• TruthTraveller
    August 5, 2013 at 4:17 pm #5071

    Since the economy of Myanmar is fast growing, the sector of travel and tour is starting to get more demand and people need to go around the country for business or some people are also willing to plan their own trip using a private vehicle. So here are some information about renting vehicles in Myanmar.[/size]

     
    There are many car rental services companies in Myanmar, but most of the visitors from abroad are used to rent vehicles from Yangon city mainly. And since the rental service companies of Yangon are more in touch with expatriates and local customers than in any other cities, they are more professional and usually provide better services.

     
    The services most of the rental services companies provide are
    1. Daily rental service
    2. Monthly rental service
    3. Round trip rental service

     
    Daily Rental Service 

     
    Prices for daily rent with a driver depend on the type of vehicle, model (year made) and condition. You will find a list of the different cars available and their prices below:

     
    –   Sedan 4 seats, year made 2000 and above in good condition: 60,000 kyats a day
    –   7 seats van like Toyota Hiace (Super Custom), year made 1996-2000 in good condition: 65,000 kyats per day
    –   7 seats van, higher model, like Toyota Alphard, year made 2002 and above: 85,000 kyats a day
    –   9 seats vans like Toyota Hiace (Grance Cabin G), year made 1999-2000: 70,000 kyats per day
    –   Vans with 14 seats (Toyota Hiace Commuter, for example): around 90,000 kyats per days

     
    The above-mentioned prices are only for the use of the car within Yangon area, and it is not possible to rent the vehicle for daily rental without driver. Most of the rental services companies do not provide this kind of services. Only some companies have daily rental service without driver for people who are very familiar with them or if the person has long-term relationship with the car renter as a customer.

     
    The service hours in these daily contracts are mostly limited to 10 hours a day, beyond this service hour, 10% of daily rent will be charged per hour. Fuel, driver charge and driver’s expenses are included in the price of this rent already. But if you go to the industrial zone and for air-port transfer, you will be charged an additional 10% of daily rates. However, some rental services companies do not charge for that. So it is necessary to confirm whether they charge it or not before you settle the rent.

     
    The daily rental prices in Mandalay would be around 70,000 kyats per day. The differences between Yangon rental services system and Mandalay is, fuel charge is not included in above-mentioned price of 70,000 kyats. You need to fill the fuel by yourself depending on the usage. Normally, 1 gallon of diesel fuel (4 liters) for 25 Kilometers is necessary.

     
    Mandalay rental services companies mostly provide Toyota Hiace super custom and Sedan for daily rentals. 

     
    For Nay Pyi Taw daily rental, they usually charge 15,000Ks to 20,000Ks more than Yangon daily rental prices. The reason why they charge more is that the distance between one place and another can be much longer in Nay Pyi Taw, so the fuel charge is indubitably higher than in Yangon.

    Monthly Rental Service

     
    There are two kinds of monthly rent basically. They are 
    1. With driver service and

    2. Without driver service

     
    With Driver Service

     
    Mostly all maintenance, accident and accidental damage are the responsibility of the rental services company. Only Fuel is on the hirer. Some rental services company allowed keeping the vehicle at hirer premises and some just take back the vehicle after working hours. The working hours are also 10 hours a day, 5 or 6 days a week. You will have to pay 1000 Ks per hour to driver as overtime charge for using the vehicle beyond working hours. 

     
    Most of the available vehicles in car rental services companies are sedan type with 4 seats, low engine power 1300/1500 CC, Toyota Belta, Toyota Asista and Nissan Tiida Latio, year made 2007-2009. The price would be about 650,000 kyats to 700,000 kyats per month, included driver’s salary.
    But there are also other types available, here is a non-exhaustive list with their prices, also included driver’s salary:

     
    –   Mini-saloon vehicles, engine power 1000/1300/1500 cc, like Toyota Vitz, Toyota Passo, Suzuki Swift and Mazada Demio: 550,000 to 600,000 kyats per month.

