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Cheap car rentals in Chile

Economy$22/day
Compact$25/day
Intermediate$25/day
Standard$50/day
Minivan$113/day
Full-size SUV$45/day
Mini$27/day
Pickup truck$36/day
Premium SUV$93/day
Compact SUV$34/day
Standard SUV$35/day
Intermediate SUV$38/day
Supplier choice pickup truck$68/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Chile

  • Although there is a dependable long-distance bus system in Chile, getting around individual cities and traveling to natural attractions in Chile, like the Atacama Desert or the Marble Caves, can be difficult and sometimes even impossible to achieve via public transport. Renting a car offers you the most freedom and comfort, as buses in Chile can become very crowded.
  • If you’re planning on sticking to the cities, renting a car in Chile will be just fine. However, if you’re planning on driving around the desert or the mountainous areas of the country, you’ll need an SUV with high tire clearance and four-wheel drive to tackle the rough driving terrain and the unpredictable conditions of the roads in these areas.
  • For those traveling to Chile with kids under the age of four, be advised that you’ll either need to bring a car seat with you or add one on to your rental car reservation through your provider. Children under four must be secured in a car seat to legally travel in a vehicle. Children ages four to twelve don’t need a car seat, but they can only ride in the back seat.
  • If you’re planning on exploring the neighboring country of Argentina, you’ll be able to do so, provided that your specific rental car company allows it and that you give them enough notice to prepare your car and documents. Make sure to check that the company allows you to cross the border before starting the rental process; this will help you avoid hassles during pickup.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Chile for $41 or less
  • Book your rental car in Chile at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Chile are around 26% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Standard rental cars in Chile are around -5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Chile

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

    On average a rental car in Chile costs $51 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Chile?

    Standard (Class Standard SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Chile.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Chile?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Sixt ($22/day), Avis ($25/day) and Europcar ($28/day).

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

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Chile?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Chile are Santiago (45% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Chile), Punta Arenas (20%) and Puerto Montt (13%).

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

    On average a rental car in Chile costs $346 per week ($49 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Chile costs $1,483 per month ($49 per day).

  • What is driving like in Chile?

    Driving in Chile is on the right side of the road, and you won’t need an international permit as long as you’ve got your US-issued driver’s license. There are several toll roads in Chile to reduce traffic congestion, and you may get a small tag from your rental car company to pay the toll electronically; if not, you’ll have to pay the tolls in cash.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Chile?

    To rent a car in Chile, you’ll have to be at least 21 years of age and present a major credit card. However, if you’re renting a car in Chile and you’re 21 or 22, be advised that the insurance premium you’ll pay at the time of your car reservation will be double the normal rate.

  • How are gas prices in Chile?

    Gas prices in Chile are a bit more expensive than they are in the United States, so be prepared to budget accordingly to avoid emptying your travel funds into the tank. A gallon of gas costs around 2,450 CLP (3.50 USD), whereas gas in the US is priced at around 2.50 USD per gallon. Most gas stations are full-service in Chile, so even though you can pay with a card, make sure you leave a few coins to tip the attendant.

  • What are the speed limits in Chile?

    The speed limits in Chile are strictly enforced by Chilean police, but they’re similar to the speed limits imposed on roads in the United States. The maximum driving speeds in metropolitan areas are 50-60 km/h (31-38 mph), the speed limit on rural roads is generally around 100 km/h (62 mph) and the speed limit on the expressway is usually 120 km/h (75 mph).

Car rental directory

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Chile

    51 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Chile

    41 Locations

  • mittarentacar

    Mitta Rent a Car car rental locations in Chile

    37 Locations

  • econorent

    Econorent car rental locations in Chile

    36 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Chile

    30 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Chile

    24 Locations

  • routescartrk

    Routes Car & Truck Rentals car rental locations in Chile

    24 Locations

  • rosselot

    Rosselot car rental locations in Chile

    23 Locations

  • eurorentacar

    Euro Rent a Car car rental locations in Chile

    22 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Chile

    21 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Chile

    21 Locations

  • acar

    A Car Rental car rental locations in Chile

    18 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Rosselot

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$41/day

When to book a rental car in Chile

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Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.