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Puerto Rico Car Rental Mini Guide

Getting around in Puerto Rico is simple with a rental car. If arriving at any of the island 3 international airports, Luis Munoz Marin, Mercedita, or Rafael Hernandez Airport, renting a car is the most convenient means of onward transport.  Luis Munoz Marin is the busiest international airport in the whole of the Caribbean so if you are arriving here and planning to rent a car, we recommend that you book in advance to secure the best rate. If arriving at any of the islands nine ports , San Juan Port being the largest and most used, car rental is also a viable option.

Puerto Rico is a Caribbean Island to the east of the Dominican Republic. The main islands is by far the biggest however it comprises a number of smaller islands from its coastline. Being a Caribbean Island, Puerto Rico benefits from a tropical climate and its white sandy beaches attract holiday makers from the US and Europe during its peak season. 

Cheapest car hire in Puerto Rico

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 96.52 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 675.68 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.40 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 681.82 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Outlander

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 98.11 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Outlander

7 Days rental at 686.81 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 100.85 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 705.99 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 170.42 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 1192.94 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 172.59 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 1208.16 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mitsubishi Outlander

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 191.40 EUR/day
Mitsubishi Outlander

7 Days rental at 1339.86 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Dodge Ram

3 Adults, 2 Doors

From 243.47 EUR/day
Dodge Ram

7 Days rental at 1704.31 EUR from 23/01/2023

  0 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Note

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 101.35 EUR/day
Nissan Note

7 Days rental at 709.47 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Brio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 101.35 EUR/day
Hyundai Brio

7 Days rental at 709.47 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Note

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 179.69 EUR/day
Nissan Note

7 Days rental at 1257.89 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Brio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 179.69 EUR/day
Hyundai Brio

7 Days rental at 1257.89 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Dodge Durango

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 243.47 EUR/day
Dodge Durango

7 Days rental at 1704.31 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Sedona

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 255.50 EUR/day
Kia Sedona

7 Days rental at 1788.54 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 100.54 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 703.84 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Tucson

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 160.87 EUR/day
Hyundai Tucson

7 Days rental at 1126.13 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Honda CRV

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 221.11 EUR/day
Honda CRV

7 Days rental at 1547.79 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Puerto Rico

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Puerto Rico, the steering wheel will be in the right
  • Speed limits are slow in Puerto Rico at just 65mph maximum on the highways, relax and enjoy the drive
  • Fuel is very cheap in Puerto Rico, expect to pay no more than $40 to fill the tank of an average rental car
  • 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  1.42/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    USD $

    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 Puerto Rico

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Sixt
3
7.2/10
37
€ 97.40
€ 221.11
€ 103.95

Car rental agent statistics in Puerto Rico

  • 7.4/10
    Highest rated agent:
    SIXT
  • 6.9/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    SIXT
  • 37
    Total number of reviews in
    Puerto Rico
  • 2
    Most Locations in Puerto Rico:
    SIXT
  • 24
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 2
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Puerto Rico

ItemPercent
January€ 134
February€ 203
March€ 86
April€ 72
May€ 100
June€ 108
July€ 127
August€ 123
September€ 269
October€ 209
November€ 1334
December€ 151
ItemPercent
January€ 113
February€ 224
March€ 78
April€ 60
May€ 88
June€ 116
July€ 140
August€ 113
September€ 279
October€ 168
November€ 1242
December€ 123
ItemPercent
January€ 228
February€ 350
March€ 128
April€ 112
May€ 121
June€ 184
July€ 342
August€ 248
September€ 874
October€ 2117
November€ 2107
December€ 515
ItemPercent
January€ 166
February€ 168
March€ 113
April€ 74
May€ 108
June€ 88
July€ 99
August€ 91
September€ 188
October€ 163
November€ 669
December€ 184
ItemPercent
January€ 256
February
March
April
May
June€ 219
July€ 282
August€ 262
September€ 1395
October€ 1197
November€ 5826
December€ 372
ItemPercent
January€ 242
February€ 273
March€ 161
April€ 172
May€ 164
June€ 101
July€ 175
August€ 158
September€ 422
October€ 265
November€ 1015
December€ 265
ItemPercent
January€ 129
February€ 111
March€ 112
April€ 72
May€ 95
June€ 95
July€ 106
August€ 105
September€ 245
October€ 237
November€ 2820
December€ 148
ItemPercent
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Puerto Rico

