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Cheap Car Rentals in South America from C$ 16

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a Cheapflights user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in South America with a pick-up date of 7/9 and drop-off date of 20/9. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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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 22 julio 2024.

Most popular company

MOVIDA

Most common car type

Economy

Average price per day

C$ 51

Cheapest price per day

C$ 16

What are the car hire rental 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 22 julio 2024.

Price

C$ 21 - C$ 37

Out of all the popular cities in South America, Rio de Janeiro is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just C$ 21/day. Renting a car in Rio de Janeiro is 43% cheaper than renting one in Cartagena where the per day rate is around C$ 37. Other fairly inexpensive cities in South America to get a rental car in are: Sao Paulo (C$ 21/day), Belo Horizonte (C$ 22/day), and Recife (C$ 23/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Santiago should expect to spend around C$ 24/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in South America is Santiago.

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 22 julio 2024.

Small cars

C$ 61 - C$ 71

All Car Types

C$ 74 - C$ 138

To rent a small car in South America, you would pay an average price of C$ 65/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a small car in South America (~C$ 61/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is April (~C$ 71/day). In fact, September is about 8% 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 32% 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 C$ 111/day. July is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in South America (~C$ 87/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is November (~C$ 157/day). In fact, July is about 23% 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 is 15% 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 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 C$ 75/day. April is the cheapest month to rent a large car in South America (~C$ 138/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is September (~C$ 170/day). In fact, April is about 84% 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 saves you 22% 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.

To rent a SUV in South America, you would pay an average price of C$ 121/day. January is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in South America (~C$ 96/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 170/day). In fact, January is about 21% 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 21% 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:

Nissan VersaC$ 16/day
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Nissan Versa
Nissan SylphyC$ 17/day
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Kia RioC$ 22/day
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Kia Rio

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 22 julio 2024.
Nissan VersaC$ 16/day
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Nissan Versa
Nissan SylphyC$ 17/day
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Kia RioC$ 22/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 22 julio 2024.
  • What is the cheapest rental car found in South America?

    In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under C$ 40/day when booking a rental car in South America. The best deal a user found was for C$ 28/day from Dollar, booked on Jul. 21.

  • What car rental company is typically the cheapest in South America?

    According to our data, users have found the cheapest deals when booking a car hire in South America from the following companies over the past two weeks: Dollar (C$ 29/day), Hertz (C$ 34/day), and Budget (C$ 35/day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in South America for a week from Localiza?

    Localiza offers rental cars in South America for about C$ 438 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 48% on a rental car in South America. Take advantage of 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, you can rent a car for a month in South America check Cheapflights for the latest prices and car type availability.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in South America for a month?

    We’ve recently found that Dollar offers you prices that are 66% cheaper than the average rate available for a long-term rental. The average cost of a car rental in South America for a month is C$ 1,878. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

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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 22 julio 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 (C$ 26+).

Electric

Electric

C$ 49+

Gas/Diesel

Gas/Diesel

C$ 26+

Hybrid

Hybrid

C$ 61+

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