     
    –   High engine power vehicles (2000/2500/3000 cc), Toyota Mark II, Toyota Crown, Toyota Brevis, Toyota Verosa, Toyota Premio, Nissan Cedric or Honda Accord, year made 2000-2004: 800,000 to 850,000 per month

     
    –   7, 9 or 14 seats vans are hardly available for monthly rental in most companies. Only Toyota Alphard 7 seats, year made 2001-2006 is available for monthly rental sometimes: price will be 1,200,000 kyats to 1,400,000 kyats per month with driver.

     
    If you intend to use the vehicle to go outside of Yangon area, you have to negotiate with the rental company before you sign the contract because some rental companies charge for trips.

     
    Without Driver Service

     
    The rental services will require a deposit for car rentals without driver, but of course it is refundable at the end of contract, if there are no accident and accidental damages. Mostly, maintenance is in the responsibility of the hirer, but you can negotiate about it with Rental Company. Accidents, taxes and fines for disobedience to motor vehicles law are without surprise the responsibility of the hirer. The hirer can keep the vehicle at his/ her premises.
    The prices and categories of vehicles are the same as I have mentioned above in the monthly rental with driver, you just need to reduce the price by 150,000 kyats for the driver’s salary from these prices.

     
    There are not many differences between Yangon Rental services companies’ system and other cities like Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw rental services companies systems. The prices and provided vehicles are more or less the same. 

    For foreigner, they will ask you the copy of your passport and visa for individual renting, and for companies or business renting, the certificate of business is needed. 

    For local, the copy of N.R.C card, household registration, the certificate of property (i.e. – house, land) for individual renting, and the certificate of business for companies.

    Round trip Rental Services

     
    You can also rent cars with driver if you want to plan a specific round trip from a city to another, you’ll find a list of the usual journeys available below:

     
    For Yangon – Golden Rock (Kyiek Htee Yoe), Yangon – Ngwe Saung, Yagon – Chaung Tha or Yangon – Nay Pyi Taw (round trip), the fares you can expect are as follows:

     
    –   Sedan 4 seats: about 250,000 kyats.
    –   Van 7 seats (Hiace): about 300,000 kyats.
    –   Van 7 Seats (Alphard): about 400,000 kyats.
    –   Van 9 Seats (Grand Cabin G): about 350,000 kyats.
    –   Van 14 Seats (Commuter): about 500,000 kyats.

     
    For Yagon – Bagan, Yangon – Taung Gyi (Inle Lake) or Yangon – Mandalay (round trip), prices would generally be 100,000 kyats higher, as listed below:

     
    –   Sedan 4 seats: about 350,000Ks 
    –   Van 7 seats (Hiace): about 400,000 Ks
    –   Van 7 Seats (Alphard): about 500,000 Ks
    –   Van 9 Seats (Grand Cabin G): about 450,000 Ks
    –   Van14 Seats (Commuter): about 600,000 Ks

     
    The rent includes fuel charge, driver charge, food and accommodation for driver and toll pass charge. The rental company will charge between 50,000 Ks to 100,000 Ks per day for extra days.

    HarriCM
    August 5, 2013 at 11:59 pm #15042

    Do they rent motorbike or scooter also? Is it easy to rent without a driving license lol? In Thailand you can rent or buy a vehicle without having a license.

    TS33
    August 6, 2013 at 2:35 am #15044

    Do they rent motorbike or scooter also? Is it easy to rent without a driving license lol? In Thailand you can rent or buy a vehicle without having a license.

     

    According to Myanmar Law, foreigners cannot drive a motorbike in Myanmar and motorbikes are prohibited in Yangon.

    Giana
    August 6, 2013 at 7:55 am #15065

    Hey is it possible to rent a car for a month if you are holding only a tourist visa ? You didn’t specify it in your article.

