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Lima Car Hire

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Pick-up location Lima
Rental locations 38
Airport locations 15

Lima car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Thrifty
thrifty
Best rated
7.1 Good (2,727 reviews)
3 locations in Lima
Thrifty
Locations in Lima
Av. La Encalada 1388
+51 1445 5552
Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30
Sunday
Llegadas Internacionales
+51 1517 2402
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Pasaje Tello 215 Miraflores
+51 1444 3050
Monday08:30 - 19:00
Tuesday08:30 - 19:00
Wednesday08:30 - 19:00
Thursday08:30 - 19:00
Friday08:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:30 - 15:00
Sunday
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Rated no. 2
National
national
9.2 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Lima
National
Locations in Lima
28 De Julio Avenue
+51 932 105 022
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Av Elmert Faucett Intl
+51 1517 1855
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Rated no. 3
Avis
7.1 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in Lima
Avis
Locations in Lima
Av Elmer Faucett
+51 1207 6000
Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 13:00
Sunday07:00 - 13:00
Av Javier Prado Este 1117
+51 1207 6000
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday
  • 6.7
  • 7.7
  • 8.0
  • 6.0
  • 7.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
2 Sep 2016
Good car and economic
Pros: Economy and maneuverability. Car handled well for driving in Lima
8.0 Excellent
25 Sep 2016
Worth the money
Pros: The car was comfortable, was relatively new and was somewhat economical.
Cons: It takes the rep too long to do the paper work upon arrival to check in. Upon check out it takes them even longer to get to the car to receive it and then you have to go to the terminal to finish the whole process. It's too much of running around just for the process.
4.4 Okay
22 May 2018
Paid twice the quoted price.
Pros: Cleanliness and quick drop off.
Cons: Last time with Avis. I had been quoted $44.50 USD for the rental. When I arrived at the airport for the pickup, they told me I'd have to pay $85.76 USD. I wasted about an hour trying to tell them that was unacceptable and had to pay almost double what I was quoted in the end.
2.0 Mediocre
1 Jun 2018
Didn’t have our car, and did nothing to fix it.
Pros: Liked absolutely nothing. Avis customer service was no help. They said that it’s not really Avis in Peru, so they can’t do anything about it. So, nothing really good about it.
Cons: When we arrived they took a few minutes, and told us that they didn’t have our car. Then they would do nothing about it. To top it off, they haven’t refunded our reservation, even though we had to go to another agency to get the SUV we needed. I ALWAYS rent through Enterprise, and I guess there is a reason. Avis was awful and absolutely no help. It was a bit more insulting since I had reserved the car seven months in advance. Don’t rent from Avis.
9.2 Excellent
27 Sep 2016
Overall great expirience
Pros: The car was in almost perfect condition. With one small downside.
Cons: We've booked the cheapest car but for it you should leave 5000$ frozen if you're not 26. We did not find that info on the web site. So we end up on more expensive rental. The car that we rented was very sensitive to noise. If the noise was really loud the alarm enabled. Otherwise car was perfect.
8.8 Excellent
22 Oct 2016
Good company. Good value.
Pros: The staff was friendly and courteous. The car performed well with no problems.
Cons: Pick up took an Hour! Although this was due to their not being able to process American Express that day - not really their fault - it was their banks's. At least the representative provided options. The car was advertised on kayak as a manual transmission but I received an automatic ... which was a little disappointing as a was looking forward to driving a stick shift ... but probably it was more practical in the end. If you are thinking of driving in Lima ... the guidebooks are Right! DON'T DO IT! Craziest drivers Ever!... at least get the insurance. Thankfully nothing happened to us.
Rated no. 4
Alamo
5.7 Okay (6 reviews)
2 locations in Lima
Alamo
Locations in Lima
28 De Julio Avenue
+51 1302 1979
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Av Elmert Faucett Intl
+51 1575 1111
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.0
  • 7.1
  • 6.6
  • 6.3
  • 5.4
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
1 Sep 2016
Cons: The services is very bad they tried to make me pay more money
5.2 Okay
9 Nov 2016
RIPP OFF
Pros: Outside service good
Cons: inide service poor.employee nssty actittud tale it or leave it
10.0 Excellent
14 Feb 2017
Pros: very efficient
Cons: nothing
2.0 Mediocre
7 Mar 2017
They told me that I have to pay a lot more given t
Cons: They told me that the price you gave me only included the rent of the car, but not the insurance of the car.
8.0 Excellent
13 Jun 2017
Very friendly staff, difficult to find drop-off
Pros: Friendly and honest staff
Cons: I had serious difficulty finding the location to drop off the car. In fact, it was closed although Alamo claims to be opened 24 hours. I managed to leave the car at the designated place and have the clerk at the desk arrange for the checkup. I did make my flight, but it was a stressful experience. The staff was really friendly.
7.2 Good
15 Aug 2019
Pros: The staff was extremely friendly and thorough.
