Ecuador car rentals

Ecuador car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Ecuador

$20/dayEconomy2 Adults, 2 Bags
$29/dayCompact4 Adults, 2 Bags
$37/dayIntermediate5 Adults, 3 Bags
$52/dayStandard5 Adults, 3 Bags
$80/dayFull-size5 Adults, 2 Bags
$85/dayMinivan5 Adults, 5 Bags
$82/dayFull-size SUV5 Adults, 2 Bags
$22/dayMini2 Adults, 2 Bags
$80/dayPassenger Van5 Adults, 2 Bags
$58/dayPickup Truck5 Adults, 2 Bags
$72/dayPremium SUV5 Adults, 5 Bags
$49/dayStandard SUV5 Adults, 3 Bags
$50/dayIntermediate SUV5 Adults, 3 Bags
$57/dayCompact SUV4 Adults, 2 Bags
$82/daySupplier Choice5 Adults, 5 Bags
$90/daySpecial SUV5 Adults, 5 Bags
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental directory

  • Avis car rental locations in Ecuador

    10 Locations

  • Europcar car rental locations in Ecuador

    6 Locations

  • Hertz car rental locations in Ecuador

    6 Locations

  • Localiza car rental locations in Ecuador

    6 Locations

  • Sunnycars car rental locations in Ecuador

    6 Locations

  • Budget car rental locations in Ecuador

    5 Locations

  • Thrifty car rental locations in Ecuador

    4 Locations

  • Alamo car rental locations in Ecuador

    3 Locations

  • Enterprise car rental locations in Ecuador

    3 Locations

  • National car rental locations in Ecuador

    3 Locations

  • Sixt car rental locations in Ecuador

    3 Locations

  • keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Ecuador

    2 Locations

Top tips for renting 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 rental company 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.

FAQs about renting a car in Ecuador

  • What is the most popular rental car in Ecuador?

    Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Ecuador.

  • What is the best rental car company in Ecuador?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Ecuador are rentalcars.com (8.4, 2 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2311 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4206 reviews).

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

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Ecuador?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Ecuador are Quito (48% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Ecuador), Guayaquil (41%) and Cuenca (10%).

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

    On average a rental car in Ecuador costs $214 per week ($31 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Ecuador costs $916 per month ($31 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 rent 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 are gas prices in Ecuador?

    When you fill up your tank in Ecuador, you can expect to pay around $0.49 per liter of gas and $1.85 per gallon. Plus, you can pay in US dollars. Gas 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 rental locations in Ecuador

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last hours. Rentals are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (gps, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.