Cheapest car hire in Guatemala

Top tips when hiring a car in Guatemala

  • Guatemala's official name is the Republic of Guatemala and the name Guatemala possibly originates from the Maya-Toltec language and means 'land of the trees'.
  • The official language in Guatemala is Spanish however there are around 22 indigenous languages also.
  • The country declared independence from Spain in 1821.
  • The currency in Guatemala is called the Quetzal (GTQ).
  • There are a number of World Heritage Sites in the country including the Mayan ruins of Tikal National Park and the ruins of Quirigua.

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    GTQ  5.13/Ltr

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    Fixed and Mobile

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Compare car rental agents in Guatemala

Rental Agent
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
€ 36.46
€ 38.50
€ 42.69

Car rental agent statistics in Guatemala

  • 9.3/10
    Highest rated agent:
  • 9.3/10
    Lowest rated agent:
  • 28
    Total number of reviews in
  • 4
    Most Locations in Guatemala:
  • 28
    Average wait time
  • 4
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Guatemala

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

Fuel prices in Guatemala

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2020 0.42 0.57
Oct , 2020 0.43 0.59
Sep , 2020 0.47 0.64
Aug , 2020 0.51 0.64
Jul , 2020 0.52 0.68
Jun , 2020 0.51 0.66
May , 2020 0.50 0.63
Apr , 2020 0.50 0.59
Mar , 2020 0.51 0.67
Feb , 2020 0.63 0.80
Jan , 2020 0.68 0.79
Dec , 2019 0.66 0.77

Car rental price statistics in Guatemala

  • € 224.49
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 144.23
    Highest daily price:
    Toyota Hilux
  • 49
    Total cars available
  • 8
    Most popular model:
    Suzuki Jimny
  • 15
    Location with most cars:
    Guatemala City - La Aurora Intl. Airport
  • € 32.1 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    EUROPCAR - Guatemala City - La Aurora Intl. Airport

FAQs about car hire in Guatemala

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

Car hire in Guatemala starts from just €32.10 per day for a (compact) class car from Europcar. The average price to hire a car in Guatemala is just €54.80 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Guatemala is a Toyota Hilux car for a (compact) class from Alamo costing €144.20 per day.

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

We often have special offers on car hire in Guatemala 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 Guatemala?

Car hire prices in Guatemala are kept low thanks to the 2 car hire companies across the country. With over 4 car hire locations and 168 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Guatemala.

Who is the best car hire company in Guatemala?

Based on over 28 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Guatemala Is Alamo who score on average 9.3/10 across all locations in Guatemala.

What is the most popular car hire location in Guatemala?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Guatemala is Guatemala City - La Aurora Intl. Airport with 2 car hire companies and 15 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Guatemala?

Current fuel prices in Guatemala are €0.57/ltr for petrol and €0.42/ltr for diesel as of 16 November 2020, it’ll cost on average €23 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €17 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Guatemala?

Speed limits in Guatemala are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 80 km/h on rural roads and 110 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Guatemala?

Europcar is the cheapest car hire company in Guatemala offering a (compact) class car such as the Nissan Versa for as little as €224.70 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Guatemala?

The most popular car hire category in Guatemala is the Chevrolet Spark available from 1 car hire companies in over 4 locations.

Guatemala Mini Guide

The mountainous land of Guatemala is regularly shaken by earthquakes and by political unrest. Guatemala is one of the most militarised countries in Central America, and government forces have little regard for human rights. In an attempt to isolate possible supporters of the anti-government guerrillas, rural Indians are being resettled into new villages and refugee camps, breaking up their communities. 

Although there is widespread poverty, Guatemala is one of the richest countries in Central America. Coffee made the country - and the coffee producers and traders - prosperous and still dominates the economy. The banana crop was once of major importance, and allowed the United Fruit Company to influence Guatemalan politics. In 1954 the company helped to oust President Jacobo Arbenz in an armed coup backed by the United States. The Arbenz administration was thought to be Communist, principally because it seized land from the great estate owners to give to the landless Indians. 

Civil conflict has almost destroyed tourism, and has dragged the economy down. The land could generate more wealth; there is oil, zinc, lead and nickel, and hydroelectric power potential. The volcanic subsoil is fertile, and although one-third of the country is uninhabited and very little cultivated, crops could be grown almost everywhere. Guatemala City is growing, with a drift of people from the countryside over the past 30 years swelling the population to 1.2 million, ten times the size of any other town in the country. It is the seat of industry - textiles, paper and pharmaceuticals - and the core of economic life. To improve access to the Caribbean, Guatemala wants a longer coastline, and regularly threatens to invade neighbouring Belize to obtain it. While defending Belize, Britain is arbitrating between the two countries.

Book cheap car hire in Guatemala and explore this fascinating country in Central America as much as you like from the comfort of your own car. Rhino has a variety of vehicles to choose from depending on your requirements ranging from economy up to luxury as well as 4x4s, convertibles and 7+ seaters. Our rates include taxes, insurance, collision damage waiver and theft waiver so you can enjoy your holiday knowing that we have everything covered for you. To make a booking is really easy, simply input your requirements on our safe and secure booking engine and you will be presented with a variety of vehicles to choose from. When you have made your selection you can then add on any optional extras you might need such as luggage racks, sat nav, child seats and booster seats. You can also add on an additional driver if you plan to share the driving with someone else.

Whether you are interested in exploring the Maya history of the country or plan to take a trip round the markets and mingle with the locals, then hiring a car in Guatemala is the safest and most convenient way to do so. We have a good range of economy car hire to choose from if you are travelling on a budget, with such models available as the Hyundai Getz and Toyota Yaris. If you plan to go off road and anticipate more demanding terrain then a SUV would be the best option to hire, such as the Nissan Pick-Up 4x4. Rhino compares prices for car rental from all the main suppliers such as Avis, Dollar and hertz so we can find you the best deal and price possible. We also check more local suppliers as if they have any special offers available, we can pass those onto our customers.

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Fuel Prices in Guatemala

  • Price of petrol in Guatemala in November

    € 0.57/Ltr

    ($ 0.70/Ltr | 5.13/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Guatemala in November

    € 0.42/Ltr

    ($ 0.51/Ltr | 3.78/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Guatemala in November

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 22.80  ($ 27.92) | € 16.80  ($ 20.57)
Compact € 22.80  ($ 27.92) | € 16.80  ($ 20.57)
Full Size € 28.50  ($ 34.90) | € 21.00  ($ 25.72)
SUV € 34.20  ($ 41.88) | € 25.20  ($ 30.86)
Carrier € 39.90  ($ 48.86) | € 29.40  ($ 36.00)

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