Can you cross the border between Chile and Argentina in a hire car?Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Our Real Latin America Expert
Sophie Barber - Travel Expert
Sophie lived in Chile before joining us and has travelled extensively across Latin America, from Mexico to the furthest tip of Patagonia and beyond to Antarctica.
It is possible to drive your own hire car from Argentina to Chile. However, you need to contact the car hire company to arrange it well in advance as they will need to apply for a permit which costs approximately $200 USD. Otherwise you can consider travelling by public bus, which departs daily and takes around 7-8 hours, or in a private vehicle with a driver. And if you'd rather save yourself the hassle, we can arrange any of these options for you.
See also our self-drive holiday in Argentina.