Philippines Travel Information header image 1

Tip on Van Rentals

September 20th, 2014 · 7 Comments

A short or long distance group or family travel will be more enjoyable when everybody just sits back and relaxes while a rented driver drives a rented van. But one ought to know the rates in renting vans.

First, ascertain the terms for renting vans. How much is the rented van, is the fuel cost and toll gate cost (if any) included in the price? These are pertinent questions to ask when renting vans. Most rented vans have rates based on the distance of travel and length of time. For instance, renting vans around a city as big as Manila or Cebu City for half a day (8 hours) may cost from P1,500 to P2,000, excluding fuel. This is a good rate for renting vans. But some will insist on a P2,500 for a rented van for the same distance and time, and this will still be within reasonable rates for renting vans. The thing here is to have as many places visited in the city as possible within half a day. A rented van to get to the airport with some luggage at P1,500 may be a bit expensive, especially if it’s only a 3 to 5 kilometer drive. Renting vans at P800 to P1,000 is preferable for this purpose.

A whole day travel around the city is a different story. Charge for renting vans in this case is based on per 24 hours (overnight). Most rented vans charge P2,500 to P3000 per whole day—that’s from, say, 7am today to 7am tomorrow. Renting vans for provincial travels the whole day may cost P3,000 to P3,500. Provincial travels usually incur more expenses for the van owner, and thus, the more costly charge for rented vans. If the contract for renting vans is for a night (7am to day to 7am tomorrow) and the rented van exceeded use to, say, 7:30 am the following morning, there is a charge for each hour exceeded—and 30 minutes overdue may be considered as good as an hour due, in some contracts for renting vans. So clear these details.

Another thing to consider in renting vans is the driver. Driver’s pay is included in the rate for a rented van. But the meals and lodging are not. These have to be born by the renting party, as per contract in renting vans.

Still and all, a rented van is still the best option in both short and long distance driving. Everybody gets to sit back and relax while enjoying the ride.

Tags: Transportation

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Ted Kennedy // Nov 4, 2008 at 8:10 pm

    Good information, Will be moving permantly in 2010 to the Philippines. Presently in the USA

  • 2 Ricky // Apr 29, 2009 at 8:54 am

    This is a Dumaguete Info website but I do not see any info about Dumaguete Van rental tips..???

  • 3 conversionvansforsale // Oct 16, 2009 at 1:48 am

    Another disadvantage to van leasing is that it can be difficult to calculate the annual mileage and other charges. A leased van has a set number of miles that can be accumulated on it. If the number of miles exceeds this number, the charges can be quite costly. To avoid this, it is important to accurately calculate the mileage that one does in a year. Miscalculating this can lead to heavy charges that the individual or company leasing the van was not expecting. Other charges that may be included in a lease is that the individual will have to pay for any damages to the vehicle. Although this would probably be the case should the person own the van outright, there may be some minor damages that the individual would not bother in fixing if the van were their own property?

  • 4 Jeng Starr // Mar 22, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    There is any Van rental in Dumaguete City? How it cost for a day? Can we rent the van without driver?
    Thank you so much for any information you can give.

  • 5 Danica // Dec 17, 2011 at 9:38 pm

    Hi can you please email me contact numbers of the rental vans? thank you!

  • 6 zander Tipon // May 16, 2012 at 7:05 pm

    pls send us rates of possible van, offered for City tour for Dumaguete..

    Where looking for a reply as soon as possible. maximum of 18 pax for whole day trip
    pls send us an email


  • 7 jbangskie // Jan 31, 2013 at 1:28 am

    its very convenient to bring a van or rent a car/van for your travel because commuting is very hustle.

Leave a Comment