Car Rental at Punta Arenas Airport

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

Intermediate
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 3
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$93.80 per day
Intermediate
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flexways
$108.16 per day
Standard
Seat Ateca or similar
Seat Ateca
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$163.69 per day
Full-size
Chevrolet D-Max or similar
Chevrolet D-Max
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$262.57 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Intermediate
Suzuki Ertiga or similar
Suzuki Ertiga
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Flexways
$127.26 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:00 on 2023-01-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
CLP
Traffic direction
Right-hand side
Country code
56
Average car rental price
$142.16 / per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
40 - 60 km/h
25 - 37 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 100 km/h
50 - 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.03%
Rating
10.0
Punta Arenas Airport Car Rental

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 three 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 a reminder. There are lots of 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. 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. 

Top international routes

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

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 $143 per day
  • Vans - from $137 per day
  • Small cars - from $52 per day
  • SUVs - from $164 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
6.7
  • Getting to the airport 7.1
  • Check-in and departures 7.3
  • Terminal facilities 6.0
  • Wi-Fi connectivity 4.8
  • Restaurants and car rental services 5.0
  • Lounge 3.6

Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ)

  • IATA: PUQ
  • ICAO: SCCI
  • Name: Punta Arenas Airport (PUQ)
  • Size: Medium Airport
  • Distance from city: 12.4 miles / 20 km N of town
  • Working hours: 24 hours a day

Top 7 Locations near Punta Arenas Airport

  1. 1314.0 km / 816.5 miles away
  2. Car Rental at Temuco Airport from $36.36 per day
    1588.5 km / 987.1 miles away
  3. 2198.3 km / 1365.9 miles away
  4. 2248.1 km / 1396.9 miles away
  5. 2584.9 km / 1606.2 miles away
  6. 3414.3 km / 2121.5 miles away
  7. 3871.4 km / 2405.6 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices cheapest at Punta Arenas Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Punta Arenas Airport depends on the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best deal.
Average Rental Price at Punta Arenas Airport
$94.01
January
$103.73
February
$96.35
March
$53.76
April
$65.56
May
June
July
August
$74.55
September
$74.47
October
$64.77
November
$64.77
December
The cheapest time of the year to rent a vehicle at Punta Arenas Airport is April when prices for an Economy class start from $53.76. You can see that this is 30% cheaper than the yearly average and 48% cheaper than renting a car in February (when rental prices start at $103.73 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price. But remember that these are just average numbers. The exact cost of your rental will depend on your rental length and on how far in advance you book the car. Enter your travel dates at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers!

What’s the most frequent rental length at Punta Arenas Airport?

Travel length differs from one month to another: in January the average rental period is 7 days, while in October, the average rental period is only 4 days.
Average Rental Length
7
January
6
February
7
March
7
April
6
May
5
June
5
July
6
August
5
September
4
October
4
November
4
December

Which is the busiest month for car rental at Punta Arenas Airport?

Travelers are most likely to rent a car at Punta Arenas Airport in January, while they are least likely to to rent in in September.
Popularity by Monthly Searches
302%
January
203%
February
152%
March
106%
April
98%
May
75%
June
113%
July
152%
August
September
October
November
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Flexways Renault Duster 4 3 SUVs
Flexways Toyota Yaris 5 2 Large cars
Flexways Hyundai Elantra 4 2 Large cars
Flexways Nissan X-Trail 4 3 SUVs
Flexways Renault Duster 4 5 SUVs
Flexways Nissan Versa 4 2 Large cars
Flexways Toyota Yaris 4 3 Large cars
Avis Peugeot 301 3 2 Large cars
Flexways Toyota Hilux 4 5 Premium cars
Flexways Suzuki Ertiga 4 4 Large cars

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Flexways
9.53 / 10
Lowest rated company
Avis
8.35 / 10
Total number of reviews
3
Total rental companies
5
Average daily price
$142.16
Lowest daily price
$93.80
Total cars available
5

Top 5 Suppliers at Punta Arenas Airport in 2023

Flexways
Exceptional 9.5 / 24 reviews
+5491152599877
Presidente Carlos Ibáñez del Campo International Airport
$108 - $127
Europcar
Excellent 8.9 / 10 reviews
+56612212293 / +56612202720
Punta Arenas, Magallanes y la Antártica Chilena Region, Chile
$164 - $263
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
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.7
+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
Seelmann y CIA. Ltda.
Seelmann y CIA. Ltda.
Excellent 8.4
+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
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3
+56612614381
Apo Carlos Ibanez Del Campo
$94 - $94
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
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