David car rentals

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David car rental information

Pick-up locationDavid
Car types
Rental locations20
Airport locations13

Cheap car rentals in David

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in David

  • You should consider renting a vehicle from one of the car rentals in David if you are planning to take an extensive tour of the town. This is because, moving from one attraction to another with a rental car is relatively more convenient and comfortable than using public transport. Also, you can decide to take road trips to towns neighboring David, such as Quiteno, Bagala, Alanje, Mata del Nance, and Los Algarrobos. Reaching these towns with a rental car will be faster than boarding a bus, which is likely to make many stops along the way.
  • Flights to David are received at Enrique Malek Airport (DAV). Several car rentals in David have locations at this airport, which saves you the hassle of finding a car once you land. Agencies for rentals, such as Budget, Alamo, Avis, Thrifty, Sixt, Dollar, and National, are conveniently located at the airport terminal. Although the counters for the David car rental agencies are in different locations, you will not need a shuttle to access them.
  • Driving around David is quite easy, as the major roads are properly maintained and free of potholes. However, you should be alert when driving on the mountainous stretches of road between David and Almirante, as it can be dangerous when going around bends. Also, be on the lookout for pedestrians, as it is not uncommon for them to cross the road without a proper assessment.
  • Like many big cities, traffic in David may be tight during rush hour, which is typically when people are traveling to and from work. The first wave of traffic occurs in the early morning between 6:00 am and 9:00 pm, and the second wave in the evening between 4:00 pm and 7:00 pm. The first wave affects roads heading into the CBD, while the second wave mostly affects roads that head into the neighborhoods.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in David for C$ 12 or less
  • Book your rental car in David at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in David are around 88% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in David

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in David?

    On average a rental car in David costs C$ 19 per day.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in David?

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

  • How much is gas price in David?

    The average gas price in David is C$ 5.03 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 60 and C$ 80, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in David?

    Standard (Toyota Corolla or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in David.

  • Which car rental companies are at Enrique Malek airport (DAV)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Enrique Malek airport include Dollar, Avis, Budget, Firefly, MEXRENTACAR, Ace and National.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Enrique Malek airport (DAV)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Enrique Malek airport to off-airport locations include Dollar, Avis, Budget, MEXRENTACAR and National.

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

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in David?

    A Standard car rental in David costs C$ 12 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in David?

    In David, cars are most frequently rented at Avis Enrique Malek Airport-David (4 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in David?

    On average a rental car in David costs C$ 140 per week (C$ 20 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in David?

    On average a rental car in David costs C$ 600 per month (C$ 20 per day).

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

    Car rentals in David provide a selection of rentals to suit your traveling needs. There are economy rentals, compact rentals, full-size rentals, intermediate SUVs, premium SUVs, standard SUVs, and Luxury SUVs. If you are traveling alone, an economy rental would be perfect for you. A Compact or Intermediate rental will suit you if you want to travel with family or friends on a budget. To travel to off-road destinations, an SUV would serve you best.

  • What’s the speed limit in David?

    The speed limit on roads in David depends on the location and the condition of the road. Within the city, you can drive at a speed of up to 25 mph. You can pump the speed up to 62 mph on the highways. In residential areas, school zones, and construction sites, the maximum speed you can drive your car is 19 mph because of the risks involved. You may be required to drive below the speed limit depending on the weather and the road condition, so look out for speed signs to avoid getting in trouble with the authorities.

  • What are the best places to park in David?

    If you rent a car from one of the car rentals in David, you don’t have to worry about where to park your car, as there are guarded parking lots in most places around the city. Metered parking lots are the most secure against vandalism and theft. If you can't find a metered lot, opt for street parking lots, which are available on many streets in David. Look for signs indicating the regulations and restrictions of parking in these lots to avoid paying fines or getting in trouble with local authorities. Shopping centers and hotels also offer parking for their customers.

David car rental reviews and directory

National

8.4

Very good

3 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in David

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Locations in David

Aeropuerto Enrique Malek

+507 275 7222

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

Avenida 3ra Oeste Y Cl Sur

+507 275 7222

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
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6.0 Okay

Jun. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

My car ran

Cons:

Let travelers know ahead of time about insurance fees

1 out of 1

Avis

8.0

Very good

1 review
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

7.0

2 locations in David

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Avenida Red Gray

+507 730 5926

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

Enrique Malek Airport-David

+507 721 0844

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Sunday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00

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6.0 Okay

Apr. 2023

KAYAK
Be aware of waiting time. Could take a lot longer than in the States. They still have old printers and computers.

1 out of 1

Alamo

7.6

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.8

Value for money

7.2

2 locations in David

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Aeropuerto Enrique Malek

+507 236 5777

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

Avenida 3ra Oeste Y Cl Sur

+507 236 5777

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
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2.0 Poor

Mar. 2023

KAYAK
When I went to pick up the car they wanted twice the price quoted on Kayak. Something to do with Insurance which I rejected. They insisted there was no choice for me...Panamian law. This should be quoted in the total price by Kayak. Very misleading. I had to pay a $1050 bond, taken from my credit card. Worst of all, when I returned the car, they deducted the rental cost from the bond and promised to refund the rest within 5 days. Instead they charged the amount to my credit card as a debit, not as a credit. I am still fighting for the refund some $US860. Never again.

