Car Rental at Managua Airport

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Managua Airport, Managua, Nicaragua
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Managua Airport
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$28.65 / per day
Managua Airport
Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$30.96 / per day
Managua Airport
Intermediate
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Flexways
$53.94 / per day
Managua Airport
Compact
Nissan Tiida or similar
Nissan Tiida
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$66.15 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Managua Airport
Full-size
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Budget
$102.54 / per day
Managua Airport
Standard SUV
Toyota Rush or similar
Toyota Rush
  • 7
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Flexways
$83.35 / per day
Managua Airport
Economy Elite SUV
Toyota Rush or similar
Toyota Rush
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$107.20 / per day
Managua Airport
Special SUV
Toyota Rush or similar
Toyota Rush
  • 7
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$124.62 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 13:42 on 2024-06-11. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Spanish, Creole
Currency
NIO
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+505
Average car rental price
$75 per day
Average car rental length
10 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 35 km/h or 19 - 22 mph
Speed limit out of town
60 - 90 km/h or 37 - 56 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
8.0 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.29 per liter or $4.88 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.19 per liter or $4.50 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.34 per liter or $5.07 / 1 gallon
Managua Airport

Airport Car Rental

Nicaragua is quickly becoming one of Central America’s most popular travel destinations - and so is its capital city, Managua. The city suffered heavily in an earthquake in 1972, but a number of notable colonial buildings survived or have been restored. Managua is reimagining itself as a hub of culture and innovation. Better yet, the capital serves as a jumping-off point to explore the rest of Nicaragua’s beautiful nature. Renting a car in Managua to explore Nicaragua’s many stunning lakes, volcanoes, beaches, and lush jungles is a must! Below are some of the most notable attractions in Managua, and throughout Nicaragua. For more ideas of the best things to see and do in the country,  see these Nicaragua itenerary.

  • Old Cathedral of Managua. Also known as the Catedral de Santiago, this beautiful church dates back to the early 20th century. It was actually designed and built in Belgium, then shipped over to Nicaragua! Now in ruins after suffering through two earthquakes, this beautiful Neoclassical cathedral is closed and awaiting renovation. While in Managua, make sure to visit this cathedral and snap a photo of its lovely façade.
  • Tiscapa Lagoon. A freshwater lagoon that has filled the crater of a now extinct volcano, Tiscapa is one of the most popular natural attractions in Greater Managua. The lagoon is part of the natural reserve of the same name and also has some landmarks related to Nicaragua’s turbulent political past. Tiscapa is northwest of the city center and the drive there takes about 15 minutes.
  • Granada. The most beautiful colonial city in Nicaragua, Granada is definitely worth a visit. While there, make sure to stroll the old town, explore the little islands on Lake Cocibolca (Central America’s largest lake), browse the local market, hike up the Masaya Volcano, learn about chocolate-making, and visit nearby Laguna de Apoyo. The drive from Managua to Granada takes about 1 hour.
  • León. The cultural capital of Nicaragua, León is one of the country’s most interesting destinations. Known for its impressive cathedral and other well-preserved architecture, the city also boasts such unique attractions as the Museum of the Revolution and the Museum of Myths and Legends. The city is surrounded by many volcanoes, including Cerro Negro. From the city, there are many tours that not only offer volcano climbing, but also volcano boarding. The drive from the capital to León takes about 2 hours.

Top international routes

  • Miami, United States
  • Houston, United States
  • Panama City, Panama
  • San Salvador, El Salvador
  • San Jose, Costa Rica
  • Atlanta, United States
  • Guatemala City, Guatemala
  • Mexico City, Mexico

Main airlines

Copa Airlines, Iberia, Avianca El Salvador, American Airlines, United Airlines, Delta Air Lines, Air Canada, and Aeromexico

Terminals

The single airport terminal is divided into a west wing (the international sector) and an east wing (the domestic sector).

