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Should you rent a car in Chile?

Chile is a hugely diverse country where the landscape and scenery changes dramatically from one area to the next. For example it boasts the driest desert in the world near San Pedro de Atacama however around Patagonia you can find glacial fields, fjords, snow capped peaks and beautiful waterfalls. Hiring a car in Chile is definitely the most comfortable and convenient method of traversing this vibrant country and seeing as many of it's sights as possible.

If you are travelling around Chile and trying to keep the costs down, then choosing a hire car from our economy range would be the cheapest option. We have models available such as the Opel Corsa and Ford Focus. If you need a larger vehicle, with the ability to go off road and handle more demanding terrain then we have some capable SUV's on offer to hire such as the Ford Escape, Hyundai Santa Fe and Toyota Rav4.

Most popular locations to collect car hire in Chile:


Cheapest car hire in Chile

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.89 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 265.29 EUR from 22/03/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 301

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.65 EUR/day
Peugeot 301

7 Days rental at 480.56 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.67 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 480.71 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Versa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.67 EUR/day
Nissan Versa

7 Days rental at 480.71 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 301

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 82.06 EUR/day
Peugeot 301

7 Days rental at 574.46 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 301

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 82.06 EUR/day
Peugeot 301

7 Days rental at 574.46 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 301

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 82.06 EUR/day
Peugeot 301

7 Days rental at 574.46 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 301

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 82.06 EUR/day
Peugeot 301

7 Days rental at 574.46 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 301

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 82.06 EUR/day
Peugeot 301

7 Days rental at 574.46 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 301

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 82.06 EUR/day
Peugeot 301

7 Days rental at 574.46 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 53.15 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 372.05 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 53.15 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 372.05 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 53.15 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 372.05 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 53.15 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 372.05 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 53.15 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 372.05 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 53.15 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 372.05 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 53.15 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 372.05 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 53.15 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 372.05 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 53.15 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 372.05 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Navara

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 96.48 EUR/day
Nissan Navara

7 Days rental at 675.38 EUR from 22/03/2021

  0 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW X3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 101.13 EUR/day
BMW X3

7 Days rental at 707.92 EUR from 22/03/2021

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Citroen C5 Aircross

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 80.06 EUR/day
Citroen C5 Aircross

7 Days rental at 560.45 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet D-Max

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 124.80 EUR/day
Chevrolet D-Max

7 Days rental at 873.62 EUR from 20/06/2022

  0 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet D-Max

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 124.80 EUR/day
Chevrolet D-Max

7 Days rental at 873.62 EUR from 20/06/2022

  0 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet D-Max

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 124.80 EUR/day
Chevrolet D-Max

7 Days rental at 873.62 EUR from 20/06/2022

  0 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet D-Max

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 124.80 EUR/day
Chevrolet D-Max

7 Days rental at 873.62 EUR from 20/06/2022

  0 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet D-Max

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 124.80 EUR/day
Chevrolet D-Max

7 Days rental at 873.62 EUR from 20/06/2022

  0 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet D-Max

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 124.80 EUR/day
Chevrolet D-Max

7 Days rental at 873.62 EUR from 20/06/2022

  0 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet D-Max

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 124.80 EUR/day
Chevrolet D-Max

7 Days rental at 873.62 EUR from 20/06/2022

  0 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet D-Max

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 124.80 EUR/day
Chevrolet D-Max

7 Days rental at 873.62 EUR from 20/06/2022

  0 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Carnival

8 Adults, 5 Doors

From 102.99 EUR/day
Kia Carnival

7 Days rental at 720.98 EUR from 22/03/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Chile

  • You drive on the right-hand side of the road in Chile, the steering wheel will be on the right
  • Automatic car rental in Chile is very popular, allowing you to concentrate fully on the task at hand
  • There are toll roads in Chile, keep some cash to hand but you can pay by credit card
  • The Pan-American Highway runs north to south and is always worth driving a stretch just to say you’ve driven it
  • There are 8 car rental companies in Chile and the average waiting time is 18 minutes at the car rental desk

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Chile

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    100kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    100-120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    CLP  944.01/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    30mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    CLP

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Car rental agent statistics in Chile

  • 7.1/10
    Highest rated agent:
    CHILEAN RENT A CAR
  • 6.2/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    UNITED RENT A CAR
  • 315
    Total number of reviews in
    Chile
  • 20
    Most Locations in Chile:
    EUROPCAR
  • 8
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 8
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Chile

