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 Peru Car Rental Mini Guide 

Renting a car in Peru means you can travel around one of the most beautiful countries in South America in comfort and at your own leisurely pace. We have a wide range of vehicles to choose from depending on your needs, budget and the size of your party travelling. If you are after the cheapest option then we have an economy car hire range with cars such as the Opel Corsa and Ford Fiesta to choose from. All of our cars come with the option of a manual or automatic gearbox depending on your preference.

We compare prices from all the main car rental suppliers such as Hertz, Alamo and Avis as well as more local suppliers in order to get you the very best price and deal on your car rental in Peru. Our booking engine is easy to use, safe and secure and you can obtain a quote in moments. If you have any questions or are unsure of anything then we have a helpful and experienced customer services team on hand to answer any of your questions.

Peru Factfile

  • Peru was once home to the Inca Empire and also the Norte Chico civilization which is one of the oldest in the world
  • The name Peru is derived from Birú, the name of a local ruler who lived near the Bay of San Miguel, Panama, in the early 16th century
  • A common dish eaten in Peru is ceviche which is seafood marinated in lime juice
  • The currency in Peru is the Nuevo Sol (PEN)
  • More than half of Peru is covered by jungle and rainforests. In particular the Amazon Rainforest is the most well known in the world
  • If you're renting a car in Peru, world-leading rental agents such as Europcar, Budget, Alamo and Hertz are all well represented in Peru offering great value and high quality vehicles

Cheapest car hire in Peru

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 21.81 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 152.70 EUR from 18/10/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 21.81 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 152.70 EUR from 18/10/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.30 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 282.16 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 40.30 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 282.16 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.03 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 287.25 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.03 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 287.25 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.03 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 287.25 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.03 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 287.25 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.03 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 287.25 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.03 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 287.25 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 43.52 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 304.68 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.49 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 164.45 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 23.49 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 164.45 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.46 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 171.27 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.46 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 171.27 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.41 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 205.92 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.41 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 205.92 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.39 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 219.78 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.39 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 219.78 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.84 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 257.90 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 71.94 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 503.63 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 71.94 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 503.63 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Avensis

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 76.89 EUR/day
Toyota Avensis

7 Days rental at 538.28 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Avensis

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 76.89 EUR/day
Toyota Avensis

7 Days rental at 538.28 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 91.18 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 638.26 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 95.02 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 665.19 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rav4

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 106.56 EUR/day
Toyota Rav4

7 Days rental at 745.98 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 177.11 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 1239.78 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 177.11 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 1239.78 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Peru

  • Drive on the right-hand side of Peru, just like all South American countries
  • There are toll roads in Peru, you can pay by credit / debit card but it's wise to carry small amounts of cash anyway
  • The minimum age to rent a car in Peru is 23, under 25's will pay a young driver surcharge
  • The Toyota Yaris is the most rented car in Peru with over 32 variations available
 

Popular car hire destinations in Peru

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Peru

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    100kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    PEN  5.64/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    PEN

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    23

    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 Peru

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Sixt
5
7.5/10
40
€ 40.30
€ 71.94

Car rental agent statistics in Peru

  • 7.5/10
    Highest rated agent:
    SIXT
  • 7.5/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    SIXT
  • 40
    Total number of reviews in
    Peru
  • 5
    Most Locations in Peru:
    SIXT
  • 25
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 7
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Peru

ItemPercent
January€ 45
February€ 50
March€ 37
April€ 50
May€ 50
June€ 49
July€ 58
August€ 52
September€ 48
October€ 50
November€ 44
December€ 50
ItemPercent
January€ 33
February€ 33
March€ 29
April€ 34
May€ 35
June€ 35
July€ 41
August€ 34
September€ 32
October€ 33
November€ 30
December€ 34
ItemPercent
January€ 119
February€ 63
March€ 66
April€ 70
May€ 73
June€ 74
July€ 71
August€ 129
September€ 111
October€ 112
November€ 110
December€ 118
ItemPercent
January€ 26
February€ 25
March€ 26
April€ 21
May€ 23
June€ 25
July€ 30
August€ 26
September€ 22
October€ 22
November€ 22
December€ 30
ItemPercent
January
February
March
April€ 78
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December
ItemPercent
January€ 122
February€ 63
March€ 66
April€ 70
May€ 72
June€ 74
July€ 71
August€ 134
September€ 114
October€ 114
November€ 113
December€ 121
ItemPercent
ItemPercent
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Peru

