Discover the beautiful Santa Cruz province at your own pace with Sixt car rental in El Calafate, Argentina. We are conveniently located in El Calafate Airport so you're able to continue your journey with the minimum of fuss. Whatever the size of your party and whatever your reason for visiting, we have a rental vehicle that is right for you at our El Calafate Airport branch.
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Sixt rent a car
Ruta 11 s/n
9405 El Calafate
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Available vehicle categories: Compact Cars & Sedans, Sports cars & convertibles, 4x4 / SUV, Truck
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This delightful area of Patagonia is a joy to explore with the right car at your disposal. Our large fleet includes budget options as well as luxury rental cars from some of the world's leading brands. Perhaps you would be interested in a roomy rental van or SUV, or maybe you want a comfortable family estate to drive in the city. Whatever your transportation needs, we have you covered when you rent a car in El Calafate. Please note that while we always provide your chosen category, specific models are subject to availability.
Because of its remote location, many people think that car rental in El Calafate is expensive. Try a simple price comparison check and you will discover that we are far more affordable than you imagined. Whether you wish to rent a family estate for a week or an SUV for a weekend, you can customize your vehicle with some of our optional extras. Winter tires and extra tire and windscreen coverage are always popular additions in this part of the world. Add a GPS to make getting around easy or check out our deals for under 21s. Be sure to check which extras are available when booking online.
It is just a short to the town center when you rent a car at El Calafate Airport. The airport is 13 miles east of the city and it takes around 20 minutes to cover the scenic route. The city is on the shores of Lago Argentino and the RP11 route along the lakeshore is a pleasure to drive. However, not all roads in Patagonia are as well maintained so it is well worth adding extras like tire and windscreen cover if you intend to visit rugged regions such as Los Glaciares National Park to see the spectacular Perito Moreno glacier.
Although El Calafate was founded in 1927, it is still a small city. It is easy to drive around but do be prepared for longer trips if you want to really see the sights that make the region a hit with tourists from around the globe. Nothing is really nearby in Patagonia but everything is within reach when you choose car rental in El Calafate. On street parking in town is limited but most hotels have parking spaces for guests.
El Calafate is the gateway to the Perito Moreno glacier so a visit is essential. The glacier measures 97 square miles and it is one of the most important tourist attractions in Argentina. Named for the 19th century explorer Francisco Moreno, the glacier can be reached on foot during the summer months, but it is a difficult trek. Instead, plan a day trip and go by car. You can then take a boat tour that takes you to within just a few feet. Be aware that you must leave by 10.00 pm if you are visiting any part of Los Glaciares as overnight stays in the park are not permitted. Visit the nearby Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum to learn more about this magnificent glacier field. And, don't forget to stop for a drink at the Glaciobar. The ice bar is one of the museum's most popular spots and even the glasses are carved from ice
The Santa Cruz region is best known for the peaks and glaciers of Los Glaciares National Park and it is so much easier to plan road trips and outings with your own rental vehicle to hand. While the region is popular with hikers and trekkers, it also appeals to photography and art enthusiasts who come for the unique light and stunning scenery. While the Perito Moreno glacier is undoubtedly a highlight of any visit to El Calafate, popular alternative road trip destinations include El Chalten and the Reserva Laguna Nimez which is a must for wildlife fans. Los Glaciares National Park is one of Argentina's most visited places and it is known for dramatic ice fields and glaciers, including the spectacular Perito Moreno.
El Chalten is well worth the drive from El Calafate and it is a great place for a weekend getaway. The town is known for its superb lakeside location and the rugged Fitz Roy mountain.
You can also make shorter trips in one of our comfortable rental cars and the Laguna Nimez Nature Reserve is an excellent option. No visit to Argentina is complete without seeing some of the region's amazing birds and the lakeside park is home to hundreds of species including indigenous swans and flamingos.
Below are the quick answers to some of our most frequently asked questions. Please be reminded that every country has slightly different rules and regulations, so for the most specific and detailed information pertaining to your desired rental please visit rental information for more information.
Paying with a major credit card is the preferred method of payment and Sixt accepts all major credit cards. The payment method must have been issued in the name of the driver and this must be presented at the time of vehicle pick-up and be valid at this time. Check our Rental Information page for country specific information.
A valid driver's license for all named drivers, valid for a minimum of 12 months. Driver's licenses printed in non-Roman alphabet (Arabic, Chinese, Cyrillic, etc.) must be accompanied by an International Driving Permit. Any driver's license originating from countries not part of the international driver's license treaty must also be accompanied by an official translation. A valid ID card or passport might also be required at time of pick up, please refer to our Rental Information page to see the exact requirements for the country your rental will take place in.
Unless otherwise stated the rental quote/price displayed on the final page when booking includes the daily rate, statutory taxes, additional extras (if selected) and all applicable surcharges and fees. Check our Rental Information page for country specific information.
No. Reservations are only guaranteed for the selected car category.
Cancellations and changes can be made at any point prior to the start of the rental, but may in some cases incur additional charges. Prepaid reservations are subject to cancellation fees as well as other specific restrictions regarding amendments and refunds. Check our Rental Information page for country specific information.
Territorial restrictions apply depending on the country the rental takes place and where the vehicle will be driven to. For specific information please contact a Sixt booking agent or refer to our Rental Information page where you can find county specific information from our drop down menu.
Yes, although this may incur a one-way rental fee that will be shown during the booking process. Please note: one-way rentals may be restricted if you plan on crossing borders so it is best to check our Rental Information page for country specific information.
All vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel and should be refilled prior to return to Sixt, otherwise our current refueling charges will apply. Alternatively, you may purchase a tankful of fuel at the time of rental at a price that is competitive with local fuel stations and return the tank empty. No refunds will be given for unused fuel.
Sixt offers optional add-ons such as child seats, guaranteed navigations systems, additional drivers, winter tires, snow chains and luggage racks. Including extras will incur additional fees and are subject to availability at Sixt rent a car locations.
Sixt rent a car offers unlimited mileage on select vehicles at select Sixt locations.
Deliveries and collections are available at select Sixt rent a car locations and are subject to additional fees.
Generally, an advance charge approval is obtained for the chosen means of payment as a security. Often a deposit of up to three times the rental price is charged to the chosen means of payment as a security. The exact deposit is determined on collection since the amount is dependent on the vehicle. For example, the deposit for high-value vehicles may differ.