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Pick-up locationSantiago
Rental locations81
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Santiago car rental reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
5.7 Okay (34 reviews)
3 locations in Santiago
Budget
Locations in Santiago
Armando Cortinez+56 2795 3990
Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
Sunday07:00 - 21:00
Calle Luz 2934+56 227 953 928
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Manquehue 160 Local 5+56 227 953 900
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
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  • 5.6
Recent reviews
7.6 Good14 Aug 2019
Cons: A clean car and the chosen car type.
3.6 Mediocre17 Mar 2019
Cons: Car was a disaster total wreck 100 dents and stains on the upholstery promised Tahoe and had to settle for KIA van
2.0 Mediocre11 Mar 2019
Pros: Tried to pick up the car early was told I had to wait hours until noon then was told at noon nothing was available and then they were going to downgrade the car so it would be cheaper I said I didn’t want the insurance they insisted and it was double the price. Return day also inchangable.Cons: Customer service
2.0 Mediocre7 Jan 2019
No car availableCons: Basically I got reservation code and no car available. Not sure I can or should trust this service in future
2.0 Mediocre28 Dec 2018
Very badPros: NothingCons: We had a deal to rent and there was no info that thy will freeze us 6000€ on the card what was not possible so we could not rent it in the end!!!!!!!!!!!!
9.2 Excellent5 Apr 2018
Great dealPros: Check-in and check-out quickly. Great deal. Less price.Cons: I suggest clean the car better.
10.0 Excellent16 Jan 2018
Simple, fast, economyPros: Simple, make the reserve by internet. Low price. Excellente car.Cons: The dependent on counter must be friendly and smile. if yoy dont like this job, leave it.
2.0 Mediocre31 Dec 2017
Deceptive business practicesPros: Car itself drove fine, although one side had major body damage that had not been fixed.Cons: The total cost was nearly 40% more than the quoted price. Although the booking indicated that the final cost included various fees and taxes, they took that cost as the base and added additional taxes/fees. They had two versions of the rental contract, one showing the lower online price, and another for the actual cost. They would not honor the online price.
2.0 Mediocre28 Dec 2017
terrible customer serviceCons: Car ordered was not available. Told Kia would be swapped for the ordered mustang. No upgrade or discount offered. When agent was instructed to provide mustang or refund, agent refused to serve and provide service. Long lineups in PBI and no in terminal rentals available.
8.0 Excellent11 Dec 2017
Buena, falta por aprender aúnPros: Buen auto. Limpio. Económico. Cumple.Cons: Falta más enfoque al cliente. Uno arrienda para evitar problemas y ganar tiempo.
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Rated no. 2
Sixt
10 Excellent (4 reviews)
5 locations in Santiago
Sixt
Locations in Santiago
Aerop.de Pudahuel+56 225 136 000
Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 21:00
Av. Francisco Bilbao 2245+56 225 136 000
Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Av. Kennedy 8020+56 225 136 000
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:30 - 20:00
Sunday08:30 - 20:00
Av. La Dehesa 265+56 226 428 941
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Av. Presidente Kennedy 4601+56 225 136 000
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Rated no. 3
Europcar
8 Excellent (3 reviews)
5 locations in Santiago
Europcar
Locations in Santiago
Arturo Merino Benitez Intl Airport+56 224 328 420
Av. Vitacura 5315+56 225 983 300
Avenida Americo Vespucio 1373+56 225 983 263
Business Center+56 227 958 180
Isidora Goyenechea 3051 Level-1+56 223 346 460
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  • 9.3
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  • 6.6
  • 6.6
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay17 Jan 2017
Car Was Late & They Tried to Charge Us for DamagePros: The car was in good condition.Cons: The car was not ready on time. Also, when we returned the car, they tried to charge us for damage that must have been there when we rented the car but it was so miniscule that no one noticed it. The front bumper was misaligned by millimeters. We had to squat down and stare closely to even notice. Finally, over three weeks later, it seems they decided not to charge us because I received a final receipt that did not include a charge for the "damage". I know no one wants to admit that they damaged a rental car, but really--we didn't. What's more, I could have driven this car for years and never noticed.
Rated no. 4
Alamo
6.4 Good (14 reviews)
3 locations in Santiago
Alamo
Locations in Santiago
Av Francisco Bilbao 2846+56 222 258 524
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Carlos Xii 126 Local G+56 612 710 706
Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Santiago Intl Airport+56 612 710 706
Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 6.5
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  • 6.2
Recent reviews
6.4 Good21 Dec 2019
Pros: Staff friendly and helpful. Easy to find the car rental counter and car.Cons: The car had a lot of miles on it and had some mechanical problems. Rug pads had been oiled and we had to flip them over otherwise they were super slippery and it was difficult to drive.
6.0 Good19 Aug 2019
Pros: StaffCons: Cars
6.0 Good2 Dec 2018
Lack of automatic vehiclesCons: They had no automatic economy size vehicles and tried to charge us more to get a larger automatic vehicle. We insisted that they give us what they have, as our reservation included an automatic and we cannot drive manual. They made us wait an hour and fight with them before giving us an automatic Ford Explorer. If a rental agency does not have what is promised it is on them to fix it NOT at the customer's expensive, both time and money. Very frustrating.
3.2 Mediocre1 May 2017
Dangerous carCons: Tires had no air,15 PSI in one,after pumping tires ,car pulled hard to one side and vibrated violently at 90 kmh,no horn,wiper blades broken,and it rained. Very dangerous state of vehicle Check in was very rude,bad artitude
7.2 Good17 Apr 2017
