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Puerto Rico Car Rental Mini Guide

Hiring a car in Puerto Rico offers the advantage of flexibility and convenience in exploring the island's various attractions, from beautiful beaches to historic sites. It's recommended to rent a compact or mid-sized car for navigating Puerto Rico's roads comfortably. Traffic can be congested in urban areas like San Juan, but overall, the road conditions are decent. Puerto Rico's highways are generally well-maintained, but you might encounter some potholes on less-traveled roads. While driving, be prepared for occasional aggressive drivers and use caution when navigating through crowded city streets.
 

The distance from Luis Muñoz Marín International Airport (SJU) in San Juan, Puerto Rico, to various main resorts on the island can vary. Here are approximate distances to some popular resorts:

  1. San Juan (Isla Verde): The airport is approximately 1-2 miles (1.6-3.2 kilometers) from the Isla Verde area, where many beachfront resorts are located.

  2. Condado: Condado, another popular tourist area in San Juan, is around 6-7 miles (9.7-11.3 kilometers) from the airport.

  3. Dorado: The Dorado area, known for its luxury resorts, is approximately 20-25 miles (32-40 kilometers) west of the airport.

  4. Rincón: Rincón, located on the west coast, is about 115 miles (185 kilometers) from the airport, so it's a longer drive.

  5. Ponce: Ponce, on the southern coast, is roughly 70-75 miles (112-121 kilometers) from the airport.

  6. Fajardo: Fajardo, on the eastern coast, is approximately 32-35 miles (51-56 kilometers) from SJU.

Please note that these distances are approximate and may vary depending on the exact location of your resort within each area. It's advisable to check with your specific resort for precise directions and travel times.


Cheapest car hire in Puerto Rico

Chrysler Pacifica

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 87.64 EUR/day
Chrysler Pacifica

7 Days rental at 613.50 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chrysler Pacifica

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 89.11 EUR/day
Chrysler Pacifica

7 Days rental at 623.77 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 62.87 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 440.09 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 62.88 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 440.22 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 63.64 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 445.51 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Brio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 68.11 EUR/day
Hyundai Brio

7 Days rental at 476.80 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Note

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.11 EUR/day
Nissan Note

7 Days rental at 476.80 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Mirage

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 72.64 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Mirage

7 Days rental at 508.54 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Dodge Durango

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 179.91 EUR/day
Dodge Durango

7 Days rental at 1259.38 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Sedona

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 188.72 EUR/day
Kia Sedona

7 Days rental at 1321.04 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford F150

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 81.59 EUR/day
Ford F150

7 Days rental at 571.15 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 65.31 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 457.20 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 84.68 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 592.77 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 84.68 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 592.77 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Puerto Rico

  • Choose Rhinocarhire: Opt for Rhinocarhire, a reputable provider known for its reliable service and transparent pricing in Puerto Rico.

  • Insurance Coverage: Understand the insurance options provided by Rhinocarhire, including coverage for collision damage, theft, and liability. Consider additional insurance for comprehensive protection, especially for driving in diverse terrains and urban areas.

  • Road Conditions Awareness: Be prepared for varying road conditions in Puerto Rico, from well-maintained highways to narrow and winding roads in rural areas. Drive cautiously and be mindful of potholes, especially after heavy rains.

  • Traffic Regulations: Familiarize yourself with Puerto Rico's traffic laws and regulations, including speed limits, road signs, and parking rules. Respect local driving customs and be cautious of pedestrians and cyclists, particularly in urban areas.

  • Explore Island Attractions: Utilize your rental car to explore Puerto Rico's stunning beaches, historic sites like Old San Juan, and natural wonders such as El Yunque National Forest. Plan your routes to discover the best of Puerto Rico's landscapes and cultural heritage.

