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Car Hire Montevideo Guide

It is one of the lesser-known South American capitals but undeservedly so. It is one of the safest and the most cosmopolitan. Rather than be at the mercy of public transport, get around at your convenience by hiring a car in Montevideo. We would recommend doing so before you leave home, so you know that you will have rented your Montevideo hire car from a reputable company. You’ll also have been offered the widest choice of hire cars available in the city and will pay the lowest price.

We can offer these assurances because we work with the main car hire companies in Montevideo to bring you their best deals on only quality hire cars that have been well looked after – we don’t want you to spend your holiday time dealing with an unreliable car! Just in case the unexpected happens we include roadside assistance and a full package of insurance to keep you motoring.

Montevideo, the capital city of Uruguay, is a vibrant metropolis known for its rich cultural heritage, beach-lined coast, and eclectic blend of historical and contemporary architecture. With its unique combination of modern energy and old-world charm, Montevideo offers travelers a diverse array of experiences.

Driving in Montevideo:

  • Street Conditions: Most of the city's major roads are well-maintained, though you may encounter some potholes in lesser-used streets. The Rambla, a lengthy avenue that runs along the coastline, is a popular drive.

  • Traffic Patterns: As with any major city, traffic can be dense during peak hours. Be mindful of traffic regulations and signals.

  • Parking: Street parking is available in many parts of the city, but it's advisable to use secured parking lots or garages in busy areas.

  • Local Driving Habits: While drivers in Montevideo tend to be more aggressive than in smaller towns, they are generally respectful of traffic laws. Always be cautious at intersections and be aware of pedestrians.

Suggested Vehicle: A mid-sized car or sedan is suitable for navigating Montevideo's streets. If you're planning to explore beyond the city, especially rural areas, an SUV might be a more suitable choice.

Nearest Airport: Montevideo is served by the Aeropuerto Internacional de Carrasco, which is the primary international gateway to Uruguay.

Distance & Route:

  • The airport is about 19 kilometers (about 12 miles) from the city center.

  • Travelers can take Ruta 101 and then Av. Italia to reach the heart of Montevideo. The journey usually takes around 30 to 40 minutes, depending on traffic.

Notable Attractions in Montevideo:

  1. Ciudad Vieja: The city's historic old town, filled with colonial-era structures, vibrant street art, and bustling markets.

  2. Plaza Independencia: A significant square that acts as a gateway between the old and new parts of the city.

  3. Mercado del Puerto: Famous for its barbecue stalls, local crafts, and lively atmosphere.

  4. Parque Rodó: A vast urban park offering green spaces, a lake, and cultural venues.

General Suggestions:

  • When parking, ensure your vehicle is secure and avoid leaving belongings in plain sight.

  • Although Spanish is the primary language, you'll find many individuals in tourist hubs who speak English.

  • Possessing a reliable map or GPS is beneficial when navigating through the city's neighborhoods.

Montevideo boasts a dynamic cultural scene, beautiful beaches, and a rich history. Whether you're wandering its historic districts or driving along its scenic coasts, the city provides a captivating experience.

Current Rental Rates in Montevideo

Chevrolet Sonic

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 38.13 EUR/day
Chevrolet Sonic

7 Days rental at 266.94 EUR from 22/04/2024

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Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 39.33 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 275.31 EUR from 22/04/2024

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Fiat Siena

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.52 EUR/day
Fiat Siena

7 Days rental at 283.68 EUR from 22/04/2024

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Key Highlights for Car Hire at Montevideo: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Montevideo is the largest city, main port and capital of Uruguay
  • It’s home to half the country’s population and still manages only 1.3 million people
  • It’s the third southernmost capital city in the world
  • The city and Uruguay itself was briefly under British control in 1807
  • It’s reputed to offer the highest quality of life in South America


Popular car hire destinations in Montevideo

Montevideo car hire information

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