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San Salvador car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in San Salvador

  • San Salvador is a large city and contains a dense population and crowded streets. If you choose to travel via public transportation, you will miss out on some of the area's most popular activities and scenery. With a rental car in San Salvador, you can reach places outside of the city like the beautiful Lake Llopango or the impressive rock formation La Puerta del Diablo (the Devil's Door). Other stunning vistas, volcanoes, and national parks are within a short driving distance of the city's outskirts. Be sure to keep your options open by renting a car when you visit San Salvador.
  • Travelers should head to the terminal's eastern side inside the El Salvador International Airport for their car rentals in San Salvador. The car rental counters are located near the Delta and American Airlines counters. Many of the common car rental companies are represented at the El Salvador International Airport, including Budget, Alamo, Avis, and Enterprise. It is a good idea to get your San Salvador car rental at the airport because the airport is a 40min drive from San Salvador itself.
  • Driving in San Salvador is very similar to driving in North America. Drivers drive on the right side of the road, seatbelts are required, and phone use while driving is prohibited. The city often has lots of traffic, not just during rush hour. However, during the hours of around 6am to 9:30am, traffic can slow to a crawl. The same can be said in the late afternoon and evening. The most congested areas are near the city center, which generally has lots of traffic—visitors should expect delays when traveling here.
  • One element of driving in San Salvador that should be noted is that the city does not always warn of speed bumps. Drivers should be cautious that they do not hit a speed bump in the road that can damage the rental car. At times, San Salvador can have wet conditions, and drivers should make sure to drive safely during storms. However, San Salvador's streets are well-maintained, and traffic laws are simple to adhere to and follow.
  • Book your rental car in San Salvador at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in San Salvador are around 63% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in San Salvador

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in San Salvador?

    The type of car visitors choose for their trip depends entirely on the purpose of the visit and the group's size. However, San Salvador is known for its traffic, and therefore, we recommend smaller vehicles for whatever your group size. The smaller the car, the easier it will be to weave in and out of traffic, and you will have less stress from any congestion on the roads. Whatever the reason for your visit, look for a smaller vehicle to meet your needs.

  • What’s the speed limit in San Salvador?

    Drivers can trust that in El Salvador, the speed limits will be roughly 25 to 35mph in the city and 55 to 70mph on the major roadways and freeways. However, drivers should be aware that El Salvador uses the metric system, and speed limits will be in kilometers per hour. The most common speed limits will be around 40km/h and 90km/h, roughly 25 and 55mph, respectively.

  • Where are the best places to park in San Salvador?

    Parking in San Salvador can be a challenge. You should plan where you will be able to park your vehicle ahead of time. Many locations provide parking, including hotels, restaurants, and tourist attractions. San Salvador also offers several parking garages throughout the city, like the Torre Futura Parking and Parqueo San Jose Centro. These parking garages will charge a small fee to store your vehicle.

  • How much is the price of fuel in San Salvador?

    The average price of fuel in San Salvador is $7.05 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $85 and $113, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in San Salvador?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in San Salvador.

  • How can I find car hires near me in San Salvador?

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in San Salvador?

    An Economy car hire in San Salvador costs $35 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in San Salvador?

    A Mini car hire in San Salvador costs $35 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in San Salvador?

    A Compact car hire in San Salvador costs $37 per day, on average.

San Salvador car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

6.8

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

6.3

3 locations in San Salvador

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Blvd Del Hipodromo

+503 2367 8000

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Edificio Sunset Plaza L10/13

+503 2367 8000

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

El Salvador Intl Airport

+503 2367 8000

Monday05:00 - 22:00
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Friday05:00 - 22:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff.

Cons:

Better disclosure regarding required coverage. Would have also rented a vehicle with more horse power given that I explored way outside of the city.

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2023

KAYAK
Customer service

2.0 Poor

Jul 2022

KAYAK
If they would have honor the reservation as made.

3.6 Poor

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

The rental service not being so greedy

10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Excellent job

10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was very comfortable and the service was excellent

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.0

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

5.5

5 locations in San Salvador

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Bulevard Del Hipodromo

+503 2367 8099

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Calle La Mascota Y Avenida

+503 2367 8099

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

El Salvador Intl Airport

+503 2367 8099

Monday05:00 - 22:00
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El Salvador, San Salvador

+503 2367 8099

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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Sergio Paz Ave Corner With El Pedregal St Las Cascadas Shopping Center, C. El Pedregal, Cd Merliot, El Salvador

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
N/a

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Waiting area could have more seatings

2.0 Poor

Feb 2023

KAYAK
The Salvadoran mandatory private liability insurance of 14.99$/day needs to be shown in the booking price, our rental price more than doubled because of it!

2.0 Poor

Feb 2022

KAYAK
They did no have the SUV as I indicated. I made the reservation months ago. When I went to the pick up center I had to wait ½ an hour. The car itself was ok. There were a lot of dents and scratches and the underside had something that was hanging off. It was being held by a piece of rope.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Enterprise didn’t rent a car. They want to gave me a small car. I want to money back

4.4 Mediocre

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

I just liked the staff was available and ready on time both during pick up and drop off.

Cons:

The car they gave me was a Hyundai smal car with mechanic transmission. Very uncomfortable and small. I understand economic cars are economic but this was extremely below the economic average.

