Santiago Airport Car Rental

The Santiago Airport, sometimes referred to as Arturo Merino Benítez, serviced over 10 million passengers in 2010.  And the passenger count for 2011 thru June was going at an even higher rate than that.

The airport currently uses at least seven car rental agencies within facility offering car rentals in the Santiago Airport.  Included in this list is Alamo, Europcar, Avis, Budget, Econorent, Hertz, and Rosselot.  Any and all of these companies are well-respected in their own right and consistently provide great service to Santiago passengers flying into the airport.  Each of the desks are located at First Level at the Central International Hall.  Here is a listing of the hours that the car rental companies are open:

Alamo: 6:30 am to 10:30 pm, 365 days per year.
Europcar: 6:30 am to 10:30 pm, 365 days per year.
Avis: 6:30 am to 10:30 pm, 365 days per year.
Budget: 6:30 am to 10:30 pm, 365 days per year.
Econorent: 24 Hours per day, 365 days per year.
Hertz: 6:30 am to 10:30 pm, 365 days per year.
Rosselot: 6:30 am to 10:30 pm, 365 days per year.

One important item regarding leaving the Santiago Airport, and it involves the reciprocity fee.  Anyway, when you arrive at the airport in Santiago, foreigners will need to come up with what is called a 'reciprocity fee'.  The fee is dependent on what country you are from.  Currently, the fee structure looks like this.  If you are from another country listed below, you currently will not be obligated to pay any fee.

• Australia   $ 61
• Canada    $132    
• United States   $131    
• Mexico   $23
I believe that the reciprocity fee buys multiple entries per year, as the payment of the reciprocity fee is actually attached to the passport.

Besides car rental, the airport offers several amenities for Chili airport visitors.  Included are four duty-free shops offering general merchandise.  Also is a huge selection of shops offering Santiago air visitors just about anything their hearts desire.  Currently, there are over seventy such shops scattered throughout the airport.  

In addition to the great shopping, there are more than 20 restaurants situated in various places throughout the facility.  Bars, coffee shops, franchise food offerings and cafeteria-type food service entities are scattered primarily throughout all public areas and international departing lounges.  

There is also a Holiday Inn near the airport.  It has over 100 rooms, a business center, and wi-fi available in every area.  It also has a restaurant, indoor swimming pool and Sauna.  

If that's not enough, the airport also contains throughout the building travel agencies, gastronomy, bank offices pharmaceutical stores, and internet services to make the passenger feel more at home, with just about any need.

From the Santiago, we have compiled various places that you may want to drive your rental car.  These places are 'guesstimates' based on various software that we use to calculate straight line distances.  We do think they are helpful.

Santiago Airport to Los Andes: 75 km
Santiago Airport to San Felipe: 85 km
Santiago Airport to Rancagua: 110 km
Santiago Airport to Curico: 210 km
Santiago Airport to Valparaiso: 105 km
Santiago Airport to Vina Del Mar 105 km
Santiago Airport to Talca: 275 km

Types of rental cars available from the airport include compact cars, economy cars, standard cars, SUV and Minivans.  Use our easy booking engine and book your rental car from the Santiago Airport (Chili) today!

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