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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in El Calafate

  • El Calafate is a city in Argentina with natural beauty and attraction sites like Perito Moreno, Glacier, and Los Glaciers. El Calafate car rentals provide visitors the convenience and flexibility to explore the city at their own pace. Car rentals in El Calafate make it easy to capture breathtaking views as you can make sudden stops along the way to your final destination. Car rentals in El Calafate also provide access to places limited to public transportation due to fixed routes. With car rentals in El Calafate, you can enjoy personal space as you can travel alone or with a selected group.
  • Passengers arriving in El Calafate with most likely arrive at Comandante Armando Tola International Airport (FTE). FTE provides locally and internationally recognized car rental agencies like; Alamo, Avis, Hertz, and Europcar. Car rentals can be conveniently accessed at the airport's arrival area. Upon arrival, you can follow the directions to the car rental provider's desk. For a smooth car rental experience, it's recommended to have your reservation details ready, which include your driver license, valid credit card, and identification document.
  • Driving in El Calafate provides a unique experience due to its distinct characteristics. The driving style in El Calafate is generally more relaxed and informal compared to other cities. One common aspect of the city’s roads is the occurrence of jaywalking. Pedestrians tend to cross the roads and streets at different points than the designated crossing areas. In the El Calafate roads, diverse vehicles and even horse-drawn carriages exist, especially in rural areas. Additionally, most roads have designated bicycle lanes, as cyclists have a notable presence.
  • El Calafate does not usually experience traffic congestion. However, it's important to know traffic patterns and potential rush hour periods. During peak travel times like summer periods (December to February), roads like Avenida Del Libertador and Perito Moreno Glacier can experience increased traffic. Therefore, planning your travel and activities accordingly for easy and convenient movement around the city is advisable. You can follow current traffic updates to have a more organized trip to El Calafate.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in El Calafate for C$ 98 or less
  • Book your rental car in El Calafate at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in El Calafate are around 35% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in El Calafate

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

    On average a rental car in El Calafate costs C$ 104 per day.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in El Calafate?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in El Calafate. 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 El Calafate?

    The average gas price in El Calafate is C$ 5.86 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 70 and C$ 94, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in El Calafate?

    Economy (Volkswagen Gol or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in El Calafate.

  • Which car rental companies are at El Calafate airport (FTE)?

    Car rental companies onsite at El Calafate airport include Hertz and Sixt.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at El Calafate airport (FTE)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from El Calafate airport to off-airport locations include Hertz and Sixt.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in El Calafate?

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

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in El Calafate?

    An Economy car rental in El Calafate costs C$ 102 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in El Calafate?

    A Standard car rental in El Calafate costs C$ 91 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in El Calafate?

    An Intermediate car rental in El Calafate costs C$ 239 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in El Calafate?

    In El Calafate, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Adrian Bahamonde 150 (1 km from city centre ).

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

    On average a rental car in El Calafate costs C$ 729 per week (C$ 104 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in El Calafate costs C$ 3,125 per month (C$ 104 per day).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in El Calafate?

    The needs, planned activities, and preferences affect the type of car you will need in El Calafate. When visiting places like El Chalten, which has rough roads, it's recommended to use SUVs or 4x4 vehicles as they are suitable for off-road trips. All-Wheel Drive (AWD) vehicles are suitable during the winter seasons of June to August, as they have better traction and control on slippery surfaces. Sedans offer easy navigation on city streets like Avenida Jorge Newbery and well-maintained roads as they are fuel-efficient, making them ideal for long drives.

  • What is the speed limit in El Calafate?

    El Calafate speed limits are regulated by provincial laws set by the province of Santa Cruz and may vary depending on the type of roads and specific area. Urban areas within the town of El Calafate have a speed limit of 40 km/h (approximately 25 mph) to ensure the safety of all road users. The speed limit of roads connecting to rural areas like Ruta Provincial 15 (RP15) is 60 km/h (approximately 37 mph). The speed limit is subject to change depending on specific road conditions like construction zones or maintenance.

  •  What are the best parking sites in El Calafate?

    El Calafate offers parking options for easy access to shops, the town center, and restaurants. The train station public parking lot on Bow Avenue offers a free parking, with charges applicable after 9 hours. Street parking in the town center is provided for short-term parking, which operates on a pay–and–display system with charges of approximately 40 ARS (0.15 USD) per hour. The most popular payment method is using coins for the parking meters or kiosks that accept cash; some parking meters offer card payments.

El Calafate car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in El Calafate

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Intl Comandante Armando Tola

+54 9 2966 50 6020

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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3.2 Poor

Jun. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Was given a Chevy spin and told it was the same as a Jeep...it was out of alignment.

1 out of 1

Budget

9.3

Wonderful

5 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.3

2 locations in El Calafate

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Calle 9 De Julio N 190

+54 290 249 6200

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Intl Comandante Armando Tola

+54 9 2966 50 6020

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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5.6 Fair

Apr. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at the counter was excellent, very helpful and friendly. The pickup process was quick and easy.

