South America

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South America car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in South America. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on February 22, 2024.

Most popular company

FOCO

Most common car type

Economy

Average price per day

$39

Cheapest price per day

$6

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

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across South America, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 22, 2024.

Price

$9 - $18

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 50% cheaper than renting one in Guayaquil where the per day rate is around $18. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South America to get a rental car in are: Medellín ($12/day), Goiânia ($13/day), and Lima ($14/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 $17/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in South America is Bogotá.

Compare available car types for rental in South America

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in South America to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on February 22, 2024.

Small cars

$25 - $39

All Car Types

$57 - $83

To rent a small car in South America, you would pay an average price of $31/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a small car in South America (~$25/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~$39/day). In fact, January is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for South America. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South America, renting a small car saves you 55% 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 car 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. June is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in South America (~$60/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$76/day). In fact, June is about 11% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for South America. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South America, renting a medium car saves you 2% 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 car 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 $98/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a large car in South America (~$85/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$115/day). In fact, January is about 15% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for South America. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South America, renting a large car is 32% 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. Here are the best South America large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in South America, you would pay an average price of $71/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in South America (~$58/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is November (~$78/day). In fact, September is about 19% 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 is 5% 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. Here are the best South America SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in South America, you would pay an average price of $136/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a van in South America (~$101/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~$186/day). In fact, February is about 27% 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 is 51% 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. Here are the best South America van rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a pickup truck in South America, you would pay an average price of $95/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a pickup truck in South America (~$68/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~$164/day). In fact, March is about 30% 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 is 30% 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. Here are the best South America pickup truck rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a luxury car in South America, you would pay an average price of $145/day. October is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in South America (~$116/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~$181/day). In fact, October is about 20% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for South America. When comparing with other car types available for rental in South America, renting a luxury car is 54% 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.

Toyota Yaris$6/day
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Hyundai Accent$6/day
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Suzuki SX4$8/day
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Best South America car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in South America. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. Data was last updated on February 22, 2024.
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Hyundai Accent$6/day
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Mazda Mazda3$6/day
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Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in South America, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on February 22, 2024.

What is the cheapest rental car found in South America?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under $25/day when booking a rental car in South America. The best deal a user found was for $12/day from Surprise Agency, booked on Feb. 18.

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: MOVIDA ($10/day), Avis ($13/day), and FOCO ($18/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 $275 per week on average.

How far in advance should I rent a car in South America for the best price?

Our data suggests that booking early can save you up to 62% on a rental car in South America. Take advantage of a below-average prices by booking at least 7 days prior to your desired date.

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?

Surprise Agency currently has the lowest price available for a month-long booking. Users have saved up to 95% 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 $1,180. You can find car rental deals to be on average $39 a day.

Car rentals by fuel type in South America

Browse car rentals by fuel type in South America. Currently, Gas/Diesel cars are the cheapest to rent in South America. Deals were last updated on February 22, 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in South America. There are currently 3 fuel types to choose from with Gas/Diesel being the cheapest ($23+).

Electric

Electric

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

Hybrid

Hybrid

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