Cartagena car hire

Cartagena car hire

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Cartagena, Colombia
4 Nov — 11 Nov
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Cartagena, Colombia
Thu 4/11
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Cartagena car hire information

Pick-up locationCartagena
Hire locations30
Airport locations18

Cartagena car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
Best rated
7.1 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in Cartagena
Alamo
Locations in Cartagena
  • 6.9
  • 7.6
  • 7.3
  • 5.6
  • 7.6
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3.9 Mediocre17 Oct. 2021
Terrible. Servició al cliente
9.6 Excellent15 Feb. 2017
Good experience, limited hours on SundayNice staff, very accommodating.Only open from 8 to noon on Sunday.
2.0 Mediocre2 Dec. 2016
Don't rent from Alamo in Cartagena, Colombia!The agent at the rental agency was nice.When we got off the plane in Cartagena we couldn't find an Alamo Rental agency! So we took a taxi. When we got to the rental agency, they said that they never received a notification of our rental & had no vehicles available. They got on the telephone but couldn't get any resolution. We got a taxi & he was able to find us a rental but the price was very high & the insurance we had purchased was useless.
7.6 Good16 Nov. 2016
very good..Price exelent!!!Some times delivery service is nesecesary and comfortabble to drop off.. gasoline must be refaund i live extra gasoline and i didnt get any money back!!
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Rated no. 2
Avis
6.5 Good (20 reviews)
2 locations in Cartagena
Avis
Locations in Cartagena
  • 6.8
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6.2
  • 6.3
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10.0 Excellent27 Jul. 2021
Excellent service. I recommend Avis from Cartagena, thanks to them we were able to participate for a week in the Latin American Book Fair.
4.0 Okay31 May 2021
Yes the staff was friendly however, they had no solution to provide a better vehicle which I had contracted for and I was charged for a lower class vehicle at the same rate I contracted for....the air conditioner did not work most of the time, the windshield wipers were all worn out, the rear seats were broken, etc etc etc. Extremely disappointed that a rental company such as AVIS doesn't have a quality control standard in place at their dealers to provide quality vehicles.The entire experience.
2.0 Mediocre23 Feb. 2021
There was not reservation the hire company did not even have my booking even though I had reference number
6.0 Good16 Feb. 2021
The pic of the car should be the same that we r going to get
2.0 Mediocre20 Dec. 2020
I did not like anything. I could not rent the car, and you took 40 dollars from my card, and you have not returned it yet, even though the company sent a message that there were not available cars. Therefore, I want my money back.Do not book a car where there is not available one.
5.6 Okay11 Mar. 2018
DisappointedService at the pick up location was courteous and very professional.The car was not what we expected as it did not match what we had seen on the internet site. It had no power steering which made it difficult to drive especially in Columbia where everyone drives really aggressively and without obeying any basic rules. Car was over priced.
2.0 Mediocre2 Aug. 2017
Poor serviceThey stayed open we arrive late (8.58pm when they close at 9pm) due to flight delay.The car was a wreck with big scratches all over and it was lacking features which are now common on most cars even the cheapest. Tank wasn't full either. We thought about returning it several times but since it still took us from point A to point B, we preferred spending our time discovering the country instead. However, the drop-off was a nightmare. The employee at Santa Marta came up with new (tiny) scratches in the most random places and made us call the Cartagena office to explain it wasn't our fault. They said they will review all pictures of the car to determine whether it was caused by us with no apologies for the inconvenience. This whole thing took close to an hour, making us rush for our plane. We had substantially better service with Localiza for our rental between Bogota and Medellin, even though they are not international players. Avoid Avis.
6.8 Good28 Jul. 2017
Drop-off NightmareNo one at the Cartagena office informed me that there was no office or personnel at the specified drop-off location at the Santa Marta airport.
2.0 Mediocre12 May 2017
NothingI was not charged what I was told I would be charged when booking the car.
5.6 Okay3 Apr. 2017
Avis CartagenaThe rep was very helpful and explained everything we needed to know. Including where the traffic cameras were located.The vehicle was provided with no wind shield wiper fluid. There is also a restriction on vehicle usage in Colombia biased on you tag number. So there was one day that we were not able to use the rental so in essence we paid for a day that we were not able to us the car. Returning the car was a very slow process almost as long as picking it up. They inspected the car with a fine tooth comb, over kill if you ask me.
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Rated no. 3
Europcar
4.9 Okay (4 reviews)
1 location in Cartagena
Europcar
Locations in Cartagena
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.9
  • 4.4
  • 5.4
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1.9 Horrible9 Aug. 2021
NOT DELIVERY, RESERVATION WAS CANCELLED BY EUROPCAR ONE DAY BEFORE. THEN OFFER OTHER DEAL TWICE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN WAS CACELLED WITH OTHER OPERATOR CALL LOCALIZAR
Rated no. 4
Budget
4.7 Okay (23 reviews)
1 location in Cartagena
Budget
Locations in Cartagena
  • 5.2
  • 5
  • 4.5
  • 4.7
  • 4.7
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1.9 Horrible12 Jul. 2021
We planned a trip to Cartagena four months before our trip including our air fare and car rental. We reserved an automatic crossover (Chevy Tracker or similar) since we had to drive about two hours from Cartagena to get to where we were going to stay. I called two weeks prior to confirm and I was advised that there was a system glitch and the car that I had reserved was never in their inventory, only stick shift was available and the price of my reservation would not be honored. I explained to them how far in advance we had reserved the car but the best they could do was either give me a stick shift for a higher price or refer me to another car rental agency for an automatic car for an even higher price. I also asked how come I was able to reserve this car when it was non-existent in their inventory and they continued to say it was a system glitch. In the end, we got private transportation but this caused some major unnecessary anxiety before a week-long trip with a toddler ..
2.4 Mediocre18 Feb. 2020
We called to say We were on the way and they said they didn't have a car for us until 4 o'clock in the afternoon and it was 8 o'clock in the morning Our reservation for pick up That hourThey Not have your car as scheduled
4.8 Okay28 Jan. 2020
They cargue you fo cleaning. I left there 150000 pesos which i never saw back! Never leave cash deposit there!
2.0 Mediocre26 Jan. 2020
N/Ayou can start by being consistent in your internaional offers, and services you provide.
2.4 Mediocre16 Dec. 2019
First they require a $1000 dollar deposit for your rentalnwhichbisnt stipulated anywhere on the site or after making reservation. 2nd...the car initially had AC and after about an hour after driving off, the air turned off and never turned back on. I was already in route to Barranchila and couldn't turn back. This truly ruined our drive as we had to endure the heat for our extended ride. I returned the car 1 day early and explained to the budget rep the situation and he refused to refund the money for the extra day that I chose to not keep the car. Shady business practices and they forced me to buy the local insurance although I explained to them that my AMEX Platinum covered the insurance. I would never go back to Budget Cartagena. Never ever.Get rid of this budget rental office. They run it like a extortionist renegade franchise. Truly making my experience with budget one to never want to rent a car again from. They should redund the day I didn't use the car.
6.0 Good2 Dec. 2019
The priceGetting a car took 2 hours and the tank only had a 1/8 of a tank of gas.
2.0 Mediocre21 Aug. 2019
N/A because they didn’t have my car upon arrivalBudget didn’t have my car available upon arrival to the Cartagena airport so we had to find another rental company that cost $300 US dollars instead of the $130 we were expecting to pay. It was a horrible experience.
2.0 Mediocre14 Aug. 2019
NothingThey gave us the most beat up worst car they had. It broke down on us and we had to call Budget to get car towed. No replacement car given nor they refund us the two days not used. As per their agent, the car broke down at noon so it’s considered a rental day if past 12pm. Never rent from them!!!
4.0 Okay1 Aug. 2019
When at the car pickup counter in the early morning (7 was the pickup time), the guy wouldn’t show up until 8 AM. Returning was easy tho. 2 week’s after my credit card was charged with an additional 150 bucks and I still don’t know what for because they don’t reply to my emails. Tourist ripoff
3.2 Mediocre18 May 2019
Car with no gas, lots of dents, took way too long check in and check out. overall one of the worst car rental experiences I have ever had.
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Rated no. 5
Enterprise
3.6 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Cartagena
Enterprise
Locations in Cartagena
  • 4
  • 4
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
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Rated no. 6
National
2 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Cartagena
National
Locations in Cartagena
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
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Confort Rent A Car
4 locations in Cartagena
Confort Rent A Car
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Universal Rent A Car
3 locations in Cartagena
Universal Rent A Car
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Royal Rent A Car
2 locations in Cartagena
Royal Rent A Car
Locations in Cartagena
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Royal Rent-A-Car
2 locations in Cartagena
Royal Rent-A-Car
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Cartagena
Sunnycars
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FlexWays
1 location in Cartagena
FlexWays
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Hertz
1 location in Cartagena
Hertz
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Cartagena
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Cartagena
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Localiza
1 location in Cartagena
Localiza
Locations in Cartagena
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MEXRENTACAR
1 location in Cartagena
MEXRENTACAR
Locations in Cartagena
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Rent Arte
1 location in Cartagena
Rent Arte
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Renta facil
1 location in Cartagena
Renta facil
Locations in Cartagena
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55 travellers who hired a car in Cartagena gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.6

