Punta Arenas car hire

Punta Arenas car hire

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Punta Arenas, Chile
2 Nov — 9 Nov
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Punta Arenas, Chile
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Punta Arenas car hire information

Pick-up locationPunta Arenas
Hire locations15
Airport locations7

Punta Arenas car hire reviews and directory

From £53/dayRated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Punta Arenas
Hertz
Locations in Punta Arenas
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent6 Feb 2019
Very helpful staff. Very slow computers on both pickup and drop off. But a good experience and vehicle.
From £48/dayRated no. 2
Europcar
Most popular
8 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Punta Arenas
Europcar
Locations in Punta Arenas
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Recent reviews
7.6 Good30 Jan 2017
Border ProblemsThe car was new, and fit our needs perfectly. We had plenty of room for ourselves and luggage.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.
From £38/dayRated no. 3
Avis
Cheapest deal
7.3 Good (13 reviews)
2 locations in Punta Arenas
Avis
Locations in Punta Arenas
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent15 Oct 2018
Muy buena atencion
2.8 Mediocre11 Sep 2017
Car was not availableThe 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 Excellent28 Jan 2017
Helpful Staff in Pinta ArenasThe 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.
6.8 Good10 Jan 2017
We did not get the quoted price for our rental and paid more
8.0 Excellent19 Dec 2016
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.
6.0 Good21 Nov 2016
Received a well used compact instead of midsizeEasy pick up and drop off in terminal. No hassle. Friendly staff fluent in English.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
5.6 Okay6 Nov 2016
service from Avis was good; but car was too smallservice friendly and helpfulcar too small and fragile for gravel roads in area
5.6 Okay2 Nov 2016
Not recently serviced and over-chargingReliable car, available on time for collection. Very friendly and curteous staff.Car had not been serviced for some time, and had a number of scratches / markings. Significant overcharging on fuel top up on return.
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Sunnycars
3 locations in Punta Arenas
Sunnycars
Locations in Punta Arenas
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Econorent
2 locations in Punta Arenas
Econorent
Locations in Punta Arenas
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FlexWays
2 locations in Punta Arenas
FlexWays
Locations in Punta Arenas
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From £56/day
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Punta Arenas
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Punta Arenas
Recent reviews
16 travellers who hired a car in Punta Arenas gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.6

Car hire locations in or near Punta Arenas

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

£59/day

Good deal

£47/day

When to book a car hire in Punta Arenas

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Punta Arenas

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Punta Arenas car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Punta Arenas.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Punta Arenas car rental.

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.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Punta Arenas for £47 or less
  • Book your car hire in Punta Arenas at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hires in Punta Arenas are around -44% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Punta Arenas

  • Some car hire companies in Punta Arenas which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Avis and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Punta Arenas costs £59 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Punta Arenas is £3.30 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £40 and £53, depending on the car size.

  • Standard (Class Standard SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Punta Arenas.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Pres Ibanez airport include Europcar, Avis, Hertz and keddy by Europcar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Pres Ibanez airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Avis, Hertz and keddy by Europcar.

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

  • A Standard car hire in Punta Arenas costs £85 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Punta Arenas costs £63 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car hire in Punta Arenas costs £77 per day, on average.

  • In Punta Arenas, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar Presidente Carlos Ibanez Del (11 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Punta Arenas costs £411 per week (£59 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Punta Arenas costs £1,760 per month (£59 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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.