More and more people like to self drive when travelling abroad. It gives you more flexibility comparing join travel group. So, lets see how can we self drive in Taiwan.
1、Apply International Driving Permit
International Driving Permit, also known as IDP, is not a real driving permit. It is a certificated document of your original driving permit. It will allow the driver to drive legally within the countries where IDP is recognized. It is valid for one year and must present with drivers original driver permit.
International Driving Permit is not a real driving permit. It is a certificated document of your original driving permit. If you only get a translation document from some private organization, it is not recognized in Taiwan.
It is important for the traveler to apply IDP from your local government agency if you plan to self drive in Taiwan.
IDP front page and inner page
2、Make reservation with legal car rental company
There are many car rental companies; you can compare the price online and make the reservation. Also, there are travel agencies which can provide the same services with lower price.
Please note some options can be rent with extra charge, such as GPS, monitors, children car seat, the rate is around 200 twd per day.
Travel2local provide major rental car company with cheaper price, please refer to our rate :
|Rate||One day||Three days||Five days||Economy:
Long weekend 500TWD extra per day
Car samples are as follows, these are most common vehicles you can rent in Taiwan. Please choose based on the number of traveler and luggage you have.
Freeway toll will be calculated and collected when you return the car. The gas should be at the same level as you receive the car from the rental car company. There will be gas charge if you return the car with lower fuel.
It is important for you to note the gas level when you receive the car and then decide if you want to pump in more gas when you return. We have RON92/.95/98 in Taiwan, most vehicles use RON 95. Price is around 30-35 per liter.
3、IDs you need for rent a car in Taiwan
- Valid credit card ( Visa, Master, JVC) with sufficient credit amount
- Original driving permit with one year plus driving experiences
- Government issued IDP
We also provide drivers for you if you worry about road condition. The driver charge is 2000 per day and the law limits the driver to work 10 hours max a day. The common rate for rent a van with driver is 8000 TWD/ Day, sedan is rated at 6500 TWD/Day, also, it is limited to 10 hours a day.
Please contact Travel1local for more information !