Check the car overall before leaving the pickup zonePros: Like the different models that they offeredCons: That when I picked up the car, it had a lot of imprerfections. If I haven't told the Rep, I would have taken the car like that and would have been responsible for those imperfections (dents).
10.0 Excellent6 Jan 2017
No problemasPros: Friendly service and nice car
8.0 Excellent7 Nov 2016
Pros: The price and the carCons: Pick up and drop off to slow
10.0 Excellent24 Sep 2016
Low stressPros: Very easy process. I expected it too be more difficult. All the employees were very pofesional.
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Rated no. 5
Ace
5.6 Okay (1 review)
1 location in Santiago
Ace
Locations in Santiago
Arturo Merino Benitez Intl Arp+56 222 998 920
Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
5.6 Okay5 Aug 2019
Pros: Car was relatively new, well kept and clean.Cons: Pick up and drop off was horrendous. ACE is not the actual rental company, Econo Rental had the reservation, but under a different number. I found it after searching the rental desks at the airport for an hour and asking dozens of people in the rental area. Bait and switch!!
Rated no. 6
Avis
5.5 Okay (18 reviews)
4 locations in Santiago
Avis
Locations in Santiago
(Customs Area)+56 2795 3990
Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
Sunday07:00 - 21:00
(International Arrivals)+56 227 953 971
Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
Sunday07:00 - 21:00
Calle Luz 2934+56 227 953 916
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Manquehue 160 Local 5+56 227 953 900
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
  • 6.3
  • 5.6
  • 5.4
  • 4.8
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre8 Jan 2020
Pros: When we arrived the car was not available.Cons: The whole process sucked. NO car available despite a conformation.
4.8 Okay4 Jan 2019
Money rippingPros: The car was clean and good, like promisedCons: Significant extra price for obligatory insurance. Got car with a bit leftover of gas, and was told that can return with any amount in tge tank, but on return was demanded to fill up to a quater of rank (a lot of quarrel for $10 worth of fuel, very frustrating). Still waiting the estimate for the flat ture (small puncture in the airport)
5.6 Okay8 May 2017
Not the correct pricePros: The car we got in the end was clean and drove just fine, and they gave us a little discount due to other car not available.Cons: We did not get the car we ordered (would have to wait 2, 3 hours), so we took a car from the economy class, which was priced more expensive then the car we ordered (small SUV, automatic). And after checking the price of the car we ordered, the price was dubbel the Kayak price.
3.6 Mediocre21 Mar 2017
Cons: I have picked up the car at Santiago Aeroporto (SCL). According to the recommendation of Kajak, the insurance was booked with Allianz. For unclear reasons, the insurance was not accepted by Avis and demanded $ 4,500 deposit on the credit card. The car itself was pretty damaged, alternative was not given. Obviously the SUV has survived an accident. Overall, Avis tried and has fulfilled the usual rip-off on rental car stations. Last but not least: Any reaction to my complaints have not reached my email account.
2.0 Mediocre27 Feb 2017
Did not rent the car in the endCons: The pickup time was wrong and when I tried to update the time, the price went up
8.0 Excellent26 Feb 2017
Avis Employees Step Up to the PlatePros: For some reason, the Avis computer insisted that we owed much more money than our reservation stated, and employees at both the pick-up and drop-off struggled to bring it into conformity with the reservation, spending well over an hour to do so. Finally, one of the managers found a workaround. We still paid slightly more than the reservation promised and it was frustrating to wait around, but the patient service of the Avis staff was remarkable and turned it into a satisfactory experience. Note that this required some calm prodding by me. The SUV we rented proved to be an excellent vehicle.Cons: Avis tried to charge much more than our emailed reservation stated. The inside of the vehicle's windshield had apparently been smeared with a dirty rag--easily fixed.
4.4 Okay19 Feb 2017
Turmoil in the middle of rentalPros: I'm not sure how much it cost me in telephone roaming charges. I have to see on my phone bill when it arrives, But I was called twice during the rental to first, provide my credit card a second time and second, on the fourth day of the rental, I was asked to trade out that vehicle for another one. This isn't easy in the US and in Chile, when I don't have telephone connections and the language, it makes it very complicated. I still am mystified why my vacation stopped and had to focus on Avis emergencies.
9.2 Excellent26 Jan 2017
ChilePros: Everything except the SatnavCons: The Garmin Satnav. Didn't recognise some of the towns in Chile. Google maps was better
2.0 Mediocre23 Jan 2017
Cons: Avis didn't respect out reservation. We had no car.
4.0 Okay27 Oct 2016
Didn't have car we reserved and were not preparedCons: They didn't have the car we reserved and were not very helpful.
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Rated no. 7
Thrifty
3.6 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in Santiago
Thrifty
Locations in Santiago
Ricardo Lyon 671+56 2232 5892
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Recent reviews
5.2 Okay6 Mar 2019
Pros: Location of car rental.Cons: Customer service and they have us a car that was not what we reserved because they say they didn’t have cars. It was a bad experience overall.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jan 2017
Thrify let us downPros: I liked the process to book online, that was fast. However, when we arrived the company told us there was no car. We cancelled the booking and left dissapointed. Real let down and caused a lot of stress.
Rated no. 8
National
2.3 Mediocre (5 reviews)
2 locations in Santiago
National
Locations in Santiago
Carlos Xii 126 Local G+56 2974 0188
Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
Santiago Intl Airport+56 2245 4445
Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday00:00 - 23:59
  • 2.4
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  • 2.8
Recent reviews
