All about rental cars

Do I need to rent a car in Santiago?

Do I need a car in Santiago?

Car rentals for Santiago are totally unnecessary, but they do offer immense freedom if you are in the Lake District or wish to drive along the coast.

Is it easy to rent a car in Santiago Chile?

Car hire at Santiago is made easy with Europcar.

Remember to always bring your driving license, valid credit card and additional proof of identity (such as a passport if you are hiring abroad). Europcar’s Green Programme: At Europcar, we understand the environmental impact of car hire.

Is it easy to rent a car in Chile?

Avoid renting from Alamo and National (they are the same) in Chile . They rip travelers off with credit card charges. We rent every year and drive in the lake district, the only problem is some of the back roads can be very rough in a very small car, but doable.

Can tourists drive in Chile?

Chilean Driving Regulations

Visitors can drive with a valid U.S. license for the duration of their tourist permit (usually 90 days). Renting a car is also possible although insurance may not be available in some forms for drivers without a Chilean or international driver’s license.

How do you get around in Chile?

Getting around by bus

Bus is the most popular way to get around in Chile for travelers on a budget. Pullman and Turbus are the largest companies and dominate the market. Smaller brands like Nilahue, Cruz del Sur or JAC are a better bet for niche destinations, including small resort towns or surf beaches.

Are cars expensive in Chile?

Note that Chilean cars are often more expensive than for example cars in Europe. Even older cars tend to be higher in price, because in South America, instead of throwing a car away as they do in the consumer society in Europe, cars in South America are fixed by a mechanic.

Is it safe to self drive in Chile?

But it’s still quite safe for solo travelers! Is it safe to drive in Chile? Chileans tend to drive quite aggressively, so this might put you off from renting a car in Chile. It’s also tough work driving in Santiago because the traffic is always really busy and pedestrians will run across roads without checking.

What do I need to rent a car in Chile?

To obtain a rental car in Chile you need to be 20 years or older, present a major credit card in the driver’s name, present a driver’s license from home, and (likely) an International Driving Permit (IDP).

How much does it cost to rent a car in Chile?

On average a rental car in Chile costs $336 per week ($48 per day).

Can Americans rent a car in Chile?

To rent a vehicle in Chile, it is necessary to obtain the international driving license before the trip. Although rental operators -and also local police- generally accept national licenses, difficulties could arise in relation to insurance in the event of a claim.

Is Chile cheap for tourists?

Costs of your travel to Chile

Chile is the most developed country in South America, and it is also one of the most expensive. The prices are similar to what you can find in Europe, and in many cases the price we found was significantly higher than what we pay for the same thing in Spain.

How many days do you need in Santiago Chile?

For us, two weeks is the perfect amount of time to discover the must-sees of Chile. 15 days gives you enough time to explore two regions and all the contrasts of the country, from North to South. Our bestselling trip is, for example, achieved in two weeks: the must-sees of Chile, from Patagonia to the Atacama desert.

Is there Uber in Santiago Chile?

Reserve a ride with Uber in advance in Santiago

Complete your plans today by reserving a ride with Uber in Santiago. Request a ride up to 30 days in advance, at any time and on any day of the year.

Is Santiago safe for tourists?

OVERALL RISK : MEDIUM. Santiago de Chile is a beautiful city and a safe place to visit only if you are watchful enough and practice your common sense. The threat of crime exists and to avoid displeasing situations, minimum safety precautions are enough.

Do you tip waiters in Chile?

TIP IS INCLUDED, BUT… In Chile, 98% of restaurants, bars, pubs and coffee shops will add 10% to your bill total (it should be properly stated in the bill). 10% is the expected bill if service was good. If your waiter or maitre d’ were excellent, maybe consider something extra.