• Approx 6 hours
  • Egyptian Arabic
  • Egyptian pounds
  • + 2

Adventurous holidays to Sharm El Sheikh are gaining in popularity every year. This beautiful resort town on the Sinai Peninsula is a particularly well loved spot for diving enthusiasts. For the budget conscious, cheap Sharm El Sheikh flights are yet another reason to visit.

Hiring a car in Sharm El Sheikh

You can easily have car hire from Sharm El Sheikh Airport arranged before you arrive. Our car rental comparison engine allows you to see which car hire supplier has the best rates for dates you are traveling. You can compare either by brand or see which provider has the cheapest price for each car hire category. For example, you might find that one provider has a great deal for an economy sized car but if you are looking for something larger (remember you will have luggage with you!) then another partner might be more competitive on that category.

Car hire is usually the simplest way to reach the town itself and need not be expensive as cheap Sharm El Sheikh car hire deals are on offer in advance. The roads in the town are very modern and maintained to a high standard, so driving should be a pleasant experience.

Places to visit in Sharm El Sheikh

When on holiday in Sharm El Sheikh car hire is generally the best method of exploring the sights of the area. Some of these sights include the Old Town, where you will find a market with stalls selling anything and everything from ripe fruits to jewellery and colourful clothing. A trip here would not be complete without a diving excursion and the reefs of Ras Mohammad and Tiran Island are some of the most popular, as they are home to shoals of many-coloured fish.

General Advice on Hiring a Car

When you purchase car hire you are entering into a contract with your car hire company. Always check their terms and conditions before you buy to make sure you're aware of your responsibilities when you collect your car in Sharm el Sheikh, and any additional charges.

Here's a few things to watch out for:

  • Almost all car hire companies add a mandatory fee for drivers under the age of 25.
  • Check what level of insurance is included for the hire car in Sharm el Sheikh. In particular check how much the excess is (the amount you need to pay in the event of any accident) you may want to take out additional insurance.
  • Check what the fuel policy is with your car. Don't forget to fill up the tank before you drop it off if you've agreed to return it full!
  • Find out if there's a maximum daily mileage - especially if you're planning to do a lot of driving in Sharm el Sheikh!
  • You'll need to pay a deposit (or pre-approve one) to pick up the car. Most car rental companies will only accept credit cards for this.

  • If you'd like more advice on common charges (and what you can do to avoid them) read our complete guide to car hire.