Costa Rica

Cheap Car Rentals in Costa Rica

San José, Costa Rica
30 Sep — 7 Oct
Same drop-off
San José, Costa Rica
Fri 30/9
Noon
Fri 7/10
Noon
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What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Costa Rica?

January

AED 179

February

AED 198

March

AED 220

April

AED 157

May

AED 51

June

AED 47

July

AED 110

August

AED 84

September

AED 29

October

AED 40

November

AED 117

December

AED 268

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Costa Rica is September. The most expensive time to rent a car is December. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Compare available car types for hire in Costa Rica

Small cars

AED 29 - AED 274

All Car Types

AED 29 - AED 334

To hire a Small car in Costa Rica, you would pay an average price of AED 94/day. June is the cheapest month to hire a Small car in Costa Rica (~AED 29/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~AED 274/day). In fact, June is about 70% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a Small hire for Costa Rica. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Costa Rica, hiring a Small car saves you 16% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To hire a SUV car in Costa Rica, you would pay an average price of AED 141/day. November is the cheapest month to hire a SUV car in Costa Rica (~AED 95/day), while the most expensive month to hire that same car type is March (~AED 551/day). In fact, November is about 34% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV hire for Costa Rica. When comparing with other car types available for hire in Costa Rica, hiring a SUV car is 22% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Car Rental FAQs

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Costa Rica?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (8.9 rating), Budget (7.8 rating) and Thrifty (7.7 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Costa Rica.

What is the most popular car hire provider in Costa Rica?

The most popular car hire company at Costa Rica is Europcar. With prices on ECONOMY starting at AED 80/day about 254% more people book with Europcar than other companies in the country.

What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in Costa Rica?

When visiting Costa Rica, it is typically cheapest to rent your car in San José where rental cars typically will cost around AED 105/day (0% less than the country average). The absolute cheapest rental car price in Costa Rica was found in San José for just AED 103/day.

What side of the road do you drive on in Costa Rica?

Cars travel on the right side of the road in Costa Rica.