Santiago car hire

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Santiago, Chile
15 Dec — 22 Dec
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Santiago, Chile
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Santiago car hire information

Pick-up locationSantiago
Hire locations85
Airport locations24

Santiago car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
5.7 Okay (34 reviews)
3 locations in Santiago
Budget
Locations in Santiago
  • 5.9
  • 6.1
  • 5.7
  • 5.1
  • 5.6
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7.6 Good14 Aug. 2019
A clean car and the chosen car type.
3.6 Mediocre17 Mar. 2019
Car was a disaster total wreck 100 dents and stains on the upholstery promised Tahoe and had to settle for KIA van
2.0 Mediocre11 Mar. 2019
Tried to pick up the car early was told I had to wait hours until noon then was told at noon nothing was available and then they were going to downgrade the car so it would be cheaper I said I didn’t want the insurance they insisted and it was double the price. Return day also inchangable.Customer service
2.0 Mediocre7 Jan. 2019
No car availableBasically I got reservation code and no car available. Not sure I can or should trust this service in future
2.0 Mediocre28 Dec. 2018
Very badNothingWe had a deal to rent and there was no info that thy will freeze us 6000€ on the card what was not possible so we could not rent it in the end!!!!!!!!!!!!
9.2 Excellent5 Apr. 2018
Great dealCheck-in and check-out quickly. Great deal. Less price.I suggest clean the car better.
10.0 Excellent16 Jan. 2018
Simple, fast, economySimple, make the reserve by internet. Low price. Excellente car.The dependent on counter must be friendly and smile. if yoy dont like this job, leave it.
2.0 Mediocre31 Dec. 2017
Deceptive business practicesCar itself drove fine, although one side had major body damage that had not been fixed.The total cost was nearly 40% more than the quoted price. Although the booking indicated that the final cost included various fees and taxes, they took that cost as the base and added additional taxes/fees. They had two versions of the rental contract, one showing the lower online price, and another for the actual cost. They would not honor the online price.
2.0 Mediocre28 Dec. 2017
terrible customer serviceCar ordered was not available. Told Kia would be swapped for the ordered mustang. No upgrade or discount offered. When agent was instructed to provide mustang or refund, agent refused to serve and provide service. Long lineups in PBI and no in terminal rentals available.
8.0 Excellent11 Dec. 2017
Buena, falta por aprender aúnBuen auto. Limpio. Económico. Cumple.Falta más enfoque al cliente. Uno arrienda para evitar problemas y ganar tiempo.
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Rated no. 2
Sixt
10 Excellent (4 reviews)
5 locations in Santiago
Sixt
Locations in Santiago
  • 10
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  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
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Rated no. 3
keddy by Europcar
8.6 Excellent (3 reviews)
8 locations in Santiago
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Santiago
  • 8.6
  • 9.3
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 9.3
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Rated no. 4
Europcar
8.5 Excellent (4 reviews)
5 locations in Santiago
Europcar
Locations in Santiago
  • 10
  • 9.5
  • 8
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay17 Jan. 2017
Car Was Late & They Tried to Charge Us for DamageThe car was in good condition.The car was not ready on time. Also, when we returned the car, they tried to charge us for damage that must have been there when we rented the car but it was so miniscule that no one noticed it. The front bumper was misaligned by millimeters. We had to squat down and stare closely to even notice. Finally, over three weeks later, it seems they decided not to charge us because I received a final receipt that did not include a charge for the "damage". I know no one wants to admit that they damaged a rental car, but really--we didn't. What's more, I could have driven this car for years and never noticed.
Rated no. 5
Econorent
8 Excellent (1 review)
5 locations in Santiago
Econorent
Locations in Santiago
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
  • 10
  • 8
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Rated no. 6
Ace
7.8 Good (3 reviews)
1 location in Santiago
Ace
Locations in Santiago
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay5 Aug. 2019
Car was relatively new, well kept and clean.Pick up and drop off was horrendous. ACE is not the actual rental company, Econo Rental had the reservation, but under a different number. I found it after searching the rental desks at the airport for an hour and asking dozens of people in the rental area. Bait and switch!!
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Rated no. 7
Avis
5.5 Okay (18 reviews)
3 locations in Santiago
Avis
Locations in Santiago
  • 6.3
  • 5.6
  • 5.4
  • 4.8
  • 5.3
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre8 Jan. 2020
When we arrived the car was not available.The whole process sucked. NO car available despite a conformation.
4.8 Okay4 Jan. 2019
Money rippingThe car was clean and good, like promisedSignificant extra price for obligatory insurance. Got car with a bit leftover of gas, and was told that can return with any amount in tge tank, but on return was demanded to fill up to a quater of rank (a lot of quarrel for $10 worth of fuel, very frustrating). Still waiting the estimate for the flat ture (small puncture in the airport)
5.6 Okay8 May 2017
Not the correct priceThe car we got in the end was clean and drove just fine, and they gave us a little discount due to other car not available.We did not get the car we ordered (would have to wait 2, 3 hours), so we took a car from the economy class, which was priced more expensive then the car we ordered (small SUV, automatic). And after checking the price of the car we ordered, the price was dubbel the Kayak price.
3.6 Mediocre21 Mar. 2017
I have picked up the car at Santiago Aeroporto (SCL). According to the recommendation of Kajak, the insurance was booked with Allianz. For unclear reasons, the insurance was not accepted by Avis and demanded $ 4,500 deposit on the credit card. The car itself was pretty damaged, alternative was not given. Obviously the SUV has survived an accident. Overall, Avis tried and has fulfilled the usual rip-off on rental car stations. Last but not least: Any reaction to my complaints have not reached my email account.
