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Patagonia car hire

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Cheap car hire in Patagonia

Full-size SUV£40/day
Pick-up truck£48/day
Intermediate SUV£27/day
Compact SUV£28/day
Standard SUV£35/day
Supplier choice£92/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Patagonia

  • When it comes to Patagonia car hire, if you plan to cross the border of Argentina and Chile, be sure that you have all the correct paperwork and that you have advised your car hire agency of your intentions. This will likely come at an extra charge, and this depends on the company you select. Also, you’ll typically require documents such as an Authorization Letter from the agency, insurance, your driving licence, and the vehicle registration, as well as a travel itinerary that includes your intended route and destinations in each country.
  • If you’re travelling with your family that includes young children, be aware of the child seat laws in both Argentina and Chile. Children under 12 years of age are required to use appropriate child-restraint systems based on their age, weight, and height. This means that when hiring a vehicle and travelling with children, you should ensure that you have the necessary child seats or booster seats, as per the child's age and size. It's crucial to comply with these laws to ensure the safety of your young passengers and to avoid any legal issues.
  • If you’re thinking about Patagonia car hire for exploring the region, an SUV with four-wheel drive and good ground clearance is ideal. These vehicles handle the region's varying road conditions, including gravel tracks and uneven terrain, ensuring stability and comfort. Power steering enhances manoeuvrability, crucial on winding roads. It's beneficial if the rental includes accessories like a spare tyre, basic tools, and a GPS or reliable navigation system. These features enable you to navigate Patagonia's diverse landscapes with confidence, enhancing your overall travel experience.
  • After you’ve arranged your Patagonia car hire, when driving it's crucial to be prepared for diverse weather conditions, carry spare tyres and essential supplies due to remote areas, and check your route's road conditions beforehand. For border crossings between Argentina and Chile, ensure you have necessary documents like your passport, vehicle insurance, and any required permits. Consider visiting El Chaltén for stunning hikes and landscapes, and Puerto Natales for access to Torres del Paine National Park. Both towns offer picturesque beauty accessible by car and are not to be missed on your adventures.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Patagonia for £43 or less
  • Book your car hire in Patagonia at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Patagonia are around 11% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Patagonia

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Patagonia?

    On average a car hire in Patagonia costs £39 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Patagonia?

    Standard (Class Standard Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Patagonia.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Patagonia?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Rentacar (£17/day), UNITED RENT A CAR (£19/day) and Invernalia Rent a Car (£21/day).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Patagonia?

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

  • Where should I hire a car in Patagonia?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Patagonia are Punta Arenas (41% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Patagonia), El Calafate (13%) and San Carlos de Bariloche (11%).

  • How much does a car hire in Patagonia cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Patagonia costs £363 per week (£52 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Patagonia cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Patagonia costs £1,554 per month (£52 per day).

  • Should I hire a car in Patagonia?

    When it comes to car hire in Patagonia, the choice offers numerous advantages for exploring this vast and diverse region. The flexibility of having your own vehicle allows you to access remote areas, hidden gems, and off-the-beaten-path destinations that are not easily reachable by public transportation. You can customise your itinerary, control your schedule, and stop whenever you please to capture breathtaking landscapes. This autonomy enhances your travel experience, enabling you to fully immerse yourself in Patagonia's natural wonders at your own pace.

  • What is driving like in Patagonia?

    Driving in Patagonia can be an exhilarating yet challenging experience. The roads vary from well-paved highways to gravel tracks, requiring adaptability and caution. Weather conditions are unpredictable, and road signs might be scarce in remote areas. However, the freedom to explore at your pace is rewarding, offering breathtaking landscapes and access to hidden spots. Ensure you're well-prepared with a sturdy vehicle, navigation tools, and knowledge about your route to make the most of your Patagonian road trip.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Patagonia?

    If you’re looking to arrange Patagonia car hire, rental car age requirements vary by company and location. Generally, drivers must be at least 21 or 25 years old, depending on the rental agency. A valid driving licence held for at least a year is essential. International visitors usually need their passport, a credit card for the security deposit, and potentially an International Driving Permit (IDP) if their licence isn't in English or Spanish. It's advised to check with the specific rental agency for their age policies and document requirements.

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    National car hire locations in Patagonia

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    Alamo car hire locations in Patagonia

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    Localiza car hire locations in Patagonia

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    Mitta Rent a Car car hire locations in Patagonia

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