    Thank you

    TruthTraveller
    August 6, 2013 at 8:31 am #15073

    Hey is it possible to rent a car for a month if you are holding only a tourist visa ? You didn’t specify it in your article.

    Thank you

    You can rent a car with driver if you are only holding a tourist visa. But for car only, it is not possible to rent with tourist visa.

    Giana
    August 6, 2013 at 8:40 am #15075

    Ah too bad, I would have loved to go on a road trip in Myanmar that could have been a lot of fun !!!

    Do you know if they wanna change the regulation about that someday? Maybe it have something to do with the restricted areas in Myanmar, they are afraid you’re gonna drive where you are not allowed to isn’t it?

    HarriCM
    August 7, 2013 at 12:26 am #15166

    According to Myanmar Law, foreigners cannot drive a motorbike in Myanmar and motorbikes are prohibited in Yangon.

     

    lol what? that is ridiculous  🙁

    TS33
    August 7, 2013 at 3:02 pm #15214

    ridiculous but true 🙂

    racrac
    September 7, 2013 at 3:37 am #16163

    Hi TT Is there a good car rental company you can recommend? I am looking for a mini saloon car preferably not more than 300ks- 400ks per month, if that is still possible..

    TruthTraveller
    September 8, 2013 at 3:01 pm #16009

    Hi TT Is there a good car rental company you can recommend? I am looking for a mini saloon car preferably not more than 300ks- 400ks per month, if that is still possible..

    Hi racrac,

      Thank you so much for asking my advice first of all. 😀 To be honest, I am now running my own car rental services company. But I am sorry to say that we do not have a car which is fit for your description at the moment.

     

      Yes, you can get Mazada Demio, 1300CC, 2007 model mini van (or) Toyota Vitz, 1300 CC, 2007 model minvan (or) Suzuki Swift, 1300 CC, 2007 model or something like that at 400 USD- 450 USD per month without driver. You can also get some under 1990 model( Manual system) cars at 250 USD- 350 USD but those cars were needed to repair almost all the times. So I don’t want to recommend for those under 1990 model cars. I would investigate the availability of vehicle and share it back here tomorrow.

     

    Regards,

     

    T.T

    racrac
    September 8, 2013 at 4:50 pm #16178

    wow thats great TT, I would like to keep it not more than 400USD per month, and honestly cuz I have just got my license, and not sure until now I have recognized my way to office yet.. So anyway, I havent started asking around much.. Can you let me know usually how the payment arrangement is like, I hope it is not like renting apartment that you have to invest 1 year advance payment for a leased car.. 😀

     

    Thank you so much in advance! 😀

    TruthTraveller
    September 8, 2013 at 5:42 pm #16181

    wow thats great TT, I would like to keep it not more than 400USD per month, and honestly cuz I have just got my license, and not sure until now I have recognized my way to office yet.. So anyway, I havent started asking around much.. Can you let me know usually how the payment arrangement is like, I hope it is not like renting apartment that you have to invest 1 year advance payment for a leased car.. 😀

     

    Thank you so much in advance! 😀

    Normally most of the rental services company accept 3 months contract at least. You might need to pay some deposit money (eg: one month rent ) and 3 month up front. But some also accept monthly and it is depend on the policy of the company you deal with. Yeah, don’t worry racrac, you don’t have to invest 1 year advance :D.

     

    And here is the contact of a car rental company. I have never deal with them before but their company and ours has been recommended by the International friendship group (IFG) in the book name Golden Guide To Yangon. So they might be a good one and reliable. Hope it’s useful for you.

     

    Top Car Rental Service

    153, 2 nd Floor, 40 th Street, Kyauktada Township.

    01 705877, 01 243363, 09 511 0598

    Mojo
    December 8, 2013 at 10:45 am #17981

    Hey TT and thanks for a good article.

