What you should know before hiring a car in Kuala Lumpur
Car hires in Kuala Lumpur: practical information
Where to rent a car in Kuala Lumpur
Heading to Malaysia? Kuala Lumpur is the perfect place to start your trip. Once you book your flights to Kuala Lumpur, take a look at what car hire offers are available for your trip. A rental car will make exploring Malaysia and neighbouring countries a breeze. Kasina Baru and Hertz are in the Arrival Hall along with Mayflower Car Rental, Orix Car Rental, Insas Pacific and Avis. Pantas Rent A Car is located in the car park.
It’s also possible to hire a car from Kuala Lumpur city centre. Avis, Hertz, Mayflower and Orix all have offices in central KL. City offices are generally only open Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm with limited hours on Saturdays.
Driving in Kuala Lumpur: parking and other tips
Driving in Kuala Lumpur is not for timid and drivers who are not confident. The system of one-way streets and contradictory road signs are enough to drive someone mad. That being said, there really is no better way to get out of the city and explore other parts of the region than with a KL rental car.
There is no shortage of car parks in central KL but it’s a wise idea to book a hotel in Kuala Lumpur either with its own car park or with one nearby that you can access easily without too much travel time.
Road trips from Kuala Lumpur: what to do, what to see
If you have some extra time, it’s worth travelling a bit further to discover Malacca, a historic town with an UNESCO World Heritage site. The town features architecture from the Dutch, Portuguese and British colonial periods and it is certainly not lacking in charm, culture or history.
The Genting Highlands are just a 40 minute drive outside of Kuala Lumpur and make a perfect family day out. It’s just about the only place you gamble legally in Malaysia but there’s a theme park too, so that the whole family has something to do. Being in the highlands means the temperature is much cooler than in KL, so enjoy the break from the heat!
Kuala Selangor was the old royal capital before it moved to Klang and then finally to Kuala Lumpur. The small town was conquered by the Dutch in 1784 and today still has a village feel to it, despite the rising tourism. Don’t miss the Bukit Melawati, the 19th century fortress is on the top of the hill. Keep your eyes out for monkeys.