Car Hire in Singapore
This information is correct as of June 2015
Explore Singapore and its many destinations and attractions like Universal Studios Singapore, Singapore Flyer, Night Safari, and Jurong Bird Park, to name a few. When getting around Singapore, get car rentals through the many car rental companies that operate within the city-state.
Where to hire a car in Singapore
Car rental providers within Singapore include Express Car Rental Singapore, Singapore Car Rental, Popular Rent A Car, Sixt Singapore, Siang Hock, Payless Autofleet Rental, Pacific Rent A Car, Avis Car Rental, Hirva Car Rental, and Woodlands Auto Car Rental, to name a few. Contact these operators at +65 6842 4992 for Express Car Rental; +65 9876 7145 for Singapore Car Rental; +65 6742 8888 for Popular Rent A Car; +65 6346 6606 for Sixt; +65 6749 2002 for Siang Hock; +65 6348 0500 for Payless Autofleet Rental; +60 7-224 3951 for Pacific Rent A Car; +65 6809 5105 for Avis Car Rental; +65 6345 9433 for Hirva Car Rental; and +65 6366 6941 for Woodlands.
What to expect when hiring a car from Singapore
When in Singapore, getting around is quite easy with the help of its effective public transportation system. Due to this, car rental is not as popular within the city-state in comparison to other cities and areas. Although unpopular, travelling by car within Singapore is possible and should not present as a problem. The roads within Singapore are in excellent condition, with most people on the road generally have good driving habits. When driving around, please note that driving age is 18 years, old with general driving on the left-hand side. Singapore has a speed limit of 60 kilometres per hours down most of its roads, while 90 kilometres per hour is the limit when on expressways. Drivers should have foreign licences in English or if there’s none, should be accompanied with an International Driving Permit or IDP, or an official English translation available from the embassies of the respective countries of origin.
Singapore is able to stay on top of the road congestion and heavy traffic with the city-stay by implementing heavy restriction on the number of private cars on the road, in order to control the population and congestion. The roads with tolls make use of Electronic Road Pricing (ERP), with payments done with store-value CashCard. The CashCard is typically arranged by the car rental agencies, although be sure to check that the card has enough stored value. Also, when it comes to parking spaces, free spots are easier to find within the city centre. Other roads or expressways within Singapore include Ayer Rajah Expressway (AYE), Bukit Timah Expressway (BKE), Central Expressway (CTE), East Coast Parkway (ECP), Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE), Kallang-Paya Lebar Expressway (KPE), Kranji Expressway (KJE), Pan Island Expressway (PIE), Seletar Expressway (SLE), and Tampines Expressway (TPE), with another expressway, the North-South Expressway currently underway. When driving around, use the expressways to get to regional centres and district towns, allowing to get in and out of the city in the shortest possible distance.
Getting to your destination
Drive around the Republic of Singapore for Jurong East, Woodlands, and Kranji. These destinations can be reached through the simple driving directions provided to be used as quick reference in conjunction with a detailed map and navigation system, among others.
As a planning area, Jurong East is bounded by Sungei Pandan, the Pan Island Express, and more. Its tourist attractions include Science Centre, Snow City, and Chinese Garden.
Driving to Jurong East requires doing down W Coast hwy and Jalan Buroh for 15.5 kilometres or 19 minutes to reach Tanjong Penjuru. When within Tanjong Penjuru, travel for another 850 metres to reach Penjuru Rd after two minutes and reach Jurong East. Total approximate travel time is around 21 minutes or 16.3 kilometres.
Also referred to as Woodlands, Woodlands New Town, the suburban town can be found towards the northern part of Singapore and connects the country with Johro Bahru in Malaysia.
Drive down MCE, next go down CTE and SLE to reach Woodlands Ave 2. Take exit 10 from SLE. Go down Woodlands Ave 2 to reach Woodlands, Singapore after a total of 30 kilometres or 29 minutes of travel.
Kranji is a suburb within northwestern Singapore, and is known for the Kranji Racecourse, Kranji Reservoir, and Kranji River, to name a few.
Getting to Kranji, drive down MCE for 1.3 kilometres then PIE and BKE to reach Woodlands Ave 3, after 28.2 kilometres then take exit 10A from BKE to reach Kranji after a last left turn to Woodlands Ave 3. Driving from point A to point B will take 28 minutes and cover an area of 30.4 kilometres.