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Car rental companies in Riyadh

Below are the car rental companies in Riyadh with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Hertz

    8.1 (5739)
  • Enterprise

    7.9 (1610)
  • Sixt

    7.8 (2576)
  • Alamo

    7.5 (7469)
  • Budget

    7.3 (8487)
  • Avis

    6.9 (4906)

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Riyadh Guide


Riyadh, home to more than five million residents, is a high-tech city and the capital of Saudi Arabia. Riyadh is becoming a popular destination with its many interesting buildings, such as the Al Masmak Castle, the Kingdom Centre, and the Al Faisaliyah Center. Getting around this hectic city is not easy as public transport services are limited, making car rentals an attractive solution. To book car hire in Riyadh prior to travel, search and compare prices form dozens of suppliers right here, and let us find you the best deal available online.

Explore Riyadh

The center and oldest part of Riyadh is called Al Bathaa. Within the center of the old city is the Masmak Fortress, built in 1865 and recently renovated, the fortress in now a museum featuring the history of the unification of the kingdom by Abdul Aziz. To its west is the Riyadh Museum, which covers the history of the country from the Stone Age to modern days. Other sights of interest include; Al Masmak Castle, the Kingdom Centre, and the Al Faisaliyah Center.

As a modern city, Riyadh contains an abundance of attractive hotels and restaurants. However, as Saudi Arabia is a strictly Islamic state it should be remembered that drinking alcohol is strictly forbidden.

Just north of the city lies the ruins of Dir’aiyah, and the clay Fortress (pictured), which is easily accessible by car. Founded in 1446 and razed in 1818, Dir’aiyah is now a major archaeological site and a popular tourist attraction. In this ruined city you can find both reconstructed ruins of palaces, homes, and mosques.

It should be noted that due to the recent instability in the Middle East many western governments have issued travel warnings to many countries, including Saudi Arabia. Keep an eye out for any important travel warning updates.


The city has one of the largest airports in the world, King Khaled International Airport, located approximately 38km's north of Riyadh. Car rental suppliers operate from desks in the arrivals hall from leading suppliers, however, booking with us in advance will be a lot cheaper and will save you time having to book a car at the airport following your arrival. We also offer a wider selection of cars, and suppliers for you to choose from.

Tourists can travel to Dammam via railway services. There is only one bus service, Saudi Arabian Public Transport Co. (SAPTCO) operating from Riyadh to other major cities in Saudi Arabia, but not throughout the city itself.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Saudi riyal
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    80 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    120 km/h
  • Language

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What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • Hertz
  • Enterprise
  • Sixt
  • Alamo
  • Budget
  • Avis