Cheapest car hire in Peru

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

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Car rental agent statistics in Peru

  • Total number of reviews in
  • 5
    Most Locations in Peru:
  • Average wait time
  • 6
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Peru

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

Fuel prices in Peru

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 0.70 0.78
Aug , 2020 0.69 0.76
Jul , 2020 0.73 0.78
Jun , 2020 0.75 0.80
May , 2020 0.84 0.90
Apr , 2020 0.90 0.94
Mar , 2020 0.88 0.93
Feb , 2020 0.93 0.96
Jan , 2020 0.93 0.99
Dec , 2019 0.90 0.97
Nov , 2019 0.88 0.97
Oct , 2019 0.88 0.98

Car rental price statistics in Peru

  • € 83.37
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 66.48
    Highest daily price:
    Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • 83
    Total cars available
  • 26
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Yaris
  • 26
    Location with most cars:
    Lima - Miraflores
  • € 11.9 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 €11.90 per day for a (economy) class car from Sixt. The average price to hire a car in Peru is just €30.30 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Peru is a Suzuki Grand Vitara car for a (intermediate) class from Alamo costing €66.50 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 8 car hire locations and 299 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Peru.

Who is the best car hire company in Peru?

Based on over reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Peru Is who score on average /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 - Miraflores with 4 car hire companies and 26 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Peru?

Current fuel prices in Peru are €0.78/ltr for petrol and €0.7/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €31 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €28 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 €83.30 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Peru?

The most popular car hire category in Peru is the Toyota Yaris available from 4 car hire companies in over 8 locations.

Renting a car in Peru

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.

Most popular rental cars in Peru are:

Car Type
Make / Model
Toyota Yaris
Toyota Corolla
Toyota Avensis
Toyota Land Cruiser
Kia Sportage
Suzuki APV 8 Seater
Double Cab
Toyota Hilux

Should you rent a car in Peru?

Having rental car in Peru gives you the freedom to see such amazing sites as Lake Titicaca, the world’s highest navigable lake and Machu Picchu, the ruins of an ancient Incan city which sit splendidly in the midst of moss covered mountains.

Is it safe to rent a car in Peru?
Car rental in Peru is a safe way to see the country as some forms of public transport can be quite treacherous due to poor driving. Defensive driving is wise to minimise the risk of a minor accident, local drivers can appear aggressive and even a small bump or scratch on a rental car could result in a big bill if you don't have excess protection.

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

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.

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Fuel Prices in Peru

  • Price of petrol in Peru in September

    € 0.78/Ltr

    ($ 0.96/Ltr | 3.11/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Peru in September

    € 0.70/Ltr

    ($ 0.86/Ltr | 2.79/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Peru in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 31.20  ($ 38.21) | € 28.00  ($ 34.29)
Compact € 31.20  ($ 38.21) | € 28.00  ($ 34.29)
Full Size € 39.00  ($ 47.76) | € 35.00  ($ 42.86)
SUV € 46.80  ($ 57.31) | € 42.00  ($ 51.43)
Carrier € 54.60  ($ 66.86) | € 49.00  ($ 60.00)

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