Cons: I understand the road restrictions with the odd/even numbered plates. We were told that we would have an odd numbered plate, which worked well for us because of the driving we needed to do on a particular day. However, they gave us an even numbered plate, which really messed up our day.
Rated no. 5
Budget
5.1 Okay (17 reviews)
6 locations in Lima
Budget
Locations in Lima
Av Elmer Faucett Callao
+51 1517 1880
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Av Emilio Cavenecia 173
+51 1489 9325
Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 18:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
Av Jose Larco 998
+51 1444 4546
Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 18:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
Av. Francisco Bolognesi No.808
+51 1204 4400
Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 18:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
Av. Primavera 1318
+51 1344 1142
Avenida Domingo Orue 712
+51 1300 1647
Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 18:30
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday
  • 5.4
  • 5.9
  • 5.1
  • 4.8
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay
20 Aug 2016
Cons: One of the guys working there told us we will get back our deosote for the next 2 days.... It's 6 day already and nothing:(;;
5.2 Okay
1 Dec 2016
Not clear system
Cons: was very hard to find desk, because we arrive in domestic flight terminal. there is also Budget desk but guy said that we need to go in international arrival terminal. Also, we ordered car in KAYAK website, and there selected insurance, but guy from budged didn't saw it and suggested to us chose insurance again with huuuuuge price. why?? Dropoff car In Lima airport terminal is big issue to find gates. Also, in KAYAK website price was ~60USD for 3d, but Budget added some airport taxes and etc... +25USD...
4.0 Okay
30 Nov 2017
Pros: Good car
Cons: Staff forced me a more expensive car else I couldn't leave the lima district, handin of car is very difficult to get to
9.2 Excellent
10 Dec 2016
Pros: Friendly staff and clean car
Cons: Directions on where to return the car was confusing
6.0 Good
22 Apr 2017
Your survey is broken. You need a "Does not apply" option.
Pros: The survey is aesthetically pleasing.
Cons: You're sending a survey to someone who cancelled their reservation.
5.6 Okay
14 Jul 2017
Bad costumer service
Pros: Value
Cons: When pickup they try to force you to buy insurance claiming is mandatory but is just optional. Cars are full of scratches and when you return the car they will try to find one not marked at the pickup to ask you for a tip. Be careful.
3.2 Mediocre
22 Aug 2017
Hope all car rentals in Peru aren't this bad!
Pros: The car worked!
Cons: Clutch was set too low (had to push it down to the floor to engage) and breaks were too touchy. Made for a very uncomfortable ride. Felt ignored for nearly half an hour when trying to find someone to give us the car.
2.0 Mediocre
29 Dec 2017
Cons: Poor quality cars
2.0 Mediocre
1 Jan 2018
Poor service and surprise additional costs
Cons: Rental price was only a 'base price' in which local taxes were added. In addition the car reserved was not available (they overbooked) and the upgrade to another car was not free. In the end more than double the price of the original rental agreement was demanded and the staff at the airport were not helpful or accommodating, borderline rude.
2.0 Mediocre
27 Jun 2018
The car had many dents and scratches that report was not provide to me
Pros: None
Cons: The customer service was not good I feel like the front desk person was no to happy to see me I feel bad at that time he was rushing me did not explain clear to me the contract and insurance coverage I told him I wanted the $11.00 collision coverage was offered by Budget but he give me other coverage I believe personal coverage I had small accident a hit and run cause a scrash and bumper was pulled a little the hit was at the passenger side fender I called the airport Budget office the phone number I was provided two ladies answered my phone call the second person she said that she was on charge of the office she said that I had treated because I told her that the amount of $1275.58 was too much for the car damage and I was going to call my credit card sbout that after that she start speaking to me very loud and telling me that I was treated her she explain me the coverage for injure not for collision and told me to be quiet at the end she hang me the phone call.
Rated no. 6
Hertz
3.6 Mediocre (13 reviews)
3 locations in Lima
Hertz
Locations in Lima
Av Javier Prado Este 6517
+51 1642 0101
Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30
Sunday
Avenida Elmer Faucet
+51 1517 2402
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Pasaje Tello 215
+51 1445 5716
Monday08:30 - 19:00
Tuesday08:30 - 19:00
Wednesday08:30 - 19:00
Thursday08:30 - 19:00
Friday08:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:30 - 15:00
Sunday
  • 3.6
  • 4.3
  • 3.9
  • 3.1
  • 3.3
Recent reviews
3.2 Mediocre
21 Aug 2019
Pros: The staff tried to help sometimes but only with the drop-off.
Cons: At pick-up the price suddenly went up with 400 dollars (for 9 days, wich is insane!) The car was clean but there was something wrong with the engine since it was barely capable of getting uphill (we had to push the car) but at Hertz they said it was all perfectly fine. Gave the car back after 7 days
2.0 Mediocre
7 Sep 2018
JUST DON'T RENT FROM HERZ......
Pros: Nothing.....
Cons: My confirmed reservation wasn't in system. I had to wait 1-2 hours to give me an another car. I booked a car for 15.8$ plus19% Global Allianz insurance. The new price in office was 66$ plus 1100$ excess, plus only 300 km & no thief protection. They said me that the G. ALLIANZ is not good and next time i mustn't book it and i must to pay for a full insurance from Herz. Of course i said not and i found a new rental near to Herz.
