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Nicaragua Car Rental Mini Guide

Car hire in Nicaragua will really enhance your holiday experience and at a low price, meaning that it is within the holiday budget of most travellers. A 4x4 or SUV hire car is recommended, for some of the roads can be treacherous when wet but we have all kinds of vehicles to suit all requirements available to pre-book on our website. By all means look at the deals offered by our competitors for we are confident you’ll find that not only do we offer the best price but we also offer the most comprehensive package for car hire in Nicaragua.

Is it safe to rent a car in Nicaragua?

After years of being a dangerous country to visit, Nicaragua has finally made it onto the world map of must-see destinations. The country has many different environments and with a rental car you can explore the lake region, drive through the untouched rainforest or cross the grassy lowlands that border the Caribbean.

Roads outside of Managua are often in a poor state of repair and if you are planning to drive beyond the city limits, renting a 4x4 is the safest option.

Nicaragua Factfile

  • Nicaragua is the largest country on the narrow strip of land that separates the two continents of South and North America
  • Nicaragua was named after the local native leader Nicarao and agua, the Spanish for water, referring to the two huge lakes located inland
  • The country was first conquered by Spain in 1524 and gained its independence in 1821. Since then it has been on a rollercoaster of fortunes with earthquakes and civil war hampering its efforts to grow economically

Cheapest car hire in Nicaragua

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.62 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 305.40 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.62 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 305.40 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Atos

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.26 EUR/day
Hyundai Atos

7 Days rental at 330.86 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Atos

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.26 EUR/day
Hyundai Atos

7 Days rental at 330.86 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Celerio

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 69.68 EUR/day
Suzuki Celerio

7 Days rental at 487.79 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Celerio

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 69.68 EUR/day
Suzuki Celerio

7 Days rental at 487.79 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Celerio

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 71.42 EUR/day
Suzuki Celerio

7 Days rental at 499.98 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Celerio

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 71.42 EUR/day
Suzuki Celerio

7 Days rental at 499.98 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Tiida

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.81 EUR/day
Nissan Tiida

7 Days rental at 320.72 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Tiida

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.81 EUR/day
Nissan Tiida

7 Days rental at 320.72 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Tiida

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.26 EUR/day
Nissan Tiida

7 Days rental at 365.88 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Tiida

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.26 EUR/day
Nissan Tiida

7 Days rental at 365.88 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 58.08 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 406.61 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 58.08 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 406.61 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Frontier

4 Adults, 4 Doors

From 94.58 EUR/day
Nissan Frontier

7 Days rental at 662.07 EUR from 21/11/2022

  0 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Frontier

4 Adults, 4 Doors

From 94.58 EUR/day
Nissan Frontier

7 Days rental at 662.07 EUR from 21/11/2022

  0 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Daihatsu Bego

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 98.42 EUR/day
Daihatsu Bego

7 Days rental at 689.00 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.11 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 350.82 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.11 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 350.82 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 71.42 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 499.98 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 71.42 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 499.98 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 71.42 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 499.98 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 71.42 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 499.98 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 71.42 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 499.98 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 71.42 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 499.98 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 71.42 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 499.98 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

DFSK Glory 330

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 77.11 EUR/day
DFSK Glory 330

7 Days rental at 539.78 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

DFSK Glory 330

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 77.11 EUR/day
DFSK Glory 330

7 Days rental at 539.78 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 85.36 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 597.54 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Tucson

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.30 EUR/day
Hyundai Tucson

7 Days rental at 681.12 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Tucson

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 97.30 EUR/day
Hyundai Tucson

7 Days rental at 681.12 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Tucson

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.30 EUR/day
Hyundai Tucson

7 Days rental at 681.12 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Tucson

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 97.30 EUR/day
Hyundai Tucson

7 Days rental at 681.12 EUR from 21/11/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Tucson

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 99.45 EUR/day
Hyundai Tucson

7 Days rental at 696.16 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Tucson

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 99.45 EUR/day
Hyundai Tucson

7 Days rental at 696.16 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 102.96 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 720.72 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 102.96 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 720.72 EUR from 21/11/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Nicaragua

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Nicaragua
  • There are no toll roads in Nicaragua, we still suggest you carry a small amount of cash at all times
  • The alcohol limit when driving in Nicaragua is 50mg (0.05% BAC)
  • Leading car rental agents such as Sixt, Alamo and Budget all have car rental offices in Nicaragua
 

