HAINAN CAR - RENTAL TIPS
If you want to explore and discover less developed areas, then renting a car and driving is the most convenient way to travel. Big car rental companies like Avis (安飞士租车), China Auto Rental (神州), and eHi (一嗨) all have branches in Haikou and Sanya. You may even return your car to a different location.
Renting a car as a non-Chinese citizen:
It is possible for non-Chinese citizens to rent a car, but you will need to provide your passport and Chinese driver’s license. Unfortunately international driver’s licenses are not accepted. Major international credit cards including Visa and Mastercard are accepted, as well as any valid Chinese credit or bank card.
Main Car Models: 4~15 seaters
Price: Select from a full range of compact and intermediate sized cars to SUVs with prices ranging from RMB 300 to 3500 per day.
Haiqi Group (海汽集团) also offers its own car rental services at the Haikou Western Bus Station service location.
Customer service hotline: +86-898-66668855
Official Website: http://www.0898hq.com/
Choosing a car rental company:
Renting cars through legitimate rental companies is recommended. Most legitimate car rental companies in the province have branches in both Haikou and Sanya, making it convenient to rent and return cars with quality service. Small rental companies will be slightly cheaper, but alternatively pose greater risks that need to be duly considered.
Condition of rental cars:
The cars from legitimate rental companies are in good condition, both clean and comfortable. Most have associated repair shops, thereby guaranteeing optimal car conditions.
How to extend the return date:
During Chinese New Year, most rental companies have limited availability. Requests for rental extensions must be made at least one day or even several days prior through the customer hotline and must be confirmed by customer service personnel before extension procedures may be conducted.
May be negotiated with the rental company. Generally speaking, the longer you rent the car, the bigger the discount.
Pickup and return times:
Due to different flight times, many travelers may land or depart at midnight and need to pickup or return cars right away. Most rental companies offer 24-hour pickup and return services. You may communicate your needs to the company ahead of time.
How to return vehicles early:
According to rental agreements, customers usually need to contact the rental company 6 hours in advance to modify their rental agreement. Rental charges will be refunded if fees have been modified.
Calculating rental time:
From the time of pickup, any time under 24 hours counts as one day, 48 hours counts as two, and so on. Exceeding the original rental time by 4 hours counts as half a day, and 4-24 hours counts as one day.
How to cancel reservations:
Before payments are made, customer may call the company 6 hours before pickup time to cancel the reservation. If prepayment is required, the order may be canceled before payment is made. After prepayment has been made, the prepaid sum will be deemed a fine in case of breach of contract and will not be refunded.
Hainan driving safety and tips
（1）Visitors traveling by car are advised to conduct detailed research on Hainan, including the latest information on transportation, food, accommodations, and scenic attractions. With this information at hand, you will be able to make a more accurate estimate of expenses and avoid fraudulent or excessive charges.
（2）Sections of Hainan's highways have a speed limit of 100km/hr, while other sections have a limit of 120km/hr, be sure not to exceed the posted limit.
（3）Hainan has no tool roads or toll booths. Instead, all fees are added to the gas price, which is why gas is more expensive here than in the rest of China. As long as you are driving and consuming gas, you will be paying the taxes due. A total of 107 gas stations are located along the East Line and West Line highways, one every few kilometers. As there is less traffic on the West Line highway, gas stations are fewer and far between, so be sure to top up regularly. Gas stations near Qionghai and Wanning are equipped with large repair shops. Repair shops that offer primarily tire change services may also be found near regular highway exits.
（4）The roads from Sanya to Wuzhi Mountain and Jianfengling are mountainous. The roads are in good condition but do involve numerous twists and turns, please be aware of the road conditions.
（5）Many tourists travel in China during long holidays such Labor Day (May 1), National Day (October 1), and Chinese New Year, so it is necessary to book your car rental further in advance.
Car rental company information
（1）Xiao’er Car Rental 小二租车
Address: No. 172, Qiongshan Road, Meilan District, Haikou City, Hainan Province 海南省海口市美兰区琼山大道172号
（2）AVIS Car Rental 安飞士租车
Address: Phoenix Airport 1st East Office, Sanya City, Hainan Province 海南三亚市凤凰机场办公区东首
（3）Pacific Car Rental 太平洋租车
Address: No. 133, South Fu'an Village, 5th East Road, Haidian Island, Meilan District, Haikou City, Hainan Province, across from Hawaii Flower Shop 海南省海口市美兰区海甸岛五东路福安南村133号夏威夷花苑斜对面
（4）eHi Car Services 一嗨租车
Address: No. 713, Xindazhou Avenue, Lingshan Town, Meilan District, next to Meilan Shanshuitian (Meilan Airport Store) 美兰区灵山镇新大洲大道713号美兰•山水天旁（美兰机场店）
（5）Hailiang Car Rental 海亮租车
Address: Taojin Building, Haidian 5th Middle Road, Meilan District, Haikou 海口市美兰区海甸五中路13号淘金大厦
（6）Hainan Blue Sea Sunny Car Rental Co., Ltd.
Address: No. 26, Haiwan Gardens, Xiuying Avenue, Haikou City 海口市秀英大道26号海湾怡园
（7）Hainan Guanhai Car Rental Co., Ltd.
Tel: +86 898 66796069
Address: Rm 922, 9F, Huayin Mansion, Longkun N. Road, Haikou City
（8）Haikou Yaoming Car Rental
Tel: +86 898 66291351
Address: Rm 1001, Jingu Building, No. 32, Haidian 3rd East Road, Haikou City
（9）Hainan Feixiang Car Renting Co., Ltd.
Tel: +86 898 31590000
Address: 1F Lobby, Jinghang Building, No, 33, Lantian Road, Haikou City
（10）Hainan Jinxiang Car Rental Co., Ltd.
Tel: +86 898 66527777
Address: 11F, Wanguo Commercial Building, No. 12, Haixiu Road, Haikou City
（11）Hainan OBAH Car Rental Co., Ltd.
Tel: +86 898 66663939
Address: 1F, Jinlin Garden, No. 76, Longkun S. Road, Haikou City
（12）Hainan Haiqi Car Rental Limited
Tel: +86 898 66199609
Address: 9F, Zidong Pavilion, Circular Plaza, Haidian 4th East Road, Haikou City