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Cuenca car rentals

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Cuenca car rental information

Pick-up locationCuenca
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Rental locations18
Airport locations13

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Cuenca

  • For anyone looking to travel to the southern Ecuadorian city of Cuenca, a car rental is arguably one of the best assets you will have. Getting car rentals in Cuenca can go a long way in ensuring that you have an easy time navigating the city and visiting some of the top attractions in the area, such as the Pumapungo Museum, Calderon Park and the famous Cuenca Canopy. With your car rental, you won’t incur expensive taxi fares any time you need to go somewhere, and you will also not have to deal with the inconvenience and limitations of using public transport. If that isn’t enough, you can conveniently visit neighboring cities such as Canar and Azuay.
  • When flying into Cuenca, you will most likely land at Aeropuerto Mariscal La Mar (CUE), the main airport serving Cuenca and the surrounding cities. While at the airport, you can pick up your Cuenca car rental instead of taking a taxi or airport shuttle to the city center. This airport is served by close to ten rental agencies. This provides you with a range of options to choose from, thus improving the chances of getting the rental car you’re looking for. Each agency has a dedicated desk in the Arrivals Hall where you can inquire about the availability of rentals and proceed to reserve a rental car that will serve you best. Once you’ve signed the agreement, the staff will lead you to the parking lot, where you can pick up your rental and drive off.
  • When driving your car rentals in Cuenca, beware of the pedestrians and motorcyclists who share the road with other motorists. Most have little to no regard for traffic rules, and it would be in your best interests to let them be while on the road instead of hassling for the same stretch of tarmac.
  • Traffic is only a problem in Cuenca during rush hours. This is usually around 7 am to 9 am and 4 pm to 6 pm. For your sake, you should try and leave early to beat the rush hour traffic, or you could easily end up spending an extra hour on the road due to traffic.
  • Book your rental car in Cuenca at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Cuenca

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Cuenca?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Cuenca. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Cuenca?

    Economy (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Cuenca.

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

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

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Cuenca?

    An Economy car rental in Cuenca costs C$ 31 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Cuenca?

    Depending on the places you plan to visit while in Cuenca, there are a few cars worth considering. If you plan on going for long drives past the rural areas of the city and its surrounding, an SUV is arguably the best option since they allow you to drive comfortably over long distances. An SUV will also be able to handle the rough terrain found on certain routes and has a large capacity for passengers and luggage, making it ideal for family trips.

  • What’s the speed limit in Cuenca?

    The city has different speed limits applied to different roads depending on how frequently the roads are used and which speeds are deemed safe for drivers, pedestrians and other road users. For instance, when driving your car rentals on Cuenca city roads, you are required to maintain a maximumof 50 km/h (31 mph). However, if you’re driving on suburban roads and highways, you can drive to speeds as high as 110 km/h (68 mph). Please note that in areas where the speed limit has been posted on signs, that limit takes precedence over any other speed limit.

  • Where are the best places to park in Cuenca?

    Parking your car rentals in Cuenca is anything but a walk in the park. Finding a parking spot in the city center can be a real pain since parking spaces are limited. Keep an eye out for parking attendants in blue jackets who will guide you on where to park and give you a ticket. Consider using parking garages instead of street parking, as they are more secure when parking overnight. 

Cuenca car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

4.1

Mediocre

6 reviews

Cleanliness

5.8

Comfort

4.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.7

Value for money

4.5

2 locations in Cuenca

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Locations in Cuenca

Aeropuerto Mariscal La Mar

+593 7 286 5748

Opening times not available

Av. Espana 5-64 Y Barcelona

+593 7 286 0780

Opening times not available

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2.0 Poor

Dec. 2023

KAYAK
Extra costs made the total much higher than the quote from kayak. Plus very high extra km charges made the total ridiculous for a 2 day rental

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Despite the language barrier they tried to communicate with us. When we ran into an issue we were able to reach customer service at night and they were able to send someone out to look at the car within 15 minutes. Once the mechanic determined that the car was unsafe to drive customer service was able to procure us a new car the next morning.

Cons:

The issue with the car was that the brake pads had completely worn out to the point that the car was unsafe to drive. We should've never been rented a car where the brakes were worn out to that extent. That's a safety issue as we could've potentially fallen off a mountain since we were driving through mountainous roads in the Andes mountains. Instead of apologizing for the issue and offering us say an upgrade for a car or doing anything to apologize all they did was offer the exact same make and model (Chevy Spark) the next morning. On top of all that when we returned the car we were over the mileage limit. After some discussion they only knocked $30 off the total mileage overage charge. Given how poorly their cars are maintained I won't recommend using them despite their low cost unless you do a full inspection on their cars since if they're willing to rent you a car without inspecting something as important as brakes then you never know what else might go wrong with the car.

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2022

KAYAK
The worst experience, I arrived a few minutes after 12pm time of my reservation, because my flight was delayed, those people canceled me, they did not give me the car, the woman who attended me was rude, I had to rent somewhere else budged rent a car, on it airport, the man who attended me was super kind and helpful . I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND EUROPCAR, TOTAL SCAM.