2.0 Mediocre
30 Oct 2018
Pésimo sistema de reservaciones
Cons: No me respetaron la reservavión, llegue al establecimiento y no tenian unidades disponibles
2.0 Mediocre
13 Jan 2019
Beware
Pros: Nothing
Cons: BEWARE. Cars are not ready at quoted time. When we arrived, other customers had been waiting for 2+ hours. They try to scam you into buying their insurance, which is not required (read the other reviews for this location on Google maps); then, they insisted if we didn’t buy their insurance they had to but a $10,000 USD hold on our credit card. We called them out on their scamming, the woman at the counter laughed at us. We canceled, used their WiFi to book with Budget a few blocks away, and rented without hassle from them instead.
5.2 Okay
5 Jul 2019
Cons: Staff dinged me for not having 7/8ths gas in the car. However, I returned the car at the exact level of gasoline as when I picked it up. Instead they told me it wasn't enough and charged me anyway. Take a photo of your fuel gauge when picking up
10.0 Excellent
18 Mar 2018
Easy and informative rental process.
Pros: The employees were very helpful and attentive.
Cons: n/a
4.0 Okay
22 May 2018
Crazy deposit!!
Pros: Hertz car conditions are normally good
Cons: I found the 1,500 USD deposit extremely crazy. I normally rent with Hertz but Peru rules are nuts. I cancelled it
6.8 Good
29 May 2018
Charged more than they should have
Pros: The car was clean and nice.
Cons: Pick-up- we were forced to purchase "mandatory" insurance that more than doubled the price of our entire rental. Drop-off - The agent first tried to charge us extra for miles, because he said we only paid for 2 days of a rental. I had pre-paid for 3 days, and had to show him the confirmation twice, where it was clearly written "3 Days". After he couldn't charge me for extra miles, he tried to charge me an extra fee for picking up and dropping off at a different location, even though I had specified (and paid!) for that when making my reservation. Drop-off took well over 45 minutes - I have never had a car rental drop off take so long or have them try to charge us for so many bogus charges.
2.0 Mediocre
19 Jun 2018
2nd time issues with hertz in lima
Pros: The hertz name
Cons: They did not have my reservation, the rate at the counter was much higher
2.0 Mediocre
23 Sep 2018
No cars available
Cons: When I arrived, Hertz informed me that they suffered an internal error and did not have a single car that they could rent to me. Said it would be at least 3 hours before a car would be back. I had to cancel the reservation and visit a different company’s counter, where I was able to rent, but at a higher rate.
Rated no. 7
Dollar
dollar
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
3 locations in Lima
Dollar
Locations in Lima
Av. Javier Prado Este 6517
+51 1642 0101
Monday08:30 - 18:00
Tuesday08:30 - 18:00
Wednesday08:30 - 18:00
Thursday08:30 - 18:00
Friday08:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 12:30
Sunday
Llegadas Internacionales
+51 1517 2402
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Pasaje Tello 215 Miraflores
+51 1444 3050
Monday08:30 - 19:00
Tuesday08:30 - 19:00
Wednesday08:30 - 19:00
Thursday08:30 - 19:00
Friday08:30 - 19:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:00
Sunday
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
21 Jan 2019
Cons: Got there at noon to pick up our car as per our reservation was told that there were no cars available and that our car wasn’t being returned until 3pm. Didn’t get there til 4. Then the AC didn’t work. Worst rental experience I’ve ever had in any country.
Rated no. 8
Europcar
europcar
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Lima
Europcar
Locations in Lima
Av. Galvez Barrenechea 1047
+51 1225 4848
Meet & Greet
+51 1610 1331
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
16 Apr 2017
2500$us security deposit?
Pros: Nothing
Cons: Europcar asked for à 2500$us security deposit (for a basic car) because we paid for insurrance online and apparently Europcar does not like that.
Rated no. 9
NU Car
nucar
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Lima
Enterprise
enterprise
4 locations in Lima
Enterprise
Locations in Lima
28 De Julio Avenue
+51 1574 1374
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Av Elmert Faucett Intl
+51 1574 1374
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Jiron Los Jilgueros Cuadra 2
+51 972 066 294
Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Los Portales Parking,el Parque
+51 959 176 209
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 15:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Lima
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Lima
Av. Galvez Barrenechea 1047, San Borja, Lima, LIMA 41
+51 1225 4848
Meet And Greet- Av.Elmer Faucett ,Callao
Localiza
localiza
2 locations in Lima
Localiza
Locations in Lima
Avenida Arequipa 5271
Avenida Elmer Faucett
Sixt
2 locations in Lima
Sixt
Locations in Lima
Cantuarias 341
+51 1444 3050
Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
Sunday
Elmer Faucett
+51 981 243 195
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in Lima
Sunnycars
Locations in Lima
Av. Galvez Barrenechea 1047
Avenida Elmer Faucett
Zügig Rent A Car
zugig
2 locations in Lima
Zügig Rent A Car
Locations in Lima
Avenida Arequipa 5265
Lima International Airport
44 travellers who rented a car in Lima gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.9