1 out of 1

Budget

7.2

Cleanliness

7.7

Comfort

7.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.4

Value for money

6.9

2 locations in David

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Miguel A Brenes Avenue

+507 775 5597

Monday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 17:00
Friday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Saturday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00
Sunday13:00 - 17:0008:00 - 17:00

Red Grey Avenue

+507 721 0845

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Oct. 2023

KAYAK
It was excellent! Smooth process.

10.0 Wonderful

Aug. 2023

KAYAK
The vehicle we reserved was a practically new model SUV that met our expectations. Proximity to the airport and helpful staff made the pickup and drop off a pleasant experience.

6.0 Okay

Mar. 2023

KAYAK
When I rented the car online I paid for insurance and I had the understanding that it was to cover full coverage. When I arrived at the David Panamá airport I was told that it only covers the rental car not the other car and that was very disappointed since I had to pay an additional $115.00 dollars. I ended up paying more for insurance than the rental car. I would like to know where on the website does it state that the insurance bought was only to cover the car that was being rented, not the other car if you where in an accident? Thank you!

1 out of 1

Dollar

6.4

Most popular

Cleanliness

6.7

Comfort

6.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

4.7

One location in David

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Enrique Malek Ap

+507 721 1103

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

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5.2 Fair

Oct. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

I was shocked and pleased at the initial low price of the rental. They get you on insurance. Obligatory insurance is over$17 per day and if you want any insurance to cover any damage to the car, the cost is an additional $18 per day.

1 out of 1

Thrifty

5.5

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

5.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.0

2 locations in David

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Avenida F Sur

+507 204 9595

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

David Ap

+507 721 2477

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

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2.0 Poor

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

After a 20 min line they just said to me that my reservation was automatically canceled because im local(panamanian) and online reservations are only for tourists. I had to looked for others car rental companies and thanks to Alamo Rent a car they save my weekend. So stupid to said or to even have a policy (that no one knows about it) that affects local people.

2.0 Poor

Dec. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

They don't accept payment online for a company group.

Cons:

Everything we can do even the payment.

6.4 Okay

Oct. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy access

Cons:

The forced Insurance by the person at the counter. I already had Insurance that covers myself and everything I drive in the world.

7.2 Good

Sep. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Not sure if that is the right description but there are no prices available as advertised on kayak, not even close.

Cons:

See abive

1 out of 2

Hertz

5.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

5.0

2 locations in David

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Calle F Sur

+507 321 8311

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

David City Airport

+507 721 3345

Monday06:30 - 20:00
Tuesday06:30 - 20:00
Wednesday06:30 - 20:00
Thursday06:30 - 20:00
Friday06:30 - 20:00
Saturday06:30 - 20:00
Sunday06:30 - 20:00

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2.0 Poor

Feb. 2022

KAYAK
Hidden fees! The insurance was much more than any other country ($37 per day) and even though my quote said nothing about a one way fee it was.mandatory and $190. A total rip off!!!

1 out of 1

Ace

5.1

Fair

No reviews available

One location in David

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Pedregal David

+507 778 0200

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

3.3

Poor

No reviews available

One location in David

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Avenida 3ra Oeste Y Cl Sur

+507 275 7199

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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Firefly

3.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in David

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Enrique Malek Airport

+507 260 0000

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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MEXRENTACAR

4.4

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in David

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Locations in David

David International Airport

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FlexWays

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Enrique Malek International Airport

+54 9 11 5259 9877

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
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Thursday00:00 - 00:00
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Sixt

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One location in David

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Mayor Patricio Janson 001

+507 721 0049

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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2.0 Poor

Jan. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

the price i got online was totalaly different when i arrived the pice was three times more . Rip off.

6.4 Okay

Sep. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Car ran well. Employees were friendly.

Cons:

I chose not to take CDW. I put a small scrape on rear bumper of this car that has 80,000 km on it and numerous dents and scrapes that have never been and will never be repaired. The "repair" charge will be $293, which I will forward to my credit card company. If the car had been new or nearly so, or if Sixt really intended to make a repair, I wouldn't mind the charge, but I see it more as a penalty for not accepting their high CDW charge. I'll probably rent from other companies in the future, even though they may have acted the same in this case. Bye bye Sixt!

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

nothing

Cons:

Price quoted on web site was one price and price at counter was many times higher. Nothing on web site said that there was a very expensive insurance and it was required, even though our credit card says we can decline this insurance. Also they wanted a 5000 dollar deposit hold on our credit card. they are also very hard to find. separate from other rentals and poorly signed. We canceled our reservation.

Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in David

Locations in David

Enrique Malek Airport

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19 travellers who rented a car in David gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.5

Car rental locations in or near David

Good to know

Most popular agency

Dollar

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

C$ 19/day

Good deal

C$ 14/day

When to book a rental car in David

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