Ecuador car hire

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Cheap car hire in Ecuador

Economy€24/day
Compact€29/day
Intermediate€88/day
Full-size SUV€89/day
Mini€25/day
Pick-up truck€58/day
Intermediate SUV€35/day
Standard SUV€41/day
Compact SUV€42/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Ecuador

  • There are many advantages of renting a car in Ecuador. First, public transportation outside major cities isn’t very reliable. Secondly, a car can take you to the remote areas of the country that are mostly accessed by private vehicles only, such as the mountains and the volcanic area of the Cotopaxi National Park, an 85 km (52 mi) drive south of Quito; or secluded beach spots, like Canoa on the coast.
  • The driver and anyone traveling in the front seat of your rental car are required to wear seatbelts in Ecuador. There are no laws about children traveling in car seats; however, you will have the opportunity to rent a car seat or booster seat from your car hire agency for about $5.58 per day.
  • When choosing your rental car in Ecuador, you must consider the type of terrain that you will be traveling on. Even though Ecuador is a small country, its geography is very diverse and ranges from steep hills and dirt tracks to curvy roads. You want to make sure that you pick the right type of vehicle for your vacation, so if you know you are doing a lot of rural roads in the countryside, an SUV or four-wheel drive would be best. If you are sticking to the highways, then a comfortable saloon is better suited.
  • As road signs are rare in Ecuador and you may find it hard to find a good map, it is a good idea to invest in a SatNav when you rent a car here. Renting a GPS device from companies like Sixt will aid you in navigating this vast country.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Ecuador for €69 or less
  • Book your car hire in Ecuador at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Ecuador are around 32% cheaper than airport locations on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Ecuador

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Ecuador?

    On average a car hire in Ecuador costs €55 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Ecuador?

    Mini (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ecuador.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Ecuador?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Europcar (€24/day), Sixt (€36/day) and Localiza (€42/day).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Ecuador?

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

  • Where should I hire a car in Ecuador?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Ecuador are Quito (50% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Ecuador) and Guayaquil (33%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Ecuador?

    On average a car hire in Ecuador costs €483 per week (€69 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Ecuador?

    On average a car hire in Ecuador costs €2,069 per month (€69 per day).

  • What is driving like in Ecuador?

    Driving in Ecuador is pleasant, thanks to its well-maintained roads. The following rules apply: you must always drive on the right-hand side of the road and wear your seatbelt. When you rent a car in Ecuador, you will always need to carry a valid driver’s license, registration, and insurance documents. You will find that the Pan-American Highway, which extends through 14 countries including Ecuador, is a toll road. Typical toll fees are as little as $1.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Ecuador?

    Drivers need to be at least 21 years old to rent a car in Ecuador. You must also hold a valid driver’s license from your home country. Any drivers under the age of 25 years old may incur a young drivers surcharge. You do not need an international driving license, just your domestic license and passport, to rent a car in the country. You will be able to drive for up to 30 days after your arrival in the country.

  • How much does petrol cost in Ecuador?

    When you fill up your tank in Ecuador, you can expect to pay around $0.49 per liter of petrol and $1.85 per gallon. Plus, you can pay in US dollars. Petrol stations can be found all over the country and are normally open during the hours between 8:00 am to 8:00 pm.

  • What are the speed limits in Ecuador?

    The national speed limit in Ecuador is 90 km/h (56 mph), which applies predominantly on perimeter roads. If you are driving in urban areas, you cannot travel above 50 km/h (31 mph), and on curvy roads, the maximum speed you can drive is 60 km/h (37 mph). On straight roads—mainly highways—the speed limit is 100 km/h (62 mph).

Car hire directory

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Ecuador

    13 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Ecuador

    11 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Ecuador

    9 Locations

  • flexways

    FlexWays car hire locations in Ecuador

    9 Locations

  • localiza

    Localiza car hire locations in Ecuador

    8 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Ecuador

    6 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Ecuador

    6 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Ecuador

    6 Locations

  • goldcar

    Goldcar Rental SP car hire locations in Ecuador

    5 Locations

  • rhodium

    Rhodium car hire locations in Ecuador

    5 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Ecuador

    4 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Ecuador

    4 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Goldcar Rental SP

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

€69/day

Good deal

€69/day

When to book a rental car in Ecuador

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Car hire locations in Ecuador

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.