Punta del Este car hire

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Pick-up locationPunta del Este
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Punta del Este

  • Car hire in Punta del Este offers numerous advantages over alternative transport options. While there are buses and taxis available, public transport may not reach some of the best places to visit, such as Casapueblo and La Barra. By hiring a car from reputable companies, like Avis or Europcar, you'll have the freedom to explore at your own pace. Plus, Punta del Este's unique road system allows for scenic drives along the coastal Route 10. Public transport options can be limited and infrequent, making car hire in Punta del Este the preferred choice for convenience and accessibility.
  • When considering car hire in Punta del Este, if you have decided to fly in, you'll be landing at Laguna del Sauce Airport (PDP).  Once you arrive at the airport, you'll find the car hire desks conveniently located in the Arrivals Hall. Major companies like Budget and Hertz have their counters together on the immediate right-hand side of the Arrivals gates, while others, such as Europcar, have separate locations on the far right-hand side of the terminal. The car park where the car hire vehicles are located is called "Aeroparque Internacional Laguna del Sauce". It's just a short walk from the terminal building, and signs will guide you there.
  • Driving in Punta del Este offers a positive experience with well-maintained roads and a good road network. However, it's essential to be cautious of pedestrians in bustling areas like Avenida Gorlero and Rambla General Artigas. Cyclists are commonly found along Playa Mansa and Playa Brava. The drivers in Punta del Este are generally polite and follow traffic rules. A unique element of driving here is the scenic coastal route, Rambla Williman, which offers breathtaking views of the ocean while driving. Another driving feature you might encounter is the presence of horse carriages on the roads, adding a touch of charm to the city's atmosphere.
  • Rush hour in Punta del Este typically occurs between 8:00 to 10:00 and 18:00 to 20:00, with increased traffic on major roads like Avenida Roosevelt and Avenida Italia. During the peak summer season, some roads near popular beaches can get congested, particularly Ruta 10 and Rambla Claudio Williman. If you're travelling during these times, plan accordingly to avoid delays. Additionally, be cautious when driving along the coastal areas during storms, as strong winds can affect driving conditions.
  • Book your car hire in Punta del Este at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Punta del Este are around 41% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Punta del Este

  • How much is the price of fuel in Punta del Este?

    The average price of fuel in Punta del Este is €7.00 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €84 and €112, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Punta del Este?

    Economy (Hyundai HB20 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Punta del Este.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Punta del Este?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Punta del Este?

    An Economy car hire in Punta del Este costs €37 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Punta del Este?

    A Mini car hire in Punta del Este costs €39 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Punta del Este?

    An Intermediate car hire in Punta del Este costs €48 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Punta del Este?

    When driving a Punta del Este car hire, a compact car or a convertible would be a great choice for most travellers. The city has narrow streets, especially in the downtown area and La Barra neighbourhood, where manoeuvring can be challenging. A compact car offers better agility and easier parking. If you plan to explore the scenic coastal routes or venture into nearby rural areas, an SUV with good handling would be suitable. It provides comfort and stability, especially on winding roads like Camino Lussich.

  • What's the speed limit in Punta del Este?

    Once you have booked a car hire in Punta del Este, it would be worthwhile to familiarise yourself with the speed limits. Within city limits, it is 37 mph, while on rural roads you can reach speeds of 56 mph. Driving on a highway is 68 mph. Pay attention to speed cameras, especially along Avenida Roosevelt and Avenida Italia, where they are commonly found. Some car hire companies, such as Europcar, have a policy of charging an additional fee for any speeding fines incurred during the rental period.

  • Where are the best places to park in Punta del Este?

    In Punta del Este, it is advisable to plan for paid parking in certain parts of the city. The cost for parking typically ranges from 50 Uruguayan Pesos (approximately £1.00) to 200 Uruguayan Pesos (approximately £4.00) per hour, depending on the location. You can find free parking spaces near less-crowded beaches like Playa Mansa or Playa Brava, but availability may be limited. Popular car parks can be found near Gorlero Avenue and Plaza Artigas, offering convenient access to shopping areas and restaurants.

Punta del Este car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

3 locations in Punta del Este

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Gorleo Y Calle 23

+598 4244 5018

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Gorlero 1035 Entre Calle 32 Y Calle

+598 4244 5018

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Ruta Interbalnearia Km 100

+598 94 437 273

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Dollar

8.6

Very Good

4 reviews

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

9.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

8.6

2 locations in Punta del Este

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Gorlero 961

+598 4244 3444

Monday10:00 - 18:00
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Juan Gorlero 993

+598 4255 9550

Monday10:00 - 18:00
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2.0 Poor

Feb 2023

KAYAK
The worst car service ever, they leave the store with an “open” sign but they are not even there in the store.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2021

KAYAK
The guys at Dollar Punta del Este are great highly recomended

1 out of 1

Avis

8.0

Very Good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Punta del Este

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Calle 31

+598 4244 2020

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Laguna Del Sauce Airport

+598 4255 9858

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Budget

7.4

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.6

Value for money

7.3

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Arrivals Hall

+598 98 122 020

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Calle 31 Gorlero

+598 4244 2020

Monday09:00 - 21:00
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Thrifty

5.0

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

5.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

4.7

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31st Between Gorlero And 20th

+598 97 018 488

Monday09:00 - 21:00
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2.0 Poor

Feb 2022

KAYAK
They did not provide the car I reserved. A disaster. Plans ruined.

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

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4 locations in Punta del Este

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Av Artigas 152

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Calle Gorlero Y Calle 30

+598 4244 5018

Monday09:00 - 21:00
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Gorleo Y Calle 23

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Ruta 93 Km. 113, Maldonado, Punta Del Este

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National

10.0

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2 locations in Punta del Este

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Calle 31 Y Gorlero

+598 4249 6102

Monday10:00 - 18:00
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
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Ruta 93 Km 113

+598 4255 8922

Monday10:00 - 18:00
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Puntacar

8.0

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Bulevar Artigas 101 Esq. Risso, (frente a la Terminal de Omnibus de Punta del Este)

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Ruta 93 Km. 113, Maldonado, Punta Del Este

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Sixt

7.6

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Juan Gorlero 1035

+598 4249 0208

Monday09:30 - 18:30
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Pascual Gattas, San Francisco

+598 2684 0125

Monday09:00 - 21:00
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Hertz

7.4

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Calle 31 Y Gorlero

+598 4248 9775

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Ruta 93 Km 122 Local 146

+598 4255 9032

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Alamo

6.5

Okay

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Ruta 93 Km 113

+598 4255 8922

Monday10:00 - 18:00
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.9

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Ruta 93 Km 113

+598 4255 8922

Monday10:00 - 18:00
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INTERRENT

6.3

Okay

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Punta Del Este airport

+598 4244 5018

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FlexWays

2.0

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Punta del Este Delivery

+54 11 6009 3539

Monday08:30 - 18:30
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Localiza

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3 locations in Punta del Este

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29 Las Gaviotas St

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Calle 30 Las Focas Local 005 E, 005, Na

+598 98 439 900

Monday09:00 - 21:00
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Ruta 93, Km 113

+598 98 439 900

Monday07:00 - 23:00
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Sunnycars

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3 locations in Punta del Este

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Calle 31 Gorlero y 20

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Gorleo Y Calle 23

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Punta del Este APT

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Marino Sport

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One location in Punta del Este

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Punta Del Este Downtown

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8 travellers who hired a car in Punta del Este gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

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Most popular car type

Economy

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Car hire insurance in Punta del Este

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Punta del Este car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Punta del Este.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Punta del Este car hire.