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|Pick-up location||Punta Arenas|
|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Intermediate SUV, Pick-up truck, Premium SUV, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||Europcar, FlexWays, Avis|
Punta Arenas is typified by smaller, narrower streets due to its small population. It is recommended that drivers stick to smaller vehicles such as sedans, compacts, small 4WD SUVs, and Jeeps if you plan on heading out into rural areas. Smaller cars will have a much easier time finding streetside parking spaces large enough for them in the city and they will have an easier time navigating the city streets and country roads.
Roads in the city typically have speed limits of 60 km/h (38 mph), but on occasion lower speed limits of 50 km/h (31 mph) are also seen. On rural roads and outside of built-up areas, the speed limit is usually set to 100 km/h (62 mph), while on major highways the speed limit goes up to 120 km/h (75 mph).
Parking is fairly available in Punta Arenas and, for the most part, drivers can count on on-street parallel parking to meet most of their parking needs. There are not many parking garages in the city but there are some private parking lots, and most businesses will have their own private parking available for customers and clients.
On average a rental car in Punta Arenas costs C$ 93 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Avis (C$ 71/day), Europcar (C$ 92/day) and FlexWays (C$ 130/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Avis Apo Carlos Ibanez Del Campo null (17 kilometers from city center).
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Punta Arenas. 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 Punta Arenas is C$ 7.81 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 94 and C$ 125, depending on the car size.
Compact (Nissan Versa or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Punta Arenas.
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A Compact car rental in Punta Arenas costs C$ 65 per day, on average.
An Economy car rental in Punta Arenas costs C$ 74 per day, on average.
An Intermediate car rental in Punta Arenas costs C$ 91 per day, on average.
In Punta Arenas, cars are most frequently rented at Routes Car & Truck Rentals Av Libertador Bernardo Ohiggins 964 (1 km from city centre ).
On average a rental car in Punta Arenas costs C$ 649 per week (C$ 93 per day).
On average a rental car in Punta Arenas costs C$ 2,780 per month (C$ 93 per day).
2 locations in Punta Arenas
Pros:Muy buena atencion
Cons:The SUV that I ordered was unavailable and I had to settle for a mid size sedan. Not adequate for my needs. Poor form.
Pros:The staff was great and let us pick up our car early and drop it off a little late. In return for taking a car with a chipped and cracked windshield he waived any additional windshield damage which is very likely on the dirt roads.
Cons:We did not get the quoted price for our rental and paid more
8.0 Very good
Cons:We had to wait almost an hour for the agent to arrive to rest us the car. We realize that we thought we would arrive a bit later to the counter.
Pros:Easy pick up and drop off in terminal. No hassle. Friendly staff fluent in English.
Cons:Crappy car with a pitted windshield and no hubcaps ... tires looked like they were all spare tires. Poor alignment. Reserved a mid size and got a Chevy Aveo. Maybe this is midsize/intermediate in Chile but not as advertised. a Pugeot 301
2 locations in Punta Arenas
Pros:The car was new, and fit our needs perfectly. We had plenty of room for ourselves and luggage.
Cons:We rented the car in Punta Arenas, a city near the Argentine border, with plans of visiting national parks in both Chile and Argentina. When questioned by the Europcar agent about our plans, I fully disclosed that we would be crossing the border. I fully realize that I missed the fine print in the agreement, and that it wasn't the desk agents job necessarily to alert me of the necessity of obtaining a border crossing approval from Europcar. My complaint is that in the entire rental process, it was never made evident to me, a rental car novice, that this document was necessary. I contend that I cannot be the first to experience this hassle. Secondly, when we found ourselves in this situation at the border, Europcar was not at all helpful in resolving our predicament. It was extremely difficult to contact anyone. When we did contact someone, they were unable to help us. The border agents explained that in the past when travelers encountered the same difficulty, the rental car companies simply call, fax, or email the necessary documents. Not so in our case. We were required to return to Puerto Natales where we were told that we would need to exchange cars in order to cross the border. This was not the case. We were simply given the required document and sent on our way. This certainly could have been done the evening before and sent electronically. Again I fully recognize that the documentation was my responsibility to obtain. I only wish that Europcar had been more responsive to my predicament in our time of need. We lost a full day of our vacation, and incurred the extra expense of gas to return to Puerto Natales, and pay for unexpected hotel aswell.
2 locations in Punta Arenas
One location in Punta Arenas