£26 - £27
Avis, Enterprise, Thrifty, Budget and Hertz are a few of the companies that you can book car hires from in Ecuador easily through Cheapflights. You need to be 25 years old to be able to secure a hire car in Ecuador. Those between 21 and 24 will generally be charged a surcharge, which will vary depending on the company you book with, and the car category you choose, for example, a luxury car hire in Ecuador will be a higher surcharge than an economy car hire for drivers under the age of 25 years old. You will also need to have a valid driving licence issued from your home country. Remember that you will need to have your international credit card to complete your booking for your car hire in Ecuador.
When driving your car hire in Ecuador, you should pay attention to the rules of the road. Firstly you will be driving on the right-hand side of the road. Seat belts are mandatory when driving in Ecuador. Drinking and driving in any country is not recommended, and Ecuador is no different. The maximum blood alcohol concentration cannot exceed 0.08%. While driving, you are required to carry a valid driving licence, registration and insurance documents. Petrol stations in Ecuador generally open from 8:00 a.m to 20:00 p.m. The speed limit in Ecuador is 90 kph on most roads, while some highways have a limit of 110 kph. These highways will be clearly signposted. Remember that any speeding fines incurred in your car hire in Ecuador will be charged to your credit card when you return the car.
Hiring a car in Ecuador is a great way to tour the different regions of the country. One thing to consider when deciding which car is best for your trip is that Ecuador is a small country. This means its geography changes often and suddenly. You will explore terrains such as high hills, gravel and dirt roads, sometimes substandard levels of paving in more rural areas, and winding roads. This type of changing terrain means driving with caution, and that incurs more time behind the wheel. We would recommend a car that bridges being able to handle different types of roads while still offering maximum comfort, such as a Suzuki Grand Vitara, which includes a built-in GPS system, which can be handy as road signs are written in Spanish all over the country. Another feature you should look out for when picking a car hire in Ecuador is air conditioning. The average temperature is 22°C and lots of time in the car road-tripping from Quito to Quilotoa can get uncomfortable and hot without the aid of air conditioning.
Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Avis (6.5 rating), Alamo (5.3 rating) and Enterprise (5.3 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Ecuador.
The most popular car hire company at Ecuador is Europcar. With prices on MINI starting at £22/day about 400% more people book with Europcar than other companies in the country.
When visiting Ecuador, it is typically cheapest to hire your car in Guayaquil where rental cars typically will cost around £28/day (31% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest car hire price in Ecuador was found in Guayaquil for just £21/day.
Cars in Ecuador are to be driven on the right side of the road.