1 out of 2

Budget

6.0

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

5.2

3 locations in San Salvador

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Av Larevolucion,col San Benito

+503 2259 5403

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
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C El Mirador Y 85a Av Nte 648

+503 2259 5400

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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C El Mirador

+503 2259 5400

Monday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:0013:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:0013:00 - 17:00
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2.0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
We made reservations for our family trip. A few days before they decided to let us know they decided to take a whole week off for Easter vacation. 🙄 Who does that in the travel industry?! Anyway, told us they would switch our reservation to the airport. Thought that would be ok and thought we'd have our original reservation honored for what we paid. Landed at the airport, went to Budget, and they not only didn't honor our reservation, they also were trying to make us pay TRIPLE the amount of money we paid! Are you kidding!! YOU CHANGED OUR PLANS AND NOT HONOR THR PRICE!! ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS! Ruined the start of our vacation. Do not go with them! How ironic they take a week off for a religious holiday but don't hold up to the values. If I were everyone, I'd not go with them. 🤷🏻‍♀️ After wasting some time on our vacation, we found another car company who took better care of us. I don't recommend Budget at all.

8.8 Very Good

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very friendly and thorough in inspecting the car, telling us where the emergency equipment was, fluids in the car, etc.

Cons:

The security deposit was really high at $1600, likely because it was in a different country and a bigger vehicle. I was also not allowed to decline the insurance. There was a mandatory insurance of $13.99/day. The other option that coverage everything was $32/day.

6.0 Okay

Dec 2022

KAYAK
The car was very good. However the price was a trap because of the insurance scam. The rental company does not recognise prepaid insurance or credit card insurance. They only recognise their own compulsory insurance which effectively doubled the price of the car rental.. To be fair, their compulsory double pay insurance scam should be notified up front, not hidden.

5.9 Fair

Oct 2021

KAYAK
This office was good, but the website gave an incorrect price, which was not super cool. Nothing wrong with the particular office, just the whole website.

6.0 Okay

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes. But the charge way to much on place! The have hidden charges, I wasn’t happy about that! I paid a lot more than I expected.

Cons:

Be prepared to be charged your credit card with $700 as a deposit even if you already bought an insurance here!

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick way to make the reservation in my country. I had an emergency need to rent a car and I was surprised it was better experience than expected

Cons:

Provide mobile tools for the reception of the car once delivered

1 out of 2

Avis

3.5

Cleanliness

3.7

Comfort

3.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.9

Value for money

3.3

One location in San Salvador

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43 Ave Sur No. 127

+503 2500 2847

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Terrible

6.0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone was amazing at the store, service was great and they even picked-up my car without any additional fee since I was feeling sick and couldn't drive the car there.

Cons:

Car was in really poor shape, locks didn't work correctly. Could hardly get out of the passengers side, it took about 4-5 tries every time to open the door. Dangerous if we had ever gotten into an accident.

2.0 Poor

Jun 2023

KAYAK
Made reservations online for a sedan and pick up at a certain time. When I got there (paid Uber), the man at the counter (Supervisor) said he did not have a vehicle for me. He may get one in the next 45 minutes. But, after that, he needed to perform maintenance on the vehicle and would take an extra 2 hours. I asked the guy if he was going to pay for Uber rides to and fro, he said he was not allowed to do that. I had to change all my reservations (hotel), cancel another hotel reservation because I didn't have a car to get there. Awful experience from Avis in San Salvador.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2023

KAYAK
reservation was not honored. no car available.

1.9 Poor

Aug 2021

KAYAK
The car was not available and they claim they had no available cars. I was stranded

1 out of 2

National

7.3

Good

No reviews available

Best rated

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

7.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

5.3

4 locations in San Salvador

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Blvd Del Hipodromo

+503 2367 8015

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Edificio Sunset Plaza L10 13

+503 2367 8015

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

El Salvador Intl Airport

+503 2367 8015

Monday05:00 - 22:00
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El Salvador San Salvador

+503 2367 8015

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
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2.0 Poor

Dec 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing! Worst experience ever

Cons:

Rep tried forcing me to buy insurance after telling her that my credit card cover insurance. After going back and forth and I finally agreed to buy insurance cause I just wanted to get it over with. The rep refused to rent me the car afterwards. On top of that, they did not have the car I had reserve wich was a minivan. Whats the point of making a reservation if you’re not going to have the car you specifically reserved? Will never ever bother with national. And will not recommended to anyone.

1 out of 0

Hertz

1.9

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

1.9

Comfort

1.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

1.9

Value for money

1.9

One location in San Salvador

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Centro Comercial La Joya

+503 2264 2826

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

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5.2 Fair

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

once i got to the counter they wont accept the insurance I got online. Had to pay a new one... they claimed that they dont work with Allianz Global Assistance. crooks

1 out of 0

Dollar

5.8

Fair

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Esq.de La 91 Ave. Nte 9 Calle

+503 2264 2818

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

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Economy Rent a Car

4.6

Mediocre

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One location in San Salvador

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Terminal de Salida de Pasajeros

+503 2339 9661

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FlexWays

2.0

Poor

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2 locations in San Salvador

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Calle Los Eucaliptos 10

+54 9 11 5259 9877

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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El Salvador International Airport

+54 9 11 5259 9877

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Sunnycars

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2 locations in San Salvador

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Boulevard Del Hipodromo

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Calle La Mascota

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Deal Mobility Rent a Car

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Aeropuerto Internacional de El Salvador, Autopista Comalapa, El Salvador

+503 2355 4989

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21 travellers who rented a car in San Salvador gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.6

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