2.0 Mediocre27 Feb. 2017
Did not rent the car in the endThe pickup time was wrong and when I tried to update the time, the price went up
8.0 Excellent26 Feb. 2017
Avis Employees Step Up to the PlateFor some reason, the Avis computer insisted that we owed much more money than our reservation stated, and employees at both the pick-up and drop-off struggled to bring it into conformity with the reservation, spending well over an hour to do so. Finally, one of the managers found a workaround. We still paid slightly more than the reservation promised and it was frustrating to wait around, but the patient service of the Avis staff was remarkable and turned it into a satisfactory experience. Note that this required some calm prodding by me. The SUV we rented proved to be an excellent vehicle.Avis tried to charge much more than our emailed reservation stated. The inside of the vehicle's windshield had apparently been smeared with a dirty rag--easily fixed.
4.4 Okay19 Feb. 2017
Turmoil in the middle of rentalI'm not sure how much it cost me in telephone roaming charges. I have to see on my phone bill when it arrives, But I was called twice during the rental to first, provide my credit card a second time and second, on the fourth day of the rental, I was asked to trade out that vehicle for another one. This isn't easy in the US and in Chile, when I don't have telephone connections and the language, it makes it very complicated. I still am mystified why my vacation stopped and had to focus on Avis emergencies.
9.2 Excellent26 Jan. 2017
ChileEverything except the SatnavThe Garmin Satnav. Didn't recognise some of the towns in Chile. Google maps was better
2.0 Mediocre23 Jan. 2017
Avis didn't respect out reservation. We had no car.
4.0 Okay27 Oct. 2016
Didn't have car we reserved and were not preparedThey didn't have the car we reserved and were not very helpful.
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Rated no. 8
Thrifty
3.6 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in Santiago
Thrifty
Locations in Santiago
  • 4
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  • 3
  • 3
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5.2 Okay6 Mar. 2019
Location of car rental.Customer service and they have us a car that was not what we reserved because they say they didn’t have cars. It was a bad experience overall.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jan. 2017
Thrify let us downI liked the process to book online, that was fast. However, when we arrived the company told us there was no car. We cancelled the booking and left dissapointed. Real let down and caused a lot of stress.
Rated no. 9
National
2.3 Mediocre (5 reviews)
2 locations in Santiago
National
Locations in Santiago
  • 2.4
  • 2.4
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2.8
Recent reviews
2.8 Mediocre3 Sep. 2019
Staff was friendly at pick upAgency didn’t have correct car as reserved Slow pick up Car didn’t have full tank of gas then they needled us for fuel costs at drop off
2.8 Mediocre8 Jan. 2019
Bad service, terrible carPerson at drop off was friendlyCar was not ready at reserved time. Told to wait 1 hour. It was nearly 2 hours later when a car was available. It was old and poor condition auto. Several days later the battery died and the car could not start. Overall a terrible rental car experience.
2.0 Mediocre4 Jan. 2019
i reserved a car and when i arrived there were no cars left. me and a number of other people in line had to change our plans because they didn’t have the cars we reserved. and not even an apology.
2.0 Mediocre7 Jan. 2018
la camioneta estaba absolutamente sucia, una luz delantera no funcionaba, el olor adentro de la camioneta erra horrible, me la entregaron casi una hora mas tarde, el embrague no funcionaba bien. definitivamente no voy volver a rentar nunca mas en national un desastre
2.0 Mediocre19 Mar. 2017
Only "National" feature was green sign. Rip off frNew tires. Car worked.$3500 credit card hold on top of $70/day rate without LDW, no map, poorly marked and hard to find return in airport, car scratched, dented, and paint splotched every side.
Rated no. 10
Economy Rent a Car
2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Santiago
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Santiago
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre2 Jan. 2019
Unclear directions. I arrived at Santiago, Chile Airport. I do not recommend this service. Their phone number does not work. DO NOT RENT FROM THIS COMPANY
Sunnycars
8 locations in Santiago
Sunnycars
Locations in Santiago
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From $31/day
Chilean Rent A Car
Most popular
5 locations in Santiago
Chilean Rent A Car
Locations in Santiago
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Localiza
5 locations in Santiago
Localiza
Locations in Santiago
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United Auto Rental
5 locations in Santiago
United Auto Rental
Locations in Santiago
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UNITED RENT A CAR
5 locations in Santiago
UNITED RENT A CAR
Locations in Santiago
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From $37/day
Oclock Rent a Car
4 locations in Santiago
Oclock Rent a Car
Locations in Santiago
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Rosselot
4 locations in Santiago
Rosselot
Locations in Santiago
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A Car Rental
2 locations in Santiago
A Car Rental
Locations in Santiago
Recent reviews
Euro Rent a Car
2 locations in Santiago
Euro Rent a Car
Locations in Santiago
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Free Rent A Car
2 locations in Santiago
Free Rent A Car
Locations in Santiago
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Hertz
2 locations in Santiago
Hertz
Locations in Santiago
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From $31/day
INTERRENT
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Santiago
INTERRENT
Locations in Santiago
Recent reviews
O'carrol Rent a Car
2 locations in Santiago
O'carrol Rent a Car
Locations in Santiago
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ACO Rent A Car
1 location in Santiago
ACO Rent A Car
Locations in Santiago
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NU Car
1 location in Santiago
NU Car
Locations in Santiago
Recent reviews
75 travellers who hired a car in Santiago gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.9

