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Salvador, BA, Brazil
Mar 10 — Mar 17
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Salvador, BA, Brazil
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Salvador car rental information

Pick-up locationSalvador
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Full-size SUV, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Pickup truck, Supplier choice
Rental locations58
Airport locations24
Popular agenciesAlamo, Localiza, Hertz

Cheap car rentals in Salvador

$10/dayEconomy
$14/dayCompact
$22/dayIntermediate
$34/dayFull-size
$38/dayFull-size SUV
$30/dayPickup truck
$22/daySupplier choice
$24/dayIntermediate SUV
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Salvador car rental reviews and directory

From $14/dayRated #1
Hertz
Best rated
6.8 Good (29 reviews)
4 locations in Salvador
Hertz
Locations in Salvador
Av Tancredo Neves 1632 Lj 6/26+55 71 3114 5100
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Avenida Oceanica 3057+55 71 3173 9292
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Hall Aeroporto De Salvador+55 71 3377 4227
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Vasco Da Gama, Ave 828 Loja 8+55 71 99967 8680
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  • 7.3
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.4
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
From $8/dayRated #2
Budget
Cheapest deal
6.5 Good (20 reviews)
1 location in Salvador
Budget
Locations in Salvador
Luis Eduardo Magalhaes Apo+55 713 251 1024
Monday06:00 - 23:59
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  • 6.7
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  • 6.6
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreAug 26 2017
Pros: NOTHING! I WAS SCAMMED BY BUDGET AND KAYAKCons: When I reserved the car, I also purchased Car Insurance through the web-site. When I picked up the car I was informed that I either had to purchase insurance for the car or the y would need to place a 12,000 Reais hold for me to take the car (about $4,000). I showed the agent that I had already purchased insurance and was told that that insurance was not valid. My credit card apprioved the rental, but declined the extra 12,000 Reais. I tried to contact them with my cell phone, but the callls would not go through. I asked the agent to place the call (it is a collect call) but was told they were unable to place international calls. After about 20-30 minutes discussion, as "an accomodation to me and with the approval of the supervisor, they would release the car if I purchased the minimum insurance and still be liable for approximately $4000.00." I purchased the insurance as the hotel was about 55 kilometers away and only used the car for the trip back and forth to the hotel. The rest of the time, the car remained parked on the hotel property for the entire week. as I was afraid to use the car to explore the area.
6.0 GoodMar 13 2017
Insurance not accepted, too much bureaucracy, carPros: The car was good and clean and what we expected.Cons: Our insurance was not accepted and we had to pay for another one!!! It took ages until we got the car and also to drop it off. Lots of different forms to fill out and our passport and driver license was copied several times for no reason. We were filling out forms for at least 45 minutes...
From $14/dayRated #3
Alamo
6.2 Good (5 reviews)
4 locations in Salvador
Alamo
Locations in Salvador
Av Amaralina 813+55 71 3240 4900
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Av Tancredo Neves, 148+55 71 3450 1122
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Av. Luis Viana, 8544+55 71 3360 0570
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Travessa Santos Dumont, 431+55 71 3365 4174
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  • 8.4
  • 6
  • 5.2
  • 6.4
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Recent reviews
4.4 OkayNov 5 2020
Pros: The drop-off and shuttle to airport was easy.Cons: The shuttle from airport to the rental place wasn't available for some reason, luckily an unaffiliated driver was nice enough to give a ride to the rental place. Because my flight was 2 hrs delayed they didn't hold my reservation and charged me double to rent the same underwhelming vehicle. The staff didn't speak English and weren't very accommodating and the vehicle had no cab so luggage had to be kept in the bed of the truck and exposed at all times. I won't be using Kayak again
8.0 ExcellentDec 23 2018
Differences in offer an at pick-upPros: The staff was extremely friendly at pick-up and drop-off.Cons: The offer listed a car with automatic transmission. The one made available to us had a manual transmission. While there were no issues with driving the car itself, I feel as a customer it is simply not fair to charge the original amount and deliver a diferent product. I hope this is passed on forward. Thank you.
3.6 MediocreMar 26 2017
Rip OffPros: Easy to get the car.Cons: They carged us a empty tank, with no reason. We broke a key, which was already in poor condition and they charged us 1200 Reais (380 USD). Never again, be carefull with Alamo(Unidas Car rental Salvador)
