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Cheap Car Hire South America

Let us Search and Compare Car Hire for you in South America, so you can book rental cars from leading car rental agents at the lowest prices. And that's a promise.

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We arrange car rental in 13 countries in South America from over 50 rental agents including the world's most trusted brands like Alamo, Avis, Dollar and Thrifty as well as regional favourites like Localiza and Mex Rent a Car. No matter where in South America you need to rent a car, early booking is advised for best price and guaranteed availability. Search for car rental from our most popular destinations in South America today.

Most Popular Airport Car Hire Locations in South America


Frequently Asked Questions?

What is the cheapest car hire in South America?

Car rental in South America is good value and prices start from around $20 (USD) per day for a budget / economy class vehicle. SUV and 4x4 rentals in South America are always popular to access difficult to reach places where road conditions can be poor, expect to pay up to $30 per day.

What is the best car rental agent in South America?

Alamo are generally considered one of the best car rental agents in South America. Offering extensive reach across all countries in South America, Alamo have an excellent fleet or rental cars in South America and are ranked very highly by our customers with an average score of 8/10.

How much is car rental in South America?

There are lots of factors that affect the price of car rental in South America, prices start from around $20 per day in popular locations with lots of rental agents / supply options, however expect to pay up to double that for smaller locations with less competition in the market.

What is the most popular rental car in South America?

The Chevrolet Onix is the most popular rental car in South America owing to its low cost and popularity among rental agent fleets from Brazil to Mexico, Peru to Chile. SUV rentals are always popular and the Jeep Wrangler the most desirable model.

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What side of the road to drive?

The vast majority of countries in South America drive on the right-hand side of the road, much like North America, only Guyana and Suriname drive on the left hand side of the road.

Are there roundabouts?

Much like North America, roundabouts are scarce in South America, perhaps even less common. Intersections are generally the choice of highway design where more than 2 roads meet.

Are there traffic lights?

Most countries in South America use the same style and design of traffic light to North America, however Brazil has adopted a very European style of traffic light in line with various other street furniture.

What are the speed limits?

Speed limits in South America are generally quite high with Brazil and Argentina having a maximum highway limit of 130 kph. All speed limits are in KPH like over 90% of counties around the world.

What do I need to know when driving with children?

Driving standards and safety are not the highest in South America so it’s vitally important that if travelling with children in South America that you use a suitable child car seat. You can rent one from the car rental agent on arrival, however for quality and availability assurance, we recommend bringing your own.

What are the drinking and driving laws?

Drink driving limits in South America can be very low with Brazil having one of the lowest limits in the world at just 0.02% BAC. We recommend not drinking any alcohol if driving in South America.

Are there toll roads?

Toll roads are widely used in major South American countries with Brazil likely having the largest network, administered by Abertis. All major Federal Brazilian Highways operate the toll system.

Most Popular Car Rental in South America

Most popular car rental agents;

  • Alamo
  • Avis
  • Hertz
  • Localiza
  • Mex Rent a Car
  • Thrifty

Most popular rental car models;

  • Chevrolet Onix (mini)
  • Hyundai Accent (economy)
  • Kia Sportage (SUV)
  • Ford Fusion (full-size)
  • Jeep Wrangler (4x4)

Rental Car Stats - South America

  • Pointe a Pitre - Downtown, Guadeloupe €12.9 per day
  • Toyota Fortuner in Bogota - El Dorado Intl. Airport, Colombia €1386.8 per day
  • €370.43 per week
  • Peugeot 208
  • 2
  • Guadeloupe with 1 EV cars

Agent Stats - South America

  • 169,019
  • 2,460
  • 53
  • ALAMO, 3,718 cars
  • ALAMO, 305 locations
  • Brazil - 1,182
  • Bogota - El Dorado Intl. Airport - 24
  • UNIDAS, Brasilia - J. Kubitschek Intl. Airport 60 mins

Car Rental Review Stats - South America

  • MOVIDA, 11,873 reviews with avg score of 8.1/10
  • MOVIDA, 9.7/10 highest score
  • EUROPCAR, 2.3/10 lowest score

Rental Location Stats - South America

  • 13,671
  • Bogota - El Dorado Intl. Airport, 276 cars
  • Rodadero, 104 cars