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Punta Arenas Car Hire

Punta Arenas Car Hire

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Pick-up location Punta Arenas
Rental locations 16
Airport locations 8

Punta Arenas car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Alamo
alamo
Best rated
8.7 Excellent (6,472 reviews)
2 locations in Punta Arenas
Alamo
Locations in Punta Arenas
Av Bulnes Esquina Jose
+56 226 555 202
Punta Arenas Casilla 108 D
+56 2974 0188
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Rated no. 2
Hertz
hertz
10.0 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Punta Arenas
Hertz
Locations in Punta Arenas
Lbtr Bernardo Ohiggins 931
+56 6161 3087
Presidente Carlos Ibanez Ap
+56 612 613 087
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent
6 Feb 2019
Pros: Very helpful staff. Very slow computers on both pickup and drop off. But a good experience and vehicle.
Rated no. 3
Europcar
europcar
7.6 Good (1 review)
2 locations in Punta Arenas
Europcar
Locations in Punta Arenas
Av Libertador Bernardo Ohiggins 964
+56 612 202 720
Presidente Carlos Ibanez Del
+56 612 212 293
  • 6.0
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  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 6.0
Recent reviews
7.6 Good
30 Jan 2017
Border Problems
Pros: The car was new, and fit our needs perfectly. We had plenty of room for ourselves and luggage.
Cons: We rented the car in Punta Arenas, a city near the Argentine border, with plans of visiting national parks in both Chile and Argentina. When questioned by the Europcar agent about our plans, I fully disclosed that we would be crossing the border. I fully realize that I missed the fine print in the agreement, and that it wasn't the desk agents job necessarily to alert me of the necessity of obtaining a border crossing approval from Europcar. My complaint is that in the entire rental process, it was never made evident to me, a rental car novice, that this document was necessary. I contend that I cannot be the first to experience this hassle. Secondly, when we found ourselves in this situation at the border, Europcar was not at all helpful in resolving our predicament. It was extremely difficult to contact anyone. When we did contact someone, they were unable to help us. The border agents explained that in the past when travelers encountered the same difficulty, the rental car companies simply call, fax, or email the necessary documents. Not so in our case. We were required to return to Puerto Natales where we were told that we would need to exchange cars in order to cross the border. This was not the case. We were simply given the required document and sent on our way. This certainly could have been done the evening before and sent electronically. Again I fully recognize that the documentation was my responsibility to obtain. I only wish that Europcar had been more responsive to my predicament in our time of need. We lost a full day of our vacation, and incurred the extra expense of gas to return to Puerto Natales, and pay for unexpected hotel aswell.
Rated no. 4
Avis
6.8 Good (8 reviews)
2 locations in Punta Arenas
Avis
Locations in Punta Arenas
Km 20 Ruta 9 Norte
+56 612 614 381
Pedro Montt 969
+56 612 614 381
  • 6.5
  • 6.8
  • 6.5
  • 8.0
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay
2 Nov 2016
Not recently serviced and over-charging
Pros: Reliable car, available on time for collection. Very friendly and curteous staff.
Cons: Car had not been serviced for some time, and had a number of scratches / markings. Significant overcharging on fuel top up on return.
5.6 Okay
6 Nov 2016
service from Avis was good; but car was too small
Pros: service friendly and helpful
Cons: car too small and fragile for gravel roads in area
6.0 Good
21 Nov 2016
Received a well used compact instead of midsize
Pros: Easy pick up and drop off in terminal. No hassle. Friendly staff fluent in English.
Cons: Crappy car with a pitted windshield and no hubcaps ... tires looked like they were all spare tires. Poor alignment. Reserved a mid size and got a Chevy Aveo. Maybe this is midsize/intermediate in Chile but not as advertised. a Pugeot 301
8.0 Excellent
19 Dec 2016
Cons: We had to wait almost an hour for the agent to arrive to rest us the car. We realize that we thought we would arrive a bit later to the counter.
6.8 Good
10 Jan 2017
Cons: We did not get the quoted price for our rental and paid more
10.0 Excellent
28 Jan 2017
Helpful Staff in Pinta Arenas
Pros: The staff was great and let us pick up our car early and drop it off a little late. In return for taking a car with a chipped and cracked windshield he waived any additional windshield damage which is very likely on the dirt roads.
2.8 Mediocre
11 Sep 2017
Car was not available
Cons: The SUV that I ordered was unavailable and I had to settle for a mid size sedan. Not adequate for my needs. Poor form.
10.0 Excellent
15 Oct 2018
Pros: Muy buena atencion
Rated no. 5
Advantage
advantage
2.4 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Punta Arenas
Advantage
Locations in Punta Arenas
Punta Arenas - Europcar Presidente Carlos Ibanez Airport
+56 612 212 293
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 4.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2.4 Mediocre
4 Sep 2018
Would not recommend to anyone
Cons: When we arrived at the counter, they didn’t find our reservation in their system. We spend almost 1.5 hour waiting to solve the problem, the solution was: we received a worse car than the one we reserved, completely dirt (outside and inside) for the same price. As they couldn’t find the reservation, they couldn’t also verify our insurance purchased. So we would need to buy another insurance or make a deposit 5x the rental fee. In the drop-off, we were delayed for almost 1 hour. If our flight wasn’t delayed, we would ha be lost it
Sunnycars
sunnycars
3 locations in Punta Arenas
Sunnycars
Locations in Punta Arenas
APT Carlos Ibanez del Campo
AVvenida Libertador Bernador
Lbtr Bernardo O Higgins 931
Econorent
econorent
2 locations in Punta Arenas
Econorent
Locations in Punta Arenas
987, BernaRoado O'Higgins
Punta Arenas Airport, Punta Arenas, Chile
keddy by Europcar
keddy
2 locations in Punta Arenas
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Punta Arenas
Aeroporto
Av Libertador Bernardo Ohiggins 964
11 travellers who rented a car in Punta Arenas gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

