Car Rental at Punta Arenas Airport

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Punta Arenas Airport, Punta Arenas, Chile
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Punta Arenas Airport
Full-size SUV
Renault Duster or similar
Renault Duster
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flexways
$74.80 / per day
Punta Arenas Airport
Standard SUV
Seat Ateca or similar
Seat Ateca
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$90.78 / per day
Punta Arenas Airport
Compact Crossover
Toyota Raize or similar
Toyota Raize
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Flexways
$125.69 / per day
Punta Arenas Airport
Premium Elite SUV
Nissan X-Trail or similar
Nissan X-Trail
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Flexways
$176.59 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Punta Arenas Airport
Premium Extended Cab Pickup
Mitsubishi L200 or similar
Mitsubishi L200
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flexways
$227.47 / per day
Punta Arenas Airport
Full-size Extended Cab Pickup
Volkswagen Amarok or similar
Volkswagen Amarok
  • 5
  • 5
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Routes Car Rental
$103.71 / per day
Punta Arenas Airport
Full-size Extended Cab Pickup
Chevrolet D-Max or similar
Chevrolet D-Max
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$119.47 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 10:30 on 2024-05-27. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Spanish
Currency
CLP
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+56
Average car rental price
$131 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 - 120 km/h or 62 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.03%
Rating
10.0 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.51 per liter or $5.72 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.10 per liter or $4.16 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.67 per liter or $6.32 / 1 gallon
Punta Arenas Airport

Airport Car Rental

Not just a jumping-off point for trips to relatively nearby Antarctica (although it is that, too), Punta Arenas is one of Chile’s most interesting destinations. The main draw of this southernmost of cities is the beautiful nature that surrounds it, but there’s also plenty of culture and history if you scratch beneath the surface. These are four of the most interesting attractions in and around Punta Arenas:

  • Punta Arenas. It might be odd to name the city itself as one of the attractions in the area, but with most visitors taking straight off for the stunning nature that surrounds it, it is perhaps a point that’s worth remembering. There are many interesting things to see in Punta Arenas, such as the Maggiorino Borgatello Museum dedicated to the indigenous Chilean cultures of the area, the Naval and Maritime Museum, and the city’s small, but beautiful cathedral. To get a view of the colorful city and the Magellan Strait from above, head to Cerro de la Cruz, a lookout point just a quick walk from the center. If you’re done driving for the day, you can treat yourself with a visit to Cerveceria Austral which claims to be the southernmost beer brewery in the world.
  • Penguins. Yes, penguins are one of the main attractions of Punta Arenas. The area around the town and Chilean Patagonia, in general, is famous for its opportunities for penguin-watching. Some of the best-known colonies of the flightless birds reside in the inlet of Seno Otway (about a 45-minute drive to the northwest of Punta Arenas) and on Isla Magdalena Penguinera (you have to take a ferry from the area of Punta Arenas known as Tres Puentes; the boat ride takes about two hours each way). Sadly, global warming and other environmental factors have affected the penguin colonies, so over the last five years, their numbers have been reduced, and often they cannot be found at their usual sites. The most responsible way not to disturb the birds — and the surest way to find them — is to join one of the penguin-watching tours in the city.
  • Torres del Paine National Park. There are a number of beautiful protected nature areas near Punta Arenas like the Magallanes and Laguna Parrillar reserves, but if you’ve got time on your hands, you should consider visiting Torres del Paine National Park. The drive north takes close to four hours, but you’ll be rewarded with a true wilderness experience that’s exemplified by unique subpolar woodlands, mountain lakes, and the three awe-inspiring peaks that give the park its name. If visiting this area has only increased your appetite for adventure, you can travel even further to the fjords and glaciers of neighboring Bernardo O’Higgins National Park. 
  • Austral Brewery. Businesses around the world will make all sorts of outrageous claims to attract attention, but it is probably fair to say that the Austral of Punta Arenas is indeed the southernmost brewery on the planet. Not just geographically distinct, but also known for high-quality beer, Cerveceria Austral is a favorite of foreign visitors and also no doubt a good place to visit after a long day of driving.

Top international routes

  • Santiago
  • Puerto Montt
  • Porvenir
  • Puerto Williams
  • Concepcion

Main airlines

Aerovías DAP, LATAM Chile, JetSmart, and Sky Airline

Terminals

The single passenger terminal serves all departures and arrivals and has three gates.