2.8 Mediocre3 Sep 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly at pick upCons: Agency didn’t have correct car as reserved Slow pick up Car didn’t have full tank of gas then they needled us for fuel costs at drop off
2.8 Mediocre8 Jan 2019
Bad service, terrible carPros: Person at drop off was friendlyCons: Car was not ready at reserved time. Told to wait 1 hour. It was nearly 2 hours later when a car was available. It was old and poor condition auto. Several days later the battery died and the car could not start. Overall a terrible rental car experience.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jan 2019
Cons: i reserved a car and when i arrived there were no cars left. me and a number of other people in line had to change our plans because they didn’t have the cars we reserved. and not even an apology.
2.0 Mediocre7 Jan 2018
Cons: la camioneta estaba absolutamente sucia, una luz delantera no funcionaba, el olor adentro de la camioneta erra horrible, me la entregaron casi una hora mas tarde, el embrague no funcionaba bien. definitivamente no voy volver a rentar nunca mas en national un desastre
2.0 Mediocre19 Mar 2017
Only "National" feature was green sign. Rip off frPros: New tires. Car worked.Cons: $3500 credit card hold on top of $70/day rate without LDW, no map, poorly marked and hard to find return in airport, car scratched, dented, and paint splotched every side.
Rated no. 9
Economy Rent a Car
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Santiago
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Santiago
Americo Vespucio 1309, local 104+56 967 968 255
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2 Jan 2019
Cons: Unclear directions. I arrived at Santiago, Chile Airport. I do not recommend this service. Their phone number does not work. DO NOT RENT FROM THIS COMPANY
keddy by Europcar
8 locations in Santiago
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Santiago
Arturo Merino Benitez Intl Airport+56 224 328 420
Av Francisco Bilbao 1439, Santiago+56 225 983 300
Avenida Americo Vespucio 1373- Pudahuel
Business Center, Cerro El Plomo Edificio 6 Local 10, Santiago, 5680+56 227 958 180
Calle Calama 479
Isidora Goyenechea 3051 Level-1- Local 51 Parking Lot
Santa Maria 1742
Santiago Downtown
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Sunnycars
8 locations in Santiago
Sunnycars
Locations in Santiago
Arturo Merino APT
Av Francisco Bilbao 2846
Avenida Americo Vespucio 1373
Avenida Andres Bello 1469
Avenida Francisco Bilbao 1439
Avenida Santa Maria 1742
Boulevard Edificio de las Artes/Cerro El Plomo
Isidora Goyenechea 3051
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Chilean Rent A Car
5 locations in Santiago
Chilean Rent A Car
Locations in Santiago
5335, Av. Presidente Riesco
5428, Gran Avenida
Bellavista 0183+56 229 638 760
Curico 360+56 229 638 760
Santiago de Chile airport
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Econorent
5 locations in Santiago
Econorent
Locations in Santiago
26, Morandé
Avda. Americo Vespucio #115+56 222 997 100
Isidora Goyenechea 2897, Local 1+56 222 997 100
Manquehue Sur #600, Las Condes
Pudahuel, Santiago
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Localiza
5 locations in Santiago
Localiza
Locations in Santiago
AVENIDA Departamental, 1485, LA FLORIDA+56 996 591 835
Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Avenida Eduardo Frei Mont Alva 1762
Barcelona, 2077, Providencia+56 961 910 173
Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
La Capitanía, 80, Las Condes+56 225 663 000
Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Radial Aeropuerto, ., Estac. Mc Parki+56 800 800 538
Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
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United Auto Rental
5 locations in Santiago
United Auto Rental
Locations in Santiago
0183, Avenida Bellavista
360, Curico
5335, Av. Presidente Riesco
5428, Gran Avenida
Santiago de Chile airport
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Oclock Rent a Car
4 locations in Santiago
Oclock Rent a Car
Locations in Santiago
4900, Apoquindo Oriente
Barros Borgono 20, Providencia
La Dehesa, La Dehesa
Santiago de Chile airport+56 941 748 418
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Rosselot
4 locations in Santiago
Rosselot
Locations in Santiago
1130, Vicuña Mackenna
98, Avenida Americo Vespucio Norte
Avda. Ossa 2005, La Reina+56 223 813 695
Santiago de Chile airport
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A Car Rental
2 locations in Santiago
A Car Rental
Locations in Santiago
760, Av Manquehue sur 760
Aeropuerto Internacional de Santiago., Santiago
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Free Rent A Car
2 locations in Santiago
Free Rent A Car
Locations in Santiago
A. Vespucio 1309 pudahuel
Eliodoro Yáñéz 2979 providenci
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Hertz
2 locations in Santiago
Hertz
Locations in Santiago
Apto Arturo Merino Benitez+56 226 010 477
Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday07:00 - 21:00
Sunday07:00 - 21:00
Avenida Andres Bello 1469 +56 223 608 618
Monday08:00 - 19:00
Tuesday08:00 - 19:00
Wednesday08:00 - 19:00
Thursday08:00 - 19:00
Friday08:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 19:00
Sunday08:00 - 19:00
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INTERRENT
2 locations in Santiago
INTERRENT
Locations in Santiago
Calle Barcelona 2077 Local 13
Santiago International Airport
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O'carrol Rent a Car
2 locations in Santiago
O'carrol Rent a Car
Locations in Santiago
9601, Av. Las Condes
Santiago Airport, Santiago
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ACO Rent A Car
1 location in Santiago
ACO Rent A Car
Locations in Santiago
Av. Eliodoro Yanez 2979, 105 office, Providencia, Santiago de Chile+56 982 994 476
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NU Car
1 location in Santiago
NU Car
Locations in Santiago
Santiago International Airport+56 2381 3690
Monday06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday06:30 - 22:00
Thursday06:30 - 22:00
Friday06:30 - 22:00
Saturday06:30 - 22:00
Sunday06:30 - 22:00
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82 travellers who rented a car in Santiago gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.8

