car hire in Uruguay

Tips for driving your rental car in Uruguay

If you're travelling to Uruguay, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Uruguay is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Montevideo counts 1,369,797 inhabitants. In Montevideo lives 41,3% of the entire country's population, which counts over 3,320,000 inhabitants. In Uruguay the language spoken most widespread is spanish but people also speak other minor languages. The time zone in Uruguay is GMT-03:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Uruguay is C / F / L and the electric voltage is 220 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Uruguay is +598, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Uruguay

With a fuel cost in Uruguay averaging at 1,46 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Uruguay shares its land borders with Argentina and Brazil, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 19,921, which ranks Uruguay as the 96th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Uruguay there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Euro (UYU). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 90-110 km/h. Bear in mind that in Uruguay, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Uruguay

Uruguay boasts two UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the cultural site of Historic Quarter of the City of Colonia del Sacramento and the cultural site of Fray Bentos Industrial Landscape. Hire your car choosing among the most popular car hire suppliers in the world, including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, Budget and many more.