Cheapest car hire in Chile

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
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Laws and rules of the road when driving in Chile

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    R

    Road Driving Side

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    40-60km/h

    Urban speed Limit

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    100km/h

    Rural Speed Limit

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    100-120km/h

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    CLP  701.73/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    30mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    CLP

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    21

    Min Rental Age

    17

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 7.6/10)

Lynsey

UK

8/10
As part of my t

As part of my tour around Chile I spent a week in Antofagasta - decided to hire a car there as there were loads of places I wanted to visit and see so a car was really good.

11/10/2019
Robert

 

8/10
How about fuel

How about fuel in the car! You should be able to return the car full or the same amount as it started.

28/07/2019
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Compare car rental agents in Chile

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Econorent
21
8.0/10
547
€ 23.70
€ 46.88
€ 31.81
€ 52.72
 Budget
16
6.0/10
637
€ 27.85
€ 26.96
€ 45.61
 Alamo
5
5.9/10
73
€ 27.86
€ 26.97
€ 49.02
€ 60.96
 Europcar
21
5.9/10
147
€ 60.95
 Avis
21
5.0/10
724
€ 49.30
€ 57.70
€ 113.11
€ 121.51

Car rental agent statistics in Chile

  • 8.2/10
    Highest rated agent:
    ECONORENT
  • 4.5/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    BUDGET
  • 2,128
    Total number of reviews in
    Chile
  • 21
    Most Locations in Chile:
    AVIS
  • 25
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 8
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Chile

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Chile

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun , 2020 0.60 0.88
May , 2020 0.66 0.95
Apr , 2020 0.65 0.92
Mar , 2020 0.68 0.96
Feb , 2020 0.74 1.01
Jan , 2020 0.77 1.02
Dec , 2019 0.80 1.08
Nov , 2019 0.69 0.94
Oct , 2019 0.78 1.06
Sep , 2019 0.77 1.06
Aug , 2019 0.75 1.06
Jul , 2019 0.77 1.10

Car rental price statistics in Chile

  • € 165.90
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 192.03
    Highest daily price:
    Kia Carnival
  • 610
    Total cars available
     
  • 49
    Most popular model:
    Chevrolet Spark
  • 51
    Location with most cars:
    Santiago - Arturo Merino Benitez - Airport
  • € 23.7 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    ECONORENT - Santiago - Las Condes

FAQs about car hire in Chile

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

Car hire in Chile starts from just €23.70 per day for a (mini) class car from Econorent. The average price to hire a car in Chile is just €57.90 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Chile is a Kia Carnival car for a (standard elite) class from Avis costing €192.00 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 6 car hire companies across the country. With over 32 car hire locations and 2,825 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Chile.

Who is the best car hire company in Chile?

Based on over 2,128 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Chile Is Econorent who score on average 8.0/10 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 6 car hire companies and 51 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Chile?

Current fuel prices in Chile are €0.95/ltr for petrol and €0.67/ltr for diesel as of 6 April 2020, it’ll cost on average €38 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €27 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?

Econorent is the cheapest car hire company in Chile offering a (mini) class car such as the Peugeot 107 for as little as €165.90 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Chile?

The most popular car hire category in Chile is the Peugeot 301 available from 2 car hire companies in over 24 locations.

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:

Chile Mini Guide

Like the backbone of a huge animal, Chile runs it long, thin course down the South American continent's broad back - the Pacific coast for 4200 km (2610 miles), and is never more than 400 km (about 250 miles) and usually less than 200 km (about 125 miles) in width. It has every kind of climate, from deserts to icy wastes. The most hospitable area are in the centre of the country, around the capital, Santiago, especially the coastal lowlands and the great valley which lies between the double chain of the Andes. In the north lies the Atacama Desert, a hostile expanse of sand and pebbles stretching for 1000 km (620 miles). The south, by contrast, is one of the stormiest places, 1000 km (620 miles) of mountains, forest, volcanoes and desolate islands a rain drenched wilderness of fire, sea and ice.

The teeming sea along the coast is rich in tuna and sardines, which are processed by numerous fish-canning factories. The sea also brings to the coastal towns a climate that is more moderate, though still hot, than the extreme conditions inland. The Peruvian Current sweeps cool water northwards along the coast preventing the formation of rain clouds - the cause of the conditions inland. In the foothills of the Andes, the height cools the weather and people grow oranges, lemon and mandarins.

Chile's territory does not end at Tierra del Fuego. There are islands in the Pacific and Antarctic that arc also possessions of Chile, among which perhaps the most interesting are the Juan Fernandez archipelago, about 640km (400 miles) west of Chile, and Easter Island, 3,780km (2,350 miles) out in the Pacific.

 

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Fuel Prices in Chile

  • Price of petrol in Chile in April

    € 0.95/Ltr

    ($ 1.16/Ltr | 701.73/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Chile in April

    € 0.67/Ltr

    ($ 0.82/Ltr | 494.90/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Chile in April

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 38.00  ($ 46.53) | € 26.80  ($ 32.82)
Compact € 38.00  ($ 46.53) | € 26.80  ($ 32.82)
Full Size € 47.50  ($ 58.17) | € 33.50  ($ 41.02)
SUV € 57.00  ($ 69.80) | € 40.20  ($ 49.23)
Carrier € 66.50  ($ 81.43) | € 46.90  ($ 57.43)

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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.