Car rentals in Bogota: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Bogota whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Check out the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Bogota. CarRentals.com has collected your most popular questions about renting a car in Bogota. Find out the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a bargain rental car in Bogota?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Just type in your travel dates and go through the variety of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Bogota. You should also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which usually are more expensive
- Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Bogota rental car.
What rental companies have retailers in Bogota?
From global names like Avis and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Bogota?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Bogota. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to look over the chart below. We've compared the most popular types of cars for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you want to travel Bogota in style||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Family getaways where you need additional room||Chrysler Pacifica, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Bogota?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Bogota is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to figure out what the exact charge will be before you reserve your rental.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Bogota?
Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip. Otherwise, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout. Several credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, there may be limitations, like not covering bigger vehicles such as premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Bogota.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you pick up your car. Use as much petrol as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with an empty tank. Many rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car companies provide you a full tank policy. We recommend bringing it back filled up. If you want to save some money, find a gas station before you return the car. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Bogota. You can drive as much as you want without incurring extra charges. Make sure to read your rental agreement to discover if there are mileage restrictions.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Bogota adventure. You should take time to:
- Walk around the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Bogota rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can align with your needs and not break the bank.