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Car Rental in Puerto Rico

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Aguadilla Airport Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai Brio or similar
Hyundai Brio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$42.79 per day
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Aguadilla Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$51.75 per day
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San Juan Luis Munoz Airport Car Rental
Standard
Dodge Ram 1500 or similar
Dodge Ram 1500
  • 2
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$90.33 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$114.42 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Nissan Note or similar
Nissan Note
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$119.22 / per day
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San Juan Luis Munoz Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$122.29 / per day
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San Juan Luis Munoz Airport Car Rental
Premium
Chevrolet Camaro or similar
Chevrolet Camaro
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
SIXT
$127.43 / per day
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San Juan Luis Munoz Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$127.61 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 08:43 on 2021-12-04. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish,
English
Currency
USD
Country code
+1 787, +1 939
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Rating
9.2

Why rent a car in Puerto Rico?

A typically idyllic Caribbean destination, Puerto Rico is famous for its scenic beaches, surfing, and nightlife. A territory belonging to the United States, the island also boasts a long and interesting history, delicious cuisine, and an underexplored, but beautiful, mountainous interior. Getting a rental car is the surest way to explore everything that this magnificent place has to offer.

Puerto Rico Car Rental

Top ways to enter Puerto Rico

  • San Juan Airport: Also known as Luis Muñoz Marín Airport and Isle Verde Airport, it is the main port of entry for most visitors of Puerto Rico. The airport hosts tens of flights to destinations in the United States, the Caribbean, and the rest of the Americas. Located on the northeastern coast of the island, the airport is only about a ten-minute drive from San Juan. 
  • Aguadilla Airport: Also known as Aguadilla-Rafael Hernandez, the other, much smaller international airport of Puerto Rico has flights to and from a number of destinations in the U.S., including New York City and Orlando, as well as the neighboring island country of the Dominican Republic. 
  • By boat: There is a commercial ferry service between Mayagüez on the western coast of Puerto Rico and Santo Domingo, the capital of the Dominican Republic. Rental cars are not permitted on the boat, but you can pick one up after arriving in Puerto Rico. 

Top cities and places to visit

  • San Juan. The largest and oldest city in Puerto Rico, San Juan is naturally one of the island’s main attractions. An old maritime hub, the city has well-preserved colonial architecture, as well as many of Puerto Rico’s most interesting museums and historic sites, including famous Spanish forts. Many of the island’s most popular beaches are also near the capital.
  • Aguadilla. Puerto Rico is all about the beach and one of the best places to enjoy it is the western Porta del Sol region. Its main settlement, Aguadilla, is a surfing and diving paradise with opportunities for everyone from beginners to pros. The drive from San Juan along the island’s northern coast takes only two hours, so Aguadilla can even be visited on a day trip from the capital.
  • Ponce. The second-largest city in Puerto Rico, Ponce is a really interesting place to visit. The city is known for its unique architecture, including the Parque de Bombas fire station, Guadeloupe Cathedral, and Wiechers-Villaronga mansion. The city is also not short on cultural attractions like the Museum of Puerto Rican Museum, Ponce Art Museum, and the Indigenous Ceremonial Center. Located just a short trip away is the eerie, but fascinating Caja de Muertos (Deadman’s Chest or Coffin Island) with its abandoned lighthouse, snorkeling spots, and hiking trails (though you cannot bring a rental car, you can drop it off at the port and pick it up after returning).

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Puerto Rico is the Nissan Sentra; many travelers also go for the Nissan Versa and the Hyundai Accent. The most popular rental car types are intermediate, compact, and economy. 

Driver license requirements

  • Puerto Rico generally recognizes all foreign licenses printed in the Latin alphabet, provided that you are a tourist who stays for less than three months. If you are staying in Puerto Rico longer or reside there permanently, you need to acquire a local driver’s license.
  • If your driver’s license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (e.g., Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP).
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car providers charge a young driver fee for drivers under the age of 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and car category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

Puerto Rico is an island and therefore has no land borders. The most convenient way to arrive on the island is by flying. You may also take the aforementioned ferry from the Dominican Republic, but it doesn’t permit bringing a vehicle along. If you plan to take the ferry, check to see if you need a visa to enter either the Dominican Republic or the US territory of Puerto Rico (the entrance requirements for  Puerto Rico are the same as that of the rest of the US).

