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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Shanghai

  • Car hire in Shanghai is not, strictly speaking, a necessity, as the city has a very good public transport system. That said, having a car makes you more independent and less bound by the timetables of buses, the metro or trains. Overall, having a car will give you the freedom to move more independently and according to your own preferences. Be advised that foreigners must have a valid Chinese driver’s licence to hire a car or drive in China.
  • If you are thinking of car hire in Shanghai, you have several options at both Pudong International Airport (PVG) and Hongqiao International Airport (SHA). There are car hire agencies in the arrivals areas of both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2 at Pudong Airport, and you can choose from a number of international and Chinese agencies, including Hertz, Avis and Anfeishi Car Rental. At Hongqiao, there is a Hertz counter at Terminal 1, but no other companies work out of this airport. It is a good idea to book in advance and arrange to pick up your car from the airport, as hiring from airport agencies is considerably more expensive than hiring from off-site ones.
  • When considering car hire in Shanghai, remember that Shanghai is a very large city and it may take some time to get used to driving in such intense traffic. Jaywalking is common, so you should keep an eye out for pedestrians on busy roads. Traffic in China drives on the right, which may take some getting used to if you are used to driving in Australia.
  • Being such a large city, you should be prepared to face a few difficulties arising simply from the scale involved. Rush hour is 07:30-10:00 in the mornings and 17:00-19:00 in the evening. Traffic becomes more manageable at other times of the day, but you should be ready for a sometimes fairly chaotic situation on the roads. Drivers in Shanghai traffic may sometimes play a bit loose with traffic rules and may sometimes run red lights. Tailgating is also very common. You should also be very attentive with regard to pedestrians and cyclists/motorcyclists, who can pop up suddenly when you least expect them.
  • Book your car hire in Shanghai at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact hire cars in Shanghai are around 48% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Shanghai

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Shanghai?

    Compact cars are definitely the way to go for Shanghai car hire, as you will be grateful for the flexibility they provide in traffic and in parking. Shanghai is a big, crowded city and space is at a premium for urban transit. Smaller, manoeuvrable cars with good fuel economy will serve your needs better than larger, thirstier vehicles in Shanghai traffic.

  • What’s the speed limit in Shanghai?

    The speed limit is 30 km/h on single-lane urban roads; you can drive up to 70 km/h on multi-lane city roads, 100 km/h on express roads and 120 km/h on the express freeway. There is usually a 10 km/h tolerance but violations above this are penalised and, as speed cameras are common, it is very likely that violations will be detected.

  • Where are the best places to park in Shanghai?

    Parking in Shanghai can be a challenge, as there is high demand and limited supply for space. There is some free parking available, but it is not easy to find a free spot, so it is usually better to assume you will have to pay. There are several parking areas and multi-level car parks around the city and many operate on a 24-hour basis. On-street parking is also generally paid, and there are a number of guarded streets where you can leave your car for a fee. Illegal parking is almost always detected and almost always results in a fine, so it definitely doesn’t pay to park illegally.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Shanghai?

    The average price of fuel in Shanghai is £3.41 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £41 and £54, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Shanghai?

    Compact (Class Compact Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Shanghai.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Shanghai?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Shanghai?

    A Compact car hire in Shanghai costs £30 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car hire cost in Shanghai?

    A Premium car hire in Shanghai costs £68 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Shanghai?

    An Intermediate car hire in Shanghai costs £63 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Shanghai?

    Most car hire providers in Shanghai offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Shanghai, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

Shanghai car hire reviews and directory

Hertz

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13 locations in Shanghai

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1200 Qihang Rd

+86 153 0198 8173

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2250 Hongqiao Rd P7 Rallying P

+86 181 2128 5590

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2nd Flr Carpark 239 Jufeng Rd

+86 181 2128 6330

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3001 Changning Rd West

+86 181 2128 9116

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350 Jinian Rd

+86 181 2128 5581

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699 Yingkou Rd

+86 181 2128 6359

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B2 Carpark, 760 Datong Rd

+86 181 2128 9785

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Dong Yi Htl,#555,ding Xiang Rd

+86 181 2128 5583

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Hongmei Parking Lot

+86 181 2128 9809

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Huaxia East Rd,nongwangzu Sq

+86 181 2128 9792

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Parking Lot B3, Shanghai West

+86 21 3220 6673

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Terminal 2, Domestic Arrival

+86 21 6833 9811

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Unit 101 Changfeng Centre

+86 21 6085 1900

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3.6 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

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3.2 Poor

Mar 2017

KAYAK

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Although i booked the car for 6:00 am i was able to get a car at 9:00 am. No English spoken at the office, very difficult to communicate. The car I got had a non-Shanghai license plate which has limited access to the city. I asked to change to Shanghai license plate and had to pay extra's, whilst nothing was mentioned during the booking.

2.0 Poor

Sept 2016

KAYAK

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We are in China and they did not rented us the car because we need a Chinese drivers license, the website never informed that!!

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keddy by Europcar

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Best rated

One location in Shanghai

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Near Haitian 3 Road Subway Station, 888 Parking Lot Qihang Road

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Europcar

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2 locations in Shanghai

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Shop N.73-9, Jiachen Life Sq, N.479

+86 151 5015 7207

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Shouqi Car Rental,n.188

+86 185 1212 3975

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Avis

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9 locations in Shanghai

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Lane.1199 Minsheng Rd Parking

+86 215 833 5759

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No 6000 Yinbin Road

+86 400 001 3600

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No. 168 Zhengtong Road

+86 182 214 9098

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No. 199 Fangdian Road

+86 215 833 5759

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No. 5 Jinian Rd

+86 216 070 8600

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No. 555 Guoquan Road

+86 182 214 9098

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No. 913 Jiangxue Road

+86 186 0164 1650

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No.3611 Zhangyang Road

+86 215 833 5759

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Zone 5,No.2 Wulian Rd Floor 1

+86 215 833 5759

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9 locations in Shanghai

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1st floor Parking lot P6, Hongqiao airport terminal T2

+86 181 4979 0731

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Hongjing Rd., No.610 (intersection of Hongsong Rd.and Hongjing Rd., on the opposite side of Longbai village

+86 21 5439 2606

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No. 103, Huashi Road

+86 400 888 6608

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No.21 North Pusong Rd near West Tian Shan Rd, Changning District

+86 216 233 8565

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No.2750, Gonghexin Rd.(near to Lingshi rd.,exit 4 of metro Line 1 )

+86 216 630 2501

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No.355,Molin Road

+86 215 101 3275

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No.413 Kaixuan Rd near Changning Rd

+86 216 260 7389

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North Square of Shanghai South Railway Station,taxi transfer point(Line 1 No.4 Exit)

+86 216 422 4407

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P4 Parking Lot, Pudong Airport

+86 216 833 6816

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Most popular car type

Compact

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Car hire insurance in Shanghai

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Shanghai car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Shanghai.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Shanghai car hire.

Shanghai car hire information

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