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Your Car Rental Guide from Trelew Airport (Almirante Marcos A. Zar )

Embarking on a journey to explore Patagonia? Starting from Trelew could be your gateway to this breathtaking region. Renting a car from Almirante Marcos A. Zar Airport (often referred to as Trelew Airport, REL) gives you the autonomy to chart your own path. Let's navigate the essentials for your drive.

Advantages of Renting from Trelew Airport:

  1. Strategic Location: Situated roughly 7 km from Trelew's center, the airport is a convenient point to kickstart your Patagonian exploration.
  2. Diverse Selection: With an array of rental agencies stationed at the airport, you can pick a vehicle aligned with your travel needs and budget.
  3. Unbounded Exploration: Car rental grants you the freedom to craft your itinerary, from the coastal vistas of Puerto Madryn to the distant landscapes of Peninsula Valdes.

Departing from Trelew Airport:

  • Main Exit Route: The principal route connecting the airport to Trelew and beyond is Ruta Nacional 3.
  • Distance to Downtown: A mere 7 km separates you from the heart of Trelew. A typical drive, contingent on traffic, takes about 10-15 minutes.

On-the-Road Insights:

  1. Tolls: While the road network in and around Trelew is predominantly toll-free, always carry some local currency in case of unexpected toll points, especially as you venture farther.
  2. Road Quality: Major roads, especially Ruta Nacional 3, are well-kept. However, as you explore the rugged terrains of Patagonia, be ready for variable conditions.
  3. Traffic Flow: Trelew's traffic is considerably milder than metropolitan areas, but always remain vigilant, especially around intersections and during peak hours.

Navigating Trelew's Driving Nuances:

  • Right-Hand Drive: As in the rest of Argentina, you'll drive on the right side.
  • Parking Norms: In the city, you'll find a mix of free and paid parking spots. Make sure to observe any signage.
  • Seat Belts: A non-negotiable – every vehicle occupant must buckle up.
  • Mobile Phones: Ensure you have a hands-free setup if you plan to use your phone while driving.
  • Alcohol Regulations: The legal blood alcohol limit stands at 0.05%. It's always safer to refrain from drinking if you're driving.

Must-Visit Spots Nearby:

  1. Museo Paleontológico Egidio Feruglio: Just a quick drive from the airport, this museum offers insights into Patagonia's ancient past and its dinosaurs.
  2. Puerto Madryn: About an hour's drive away, this coastal city is a hub for whale watching and beach activities.
  3. Peninsula Valdes: Extend your drive to witness this UNESCO World Heritage site, famed for its unique marine wildlife.

In Summary:

Initiating your Patagonian odyssey with a car rental from Trelew Airport is a smart choice, providing the freedom to delve deep into the region's rich natural tapestry. From coastal towns to the rugged wilderness, Patagonia beckons.


Current Rental Rates in Trelew Airport

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.75 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 320.30 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Etios XS

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.20 EUR/day
Toyota Etios XS

7 Days rental at 337.41 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Logan

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 78.37 EUR/day
Renault Logan

7 Days rental at 548.62 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

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

  • The airport is called Almirante Marcos A Zar Airport after the Argentinian naval commander.
  • It’s only five miles into Trelew from the airport and 17 miles to Rawson, the regional capital
  • It was the scene of the Trelew Massacre in 1972 when prisoners escaped from the local jail and hijacked a plane before being stopped by the army
  • Only domestic flights operate from the airport

 

Popular car hire destinations in Trelew Airport

Best car rental companies in Trelew Airport

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Trelew Airport car hire information

  • 9.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
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