Top tips for renting a car at Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport
With many providers and vehicles to choose from, getting a car hire at Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport (AEP) is easy and convenient. By booking ahead through KAYAK, you can have your vehicle ready and waiting when you arrive. With the terminal situated in Palermo just 6 miles outside of the city centre, you can get your trip started right away with your own vehicle, thus providing total flexibility on your travel plans.
The best time to pick up your car hire at Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport will likely be in the morning. The terminal tends to be busier in the afternoon and evening, so if you can pick up and drop off your vehicle before 12:00, you will be less likely to encounter long queues. However, generally, the terminal is fairly quiet so you should be able to plan your pick up and drop off around your other plans, not the other way around. Most providers also offer after-hours drop-off for an added convenience.
Be sure to check your contract carefully, especially when it comes to your provider's return policy. You will likely need to refuel the vehicle before returning it. Some providers offer a refuelling service where you only pay for the fuel you've used for added convenience, however, this usually comes at a high surcharge.
As Buenos Aires is very close to the border, you may wish to also travel to nearby countries during your trip. Cross border hires are available with your Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport car hire so you can travel into Brazil and Chile with most providers and some providers such as Alamo and Hertz will also allow you to travel into Uruguay. You will need to purchase a permit which will cost an extra fee. Note that one-way hires cannot be returned outside of Argentina.
Book your rental car at Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
FAQs about renting a car at Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport
Service desks are located in the arrival hall in area A2 inside the terminal. Luckily, the terminal is noted as being easy to navigate with clear signs but if you do get lost, there is an information desk also located in the arrival hall where you can ask for directions. Once your documentation has been verified and your booking has been processed, your vehicle will be located in the parking lot just a short walk outside of the terminal. Take note of its location as this is usually the same place you will be asked to return your vehicle unless you have booked with a one-way drop-off.
Alamo offers an accelerated check-in service at this location, which allows you to get your documents, such as your driving licence and passport verified ahead of time by uploading them online. This will help speed up the process at the service desk. If you're arriving late at night or early in the morning, Hertz and SIXT offer after-hours pick up for an extra fee. Additionally, for those flying in, Hertz allows you to provide your flight number when booking and will hold your vehicle for two hours after your flight has landed if it is delayed.
Before you can pick up your car hire at Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport, you will first need to present some documentation for identification and payment purposes. You will need your driving licence, note that unlike many other countries, this licence needs to have been valid for two years, not just one. You will only need an international driving licence if yours is not written in the Latin alphabet, so a UK driving licence will be fine. You will also need a passport and a confirmation of your booking as well as a credit card with an expiry date after your return date.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Buenos Aires Jorge Newbery Airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Avis, Budget, Cactus Rent A Car, Economy Rent a Car, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz, Localiza, and National.