From $10/dayRated #4
FOCO
5.3 Okay (7 reviews)
1 location in Salvador
FOCO
Locations in Salvador
Salvador International Airport+55 713 377 5931
  • 5.4
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  • 4.8
Recent reviews
From $14/day
Localiza
Most popular
6 locations in Salvador
Localiza
Locations in Salvador
4362, Avenida Antonio Carlos Magalhaes
Av Oceanica, 3057, Ondina+55 800 979 2020
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Av Tancredo Neves, 1632, Caminho Arvores+55 800 979 2020
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Av Vasco Da Gama, 828, Federacao+55 800 979 2020
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Hall Aeroporto De Salvador , Sao Cristovao+55 800 979 2020
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Rod Br 324, 1084, Cabula+55 800 979 2020
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Unidas
5 locations in Salvador
Unidas
Locations in Salvador
07, Santo Amaro de Ipitanga road7132041175
Av Tancredo Neves, 148
Av. Amaralina, 813+55 713 240 4900
Avenida Octavio Mangabeira 961
Paralela Mall+55 713 360 0570
Recent reviews
National
4 locations in Salvador
National
Locations in Salvador
Av Amaralina 813+55 71 3240 4900
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Av Tancredo Neves, 148+55 71 3450 1122
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Av. Luis Viana, 8544+55 71 3360 0570
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Travessa Santos Dumont, 431+55 71 3365 4174
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Sunnycars
4 locations in Salvador
Sunnycars
Locations in Salvador
Avenida Amaralina 813
Avenida Oceanica 3057
Vasco da Gama Ave 828
praca Gago Couthinho
Recent reviews
Enterprise
3 locations in Salvador
Enterprise
Locations in Salvador
Av Amaralina 813+55 71 3240 4900
Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Av. Luis Viana, 8544+55 71 3360 0570
Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Travessa Santos Dumont 431+55 71 3365 4174
MondayInvalid date - 23:45
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BR Way Rent a Car
2 locations in Salvador
BR Way Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
Alameda Praia de Camboriú, 172
Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA)
Recent reviews
From $15/day
Europcar
2 locations in Salvador
Europcar
Locations in Salvador
1a TRAVESSA SANTOS DUMONT, 431+55 71 3252 7175
Call +55(71)988173611 To Shuttle+55 71 3252 7175
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JBrasil Rent a Car
2 locations in Salvador
JBrasil Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA)
Rua Dr. Gerino de Souza Filho, 161+55 713 362 9497
Recent reviews
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Salvador
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Salvador
Avenida Acm 3213 Lj 04- Edf. Golden Plaza
Meet & Greet At Information Center- L.E. Mahgalhaes - Salvador
Recent reviews
Locarx Rent a Car
2 locations in Salvador
Locarx Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
Aeroporto SSA+55 713 018 7120
Av. Oceânica, 2400, Loja 21+55 713 332 1980
Recent reviews
Lupa Rent a Car
2 locations in Salvador
Lupa Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA)+55 713 461 2000
Rua Anquises Reis, 81+55 713 461 2000
Recent reviews
From $19/day
MOVIDA
2 locations in Salvador
MOVIDA
Locations in Salvador
Avenida Manoel Dias da Silva 1375
Praça Gago Coutinho+55 713 204 1693
Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Scala Rent a Car
2 locations in Salvador
Scala Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
Aeroporto+55 713 358 5510
Avenida ACM, 846+55 713 358 5510
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Sixt
2 locations in Salvador
Sixt
Locations in Salvador
Av Manoel Dias da Silva, 1375+55 112 377 8686
Av Santos Dumond, 1156+55 112 377 8686
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Yes Rent A Car
2 locations in Salvador
Yes Rent A Car
Locations in Salvador
Aeroporto+55 713 022 1400
Rua Fonte do Boi, 176+55 713 022 1400
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Agiliza Rent a Car
1 location in Salvador
Agiliza Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA)+55 713 365 4467
Recent reviews
From $11/day
Economy Rent a Car
1 location in Salvador
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
Salvador Bahia International Airport+55 713 251 6264
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Mister Car Rent a Car
1 location in Salvador
Mister Car Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
R. Dr. Gerino de Souza Filho, N.161
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Pau Brasil Rent a Car
1 location in Salvador
Pau Brasil Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
Rua Ranulfo Oliveira, 137+55 714 103 4861
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Referência Rent a Car
1 location in Salvador
Referência Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA)
Recent reviews
Thrifty
1 location in Salvador
Thrifty
Locations in Salvador
Salvador Ap+55 713 365 3073
Recent reviews
61 travelers who rented a car in Salvador gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

