Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Peru.
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Driving in Peru varies greatly based on where you are in the country. In big cities like Lima, traffic can be congested, while you can travel for several miles on the road in the countryside without seeing another vehicle. You’ll drive on the right side of the road in Peru, and horns are a common way to communicate with other drivers.
The minimum age to rent a car in Peru ranges from 21 to 25, depending on the agency you choose. Budget and a handful of other larger, multi-national rental car agencies allow people 21 years and up to rent a car, while others will rent only to drivers at least 23 or 25 years old. You’ll need your passport to rent a car in Peru, but you won’t need an international driving permit.
Filling up your petrol tank in Peru will cost you a bit more than filling up in the US, as petrol is nearly twice as expensive. A gallon of petrol will cost you an average of 14.72 PEN (4.39 USD).
The speed limits in Peru are similar to the limits in Europe and the US, but perhaps a bit slower. In school and hospital zones, the speed limit is 30 km/h (19 mph). If you’re traveling on smaller roads in cities and towns, the limit will be around 40 km/h (25 mph). Speed limits in urban areas go up to 60 km/h (37 mph), and the speed limits on the expressway go up to 100 km/h (62 mph).