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Recent Budget Deals in Calama, Antofagasta Region, Chile

6.7 Out of 10 (3 Reviews)

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Average Pick-Up time: 31-40 minutes

6.7 Out of 10 (3 Reviews)

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BB Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020, 1:42 AM

Experience, was just fine.

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DDwag Reviewed on Dec 18, 2019, 12:46 AM

My only complaint is that they charged me cleaning fees of 10000 pesos for just normal use on the car.

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Bill Reviewed on Nov 30, 2019, 4:33 PM

I want to begin with the disclaimer that as an American I understand that we probably deserve some level of unfriendliness from people in other countries. I don't know if this was the issue behind an unsatisfactory experience or not, but since Avis/Budget is US based, they probably should know about this. After landing at Calama, Chile airport, I approached a young woman at the Budget/Avis rental counter. I stated I knew very little Spanish, and pointed to my phone's translation app. She rolled her eyes and put up her hand... either unable or unwilling to read the translated text. After giving her my name she holds up her phone with a translation app that says I have reserved a car without insurance so she will be taking a 3 million Chilean peso deposit against my credit card. I tried to explain that since finding pre-purchasing coverage when renting outside the US has never been accepted, I asked if she could simply quote me on coverage. That she seemed to understand, and quoted me a daily amount that seemed fair. However, she did not explain anything about the coverage. But I took it nonetheless. After standing at the counter for twenty minutes watching her fuss and paw through paperwork, she finally presented me with an invoice but was unwilling to go through it. The total amount in USD was four times what was quoted, but I signed it anyway to get on my way. Then she hands the key fob to another woman who walks me across the street to the car, which she walked around and photographed for another twenty minutes. When I translated a phrase of is there a problem, she said no, took a few more photos, then handed me the key fob with no comment, instructions, or have a nice day. From the time I reached the line at the counter to driving out of the lot... one full hour. Why this is important is - as I stood in line and at the counter watching my agent, lines for the five other rental car companies were moving quickly, and everyone seemed to be pretty happy as they walked out. Not in our line. Avis/Budget, whoever your franchisee or representative in Chile is should be aware they have a problem in Calama.

We collected 3 reviews in total for all stations in Calama, Antofagasta Region, Chile with an average score of 6.7/10.
Please be aware that some of these reviews may have been translated automatically into English.

Budget car rentals in Calama: All you need to know

There is no better way to see everything Calama has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. Having your own vehicle enables you to go to the places you want to see the most, whenever you want. Make your next trip to Chile even better with a Budget car rental.

Why drive with CarRentals.com?

With everything to do in and around Calama, you'll be wanting to explore more than just the block your hotel is on during your trip. Whether you are wanting to try the restaurant that has received fantastic reviews across town or check out some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own car to see as much as possible while on your trip. No matter where you end up staying in Calama, if you wish to get the most from your trip Chile, having access to your own vehicle is a must.

We work with many of the finest car rental companies in the world. With a name like Budget, you know they will try to get you the lowest rate. Founded in 1958 in Los Angeles, Budget always strives to provide the best prices for customers.

Frequently asked questions

How do I find the best prices on a Calama Budget rental car?

We strive to get you the lowest price, no matter when you reserve your vehicle. However, reserving ahead of time can help keep spending low. Make sure to keep the car under one driver's name and check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.

What do I need have with me when I get my car rental in Calama?

Be sure to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.

How old do I have to be to rent a car in Calama?

Most suppliers in Calama set the minimum age to rent a car at 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review Budget's policies to find out if there is an additional cost for you.

What kind of Budget rental car should I get for my trip to Calama?

That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Calama. Compact or economy automobiles are easier to park and great for short drives. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a sedan or SUV will have enough room for all of you and be a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Calama vacation can choose the premium category for a car like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in Chile?

In Chile you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card company's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Budget car rental?

Budget requires a deposit when you book your rental car. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip. Please note that the deposit can vary greatly based on the make and model of the car.

Do I have to return my Budget rental with a full tank?

We suggest a full tank policy. You should receive your car with the needle at "F". If you return the rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Budget. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in Calama?

Calama certainly has its charms, but you may want to hit the road after you've checked off all the activities here.

Can I get a one-way rental from Budget?

Budget usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your rental car at another location. Be aware there may be an additional fee when you choose one-way.

Reserve your ride today!

With so much to do and see in Calama, having your own set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of Chile, you can go wherever you like, without trying to hail a taxicab or sign up for a ride-share.

Before your next business or leisure trip, book your Budget Calama car rental and visit all the must-see sights at your own pace. Reserve through CarRentals.com and cruise the streets in Calama, Chile.