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Calama car rentals from $27/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Calama with a pick-up date of 4/5 and drop-off date of 4/10. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Calama

Economy$27/day
Compact$30/day
Intermediate$30/day
Pickup truck$61/day
Intermediate SUV$35/day
Compact SUV$36/day
Standard SUV$56/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Calama

  • Plonked amidst the wide, Chilean landscape with no other big cities nearby, it is highly recommended to get a rental car when coming to Calama. This will let you get the most out of your trip and explore the city conveniently on your own four wheels. With a rental car you could also discover the beauty of the Reserva Nacional Alto Loa, which is a 2-hour drive to the north, or roam through the breathtaking beauty of the Atacama Desert.
  • El Loa Airport is about twenty minutes by car from Calama, so it is advised to pick up a rental car directly from there to save the hassle of traveling into the city with alternative transport or expensive cabs – also because there is no public transport going into the city. Head to the agency desks following the signs from the terminal and choose the Avenue Balmaceda for the quickest route to Calama.
  • Driving in Calama should generally cause no problems for most drivers, but bear in mind that road conditions in Calama and the whole of Chile can be poor and riddled with potholes. It is important to inquire whether the rental insurance covers damages to the underside of the car, and it is also important to reduce your speed and approach damaged streets with caution.
  • As Calama is not a big city and is located remotely, there are no painstaking rush hours to worry about. However, December to February is the high season for tourists visiting the Atacama Desert, so tourism can mean increased traffic, but there should be no major delays for drivers in general.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Calama for $44 or less
  • Book your rental car in Calama at least 3 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Calama are around 45% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini rental cars in Calama are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Calama

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Calama?

    As the streets may be in poor condition and some roads are merely dirt tracks, a truck or SUV is highly recommended. With a city car, passengers could feel sick quickly due to the unsteady roads, and there could even be damages to less robust cars. With an SUV, you gain good road grip without having to maneuver a bulky car.

  • What’s the speed limit in Calama?

    Within city limits, the maximum speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph) and there are some roads that permit 60 km/h (38 mph). Secondary rural roads allow up to 100 km/h (62 mph), but drivers should also take the road conditions into account. Freeways permit 120 km/h (75 mph) unless posted otherwise.

  • Where are the best places to park in Calama?

    Many hotels in Calama have hotels with their own parking lot, so ask your accommodation whether a spot for your rental car is included, as this is the easiest and most convenient way to find a parking space for your car. There are also public parking lots, like the Estacionamiento Progreso Calama, the Estacionamiento Centro, or the Carpe Diem parking lot, that are good options when leaving the hotel for the city.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Calama?

    On average a rental car in Calama costs $49 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Calama found in the last 2 weeks is $29.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Calama?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at UNITED RENT A CAR ($27/day), Chilean Rent A Car ($30/day) and Avis ($43/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at UNITED RENT A CAR Calama El Loa airport null (3 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Calama?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Calama. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Calama?

    The average gas price in Calama is $5.10 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $61 and $82, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Calama?

    Mini (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Calama.

  • Which car rental companies are at El Loa airport (CJC)?

    Car rental companies onsite at El Loa airport include Chilean Rent A Car, Ace, UNITED RENT A CAR, Avis, INTERRENT, Budget, Europcar, Econorent, A Car Rental and Fox.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at El Loa airport (CJC)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from El Loa airport to off-airport locations include Ace, Avis, INTERRENT, Budget, Europcar, Econorent, and Hertz.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Calama?

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

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Calama?

    A Mini car rental in Calama costs $28 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Calama?

    An Economy car rental in Calama costs $30 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Calama?

    An Intermediate car rental in Calama costs $44 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Calama?

    In Calama, cars are most frequently rented at UNITED RENT A CAR Calama El Loa airport (3 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Calama?

    On average a rental car in Calama costs $337 per week ($48 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Calama?

    On average a rental car in Calama costs $1,443 per month ($48 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Calama?

    Most car rental providers in Calama offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Calama, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Calama?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 27 car rental agencies in Calama.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Calama?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Calama?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Calama so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

Calama car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Calama

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Locations in Calama

Apto El Loa

Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00

Parque Apiac Sitio #3c

+56 55 234 1380

Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00

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Europcar

6.2

Cleanliness

6.5

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.0

Value for money

5.0

2 locations in Calama

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El Loa Airport

+56 55 257 8170

Opening times not available

Parque Industrial Apiac Sitio 1-c

+56 55 257 8300

Opening times not available

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4.8 Mediocre

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Crappy car

3.6 Poor

Sep 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

My insurance (which I purchased separately from Europcar) was not recognized by the company, and I was forced to leave a $3000 deposit (on my credit card) when picking up the car - and I found out that I was also charged another $700 for a reason I ignore! When I returned the car, they insisted that there were additional scratches (which is completely false) and refused to return my deposit. I am now trying to find a way to get my deposit back (and the additional $700 charge, which I don't understand). Terrible experience. Will never use this company again.