Car rental locations in or near Salvador

Good to know

Most popular agency

Localiza

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$17/day

Good deal

$13/day

When to book a rental car in Salvador

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Salvador

  • A rental car is the most comfortable and efficient way to explore not only Salvador but also the more remote, secluded beaches in the area, as well as the rest of the incredible Bahia state. Embark on a road trip along the Coconut Coast, north of Salvador, with its miles and miles of stunning beaches, or drive to Chapada Diamantina National Park, which is 315 miles from Salvador, and make scenic stops along the way.
  • Most of the major car rental companies, including Avis and Hertz, can be found at Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA), which is located just over 17 miles from the city center. The car rental desks can be found in the Arrivals Hall of the airport’s main terminal. You will need an International Driver’s Permit to rent a car in Brazil. Make sure to request a GPS device that is set to English.
  • The streets in Salvador are quite hilly, so make sure you are confident driving under those conditions. Downtown also features many cobblestone streets. Watch out for one-way streets or pedestrian areas, as road signs can sometimes be confusing. Drivers going at a speed of 12 mph or less are allowed to run red lights between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Avoid driving at night so as not to share the road with drunk drivers.
  • While traffic in Salvador may not be as bad as in other Brazilian cities like São Paulo, driving during rush hour is still quite chaotic and can easily add up to an hour to your travels. Plan your journey in advance and avoid driving into the city center or to the airport between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Evening rush hour peaks at 6 p.m., but avoid driving anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Salvador for $13 or less
  • Book your rental car in Salvador at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Salvador are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Salvador

  • Some car rental companies in Salvador which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Budget and Alamo

  • On average a rental car in Salvador costs $17 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($10/day), Alamo ($22/day) and Localiza ($24/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz Avenida Oceanica 3057 40170-010 (3 miles from city center).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Salvador is Hertz (7.4, 73 reviews).

  • Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Salvador. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • The average gas price in Salvador is $3.55 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $43 and $57, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Kia Rio Hatchback or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Salvador.

  • Car rental companies onsite at Luis E. Magalhaes airport include Localiza, Hertz, FOCO, Budget, MOVIDA, Alamo, Europcar and Economy Rent a Car.

  • Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Luis E. Magalhaes airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, FOCO, Budget, MOVIDA, Alamo, Avis, and Economy Rent a Car.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Economy car rental in Salvador costs $15 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Salvador costs $23 per day, on average.

  • A Standard car rental in Salvador costs $22 per day, on average.

  • In Salvador, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Hall Aeroporto De Salvador (13 miles from city center).

  • On average a rental car in Salvador costs $120 per week ($17 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Salvador costs $515 per month ($17 per day).

  • If you’re not used to manual transmission, make sure you book an automatic vehicle in advance. If you’re just driving in and around Salvador, a mid-size economy car will be enough for your needs. If you’re traveling longer journeys across Bahia, get a car with good fuel efficiency that offers enough comfort and space.

  • The speed limit in urban areas across Brazil is usually 60 km/h (37 mph), but it may be as low as 30 km/h (19 mph) in certain residential areas. Unpaved roads have a speed limit of 60 km/h (37 mph) and highways in urban areas observe a limit of 80 km/h (50 mph). Highways in rural areas allow you to drive at a maximum of 110 km/h (68 mph).

  • The average gas prices in Salvador are about R$16.64 ($4.26) per gallon. Prices can go as low as R$15.14 ($3.88) per gallon and as high as R$18.17 ($4.65) per gallon. If you’re heading to the beaches in Bahia, remember to fill up the tank either early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the crowds of beachgoers at the gas station.

  • If you’re renting a car in Salvador but don’t plan on driving around the city that much, it’s best to find accommodation that offers parking. Street parking is paid between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rates start at $0.80 per hour, but prices are lower if you stay for longer. You can also leave your car at one of the many parking lots near the center.

  • Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).