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Pick-up locationPunta Arenas
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Rental locations21
Airport locations11

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KAYAK’s 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
  • Standard rental cars in Punta Arenas are around 24% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Punta Arenas

  • 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).

  • 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.

  • How much is gas price in Punta Arenas?

    The average gas price in Punta Arenas is ₪21.37 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪256 and ₪342, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Punta Arenas?

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

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

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Punta Arenas?

    A Standard car rental in Punta Arenas costs ₪322 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car rental cost in Punta Arenas?

    A Full Size car rental in Punta Arenas costs ₪307 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Punta Arenas?

    An Intermediate car rental in Punta Arenas costs ₪297 per day, on average.

Punta Arenas car rental reviews and directory

Avis

8.1

Very good

23 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.4

Comfort

8.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.4

2 locations in Punta Arenas

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Apo Carlos Ibanez Del Campo

+56 61 261 4381

Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 19:00
Sunday09:00 - 19:00

Ohiggins 808

+56 61 261 4381

Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 19:00
Saturday10:00 - 16:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Customer service here is 10/10. They were very accommodating when we had to return the vehicle late due to an unexpected road closure.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Easy everything, personable staff.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick and easy delivery and great customer service

Cons:

It’s all great

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Muy buena atencion

2.8 Poor

Sep 2017

KAYAK

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 Wonderful

Jan 2017

KAYAK

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.

1 out of 6

Hertz

8.0

Very good

2 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Punta Arenas

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Lbtr Bernardo Ohiggins 931

Monday14:30 - 18:3009:00 - 19:00
Tuesday14:30 - 18:3009:00 - 19:00
Wednesday14:30 - 18:3009:00 - 19:00
Thursday14:30 - 18:3009:00 - 19:00
Friday14:30 - 18:3009:00 - 19:00
Saturday09:00 - 19:00

Presidente Carlos Ibanez Ap

+56 61 261 3087

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful staff. Very slow computers on both pickup and drop off. But a good experience and vehicle.

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

6.5

Cleanliness

6.8

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

6.5

2 locations in Punta Arenas

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Aeroporto

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Av Libertador Bernardo Ohiggins 964

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2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
They cancelled on my last minute and I had to scramble to get a car through another service. Absolutely terrible- they should not have accepted a reservation without having enough cars.

1 out of 1

Europcar

5.7

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

7.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

5.7

2 locations in Punta Arenas

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Av Libertador Bernardo Ohiggins 964

+56 61 220 2720

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Presidente Carlos Ibanez Del

+56 61 221 2293

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8.0 Very good

Feb 2024

KAYAK
I had already purchased rental insurance when I booked my car, but when I was picking up my car they made me purchase another insurance plan to keep from putting a $6000 hold on my credit card. After purchasing the additional insurance they still put a large hold on my credit card anyway. Very confusing slow pick-up, but overall the car was in great condition and performed without any issues.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
They gave our car away. Our flight was coming into Punta Arenas a bit later than expected- we attempted to call and send an email but couldn’t make contact with the provided contact information. When we got there (less than 2 hours past our reservation time), the staff was quite rude, not helpful and said they had given our car way. Very poor customer service.

7.6 Good

Jan 2017

KAYAK

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.

2.0 Poor

Apr 2023

KAYAK
This was one of the worst car rentals I have ever experienced. When I went to pick it up they required more documentation than I felt was necessary. I had to get a taxi back to my hotel and back to the rental car company. As I was filling out the paperwork I saw them messing with the tailgate which was having a hard time closing. Then was told that I couldn't drop off the car before the branch opened (my buss left at 7:30 and they open at 9;00 AM) after a few phone calls I can drop it off early but for an additional $50 (USD). I don't have many options so I had to agree. Then I get the car and it is not only dirty but there is gooey unknown substances all over the back seat. after a few minutes on the road (after being ensured the tailgate was fixed) the door open charm starts in. The tailgate gave me problems the entire time I had the car. Upon drop off I asked for a ride to the bus station, about 2 miles away. (since I paid $50 to drop off early) they called a cab and had me wait outside. I will never rent from this company again.

4.0 Mediocre

Jan 2023

KAYAK
They required me to provide a passport to rent the car, although there was nothing in the information I read prior to renting that indicated that. It just said I needed to provide an ID. This was a considerable inconvenience as I had to return to our cruise ship to retrieve the document.

4.0 Mediocre

May 2022

KAYAK
The pickup was problematic. One of the attendants was a total slouch, the other was great. But more importantly the car had maintenance lights on when we picked it up - so we had to burn a day while they addressed those. But the main problem is they hit us with a one way fee of 950 USD. Which would be fine, BUT Europcar and KAYAK didnt make this clear when we booked months in advance. They make it appear as if the total cost is the amount we prepaid online and hide this extra fee until you’re already at the counter and its too late. Shame on both of them.

1 out of 2

Mitta Rent a Car

7.3

Good

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2 locations in Punta Arenas

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Libertador Bernardo O'Higgins 931, Punta Arenas, Región de Magallanes y de la Antártica Chilena.

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Punta Arenas Airport

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Econorent

6.4

Okay

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2 locations in Punta Arenas

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987, BernaRoado O'Higgins

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Punta Arenas Airport, Punta Arenas, Chile

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

4.9

Mediocre

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One location in Punta Arenas

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Av Libertador Bernardo Ohiggins 964

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FlexWays

2.0

Poor

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Federico García Lorca 0473

+54 9 11 5259 9877

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport

+54 9 11 5259 9877

Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00

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Seelmann Rent a Car

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2 locations in Punta Arenas

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Maipú 1169

+56 2 2346 3500

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Punta Arenas Airport - Meet and Greet

+56 2 2346 3500

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Punta Arenas

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APT Carlos Ibanez del Campo

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AVvenida Libertador Bernador

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Alamo

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One location in Punta Arenas

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Punta Arenas Casilla 108 D

+56 2974 0188

Monday00:00 - 00:00
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Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Shouqi

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One location in Punta Arenas

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Presidente Carlos Ibanez Del

+86 10 6064 1387

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33 travelers who rented a car in Punta Arenas gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

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