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Car Rental in South America: How Much?

Whether you’re traveling for business or pleasure, car rental service can make your trip a little easier. Renting a car for your trip may be essential, but depending on your destination, it may be very expensive.

Take a look at our research to get an idea of how expensive, or how cheap, it is to rent a car in South America.

South America includes twelve sovereign states (Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Guyana, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Uruguay, and Venezuela), a part of France (French Guiana), and a non-sovereign area (the Falkland Islands, a British Overseas Territory though this is disputed by Argentina). In addition to this, the ABC islands of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, Trinidad and Tobago, and Panama may also be considered part of South America.

We used metasearch engine to search for car hire prices from main airports in capital cities. When data was not available from, we also used car rental Kayak. We searched for mid-size cars to hire from 21st March 2020 – 27th March 2020 for a driver aged 30 or over. 

Brazil’s capital, Brasilia, features the cheapest car hire with one week costing just $102.74. You can rent a car in Rio de Janeiro even cheaper -$95.14 a week!

THE MOST EXPENSIVE COUNTRY IN SOUTH AMERICA TO HIRE A CAR: At the other end of the scale, Piarco, Trinidad and Tobago cost a whopping $489.57 a week for KIA Rio or similar.

Argentina, Buenos Aires International Airport
Bolivia, Alcantarí Airport
Bolivia, Alcantarí Airport
Brazil, Brasilia Airport
Brazil, Rio de Janeiro International Airport
Chile, Santiago Airport
Colombia, Bogota Airport
Ecuador, Quito Airport
Guyana, Cheddi Jagan International Airport
Paraguay, Asuncion Airport
Peru, Lima International Airport
Suriname, Paramaribo Airport
Uruguay, Montevideo Airport
French Guiana, Cayenne Airport
Trinidad and Tobago, Piarco Airport
Panama, Panama City – Pacifico International Airpor

 Check our article about cost of airport parking in USA.

Iuliia Tore