Located 32k to the north of Johor Bahru, the Johor Bahru Airport is known for its cheaper flights as compared to the nearby Singapore Changi Airport. Currently, the airport is served by 4 airlines Air Asia, Firefly, Malindo Air and Malaysia Airlines. ; and provides both international and domestic flights. Finding car hire from the airport is pretty easy.
Travel Options for Visitors in Johor Bahru
Plenty of arrivers and leavers flock the Johor Bahru Airport every single day which necessitates there be a convenient means to transport the arrivers to their hotel rooms. For this there are several options:
- They could opt for a taxi which may be a tad costly especially considering that many taxi operators take advantage of foreigners and overcharge them.
- They could take one of the shuttle buses from the airport which will drop you off at your hotel
- They could get a car rental from the arrivals terminus.
- They could have their previously-booked car rental ready waiting for them to pick it up from the airport parking lot.
- If several travelers had booked with the same rental company, the company could instead organize for a bus to pick them all up from the airport and drop them off at their office from where the visitors can then drive off in their rental vehicles.
Road Rules and Regulations
The general opinion is that getting a car hire is the cheaper, more convenient option. And plus with a rental, you get to see more and tour even the places located off the beaten path. Before getting a rental though, perhaps you should start by knowing what the driving regulations in Malaysia are:
- Driving is on the left hand side of the road.
- Have a valid vehicle road tax tag displayed on your windscreen at all times during which the rental vehicle is in your possession.
- Car insurance should be valid too. And you could consult your dealer on whether it applies to third party liability.
- Front seat belts must be fitted and worn always.
- To be eligible for car hire, you must be aged 27 and above and have a valid driver’s license.
- Drunk driving or driving under the influence of drugs is prohibited in the whole of Malaysia.
Sure, driving around in your car rental can be fun but every once in a while, walk around the alleys and market places and get to experience the actual culture of the people as well as their cuisine and traditions. You would be surprised at how insightful it is to just interact with the locals.