If you plan to arrive by plane at the Mariscal Sucre International Airport (UIO), which is located 25 miles from Quito, you can pick up your hired car at the airport car rental station. On Driveboo.com you can find the best offer for your stay in Quito with the price comparison service.
Quito is Ecuador's capital city, which sits high in the Andean foothills. It is known for its well-preserved colonial centre, that is rich of 16th- and 17th- century churches and other structures blending European, Moorish and indigenous styles.
During your stay in Quito, you will experience the advantages of having a rental car, such as being flexible and independent.
Quito provides beautiful sights that are worth visiting.
Ciudad Mitad del Mundo
Basílica del Voto Nacional
|Road type||Speed limit|
|Urban areas||30 mph|
|Rural areas||55 mph|
Pay attention to the advice below:
You have to pay attention to some advice to have a safe stay in Quito. For example, we recommend not to leave any items in the car (at least not visible). If something happens to the car, due to bad road conditions (speed bumps) or an accident - we have several offers regarding insurances. On our website, you can compare the different offers with the price comparison service. We recommend, renting a car with a fully comprehensive insurance policy without excess. But is it worth it? When booking this option, you are on the safe side. It may not appear to be so cheap at first glance, but in case of an accident, you won’t have to pay any additional costs for damage.
There is one particular traffic circle where you need to take extra care. It goes around the Plaza Argentina and is a major route out of town, down to the city of Cumbaya. This road turns unidirectional for rush hour. In the morning, it only allows people up the mountain. At night, it only allows people down.
In Quito, international symbols are used on the traffic signs. The only difference is that they are written in Spanish. In the table below you will find some translations of the most common signs or in case you have to ask locals for the right direction.
|RADAR CONTROLLED ZONE||ZONA CONTROLADA POR RADAR|