How much does it cost to Rent a Van?
No doubt, public transport in Singapore is awesome and all but there are times when you would rather rent a car or van to get around the island. Especially if you’re travelling in a big group during the festive season to some of the hard-to-reach areas in Singapore or simply sightseeing with your family or friends.
Rather than renting a few cars for such purposes, it’s better to rent a passenger van which is more economical in terms of cost, and fuel. If it’s your first time renting a passenger van in Singapore, here are the benefits to your van rental, estimated rental rates and all you need to know.
Benefits of renting a passenger van
Renting a passenger van has several benefits in terms of personal trips or for business purposes. The benefits include convenience, affordability (cost and fuel), and environmental-friendly.
For personal trips around Singapore, renting a passenger van is much more economical than renting a car. That’s because you get to spend less on rental rate, fuel, and at the same time, save the environment.
You see, the average car rental in Singapore is around $70 per day while a van rental averages about $125 per day. The car rental may be lower but if you consider the fuel cost, renting a passenger van is more reasonable as you can go further without having to refuel often.
Field trips are exciting when you go sightseeing in a big group with your family or friends. However, it can be quite a taxing experience on the drivers if you rent a few cars for the trip. Can you imagine having to lead the convoy and then end up not enjoying the drive due to communication issues?
To prevent such a situation, renting a passenger van is more reasonable as it keeps everyone in the vehicle on the same page. Besides, you get to decide on whether to stop for a short while rather than having to go back and forth between the drivers of several cars.
Travelling in one large passenger van is more fuel-efficient than travelling in several smaller cars. That’s because filling up multiple cars with fuel isn’t only expensive, but also emits more carbon into the atmosphere.
Instead of filling up multiple cars and releasing more carbon into the atmosphere, renting a passenger van helps to reduce the amount of fuel needed and carbon emissions. Not only that, but passenger vans also cost less to refuel than several cars.
How much will it cost to rent a passenger van?
Much like renting a car, the cost of renting a passenger van in Singapore varies depending on the brand, seating capacity, rental duration, etc. Not only that, but it also depends on how early you book your van rental and whether you’re eligible to rent one.
During the festive season like Chinese New Year or Hari Raya, the cost of renting a passenger van can skyrocket due to increased demand. Some rental companies may take the opportunity to offer you packages that stretch over several days, supposedly for your convenience.
However, there could be high mark-ups and peak period surcharges hiding in the package. Should you need to rent a van during peak periods, be sure to begin your search early and compare the rental cost across as many companies as you can.
Before you can rent a van, it’s important to check the rental criteria and accompanying insurance. That way, you can stay clear of any misunderstandings after signing the rental contract.
Be sure to check that the vehicle you’re renting comes with proper insurance coverage that includes excess or deductible; named drivers; and theft or loss damage waiver. Note that you may need to fulfil certain criteria to be able to rent a passenger van. Among them are your age and years of driving experience.
If you’re looking for a van rental company that takes the safety of its clients seriously, you may consider Edmund Vehicle Rental. It’s one of the few rental companies that offer advice based on your rental needs along with the teaching of van safety measures. Not only that, but it also offers a 24-hour breakdown recovery (if your van break downs of a sudden).
When the time comes for you to rent a van, be sure to refer to this passenger van rental guide. Edmund Vehicle Rental provides three types of passenger vans to suit your rental purposes. You can choose between an 11-seater, a 12-seater, or the 14-seater passenger van. For your ease of driving, the 11-seater van is on a manual transmission while the 12-seater and 14-seater are on an automatic transmission.
Keen to go on a field trip by renting a passenger van from Edmund Vehicle Rental? You can now get an instant quote by contacting us at (65) 6250 3339 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.