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Car hire at Kota Kinabalu Airport

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Cheap car hire at Kota Kinabalu airport

Economy$41/day
Compact$37/day
Full-size$41/day
People mover$92/day
Passenger van$55/day
Intermediate SUV$75/day
Compact SUV$79/day
Standard SUV$109/day
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Top tips for hiring a car at Kota Kinabalu airport

  • Exploring Kota Kinabalu and other regions of Malaysia’s Sabah state is relatively easier when you opt for a car rental at Kota Kinabalu Airport (BKI). You’ll easily get to different destinations that aren’t fully accessible by public transport. It also offers a comfortable way to move around because you’ll avoid the congestion in buses and other public transportation options. Self-driving helps you save time because you’ll avoid traffic and unwanted stops. Taxis are more expensive than car rentals when you compare the total costs to various destinations in the Sabah state capital.
  • Picking up your car when you get a car rental at Kota Kinabalu Airport is super fast and easy. There are local and international car rental suppliers at the airport with on-site counters. You’ll find the car rental counters at Level 1, Public Concourse, Arrivals section. Once you arrive at the airport, visit your preferred company’s rental counter with the requested documents. After processing, you’ll be guided to the pickup point at the car park lot, a short walk from the Terminal. Confirm if there are any damages on the rented car and if your maps are working correctly since most signs in Kota Kinabalu are in Malay.
  • Dropping off your rental car at Kota Kinabalu Airport is not that complicated. You can return it to the exact pick-up location or the designated drop-off point listed in your rental agreement. Some rental companies have a 24-hour return schedule, while others only operate within working hours. Make sure you return the vehicle within the stated date and time to avoid the late return fee. After returning, clear all your items from the car, inspect the vehicle for damages, and head to your company’s car rental counter to hand over the keys and fill out the required forms.
  • Saturday is usually the busiest day of the week at Kota Kinabalu Airport. The airport can also get busy during certain times of the year since it’s popular among tourists visiting the coastal city in Malaysia. Car rental bookings are often high between December to April, the region’s peak travel period. You’ll likely encounter long queues at the car rental desks during this period. Collecting and dropping off your rental car at Kota Kinabalu Airport can also be challenging during special events, festivals, and holidays like Eid al-Fitr and Hari Raya.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire at Kota Kinabalu airport for $40 or less
  • Book your car hire at Kota Kinabalu airport at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car at Kota Kinabalu airport

  • What documents should I provide to rent a car at Kota Kinabalu Airport?

    One of the documents requested by car rental agencies when renting a car at Kota Kinabalu Airport is a valid driver’s license from your country of origin. It should have been valid for at least a year. You should also provide an International Driver’s Permit for translation purposes. Your passport or national ID may be requested for additional identity confirmation. A valid credit card for payment is another document you may be asked to present by most companies. Some companies will ask for a hard copy of the rental confirmation voucher sent to your mail.

  • What amenities are available at Kota Kinabalu Airport?

    Opting for a car rental at Kota Kinabalu Airport grants you access to several amenities and services. You’ll find currency exchange kiosks, ATMs, food concessions that operate with varying schedules, luggage facilities, showers, medical facilities, and prayer rooms. If you’re traveling with a newborn, you can take advantage of the baby care facilities available throughout the airport. The airport is also designed perfectly to cater to passengers with reduced mobility.

  • What is the best way to pay for my Kota Kinabalu Airport car rental?

    We advise you to use a major credit card for your Kota Kinabalu Airport car rental, which is a safe option. Most car rental suppliers prefer this payment method because of the security it offers during your rental period. Some rental companies at the airport accept cash or debit card payments, but with strict demands. You may be asked to provide additional forms of identification, documents confirming your return travel date, or proof of insurance. You’ll also have limited options on the types of cars you can rent.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car at Kota Kinabalu airport?

    On average a car hire at Kota Kinabalu airport costs $40 per day.

Kota Kinabalu Airport car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

8.5

Very Good

4 reviews

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8.5

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9.0

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9.0

Value for money

8.5

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No L1l02 C16

+60 16 354 2178

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10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
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6.0 Okay

May 2022

KAYAK
The time range to pick up/ drop off should be wider .

1 out of 1

Suria Car Rental

7.3

Cleanliness

6.6

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6.6

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6.6

Value for money

7.3

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Bangunan Terminal, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

+60 12 569 9758

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2.0 Poor

Oct 2022

KAYAK
After booking and paying, they called and cancelled. Very bad indeed. Had to make late alternative arrangements and missed a trip to Mount Kinabalu

1 out of 1

KK Rent A Car

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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Borneo Trails Travel&tours Sdn Bhd L1l14,level1(landside),arv Hall,t1

+60 168 309 136

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Agtran

8.0

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8.0

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8.0

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8.0

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8.0

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Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Beg Berkunci No 134, Aras 5, Bangunan Terminal, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah.

+60 18 989 0800

Monday08:00 - 22:00
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Avis

8.0

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Lot No. L1L02 (C4) Lev 1

+60 88 204 460

Monday08:00 - 22:00
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keddy by Europcar

6.7

Okay

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Kota Kinabalu Int'L Airport

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Sixt

2.0

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Lot No L1L02(C2) Level 1

+60 8841 3520

Monday09:00 - 18:00
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Green Matrix

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Arrival Hall, Terminal 1 L1l01 (c4), Public Concourse

+60 129 214 242

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Kota Kinabalu Terminal 2

+60 129 214 242

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Mayflower

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Borneo Trails Travel&tours Sdn Bhd L1l14,level1(landside),arv Hall,t1

+60 8824 2990

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Kota Kinabalu Terminal 2

+60 8824 2990

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Hawk

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Kota Kinabalu

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Hertz

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T1 New Wing

+60 88 413 326

Monday08:00 - 22:00
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8.0 Very Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Not exactly clear where best to drop car.

1 out of 0

KK Leisure

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Kota Kinabalu International Airport, Lot No. L1L04, Level 1, Arrival Landside (Terminal 1, ETB, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah)

+60 16 830 9136

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NH Travel

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Lot C 18-2, First Floor, Kepayan Perdana Commercial Centre, Jalan Lintas, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah

+60 13 865 8484

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Pacific

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah airport

+60 8870 1899

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Prima Odyssey

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Meet & Greet Service

+60 198 228 283

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Shouqi

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L1l14,level1(landside),arv Hall,t1

+86 10 6064 1387

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Sunnycars

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Kota Kinabalu airport

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Thrifty

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T1 New Wing

+60 3 7966 7000

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6 travellers who hired a car in Kota Kinabalu Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

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NH Travel

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$40/day

Good deal

$40/day