El Calafate car hires from €76

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in El Calafate with a pick-up date of: 6/3 and drop-off date of: 13/3. Fares are subject to change and may not be available on all agencies or dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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El Calafate car hire information

Pick-up locationEl Calafate
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Standard
Hire locations30
Airport locations17
Popular agenciesNational, Sixt, Rentacar, Dubrovnik

Cheap car hire in El Calafate

Economy€107/day
Compact€83/day
Intermediate€76/day
Standard€142/day
Full-size€148/day
Intermediate SUV€150/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in El Calafate

  • The advantage of car hire in El Calafate is giving yourself a hassle-free trip; you can be exploring the city and its surroundings without any problem and at whatever time you like. You can visit historical sites like Plazoleta Heroes de Malvinas, about a 55-minute drive from the city. It will also take you only approximately 30min to the city centre from El Calafate International Airport (FTE), while using public transportation from the airport to the city centre will take you about 1 hour, due to the continuous stopping.
  • El Calafate International Airport has car hire in El Calafate companies, which you will see directly opposite the luggage claim area. El Calafate car hire is available at the Localiza desk, just at the arrival hall; they will offer you a shuttle service that will take you to the pick-up location. Other cars hire companies like Europcar, Dubrovnik Rent a Car, Avis and Budget are also at the airport; some of them have counters, others don't. The ones that don’t will offer you a shuttle service to the location where you will pick up your car.
  • When driving in El Calafate, you need to be aware of the cyclists that are also cycling on the road to avoid hitting them. Look out for pedestrians whenever you driving; you should stop for the pedestrians to cross on a crossway. Always have your car hire paperwork agreements, just in case, and make sure you look out for the speed limit signs when driving.
  • Try not to plan a trip from 08:00 to 10:00; these are the peak hours in the morning, and there is a lot of traffic congestion. Later in the evening, from around 17:00 to 18:30, the traffic is also crazy, so you should avoid driving to the city centre at such a time. Driving near schools during drop-off and pick-up times is also advised against.
  • Book your car hire in El Calafate at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in El Calafate are around 23% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact car hire in El Calafate are around 51% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in El Calafate

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in El Calafate?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Sixt (€76/day), Dubrovnik (€83/day) and National (€107/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Sixt Ruta 11 9405 (17 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in El Calafate?

    The average price of fuel in El Calafate is €3.39 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between €41 and €54, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in El Calafate?

    Compact (Chevrolet Cobalt or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in El Calafate.

  • How can I find car hires near me in El Calafate?

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

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in El Calafate?

    A Compact car hire in El Calafate costs €49 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in El Calafate?

    A Full Size car hire in El Calafate costs €55 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in El Calafate?

    An Economy car hire in El Calafate costs €56 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in El Calafate?

    In El Calafate, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Ruta 11 (17 km from city centre ).

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in El Calafate?

    When considering an El Calafate car hire, you could opt for an SUV when you are in town with your family or with a group of friends. SUVs are spacious and comfortable and can accommodate many people, plus luggage. When you are alone, you can consider picking up a small car that will make it easier for you to move around and park, in case you are staying in the city. Lastly, for adventure outside the city, you can go for a four-wheel drive.

  • What is the speed limit in El Calafate?

    The speed limit in El Calafate depends on where you are. The limit around the business centres, schools and residential areas is 40 km/h; the speed limit on paved highways is 100 km/h, while the maximum speed limit on the highway is 120 km/h. The normal speed limit in El Calafate is 70 km/h. You should always watch your speed, to avoid being pulled over by the police for overspeeding and to avoid penalties.

  • Where are the best places to park in El Calafate?

    There are very few places you can park your car hire in El Calafate. There are free car parks and also paid areas, but for the safety of your car, you should opt for the pay-and-park car parks. For instance, at Pura Vida, you will pay a small fee for secure parking. You can also park in a garage. Since parking space is a problem in El Calafate, make sure you book a hotel that offers parking services to its guests, like Hotel Mirador del Lago. Ensure you are clear with the relevant authorities about the respective parking space you choose before leaving your vehicle.

El Calafate car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in El Calafate

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Intl Comandante Armando Tola

+54 9 2966 50 6020

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3.2 Poor

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Was given a Chevy spin and told it was the same as a Jeep...it was out of alignment.

1 out of 1

Budget

9.2

Wonderful

5 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.5

2 locations in El Calafate

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Calle 9 De Julio N 190

+54 290 249 6200

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Intl Comandante Armando Tola

+54 9 2966 50 6020

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5.6 Fair

Apr 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at the counter was excellent, very helpful and friendly. The pickup process was quick and easy.

