Cheapest car hire in Nicaragua

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

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Car rental agent statistics in Nicaragua

  • Total number of reviews in
  • 8
    Most Locations in Nicaragua:
  • Average wait time
  • 4
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Nicaragua

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

Fuel prices in Nicaragua

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 0.58 0.71
Aug , 2020 0.60 0.72
Jul , 2020 0.62 0.75
Jun , 2020 0.63 0.75
May , 2020 0.56 0.72
Apr , 2020 0.58 0.67
Mar , 2020 0.63 0.69
Feb , 2020 0.79 0.93
Jan , 2020 0.83 0.93
Dec , 2019 0.78 0.87
Nov , 2019 0.78 0.90
Oct , 2019 0.79 0.89

Car rental price statistics in Nicaragua

  • € 144.34
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 100.37
    Highest daily price:
    Toyota Prado
  • 136
    Total cars available
  • 24
    Most popular model:
    Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • 28
    Location with most cars:
    Managua - Augusto C. Sandino - Airport
  • € 20.6 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 €20.60 per day for a (mini) class car from Sixt. The average price to hire a car in Nicaragua is just €47.20 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Nicaragua is a Toyota Prado car for a (standard) class from Budget costing €100.40 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 4 car hire companies across the country. With over 13 car hire locations and 345 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 4 car hire companies and 28 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Nicaragua?

Current fuel prices in Nicaragua are €0.71/ltr for petrol and €0.58/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €28 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €23 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 Atos for as little as €144.20 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 3 car hire companies in over 13 locations.

Do you need to rent a car in Nicaragua

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 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.

Nicaragua Mini Guide

The country is stunningly beautiful and largely unspoilt outside of the main cities and towns. It has suffered greatly since independence with civil war and acts of terror compounding natural disasters such as earthquakes and mudslides. Today it is a multi-ethnic community which has worked hard to get itself back on the road to economic stability by promoting its natural treasures. Tourism is gradually on the increase and the country regularly features on the list of top ten places to visit.

Getting to Nicaragua?
You can fly into Augusto Sandino International Airport just outside Managua which last year accepted over 1.2m passengers on routes from the US, Canada and across Latin America. Travellers from Europe need to fly into Miami or Fort Lauderdale Airport in Florida or Atlanta in Georgia to get a connecting flight to Managua. Be aware that large scale ripping off of tourists by taxi drivers is prevalent so it may be worth hiring a car at the airport to avoid costly difficulties.

What to do in Nicaragua?
The country has some of the most amazing virgin rainforest anywhere in the world as well as historic sights and great beaches along the Caribbean coast. There’s also some fantastic shopping to be had on local crafts and jewellery.

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

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.

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Fuel Prices in Nicaragua

  • Price of petrol in Nicaragua in September

    € 0.71/Ltr

    ($ 0.87/Ltr | 26.92/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Nicaragua in September

    € 0.58/Ltr

    ($ 0.71/Ltr | 21.99/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Nicaragua in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 28.40  ($ 34.78) | € 23.20  ($ 28.41)
Compact € 28.40  ($ 34.78) | € 23.20  ($ 28.41)
Full Size € 35.50  ($ 43.47) | € 29.00  ($ 35.51)
SUV € 42.60  ($ 52.17) | € 34.80  ($ 42.62)
Carrier € 49.70  ($ 60.86) | € 40.60  ($ 49.72)

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