Car rental at Balmaceda Teniente Vidal Airport

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Top tips for hiring a car at Balmaceda Teniente Vidal airport

  • As you arrive at Balmaceda Teniente Vidal Airport, your best chance at exploring the Patagonia region of Chile is to get behind the wheel. Though there are local shuttle buses taking you to nearby cities, your own car hire can access remote roads and villages and give you more control and time savings. Balmaceda Airport might be relatively small compared to international airports, but it has a large enough selection of car hire suppliers with a range of vehicles suited to the region.
  • The roads around Balmaceda Teniente Vidal Airport tend to be quite harsh. Expect gravel, potholes, as well as tight curves with limited railings. It can also get very windy, particularly at higher altitudes, so you should think carefully about the type of vehicle you want for your journey. If exploring the region of Patagonia by car, it may be practical to go for an SUV or a small van, as these can keep you safe and are less likely to get damaged by the terrain - hence avoiding a surcharge.
  • As the Argentinian border, Paso Huemules, is only 2.5 miles away from Balmaceda Teniente Vidal Airport, you might consider driving across the border with your car hire. Some providers, including Europcar, allow cross-border travel into Argentina, but you should always notify the company about travelling internationally well in advance. Also note that while some providers may let you return your vehicle to another location within Chile, this is unlikely to be the case with dropping the car off in Argentina.
  • To return your car hire at Balmaceda Teniente Vidal Airport, you should make your way from either the north or south of Chile onto the 245 Road (Ruta 245). If driving from Coyhaique, which is about 35 miles and an hour's drive away, you should take Ruta 7 before turning onto Ruta 245. Cross the Oscuro River (Rio Oscuro) and you're only about 2min away. Then, just leave your car in your provider's designated parking space and return your keys at the desk. Fortunately, since it serves a limited number of destinations, the airport shouldn't be too busy before your return flight.
  • Book your car hire at Balmaceda Teniente Vidal airport at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car at Balmaceda Teniente Vidal airport

  • Where can I find the Balmaceda Teniente Vidal Airport car hire?

    At Balmaceda Teniente Vidal Airport, you'll get through Customs and Baggage Claims without much hassle. Once in the Arrivals hall, you should easily spot the car hire desks. We highly recommend pre-booking your car hire at Balmaceda Teniente Vidal Airport, as this guarantees the lowest price and your preferred choice of vehicle. This is especially important if you want to drive an automatic car, as most car models in Chile are manual and the provider needs advance notice to supply automatic vehicles.

  • What documentation do I need for car hire at Balmaceda Teniente Vidal Airport?

    You'll need your driving license, photo ID, a credit card, and your rental voucher if you've pre-booked. You need to be over 18 years old to rent a vehicle in Chile, but some providers, such as Chilean Rent a Car, only accept drivers that are over 20 years old. Most companies will add a young driver surcharge if you're under 25. Do make sure you have enough funds on your credit card for the security deposit, which will be refunded upon vehicle return. Most providers won't accept a debit card or cash deposit.

  • Where can I find a petrol station near Balmaceda Teniente Vidal Airport?

    There aren't many fuel stations around Balmaceda Teniente Vidal Airport, so plan your tank refill carefully. It's particularly important to return the vehicle with a filled-up tank if you've signed a full-to-full policy - otherwise, the provider may add a hefty surcharge. There aren't any formal petrol stations on Ruta 245 leading up to the airport, though some road-side shops may sell canned fuel. Your best bet is to stop and refill in one of the nearby cities - such as Coyhaique, which is about an hour away from the airport.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Balmaceda Teniente Vidal airport?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Balmaceda Teniente Vidal airport to off-airport locations include Advantage, and Europcar.

Balmaceda Teniente Vidal Airport car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

9.0

Wonderful

7 reviews
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9.0

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

8.0

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Balmaceda Airport

+56 672 678 640

Monday10:30 - 17:30
Tuesday10:30 - 17:30
Wednesday10:30 - 17:30
Thursday10:30 - 17:30
Friday10:30 - 17:30
Saturday10:30 - 17:30
Sunday10:30 - 17:30
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Errazuriz 454

+56 67 267 8652

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6.8 Okay

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Pleasant, relatively hassle free (for Chile). Did not have any problems with the car. Return was straightforward, no quibbling.

Cons:

They do provide proprietary insurance which does not however include unpaved roads, unfortunate when one considers that the vast majority of roads in this region are unpaved. The 18% VAT waiver for non-residents in lodging does not apply in the case of car rentals. Car rental (this is not directed at Europacar) is quite expensive in the entire region for understandable reasons, poor roads, crazy drivers, poor signage, etc. I suppose the above points are true of all firms industry wide and do not signal out Europacar which provided me with a well maintained car at a lower price than its competitors, courteous service without hassles or fuss.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was not ready on time (3 hrs late ) but otherwise pickup went smoothly with a lady who spoke English and answered all my questions. She taught me Spanish to get the right gas. Very nice car. I loved driving it.

Cons:

The Carretera Austral is very dusty and I felt bad getting dust in the car!

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Very easy to deal with especially considering a different drop off location and crossing borders

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
I had a few questions at drop-off but couldn't get them answered because no one was at the desk.

8.0 Very Good

Mar 2023

KAYAK
I hated the car Tiogga Chery. Big clunker. The welcome message video/music that played every time I opened the door got extremely tedious. Can't that be turned off? The car itself has badly designed software. For example the back trunk door would open at random times when I was driving! This happened twice. I would have to stop the car to make it close. Inconvenient and a danger since I could have lost items out the back. Additionally, it was annoying to have the car unlock every time I got near it and then when I would go to the front of the car it would promptly lock again. Why not give me control over when I want to unlock the car? It is a decision any human is capable of making. Many of the controls were obscure. Overall, the car was ridiculous in its design software. The people who did the car rental were excellent.

8.0 Very Good

Mar 2023

KAYAK
No complaints, good experience

1 out of 3

keddy by Europcar

9.0

Wonderful

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9.0

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9.0

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9.0

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9.0

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Balmaceda Airport

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Errazuriz 454

+56 67 267 8652

Monday09:00 - 13:0015:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:0015:00 - 19:00
Wednesday15:00 - 19:0009:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:0015:00 - 19:00
Friday15:00 - 19:0009:00 - 13:00
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Mitta Rent a Car

6.0

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Balmaceda Airport

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

4.9

Mediocre

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Balmaceda Airport

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GREEN MOTION

4.2

Mediocre

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Aeroporto

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Sunnycars

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AVE. Baquedano 457

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Errazuriz 454

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Shouqi

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Balmaceda Airport

+86 10 6064 1387

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7 travellers who rented a car in Balmaceda Teniente Vidal Airport gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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