San Pedro de Atacama car rentals

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San Pedro de Atacama car rental information

Pick-up locationSan Pedro de Atacama
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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in San Pedro de Atacama

  • Choosing a cheap car hire in San Pedro de Atacama has several advantages over alternative forms of transportation. San Pedro de Atacama has many attractions that are spread out and difficult to access by public transportation. By using the San Pedro de Atacama car hire, you can visit these attractions at your own pace and on your own schedule. This includes places like Valle de la Luna, Valle del Arcoiris, and Laguna-Cejar. With a San Pedro de Atacama car hire, you can avoid crowded transport options and have the freedom to explore lesser-known sites.
  • If you are looking to pick up San Pedro de Atacama car hire at Calama-El-Loa Airport (CJC), there are a few things you should know. The airport is located about 3 miles from the city of Calama in the Antofagasta Region of Chile. The car hire offices are located in the main terminal building, which is easy to find. Most car hire companies offer a shuttle service to their offices, and you can call or email your chosen rental car company before you travel to check if they offer this service or to book it in advance.
  • Driving a cheap car hire in San Pedro de Atacama can be an enjoyable experience, but there are some things to keep in mind before hitting the road. The roads in San-Pedro-de-Atacama are generally in good condition, but there are some unpaved roads and steep inclines that can be tricky to navigate. It's important to drive carefully and slowly, especially if you're not used to driving on dirt roads. Drivers in San Pedro de Atacama generally obey traffic laws and respect other drivers on the road. However, there can be some aggressive driving on unpaved roads outside of town, so it's important to drive defensively and avoid tailgating.
  • During the peak tourist season, which typically falls between June and August, the traffic may increase slightly as more people travel to and from various tourist attractions in the area. Generally, the busiest times of day in San Pedro de Atacama are from 7:30 to 9:30 and from 16:00 to 18:00 when people are travelling to and from work, school, or activities. You should be aware of the limited road network and take extra care when driving a cheap car hire in San Pedro de Atacama during these times.

FAQs about renting a car in San Pedro de Atacama

  • Can I rent an automatic car in San Pedro de Atacama?

    Based on our information, car rental agencies in San Pedro de Atacama only have manual transmission cars.

  • How much is gas price in San Pedro de Atacama?

    The average gas price in San Pedro de Atacama is C$ 7.21 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 86 and C$ 115, depending on the car size.

  • Which car rental companies are at El Loa airport (CJC)?

    Car rental companies onsite at El Loa airport include Avis, Chilean Rent A Car, UNITED RENT A CAR and Budget.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at El Loa airport (CJC)?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in San Pedro de Atacama?

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

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in San-Pedro-de-Atacama?

    When it comes to choosing a San Pedro de Atacama car hire, it's important to consider the terrain and road conditions in the area. The best type of car to hire in San Pedro de Atacama is a mid-size SUV with four-wheel drive. San Pedro de Atacama is surrounded by natural landmarks that require driving on unpaved, dusty roads with steep ascents and descents. A mid-size SUV with four-wheel drive will allow you to access some of the more remote areas of the region, such as Valle-de la-Luna and the Tatio-Geysers.

  • What’s the speed limit in San Pedro de Atacama?

    The speed limits in San Pedro de Atacama are generally quite low due to the town's small size and narrow roads. In residential areas and town centres, the limit is typically 30 km/h (18 mph), and the roads are often shared with pedestrians and cyclists, so drivers should exercise caution. On main highways, the limit increases to 60–80 km/h (37-50 mph), depending on the specific road, but drivers should be aware of potential hazards such as potholes and unmarked speed bumps.

  • Where are the best places to park in San Pedro de Atacama?

    Parking a cheap car hire in San Pedro de Atacama is generally easy. There are no parking metres or designated parking areas, so you're free to park your car on the street or in one of the public parking lots in the town centre. However, during peak tourist season, parking can be a bit more difficult to find, and you may need to park further away from the town centre and walk to your destination.

San Pedro de Atacama car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

7.2

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

4.0

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Calle Rio Pacsa 98

+56 552 578 380

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7.2 Good

Jun. 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Car suited our needs, handling the challenging roads of SP de Atacama.

Cons:

Finding the car rental location was a challenge both in terms of picking up the car and dropping it off. Pick up was a process with a $2000 mandatory deposit if you don’t take their insurance. Whole process was confusing with overcharges in dollars and pesos and then refunds in pesos.

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Sixt

7.3

Good

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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 - 20:30
Sunday08:00 - 20:30

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keddy by Europcar

7.9

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Calle Calama 479

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Mitta Rent a Car

7.3

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Calama Airport

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Fox

2.0

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Europcar, Aeropuerto El Loa

+56 55 257 8170

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1First Car Rental

8.9

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Calama El Loa airport

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A Car Rental

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Aeropuerto El Loa

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Euro Rent

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El Aeropuerto El Loa​

+56 9 9207 9205

Monday08:00 - 20:30
Tuesday08:00 - 20:30
Wednesday08:00 - 20:30
Thursday08:00 - 20:30
Friday08:00 - 20:30
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

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Euro Rent a Car

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Calama El Loa airport

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Gama Rent

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Aeropuerto El Loa

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One traveller who rented a car in San Pedro de Atacama gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.8

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