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Calama, Chile
13 May — 20 May
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Calama car rental Information

Pick-up locationCalama
Rental locations26
Airport locations12

Calama car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
Hertz
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Calama
Hertz
Locations in Calama
Apto El Loa
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
Parque Apiac Sitio #3c+56 55 234 1380
Monday08:00 - 23:00
Tuesday08:00 - 23:00
Wednesday08:00 - 23:00
Thursday08:00 - 23:00
Friday08:00 - 23:00
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
Rated #2
Europcar
6.1 Good (3 reviews)
2 locations in Calama
Europcar
Locations in Calama
El Loa Airport+56 55 257 8170
Parque Industrial Apiac Sitio 1-c+56 55 257 8300
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 5.3
  • 6.6
  • 4.6
Recent reviews
Rated #3
National
5.8 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Calama
National
Locations in Calama
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
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 6
  • 5
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From C$ 46/dayRated #4
Budget
3.6 Mediocre (11 reviews)
2 locations in Calama
Budget
Locations in Calama
Balmaceda 1204+56 9 5229 3406
Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
El Loa
Monday08:30 - 20:00
Tuesday08:30 - 20:00
Wednesday08:30 - 20:00
Thursday08:30 - 20:00
Friday08:30 - 20:00
  • 4.5
  • 4.1
  • 2.9
  • 2.9
  • 3.4
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From C$ 52/dayRated #5
Avis
3.4 Mediocre (3 reviews)
2 locations in Calama
Avis
Locations in Calama
Balmaceda 1204+56 2 2795 3963
Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
El Loa Airport
Monday08:30 - 20:00
Tuesday08:30 - 20:00
Wednesday08:30 - 20:00
Thursday08:30 - 20:00
Friday08:30 - 20:00
  • 4
  • 4
  • 3.3
  • 2
  • 4
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keddy by Europcar
4 locations in Calama
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Calama
2634, Avenida Balmaceda
Calama Downtown
Parque Industrial Apiac Sitio 1-C, Calama+56 552 578 300
Recent reviews
From C$ 26/day
Econorent
Most popular
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Calama
Econorent
Locations in Calama
San Jose Latorre 2507
Recent reviews
Localiza
2 locations in Calama
Localiza
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.
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in Calama
Sunnycars
Locations in Calama
AV. Granaderos 1416
Barrio Industrial Apiac Lote 1C
Recent reviews
A Car Rental
1 location in Calama
A Car Rental
Locations in Calama
2634, Balmaceda
Recent reviews
Chilean Rent A Car
1 location in Calama
Chilean Rent A Car
Locations in Calama
El Loa Airport+56 229 638 760
Recent reviews
INTERRENT
1 location in Calama
INTERRENT
Locations in Calama
El Loa Airport
Recent reviews
Sixt
1 location in Calama
Sixt
Locations in Calama
Aeropuerto El Loa Calama+56 2 2513 6000
Monday07:30 - 21:30
Tuesday07:30 - 21:30
Wednesday07:30 - 21:30
Thursday07:30 - 21:30
Friday07:30 - 21:30
Saturday08:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 23:00
Recent reviews
Thrifty
1 location in Calama
Thrifty
Locations in Calama
Calle La Torre 1510+56 5734 0973
Recent reviews
UNITED RENT A CAR
1 location in Calama
UNITED RENT A CAR
Locations in Calama
Calama El Loa airport
Recent reviews
20 travellers who rented a car in Calama gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.5

Car rental locations in or near Calama

Good to know

Most popular agency

Econorent

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 71/day

Good deal

C$ 41/day

When to book a rental car in Calama

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

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 C$ 41 or less
  • Book your rental car in Calama at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Calama are around 62% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Calama

  • Some car rental companies in Calama which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget and Avis

  • On average a hire car in Calama costs C$ 71 per day.

  • 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.

  • The average gas price in Calama is C$ 5.90 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 71 and C$ 94, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Kia Rio Hatchback or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Calama.

  • Car rental companies onsite at El Loa airport include Econorent, Budget and Avis.

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

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

  • A Economy car rental in Calama costs C$ 37 per day, on average.

  • A Intermediate car rental in Calama costs C$ 57 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car rental in Calama costs C$ 113 per day, on average.

  • In Calama, cars are most frequently rented at Budget Balmaceda 1204 (2 km from city centre ).

  • On average a rental car in Calama costs C$ 495 per week (C$ 71 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Calama costs C$ 2,123 per month (C$ 71 per day).

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • One liter of gas in Calama costs around CH$800 ($1.17 USD, which is about $4.68 per US gallon). If you plan trips to one of the surrounding national parks, the Atacama Desert, or the geysers, make sure to fill up the tank beforehand, as gas stations are a rare sight outside the city limits and you would not want to increase the risk of running out of gas in the middle of nowhere.

  • 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.