1 out of 1

National

5.8

Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

5.0

One location in Calama

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Felix Hojos 2177 Ii Region

+56 5522 8528

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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2.0 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff of the main car company (not National) was friendly.

Cons:

Literally doesn't exist. No cars available despite confirmation. Subcontracts the location through another company. Forced to get car from another company last minute. Avoid.

9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff in Calama (Miguel) was amazing! Very smooth process, great communication and convenient advises. Pick-up process very fast and easy. The blocked amount in my credit card was about 400 USD.

Cons:

Everything was just fine!

1 out of 1

Avis

4.4

Mediocre

4 reviews

Cleanliness

4.3

Comfort

4.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.7

Value for money

4.8

3 locations in Calama

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Av Balmaceda 2634

+56 9 8717 7780

Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 18:30

El Loa Airport

Monday07:30 - 22:30
Tuesday07:30 - 22:30
Wednesday07:30 - 22:30
Thursday07:30 - 22:30
Friday07:30 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 19:00
Sunday09:00 - 19:00

Parq Ind Apiac Galp 18-19

+56 2 2795 3963

Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 18:30

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2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
No one was at the desk on arrival. I was stuck until the next day. I left a note for them to call when they got in the next day to confirm they had my car. I received no communication. I will never use Avis again

4.4 Mediocre

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy, although I never received a receipt.

Cons:

The staff at the time of rental were rude and unhelpful. It also took over an hour to complete the rental. The car they gave me didn't feel safe -- it was a very high clearance vehicle that fishtailed every time I hit a bump or pothole in the road.

4.0 Mediocre

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was horrible. Deposit was ridiculously high

2.0 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Avis was close when arrive to airport so I had to canceled and rent another company

1 out of 2

Budget

3.3

Cleanliness

4.4

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.6

Value for money

3.2

3 locations in Calama

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Av Balmaceda 2634

+56 9 8717 7780

Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 18:30

El Loa

Monday07:30 - 22:30
Tuesday07:30 - 22:30
Wednesday07:30 - 22:30
Thursday07:30 - 22:30
Friday07:30 - 22:30
Saturday09:00 - 19:00
Sunday09:00 - 19:00

Parq Ind Apiac Galp 18-19

+56 9 5229 3406

Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 18:30

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2.0 Poor

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Everything

2.0 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

They tried to force an insurance purchase over a 7000 USD guarantee in case I didn't get it. I did not get the car with this company.

Cons:

There is no chance of getting a car without paying their own insurance (expensive obviously).

3.6 Poor

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Waited for the attendant for over 90 minutes bc no one was at the front desk!

2.0 Poor

Jun 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

They referred me to another company

Cons:

The company was able to see my reservation in their computer, but were unwilling to honor it. They said that they only hone reservations made more than 48 hours in advance. I am concerned that I will be double charged, as it required a credit card t secure my reservation

5.6 Fair

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The drop off was easy.

Cons:

The pick up was terrible. The whole process took 45 minutes. On top of that, a microphone fell out of the lining of the car ceiling and was very off-putting.

8.0 Very good

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

A bit slow picking it up. Thankfully there was no line. The agent was pleasant enough but it took 20 minutes.

1 out of 4

Sixt

7.3

Good

No reviews available

One location in Calama

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Aeropuerto El Loa Calama

+56 2 2513 6000

Monday07:30 - 22:30
Tuesday07:30 - 22:30
Wednesday07:30 - 22:30
Thursday07:30 - 22:30
Friday07:30 - 22:30
Saturday08:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 21:00

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Ace

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

2 locations in Calama

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Aeropuerto El Loa Local 6

+56 55 231 1325

Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 18:30
Saturday09:00 - 19:00

Almirante Juan Jose' Latorre

+56 55 234 1076

Monday08:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:30
Friday08:30 - 18:30
Saturday09:00 - 19:00

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keddy by Europcar

7.9

Good

No reviews available

4 locations in Calama

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2634, Avenida Balmaceda

Opening times not available

Calama

Opening times not available

Calama Downtown

Opening times not available

Parque Industrial Apiac Sitio 1-C, Calama

+56 552 578 300

Monday14:30 - 18:3008:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:3014:30 - 18:30
Wednesday08:30 - 18:3014:30 - 18:30
Thursday14:30 - 18:3008:30 - 18:30
Friday14:30 - 18:3008:30 - 18:30

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Mitta Rent a Car

7.3

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Calama

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Locations in Calama

Calama Airport

Opening times not available

Parque Apiac sitio 3C, Calama, Región de Antofagasta.