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Top tips for renting a car in Lima

  • Lima is a glorious city filled with colonial history, monasteries, archaeological sites, and a sprawling metropolis for you to explore. Organizing a hire car will give you the opportunity to witness the wonderful landscapes and hills that surround Lima. Not only will a hire car give you the freedom to navigate your travel at your own pace, it will also open up the chance to experience an authentic slice of Peru within the rural villages and districts that surround Lima.
  • Jorge Chávez International Airport is located 11 km (7 miles) from Lima and is a major transport hub for South America. Use KAYAK to view the best hire deals from a list of major companies such as Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, and Thrifty at Jorge Chávez International Airport. Once you have organized your hire and collected your baggage, simply proceed to the Arrivals Hall, where you will find the counters of the hire agencies and have the car keys in your hand in no time.
  • Driving in Peru is unique and likely different from the conditions you have experienced elsewhere. The roads can be manic and drivers fight for every gap and angle. Understanding this before you arrive will hold you in good stead, so just be prepared to alter your driving nature and react to the new environment. The constant sound of car horns is also something you will get used to quickly -- a blast on the horn indicates that you are passing or approaching a nearby vehicle, rather than an indication of anger.
  • Lima has a population of almost 10 million and of course the city’s roads reflect this. Congestion is common throughout the majority of the day, with afternoon and evening periods the worst time to be driving. If possible, try to avoid driving after 3pm and look into finding secure parking where you can leave your car and have opportunity to explore the city via public transport and walking.
  • Book your rental car in Lima at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Lima

What is the best rental car company in Lima?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Lima are Alamo (8.7, 6480 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2265 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4212 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Lima?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Lima?

A compact car will help you best navigate the tight roads and traffic congestion common in Lima. A car such as the Kia Picanto or Chevrolet Spark will give you the ultimate flexibility for negotiating road space, while not sacrificing internal space, as it has room for four passengers.

What's the speed limit in Lima?

Unless otherwise indicated, the maximum speed you can travel within the urban metropolis of Lima is 60 km/h (37 mph). Be careful, however, to check for signage as this can reduce to 40 km/h (24 mph) on smaller streets and 30 km/h (18 mph) near hospitals and schools. Peruvian drivers can sometimes be aggressive and exceed the speed limits, but avoid mimicking this behavior and stay below the specified maximum speed.

How are gas prices in Lima?

You can expect to pay approximately S/3.70 (Peruvian Sol) per liter of petrol in Lima, which equates to approximately $4.14 USD per gallon. You can save money on fuel if your hire company offers the ability to choose a car compatible with LPG, which will commonly save you approximately $0.50 USD per gallon compared to regular gas.

Where are the best places to park in Lima?

If your accommodation in Lima provides parking, look to leave your car there while you explore the central district of town. If this is not an option, there are plenty of parking lots available in the Miraflores and San Isidro areas; however, on-street parking is not recommended for an extended period of time for security reasons.