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Car Rental Kuala Lumpur

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Popular rental locations in Kuala Lumpur

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Car rental offers in Kuala Lumpur

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Kuala Lumpur.
  • For example: Proton Saga
    Mini class
    For example: Proton Saga
  • Popular category
    For example: Proton Saga
    Economy class
    For example: Proton Saga
  • For example: Proton Persona
    Compact class
    For example: Proton Persona
  • For example: Honda City
    Intermediate class
    For example: Honda City
  • For example: Mitsubishi Outlander
    Standard class
    For example: Mitsubishi Outlander
  • For example: Proton Exora
    Full-size class
    For example: Proton Exora
  • For example: Mitsubishi Outlander
    SUV class
    For example: Mitsubishi Outlander
  • For example: Proton Exora
    Passenger van class
    For example: Proton Exora

Car rental companies in Kuala Lumpur

Below are the car rental companies in Kuala Lumpur with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.
  • Hawk Rent A Car
    7.7 (5)
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  • Europcar
    7.6 (6595)
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  • Avis
    7.3 (4854)
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Car rental companies in and around Kuala Lumpur

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Location information for Kuala Lumpur

Introduction

Kuala Lumpur is the capital of Malaysia. The city is not very old: in the middle of the 19th century Chinese came to the place where the rivers Kelang and Gombak come together to look for tin. Although they did find it, they paid a high price: 69 of the 87 Chinese died due to horrendous circumstances in what was then a dense jungle. The survivors persevered and set up the tin trade; the beginning of Kuala Lumpur.
One and a half century after the arrival of the Chinese, 'KL' (as Kuala Lumpur) is often called, is a modern city that is dominated by the 452 metre high Petronas Towers.
When it was opened in 1996, it was the world's tallest building.
Both the old city (Chinatown and the Central Market) and the newer commercial area are located on the east bank of the Kelang river. The oldest part of the city has very narrow and winding roads, in sharp contrast the skyscrapers elsewhere in Kuala Lumpur.

Population

The city has one and a half million inhabitants, which is not much for an Asian capital, but around the city there are many suburbs and shantytowns. The entire urban area has 4.5 million inhabitants. Most of them are ethnic-Chinese, followed by Malaysians. In addition, there are many immigrants from India, Indonesia, the Philippines and Bangladesh.

Location

In Malay, Kuala Lumpur means 'muddy confluence'. The city owes that name to its location along the confluence of the muddy rivers Kelang and Gombak. The Kelang flows to the east into the Malacca Straits, on the other side of which lies the Indonesian island of Sumatra. Kuala Lumpur lies a little to the north of the equator, and as a result the climate is hot and humid all year round.

Economy

The city's economy originally consisted of tin and rubber. Although those industries exist to this day, the city is now known above all for its modern electrical and electronic industries. Machine construction and food processing are also important sectors, Malaysia has an indigenous car industry (Proton), which exclusively services the domestic market. The factory is situated close to Kuala Lumpur. The country has considerable oil and natural gas reserves. The head office of the Petronas oil company is located in Kuala Lumpur. In addition, tourism provides important revenues and jobs. Many travellers to Malaysia arrive at Kuala Lumpur Airport and stay in the city for a few days.

Airports

The very modern Kuala Lumpur Airport is located 50 kilometres to the south of the city centre. From the central train station (KL Sentral) the airport can be reached in 30 minutes. It is an important junction for flight routes; more than 50 airlines use Kuala Lumpur Airport.
The airport is the home base of Asia's first budget airline, Air Asia. This company has an extensive flight network, including domestic flights as well as connections to all the neighboring countries and to China. The budget flights depart from a separate terminal at 20 kilometres from the main terminal. From the train station there are various direct connections to this Low Cost Carrier (LCC) terminal.

From the old airport Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah in Subang, there are domestic flights operated by Berjaya Air. It is located 25 kilometres outside of the city.

Public transport

Kuala Lumpur has an excellent public transport system. There are three monorail lines: the circular KL Monorail which services the commercial district, and 2 KTM Commuter lines to the suburbs in the north, south and west of the city.
The main attractions in the city can be reached with the City Shuttle buses, which depart from four main stations: KL Sentral, KLCC (Petronas Torens), Titiwangsa (Pekeliling Busstation) and Maluri (a monorail station).

Near Chinatown in the centre of the city lies the large Puduraya bus station, from where most regional operated by Cityliner and Intrakota depart. Around the station there are city bus stops. Buses bound for the eastern provinces depart from Hentian Putra bus station to the north of the centre.
Nowadays the old train stations serves as a terminal for luxurious high-speed buses to places like Penang, Johor Bahru, Singapore and Hat Yai in Thailand.

Traffic and Parking

Driving in Kuala Lumpur is not easy: traffic is busy and the system of motorways is confusing, road signs provide little information or are simply not there. The best place to park your car is in a car park, which are always located near the large shopping malls. Three centrally located car parks are Asia Park Asia Park on Jalan Bukit Bintang and the two car parks behind the Dorsett Regency Hotel. Do not park your car along busy (shopping) streets, because chances are someone will have double parked their car by the time you get back.

Outside the city, it is a different story. Western Malaysia has excellent motorways, most of which lead to Kuala Lumpur. The city is situated on the main north-south route (road numbers E1 and E2). The E8 (Kakak Highway) leads to the eastern coastal provinces of Pahang, Terengganu and Kelantan. These are toll roads. A toll free road is the Federal Route One, which also goes from north to south along the west coast. Singapore can be reached in about 6 hours.

The people in Malaysia drive on the left side of the road, which means the steering wheel in your rental car is on the left. You will get used to that pretty soon, among other things because Malaysian drivers are more disciplined than some of their fellow Asians.

Hotels

Kuala Lumpur has built a reputation as a place where you can spend the night in a 4 star hotel for comparatively little money. Most luxury hotels are situated in the Golden Triangle, a shopping and entertainment area in the city. In this area there are also many budget hotels. The cheapest hotels are located in Chinatown. Kuala Lumpur is an economic and tourist centre. Make sure you book your hotel room in advance.

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Practical information

  • Currency
    Malaysian ringgit
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
  • Popular car category
    intermediate
  • Popular rental companies
    Europcar

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The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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