Cons:

The car had some issues. It was unclean, with candy wrappers in the back seat and a chocolate stain on the upholstery. The windshield washer didn't work which was a problem due to all the dirt roads in this part of the country. There were also hidden fees everywhere for extra kilometers drive (limit is 200k per day, are you kidding me!!??!?) and a big extra fee to "prepare a document" to allow entry into chile (they just printed a customs form).

9.2 Wonderful

Jan 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Really nice staff to work with.

Cons:

The car was a VW UP! and there was no obvious mechanism for locking it. This should be clarified on day of rental.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service and vehicle.

6.8 Okay

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly and professional customer service.

Cons:

Too expensive for the size of the car.

1 out of 2

Alamo

8.4

Very Good

3 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in El Calafate

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Av Libertador Pb Local 1

+54 290 249 5330

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Ruta 11

+54 290 249 5330

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9.2 Wonderful

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was very nice and friendly and showed us everything we needed to know.

Cons:

The location of the car rental was a bit hard to find - there was a very small sign with "Alamo" on it. Adding a bigger sign would help a lot. Also adding a photo of the front of the rental place in Google maps.

7.6 Good

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The car and the service

Cons:

There were fees hidden that were only disclosed at pickup.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

By the time we made it off our plane in El Calafate and got all our baggage, the company had given our rental away because we were an hour late. Nowhere on the rental agreement did it say that after an hour they would cancel our rental. Thankfully, we were not charged and were able to find a car somewhere else.

1 out of 1

Hertz

5.3

Cleanliness

5.3

Comfort

5.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.3

Value for money

5.3

3 locations in El Calafate

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Adrian Bahamonde 150

+54 2902 49 3033

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Av. Libertador

+54 2902 49 3033

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Ruta 11

+54 2902 49 2525

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10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were very helpful and friendly. Midsize car was big enough for 5 people with 5 backpacking bags in the trunk. Driving to Chile was not a problem.

Cons:

Car pick up took longer than expected (~45 min total) because there was only one employee. There was only one person ahead of us in line when we got there.

4.4 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Location in airport. V easy.

Cons:

I was told the car was new and to be v careful. When we got out I saw the car hasd two cracks in the windshield but was told not to worry about it and some minor scrapes in front and the back. Did not feel like a Hertz rental. Also the Chevy really was a piece of junk.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I'll be taking this complaint to the US embassy. I will hire a local attorney. I will file a chargeback.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2023

KAYAK
EXCEPTIONALLY helpful and friendly staff!

1 out of 2

National

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in El Calafate

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Av Del Libertador 687

+54 2902 49 1398

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Av Libertador 1319 Pb Local 1

+54 290 249 5330

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Ruta 11

+54 290 249 5330

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Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

One location in El Calafate

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Ruta 11 Sn Aeropuerto Internacional

+54 9 11 4427 1657

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Localiza

9.2

Wonderful

No reviews available

3 locations in El Calafate

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Aeropuerto W8w+cg El Calafate,, N/a

+54 2902 49 1398

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Avenida Del Libertador, 687

+54 2902 49 1398

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El Calafate Downtown

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Cactus Rent A Car

6.0

Okay

No reviews available

One location in El Calafate

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Gdor. Gregores

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Thrifty

2.0

Poor

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Av Del Libertador 1822

+54 290 249 3033

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Ruta 11

+54 290 249 2525

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Fox

2.0

Poor

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One location in El Calafate

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Europcar, Ruta 11 , Aeropuerto Internacional Comandante Arman

+54 9 11 4427 1657

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Rent@Car

7.3

Good

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One location in El Calafate

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El Calafate Airport Office

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keddy by Europcar

6.4

Okay

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One location in El Calafate

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Astor Piazzolla International Airport, Autovia 2 Km 398. 5

+54 114 316 6570

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Dubrovnik

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2 locations in El Calafate

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, Ruta 11

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147, Avenida padre Agostini

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FlexWays

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Avenida del Libertador Nº

+54 11 5263 0917

Monday06:00 - 22:00
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El Calafate Airport

+54 9 294 495 5886

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Rentacar

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2 locations in El Calafate

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Centro

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Ruta 11 , Santa Cruz

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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One location in El Calafate

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Av Del Libertador 687

+54 2902 49 1398

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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Sixt

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One location in El Calafate

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Ruta 11

+54 9 2966 70 9666

Monday07:00 - 20:00
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Sunnycars

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One location in El Calafate

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Aeropuerto Internacional Comandante Armando Tola

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14 travellers who hired a car in El Calafate gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.5

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Most popular car type

Compact

When to book a car hire in El Calafate

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Car hire insurance in El Calafate

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some El Calafate car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when hiring a car in El Calafate.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your El Calafate car hire.