Car Rental in Malaysia

Rent a car in Malaysia with SIXT to explore this fascinating Southeast Asian country in a premium car rental. Our fleet of new-model luxury and economy car rentals in Malaysia is designed to accommodate a wide range of mobility needs. With SIXT you can easily book online, compare deals, and find the ideal transportation solution for your budget.  

SIXT Car Rental in Malaysia

A car rental is an excellent way to experience Malaysia and we have 4 car rental locations spread out across the Malay Peninsula. From our branches, you can easily access standout cities such as Kuala Lumpur and Penang, as well as access the Malaysian countryside and its massive equatorial rainforest that contains some of the oldest ecosystems on earth. With our car rental deals in Malaysia, you can also explore the coast with its idyllic beaches.  

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With our fleet that features world-class brands such as Honda, Mitsubishi, and Toyota, you can rest assured you will be driving a premium rental car with excellent features. We offer affordable car rental deals and give you unlimited flexibility in your rental period. You can also customize your SIXT car rental in Malaysia with optional add-ons that include extra protection, additional drivers, and GPS navigation systems. When you book online you can reserve these in advance, meaning you’ll be geared up and ready for travels as soon as you arrive.  

Which vehicle class is right for my trip? 

  • Compact cars and sedans are economical over long distances with enough room for the whole family.  
  • SUVs and minivans offer a luxurious amount of legroom and luggage space. 
  • Sports cars are great fun to drive while convertibles offer the joy of driving with the top down to let the wind cool you off.  

Rental Information

Driver’s License Requirements 

To rent a car in Malaysia with SIXT you need to have had a valid driver’s license for two years. If your driver’s license is printed in a non-Roman language it will need to be accompanied by an International Drivers Permit. The permit should be obtained before you leave the United States from the American Automobile Association (AAA) or the American Automobile Touring Alliance (AATA).   

Age Restrictions 

The minimum age to rent a car from SIXT in Malaysia is 21.  


In Malaysia your vehicle will be provided with a full tank of fuel. Please fully refuel your vehicle before returning it to avoid incurring additional fees.  

Credit Card Payment 

At SIXT we accept all major credit cards. In Malaysia we do not accept cash payments, checks, prepaid or debit cards. Also please make sure the credit card is in the name of the driver and be aware you may need the card’s PIN.  

Driving Tips

Due to a great deal of investment into its modern infrastructure, Malaysia offers some of the best driving in Southeast Asia. Fuel is also relatively cheap meaning you can explore the country in depth on a budget. The main problems you may face with other drivers are speeding and tailgating as well as congestion in larger cities such as Kuala Lumpur. The expressways are generally toll roads and many people avoid them on their daily commute. However, these routes are often faster and congestion-free.  

Here are some more tips for driving in Malaysia 

  • Keep an eye out for animals on the road as well as pedestrians.  
  • Be aware that there are many people riding motorbikes - a common mode of transportation in Malaysia.  
  • Don’t be alarmed by al of the horns honking; sounding your horn when overtaking is a common practice. 
  • Seatbelts are required for all drivers and passengers.  

General speed limits in Malaysia 

  • The maximum speed limit on expressways is 110 km/h (68 mph). 
  • Federal and state roads are generally 90 km/h (56 mph). 
  • In urban areas, the speed limit is generally 60km/h (37 mph).  

Crossing Borders

Cross-border travel and ferry crossings with your SIXT car rental in Malaysia are not allowed. 

How to Save on a Car Rental

Booking your rental vehicle online in advance will get you more cost-effective car rental deals in Malaysia. You can save money by having your rental delivered directly to you from a location that does not charge a premium location fee. We also offer competitive rates over longer rental periods and have monthly rental deals that include add-ons such as GPS navigation at no additional cost.  

Places of Interest

Top 4 Architectural Sights 

Malaysia’s diverse religions, culture, and history are reflected in the breadth of its architectural styles. The Petronas Towers are the tallest twin towers in the world and dominate the skyline of Kuala Lumpur. They are connected by the Skybridge and are striking at night. You can also purchase tickets to take in the phenomenal views. Another major feature of the Kuala Lumpur skyline is the Kuala Lumpur Tower - the 7th tallest in the world - that features an observatory and revolving restaurant. The Sultan Abdul Samad Building was originally built for the government offices of the British colonial administration. It was completed in 1897, renamed in 1974, and served as a backdrop to important national events. We highly recommend a visit to Penang for stunning examples of Chinese architecture in Malaysia and the Khoo Kongsi is one of the most impressive and ornamental. The historic building is situated in the charming George Town area of the city.   

Top 4 Natural Sights 

The Batu Caves are a series of limestone caves housing temples in Gombak. An impressive 140-foot-tall Hindu deity stands at the foot of the steps leading up to the huge Temple Cave that is adorned with ornate shrines. The Taman Negara National Park has become a renowned eco-tourism destination and contains some of the oldest rainforests in the world. Some of the main activities are jungle trekking and bird watching while visitors can also enjoy an impressive canopy walkway and natural wonders such as the Gua Telinga caves. Many tour operators offer different packages for exploring the park and you can access it from the main entrance at Kuala Tahan. Malaysia is also famous for its beautiful coastline and islands. Tioman Island is one of the largest and among the most beautiful, it also has many standout eco-tourism resorts. The Cameron Highlands district in Pahang are perfect for exploring with a car rental in Malaysia. There are many stunning towns and villages within easy reach. We recommend parking in Tanah Rata and taking one of the many trails that take you through remarkable forest scenery. From here it is also easy to visit one of the famous tea plantations nearby.   

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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