Uruguay car rentals

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Top tips for renting a car in Uruguay

  • If you’re thinking about taking long road trips across the region, find out if any Uruguay car rental agencies offer cross-border policies so you can enjoy excursions into Paraguay, Argentina, or Brazil. It’s also a good idea to see which ones offer one-way policies that allow you to leave your vehicle at another domestic or international location for some additional flexibility. A GPS system is a great resource for staying on track as you go. Also, ask if any agencies provide Wi-Fi coverage as an added precaution.
  • Seat belts are mandatory in Uruguay. Both front and rear passengers should wear seat belts at all times. Kids below 12 aren't allowed on the front row and must be accompanied by an adult in the back row. Kids below 5 should be in a safety seat.
  • Parking in Uruguay is generally very accessible, especially in major cities. However, during the summer, you will find difficulty getting parking as most tourists flood the area. Parking is available in the form of metered street parking and paid lots and garages. Street parking is free every Sunday.
  • The type of car you choose to drive in Uruguay, will largely depend on the number of people you are transporting and places you visit. If you are solo and sticking to urban areas such as Montevideo, a compact car will do well. If you'll be heading the wetlands of Laguna Merin, a 4X4 is required, while a convertible will do well for the beach.
  • Uruguay has some toll roads that you will encounter when sightseeing. The most used toll roads are along the Main Colonia - Punta del Este route, and you will also encounter some along the Rocha - Montevideo route. Tolls aren't expensive, costing around 80 UYU (2 USD), and are paid electronically.
  • Whether you’re headed to Punta del Este for business or pleasure, relying on public transport can be time consuming and inconvenient. Uruguay car rentals offer sporty compact cars, sturdy SUVs, and streamlined sedans to reliably transport you and your family or friends in comfort and style. The resort area of Playa Grande is approximately 42.5 kilometers (26 miles) from Punta del Este while capital city Montevideo is about 130 km (80 mi) west via Ruta Interbalnearia (IB), which means inter-resort route.
  • We recommend all U.S. drivers carry International Driving Permits along with valid domestic drivers’ licenses, and be sure to have your passport and return ticket when you arrive at the rental car office. Those with advanced reservations should have their details handy and remember to use the same payment card used for the booking. Major credit cards are accepted for payment, but several of the big companies also allow the use of bank debit cards with Visa or MasterCard logos. In any case, the name on the card must match the primary driver of the vehicle.
  • Book your rental car in Uruguay at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Uruguay are around -158% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Uruguay

  • What is the most popular rental car in Uruguay?

    Full-size (Hyundai H-1 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Uruguay.

  • What is the best rental car company in Uruguay?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Uruguay is Dollar (8.7, 85 reviews).

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

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

  • What is driving like in Uruguay?

    Here are some road rules you should know before getting behind the wheel of a rental car in Uruguay. Stick to the right side of the road, and overtake on the left when driving in Uruguay. Dipped headlights must be used at all times, whether day or night. One-way roads are a thing in this country, and in every city, you will find several one-way roads with signs showing traffic flow. Uruguay has many intersections, and most don't have stop signs installed. You should always look to your left and proceed across the intersection if the road is clear.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Uruguay?

    In this country, you must be at least 18 years old to drive a car. However, most car rental providers in Uruguay will need you to be at least 23 years old to rent a car. Moreover, you need to have held a driver's license for at least 12 months to rent a car in Uruguay. Renters below 25 are under the young drivers' docket and will face a daily surcharge for renting cars. Moreover, young drivers can only rent certain vehicles in Uruguay, as SUVs, minivans, and luxury vehicles aren't available to them. To rent a car in Uruguay, you will need your driver's license and a credit card for payment.

  • How are gas prices in Uruguay?

    Uruguay is one of the more developed countries in South America. In the large cities, gas stations are many, but they get lesser as you travel further out. However, you will still find gas stations on rural roads, and even more on the major continental highways. Most gas stations take cash payments, but some accept credit card payments from major credit card providers. The price of gas is around 75 UYU (2 USD) per liter and around 283 UYU or (7 USD) per gallon.

  • What are the speed limits in Uruguay?

    The roads in Uruguay include one-way streets, intersections, highways, and secondary roads. Like any other country, roads in Uruguay are governed by speed limits. If you are driving within city limits, you should not exceed 40 km/h (25 mph). Some other roads, especially those on the city's periphery, have speed limits between 65 to 70 km/h (40 to 45 mph). You can go anywhere between 90 and 100 km/h (55 and 60 mph) on open roads and highways. Most rural roads don't have speed limits posted, but you should be careful not to exceed the maximum 100 km/h (60 mph) limit. Most roads in Uruguay's capital Montevideo have speed cameras, and exceeding the speed limit will attract hefty fines.

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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 48 hours. Offers 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.