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Top tips for renting a car in Punta Arenas

  • To truly experience the wide expanses available to you in Punta Arenas, a car is simply a necessity. Renting a vehicle is recommended to all visitors to the area, especially if they want to get to the heart of the Chile’s Patagonia region, in part because there really is no other way to get around the area. Yes, there are buses, but they only offer direct routes and don’t allow for true independence or real freedom of exploration.
  • Looking forward to traversing the end of the world with a hire car? Start by picking up the car right after you land at Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport. Arrivals to the airport will find the hire car desks in the airport’s Arrivals Hall.
  • If you plan on exploring the beautiful countryside surrounding Punta Arenas, make sure your keep on the lookout for one of the area’s most common animals: sheep. One of the major industries of Punta Arenas is sheepherding and, as a result, flocks of sheep are commonly seen crossing roads outside of the city.
  • Though Punta Arenas sits at the end of the world, it also experiences rush hour traffic from time to time. During the week, rush hour typically starts up in the morning at around 8:00 a.m. and quickly cools off at around 9:00 a.m. There is also another brief period of congestion from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. as well. Often during rush hour, Av. José Martínez de Aldunate gets particularly backed up so visitors should take note and avoid it if possible.
  • Book your rental car in Punta Arenas at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Punta Arenas

What is the cheapest car rental company in Punta Arenas?

In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Europcar ($75/day), keddy by Europcar ($129/day) and {4} ({5}/day).

What is the best rental car company in Punta Arenas?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Punta Arenas are Alamo (8.7, 6472 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2264 reviews), and Hertz (7.4, 3835 reviews).

What is the cheapest car hire location in Punta Arenas?

In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Europcar Presidente Carlos Ibanez Del null (17 kilometres from the city centre).

How can I find car rentals near me in Punta Arenas?

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What type of car is recommended for driving in Punta Arenas?

Punta Arenas is typified by smaller, narrower streets due to its small population. It is recommended that drivers stick to smaller vehicles such as sedans, compacts, small 4WD SUVs, and Jeeps if you plan on heading out into rural areas. Smaller cars will have a much easier time finding streetside parking spaces large enough for them in the city and they will have an easier time navigating the city streets and country roads.

What's the speed limit in Punta Arenas?

Roads in the city typically have speed limits of 60 km/h (38 mph), but on occasion lower speed limits of 50 km/h (31 mph) are also seen. On rural roads and outside of built-up areas, the speed limit is usually set to 100 km/h (62 mph), while on major highways the speed limit goes up to 120 km/h (75 mph).

How are gas prices in Punta Arenas?

The average price for petrol in Punta Arenas is CH$780 ($1.13) per liter, which is CH$2952 ($4.28) per gallon of gas.

Where are the best places to park in Punta Arenas?

Parking is fairly available in Punta Arenas and, for the most part, drivers can count on on-street parallel parking to meet most of their parking needs. There are not many parking garages in the city but there are some private parking lots, and most businesses will have their own private parking available for customers and clients.