There is no better way to see everything El Calafate has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your National rental car. Don't spend your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own car allows you to go to the places you want to see the most, when you want. Make your upcoming vacation to Argentina even better with a National rental car.
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With everything to do and see in and around El Calafate, you'll be wanting to take in more than your hotel room while on your trip. Whether you are wishing to check out the cafe that has received rave reviews across town or try some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own vehicle to see and do as much as possible while on your trip. No matter what you have planned while in El Calafate, if you want to get the most out of your visit, having your car is a must.
Founded by 24 independent rental car agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 locations worldwide. National offers everything compact to SUVs, allowing you to choose the best vehicle for your upcoming getaway.
What you need to know about car rentals in El Calafate
How do I get the best deals on an El Calafate National car rental?
We try to get you the lowest rates, no matter when you reserve your car. But reserving your car ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to not add an additional driver and check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my car rental in El Calafate?
Make sure to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in El Calafate?
National's minimum age to rent a car in El Calafate is 21. Take time to review National's policies, as there could be limitations if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category cars in particular.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to El Calafate?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit El Calafate. Compact or economy vehicles are easier to park and ideal for short commutes. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a sedan or SUV is going to have more room and offer a more comfortable ride. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their El Calafate getaway can choose the premium category for a car like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in Argentina?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car from National in Argentina. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, 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 add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my National car rental?
National does require a deposit when you reserve your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly based on the make and model of the car.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to National?
We suggest a full tank policy. You should receive your automobile with a full tank. If you return the rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to National. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Do I need unlimited miles when I drive in El Calafate?
El Calafate definitely has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities in El Calafate.
Can I get a one-way rental from National?
National typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to return your rental at a different National. Be aware there is typically an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Book today for great rates
With so much to do and see in El Calafate, having the keys to your own auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to explore more of Argentina, you can go wherever you like, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or looking through a bus schedule.
Before you head out of town, book your National El Calafate car rental and take off to all the items on your itinerary at your own pace. Reserve through CarRentals.com and drive the highway in El Calafate, Argentina.