Patagonia car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Patagonia

EconomyC$ 33/day
CompactC$ 41/day
IntermediateC$ 39/day
StandardC$ 121/day
Full-sizeC$ 165/day
Full-size SUVC$ 128/day
MiniC$ 41/day
Passenger VanC$ 954/day
Pick-up truckC$ 85/day
Premium SUVC$ 236/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 47/day
Compact SUVC$ 63/day
Standard SUVC$ 72/day
Supplier choiceC$ 357/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Patagonia

  • Travelers who would like to rent a car in Patagonia are required to provide a driver’s license. The license must be valid throughout the rental period and must be government-issued with a photograph of the driver. Some rental companies do not accept digital licenses, so be sure to check you’re your chosen company before visiting Patagonia. If your driver’s license is not in the Roman alphabet, consider getting an international driver’s license with a translation.
  • Patagonia lies on the border of Chile and Argentina, and visitors to this area may want to cross borders. To do so, you will have to complete the necessary paperwork at customs and immigration. You will also need to inform the car rental company in advance to prepare the documentation, and the company will provide a letter of permission to get you across the border. Borders tend to be busier in certain seasons, so make sure to get there early. Keep in mind that there are strict regulations on what can be transported across the border, so check policies ahead of time.
  • Patagonia has wide and lonely roads, but drivers are likely to encounter police checks when driving closer to urban areas. If you come across one, there is no need to panic; just drive slowly. Sometimes the police may check the car, so it’s useful to have a Spanish phrasebook accessible for easier communication. Drivers who are issued a ticket will be given information on how to pay.
  • The speed limit varies in different areas of Patagonia because it lies between two countries. The general speed limit varies between 25 and 35 mph in urban areas. In the countryside, the speed limit varies between 60 and 70 mph, while on highways, it’s between 60 and 80 mph. When traveling toward Patagonia, main roads have toll gates that require fees, so have cash with you for payment. Fuel stations are few and far between in Patagonia, so make sure that your car’s gas tank is always full to avoid being stranded on your journey.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Patagonia for C$ 89 or less
  • Book your rental car in Patagonia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Patagonia are around 21% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Patagonia are around -54% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Patagonia

  • Should I rent a car in Patagonia?

    Renting a car offers a unique experience in Patagonia. Car rentals allow you to travel according to your own schedule and pace, with the flexibility to cancel a journey or take a detour. Car rentals also allow you to bring as much luggage as you need, plus you can travel in comfort and privacy, which public transport cannot provide. Patagonia offers a lot of ground to cover, which is hard to manage on a bus. Public transportation is limited and hard to control, making car rentals the most convenient option for exploring Patagonia.

  • What is driving like in Patagonia?

    Patagonia is often windy, so always keep both hands on the steering wheel when driving to maintain full control of the car. Keep an eye out for wild animals, as they often cross the roads. Driving is done on the right-hand side of the road, and Patagonia has excellent road signage. Roads are generally in good condition, but you may encounter asphalt roads with potholes in rural areas. GPS can be unreliable, so carry a road map with you as backup. Keep in mind that most car rentals in Patagonia have manual transmission. If you will be traveling on the Argentina border, carry warning triangles, a two-bar, a first aid kit, and an extinguisher in the car—car rental companies will provide this equipment.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Patagonia?

    The minimum driving age in Patagonia is eighteen, but the minimum age requirement for renting a car is twenty one. Renters under twenty five may also have to pay a young driver daily fee and be limited to certain car categories when booking car rentals in Patagonia.

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

    On average a rental car in Patagonia costs C$ 170 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Patagonia?

    Compact (Toyota Etios or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Patagonia.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Patagonia?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Rosselot (C$ 33/day), Euro Rent (C$ 39/day) and Avis (C$ 45/day).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Patagonia?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Patagonia?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Patagonia are Punta Arenas (29% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Patagonia), Puerto Natales (24%) and El Calafate (20%).

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

    On average a rental car in Patagonia costs C$ 682 per week (C$ 97 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Patagonia costs C$ 2,924 per month (C$ 97 per day).

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    Avis car rental locations in Patagonia

    22 Locations

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    Sunnycars car rental locations in Patagonia

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    Rentacar car rental locations in Patagonia

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  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Patagonia

    17 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Patagonia

    17 Locations

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    Localiza car rental locations in Patagonia

    16 Locations

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    Alamo car rental locations in Patagonia

    15 Locations

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    Mitta Rent a Car car rental locations in Patagonia

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Average price

C$ 97/day

Good deal

C$ 89/day

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