Salvador car rentals

Salvador car rentals

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Salvador, BA, Brazil
27 May — 3 Jun
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Salvador, BA, Brazil
Fri 27/5
Noon
Fri 3/6
Noon
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Salvador car rental information

Pick-up locationSalvador
Rental locations60
Airport locations24

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Salvador car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
6.8 Good (31 reviews)
4 locations in Salvador
Hertz
Locations in Salvador
  • 7.4
  • 7.2
  • 6.7
  • 6.4
  • 6.6
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3.9 Mediocre23 Jul 2021
Pickup and dropoff were great, but my final charged daily rate was significantly higher than the rate I booked, and nobody at Hertz or Priceline was able to help me correct it.
8.0 Excellent28 Jun 2021
Hertz/Localiza was great. I have rented a lot of cars from them without any problem.The problem was the address for the car rental agency that CarRentals.com sent me via email was incomplete (no street name) so when it put it in google maps and waze nothing would show up. The phone number also wasn't working so it took driving to several locations and over an hour an a half to find the car rental agency.
Rated no. 2
Alamo
7.7 Good (13 reviews)
4 locations in Salvador
Alamo
Locations in Salvador
  • 8.3
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
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10.0 Excellent20 Feb 2022
Eu gostei do trato recibido e do bom estado do vehículo alugado. Foi todo simples e rápido tanto na recepçao como na devoluçao do vehículo.
4.4 Okay5 Nov 2020
The drop-off and shuttle to airport was easy.The shuttle from airport to the rental place wasn't available for some reason, luckily an unaffiliated driver was nice enough to give a ride to the rental place. Because my flight was 2 hrs delayed they didn't hold my reservation and charged me double to rent the same underwhelming vehicle. The staff didn't speak English and weren't very accommodating and the vehicle had no cab so luggage had to be kept in the bed of the truck and exposed at all times. I won't be using Kayak again
8.0 Excellent23 Dec 2018
Differences in offer an at pick-upThe staff was extremely friendly at pick-up and drop-off.The offer listed a car with automatic transmission. The one made available to us had a manual transmission. While there were no issues with driving the car itself, I feel as a customer it is simply not fair to charge the original amount and deliver a diferent product. I hope this is passed on forward. Thank you.
3.6 Mediocre26 Mar 2017
Rip OffEasy to get the car.They carged us a empty tank, with no reason. We broke a key, which was already in poor condition and they charged us 1200 Reais (380 USD). Never again, be carefull with Alamo(Unidas Car rental Salvador)
Rated no. 3
Budget
6.5 Good (20 reviews)
1 location in Salvador
Budget
Locations in Salvador
  • 6.7
  • 6.5
  • 6.3
  • 6.5
  • 6.6
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2.0 Mediocre26 Aug 2017
NOTHING! I WAS SCAMMED BY BUDGET AND KAYAKWhen I reserved the car, I also purchased Car Insurance through the web-site. When I picked up the car I was informed that I either had to purchase insurance for the car or the y would need to place a 12,000 Reais hold for me to take the car (about $4,000). I showed the agent that I had already purchased insurance and was told that that insurance was not valid. My credit card apprioved the rental, but declined the extra 12,000 Reais. I tried to contact them with my cell phone, but the callls would not go through. I asked the agent to place the call (it is a collect call) but was told they were unable to place international calls. After about 20-30 minutes discussion, as "an accomodation to me and with the approval of the supervisor, they would release the car if I purchased the minimum insurance and still be liable for approximately $4000.00." I purchased the insurance as the hotel was about 55 kilometers away and only used the car for the trip back and forth to the hotel. The rest of the time, the car remained parked on the hotel property for the entire week. as I was afraid to use the car to explore the area.
6.0 Good13 Mar 2017
Insurance not accepted, too much bureaucracy, carThe car was good and clean and what we expected.Our insurance was not accepted and we had to pay for another one!!! It took ages until we got the car and also to drop it off. Lots of different forms to fill out and our passport and driver license was copied several times for no reason. We were filling out forms for at least 45 minutes...
Rated no. 4
FOCO
4.9 Okay (8 reviews)
1 location in Salvador
FOCO
Locations in Salvador
  • 5.2
  • 5.2
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4.5
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Localiza
6 locations in Salvador
Localiza
Locations in Salvador
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Unidas
5 locations in Salvador
Unidas
Locations in Salvador
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Enterprise
4 locations in Salvador
Enterprise
Locations in Salvador
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National
4 locations in Salvador
National
Locations in Salvador
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Sunnycars
4 locations in Salvador
Sunnycars
Locations in Salvador
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BR Way Rent a Car
2 locations in Salvador
BR Way Rent a Car
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Europcar
2 locations in Salvador
Europcar
Locations in Salvador
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JBrasil Rent a Car
2 locations in Salvador
JBrasil Rent a Car
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keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Salvador
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Salvador
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Locarx Rent a Car
2 locations in Salvador
Locarx Rent a Car
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Lupa Rent a Car
2 locations in Salvador
Lupa Rent a Car
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MOVIDA
2 locations in Salvador
MOVIDA
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Scala Rent a Car
2 locations in Salvador
Scala Rent a Car
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Sixt
2 locations in Salvador
Sixt
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Yes Rent A Car
2 locations in Salvador
Yes Rent A Car
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Agiliza Rent a Car
1 location in Salvador
Agiliza Rent a Car
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Economy Rent a Car
1 location in Salvador
Economy Rent a Car
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Mister Car Rent a Car
1 location in Salvador
Mister Car Rent a Car
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Pau Brasil Rent a Car
1 location in Salvador
Pau Brasil Rent a Car
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Referência Rent a Car
1 location in Salvador
Referência Rent a Car
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Thrifty
1 location in Salvador
Thrifty
Locations in Salvador
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72 travellers who rented a car in Salvador gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

Car hire locations in or near Salvador

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a rental car in Salvador

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Top tips for hiring a car in Salvador

  • A hire car is the most comfortable and efficient way to explore not only Salvador but also the more remote, secluded beaches in the area, as well as the rest of the incredible Bahia state. Embark on a road trip along the Coconut Coast, north of Salvador, with its miles and miles of stunning beaches, or drive to Chapada Diamantina National Park, which is 315 miles from Salvador, and make scenic stops along the way.
  • Most of the major car hire companies, including Avis and Hertz, can be found at Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA), which is located just over 17 miles from the city center. The car hire desks can be found in the Arrivals Hall of the airport’s main terminal. You will need an International Driver’s Permit to rent a car in Brazil. Make sure to request a GPS device that is set to English.
  • The streets in Salvador are quite hilly, so make sure you are confident driving under those conditions. Downtown also features many cobblestone streets. Watch out for one-way streets or pedestrian areas, as road signs can sometimes be confusing. Drivers going at a speed of 12 mph or less are allowed to run red lights between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Avoid driving at night so as not to share the road with drunk drivers.
  • While traffic in Salvador may not be as bad as in other Brazilian cities like São Paulo, driving during rush hour is still quite chaotic and can easily add up to an hour to your travels. Plan your journey in advance and avoid driving into the city center or to the airport between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Evening rush hour peaks at 6 p.m., but avoid driving anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Book your rental car in Salvador at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Salvador are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

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