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Top tips for renting a car in Santiago

  • Santiago, Chile has a lot to offer, from the Museo Interactivo Mirador to the Fantasilandia Amusement Park, and many other wonderful parks dotted around. The most convenient and flexible way to see all the major attractions is by renting a car for your stay to make sure you see everything according on your own terms. Don’t waste time and energy with public transport and expensive cabs, but get your own wheels and make the most of your visit.
  • Santiago’s International Airport is about 11 miles from Santiago center, so it is a great way to start the trip by picking up a car directly at the airport’s hire car desks. Follow the signs upon arrival to the car center and choose from various companies, including Alamo, Europcar, and Sixt. The fastest way into Santiago is via the Costanera Norte (to the Plaza de Armas).
  • Santiago is a big metropolitan city and, therefore, can have lots of traffic, so patience is definitely a must when driving in the city. Having said that, it is much easier to find an alternative route with a car than being stuck in traffic with a bus where travelers are dependent on the route the bus has to follow. When venturing outside of the city to explore the beautiful Chilean countryside, traffic decreases dramatically and a great ride is practically guaranteed.
  • Rush hour in Santiago is a time to be avoided, if possible, as the cars are moving even slower than in regular traffic and waiting times can go up to one hour. Usually, rush hour is on weekdays between 8 and 9:30 am and 6 and 8:30 pm, and downtown gets especially clogged up with commuters.
  • Book your rental car in Santiago at least 4 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Santiago

