San Salvador car rentals

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San Salvador car rental information

Pick-up locationSan Salvador
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Pick-up truck, Premium SUV
Rental locations23
Airport locations6
Popular agenciesAlamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Hertz, Avis

Cheap car rentals in San Salvador

EconomyC$ 17/day
CompactC$ 22/day
IntermediateC$ 42/day
Full-sizeC$ 52/day
Pick-up truckC$ 57/day
Premium SUVC$ 82/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 56/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in San Salvador

  • Using cheap car rentals in San Salvador, you can visit various nearby cities, including Santa Tecla, Nuevo Cuscatlan, and Santo Tomas. Man of the San Salvador car rental companies allows travelers to drive their cars to the neighboring cities and states without any restrictions. The distance from San Salvador to Santa Tecla is 5.7 miles. In light traffic, it will take about 24min to connect the two cities. If you are traveling to Nuevo Cuscatlan from San Salvador, you will take about 20min in light traffic to cover the 8 miles journey. The 8.9 miles journey from San Salvador to Santo Tomas using a rental car takes about 16min.
  • It is important to have the knowledge of when certain events that cause notable disruption to traffic take place in the city when you are getting your cheap car rentals in San Salvador. The Holy Week, marked by an event known as Semana Santa, is one of those times of the year when the city receives a large number of people from all over the French-speaking world. During this time, most roads in the city experience heavy traffic jams, which makes your use of the San Salvador car rentals less effective. If possible, you can consider visiting San Salvador before or after this event takes.
  • You will be to pick up or return your rental car conveniently at San Salvador Monseñor Óscar Arnulfo Romero International Airport (SAL). All the major San Salvador car rentals, including Enterprise, Dollar, Budget, and Avis, have their offices at the airport. The presence of these car rental offices at the airport offers enhanced convenience to all the travelers arriving at the city via the airport. Although these rental car companies have offices in various locations in the city, the offices at the airport are highly rated, having a variety of car models.
  • 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.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in San Salvador for C$ 29 or less
  • Book your rental car in San Salvador at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in San Salvador are around 18% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in San Salvador are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

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San Salvador car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

7.2

Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.2

Value for money

7.0

3 locations in San Salvador

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from C$ 18/day

Locations in San Salvador

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
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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
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El Salvador Intl Airport

+503 2367 8000

Monday05:00 - 22:00
Tuesday05:00 - 22:00
Wednesday05:00 - 22:00
Thursday05:00 - 22:00
Friday05:00 - 22:00
Saturday05:00 - 22:00
Sunday05:00 - 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.

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

2.0 Poor

Apr. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

The day was supposed take the car they wasn’t even open bad service and irresponsible company!

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

N/A

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.

1 out of 5

Budget

6.3

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

7.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.7

Value for money

5.4

2 locations in San Salvador

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from C$ 28/day

Locations in San Salvador

Av Larevolucion,col San Benito

+503 2259 5403

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
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C El Mirador Y 85a Av Nte 648

+503 2259 5400

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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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.

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

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

FAKE ADVERTISEMENT!.

8.8 Very good

Jan. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Budget added an additional $15 per day insurance fee that was not stated in the reservation.

2.0 Poor

Dec. 2016

KAYAK

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

2.0 Poor

Nov. 2016

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

4.4

Mediocre

1 review

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

4 locations in San Salvador

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from C$ 23/day

Locations in San Salvador

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
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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
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El Salvador Intl Airport

+503 2367 8099

Monday05:00 - 22:00
Tuesday05:00 - 22:00
Wednesday05:00 - 22:00
Thursday05:00 - 22:00
Friday05:00 - 22:00
Saturday05:00 - 22:00
Sunday05:00 - 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
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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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 1

Avis

2.9

Cleanliness

3.4

Comfort

1.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.9

Value for money

2.4

One location in San Salvador

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from C$ 41/day

Locations in San Salvador

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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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

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 1

National

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

4 locations in San Salvador

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from C$ 26/day

Locations in San Salvador

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
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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
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El Salvador Intl Airport

+503 2367 8015

Monday05:00 - 22:00
Tuesday05:00 - 22:00
Wednesday05:00 - 22:00
Thursday05:00 - 22:00
Friday05:00 - 22:00
Saturday05:00 - 22:00
Sunday05:00 - 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
Sunday08:00 - 16:00
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2.0 Poor

Dec. 2019

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 1

Hertz

No score available yet

2 locations in San Salvador

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Locations in San Salvador

Apto. Internacional

+503 2339 8004

Monday06:30 - 19:00
Tuesday06:30 - 19:00
Wednesday06:30 - 19:00
Thursday06:30 - 19:00
Friday06:30 - 19:00
Saturday06:30 - 19:00
Sunday06:30 - 19:00
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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

2.0 Poor

Sep. 2016

KAYAK

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

1 out of 1

Sunnycars

No score available yet

3 locations in San Salvador

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Locations in San Salvador

Boulevard Del Hipodromo

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Calle La Mascota

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Esq. de la 91 Ave. Nte 9 Calle

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FlexWays

No score available yet

2 locations in San Salvador

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from C$ 73/day

Locations in San Salvador

Calle Los Eucaliptos 10

+54 9 11 5259 9877

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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El Salvador International Airport

+54 9 11 5259 9877

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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Dollar

No score available yet

One location in San Salvador

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Locations in San Salvador

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

No score available yet

One location in San Salvador

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Locations in San Salvador

Terminal de Salida de Pasajeros

+503 2339 9661

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38 travellers who rented a car in San Salvador gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.9

Car rental locations in or near San Salvador

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

C$ 47/day

Good deal

C$ 29/day

When to book a rental car in San Salvador

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