  • The best to visit Puerto Rico is from April until June, the weather in Spring is very pleasant - expect high demand on car hire so book well in advance
 

Popular car hire destinations in Puerto Rico

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Puerto Rico

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    25mph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    45mph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    55-65mph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    USD  1.15/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    USD $

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    23

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Puerto Rico

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Alamo
2
9.2/10
22
€ 87.64
€ 84.19
€ 84.68
€ 73.57
 Sixt
3
8.6/10
46
€ 62.87
€ 90.76
€ 64.29
 Europcar
1
8.4/10
25
€ 62.88
€ 65.31
€ 72.59

Car rental agent statistics in Puerto Rico

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    9.2/10
    Highest rated agent:
    ALAMO
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    8.1/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    SIXT
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    93
    Total number of reviews in
    Puerto Rico
  • Most Locations Icon
    2
    Most Locations in Puerto Rico:
    ENTERPRISE
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    24
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    4
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Puerto Rico

ItemPercent
January€ 117
February€ 288
March€ 98
April€ 82
May€ 211
June€ 106
July€ 122
August€ 106
September€ 205
October€ 156
November€ 1055
December€ 119
ItemPercent
January€ 97
February€ 216
March€ 88
April€ 74
May€ 183
June€ 105
July€ 120
August€ 91
September€ 183
October€ 117
November€ 861
December€ 97
ItemPercent
January€ 197
February€ 415
March€ 227
April€ 238
May€ 330
June€ 487
July€ 477
August€ 235
September€ 530
October€ 1220
November€ 1333
December€ 287
ItemPercent
January€ 125
February€ 159
March€ 106
April€ 86
May€ 125
June€ 84
July€ 97
August€ 76
September€ 120
October€ 116
November€ 387
December€ 123
ItemPercent
January€ 256
February€ 637
March€ 206
April€ 224
May
June€ 227
July€ 833
August€ 829
September€ 800
October€ 664
November€ 2999
December€ 294
ItemPercent
January€ 102
February
March€ 114
April€ 88
May
June
July
August€ 96
September€ 56
October€ 71
November
December€ 85
ItemPercent
January€ 149
February€ 193
March€ 115
April€ 122
May€ 148
June€ 87
July€ 120
August€ 96
September€ 212
October€ 147
November€ 470
December€ 142
ItemPercent
January€ 109
February€ 396
March€ 108
April€ 81
May€ 354
June€ 97
July€ 123
August€ 106
September€ 201
October€ 185
November€ 2327
December€ 119

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Fuel prices in Puerto Rico

DieselUnleaded
Mar , 2023

€ 0.94

€ 0.98

Apr , 2023

€ 0.89

€ 0.98

May , 2023

€ 0.80

€ 0.92

Jun , 2023

€ 0.80

€ 0.95

Jul , 2023

€ 0.79

€ 0.91

Aug , 2023

€ 0.86

€ 1.00

Sep , 2023

€ 1.02

€ 1.03

Oct , 2023

€ 1.02

€ 1.01

Nov , 2023

€ 0.89

€ 0.90

Dec , 2023

€ 0.88

€ 0.91

Jan , 2024

€ 0.84

€ 0.88

Feb , 2024

€ 0.91

€ 0.94

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Feb , 2024 0.91 0.94
Jan , 2024 0.84 0.88
Dec , 2023 0.88 0.91
Nov , 2023 0.89 0.90
Oct , 2023 1.02 1.01
Sep , 2023 1.02 1.03
Aug , 2023 0.86 1.00
Jul , 2023 0.79 0.91
Jun , 2023 0.80 0.95
May , 2023 0.80 0.92
Apr , 2023 0.89 0.98
Mar , 2023 0.94 0.98

Car rental price statistics in Puerto Rico

  • Average Price Icon
    € 440.09
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 1528.76
    Highest daily price:
    Ford Transit Passengervan
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    63
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    8
    Most popular model:
    Nissan Versa
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    42
    Location with most cars:
    San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin Intl. Airport
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 62.9 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    EUROPCAR - San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin Intl. Airport
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San Juan Airport
€30.1
 
 
Economy 5 5 2 from €30.1 per day
Standard 4 5 5 from €40.1 per day
Compact 5 5 2 from €33.7 per day
Aguadilla Airport
€51.1
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €51.1 per day
Compact 5 5 2 from €58.4 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €55.9 per day