5 tips to help travellers save up to 16% on car rental

Global travel app Skyscanner, launches its latest research, in association with OnePoll, revealing that, of the 61% of Singaporeans who have already booked their summer holidays this year, only 27% have hit the book button on their car rental (in contrast to the 94% who have already booked their flights).*

Singapore travellers’ flexible and more last-minute approach to car rental is reflected in Skyscanner booking behaviours with 52% of Singaporeans booking their car rental less than 4 weeks before departure.

If you’re looking for an extraordinary road trip this summer, Skyscanner has crunched the numbers to bring you a list of 10 popular destinations to explore. Melbourne has ranked first in 2 consecutive years, demonstrating Singapore travellers’ penchant for scenic road trips.

“Renting a car on holiday gives you the freedom to travel on your own terms. Our Loud Budgeting Guide to Car Rental, leveraging the rich data of Skyscanner, is tailor-made to help travellers save on their car rental.

Whether it’s uncovering destinations witnessing substantial price drops this summer (hello Thailand!) or seizing the opportune moment to book your car rental for popular destinations this summer (often more last-minute than you might think!), Skyscanner has got you covered.

“With some simple hacks, such as comparing pickup locations, or adjusting collection times, travellers can unlock substantial savings this summer. For example, jet-setters bound for Bangkok this summer can save up to 55% by opting to pick up their car at the airport terminal instead of relying on shuttle services. Heading to Melbourne in July or August? Travellers can save up to 46% by shifting their car rental collection from 3pm to 4pm. With Skyscanner’s intuitive car rental filters, finding the best-value deals is effortless for travellers.”

For the last-minute car rental bookers – almost half (41%) of Singapore travellers share they’ve not booked their summer holiday yet as they’re still trying to find the best deal – Skyscanner has rounded up the smartest car rental travel hacks to help travellers save big this summer.

Only 13% of Singaporeans surveyed believe their summer holiday car rental will cost over $100 per day this year. In response, Skyscanner’s data experts have crunched the numbers to reveal the destinations with the cheapest average daily car rental prices on Skyscanner this July and August – the good news is that the daily average rate for all destinations is less than $85 per day!

For Singaporeans looking to bag the best value car rental, Skyscanner has rounded up the destinations which have seen the biggest price drop for car rental year on year.

Trending South Korea (with 1.1 million #SouthKorea creations on TikTok) tops the great value car rental list with prices dropping 25%. A quick ‘whole month’ search on Skyscanner shows direct flights from as little as $325 return this July too!

Skyscanner data reveals that 51% of Singapore travellers book their car rental less than 4 weeks before travel.. To help these last-minute bookers, Skyscanner has revealed the best time to book car rental in that four-week window to a selection of Singaporeans’ most popular car rental countries

There are savings to be made this summer by comparing your options on where to collect your car rental. Oftentimes, there are savings to be made by potentially jumping on a bus or train out of the city centre to the airport or grabbing a free shuttle bus off-airport versus an airport terminal pick-up.

Heading to Jodd Fairs in Bangkok this July or August? Skyscanner data analysis shows you could save up to 55% by picking up your car at the airport terminal in Bangkok versus taking the shuttle bus off-airport.

Sometimes getting a car rental deal is as simple as tweaking your pick-up time this July or August (which you can easily do on Skyscanner). Prices may be higher at peak hours – like just after a big flight lands. Try moving your time forward by 60 minutes. If the price drops dramatically, it might be worth having a coffee at the airport for an extra hour, while avoiding the rush of people just off the flight, too.


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