DieselUnleaded
Dec , 2021

€ 0.68

€ 0.83

Jan , 2022

€ 0.77

€ 0.89

Feb , 2022

€ 0.93

€ 1.01

Mar , 2022

€ 1.06

€ 1.04

Apr , 2022

€ 1.17

€ 1.10

May , 2022

€ 1.32

€ 1.30

Jun , 2022

€ 1.32

€ 1.36

Jul , 2022

€ 1.36

€ 1.33

Aug , 2022

€ 1.17

€ 1.20

Sep , 2022

€ 1.25

€ 1.12

Oct , 2022

€ 1.11

€ 1.09

Nov , 2022

€ 1.30

€ 1.16

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2022 1.30 1.16
Oct , 2022 1.11 1.09
Sep , 2022 1.25 1.12
Aug , 2022 1.17 1.20
Jul , 2022 1.36 1.33
Jun , 2022 1.32 1.36
May , 2022 1.32 1.30
Apr , 2022 1.17 1.10
Mar , 2022 1.06 1.04
Feb , 2022 0.93 1.01
Jan , 2022 0.77 0.89
Dec , 2021 0.68 0.83

Car rental price statistics in Puerto Rico

  • € 675.64
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 917.03
    Highest daily price:
    Ford Transit Passengervan
  • 23
    Total cars available
     
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai Brio
  • 17
    Location with most cars:
    San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin Intl. Airport
  • € 96.5 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    EUROPCAR - San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin Intl. Airport

FAQs about car hire in Puerto Rico

How much does it cost to hire a car in Puerto Rico?

Car hire in Puerto Rico starts from just €96.50 per day for a (compact) class car from Europcar. The average price to hire a car in Puerto Rico is just €211.80 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Puerto Rico is a Ford Transit Passengervan car for a (oversize) class from Sixt costing €917.00 per day.

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

We often have special offers on car hire in Puerto Rico 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 Puerto Rico?

Car hire prices in Puerto Rico are kept low thanks to the 2 car hire companies across the country. With over 2 car hire locations and 40 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Puerto Rico.

Who is the best car hire company in Puerto Rico?

Based on over 37 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Puerto Rico Is Sixt who score on average 7.2/10 across all locations in Puerto Rico.

What is the most popular car hire location in Puerto Rico?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Puerto Rico is San Juan - Luis Munoz Marin Intl. Airport with 2 car hire companies and 17 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Puerto Rico?

Current fuel prices in Puerto Rico are €1.159/ltr for petrol and €1.298/ltr for diesel as of 7 November 2022, it’ll cost on average €46 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €52 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Puerto Rico?

Speed limits in Puerto Rico are in mph and are generally 25 mph on urban roads, 45 mph on rural roads and 55-65 mph on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Puerto Rico?

Europcar is the cheapest car hire company in Puerto Rico offering a (compact) class car such as the Toyota Yaris for as little as €675.50 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Puerto Rico?

The most popular car hire category in Puerto Rico is the Hyundai Brio available from 1 car hire companies in over 2 locations.

Do you need a car in Puerto Rico?

If you're visiting Puerto Rico for a relaxing hotel break, you may not need a car, however you'd be restricting yourself to the sun lounger and denying yourself the opportunity to see all this fantastic country has to offer.

Car hire in Puerto Rico is very well appointed and familiar household car hire names such as Sixt and Europcar are well represented here. There's nothing difficult about hiring a car and driving in Puerto Rico, just enjoyment and access to parts of the country that public transport simply can't reach.

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