Location

Punta Arenas Airport is about 21 km (13 mi) north of Punta Arenas, capital of the Magallanes y Antártica Chilena region. Y-520, Ruta 9, Av. Pdte. Manuel Bulnes, and Av. España are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Large cars - from $104 per day
  • Premium cars - from $227 per day
  • SUVs - from $75 per day

Car rental desks

Some are inside the airport terminal. The exact location of your car rental provider's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher.

Services and facilities

You’ll find souvenir shops, jewelry shops, convenience stores, and stores selling local Southern Chilean crafts, as well as some eateries, including a full-service restaurant. There are also ATMs, a lounge, a lost and found office at the airport information center, and a tourism information center. Punta Arenas Airport offers assistance to travelers with reduced mobility, but make sure to contact your airline in advance if you’d like this service.

Nearest gas station

Shell gas station, at Pdte Carlos Ibáñez del Campo 05757, can be reached in about 15 minutes. There are other gas stations in and around Punta Arenas.
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Airport info

Rating
6.2
  • Getting to the airport 7.1
  • Check-in and departures 8.0
  • Terminal facilities 6.4
  • Wi-Fi 4.9
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.3
  • Lounge 5.3

Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ)

  • IATA: PUQ
  • ICAO: SCCI
  • Name: Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ)
  • Distance from city: 12.4 miles / 20 km

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When are car rental prices the lowest at Punta Arenas Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Punta Arenas Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Punta Arenas Airport
$86.07
January
$91.17
February
$79.32
March
$85.77
April
$82.21
May
$158.97
June
$105.79
July
$93.59
August
$150.19
September
$96.88
October
$98.55
November
$89.92
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Punta Arenas Airport is March — when rental costs average $79.32 per day. This is 22% cheaper than the yearly average and 50% cheaper than renting a car in June (when prices average $158.97 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Punta Arenas Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in March the average rental period is 8 days, while in August, the average rental period is only 3 days.
Average number of rental days at Punta Arenas Airport
7
January
7
February
8
March
6
April
6
May
4
June
5
July
3
August
5
September
5
October
6
November
6
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Punta Arenas Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Punta Arenas Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Punta Arenas Airport in January, while they are least likely to rent in in May.
Monthly searches at Punta Arenas Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
299%
January
162%
February
187%
March
71%
April
5%
May
5%
June
10%
July
5%
August
20%
September
51%
October
116%
November
268%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers Routes Car Rental, Flexways, Europcar, Avis
Popular car categories SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $75 per day
Cheapest supplier Flexways

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Routes Car Rental Volkswagen T-Cross 4 2 SUVs
Routes Car Rental Toyota Corolla Cross 5 2 SUVs
Flexways Toyota Raize 5 2 SUVs
Europcar Jetour X70 5 3 SUVs
Routes Car Rental Seat Ateca 5 2 SUVs
Europcar Seat Ateca 5 3 SUVs
Flexways Nissan X-Trail 4 3 SUVs
Flexways Toyota Yaris 5 2 Large cars
Flexways Renault Duster 4 3 SUVs
Flexways Suzuki Ertiga 4 4 Large cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Nissan X-Trail
December 29, 2023
We had a wonderful experience. Chile is a wonderful country. Punta Arenas, Natales and Torres Del Paine all offer their own unique experiences.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Flexways
9.2 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Routes Car Rental
7 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
5
Total rental companies
6
Average daily price
$131.22
Lowest daily price
$74.80
Total cars available
8

Top 6 Suppliers at Punta Arenas Airport in 2024

Flexways
Exceptional 9.2 / 28 reviews
+5491152599877
Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport
$75 - $227
Europcar
Very good 8.5 / 15 reviews
+56612212293 / +56612202720
Punta Arenas, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
$91 - $119
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:30
Tue:08:00-20:30
Wed:08:00-20:30
Thu:08:00-20:30
Fri:08:00-20:30
Sat:08:00-20:30
Sun:08:00-20:30
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.3
+56612212293
Presidente Carlos Ibanez Del Campo Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7 / 1 review
+56612614381
Apo Carlos Ibanez Del Campo
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-19:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
Seelmann y CIA. Ltda.
Seelmann y CIA. Ltda.
Good 7.6
+56223463500
Punta Arenas Airport - Meet and Greet
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-14:00
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7 / 8 reviews
+56612212293
Presidente Carlos Ibanez Del Campo Airport,Punta Arenas, 6200000 ,Chile
$95 - $104
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
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