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2022

KAYAK
The worst experience, I arrived a few minutes after 12pm time of my reservation, because my flight was delayed, those people canceled me, they did not give me the car, the woman who attended me was rude, I had to rent somewhere else went to budged rent a car, on it airport, the man who attended me was super kind and helpful . I WOULD NEVER RECOMMEND EUROPCAR, TOTAL SCAM.

1 out of 2

Budget

5.2

Fair

No reviews available

Cleanliness

5.2

Comfort

5.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.2

Value for money

4.8

One location in Cuenca

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Av Espana 10-85 Entre Sevilla

+593 2 382 2340

Monday06:30 - 20:30
Tuesday06:30 - 20:30
Wednesday06:30 - 20:30
Thursday06:30 - 20:30
Friday06:30 - 20:30
Saturday17:00 - 20:3007:00 - 11:30
Sunday07:30 - 12:0018:00 - 20:30

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Sixt

4.0

Mediocre

No reviews available

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

One location in Cuenca

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Av. España y Elia Liut

+593 99 206 5887

Monday07:00 - 11:30
Tuesday07:00 - 11:30
Wednesday07:00 - 11:30
Thursday07:00 - 11:30
Friday07:00 - 11:30
Saturday07:00 - 11:30
Sunday07:00 - 11:30

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Hertz

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Cuenca

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Espana Av At Elia Liut Corner

+593 7 408 4632

Monday07:00 - 11:30
Tuesday07:00 - 11:30
Wednesday07:00 - 11:30
Thursday07:00 - 11:30
Friday07:00 - 11:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Sunday10:00 - 20:00

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Goldcar Rental SP

3.5

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Cuenca

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Aeropuerto Mariscal La Mar, PB (Next to Information/Información)

+593 7 286 5748

Opening times not available

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Localiza

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

Best rated

2 locations in Cuenca

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Locations in Cuenca

Cuenca City Office

Opening times not available

Mariscal La Mar, Av, España

+593 2 600 0333

Monday07:00 - 11:30
Tuesday07:00 - 11:30
Wednesday07:00 - 11:30
Thursday07:00 - 11:30
Friday07:00 - 11:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Sunday10:00 - 20:00

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keddy by Europcar

6.3

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Cuenca

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Av. Espana 5-64 Y Barcelona

+593 7 286 0780

Monday06:30 - 20:30
Tuesday06:30 - 20:30
Wednesday06:30 - 20:30
Thursday06:30 - 20:30
Friday06:30 - 20:30
Saturday07:00 - 11:30
Sunday08:00 - 19:00

Cuenca Airport - Aeropuerto Mariscal La Mar

+593 7 286 5748

Monday06:30 - 20:30
Tuesday06:30 - 20:30
Wednesday06:30 - 20:30
Thursday06:30 - 20:30
Friday06:30 - 20:30
Saturday07:00 - 11:30
Sunday07:00 - 11:30

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Rhodium

5.9

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Cuenca

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Locations in Cuenca

Cuenca Airport. On-Airport. Aeropuerto Mariscal La Mar

+593 7 286 5748

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

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Fox

5.5

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Cuenca

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Goldcar, Aeropuerto Mariscal La Mar

Opening times not available

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Avis

No score available yet

2 locations in Cuenca

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Av Espana 10-87

+593 7 286 3902

Monday07:00 - 11:30
Tuesday07:00 - 11:30
Wednesday07:00 - 11:30
Thursday07:00 - 11:30
Friday07:00 - 11:30
Saturday08:00 - 19:00

Mariscal Lamar Apo

+593 7 286 3902

Monday07:00 - 11:30
Tuesday07:00 - 11:30
Wednesday07:00 - 11:30
Thursday07:00 - 11:30
Friday07:00 - 11:30
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

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2.0 Poor

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Low mileage limit, slow staff at rental counter. Car had no power.

1 out of 0

Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Cuenca

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Locations in Cuenca

Avenue Espana 5-64 Y Barcelona

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Mariscal la mar Airport

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Cuenca

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Locations in Cuenca

Aeropuerto Mariscal La Mar

+86 10 6064 1387

Opening times not available

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Thrifty

No score available yet

One location in Cuenca

Locations in Cuenca

Mariscal La Mar Airport

+593 7286 5748

Monday06:30 - 20:30
Tuesday06:30 - 20:30
Wednesday06:30 - 20:30
Thursday06:30 - 20:30
Friday06:30 - 20:30
Saturday07:00 - 11:30
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

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2.0 Poor

Nov. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

First of all it wasnt the vehicle that i rented, then the prices were ridiculously high. and manual transmission.... and 2 row seats. Never again.

4.0 Mediocre

Dec. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental was quick and easy

Cons:

When I had to leave a day and a half early, they would not refund last day of rental.

2.8 Poor

Dec. 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Price will be considerably higher than your rate quote when you reserve on line. Quoted $98 in Cuenca online reservation. Paid $239 there, only after arguing that the agent in Quito said he would guarantee a rate in Cuenca (hand written quote) of $200, including 1,000km, and upgrade. He said to have them call from Cuenca if there was any problem. She would not call. Insurance MUST be taken out according to the agents in both cities, which adds $20 per day. Front tires on car rented in Cuenca were almost bald. Made me nervous since we would be traveling windy roads up and down hills. WILL not rent with Thrify again!
6 travellers who rented a car in Cuenca gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.5

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Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a rental car in Cuenca

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