Most popular types of rental car

  • El Yunque National Forest. One of the finest natural attractions on the island, El Yunque is situated near the island’s northeastern coast. Much of the rainforest can be explored by car, making it one of the nicest drives in the country. The forest is home to a variety of flora and fauna, as well as a unique art gallery known for its organic paintings.
  • Guánica State Forest. Another biosphere reserve, Guánica is at the other end Puerto Rico, located near the island’s southwestern point. A dry forest, it also looks and feels very different from the lushness of El Yunque and is home to many species of birds that cannot be found anywhere else on the island. The forest is roughly between the cities of Mayaguez and Ponce; the trip from San Juan takes two hours.

Top driving routes

There are several good methods to find a cheaper rental car:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Puerto Rico is the cheapest in November when renting a car is about 73% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 90% cheaper than renting a car in July.

Car Rental Prices

  • Large cars - from $74 per day
  • Medium cars - from $58 per day
  • Vans - from $131 per day
  • Small cars - from $54 per day
  • SUVs - from $89 per day

Top 2 Most Popular Cities in Puerto Rico

  1. Car Rental in San Juan from $90.33 per day
  2. Car Rental in Aguadilla from $41.07 per day

Top 2 Most Popular Locations in Puerto Rico

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Puerto Rico?

The cost of renting a car in Puerto Rico depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Puerto Rico
$46.39
January
$40.85
February
$54.22
March
$40.96
April
$74.67
May
$74.22
June
$149.91
July
$82.59
August
$30.16
September
$25.65
October
$14.70
November
$17.03
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Puerto Rico is November — prices start from $14.70 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 73% cheaper than the yearly average and 90% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $149.91 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Puerto Rico?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in September — an average of 9 days. The shortest are in December — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Puerto Rico
6
January
6
February
6
March
7
April
8
May
7
June
7
July
7
August
9
September
6
October
6
November
4
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Puerto Rico?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Puerto Rico. The most popular month is March, while the least popular is August.
Popularity of Car Rental in Puerto Rico by Monthly Searches
6%
January
455%
February
602%
March
5%
April
7%
May
6%
June
6%
July
4%
August
5%
September
8%
October
47%
November
49%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Small cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Nissan Versa 4 2 Medium cars
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Hyundai Tucson 4 4 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Nissan Sentra 4 1 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Hyundai Accent 4 1 Medium cars
SIXT Kia Rio 4 2 Medium cars
NUCarrentals Hyundai Accent 4 2 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Nissan Rogue 2 4 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Ford Explorer 4 4 SUVs
Routes Car & Truck Rentals Jeep Wrangler 4 4 Large cars

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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Accent
January 8, 2019
Beautiful and fun. Had a great time

Top 12 Suppliers in Puerto Rico in 2021

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
8337631736
LUIS MUNOZ MARIN INTL AIRPORT, SALVADOR CARO AVE
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
8337631735
LUIS MUNOZ MARIN INTL AIRPORT, SALVADOR CARO AVE
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+17877911991
2220 Calle Celestial,Carolina, 00979
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+17877102777
10 Av. Laguna, Carolina, 00979
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:30
Tue:08:00-18:30
Wed:08:00-18:30
Thu:08:00-18:30
Fri:08:00-18:30
Sat:08:00-18:30
Sun:08:30-18:30
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
7872535926
Avendia Salvador Caro
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
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
7872530796
Luis Munoz Marin Intl Airport
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
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
7877915500
10030 Marginal Los Angeles
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
7872532525
10030 Marginal Los Angeles
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
7877910600
Avendia Salvador Caro Local Avis Emi 02/10 1St Lvl
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
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Excellent 8.5
+17877267350
10200 calle celestial marginal Los Angeles Carolina PR 00979
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
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
7877282419 / 7877272320
6050 Isla Verde Avenue
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
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7
+17877915900 / +18883993888
2352 Marginal Los Angeles, Carolina, 00979, Puerto Rico
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:00
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