Location

Managua Airport is about 11 km (6.8 mi) north of Managua. Motorway CA-1/Panamericana and Calle Francisco are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $54 per day
  • Medium cars - from $46 per day
  • Small cars - from $29 per day
  • SUVs - from $83 per day

Car rental desks

Some are located inside the airport terminal. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

You’ll find a few snack bars, coffee shops, and small restaurants serving local Nicaraguan cuisine, as well as a few shops, including duty-free outlets. There are also ATMs, two bank offices, a currency exchange, a lounge, a lost and found office at the airport’s information center, and a first aid station. Unfortunately, no luggage storage services are available. Passengers with reduced mobility are advised to contact their airlines in advance to request assistance at the airport.

Nearest gas station

Gasolinera Uno is located on Carretera Norte, which is a part of the Pan-American Highway, and can be reached in about three minutes. It will be on your right when leaving the airport and driving towards the city. There are many other gas stations near Managua Airport and on the way to Managua.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Granada (50 km / 31 mi)
  • San José (431 km / 268 mi)
  • Rivas (112 km / 69 mi)
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Airport info

Rating
5.8
  • Getting to the airport 6.6
  • Check-in and departures 7.3
  • Terminal facilities 5.7
  • Wi-Fi 4.7
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.3
  • Lounge 5.3

Managua Airport (MGA)

  • IATA: MGA
  • ICAO: MNMG
  • Name: Managua Airport (MGA)
  • Distance from city: 6.8 miles / 11 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Managua Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Managua 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 Managua Airport
$64.31
January
$35.84
February
$65.56
March
$43.01
April
$51.02
May
$74.57
June
$65.25
July
$66.33
August
$63.22
September
$49.14
October
$53.88
November
$91.80
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Managua Airport is February — when rental costs average $35.84 per day. This is 41% cheaper than the yearly average and 61% cheaper than renting a car in December (when prices average $91.80 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 Managua Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in July the average rental period is 17 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average number of rental days at Managua Airport
14
January
11
February
7
March
8
April
9
May
9
June
17
July
7
August
11
September
4
October
15
November
10
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Managua Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Managua Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Managua Airport in February, while they are least likely to rent in in September.
Monthly searches at Managua Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
119%
January
465%
February
57%
March
119%
April
57%
May
38%
June
75%
July
75%
August
31%
September
31%
October
69%
November
63%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Ace Rent a car, Alamo, Avis, Enterprise, Flexways
Popular car categories Small cars, Large cars, Medium cars, SUVs
Lowest price $29 per day
Cheapest supplier Alamo

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Ace Rent a car Nissan Versa 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Suzuki Swift 4 2 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Toyota Land Cruiser Prado 4 4 SUVs
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Alamo Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Volkswagen Passat 4 2 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Toyota Hilux 4 3 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Chevrolet Spark 3 2 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Suzuki Jimny 5 2 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Nissan Kicks 5 2 SUVs

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Swift
January 31, 2023
Not set up for tourists and terrible roads had to be very careful driving,would not recommend
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Enterprise
7.8 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
SIXT
7.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
3
Total rental companies
8
Average daily price
$74.68
Lowest daily price
$28.65
Total cars available
78

Top 8 Suppliers at Managua Airport in 2024

Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.8 / 6 reviews
22333718
MANAGUA INTL AIRPORT,
$29 - $135
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.8 / 1 review
22333718
MANAGUA INTL AIRPORT
$31 - $149
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7 / 4 reviews
+50522333013
Intl Airport Managua
$66 - $107
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:00
Tue:00:00-23:00
Wed:00:00-23:00
Thu:00:00-23:00
Fri:00:00-23:00
Sat:00:00-23:00
Sun:00:00-23:00
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7
50522631222
Augusto C Sandino Intl Airport
$103 - $135
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Flexways
Flexways
Good 7.7
+541152630917 / +5491152599877
Aeropuerto Augusto C. Sandino, Managua
$40 - $106
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7
50522331237
Augusto C Sandino Ap
Working hours
Mon:05:00-21:00
Tue:05:00-21:00
Wed:05:00-21:00
Thu:05:00-21:00
Fri:05:00-21:00
Sat:05:00-21:00
Sun:05:00-21:00
National
National
Good 7.7
22333718
MANAGUA INTL AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
SIXT
Good 7.6 / 14 reviews
+50522493644
Carretera Norte
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
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