Cons:

The car had some issues. It was unclean, with candy wrappers in the back seat and a chocolate stain on the upholstery. The windshield washer didn't work which was a problem due to all the dirt roads in this part of the country. There were also hidden fees everywhere for extra kilometers drive (limit is 200k per day, are you kidding me!!??!?) and a big extra fee to "prepare a document" to allow entry into chile (they just printed a customs form).

9.2 Wonderful

Jan. 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Really nice staff to work with.

Cons:

The car was a VW UP! and there was no obvious mechanism for locking it. This should be clarified on day of rental.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec. 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service and vehicle.

6.8 Okay

Dec. 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and professional customer service.

Cons:

Too expensive for the size of the car.

1 out of 2

Hertz

6.0

Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

3 locations in El Calafate

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Adrian Bahamonde 150

+54 2902 49 3033

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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Av. Libertador

+54 2902 49 3033

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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Ruta 11

+54 2902 49 2525

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were very helpful and friendly. Midsize car was big enough for 5 people with 5 backpacking bags in the trunk. Driving to Chile was not a problem.

Cons:

Car pick up took longer than expected (~45 min total) because there was only one employee. There was only one person ahead of us in line when we got there.

4.4 Mediocre

Apr. 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Location in airport. V easy.

Cons:

I was told the car was new and to be v careful. When we got out I saw the car hasd two cracks in the windshield but was told not to worry about it and some minor scrapes in front and the back. Did not feel like a Hertz rental. Also the Chevy really was a piece of junk.

2.0 Poor

Feb. 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I'll be taking this complaint to the US embassy. I will hire a local attorney. I will file a chargeback.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr. 2023

KAYAK
EXCEPTIONALLY helpful and friendly staff!

1 out of 2

National

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in El Calafate

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Av Del Libertador 687

+54 2902 49 1398

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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Av Libertador 1319 Pb Local 1

+54 290 249 5330

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Ruta 11

+54 290 249 5330

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Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

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10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in El Calafate

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Ruta 11 Sn Aeropuerto Internacional

+54 9 11 4427 1657

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Localiza

9.6

Wonderful

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3 locations in El Calafate

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Aeropuerto Inter Comandante Armando Tola, .

+54 800 999 2999

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Avenida Del Libertador, 687

+54 2902 49 1398

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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El Calafate Downtown

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Cactus Rent A Car

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in El Calafate

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El Calafate Airport

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Thrifty

2.0

Poor

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2 locations in El Calafate

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Av Del Libertador 1822

+54 290 249 3033

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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Ruta 11

+54 290 249 2525

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Fox

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

One location in El Calafate

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Europcar, Ruta 11 , Aeropuerto Internacional Comandante Arman

+54 9 11 4427 1657

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Rentacar

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in El Calafate

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Centro

Opening times not available

Ruta 11 , Santa Cruz

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Rent@Car

7.3

Good

No reviews available

One location in El Calafate

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El Calafate Airport Office

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keddy by Europcar

6.2

Okay

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Astor Piazzolla International Airport, Autovia 2 Km 398. 5

+54 114 316 6570

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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NextCar

4.7

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in El Calafate

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El Calafate Airport

+54 9 294 470 1379

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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FlexWays

2.0

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2 locations in El Calafate

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Avenida del Libertador Nº

+54 11 5263 0917

Monday06:00 - 22:00
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El Calafate Airport

+54 9 294 495 5886

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Alamo

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2 locations in El Calafate

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Av Libertador Pb Local 1

+54 290 249 5330

Monday08:00 - 20:00
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Ruta 11

+54 290 249 5330

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9.2 Wonderful

Mar. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very nice and friendly and showed us everything we needed to know.

Cons:

The location of the car rental was a bit hard to find - there was a very small sign with "Alamo" on it. Adding a bigger sign would help a lot. Also adding a photo of the front of the rental place in Google maps.

7.6 Good

Mar. 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car and the service

Cons:

There were fees hidden that were only disclosed at pickup.

2.0 Poor

Jan. 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

By the time we made it off our plane in El Calafate and got all our baggage, the company had given our rental away because we were an hour late. Nowhere on the rental agreement did it say that after an hour they would cancel our rental. Thankfully, we were not charged and were able to find a car somewhere else.

Dubrovnik

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2 locations in El Calafate

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, Ruta 11

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147, Avenida padre Agostini

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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One location in El Calafate

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Av Del Libertador 687

+54 2902 49 1398

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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Sixt

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One location in El Calafate

fromC$ 102/day

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Ruta 11

+54 9 2966 70 9666

Monday07:00 - 20:00
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Sunnycars

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One location in El Calafate

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Aeropuerto Internacional Comandante Armando Tola

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11 travellers who rented a car in El Calafate gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.0

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

C$ 104/day

Good deal

C$ 98/day

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El Calafate car rental information

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