Salvador car rentals

Salvador car rentals

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Salvador car rental information

Pick-up location Salvador
Rental locations 48
Airport locations 21

Reviews and directory for self drive car rentals in Salvador

Rated no. 1
Alamo
alamo
Best rated
5.8 Okay (2 reviews)
3 locations in Salvador
Alamo
Locations in Salvador
Av Amaralina 813 Amaralina
+55 713 240 4900
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Av Tancredo Neves, 148
+55 713 450 1122
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Travessa Santos Dumont, 431
+55 713 365 4174
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Recent reviews
3.6 Mediocre
26 Mar 2017
Rip Off
Pros: Easy to get the car.
Cons: They carged us a empty tank, with no reason. We broke a key, which was already in poor condition and they charged us 1200 Reais (380 USD). Never again, be carefull with Alamo(Unidas Car rental Salvador)
8.0 Excellent
23 Dec 2018
Differences in offer an at pick-up
Pros: The staff was extremely friendly at pick-up and drop-off.
Cons: The offer listed a car with automatic transmission. The one made available to us had a manual transmission. While there were no issues with driving the car itself, I feel as a customer it is simply not fair to charge the original amount and deliver a diferent product. I hope this is passed on forward. Thank you.
Rated no. 2
Avis
avis
5.6 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Salvador
Avis
Locations in Salvador
Praca Gago Coutinho
+55 713 251 1024
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Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
31 Jan 2017
AVIS - Salvador
Pros: Decent value for money. Cheap quality car -- a Fiat Mobi. The most uncomfortable driver's seat I've sat in, in years. You get what you pay for!
Cons: The pick-up location is listed as the airport, whereas in fact, it is a few km away. While there is a shuttle bus, this isn't indicated in the instructions. The paperwork and procedures took about an hour to complete. Not particularly efficient, although staff were friendly.
Rated no. 3
Budget
budget
4.0 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Salvador
Budget
Locations in Salvador
Luis Eduardo Magalhaes Apo
+55 713 251 1024
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Recent reviews
6.0 Good
13 Mar 2017
Insurance not accepted, too much bureaucracy, car
Pros: The car was good and clean and what we expected.
Cons: Our insurance was not accepted and we had to pay for another one!!! It took ages until we got the car and also to drop it off. Lots of different forms to fill out and our passport and driver license was copied several times for no reason. We were filling out forms for at least 45 minutes...
2.0 Mediocre
26 Aug 2017
Pros: NOTHING! I WAS SCAMMED BY BUDGET AND KAYAK
Cons: When I reserved the car, I also purchased Car Insurance through the web-site. When I picked up the car I was informed that I either had to purchase insurance for the car or the y would need to place a 12,000 Reais hold for me to take the car (about $4,000). I showed the agent that I had already purchased insurance and was told that that insurance was not valid. My credit card apprioved the rental, but declined the extra 12,000 Reais. I tried to contact them with my cell phone, but the callls would not go through. I asked the agent to place the call (it is a collect call) but was told they were unable to place international calls. After about 20-30 minutes discussion, as "an accomodation to me and with the approval of the supervisor, they would release the car if I purchased the minimum insurance and still be liable for approximately $4000.00." I purchased the insurance as the hotel was about 55 kilometers away and only used the car for the trip back and forth to the hotel. The rest of the time, the car remained parked on the hotel property for the entire week. as I was afraid to use the car to explore the area.
Hertz
hertz
4 locations in Salvador
Hertz
Locations in Salvador
Av Tancredo Neves 1632 Lj 6/26
+55 713 114 5100
Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Avenida Oceanica 3057
+55 713 173 9292
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Hall Aeroporto De Salvador
+55 713 377 4227
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Vasco Da Gama, Ave 828 Loja 8
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Localiza
localiza
4 locations in Salvador
Localiza
Locations in Salvador
4362, Avenida Antonio Carlos Magalhaes
Av Tancredo Neves 1632 Lj 6/26
Avenida Oceânica, 3057 I
+55 713 173 9292
Hall Aeroporto Salvador S/N
Sunnycars
sunnycars
4 locations in Salvador
Sunnycars
Locations in Salvador
Avenida Amaralina 813
Gerino de Sousa Filho St. 161
Vasco da Gama Ave 828
praca Gago Couthinho
Unidas
unidas
4 locations in Salvador
Unidas
Locations in Salvador
07, Santo Amaro de Ipitanga road
7132041175
Av Tancredo Neves, 148
Av. Amaralina, 813
+55 713 240 4900
Avenida Octavio Mangabeira 961
National
national
3 locations in Salvador
National
Locations in Salvador
Av Amaralina 813 Amaralina
+55 713 240 4900
Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Av Tancredo Neves, 148
+55 713 450 1122
Monday09:00 - 22:00
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Wednesday09:00 - 22:00
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Travessa Santos Dumont, 431
+55 713 365 4174
Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Europcar
europcar
2 locations in Salvador
Europcar
Locations in Salvador
1a TRAVESSA SANTOS DUMONT, 431
+55 713 252 7175
Call +55(71)988173611 To Shuttle
+55 713 252 7175
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Salvador
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Salvador
Avenida Acm 3213 Lj 04- Edf. Golden Plaza
Meet & Greet At Information Center- L.E. Mahgalhaes - Salvador
Locarx Rent a Car
locarx
2 locations in Salvador
Locarx Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
Aeroporto SSA
+55 713 018 7120
Av. Oceânica, 2400, Loja 21
+55 713 332 1980
MOVIDA
movida
2 locations in Salvador
MOVIDA
Locations in Salvador
Avenida Manoel Dias da Silva 1375
Praça Gago Coutinho
+55 713 204 1693
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Scala Rent a Car
scala
2 locations in Salvador
Scala Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
Aeroporto
+55 713 358 5510
Avenida ACM, 846
+55 713 358 5510
Sixt
sixtrentacar
2 locations in Salvador
Sixt
Locations in Salvador
Av Manoel Dias da Silva, 1375
+55 112 377 8686
Av Santos Dumond, 1156
+55 112 377 8686
Yes Rent A Car
yesrentacar
2 locations in Salvador
Yes Rent A Car
Locations in Salvador
Aeroporto
+55 713 022 1400
Rua Fonte do Boi, 176
+55 713 022 1400
AutoEurope
autoeurope
1 location in Salvador
AutoEurope
Locations in Salvador
Unidas Desk In Arrival Hall
BR Way Rent a Car
brway
1 location in Salvador
BR Way Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
Alameda Praia de Camboriú, 172
Economy Rent a Car
economy
1 location in Salvador
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
Salvador Bahia International Airport
+55 713 251 6264
Enterprise
enterprise
1 location in Salvador
Enterprise
Locations in Salvador
Travessa Santos Dumont 431
+55 713 365 4174
Monday00:00 - 23:59
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FOCO
foco
1 location in Salvador
FOCO
Locations in Salvador
Salvador International Airport
+55 713 377 5931
JBrasil Rent a Car
jbrasil
1 location in Salvador
JBrasil Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
Rua Dr. Gerino de Souza Filho, 161
+55 713 362 9497
Lupa Rent a Car
lupa
1 location in Salvador
Lupa Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
Rua Anquises Reis, 81
+55 713 461 2000
Mister Car Rent a Car
mistercar
1 location in Salvador
Mister Car Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
R. Dr. Gerino de Souza Filho, N.161
Pau Brasil Rent a Car
paubrasil
1 location in Salvador
Pau Brasil Rent a Car
Locations in Salvador
Rua Ranulfo Oliveira, 137
+55 714 103 4861
Thrifty
thrifty
1 location in Salvador
Thrifty
Locations in Salvador
Salvador Ap
+55 713 365 3073
5 travellers who rented a car in Salvador gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