ItemPercent
January€ 60
February€ 66
March€ 65
April€ 61
May€ 58
June€ 58
July€ 58
August€ 58
September€ 54
October€ 52
November€ 54
December€ 57
ItemPercent
January€ 46
February€ 51
March€ 52
April€ 48
May€ 46
June€ 46
July€ 42
August€ 42
September€ 41
October€ 41
November€ 44
December€ 45
ItemPercent
January€ 77
February€ 83
March€ 92
April€ 78
May€ 73
June€ 79
July€ 77
August€ 78
September€ 85
October€ 76
November€ 92
December€ 97
ItemPercent
January€ 69
February€ 80
March€ 80
April€ 71
May€ 70
June€ 68
July€ 59
August€ 59
September€ 59
October€ 61
November€ 64
December€ 64
ItemPercent
January€ 37
February€ 43
March€ 41
April€ 35
May€ 32
June€ 31
July€ 34
August€ 34
September€ 32
October€ 30
November€ 32
December€ 34
ItemPercent
January€ 82
February€ 90
March€ 86
April€ 83
May€ 81
June€ 79
July€ 76
August€ 75
September€ 76
October€ 82
November€ 79
December€ 80
ItemPercent
January€ 49
February€ 77
March€ 51
April€ 46
May€ 61
June€ 52
July€ 53
August€ 54
September€ 49
October€ 43
November€ 43
December€ 50
ItemPercent
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Chile

DieselUnleaded
May , 2022

€ 1.02

€ 1.28

Apr , 2022

€ 1.04

€ 1.30

Mar , 2022

€ 1.04

€ 1.30

Feb , 2022

€ 0.96

€ 1.21

Jan , 2022

€ 0.93

€ 1.18

Dec , 2021

€ 0.82

€ 1.07

Nov , 2021

€ 0.84

€ 1.11

Oct , 2021

€ 0.79

€ 1.06

Sep , 2021

€ 0.77

€ 1.04

Aug , 2021

€ 0.75

€ 1.03

Jul , 2021

€ 0.77

€ 1.08

Jun , 2021

€ 0.75

€ 1.07

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
May , 2022 1.02 1.28
Apr , 2022 1.04 1.30
Mar , 2022 1.04 1.30
Feb , 2022 0.96 1.21
Jan , 2022 0.93 1.18
Dec , 2021 0.82 1.07
Nov , 2021 0.84 1.11
Oct , 2021 0.79 1.06
Sep , 2021 0.77 1.04
Aug , 2021 0.75 1.03
Jul , 2021 0.77 1.08
Jun , 2021 0.75 1.07

Car rental price statistics in Chile

  • € 372.05
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 133.78
    Highest daily price:
    Chevrolet D-Max
  • 95
    Total cars available
     
  • 15
    Most popular model:
    Chevrolet D-Max
  • 9
    Location with most cars:
    Santiago - Arturo Merino Benitez - Airport
  • € 53.2 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    EUROPCAR - Temuco - La Araucania - Airport

FAQs about car hire in Chile

How much does it cost to hire a car in Chile?

Car hire in Chile starts from just €53.20 per day for a (economy) class car from Europcar. The average price to hire a car in Chile is just €86.10 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Chile is a Chevrolet D-Max car for a (intermediate) class from Europcar costing €133.80 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Chile?

We often have special offers on car hire in Chile including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Chile?

Car hire prices in Chile are kept low thanks to the 2 car hire companies across the country. With over 25 car hire locations and 438 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Chile.

Who is the best car hire company in Chile?

Based on over reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Chile Is who score on average /10 across all locations in Chile.

What is the most popular car hire location in Chile?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Chile is Santiago - Arturo Merino Benitez - Airport with 2 car hire companies and 9 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Chile?

Current fuel prices in Chile are €1.278/ltr for petrol and €1.024/ltr for diesel as of 2 May 2022, it’ll cost on average €51 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €41 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Chile?

Speed limits in Chile are in km/h and are generally 40-60 km/h on urban roads, 100 km/h on rural roads and 100-120 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Chile?

Europcar is the cheapest car hire company in Chile offering a (economy) class car such as the Peugeot 208 for as little as €372.40 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Chile?

The most popular car hire category in Chile is the Chevrolet D-Max available from 1 car hire companies in over 15 locations.

Do you need a rental car in Chile

Chile is a long sliver of a country located on the west coast of South America which borders Argentina to the east and Bolivia to the north. It has plenty of beach resorts along the South Pacific Ocean coastline such as Vina del Mar and thousands of Chileans flock there every summer to enjoy the sea and relax on the beach.

Hiring a car is the best way to see the dramatic Chilean landscape in the Patagonia region in the south, the eerie landscape of the Atacama Desert in the north and the many national parks such as the Llanos de Challes and the Laguna del Laja. Some of the best ski resorts in Chile are El Colorado, Portillo, La Parva and the Valle Nevado. If you are planning on skiing in Chile we have a range of optional extras you can add onto your rental booking that would be useful, including ski rack, snow tyres and snow chains.
 

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Car Hire Antofagasta
€37.0
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €43.8 per day
Compact 4 5 3 from €53.8 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €37.0 per day
Car Hire Puerto Montt Airport
€35.2
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €35.2 per day
Compact 4 5 3 from €47.7 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €37.0 per day
Car Hire Santiago
€24.7
 
 
Economy 5 5 2 from €24.7 per day
Standard 4 5 5 from €33.8 per day
Compact 4 5 3 from €28.2 per day
Car Hire Vina del Mar
€34.0
 
 
Economy 5 5 2 from €34.0 per day
Compact 4 5 3 from €37.6 per day
Mini 3 4 1 from €35.2 per day