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What are the car rental prices for popular cities in South America?

Below are the cheapest cities to rent a car in South America

Price

$9 - $19

Out of all the popular cities in South America, Salvador is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just $9/day. Renting a car in Salvador is 53% cheaper than renting one in Santa Marta where the per day rate is around $19. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South America to get a rental car in are: Belo Horizonte ($9/day), Sao Paulo ($9/day), and Fortaleza ($9/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Bogotá should expect to spend around $19/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in South America is Bogotá.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in South America?

January

$35

February

$36

March

$38

April

$38

May

$38

June

$43

July

$39

August

$39

September

$35

October

$36

November

$38

December

$37

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in South America is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Compare available car types for rental in South America

Small Cars

$26 - $40

All Car Types

$86 - $106

To rent a Small car in South America, you would pay an average price of $35/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Small car in South America (~$26/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is June (~$40/day). In fact, January is about 28% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small rental for South America. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South America, renting a Small car saves you 63% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best South America Small rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Medium car in South America, you would pay an average price of $67/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a Medium car in South America (~$55/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$85/day). In fact, January is about 18% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Medium rental for South America. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South America, renting a Medium car saves you 31% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best South America Medium rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Large car in South America, you would pay an average price of $100/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Large car in South America (~$93/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$111/day). In fact, October is about 7% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Large rental for South America. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South America, renting a Large car is 4% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a SUV car in South America, you would pay an average price of $79/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV car in South America (~$62/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$96/day). In fact, January is about 23% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for South America. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South America, renting a SUV car saves you 17% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best South America SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a Van car in South America, you would pay an average price of $141/day. May is the cheapest month to rent a Van car in South America (~$114/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$180/day). In fact, May is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Van rental for South America. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South America, renting a Van car is 33% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a Pickup Truck car in South America, you would pay an average price of $108/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a Pickup Truck car in South America (~$51/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$329/day). In fact, November is about 53% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Pickup Truck rental for South America. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South America, renting a Pickup Truck car is 12% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a Luxury car in South America, you would pay an average price of $151/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a Luxury car in South America (~$114/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~$174/day). In fact, October is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Luxury rental for South America. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South America, renting a Luxury car is 37% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

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Best South America Car Rental Deals Found

Check out some of the best deals for car rentals in South America recently found.

Car Rental FAQs

What is the cheapest rental car found in South America?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $26/day when booking a rental car in South America. The best deal a user found was for $10/day from Budget, booked on Jul. 28.

What car rental company is typically the cheapest in South America?

According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a rental car in South America from the following companies over the past two weeks: National ($9/day), Alamo ($13/day), and Enterprise ($21/day).

How much does it cost to rent a car in South America for a week from Localiza?

Localiza is one of the top picks in South America. They can have you in a rental car for about $254 per week on average.

Can I rent a car for a month in South America?

Yes, renting a vehicle in South America for a month is certainly possible.

How much does it cost to rent a car in South America for a month?

Budget currently has the lowest price available for a month-long booking. Users have saved up to 84% compared to the average price of a 30-day rental in South America. Typically, a monthly car rental in South America can be found for $1,087. You can find car rental deals to be on average $36 a day.

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