DieselUnleaded
Dec , 2021

€ 0.95

€ 1.01

Jan , 2022

€ 0.98

€ 1.05

Feb , 2022

€ 1.03

€ 1.12

Mar , 2022

€ 1.11

€ 1.32

Apr , 2022

€ 1.01

€ 1.35

May , 2022

€ 1.08

€ 1.46

Jun , 2022

€ 1.13

€ 1.52

Jul , 2022

€ 1.13

€ 1.66

Aug , 2022

€ 1.13

€ 1.58

Sep , 2022

€ 1.25

€ 1.43

Oct , 2022

€ 1.21

€ 1.31

Nov , 2022

€ 1.32

€ 1.41

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2022 1.32 1.41
Oct , 2022 1.21 1.31
Sep , 2022 1.25 1.43
Aug , 2022 1.13 1.58
Jul , 2022 1.13 1.66
Jun , 2022 1.13 1.52
May , 2022 1.08 1.46
Apr , 2022 1.01 1.35
Mar , 2022 1.11 1.32
Feb , 2022 1.03 1.12
Jan , 2022 0.98 1.05
Dec , 2021 0.95 1.01

Car rental price statistics in Peru

  • € 164.43
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 198.78
    Highest daily price:
    Toyota Rav4
  • 148
    Total cars available
     
  • 29
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Yaris
  • 47
    Location with most cars:
    Lima - Jorge Chavez Intl. Airport
  • € 23.5 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    SIXT - Lima - Miraflores

FAQs about car hire in Peru

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

Car hire in Peru starts from just €23.50 per day for a (economy) class car from Sixt. The average price to hire a car in Peru is just €83.60 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Peru is a Toyota Rav4 car for a (intermediate) class from National costing €198.80 per day.

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

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

Car hire prices in Peru are kept low thanks to the 4 car hire companies across the country. With over 6 car hire locations and 715 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Peru.

Who is the best car hire company in Peru?

Based on over 40 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Peru Is Sixt who score on average 7.5/10 across all locations in Peru.

What is the most popular car hire location in Peru?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Peru is Lima - Jorge Chavez Intl. Airport with 4 car hire companies and 47 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Peru?

Current fuel prices in Peru are €1.413/ltr for petrol and €1.319/ltr for diesel as of 7 November 2022, it’ll cost on average €57 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €53 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Peru?

Speed limits in Peru are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 90 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 Peru?

Sixt is the cheapest car hire company in Peru offering a (economy) class car such as the Hyundai i10 for as little as €164.50 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Peru?

The most popular car hire category in Peru is the Chevrolet Aveo available from 2 car hire companies in over 6 locations.

Is it difficult to drive in Peru?

Peru has a huge range of experiences that travellers can enjoy including the magnificent expanse of the Amazon rainforest, the lost Inca city of Machu Picchu, national parks and stunning scenery. Hiring a car in Peru is probably the best way to get around and see all that this fascinating country has to offer.

It's not diffucult to drive safely in Peru, however hiring an SUV like the Toyota Rav4 is worth consideration. A 4x4 will all you to get off the main roads and explore some of the more harder to reach areas. Take extra care when venturing beyond the security of the city limits and check restrictions with the car hire company before planning your route.

Useful links if renting a car in Peru

Other Car Hire Locations in Peru

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Car Hire Lima
€21.8
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €21.8 per day
Compact 4 4 3 from €28.4 per day
Economy 5 4 2 from €24.3 per day
Car Hire Cuzco
€32.5
 
 
Compact 5 5 3 from €32.5 per day
Van / minivan 4 4 0 from €135.8 per day
Suv 5 5 4 from €48.7 per day
Car Hire Arequipa
€28.4
 
 
Compact 4 4 3 from €28.4 per day
Compact 4 4 3 from €28.4 per day
Van / minivan 4 4 0 from €135.8 per day