To rent a car in Uruguay you will probably need an International Driving Permit - check with the terms of your chosen rental company to verify what you will need.
According to the FCO, driving standards in Uruguay are poor with erratic observance of the rules. Dipped headlights should be used during the day.
It is worth noting that drink drive limits in Uruguay are significantly lower than in the UK.
We offer a good range of car rental options across Uruguay, from major airports, cities and ports. Most types of vehicle are available.
Collision Damage Waivers and Theft Waivers are not necessarily included in car hire in Uruguay and depend on the location and broker selected. When CDW is included, excesses (or deductibles) in the event of an accident are fairly high with US$700 being typical for a compact car and would exclude vulnerable items like tyres, windscreen and undercarriage in any case. So check the terms of the rental and select an appropriate car hire excess insurance policy.
This content was last reviewed on 04/10/2021