Car hire locations in or near Santiago

Good to know

Most popular agency

Chilean Rent A Car

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$45/day

Good deal

$35/day

When to book a car hire in Santiago

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Top tips for hiring a car in Santiago

  • Santiago, Chile has a lot to offer, from the Museo Interactivo Mirador to the Fantasilandia Amusement Park, and many other wonderful parks dotted around. The most convenient and flexible way to see all the major attractions is by renting a car for your stay to make sure you see everything according on your own terms. Don’t waste time and energy with public transport and expensive cabs, but get your own wheels and make the most of your visit.
  • Santiago’s International Airport is about 11 miles from Santiago center, so it is a great way to start the trip by picking up a car directly at the airport’s hire car desks. Follow the signs upon arrival to the car center and choose from various companies, including Alamo, Europcar, and Sixt. The fastest way into Santiago is via the Costanera Norte (to the Plaza de Armas).
  • Santiago is a big metropolitan city and, therefore, can have lots of traffic, so patience is definitely a must when driving in the city. Having said that, it is much easier to find an alternative route with a car than being stuck in traffic with a bus where travelers are dependent on the route the bus has to follow. When venturing outside of the city to explore the beautiful Chilean countryside, traffic decreases dramatically and a great ride is practically guaranteed.
  • Rush hour in Santiago is a time to be avoided, if possible, as the cars are moving even slower than in regular traffic and waiting times can go up to one hour. Usually, rush hour is on weekdays between 8 and 9:30 am and 6 and 8:30 pm, and downtown gets especially clogged up with commuters.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Santiago for $35 or less
  • Book your car hire in Santiago at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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