Opening times not available

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Econorent

7.0

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Calama

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Calama

+56 55 221 1325

Monday07:30 - 22:30
Tuesday07:30 - 22:30
Wednesday07:30 - 22:30
Thursday07:30 - 22:30
Friday07:30 - 22:30
Saturday07:30 - 22:30

San Jose Latorre 2507

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Chilean Rent A Car

6.6

Okay

No reviews available

Most popular

One location in Calama

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Locations in Calama

El Loa Airport

+56 229 638 760

Opening times not available

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Fox

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Calama

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Europcar, Aeropuerto El Loa

+56 55 257 8170

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

1First Car Rental

8.9

Very good

No reviews available

One location in Calama

Locations in Calama

Calama El Loa airport

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Localiza

8.1

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Calama

Locations in Calama

Aeropuerto El Loa Calama, ., Calama

+56 5818 6097

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00

Ruta 25, Calle Barrio Indust.

Opening times not available

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INTERRENT

6.3

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Calama

from $28/day

Locations in Calama

El Loa Airport

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Routes Car & Truck Rentals

4.9

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Calama

Locations in Calama

El Loa Airport

Monday09:00 - 19:00
Tuesday09:00 - 19:00
Wednesday09:00 - 19:00
Thursday09:00 - 19:00
Friday09:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:30 - 18:30
Sunday09:00 - 19:00

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Euro Rent a Car

No score available yet

3 locations in Calama

Locations in Calama

Av. Balmaceda 2634

Opening times not available

Avenida La Paz 1675, Calama, Chile

Opening times not available

Calama El Loa airport

Opening times not available

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A Car Rental

No score available yet

2 locations in Calama

from $30/day

Locations in Calama

Aeropuerto El Loa

Opening times not available

Avenida La Paz 1675

Opening times not available

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Euro Rent

No score available yet

2 locations in Calama

Locations in Calama

El Aeropuerto El Loa​

+56 9 9207 9205

Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 19:00
Sunday09:00 - 19:00

Hotel Diego de Almagro, Av, La Paz 1675, Calama

+56 9 9207 9205

Monday08:00 - 21:00
Tuesday08:00 - 21:00
Wednesday08:00 - 21:00
Thursday08:00 - 21:00
Friday08:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 19:00
Sunday09:00 - 19:00

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First Rent A Car

No score available yet

2 locations in Calama

Locations in Calama

Aeropuerto El Loa

Opening times not available

Antofagasta 2268

Opening times not available

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Alamo

No score available yet

One location in Calama

Locations in Calama

Felix Hojos 2177 I Region

+56 552 594 149

Monday14:00 - 18:3008:30 - 18:30
Tuesday08:30 - 18:3014:00 - 18:30
Wednesday14:00 - 18:3008:30 - 18:30
Thursday08:30 - 18:3014:00 - 18:30
Friday14:00 - 18:3008:30 - 18:30
Saturday09:00 - 19:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Gama Rent

No score available yet

One location in Calama

Locations in Calama

Aeropuerto El Loa

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Calama

Locations in Calama

El Loa Airport

+86 10 6064 1387

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Street Rent a Car

No score available yet

One location in Calama

Locations in Calama

Anibal Pinto 1632, Calama, Antofagasta, Chile

Opening times not available

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No reviews available

Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Calama

Locations in Calama

Barrio Industrial Apiac Lote 1C

Opening times not available

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Thrifty

No score available yet

One location in Calama

Locations in Calama

Calle La Torre 1510

+56 5734 0973

Opening times not available

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UNITED RENT A CAR

No score available yet

One location in Calama

from $39/day

Locations in Calama

Calama El Loa airport

Opening times not available

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22 travelers who rented a car in Calama gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.2

Car rental locations in or near Calama

Good to know

Most popular agency

Chilean Rent A Car

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$44/day

When to book a rental car in Calama

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