Top tips for renting a car at Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport
Since public transportation systems follow designated routes, a car rental at Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport can give you the freedom to explore the city at your own pace and convenience. From Fort Santiago to Casa Manila, Roxas Boulevard, to San Agustin Church and Museum, there is no shortage of places to visit and things to see while in Manila. Nature lovers can hit the road and head for the Pagsanjan Falls, about 60 miles from Manila, without worrying about anything.
A car rental at Manila Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NCR) does not have to be a daunting task. There are multiple car rental facilities at several locations in the airport. Whether you are arriving at Terminals 1, 2, or 3, you will find a rental area located at the respective Arrival Lobbies. There are a number of international as well as local car rental companies operating at the airport.
Generally, driving around Manila is quite safe as most roads are well-maintained. That said, there are a set of traffic rules that you will be expected to observe while on the road. Some cities within the Manila Metro area are protected by ordinances that prohibit parking in certain designated areas. For instance, parking in intersections, private driveways, or areas close to NO PARKING signs is generally prohibited. Failing to wear a seatbelt while driving around Manila can also earn you an instant fine. Your driver’s license can also be suspended if you are a repeat offender.
Like most cities, Manila has its share of traffic jams. It is, therefore, important that you avoid rush hours as much as you can. Generally, Manila rush hour starts at around 7 am through to 9 am when most people are heading to work. Evening traffic starts at around 5 pm and can go all the way to 9 pm. C-1 and R-8 are some of the key roads you might want to avoid during rush hours as they tend to be severely congested during the busiest hours of the day.
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FAQs about renting a car at Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport
The minimum Manila Aquino International Airport car rental age is 21 years. That said, most car rental companies impose a surcharge on renters below 25. However, those traveling on military or government orders can rent a car at Manila Aquino International Airport at 18. Such renters are exempt from surcharges.
You will be pleased to learn that an additional driver option is a great way of letting another person in your travel party take on the steering wheel of your rented car. However, while most companies allow one additional driver, others may charge you for the same. Besides, each additional driver will be required to submit a copy of their driver’s license for a background check and this might shoot up the eventual cost of renting the car. Be sure to read the car rental company’s policy on additional drivers in the rental contract as well as the cost implications.
Every car rental company wants to protect its investment. As such, a car rental at Manila Aquino International Airport is only possible when you have valid insurance. Without one, you may never rent a car, let alone drive one in the Philippines. Purchasing insurance is not complicated, more so if you already have one from your country of origin. However, be sure to find out if your current insurance will cover the kind of car you are planning on renting. If not, you may want to purchase additional coverage. Chances are your credit card company offers some sort of coverage. Be sure to find out what their policy will cover, and what it will not.
On average a rental car at Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport costs C$ 79 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Europcar (C$ 57/day), Budget (C$ 59/day) and Thrifty (C$ 78/day).
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Manila Ninoy Aquino Intl Airport to off-airport locations include National, Budget, Hertz, Avis, and Europcar.