Cheapest car hire in Ecuador

Top tips when hiring a car in Ecuador

  • Its capital, Quito, is heavily influenced by its Spanish history in both cuisine and architecture
  • Guayaquil was the first city in Ecuador to gain independence from Spain in 1820.
  • World leading rental agents like Avis, Budget and Europcar are all well represented in country offering a reliable and high standard of rental car in Ecuador.
  • 4x4 and Jeep rentals in Ecuador make up near 50% of all rentals

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Rental Agent
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
€ 29.60
€ 75.80
€ 87.26

Car rental agent statistics in Ecuador

  • 6.5/10
    Highest rated agent:
  • 6.5/10
    Lowest rated agent:
  • 54
    Total number of reviews in
  • 9
    Most Locations in Ecuador:
  • 18
    Average wait time
  • 3
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Ecuador

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Ecuador

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 0.26 0.39
Aug , 2020 0.24 0.39
Jul , 2020 0.24 0.40
Jun , 2020 0.24 0.41
May , 2020 0.25 0.45
Apr , 2020 0.25 0.45
Mar , 2020 0.25 0.44
Feb , 2020 0.25 0.45
Jan , 2020 0.25 0.44
Dec , 2019 0.24 0.44
Nov , 2019 0.25 0.44
Oct , 2019 0.25 0.44

Car rental price statistics in Ecuador

  • € 145.11
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 154.10
    Highest daily price:
    Ford Edge
  • 112
    Total cars available
  • 21
    Most popular model:
    Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • 20
    Location with most cars:
    Quito - Mariscal Sucre Intl. Airport
  • € 20.7 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    EUROPCAR - Quito Foch

FAQs about car hire in Ecuador

How much does it cost to hire a car in Ecuador?

Car hire in Ecuador starts from just €20.70 per day for a (economy) class car from Europcar. The average price to hire a car in Ecuador is just €66.80 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Ecuador is a Ford Edge car for a (intermediate) class from Avis costing €154.10 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Ecuador?

We often have special offers on car hire in Ecuador including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Ecuador?

Car hire prices in Ecuador are kept low thanks to the 3 car hire companies across the country. With over 10 car hire locations and 247 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Ecuador.

Who is the best car hire company in Ecuador?

Based on over 54 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Ecuador Is Avis who score on average 6.5/10 across all locations in Ecuador.

What is the most popular car hire location in Ecuador?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Ecuador is Quito - Mariscal Sucre Intl. Airport with 3 car hire companies and 20 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Ecuador?

Current fuel prices in Ecuador are €0.39/ltr for petrol and €0.26/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €16 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €10 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Ecuador?

Speed limits in Ecuador are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 60 km/h on rural roads and 100 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Ecuador?

Europcar is the cheapest car hire company in Ecuador offering a (economy) class car such as the Kia Picanto for as little as €144.90 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Ecuador?

The most popular car hire category in Ecuador is the Chevrolet Aveo available from 3 car hire companies in over 10 locations.

Mini Guide to Car Rental in Ecuador

Ecuador is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination and travel trends evolve and people look for the next big thing. South America has always offered the adventurous tourist a world of opportunity, however Ecuador probably didn’t feature in many plan but things are changing. We take brief look at some of the featured destinations in Ecuador and some experiences you simple cannot afford to miss if you’re planning a trip here.

Galapagos Islands

Off the west coast of Ecuador, the Galapagos archipelago is a collection of islands in the pacific ocean declared a Word Heritage site by UNESCO and is famous for it’s endemic species of birds and marine life. It’s an increasingly popular location for adventure tourism where visitors come for cycling, kayaking and diving among others. It remains a popular location for nature and cultural tourism due to its history as the birthplace for the Origin of the Species by Charles Darwin who visited the Galapagos Islands in 1835.

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Fuel Prices in Ecuador

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