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at keddy by Europcar (S$ 28/day), Rosselot (S$ 38/day) and Budget (S$ 43/day).

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Santiago is rentalcars.com (6.3, 50 reviews).

  • In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar Arturo Merino Benitez Intl Airport 903-1026 (14 kilometres from the city centre).

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

  • Bear in mind that most cars in Chile are stick shift, so, if you are not used to driving a manual car, prepare to pay more to rent an automatic one. Generally, a smaller car is a wise choice when driving in the city, as it squeezes through the lanes easier and can fit into more of the limited parking spaces the city has to offer.

  • Speed limits are given in km/h in Santiago and in all of Chile. In the city, there is a maximum speed limit of 50-60 km/h (31-38 mph). Rural country roads allow up to 100 km/h (62 mph) and the highway permits 120 km/h (75 mph). Always look for posted signs and adhere to the given speed limits, even if residents go faster.

  • The average price for petrol is around 778 Chilean pesos per liter ($4.60 per gallon). Petrolstations in Chile are not on every corner, so seize the opportunity to get petrol whenever it presents itself. “Bomberos” are the station’s employees who will come to assist with the refilling of the car; travelers should always check the pump before the bombero starts refilling, to make sure it is set to zero.

  • Street parking in Santiago is metered, so always check at the sign to learn what the time restrictions are and how much it costs. Alternatively, there are also parking garages and lots available, such as the Republic Parking System Chile or the Republic Parking Santiago Downtown. It is also worth asking the hotel or accommodation if a parking space is included, as that would be the easiest solution. Also remember to never leave any valuables in your hire car.