Cheapest car hire in Uruguay

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

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Car rental agent statistics in Uruguay

  • Total number of reviews in
  • 11
    Most Locations in Uruguay:
  • Average wait time
  • 7
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Uruguay

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

Fuel prices in Uruguay

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 0.81 1.10
Aug , 2020 0.79 1.08
Jul , 2020 0.81 1.10
Jun , 2020 0.85 1.16
May , 2020 0.86 1.17
Apr , 2020 0.85 1.16
Mar , 2020 0.85 1.16
Feb , 2020 0.97 1.32
Jan , 2020 0.98 1.34
Dec , 2019 0.97 1.32
Nov , 2019 0.97 1.32
Oct , 2019 0.97 1.32

Car rental price statistics in Uruguay

  • € 166.74
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 170.19
    Highest daily price:
    Volkswagen Vento
  • 209
    Total cars available
  • 19
    Most popular model:
    Nissan Versa
  • 37
    Location with most cars:
    Punta Del Este - Carlos A. Curbelo Intl. Airport
  • € 23.8 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    ALAMO - Punta del Este - Carlos A. Curbelo Intl. 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 €23.80 per day for a (mini) class car from Alamo. The average price to hire a car in Uruguay is just €61.50 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Uruguay is a Volkswagen Vento car for a (intermediate) class from Avis costing €170.20 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 14 car hire locations and 856 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 Punta Del Este - Carlos A. Curbelo Intl. Airport with 5 car hire companies and 37 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Uruguay?

Current fuel prices in Uruguay are €1.1/ltr for petrol and €0.81/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €44 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €32 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?

Alamo is the cheapest car hire company in Uruguay offering a (mini) class car such as the Chevrolet Spark for as little as €166.60 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Uruguay?

The most popular car hire category in Uruguay is the Chevrolet Onix available from 2 car hire companies in over 13 locations.

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Uruguay Mini Guide

Tell me about Uruguay
It’s one of the most stable countries in South America and regularly tops the table for quality of life on the continent.  The people are friendly, despite there being not many of them – the population is just over three million. The geography of the country is quite different for South America; instead of rainforest or mountains or the Pampas, you have gently rolling hills with its highest point being a little under 2,000ft and much of the country covered in lush plains watered by many rivers that cross the land. There aren’t many cities and Montevideo, the capital has nearly 60% of the population.

How do I get to Uruguay?
Montevideo’s Carrasco Airport is the main international airport but still only generally takes flights from neighbouring countries. The only flights from outside of South America are from Miami and from Madrid. Travellers from other parts of Europe should consider getting a flight to Miami and then continuing the journey with American Airlines or taking a budget flight to Madrid and flying with Iberia to Montevideo. The airport is nine miles from the city centre and buses operate to take travellers to the city. If you don’t fancy the squash on the bus, consider hiring a car at the airport which can then be used for the rest of your stay.
What to do in Uruguay?
There’s a wide range of historical sites to visit as well as the modern attractions of the capital. The Colonia del Sacramento is one of the oldest pre-Columbian settlements in Uruguay and a UNESCO site. There are ruins of the ancient civilisation that lived there including temples and burial chambers. Montevideo’s central attraction is the promenade or rambla, where many of the citizens congregate of an evening to share gossip, meals and a beer or two. Such is the friendliness of the Uruguayans that it is likely you’ll be invited to join them for a drink and a bite to eat. Uruguay has some fabulous beaches that have not been discovered to any great extent yet by international tourists. Punta del Este and La Paloma are two of the most popular and both have extensive beach facilities so you can make a day of it. Elsewhere, the beautiful lush countryside is a big attraction and hiking is popular over the gentle terrain, stopping to look at the local flora and fauna.

Eating out in Uruguay?
Uruguayan food is big on meat and fats so you should look out for chivito, an open sandwich with meat and cheese but also with a salad. Try the empanadas, the equivalent of pasties, pastry cases filled with meat or cheese and great for snacks on the go. For dessert, dulce de leche, a caramel cream is popular, on its own or stuffed into pastries. Uruguayan beef is excellent and steaks should be tried at least once during your stay. They’re inexpensive and succulent.

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

Is it worth hiring a car in Uruguay?

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 private 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.

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Fuel Prices in Uruguay

  • Price of petrol in Uruguay in September

    € 1.10/Ltr

    ($ 1.35/Ltr | 38.39/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Uruguay in September

    € 0.81/Ltr

    ($ 0.99/Ltr | 28.27/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Uruguay in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 44.00  ($ 53.88) | € 32.40  ($ 39.68)
Compact € 44.00  ($ 53.88) | € 32.40  ($ 39.68)
Full Size € 55.00  ($ 67.35) | € 40.50  ($ 49.60)
SUV € 66.00  ($ 80.82) | € 48.60  ($ 59.51)
Carrier € 77.00  ($ 94.29) | € 56.70  ($ 69.43)

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