Car for hire

Rather than book a taxi for the entire day, try renting out a car. Yes, cars can be pretty slow, as traffic jams are an everyday norm in Caracas, but they are safer, cheaper, and more convenient for families and group travelers with light luggage. Some reliable companies are:

1.    Budget Car Rental:
Address:  Maiquetia, Caracas
A variety of small cars, ideal for families and student groups. As the name suggests, the prices and packages are quite affordable.

2.    AVIS:
Address:  Centro Comercial Ciudad Tamanaco
Phone:  959 5822
Fax: 959 4811   
Timings: Mondays to Fridays 7am to 9pm, Saturdays and Sundays 8am to 4pm
Part of the international AVIS chain. A variety of larger vehicles, with competitive prices and complimentary pick and drop services. Multilingual service.

3.    Amigos Car Central:
Address: Chacaito, Urb. El Bosque, Av. El Parque, Edf. El Parque, Planta Baja
Phone:  0416 606 1548, Reservations: 0500 2277671
Timings: Mondays to Fridays 7am to 8pm, Saturdays 8am to 2pm
Low prices, large vehicles, including jeeps and SUVs, in addition to smaller ones, like Chevrolets.

4.    Aco:
Address:  1era Av. Sur Altamira, Urb. El Dorado, Edif. San Luis. P.B. Chacao. Caracas
Phone:  (58) 212-2650289, Reservations: 0800 RENT ACO (0-800-7368226)
Fax: (58) 212-2668576 / 2614119
Timings: Mondays to Fridays 7am to 8pm, Saturdays 8am to 3pm, Sundays 9am to 4pm
US-based company, offers an online reservation service in English. A large collection of vehicles, from small economic 4-seaters to pickups, mini vans and cargo trucks.

5.    Auno:
Address:  Alvenida Francisco de Miranda, Locales Chacao
Phone:  212 265 1645
Fax: 212 267 0652

Smaller company, Spanish service.