    Looking for long term rental with driver. Belt a, Caldina or smaller SUV etc. If you have any suitable vechiles available drop me a PM.

    htike
    April 11, 2015 at 12:09 pm #22577

    do you have any job that i can join you? like i drive my own car at your company as a rent. sorry for poor english and i would like to say to you that please help me find a company which is suitable for me.

    thanks a lot

    htike
    April 11, 2015 at 12:11 pm #22578

    i understand wrongly at first. sorry

    Phyayphyay
    April 24, 2015 at 7:02 am #22625

    I’ve a problem. My nephew needs a school bus to go to the school. he lives in the downtown of Mandalay but his school is a bit far. My sister ask me “do you have any contact to get a good help?’ I don’t know how. 

     

    In fact, the transportation system for the state school children is still the problem in Myanmar. Many students uses inappropriate ways to get their destination. Do you have any idea how to repair it. 

     

    anyway, is there any student transportation services in Mandalay? Please!  

    montf55
    May 10, 2015 at 11:43 am #22752

    Since the economy of Myanmar is fast growing, the sector of travel and tour is starting to get more demand and people need to go around the country for business or some people are also willing to plan their own trip using a private vehicle. So here are some information about renting vehicles in Myanmar.[/size]

    There are many car rental services companies in Myanmar, but most of the visitors from abroad are used to rent vehicles from Yangon city mainly. And since the rental service companies of Yangon are more in touch with expatriates and local customers than in any other cities, they are more professional and usually provide better services.

    The services most of the rental services companies provide are
    1. Daily rental service
    2. Monthly rental service
    3. Round trip rental service

    Daily Rental Service

    Prices for daily rent with a driver depend on the type of vehicle, model (year made) and condition. You will find a list of the different cars available and their prices below:

    Sedan 4 seats, year made 2000 and above in good condition: 60,000 kyats a day
    7 seats van like Toyota Hiace (Super Custom), year made 1996-2000 in good condition: 65,000 kyats per day
    7 seats van, higher model, like Toyota Alphard, year made 2002 and above: 85,000 kyats a day
    9 seats vans like Toyota Hiace (Grance Cabin G), year made 1999-2000: 70,000 kyats per day
    Vans with 14 seats (Toyota Hiace Commuter, for example): around 90,000 kyats per days

    The above-mentioned prices are only for the use of the car within Yangon area, and it is not possible to rent the vehicle for daily rental without driver. Most of the rental services companies do not provide this kind of services. Only some companies have daily rental service without driver for people who are very familiar with them or if the person has long-term relationship with the car renter as a customer.

    The service hours in these daily contracts are mostly limited to 10 hours a day, beyond this service hour, 10% of daily rent will be charged per hour. Fuel, driver charge and driver’s expenses are included in the price of this rent already. But if you go to the industrial zone and for air-port transfer, you will be charged an additional 10% of daily rates. However, some rental services companies do not charge for that. So it is necessary to confirm whether they charge it or not before you settle the rent.

    The daily rental prices in Mandalay would be around 70,000 kyats per day. The differences between Yangon rental services system and Mandalay is, fuel charge is not included in above-mentioned price of 70,000 kyats. You need to fill the fuel by yourself depending on the usage. Normally, 1 gallon of diesel fuel (4 liters) for 25 Kilometers is necessary.

    Mandalay rental services companies mostly provide Toyota Hiace super custom and Sedan for daily rentals.

    For Nay Pyi Taw daily rental, they usually charge 15,000Ks to 20,000Ks more than Yangon daily rental prices. The reason why they charge more is that the distance between one place and another can be much longer in Nay Pyi Taw, so the fuel charge is indubitably higher than in Yangon.

    Monthly Rental Service

    There are two kinds of monthly rent basically. They are
    1. With driver service and

    2. Without driver service

    With Driver Service

    Mostly all maintenance, accident and accidental damage are the responsibility of the rental services company. Only Fuel is on the hirer. Some rental services company allowed keeping the vehicle at hirer premises and some just take back the vehicle after working hours. The working hours are also 10 hours a day, 5 or 6 days a week. You will have to pay 1000 Ks per hour to driver as overtime charge for using the vehicle beyond working hours.