Car hire locations in or near Cartagena

Good to know

Most popular car type

Intermediate

When to book a car hire in Cartagena

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Cartagena

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Cartagena car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Cartagena.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Cartagena car rental.

Top tips for hiring a car in Cartagena

  • Perhaps the best reason to rent a car during your time in Cartagena is the fact that they offer the most efficient means of getting from place to place. This is particularly the case if you want to enjoy some time at the beach. For example, Playa Blanca is just 28.7 km (17.8 miles) away from Cartagena and is a quick and simple trip via car.
  • Planning to rent a vehicle during your time in Cartagena? For travelers whose flights are landing at Rafael Núñez International Airport, the hire car desks are located in the National Arrivals Hall.
  • It is very common for pedestrians to jaywalk in Cartagena, especially on smaller urban streets and in residential areas. Drivers should make sure to keep their eyes open for jaywalkers, particularly when traffic is moving slowly or when you are in a popular section of town with many pedestrians around. This applies doubly to the old colonial area, as it is one of the tourism hubs in the city.
  • Rush hour in Cartagena is moderately serious, especially in central areas of the city. Typically, drivers can expect the morning rush hour to go from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. most mornings, and for the afternoon rush hour to start up shortly after 4:00 p.m. and cool down by around 6:00 or 7:00 p.m. 90A is one of the main roads to dodge during rush hour, especially around Chino, as it can become quite congested and backed up with traffic.
  • Book your car hire in Cartagena at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Cartagena are around 23% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Cartagena