There is no better way to see everything Calama has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or wasting money here and there with ride-shares or taxis. When you have access to your own vehicle, you can drive wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next trip to Chile even more enjoyable with a National car rental.
CarRentals.com puts you in the driver seat
With everything to do in and around the Calama region, you'll be wanting to explore more than just your hotel room while on your stay. Whether you are dying to check out that well-reviewed restaurant across town or try some of the local favorites, you'll need your own auto to see and do as much as possible during your visit. Whatever you end up doing in Calama, if you wish to get the most out of your visit, having access to your auto is a must.
Founded by a couple dozen independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the U.S. to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National offers everything SUVs to compact, allowing you to choose the ideal automobile for your upcoming vacation.
What you need to know before you go
How do I find the best rates on a Calama National rental car?
CarRentals.com strives to get you the lowest price, no matter when you book. But getting ahead of time can help you save even more. Make sure to not add an additional driver and go over the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my car in Calama?
You will need to bring credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Calama's minimum age to rent a car?
National's minimum age to rent a car in Calama is 21. Take time to go over National's policies, as there may be additional fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category vehicles in particular.
Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip to Calama?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Calama. Economy or compact vehicles are great for short commutes and are easier to park. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a mid-size vehicle or SUV will have enough room for all of you and offer a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Calama getaway can choose a higher-end car model like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Chile?
You are required to have insurance before you rent in Chile. Many major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) generally cover your car rental. But many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Calama. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?
National requires a deposit when you book your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your car for your trip. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly based on the make and model of the vehicle.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to National?
We advise a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to refuel up to the amount you picked the car up with. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to National.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Calama?
Calama certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does National offer one-way rentals in Calama?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your vehicle at a different location. Don't forget there is typically an additional charge when you pick one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in Calama, having access to your own auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to explore more of Chile, you can leave when you like, without having to coordinate a ride-share or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.
Before your next business or leisure trip, book your National Calama car rental and take off to all the must-do activities at your own pace. Book through CarRentals.com and cruise the streets in Calama, Chile.