Popular car hire destinations in Nicaragua

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Nicaragua

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    45kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    60kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    100kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    NIO  51.99/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    NIO

    Currency

  •  

    NO

    Tolls

  •  

    25

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Average prices per day for car hire in Nicaragua

ItemPercent
January€ 58
February€ 60
March€ 62
April€ 62
May€ 64
June€ 68
July€ 76
August€ 70
September€ 72
October€ 72
November€ 65
December€ 73
ItemPercent
January€ 51
February€ 51
March€ 50
April€ 53
May€ 55
June€ 58
July€ 60
August€ 59
September€ 61
October€ 61
November€ 60
December€ 57
ItemPercent
January€ 41
February€ 49
March€ 59
April€ 54
May€ 59
June€ 59
July€ 74
August€ 59
September€ 59
October€ 57
November€ 66
December€ 53
ItemPercent
January€ 70
February€ 80
March€ 76
April€ 79
May€ 85
June€ 87
July€ 93
August€ 91
September€ 90
October€ 88
November€ 88
December€ 85
ItemPercent
January€ 31
February€ 33
March€ 33
April€ 35
May€ 41
June€ 44
July€ 47
August€ 45
September€ 46
October€ 45
November€ 41
December€ 46
ItemPercent
January€ 68
February€ 79
March€ 88
April€ 71
May€ 107
June€ 109
July€ 127
August€ 110
September€ 110
October€ 108
November€ 98
December€ 143
ItemPercent
January€ 63
February€ 63
March€ 65
April€ 65
May€ 67
June€ 79
July€ 78
August€ 77
September€ 80
October€ 80
November€ 81
December€ 55
ItemPercent
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Nicaragua

DieselUnleaded
Sep , 2022

€ 1.21

€ 1.37

Aug , 2022

€ 1.17

€ 1.33

Jul , 2022

€ 1.16

€ 1.31

Jun , 2022

€ 1.13

€ 1.28

May , 2022

€ 1.16

€ 1.31

Apr , 2022

€ 1.12

€ 1.27

Mar , 2022

€ 1.05

€ 1.17

Feb , 2022

€ 1.01

€ 1.12

Jan , 2022

€ 0.96

€ 1.06

Dec , 2021

€ 0.91

€ 1.05

Nov , 2021

€ 0.92

€ 1.06

Oct , 2021

€ 0.89

€ 1.03

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2022 1.21 1.37
Aug , 2022 1.17 1.33
Jul , 2022 1.16 1.31
Jun , 2022 1.13 1.28
May , 2022 1.16 1.31
Apr , 2022 1.12 1.27
Mar , 2022 1.05 1.17
Feb , 2022 1.01 1.12
Jan , 2022 0.96 1.06
Dec , 2021 0.91 1.05
Nov , 2021 0.92 1.06
Oct , 2021 0.89 1.03

Car rental price statistics in Nicaragua

  • € 305.34
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 146.70
    Highest daily price:
    Toyota Fortuner
  • 114
    Total cars available
     
  • 27
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Yaris
  • 34
    Location with most cars:
    Managua - Augusto C. Sandino - Airport
  • € 43.6 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    SIXT - Managua - Augusto C. Sandino - Airport

FAQs about car hire in Nicaragua

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

Car hire in Nicaragua starts from just €43.60 per day for a (mini) class car from Sixt. The average price to hire a car in Nicaragua is just €90.60 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Nicaragua is a Toyota Fortuner car for a (premium) class from Sixt costing €146.70 per day.

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

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

Car hire prices in Nicaragua are kept low thanks to the 3 car hire companies across the country. With over 6 car hire locations and 474 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Nicaragua.

Who is the best car hire company in Nicaragua?

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

What is the most popular car hire location in Nicaragua?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Nicaragua is Managua - Augusto C. Sandino - Airport with 3 car hire companies and 34 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Nicaragua?

Current fuel prices in Nicaragua are €1.371/ltr for petrol and €1.21/ltr for diesel as of 5 September 2022, it’ll cost on average €55 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €48 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Nicaragua?

Speed limits in Nicaragua are in km/h and are generally 45 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 Nicaragua?

Sixt is the cheapest car hire company in Nicaragua offering a (mini) class car such as the Hyundai i10 for as little as €305.20 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Nicaragua?

The most popular car hire category in Nicaragua is the Suzuki Grand Vitara available from 2 car hire companies in over 6 locations.

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