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Rent cars in Taipei: Where to find on-demand, short-term car rentals


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While public transport in northern Taiwan is highly developed and efficient, renting a car provides the most flexibility for exploring remote areas or traveling on your own schedule. There are several car rental companies in Taiwan that offer rental services, including international brands and local companies. In order to rent cars in Taiwan as a foreigner, make sure you have your driver license permit ready and pay attention to the following details:


Requirements

You need to hold a valid driver’s license issued by a country in reciprocal benefit relationship with the Taiwan (Republic of China) or an international driver’s license. If the date of rent is within 30 days from your entry into Taiwan, simply present your passport and the valid International Driving Permit aforementioned; if it's beyond 30 days, you need a Driving Permit Certificate issued by Motor Vehicles Office. Please note that the requirements to rent a car might vary by car rental agency, remember to check the terms beforehand.


Here are some popular, English-friendly car rental companies that offer short-term car rentals in Taiwan.



Avis


Avis is a well-known international car rental company, providing a diverse range of vehicles to cater to various customer needs. Avis has rental locations across Taiwan, including major cities like Taipei, Taoyuan, Kaohsiung, and Taichung. They also have rental counters at airports, making it convenient to pick up and drop off vehicles upon arrival and departure. You can easily make reservations in advance through their official website or by using their mobile app. This allows you to check vehicle availability, compare rates, and make bookings according to your travel plans.



Gogoout


Gogoout is a new OTA that provides rental car online reservation services all over Taiwan. You can find your type of vehicle with the best rate through their website usually from NT$899/day. Offering a wide selection of vehicle models choices, Gogoout boasts transparent and easy to compare vehicle prices on their website. During the reservation process, you can also easily purchase car rental equipment or other services.



Car Plus



Car Plus Car Rental was established in 1984 and belongs to Yulon Group. It became the first electric vehicle short-term rental store in Taiwan in 2012. Together with Heyun Car Rental, it is currently one of the only two car leasing companies operating in high-speed rail stations. Planning to ecplore beyond Taipei for a few days? You can easily book high speed rail & car rental in a combo with a discounted price.


Before renting a car, consider your travel preferences, the locations you plan to visit, and your comfort level with driving and navigating in a foreign country, and choose the vehicle and service package that best suit your needs.


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