Driving a Car in El Salvador
Cross border rentals are permitted into Guatemala only.
No one-way rentals between countries.
Note, Roadside assistance is not available if you drive outside of El Salvador.
Warnings and Advisories
Be cautions when driving in El Salvador. Traffic
enforcement is sporadic and there have been incidents of hijacking.
Drive with your doors locked and windows closed.
This said, renting a car in El Salvador may be the
safest way to travel. Public transportation is rife with crime.
Avoid unpaved roads and be wary in remote areas.
Take a local guide with you when hiking or climbing the volcanoes. He
may know the armed men who will try to rob you there.