Car Rental in Kuala Lumpur Opens Up World of Possibilities!

Kuala Lumpur is one of Southeast Asia’s most modern cities. Regardless of whether you are making Kuala Lumpur as your first stop in your Southeast Asian journey, a pitstop or even a full-blown vacation, there is something for everyone in Kuala Lumpur. A car rental in Kuala Lumpur gives you unprecedented freedom in exploring the city and beyond.

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Highways with view of city skyline. Credit:

Many people know Kuala Lumpur to be the capital city of Malaysia but few actually know that it is also one of the federal territories of the country. When travellers talk about Kuala Lumpur, the obvious attractions such as the Petronas Twin Towers, the shopping district in Bukit Bintang, the historical Merdeka Square and Petaling Street immediately comes to mind.

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Merdeka Square. Credit:

What many people do not realize is that there are a myriad of experiences to explore in the Greater Kuala Lumpur. Known by the locals as Klang Valley, the Greater Kuala Lumpur refers to adjoining suburban areas and satellite towns from the state of Selangor. These cities are typically integrated and well-connected by expressways and world class roads, making driving a pleasurable and safe affair. This also means that beyond the confinements of the formally known Kuala Lumpur, is a great land mass of experiences awaiting the traveller.

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Klang Valley is a land area that transcends Kuala Lumpur and stretches into neighbouring cities. Credit:

With this in mind, Hawk Rent A Car urges you to look beyond the confinements of the tourist version of Kuala Lumpur. We beckon you to explore the surrounding areas with the autonomy of your Hawk rental car. The adjoining cities are typically 30 – 40 minutes apart from each other and the distances are typically manageable with the many expressways serving various connections. Add on a GPS device rental on top of your car rental in Kuala Lumpur to reap the most out of your journey.

Within the Greater Kuala Lumpur

Does Ampang, Bangsar, Hartamas, Damansara, Sunway and Petaling Jaya all ring a bell? Definitely not for foreigners, of course. But plenty of metropolitan Malaysians live in these cities that make up the whole of Greater Kuala Lumpur. Ask any of the people from these suburbs and they can easily lead you to the nooks and crannies holding some hidden gems that are off the radar of a typical tourist. Time Out KL has just about all grounds covered with their comprehensive KL city and area guide.

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Have coffee in a secluded commercial building surrounded by greens in Sentul, close to the heart of KL. Credit:

Beyond the Greater Kuala Lumpur

Want to escape the city? Well, if you have 40 minutes to an hour of driving time, you can. The transition from city to greens is pretty easy in Malaysia really. All you need is a car rental in Kuala Lumpur.


Forest Research Institute Malaysia. 40 minutes away from town. Credit:

Just need a quick breath of fresh air? The Forest Reserve Institute Malaysia is no more than 40 minutes away from the city centre. A canopy walkway through the jungle in the middle of a metropolitan city – who would have thought?

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Sekinchan Rice Fields. Credit:

If you would like to visit lush green or golden paddy fields, head to the small town of Sekinchan and bask in the glorious rice bowl of Malaysia. Retreat to the tree house by the beach and visit the traditional fishing villages.

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Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

Keen to see some elephants? The Kuala Gandah Elephant Sanctuary is right at the tip of Pahang, accessible by anyone from Kuala Lumpur with a car.


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Want a reprieve from the tropical heat? Genting Highlands is Malaysia’s most famous casino located on a hilltop in Pahang. If you have 2 hours to spare and prefer somewhere more exclusive and away from the crowd, Fraser’s Hill is accessible to you too.

Kuala Lumpur – The Centre of Malaysia

Off to explore the whole of Malaysia? Regardless of whether you choose to shoot northwards or go southwards, the drive (assuming without stops) either way should take you no more than 5 hours. Driving a whole country is no longer a dream! Read our Road Trip Guide to find out more.

Ready for your great Malaysian adventure of a lifetime? Start your engines and take off with Hawk now!

Why choose Hawk as your car rental company in Kuala Lumpur?

Hawk has 20 years of experience in the car rental industry. Hawk offers various types of cars to choose from with 300+ positive reviews online.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Kuala Lumpur with Hawk?

On average, rate for rent a car in Kuala Lumpur is RM 100/day

What is the cheapest car available in Kuala Lumpur?

The cheapest car available at Hawk for rent in Kuala Lumpur is Perodua Axia

Do you be able to provide car rental in Kuala Lumpur?

Yes, we do have car rentals available in Kuala Lumpur. Just browse our website for direct booking or you can contact our network list in your area.