Car rental locations in or near Salvador

When to book a rental car in Salvador

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Top tips for renting a car in Salvador

  • A rental car is the most comfortable and efficient way to explore not only Salvador but also the more remote, secluded beaches in the area, as well as the rest of the incredible Bahia state. Embark on a road trip along the Coconut Coast, north of Salvador, with its miles and miles of stunning beaches, or drive to Chapada Diamantina National Park, which is 315 miles from Salvador, and make scenic stops along the way.
  • Most of the major car rental companies, including Avis and Hertz, can be found at Deputado Luís Eduardo Magalhães International Airport (SSA), which is located just over 17 miles from the city center. The car rental desks can be found in the Arrivals Hall of the airport’s main terminal. You will need an International Driver’s Permit to rent a car in Brazil. Make sure to request a GPS device that is set to English.
  • The streets in Salvador are quite hilly, so make sure you are confident driving under those conditions. Downtown also features many cobblestone streets. Watch out for one-way streets or pedestrian areas, as road signs can sometimes be confusing. Drivers going at a speed of 12 mph or less are allowed to run red lights between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m. Avoid driving at night so as not to share the road with drunk drivers.
  • While traffic in Salvador may not be as bad as in other Brazilian cities like São Paulo, driving during rush hour is still quite chaotic and can easily add up to an hour to your travels. Plan your journey in advance and avoid driving into the city center or to the airport between 6:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m. Evening rush hour peaks at 6 p.m., but avoid driving anytime between 4:30 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Book your rental car in Salvador at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Salvador

What is the best rental car company in Salvador?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Salvador are Avis (7.6, 2271 reviews), Budget (7.4, 4191 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 73 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Salvador?

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

What type of car is recommended for driving in Salvador?

If you’re not used to manual transmission, make sure you book an automatic vehicle in advance. If you’re just driving in and around Salvador, a mid-size economy car will be enough for your needs. If you’re traveling longer journeys across Bahia, get a car with good fuel efficiency that offers enough comfort and space.

What's the speed limit in Salvador?

The speed limit in urban areas across Brazil is usually 60 km/h (37 mph), but it may be as low as 30 km/h (19 mph) in certain residential areas. Unpaved roads have a speed limit of 60 km/h (37 mph) and highways in urban areas observe a limit of 80 km/h (50 mph). Highways in rural areas allow you to drive at a maximum of 110 km/h (68 mph).

How are gas prices in Salvador?

The average gas prices in Salvador are about R$16.64 ($4.26) per gallon. Prices can go as low as R$15.14 ($3.88) per gallon and as high as R$18.17 ($4.65) per gallon. If you’re heading to the beaches in Bahia, remember to fill up the tank either early in the morning or late in the evening to avoid the crowds of beachgoers at the gas station.

Where are the best places to park in Salvador?

If you’re renting a car in Salvador but don’t plan on driving around the city that much, it’s best to find accommodation that offers parking. Street parking is paid between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday to Friday, and on Saturdays from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. Rates start at $0.80 per hour, but prices are lower if you stay for longer. You can also leave your car at one of the many parking lots near the center.

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