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 Ecuador Car Rental Mini Guide

Ecuador is becoming an increasingly popular tourist destination so hire a car and travel around and get to see the whole of this exciting country. All the mainland is accessible by car, so make the most of your independence and experience the beauty of the rainforest, architecture, food, flower, and fauna.

An impressive range of rental vehicles are available but be sure to book early to secure the vehicle of your choice.

Cheapest car hire in Ecuador

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.04 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 203.30 EUR from 20/02/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.04 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 203.30 EUR from 20/02/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.79 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 236.53 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.79 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 236.53 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 38.67 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 270.74 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 38.67 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 270.74 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.12 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 350.89 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.12 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 350.89 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Sail

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 69.65 EUR/day
Chevrolet Sail

7 Days rental at 487.59 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 83.43 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 584.05 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.88 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 209.17 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.88 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 209.17 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.38 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 359.69 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.38 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 359.69 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 126.22 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 883.58 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 126.22 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 883.58 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai H1

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 134.88 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 944.18 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai H1

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 134.88 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 944.18 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 145.49 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 1018.43 EUR from 20/02/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Grand Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.97 EUR/day
Suzuki Grand Vitara

7 Days rental at 398.79 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Grand Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.97 EUR/day
Suzuki Grand Vitara

7 Days rental at 398.79 EUR from 20/02/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 59.20 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 414.42 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 59.20 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 414.42 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Sportage

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.85 EUR/day
Kia Sportage

7 Days rental at 432.99 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Sportage

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.85 EUR/day
Kia Sportage

7 Days rental at 432.99 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki SZ

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 117.91 EUR/day
Suzuki SZ

7 Days rental at 825.42 EUR from 20/02/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

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
 

Popular car hire destinations in Ecuador

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Ecuador

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    110kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

      /Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    40mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    USD

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Ecuador

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Europcar
4
5.3/10
24
€ 29.04
€ 33.79
€ 56.97

Car rental agent statistics in Ecuador

  • 5.3/10
    Highest rated agent:
    EUROPCAR
  • 5.3/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    EUROPCAR
  • 24
    Total number of reviews in
    Ecuador
  • 2
    Most Locations in Ecuador:
    EUROPCAR
  • 12
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 4
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Ecuador

ItemPercent
January€ 66
February€ 74
March€ 72
April€ 73
May€ 76
June€ 90
July€ 80
August€ 73
September€ 85
October€ 74
November€ 72
December€ 74
ItemPercent
January€ 50
February€ 60
March€ 52
April€ 51
May€ 50
June€ 63
July€ 53
August€ 52
September€ 50
October€ 45
November€ 47
December€ 54
ItemPercent
January€ 132
February€ 158
March€ 135
April€ 106
May€ 105
June€ 148
July€ 113
August€ 104
September€ 109
October€ 116
November€ 123
December€ 145
ItemPercent
January€ 94
February€ 97
March€ 91
April€ 89
May€ 94
June€ 117
July€ 104
August€ 96
September€ 96
October€ 92
November€ 87
December€ 98
ItemPercent
January€ 158
February€ 148
March€ 154
April€ 144
May€ 137
June€ 197
July€ 165
August€ 151
September€ 155
October€ 156
November€ 152
December€ 197
ItemPercent
January€ 41
February€ 42
March€ 41
April€ 40
May€ 37
June€ 51
July€ 46
August€ 41
September€ 41
October€ 35
November€ 35
December€ 38
ItemPercent
January€ 97
February€ 96
March€ 92
April€ 90
May€ 94
June€ 118
July€ 105
August€ 97
September€ 98
October€ 93
November€ 89
December€ 99
ItemPercent
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Ecuador

DieselUnleaded
Jan , 2022

€ 0.45

€ 0.60

Feb , 2022

€ 0.45

€ 0.60

Mar , 2022

€ 0.46

€ 0.61

Apr , 2022

€ 0.47

€ 0.63

May , 2022

€ 0.48

€ 0.65

Jun , 2022

€ 0.47

€ 0.63

Jul , 2022

€ 0.46

€ 0.62

Aug , 2022

€ 0.45

€ 0.62

Sep , 2022

€ 0.47

€ 0.64

Oct , 2022

€ 0.46

€ 0.64

Nov , 2022

€ 0.46

€ 0.63

Dec , 2022

€ 0.44

€ 0.61

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Dec , 2022 0.44 0.61
Nov , 2022 0.46 0.63
Oct , 2022 0.46 0.64
Sep , 2022 0.47 0.64
Aug , 2022 0.45 0.62
Jul , 2022 0.46 0.62
Jun , 2022 0.47 0.63
May , 2022 0.48 0.65
Apr , 2022 0.47 0.63
Mar , 2022 0.46 0.61
Feb , 2022 0.45 0.60
Jan , 2022 0.45 0.60

Car rental price statistics in Ecuador

  • € 203.28
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 166.16
    Highest daily price:
    Toyota Fortuner
  • 27
    Total cars available
     
  • 3
    Most popular model:
    Kia Carnival
  • 16
    Location with most cars:
    Quito - Mariscal Sucre Intl. Airport
  • € 29.0 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    EUROPCAR - Guayaquil - Jose Joaquin de Olmedo - Airport

FAQs about car hire in Ecuador

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

Car hire in Ecuador starts from just €29.00 per day for a (mini) class car from Europcar. The average price to hire a car in Ecuador is just €71.40 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Ecuador is a Toyota Fortuner car for a (luxury) class from Sixt costing €166.20 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 2 car hire companies across the country. With over 2 car hire locations and 108 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Ecuador.

Who is the best car hire company in Ecuador?

Based on over 24 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Ecuador Is Europcar who score on average 5.3/10 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 2 car hire companies and 16 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Ecuador?

Current fuel prices in Ecuador are €0.606/ltr for petrol and €0.442/ltr for diesel as of 5 December 2022, it’ll cost on average €24 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €18 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 (mini) class car such as the Chevrolet Spark for as little as €203.00 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 1 car hire companies in over 2 locations.

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