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Salta Airport  Car Rental Mini Guide

Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport

Salta Airport, officially known as Martín Miguel de Güemes International Airport, is located in the scenic Lerma Valley, serving as the primary gateway to the city of Salta and the stunning northwest region of Argentina. This area is celebrated for its rich cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and colonial architecture.

Benefits of Hiring a Car at Salta Airport

Opting for a car hire at Salta Airport through RhinoCarHire offers several advantages for travellers:

  1. Flexibility and Freedom: Car hire provides the freedom to explore Salta and its environs at your own pace, creating personalized itineraries to suit your interests.
  2. Convenience: Avoid the constraints of public transportation schedules and the expense of taxis by having your vehicle ready at the airport.
  3. Access to Diverse Attractions: Salta’s diverse landscapes, from Andean mountains to fertile valleys, are more accessible with a private car.

Key Distances from Salta Airport

  • To Salta City Center: The airport is approximately 12 km from the city center, a drive of about 20 minutes.
  • To Cafayate: A renowned wine region, Cafayate is about 190 km south of Salta, a scenic drive of roughly 3 hours.
  • To Jujuy: Located around 100 km north, Jujuy can be reached in about 1.5 hours, offering a journey through diverse landscapes.

Road Conditions and Traffic

  • Road Quality: Major routes and highways around Salta are generally in good condition, with clear signage.
  • Traffic: Traffic in Salta city can be busy during peak hours, but outside the city, roads are less crowded.
  • Parking: In Salta city, parking is available but can be limited in busy areas. Outside the city, parking is typically more accessible.

Toll Information

  • Tolls: Some highways in Argentina have toll booths. Keep local currency handy for these fees, especially on longer trips.

Recommended Attractions and Scenic Drives

  • Quebrada de Humahuaca: A UNESCO World Heritage site, offering stunning natural scenery, located about 3 hours from Salta.
  • Cuesta del Obispo and Parque Nacional Los Cardones: Scenic routes that offer breathtaking views and unique landscapes, within a few hours' drive from Salta.

Car Rental Tips

  • Vehicle Selection: Choose a vehicle that suits your travel needs, whether it's a compact car for city driving or an SUV for exploring rugged terrains.
  • Rental Process: Ensure you have a valid driver’s license and credit card for the rental. It’s advisable to review insurance options for peace of mind.

Explore Salta and Beyond

With a car rental from Salta Airport, you are set to discover the wonders of northwestern Argentina. Whether it's exploring historical sites, enjoying local gastronomy, or venturing into the natural beauty of the Andes, Salta offers a rich and varied experience.

Current Rental Rates in Salta Airport

Mystery Car Compact or Larger

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.96 EUR/day
Mystery Car Compact or Larger

7 Days rental at 300.74 EUR from 23/09/2024

  3 |
  Manual |

Renault Logan

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.23 EUR/day
Renault Logan

7 Days rental at 302.62 EUR from 23/09/2024

  3 |
  Manual |

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 43.24 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 302.72 EUR from 23/09/2024

  3 |
  Manual |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Salta Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Scenic Drives through the Valleys: Utilize your rental car from Salta Airport to embark on the famous Route 68, a scenic drive through the Lerma Valley leading to Cafayate. Experience the breathtaking landscapes of the Quebrada de las Conchas, with its unique rock formations and vibrant colors.

  • Cafayate Wine Country: Venture south from Salta to Cafayate, the heart of the Calchaquí Valleys' wine region. Explore vineyards set against a backdrop of stunning mountains and sample some of Argentina's finest Torrontés wines. The drive itself offers picturesque views and the opportunity to visit traditional Andean villages.

  • Historic Salta City Exploration: Drive into the heart of Salta to explore its colonial architecture, historic churches, and museums. Don’t miss the MAAM museum, which houses Inca mummies discovered at high altitude, and the bustling Plaza 9 de Julio with its vibrant markets and cafes.

  • Purmamarca and the Hill of Seven Colors: Take a day trip to Purmamarca to witness the Hill of Seven Colors, a natural wonder with stunning mineral hues. The village is a perfect starting point to explore the wider Quebrada de Humahuaca, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its cultural significance and dramatic landscapes.

  • Salinas Grandes Salt Flats: A bit further afield, drive through the spectacular mountain passes to reach the Salinas Grandes, vast salt flats that offer surreal landscapes. The contrast between the bright white salt and the blue sky creates a unique and unforgettable scene, perfect for photography enthusiasts.


Salta Airport - Popular Destinations

  • Salta City Center - Approximately 10 kilometers
  • Cafayate - Approximately 190 kilometers
  • Cachi - Approximately 160 kilometers
  • San Antonio de los Cobres - Approximately 160 kilometers

Our Most Popular Rated Local Car Rental Suppliers from Salta Airport

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Average prices per day in Salta Airport

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