Car Rental at El Alto International Airport

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El Alto International Airport, La Paz, Bolivia
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

El Alto International Airport
Mini
Suzuki Alto or similar
Suzuki Alto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$124.32 / per day
El Alto International Airport
Intermediate
Hyundai Accent or similar
Hyundai Accent
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$152.45 / per day
El Alto International Airport
Compact
VW Gol or similar
VW Gol
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$174.81 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

El Alto International Airport
Economy SUV
Suzuki Jimny or similar
Suzuki Jimny
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$180.57 / per day
El Alto International Airport
Compact Elite
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$181.96 / per day
El Alto International Airport
Intermediate Elite SUV
Suzuki Grand Vitara or similar
Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$211.00 / per day
El Alto International Airport
Premium Van
Suzuki APV Van or similar
Suzuki APV Van
  • 8
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$246.97 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 09:19 on 2024-06-07. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Spanish, Quechua, Aymara, German
Currency
BOB
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+591
Average car rental price
$176 per day
Speed limit within town
10 - 40 km/h or 6 - 25 mph
Speed limit out of town
70 - 80 km/h or 43 - 50 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
El Alto International Airport

Airport Car Rental

Located at an altitude of over 4,000 meters (13,000 feet), the co-capital of La Paz is one of the most elevated major cities on the planet. More importantly, it’s also a fascinating place to visit that combines indigenous and colonial influences and provides easy access to the Andes and the nearby Lake Titicaca. Here are three places to visit during your trip:

  • The Witches’ Market. Although nowadays more popular among foreign visitors than locals and therefore quite touristy, the Witches’ Market is nonetheless a good place to get some insight into local traditions and folklore. Some objects being sold are indeed prescribed magical properties – think dried frogs and talismans – while others have less of a shock value, but are still interesting, such as native musical instruments.
  • National Ethnographic and Folk Museum. Bolivia is home to a wide variety of cultures – the country has no fewer than 36 official languages (the two most popular, Quechua and Aymara, are also dominating in La Paz). The best place to learn about this cultural and ethnographic diversity is MUSEF, one of the most interesting museums in the country. If you know Spanish, take a look at its official website to learn more — the museum itself is fascinating to visit regardless of your language skills.
  • Andean Textile Museum. The Andean textiles are world famous, and their tradition dates back to at least the days of the Inca Empire when unique types of weaving were used as a sort of writing for communication and tax purposes. Nowadays, many of these historic garments can be seen in this museum, and there are also exhibitions of works by contemporary Bolivian textile artists; some of these creations are for sale.

Top international routes

  • Lima
  • Bogota
  • Buenos Aires
  • Santiago
  • Cusco
  • Guayaquil

Main airlines

Top domestic routes: Sucre, Uyuni, Santa Cruz, Cobija, Trinidad, Cochabamba

Top arilines: Boliviana de Aviación, TAM – Transporte Aéreo Militar, Amaszonas, EcoJet, Peruvian Airlines, and Avianca Ecuador

Terminals

The single airport terminal, divided into international and domestic areas, serves all departures and arrivals.

Arriving at La Paz International Airport

Before booking your tickets to La Paz, Bolivia, check the visa requirements for your country. While most European citizens can enter Bolivia without a visa, all American citizens are required to have a visa to enter the country.

You can get a Bolivian visa at the Bolivian consulate in the United States before your trip, or at the airport on arrival. The Bolivian visa costs $160 USD and has to be paid in cash. It allows holders to stay in the country for up to 90 days per year

Location

La Paz Airport is in the city of El Alto, a suburb of La Paz, and about 8 km (13 mi) west of the city. Av. 6 de Marzo/Route 1, Autopista Héroes de la Guerra del Chaco/Route 3, Ingreso Calle Potosí, Av. Saavedra, and Calle Paraguay are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $152 per day
  • Medium cars - from $175 per day
  • Vans - from $247 per day
  • Small cars - from $124 per day
  • SUVs - from $181 per day

Car rental desks

Most are outside the arrivals hall. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

