Tokyo car hire

Tokyo car hire

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Tokyo, Japan
1 Nov — 8 Nov
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Tokyo, Japan
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Tokyo car hire information

Pick-up locationTokyo
Car typesCompact, Economy, Passenger van, People carrier
Hire locations184
Airport locations21
Popular agenciesBudget, Alamo

Cheap car hire in Tokyo

Economy£44/day
Compact£49/day
People carrier£142/day
Passenger van£91/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Tokyo car hire reviews and directory

From £32/dayRated no. 1
Nissan Rent-A-Car
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
42 locations in Tokyo
Nissan Rent-A-Car
Locations in Tokyo
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
From £35/dayRated no. 2
Times
Most popular
4.8 Okay (1 review)
22 locations in Tokyo
Times
Locations in Tokyo
  • 6
  • 2
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  • 8
  • 2
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay15 Jan 2017
I was promissed a better carI got a much worse car then the one I payed for
From £43/dayRated no. 3
Europcar
4.4 Okay (1 review)
17 locations in Tokyo
Europcar
Locations in Tokyo
  • 8
  • 8
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay24 Oct 2016
Pick-up Point was 50 Miles from the AirportThe staff made their best effort to accommodate us.When I request a car at an airport (NRT) I expect the car to be there, not in the middle of the city. I did not check the fine print. Fortunately the staff cancelled the original and accommodated us at some expense. Because of back problems, I parked in front of a grocery to buy some supplies, and was ticketed. It only took a couple of hours to work out the problem at the police station and return office since I speak Japanese. However, the fact that the navigation system did not work for the last two hours when I had to run around asking people for directions to locate the police station and car return spot did not help.
From £32/dayRated no. 4
Budget
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Tokyo
Budget
Locations in Tokyo
  • 2
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  • 2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2 May 2021
NothingThe policy about cancellation is greedy and unfair. I just missed the 48 hour window which by the way is very unusual and not clearly labelled in any of the emails or when booking and had to pay full price for a car I was not going to be using. Its ludicrous.
From £54/dayRated no. 5
Hertz
2 Mediocre (1 review)
17 locations in Tokyo
Hertz
Locations in Tokyo
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
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  • 2
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
17 locations in Tokyo
Sunnycars
Locations in Tokyo
Recent reviews
Alamo
16 locations in Tokyo
Alamo
Locations in Tokyo
Recent reviews
National
16 locations in Tokyo
National
Locations in Tokyo
Recent reviews
Enterprise
15 locations in Tokyo
Enterprise
Locations in Tokyo
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
9 locations in Tokyo
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Tokyo
Recent reviews
From £41/day
Nippon Rent-A-Car
3 locations in Tokyo
Nippon Rent-A-Car
Locations in Tokyo
Recent reviews
Sixt
3 locations in Tokyo
Sixt
Locations in Tokyo
Recent reviews
From £57/day
Avis
2 locations in Tokyo
Avis
Locations in Tokyo
Recent reviews
Toyota Rent a Car
2 locations in Tokyo
Toyota Rent a Car
Locations in Tokyo
Recent reviews
From £38/day
Nico Nico Rent-a-Car
1 location in Tokyo
Nico Nico Rent-a-Car
Locations in Tokyo
Recent reviews
From £27/day
ORIX Rent a Car
Cheapest deal
1 location in Tokyo
ORIX Rent a Car
Locations in Tokyo
Recent reviews
5 travellers who hired a car in Tokyo gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

Car hire locations in or near Tokyo

Good to know

Most popular agency

Times

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£43/day

Good deal

£36/day

When to book a car hire in Tokyo

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Tokyo

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Tokyo car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Tokyo.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Tokyo car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Tokyo

