Whether it is for group holidays, exhibitions, business visits, family events, or corporate events, it is much easier to get around with a private chauffeur services. In Malaysia, these services are readily available and the prices are determined by the type of vehicle/ride you need.
Type of Vehicle
You will need to pick the type of vehicle you need which is generally determined by the number of people traveling. The common vehicle models available in Malaysia can be categorized based on the number of passengers it can accommodate such as the 5 seater, 7 seater, 10 seater, 13 seater and 16 seater.
E.g. Toyota Vios, Honda City, Proton Saga
Best suited vehicle for a small group of people, with a maximum of 3 passengers. Ideal for short distance tours or airport transfers.
E.g. Toyota Innova, Honda BRV, Proton Exora
The most common vehicle used for budget chauffeur service and airport transfers when traveling with for 4-5 passengers.
7 Seater [Premium]
E.g. Toyota Vellfire, Toyota Estima, Nissan Serena
The preferred choice of vehicle for a comfortable long distance travel for 4-5 passengers. Example : from Singapore transfer to Genting Highlands, or Singapore to Malacca, Singapore transfer to Ipoh.
E.g. Hyundai Starex
E.g. Toyota Hiace, Joylong, Nissan NV350 URVAN
E.g. CAM Placer X
Vehicle models classified under the premium 7 seater category include Toyota Alphard and Toyota Velfire. These two are the most popular vehicle models in this category. The difference between 7 seater premium and the common 7 seater is that 7 seater premium vehicles are more comfortable and is better for longer distances travel as opposed to their counterparts. Therefore, if you need a vehicle that can travel for more than two days and one that can carry 4 to 5 passengers, the 7 seater premium is the ideal chauffeur category to go for.
Finally, the 16 seater and 13 seater vans are meant for large groups of people who are traveling together. The 13 seater category of vans can comfortably accommodate more than 6 people. However, when your group exceeds 10 people, the perfect vehicle for you is the 16 seater. You can find these two models in Joylong, CAM, Toyota Hiace, and Co-Star among others.Once you pick the right model to travel in, you should then consider the itinerary planning.
Malaysia's private chauffeur tours are categorized into either 1-day tour or multi-day private tour. When traveling within Peninsula Malaysia from the capital city of Kuala Lumpur to areas like greater Kuala Lumpur, Ipoh or Malacca, such tours can fit in the 1-day tour category. However, when traveling across states, such tours may take more than a day and a multi-day private tour is the best fit.
Once you have chosen your itinerary, you can then focus on price. In Malaysia, price for chauffeur services are typically charged for 8-hours a day only. If your tour exceeds 8 hours, it is wise to inquire about the overcharges to avoid nasty surprises.
At Joyzride, our private chauffeur services are for 10-hours a day and they include petrol, driver’s wage, toll fares and parking fees. If there is a need for additional hours beyond the 10-hours provided, there will be an additional charge of MYR40 to MYR90 per hour (depending on ride type).
For West Malaysia / Peninsular
|5 seater||MYR 550 per day|
|7 seater||MYR 600 per day|
|7 seater [Premium]||MYR 950 per day|
|10 seater||MYR 650 per day|
|16 seater||MYR 700 per day|
For Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
|5 seater||MYR 300 per day|
|13 seater||MYR 600 per day|
* For cross-border (inter-state) tours, there will be an extra charge of MYR120 per night. This money caters for the driver’s allowances and accommodation.
* The above rates is not applicable during festive season