car hire in Chile

Tips for driving your rental car in Chile

If you're travelling to Chile, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Chile is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Santiago counts 5,084,038 inhabitants. In Santiago lives 29,5% of the entire country's population, which counts over 17,220,000 inhabitants. In Chile the language spoken most widespread is spanish but people also speak mapudungun. The time zone in Chile is GMT-06:00 / -04:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Chile is C / L and the electric voltage is 220 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Chile is +56, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Chile

With a fuel cost in Chile averaging at 1,16 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Chile shares its land borders with Argentina, Bolivia and Peru, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 48,320, which ranks Chile as the 62nd country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Chile there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Chilean Peso (CLP). Speed limits in town are 40-60 km/h and on motorways they are 100-120 km/h. Bear in mind that in Chile, speaking on the phone while driving isn't allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Chile

Chile boasts six UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the cultural site of Rapa Nui National Park and the cultural site of Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valpara?so. GoCarHire.co.uk compares over 800 car hire suppliers, helping you find the perfect car for your travel needs.