    Most of the available vehicles in car rental services companies are sedan type with 4 seats, low engine power 1300/1500 CC, Toyota Belta, Toyota Asista and Nissan Tiida Latio, year made 2007-2009. The price would be about 650,000 kyats to 700,000 kyats per month, included driver’s salary.
    But there are also other types available, here is a non-exhaustive list with their prices, also included driver’s salary:

    Mini-saloon vehicles, engine power 1000/1300/1500 cc, like Toyota Vitz, Toyota Passo, Suzuki Swift and Mazada Demio: 550,000 to 600,000 kyats per month.

    High engine power vehicles (2000/2500/3000 cc), Toyota Mark II, Toyota Crown, Toyota Brevis, Toyota Verosa, Toyota Premio, Nissan Cedric or Honda Accord, year made 2000-2004: 800,000 to 850,000 per month

    7, 9 or 14 seats vans are hardly available for monthly rental in most companies. Only Toyota Alphard 7 seats, year made 2001-2006 is available for monthly rental sometimes: price will be 1,200,000 kyats to 1,400,000 kyats per month with driver.

    If you intend to use the vehicle to go outside of Yangon area, you have to negotiate with the rental company before you sign the contract because some rental companies charge for trips.

    Without Driver Service

    The rental services will require a deposit for car rentals without driver, but of course it is refundable at the end of contract, if there are no accident and accidental damages. Mostly, maintenance is in the responsibility of the hirer, but you can negotiate about it with Rental Company. Accidents, taxes and fines for disobedience to motor vehicles law are without surprise the responsibility of the hirer. The hirer can keep the vehicle at his/ her premises.
    The prices and categories of vehicles are the same as I have mentioned above in the monthly rental with driver, you just need to reduce the price by 150,000 kyats for the driver’s salary from these prices.

    There are not many differences between Yangon Rental services companies’ system and other cities like Mandalay and Nay Pyi Taw rental services companies systems. The prices and provided vehicles are more or less the same.

    For foreigner, they will ask you the copy of your passport and visa for individual renting, and for companies or business renting, the certificate of business is needed.
    For local, the copy of N.R.C card, household registration, the certificate of property (i.e. – house, land) for individual renting, and the certificate of business for companies.

    Round trip Rental Services

    You can also rent cars with driver if you want to plan a specific round trip from a city to another, you’ll find a list of the usual journeys available below:

    For Yangon – Golden Rock (Kyiek Htee Yoe), Yangon – Ngwe Saung, Yagon – Chaung Tha or Yangon – Nay Pyi Taw (round trip), the fares you can expect are as follows:

    Sedan 4 seats: about 250,000 kyats.
    Van 7 seats (Hiace): about 300,000 kyats.
    Van 7 Seats (Alphard): about 400,000 kyats.
    Van 9 Seats (Grand Cabin G): about 350,000 kyats.
    Van 14 Seats (Commuter): about 500,000 kyats.

    For Yagon – Bagan, Yangon – Taung Gyi (Inle Lake) or Yangon – Mandalay (round trip), prices would generally be 100,000 kyats higher, as listed below:

    Sedan 4 seats: about 350,000Ks
    Van 7 seats (Hiace): about 400,000 Ks
    Van 7 Seats (Alphard): about 500,000 Ks
    Van 9 Seats (Grand Cabin G): about 450,000 Ks
    Van14 Seats (Commuter): about 600,000 Ks

    The rent includes fuel charge, driver charge, food and accommodation for driver and toll pass charge. The rental company will charge between 50,000 Ks to 100,000 Ks per day for extra days.

    montf55
    May 10, 2015 at 11:44 am #22753

    Please send proposaal for 1300cc car with and w/o driver to montf55@gmail.com. thanks

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