  • Experience Toyko in one of the best ways possible and enjoy the freedom that comes with Tokyo car hire. Rather than relying on the Toyko Metro, bus service or other modes of transport, you can explore the city and beyond at your will with a hire car in Tokyo. Drive into the city centre and check out Tokyo Tower before getting away from it all with a trip to Mount Tanzawa. A 1h 40min drive from the centre of this bustling city, you can get to the great mountain peak much more conveniently with a hire car than by taking another mode of transport, such as a bus.
  • About 17min and a 19 km (12 mile) drive from the centre of the city is Haneda Airport (HND), which is the closest airport to Tokyo. At this airport you'll find many popular car hire companies to choose from for your onward journey. At Terminals 1 and 2 you can hire a car from Nissan Rent-A-Car, which can be found in the arrivals hall of both terminals once you are through security. Other hire companies such as Sixt can also be found in this airport. To locate their branch, go to the ORIX Rent a Car office in the domestic terminal building, where you can catch a free shuttle to the Sixt office. There are no car hire branches in Terminal 3, however you can catch the Keikyu Airport Line free of charge to connect to the car hire branches. 
  • Tokyo is a huge city that is popular with tourists all year round. Whilst it is illegal to jaywalk in the city, tourists may be unfamiliar with this, so keep an eye out for pedestrians crossing the road while you are driving. Lots of people in Tokyo use a bicycle as a means of getting around, so you'll see plenty on the roads. With traffic often very busy, cyclists will try and squeeze past cars. Be aware of this when you turn, as there may be a cyclists that you haven’t seen.  
  • The roads in Tokyo are consistently busy in the city centre, though they will always be busier during rush hour (07:00 to 09:00 and 17:00 to 19:00) when people are going to and from work. Being the tourist hotspot that it is, you can expect busloads of tourists and cars on the roads throughout the year. If you’re driving through the famous Shibuya Crossing, for example, it is likely that you will experience delays of some form due to how popular it is. In the winter, Tokyo frequently gets snow too, so the roads are normally harder to drive on during the colder months and more accidents occur. If possible, refrain from driving your Tokyo hire car during very bad weather.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Tokyo for £36 or less
  • Book your car hire in Tokyo at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Tokyo are around 40% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Tokyo

  • Some car hire companies in Tokyo which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Budget and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Tokyo costs £43 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Budget (£35/day) and Alamo (£103/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Budget 2-6-8 Keihinjima Ota-Ku 143-0003 (8 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Tokyo is £3.88 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £46 and £62, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Tokyo.

  • The only car hire company onsite at Narita airport is Avis.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Haneda airport include Times, Nissan Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, ORIX Rent a Car, Nippon Rent-A-Car, Nico Nico Rent-a-Car and Avis.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Narita airport to off-airport locations include Times, Nissan Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, ORIX Rent a Car, Nippon Rent-A-Car and Nico Nico Rent-a-Car.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Haneda airport to off-airport locations include Times, Nissan Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Hertz, ORIX Rent a Car, Nippon Rent-A-Car and Nico Nico Rent-a-Car.

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

  • A Economy car hire in Tokyo costs £35 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Tokyo costs £48 per day, on average.

  • A Full-size car hire in Tokyo costs £70 per day, on average.

  • In Tokyo, cars are most frequently hired at Nissan Rent-A-Car Haneda Airport Terminal 1 (9 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Tokyo costs £304 per week (£43 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Tokyo costs £1,301 per month (£43 per day).

  • Tokyo is a great city and it is vast in size. If you want to explore the city in confidence, it is advisable that you opt for a smaller car hire in Tokyo so that you can navigate the roads easier and also find parking quicker.

  • In residential areas in Tokyo, the speed limit is 40km/h (24mph), or 30km/h (18mph) on side streets. There are other areas in the city that are 50km/h (31mph) and 60km/h (37mph) too, so keep an eye out for signs that state the maximum speed acceptable. At Shibuya Crossing, for example, the speed limit is 40km/h (24mph). 

  • The average cost of petrol in Toyko is about 140.97 JPY (0.95 GBP). Being a city as big as it is, there are lots of petrol stations dotted around, so you should be able to locate them with ease. Try comparing the prices to see if you can make a saving when filling up your tank.

  • Parking in Tokyo can be very tricky and expensive, especially if you haven’t planned ahead. You can park on the street if there is a free space, but if you do not move it when your allocated time runs out, your car may be towed away. Parking meters start from around 100 JPY (0.68 GBP) for a 15min period.