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.
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.
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.
The average price of fuel in San Salvador is $8.19 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $98 and $131, depending on the car size.
Economy (Kia Picanto or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in San Salvador.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
An Economy car hire in San Salvador costs $44 per day, on average.
A Mini car hire in San Salvador costs $40 per day, on average.
A Standard car hire in San Salvador costs $93 per day, on average.
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.
Cons:The rental service not being so greedy
Pros:The car was very comfortable and the service was excellent
Cons:The day was supposed take the car they wasn’t even open bad service and irresponsible company!
Cons:Alamo did not honor the vehicle level i had reserved. I reserved a Kia Rio or equivalent and when i got there i was offered a Kia Picanto an told me that they were the same level. Defínete Kia Picanto is a smaller vehicle. They told me that if i wanted a Kia Rio i had to pay an upgrade. My reservation clearly said Kia Rio and i show my reservation. I didn’t pick up my vehicle and had to rent a vehicle with another agency. It was a very bad experience and had to spend more than what i had planned. I saw other custommers having the same issues, not a good practice.
8.8 Very Good
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.
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
8.8 Very Good
Cons:Budget added an additional $15 per day insurance fee that was not stated in the reservation.
Pros:They could pull up my reservation.
Cons:Would not honor reservation No car available I requested Price was $200 higher than reservation He suggested I go to someone elst. Lost my $45 deposit
Pros:Terrible customer service to say the least!
Cons:Did not have available the type of vehicle I had reserved through Kayak. They offered me a lower class vehicle for the same price. They wanted force me to buy a local insurance policy, advising me that Allianz insurance was not valid in El Salvador. I was very angry and disappointed and did not take the car.
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.
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.
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.
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
Pros:they did not have a car available for me and had to go to another agency to rent
Cons:did not a vehicle for me