Cusco car hire

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Cusco car hire information

Pick-up locationCusco
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Hire locations10
Airport locations7

Cheap car hire in Cusco

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Cusco

  • Whether you're planning on driving around the city or venturing out to other nearby sites, car hire in Cusco is the ideal opportunity to take control of the holiday yourself and spend time exploring the Sacred Valley, visiting nearby towns and cities, driving yourself to the Inca trail or cruising around the city – all of this without having to negotiate with your Spanish taxi driver or try as you might to figure out the bus or tour schedules in and around the city. Cusco is a city not to be missed, and driving yourself around is a great way to see it.
  • Car hire in Cusco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) is perfect if you're planning on flying out of the country from there as well. You'll save on taxi costs. Unfortunately, there aren't any car hire desks operating at the airport, but there are several companies that'll meet you at the airport if you make an online booking through KAYAK. You will be met in the Arrival hall and escorted to your Cusco car hire.
  • Driving in Cusco isn't much different from driving in other parts of Peru, the streets are small and pedestrians are frequent guests. You'll need to keep an eye out for people crossing the road and expect the unexpected. You'll need to obey local speed limits and driving rules but be aware that locals probably won't. Drivers in Cusco can be aggressive and will overtake when they can. Don't get into an argument; just brush off any incidents.
  • A difficult thing about driving in Cusco and other parts of Peru is the crazy traffic situations and driving of other locals. Although roads are delineated into lanes, the locals don't adhere to these rules and you could end up with numerous vehicles in the same lane or in opposite directions. There are times you will need to drive aggressively. Bear in mind, that locals use their horns all the time, signalling everything from "I'm passing" to "get out of my way" to "you can go in front of me". It isn't an aggressive thing, it's more of a courtesy.
  • Book your car hire in Cusco at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size car hire in Cusco are around -123% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Cusco

  • How much is the price of fuel in Cusco?

    The average price of fuel in Cusco is R93,00 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 116 and R1 488, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Cusco?

    Full-size (Toyota Fortuner or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Cusco.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Cusco?

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

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Cusco?

    A Full Size car hire in Cusco costs R2 215 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Cusco?

    A Compact car hire in Cusco costs R837 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Cusco?

    A Standard car hire in Cusco costs R1 253 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Cusco?

    The roads in Cusco are much like the rest of Peru, especially the cities; they're narrow and traffic is heavy along most of them. These roads suit smaller, more compact and thinner models because they're easier to navigate and use up less fuel. If you're travelling in a larger group, large car hire in Cusco will do, but try to find a model that's thinner than most. You'll want to avoid anything flashy like a convertible when hiring a car in Cusco. If you can find a smaller four-wheel drive; that'll be the better option to deal with rough roads on the outskirts and between cities.

  • What’s the speed limit in Cusco?

    The speed limits in Cusco are the same as in the rest of Peru. When driving within city limits, the limit you'll stick to will be 50 km/h; while travelling on the open road, it’s limited to 90 km/h. If you're driving along major highways or motorways, the speed limit is capped at 100 km/h. Bear in mind, that locals tend to treat these limits as guidelines rather than the law, but you'll need to obey them, especially in the city, to avoid getting into trouble with the law.

  • Where are the best places to park in Cusco?

    There isn't much official parking space in Cusco unless you're close to a retail facility or centre, but these are generally unpaid parking spaces. It's important to try to find a hotel that offers free parking, to avoid leaving your car on the street in the evenings. Outside of the odd car park, most drivers in Cusco park their vehicles on the street where they can.

Cusco car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

10,0

Wonderful

4 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Cusco

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Avenida Velasco Astete F-21a

+51 8426 9672

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Actually my trip was cancelled by me and I didn't have any problem with Europecar.

Cons:

But I also had purchased an insurance policy by Alianz. Europecar reminded me to cancel insurance also but Alianz haven't replied to my requests. So I've lost money for insurance.

8,8 Very Good

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Location

2,0 Poor

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

We didn't die.

Cons:

No pick up at airport which had been arranged. Taxi to office at my expense. Car was not ready for 2 1/2 hours- meant we had to drive at night which I wanted to avoid. Male rep pointed to left rear tire then to the where the jack was located. Tire went flat as we got near our hotel first night. Jack was not fitted for the vehicle (which had 97,000, kilos on it. Also duct tape on running panels, both sides of car.) Returned the car early but office was closed despite the sign saying they were open from 3-7 pm We were there at 5 pm. Was charge $40 for the flat time despite extra insurance I bought. Would never rent from Europe car again.

6,0 Okay

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

They offered us a new Toyota

Cons:

Insurance was offered, which we took, but later found out that it only covered 80 percent. Extra drive if not a spouse/ husband is extra $5 per day.

1 out of 2

Sixt

6,0

Cleanliness

6.9

Comfort

6.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

5.9

One location in Cusco

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Velasco Astete

+51 957 269 725

Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
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Sunday08:00 - 19:00

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9,6 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Took over an our to pick up. Part of delay was we upgraded the car but still pick up procedure was very slow.

9,6 Wonderful

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Pick up was a little slow. But we did change cars so that was part of it. Took over an hour to pick up. Other than that, no problems.

5,2 Fair

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was friendly.

Cons:

We put a small (less than one inch) scratch on the corner of the car on a panel that already had 3 or 4 much larger scratches that had not been repaired. To repair the scratch we were charged a ridiculous amount, particularly considering that they obviously do not repair small scratches.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2022

KAYAK
Very accommodating.

4,0 Mediocre

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The location was close to the airport.

Cons:

Didn't have a full tank of gas in the car (only a little more than 1/4 tank filled). When I left, I asked if they'd reimburse me if I brought the car back with additional gasoline and was told they would. But then I returned it, I was told I wouldn't get the money back for the additional gas in the car. I had to fight it until they gave me something. Car was not cleaned thoroughly (there were tickets from past renters still in the car) and the vehicle's brakes were in HORRIBLE condition. Additionally, they try to put a $5,000 USD hold on your credit card if you don't get insurance with them.

1 out of 2

keddy by Europcar

6,3

Okay

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3 locations in Cusco

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Calle Saphy 639 Centro Historico- Del Cusco

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Calle Saphy 639, Cuzco

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Cuzco Downtown

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Ace

5,6

Fair

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One location in Cusco

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Velasco Astete E-1

+51 951 284 733

Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00

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FlexWays

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2 locations in Cusco

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Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport

+54 9 11 5259 9877

Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Sunday08:00 - 19:00

Av. Qosqo X-21

+54 11 5263 0917

Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Sunday08:00 - 19:00

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Sunnycars

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One location in Cusco

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Avenida Velasco Astete E-5

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9 travellers who hired a car in Cusco gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.6

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Full-size

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