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Why Hertz

  • Best price guarantee - in the unlikely event you find a lower Hertz price, we'll refund the difference
  • No cancellation or amendment fees**
  • No hidden extras to pay - theft and damage cover included
  • No credit card fees

Hertz in Bahrain

As Bahrain is only a comparatively small country, it’s easy to get around by car and, since public transport is scarce, renting a car is by far the most convenient way to travel around the country. Whether you’re driving from city to city, or heading to see sights such as the Tree of Life, Hertz Car Rental will get you there – relaxed, refreshed and stress-free.

Hertz Car Rental has its branches in Manama, The Capital of Bahrain, including at the airport, making it easy for you to collect and return your vehicle when you begin and end your trip to the country. Our branches are also conveniently located for easy access to Manama’s central attractions and hotels, if you choose to rent a car a few days into your stay.

Rules and regulations for driving in Bahrain

Bahrain has fairly stringent driving laws to follow and, although it is always advisable to check these before driving, some of the more prominent ones are:

• Always drive on the right in Bahrain.
• Wearing a seatbelt is compulsory for everyone in the vehicle, and children under 10 years old are not permitted to sit in the front passenger seat under any circumstances.
• Speed limits should be adhered to at all times, so you need to be vigilant of local signs advising you of changes to the limit. Limits are particularly rigorously enforced in residential areas.
• Using a mobile phone while driving is considered a severe traffic offence that can carry jail time and/or a fine.
• Jumping a red light can also carry a jail term of up to six months.
• Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol is also taken extremely seriously and can carry a jail sentence of up to two years.

 

Driving in and around Bahrain

Special attractions

The Bahrain International Circuit is best known for hosting the Bahrain F1 Grand Prix, but the circuit also hosts regular Burnout Nights with fast cars, races and stunts, and Karting Sprint Championships.

For those preferring their older cars, the Miknas Car Museum has also recently opened with several rare classic vehicles on display, including Rolls Royces, Lamborghinis, a1917 Model T Ford, a 1930 Ford Model A sports coupe, and a 1913 Clement Bayard.

One of the key routes through Bahrain is the Shaikh Isa Bin Salman Highway, running across the country. It connects Manama with the King Fahd Causeway, an amazing bridge that runs between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia. The other well-travelled route is the King Hamad Highway, which runs the length of the country and connects the cities in the north to the air base in the south. If you are driving across the north of Bahrain, there are several routes along the coast that offer spectacular views of the Persian Gulf, as well as the beaches and various man-made islands.

Quick information

• Minimum car rental age: The minimum car rental age in Bahrain is 21 years, except the following vehicle groups, for which the minimum age is strictly 25 years:
• Premium 4-5 Door Automatic (G): Ford Crown Victoria or similar
• Standard Van (R): Mitsubishi Grandis or similar

• Average speed limits: The average speed limit in Bahrain is a maximum of 60km/h in towns and cities, and 100km/h on highways.

• Toll roads and costs: There are no toll roads within Bahrain, although there is a toll for the causeway linking Bahrain with Saudi Arabia. Entering from Bahrain is BHD 2.00, while entering from Saudi Arabia is SAR 20.00.

Required documents:
Renting a car in Bahrain requires specific documents to be produced at the time of rental:

• Bahrain residents need to show their Bahrain driver’s licence, which must have been held for at least one year.
• Non-Bahrain residents require their national driver’s licence plus their passport and International Driver’s Permit (IDP).
• Customers with a UK Driving Licence (except those from Northern Ireland) must also bring with them a print out of their Licence Summary, which will be valid with Hertz for 30 days from the date generated.
• Customers who hold a driving licence from the People’s Republic of China must also have an official Hertz Certification Form issued by Hertz China on Hertz notepaper with a Hertz China Corporate Seal.
• Customers with driving licences issued in Vietnam who wish to rent a car in Bahrain must present their original licence along with an authorised translation from the Vietnamese Ministry of Transport.

• Refuelling at petrol stations: Refuelling in Bahrain is easy thanks to several easy accessible petrol stations. Some are even open 24 hours.

• Travelling with children: It is not mandatory to use a child seat in Bahrain, although if you prefer to use one for any children travelling with you, they are available at an additional charge of BHD 2.00 per day, BHD 10.00 per week or BHD 20.00 for anything longer.

** When the booking is cancelled within seven days of being made.