Car Rental El Calafate Airport (FTE)

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  • Sixt Sixt
  • EuropCar EuropCar
  • Alamo Alamo
  • Localiza Localiza
  • Keddy Keddy
  • Cactus Cactus

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Book a cheap car rental at El Calafate Airport (FTE)

Go for a rental car deal for El Calafate Airport through VIP Cars where you can compare and choose from a wide variety of cars supplied by different car rental companies. Have a car rental waiting for you at FTE Airport, it will act as a support when you would want to go on road trips or for transportation within the city.

Our website is loaded with useful filters related to price, category, supplier, etc, which enables the user to easily select an efficient car. You can select any currency for viewing the prices, view the deals in any language and even choose to drop off the car at a different location. With each deal, you will be entitled to a varying set of rental inclusions such as collision damage waiver and theft protection. Whereas, extras like infant car seats and toddler seats can easily be added to the deal.

Also known as Comandante Armando Tola International Airport, El Calafate Airport is a relatively new airport serving the city of El Calafate, located 13 miles away from central El Calafate. Car rental desks of our suppliers are located in the arrivals area of the airport. To be able to hire a car in Argentina, the renter must be 21 years or older and should be holding a driving license from one year.

Car rental companies at El Calafate Airport

  • Alamo Car RentalAlamo Car Rental
  • LocalizaLocaliza
  • National Car RentalNational Car Rental
  • Sixt Rent A CarSixt Rent A Car
  • EuropcarEuropcar
  • Keddy by EuropcarKeddy by Europcar

Fleet of cars at El Calafate Airport, Argentina

Have a look at the top categories of cars preferred at El Calafate Airport. We offer both automatic and manual cars with different types of fuel policies.



    Along with a sleek body, a comfortable saloon car like Dacia Logan offers generous space.



    For a lot of luggage and transporting many people, choose a van like Chevrolet Spin.


    Compact cars

    A performance-oriented compact car such as Toyota Etios helps you reach the desired destination in a little time.


    Economy cars

    End up saving more money with an economy car rental like Volkswagen Up.



    Enjoy the nightlife of El Calafate in a stylish SUV like Ford EcoSport.

One-way car rental from El Calafate to Ushuaia

  • The bustling port of Ushuaia is a resort city and the capital of the Tierra del Fuego archipelago in Argentina, making the southernmost tip of South America, that’s why it’s also known as the end of the world.
  • Via RN3, a drive from El Calafate to Ushuaia will take almost ten and a half hours as the distance between the two cities is 877.9 km.
  • A self-drive tour is the most intelligent way to explore the South Patagonian region.
  • One your way, you can explore destinations and attractions such as Punta Bandera, Pierto Moreno and La Anita Valley.

Other locations to drop off your FTE Airport car rental

No need to come back to the airport to drop your car rental as you can drop it at the other locations as well.

  • Downtown El Calafate
  • San Miguel de Tucuman Airport [TUC]

Popular trips

  • Self-drive trip from El Calafate Airport to El Chalten
    Distance: 200 km
    Time: 3 hours
    Via: RN40 and RP23

    El Calafate Airport is the nearest airport to El Chalten, a vibrant village in Argentina, inside Los Glaciares National Park and a gateway to trails near Cerro Torre and Mount Fitz Roy. El Chalten is also known as National Capital of Trekking in Argentina.

  • El Calafate to Torres del Paine (Chile) by car
    Distance: 253.5 km
    Time: 3 hours 9 minutes
    Via: RN40

About El Calafate Airport (FTE)

Address: Santa Cruz Province, Argentina

Comandante Armando Tola International Airport started its operations in the year 2000, and is a major gateway to the stunning and spectacular Los Glaciares National Park. It has good services, amenities, and facilities for passengers, and is equipped with modern features and security equipment.

A rental car from El Calafate Airport is a more preferred and convenient means for getting to the city.

  • Roads around the airport are comfortable to drive on.
  • El Calafate Downtown is 19 min (20.6 km) away from the airport via RP11.

Amenities at El Calafate Airport, Argentina

Although, a small airport, El Calafate bags the position of being amongst the most advanced airports in Argentina. Apart from a free Wi-Fi, there are coffee shops in the public and the departures areas of the airport. You can purchase general items, souvenirs, handicrafts and chocolates at the shops. The airport has luggage trolleys and luggage wrapping facilities. Assistance for the disabled is also available. Opposite to the airport terminal, you can find a free car park.

Designed by architect Carlos Ott, the airport serves as the aerodrome facility for Aerolineas Argentinas, LAN, and LAD, with direct flights to Buenos Aires, Ushuaia, Cordoba, Iguazu, Rosario, and San Carlos de Bariloche. A shuttle service to the city is also available.

Things to do in El Calafate, Argentina

Glaciarium Patagonian Ice Museum

34 minutes from the airport

Reserva Laguna Nimez

22 minutes from the airport

Centro de interpretación histórica de Calafate

21 minutes from the airport

Best Deals

Cheap Car Rental Deals in Argentina

Economy USD 0.09 /day
Compact USD 0.1 /day
Van / Minivan USD 0.14 /day
Luxury USD 0.17 /day

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