La Paz

By | 16th January 2018

Should you rent a car in La Paz?

Do you need a car in La Paz > Should you rent a car in La Paz Bolivia > La Paz ( LPB )

We tried searching for La Paz car hire with the major UK registered car rental brokers, and no options came up for less than just under £300!

Do you need a car in La Paz? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
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  • We generally don’t think it’s worth trying to rent a car in La Paz.

Why not? Visiting La Paz without a car

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

La Paz public transport quick facts

Train score

 

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Water travel score

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Overall public transport score

40%

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

(walking + cycling)

40%

We do not think this is the sort of destination where the majority of visitors would consider getting a rental car, based largely on local traffic and driving conditions. Yet La Paz is also situated at such a high altitude that it might not be the sort of place you would want to do a long walk around the city on first arrival, but there are plenty of local buses available within the city.

  • With cable cars also offering stunning scenic views from above the city, and with a small selection of local rail lines also offering onward travel from La Paz, there are more than enough options for getting around without a hire car anyway.
  • For venturing further afield, for example to Lake Titicaca, road transport of some sort is going to be essential, but you might well prefer to do this by bus or organised tour.

Ratings

Car rental in - La Paz Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in La Paz?

Based on comparison with transit, walking and cycling.
 

Is it worth hiring a car in La Paz?

Based on value for money
 

Should you rent a car in La Paz?

Weighing up the above, if you are asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in La Paz if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

For families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in La Paz if we are staying in a central area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the city/resort?

Or in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in La Paz if I prefer not to drive?

If I am easy either way?

If I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

Final score:

7

Go back up to:
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Should you rent a car in La Paz? No!

Would you hire a car in La Paz?

Have you driven in La Paz? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in La Paz?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

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