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Calama Car Hire

Calama Car Hire

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Calama car hire information

Pick-up location Calama
Rental locations 24
Airport locations 10

Calama car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
7.4 Good (4,188 reviews)
2 locations in Calama
Budget
Locations in Calama
Balmaceda 1204
+56 952 293 406
El Loa
+56 5556 3154
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Budget reviews in Calama

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Rated no. 2
Thrifty
thrifty
7.1 Good (2,724 reviews)
1 location in Calama
Thrifty
Locations in Calama
Calle La Torre 1510
+56 5734 0973
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Thrifty reviews in Calama

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Rated no. 4
Europcar
europcar
6.9 Good (7 reviews)
2 locations in Calama
Europcar
Locations in Calama
El Loa Airport
+56 552 578 170
Parque Industrial Apiac Sitio 1-c
+56 552 578 300
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Europcar reviews in Calama

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Rated no. 5
Avis
avis
2.9 Mediocre (5 reviews)
2 locations in Calama
Avis
Locations in Calama
Balmaceda 1204
+56 227 953 963
El Loa Airport
+56 5579 3968
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Rated no. 6
Advantage
advantage
2.0 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in Calama
Advantage
Locations in Calama
Calama - Europcar El Loa Airport
+56 552 578 170
Rated no. 7
Ace
ace
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Calama
Ace
Locations in Calama
Aeropuerto El Loa Local 6
+56 552 311 325
Almirante Juan Jose' Latorre
+56 552 341 076
Econorent
econorent
2 locations in Calama
Econorent
Locations in Calama
Calama
San Jose Latorre 2507
Hertz
hertz
2 locations in Calama
Hertz
Locations in Calama
Apto El Loa
+56 5531 5762
Parque Apiac Sitio #3c
+56 552 341 380
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Calama
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Calama
Calama
Parque Industrial Apiac Sitio 1-C, Calama
+56 552 578 300
Sunnycars
sunnycars
2 locations in Calama
Sunnycars
Locations in Calama
AV. Granaderos 1416
Barrio Industrial Apiac Lote 1C
A Car Rental
acar
1 location in Calama
A Car Rental
Locations in Calama
2634, Balmaceda
Alamo
alamo
1 location in Calama
Alamo
Locations in Calama
Felix Hojos 2177 I Region
+56 552 594 149
INTERRENT
interrent
1 location in Calama
INTERRENT
Locations in Calama
El Loa Airport
Localiza
localiza
1 location in Calama
Localiza
Locations in Calama
Ruta 25, Calle Barrio Indust.

Car hire locations in Calama

Good to know

Most popular car type Luxury

When to book a hire car in Calama

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Top tips for renting a car in Calama

  • Plonked amidst the wide, Chilean landscape with no other big cities nearby, it is highly recommended to get a hire car when coming to Calama. This will let you get the most out of your trip and explore the city conveniently on your own four wheels. With a hire car you could also discover the beauty of the Reserva Nacional Alto Loa, which is a 2-hour drive to the north, or roam through the breathtaking beauty of the Atacama Desert.
  • El Loa Airport is about twenty minutes by car from Calama, so it is advised to pick up a hire car directly from there to save the hassle of traveling into the city with alternative transport or expensive cabs – also because there is no public transport going into the city. Head to the agency desks following the signs from the terminal and choose the Avenue Balmaceda for the quickest route to Calama.
  • Driving in Calama should generally cause no problems for most drivers, but bear in mind that road conditions in Calama and the whole of Chile can be poor and riddled with potholes. It is important to inquire whether the hire insurance covers damages to the underside of the car, and it is also important to reduce your speed and approach damaged streets with caution.
  • As Calama is not a big city and is located remotely, there are no painstaking rush hours to worry about. However, December to February is the high season for tourists visiting the Atacama Desert, so tourism can mean increased traffic, but there should be no major delays for drivers in general.
  • Book your rental car in Calama at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Calama

What is the most popular hire car in Calama?

Luxury (Kia Sportage or similar) is the most frequently booked hire car type in Calama.

What is the best hire car agency in Calama?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Calama are Alamo (8.7, 43579 reviews), Budget (7.4, 4188 reviews), and Thrifty (7.1, 2724 reviews).

How can I find hire car agencies near me in Calama?

Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best hire cars near you.

How much does a Luxury car rental cost in Calama?

A Luxury car rental in Calama costs $83 per day, on average.

How much does a Mini car rental cost in Calama?

A Mini car rental in Calama costs $253 per day, on average.

How much does a Economy car rental cost in Calama?

A Economy car rental in Calama costs $83 per day, on average.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Calama?

As the streets may be in poor condition and some roads are merely dirt tracks, a truck or SUV is highly recommended. With a city car, passengers could feel sick quickly due to the unsteady roads, and there could even be damages to less robust cars. With an SUV, you gain good road grip without having to maneuver a bulky car.

What's the speed limit in Calama?

Within city limits, the maximum speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph) and there are some roads that permit 60 km/h (38 mph). Secondary rural roads allow up to 100 km/h (62 mph), but drivers should also take the road conditions into account. Freeways permit 120 km/h (75 mph) unless posted otherwise.

How are gas prices in Calama?

One liter of petrol in Calama costs around CH$800 ($1.17 USD, which is about $4.68 per US gallon). If you plan trips to one of the surrounding national parks, the Atacama Desert, or the geysers, make sure to fill up the tank beforehand, as petrol stations are a rare sight outside the city limits and you would not want to increase the risk of running out of petrol in the middle of nowhere.

Where are the best places to park in Calama?

Many hotels in Calama have hotels with their own parking lot, so ask your accommodation whether a spot for your hire car is included, as this is the easiest and most convenient way to find a parking space for your car. There are also public parking lots, like the Estacionamiento Progreso Calama, the Estacionamiento Centro, or the Carpe Diem parking lot, that are good options when leaving the hotel for the city.