.
2.0 Mediocre9 Sep. 2016
InformationWe are in China and they did not rented us the car because we need a Chinese drivers license, the website never informed that!!Information
Avis
9 locations in Shanghai
Avis
Locations in Shanghai
Recent reviews
Ehi
9 locations in Shanghai
Ehi
Locations in Shanghai
Recent reviews
Europcar
2 locations in Shanghai
Europcar
Locations in Shanghai
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Shanghai
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Shanghai
Recent reviews
3 travellers who hired a car in Shanghai gave the car agency they used an average rating of 2.9

Car hire locations in or near Shanghai

Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$55/day

Good deal

$55/day

When to book a car hire in Shanghai

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Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Shanghai

  • Car hire in Shanghai is not, strictly speaking, a necessity, as the city has a very good public transport system. That said, having a car makes you more independent and less bound by the timetables of buses, the metro or trains. Overall, having a car will give you the freedom to move more independently and according to your own preferences. Be advised that foreigners must have a valid Chinese driver’s licence to hire a car or drive in China.
  • If you are thinking of car hire in Shanghai, you have several options at both Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Hongqiao International Airport (SHA). There are car hire agencies in the arrivals areas of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Pudong Airport, and you can choose from a number of international and Chinese agencies, including Hertz, Avis and Anfeishi Car Rental. At Hongqiao, there is a Hertz counter at Terminal 1, but no other companies work out of this airport. It is a good idea to book in advance and arrange to pick up your car from the airport, as hiring from airport agencies is considerably more expensive than hiring from off-site ones.
  • When considering car hire in Shanghai, remember that Shanghai is a very large city and it may take some time to get used to driving in such intense traffic. Jaywalking is common, so you should keep an eye out for pedestrians on busy roads. Traffic in China drives on the right, which may take some getting used to if you are used to driving in Australia.
  • Being such a large city, you should be prepared to face a few difficulties arising simply from the scale involved. Rush hour is 07:30-10:00 in the mornings and 17:00-19:00 in the evening. Traffic becomes more manageable at other times of the day, but you should be ready for a sometimes fairly chaotic situation on the roads. Drivers in Shanghai traffic may sometimes play a bit loose with traffic rules and may sometimes run red lights. Tailgating is also very common. You should also be very attentive with regard to pedestrians and cyclists/motorcyclists, who can pop up suddenly when you least expect them.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Shanghai for $55 or less
  • Book your car hire in Shanghai at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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