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 Uruguay Car Rental Mini Guide

Uruguay is a land of sweeping plains and rolling hills, interlaced with many rivers. The beauty of the country is waiting to be explored and one of the best ways to see it is by hiring a rental car. The country is quite safe to explore and the roads are generally good between major towns and cities so there is no excuse not to hire a car in Uruguay.

Is it safe to drive in Uruguay?

Uruguay is viewed as one of, it not the safest country in South America, so there's little to be concerned about. It has an excellent highway network and most roads between major cities are paved, wide open roads in typically excellent condition. Many of these roads are dual carriageway or wider and sparsely used making hiring a car in Uruguay and safe and easy way to get around. The biggest danger is picking up a speeding ticket as the quiet, wide roads make tipping over the limit an easy mistake to make.

Most popular car hire locations in Uruguay

Uruguay Factfile

  • Despite being nowhere near Asia, Uruguay’s official name is the Oriental Republic of Uruguay
  • Only Suriname is smaller than Uruguay in South America 
  • Uruguay began with discovery by the Portuguese but eventually became Spanish
  • Nearly 90% of the population has European roots
  • It’s classed as the best South American country to live in

Cheapest car hire in Uruguay

Chevrolet Sonic

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.58 EUR/day
Chevrolet Sonic

7 Days rental at 235.08 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 34.69 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 242.88 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 34.69 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 242.88 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 34.69 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 242.88 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 34.69 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 242.88 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 34.69 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 242.88 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 34.69 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 242.88 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 34.69 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 242.88 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 34.69 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 242.88 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Siena

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 39.47 EUR/day
Fiat Siena

7 Days rental at 276.29 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Siena

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 44.75 EUR/day
Fiat Siena

7 Days rental at 313.25 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.11 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 364.79 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.11 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 364.79 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.11 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 364.79 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.11 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 364.79 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.11 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 364.79 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.11 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 364.79 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.11 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 364.79 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Kwid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 27.72 EUR/day
Renault Kwid

7 Days rental at 194.05 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Gol

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.23 EUR/day
Volkswagen Gol

7 Days rental at 288.66 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Agile

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.63 EUR/day
Chevrolet Agile

7 Days rental at 291.46 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Agile

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.63 EUR/day
Chevrolet Agile

7 Days rental at 291.46 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Agile

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.63 EUR/day
Chevrolet Agile

7 Days rental at 291.46 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Agile

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.63 EUR/day
Chevrolet Agile

7 Days rental at 291.46 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Agile

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.63 EUR/day
Chevrolet Agile

7 Days rental at 291.46 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Agile

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.63 EUR/day
Chevrolet Agile

7 Days rental at 291.46 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Agile

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 41.63 EUR/day
Chevrolet Agile

7 Days rental at 291.46 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 115.22 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 806.57 EUR from 18/04/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 115.22 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 806.57 EUR from 18/04/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 115.22 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 806.57 EUR from 18/04/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spin

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 115.22 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spin

7 Days rental at 806.57 EUR from 18/04/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Cruze

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 63.08 EUR/day
Chevrolet Cruze

7 Days rental at 441.59 EUR from 20/03/2023

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Cruze

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 63.08 EUR/day
Chevrolet Cruze

7 Days rental at 441.59 EUR from 20/03/2023

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Cruze

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 63.08 EUR/day
Chevrolet Cruze

7 Days rental at 441.59 EUR from 20/03/2023

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Cruze

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 63.08 EUR/day
Chevrolet Cruze

7 Days rental at 441.59 EUR from 20/03/2023

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Cruze

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 63.08 EUR/day
Chevrolet Cruze

7 Days rental at 441.59 EUR from 20/03/2023

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Cruze

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 63.08 EUR/day
Chevrolet Cruze

7 Days rental at 441.59 EUR from 20/03/2023

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Vectra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 64.15 EUR/day
Chevrolet Vectra

7 Days rental at 449.07 EUR from 20/03/2023

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Vectra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 64.15 EUR/day
Chevrolet Vectra

7 Days rental at 449.07 EUR from 20/03/2023

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Vectra

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 64.15 EUR/day
Chevrolet Vectra

7 Days rental at 449.07 EUR from 20/03/2023

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Uruguay

  • Drive on the RIGHT-hand side of the road in Uruguay, just like the rest of South America
  • There are toll roads in Uruguay, you can pay by card but we advise carrying a small amount of cash
  • The minimum age to hire a car in Uruguay is 23 but expect to pay a young driver surcharge if under 25
  • The drink drive limit in Uruguay is just 30mg (0.03% BAC), significantly lower the the UK and Europe
 