You’ll find coffee shops, restaurants serving both international and Bolivian cuisine, as well as a convenience store, a newsstand, a gift shop selling local crafts, and duty-free outlets that are in the international pre-boarding area. There are also ATMs, a currency exchange in the international arrivals area, a first aid center, a pharmacy, pay sleeping cabins, power outlets for mobile device charging, and travel agencies. Unfortunately, the luggage storage service was closed in 2018. Most facilities at the airport are equipped for travelers with reduced mobility. Special help is also available, but you should contact your airline in advance if you’d like assistance, or ask at your airline’s desk at the airport if you’d like a wheelchair.

Nearest gas station

ES San Pablo Villa Bolivar gas station on Avenida Julio Cesar Valdez, near the intersection with Route 1, can be reached in about ten minutes. There are other gas stations near La Paz Airport and on the way to the city.

If you plan to explore areas around La Paz, Bolivia, always keep your gas tank full, and carry plenty of water, as remote areas in the mountains have no gas stations or convenience stores.

La Paz is one of the highest cities in the world, located at an altitude of more than 12,000 feet above sea level. Take a few days to get used to the altitude before continuing your adventures in the country.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Santa Cruz de la Sierra (848 km / 527 mi)
  • Cochabamba (374 km / 232 mi)
  • Cusco (638 km / 396 mi)
  • Iquique (693 km / 430 mi)
  • Lima (1,497 km / 930 mi)
  • Antofagasta (1,103 km / 685 mi)
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Airport info

Rating
5.6
  • Getting to the airport 6.2
  • Check-in and departures 6.6
  • Terminal facilities 5.6
  • Wi-Fi 4.8
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.3
  • Lounge 5.3

El Alto International Airport (LPB)

  • IATA: LPB
  • ICAO: SLLP
  • Name: El Alto International Airport (LPB)

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at El Alto International Airport?

The cost of renting a car at El Alto International Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at El Alto International Airport
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February
March
April
May
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September
October
$152.85
November
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at El Alto International Airport is November — when rental costs average $152.85 per day. This is < 1% cheaper than the yearly average and < 1% cheaper than renting a car in November (when prices average $152.85 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at El Alto International Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in November the average rental period is 3 days, while in November, the average rental period is only 3 days.
Average number of rental days at El Alto International Airport
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
3
November
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at El Alto International Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at El Alto International Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at El Alto International Airport in November, while they are least likely to rent in in November.
Monthly searches at El Alto International Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
100%
November
December

Car Rental Information

Lowest price $124 per day
Cheapest supplier Europcar

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Hertz
7.7 / 10
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Lowest rated company
SAAV Rent a Car
6.9 / 10
Total rental companies
4
Average daily price
$175.99
Lowest daily price
$124.32
Total cars available
21

Top 4 Suppliers at El Alto International Airport in 2024

Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.7 / 1 review
+59122821817
El Alto International Airport, Huascar 204, El Alto
$124 - $384
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:30; 14:30-19:00
Tue:08:30-12:30; 14:30-19:00
Wed:08:30-12:30; 14:30-19:00
Thu:08:30-12:30; 14:30-19:00
Fri:08:30-12:30; 14:30-19:00
Sat:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7
59178981982
Aeropuerto El Alto
Working hours
Mon:08:30-19:00
Tue:08:30-19:00
Wed:08:30-19:00
Thu:08:30-19:00
Fri:08:30-19:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Sun:09:00-13:00
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.7
+59122821817
Heroes Km7 Office Outside Int Arrivals
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:30; 14:30-19:00
Tue:08:30-12:30; 14:30-19:00
Wed:08:30-12:30; 14:30-19:00
Thu:08:30-12:30; 14:30-19:00
Fri:08:30-12:30; 14:30-19:00
Sat:09:00-13:00; 14:00-18:00
SAAV Rent a Car
SAAV Rent a Car
Satisfactory 6.9 / 6 reviews
+59170567635
Heroes Km. 7, El Alto, Bolivia
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:10:00-12:30
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