Singapore Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving in Singapore-
Singapore drives on the left and you can drive on a photo licence from most countries. Singapore has a sophisticated and well maintained road system. Its well sign posted and traffic rules are generally obeyed by car drivers though beware of motorcyclists who may weave in and out of lanes in traffic. Some roads are toll roads and if you intend to cross into Malaysia you will need to pay to cross the causeways/bridges. In general, you should enjoy driving abroad on Singapores modern and civilised road systems.

Singapore Car Rental –
Sixt, Hertz, Avis,  National,  all have outlets in Singapore. Also usually features on Car rental broker sites such as Argus Car Hire and Web discount sites such as

These are some local options –

Singapore Self Drive rules
Alpine and Hawk Rent a car seem to indicate that cars can be taken into Malaysia but you should notify them if you intend to do so when you make the reservation.Hertz and Avis don’t make reference to this.

1 comment

  1. Ong

    You don’t need to rent a car in Singapore as the public trsonpart system (busses, trains, cabs) are plentiful and are well connected within the country. If you rented a car, you would have to pay extra charges like the ERP on top of petrol which is pretty expensive here it just isn’t worth it for a few days’ trip.Also, the amount of money you bring with you would depend on what you do here. If you plan on clubbing and shopping you’ll have to bring more, versus if you were just here to sight-see and try the local food.Singapore doesn’t have to be an expensive place to have fun in but of course, if you have expensive taste, it can be.I would say an approximate amount of S$800-S$1100 should be enough. And that’s a conservative estimate.Hope that helped!

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