Popular car hire destinations in Uruguay

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Uruguay

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    45kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    90-110kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    UYU  58.66/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    0mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    UYU

    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

Car rental agent statistics in Uruguay

  • 7.9/10
    Highest rated agent:
    EUROPCAR
  • 7.9/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    EUROPCAR
  • 48
    Total number of reviews in
    Uruguay
  • 8
    Most Locations in Uruguay:
    EUROPCAR
  • 17
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 9
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Uruguay

ItemPercent
January€ 133
February€ 114
March€ 98
April€ 89
May€ 78
June€ 61
July€ 61
August€ 65
September€ 60
October€ 65
November€ 69
December€ 131
ItemPercent
January€ 110
February€ 103
March€ 93
April€ 80
May€ 72
June€ 46
July€ 45
August€ 46
September€ 47
October€ 50
November€ 54
December€ 99
ItemPercent
January€ 125
February€ 136
March€ 115
April€ 90
May€ 74
June€ 74
July€ 71
August€ 70
September€ 76
October€ 88
November€ 88
December€ 179
ItemPercent
January€ 219
February€ 190
March€ 164
April€ 161
May€ 154
June€ 106
July€ 105
August€ 100
September€ 115
October€ 122
November€ 124
December€ 225
ItemPercent
January€ 96
February€ 61
March€ 47
April€ 68
May€ 74
June€ 34
July€ 31
August€ 30
September€ 32
October€ 34
November€ 38
December€ 84
ItemPercent
January€ 250
February€ 238
March€ 143
April€ 114
May€ 116
June€ 108
July€ 114
August€ 112
September€ 114
October€ 141
November€ 154
December€ 220
ItemPercent
January€ 174
February€ 146
March€ 147
April€ 78
May€ 83
June€ 83
July€ 77
August€ 138
September€ 82
October€ 78
November€ 78
December€ 176
ItemPercent
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Uruguay

DieselUnleaded
Feb , 2022

€ 1.13

€ 1.57

Mar , 2022

€ 1.18

€ 1.64

Apr , 2022

€ 1.31

€ 1.73

May , 2022

€ 1.43

€ 1.84

Jun , 2022

€ 1.45

€ 1.86

Jul , 2022

€ 1.58

€ 1.97

Aug , 2022

€ 1.56

€ 1.94

Sep , 2022

€ 1.61

€ 2.00

Oct , 2022

€ 1.58

€ 1.89

Nov , 2022

€ 1.62

€ 1.86

Dec , 2022

€ 1.58

€ 1.82

Jan , 2023

€ 1.38

€ 1.68

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2023 1.38 1.68
Dec , 2022 1.58 1.82
Nov , 2022 1.62 1.86
Oct , 2022 1.58 1.89
Sep , 2022 1.61 2.00
Aug , 2022 1.56 1.94
Jul , 2022 1.58 1.97
Jun , 2022 1.45 1.86
May , 2022 1.43 1.84
Apr , 2022 1.31 1.73
Mar , 2022 1.18 1.64
Feb , 2022 1.13 1.57

Car rental price statistics in Uruguay

  • € 194.04
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 397.33
    Highest daily price:
    Hyundai Tucson
  • 174
    Total cars available
     
  • 16
    Most popular model:
    Chevrolet Spark
  • 35
    Location with most cars:
    Montevideo - Carrasco - Airport
  • € 27.7 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    GOLDCAR - Montevideo - Carrasco - Airport

FAQs about car hire in Uruguay

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

Car hire in Uruguay starts from just €27.70 per day for a (economy) class car from Goldcar. The average price to hire a car in Uruguay is just €90.60 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Uruguay is a Hyundai Tucson car for a (intermediate) class from Enterprise costing €397.30 per day.

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

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

Car hire prices in Uruguay are kept low thanks to the 6 car hire companies across the country. With over 10 car hire locations and 1,059 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Uruguay.

Who is the best car hire company in Uruguay?

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

What is the most popular car hire location in Uruguay?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Uruguay is Montevideo - Carrasco - Airport with 5 car hire companies and 35 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Uruguay?

Current fuel prices in Uruguay are €1.681/ltr for petrol and €1.38/ltr for diesel as of 9 January 2023, it’ll cost on average €67 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €55 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Uruguay?

Speed limits in Uruguay are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 75-90 km/h on rural roads and 90-110 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Uruguay?

Goldcar is the cheapest car hire company in Uruguay offering a (economy) class car such as the Renault Kwid for as little as €193.90 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Uruguay?

The most popular car hire category in Uruguay is the Chevrolet Spark available from 3 car hire companies in over 10 locations.

 

 

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