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Roads and Regulations in Chile

These are the following things that you should keep in mind while driving your Santiago Airport car rental in Chile:

Driving Rules, Dos, Don’ts and Other Things to Keep in Mind 

 

Driving Lane & Overtaking

Drive your Santiago Airport car rental on the right side and make sure that you are overtaking on the left.
 

Road Signs

All the motorway signs in Chile are in Spanish, and their colors and shapes are also different. So if possible keep a list of common road signs and phrases at hand with you in your SCL Airport car rental.
 

Use of Mobile While Driving

Avoid using a mobile while driving your Santiago Airport car rental if you don’t have a hands-free kit at hand. However even in that case, it is allowed only for taking calls, you can’t use a hands-free for listening to music while driving.
 

How to Change Lanes?

While driving your SCL Airport car rental in Chile, always take extra care while changing lanes or merging because giving signals while changing a lane is not a common occurrence in Chile.
 

Smoking and Drinking

Smoking, while driving is illegal in Santiago, Chile. Same applies to eating or drinking; allowed blood alcohol limit is 0.05%.
 

Seat Belts Laws

Wearing seat belts is mandatory for all passengers even if they are sitting in the back seats of the car rental.
 

Always give way to the pedestrians

Don’t forget the pedestrians while zooming around in your Santiago Airport car rental; drive slowly and keep the pedestrians in mind when merging or changing lanes.
 

Refueling

Distances between destinations in Chile are usually large and since petrol stations tend to be few and far apart, make sure that you refuel your SCL Airport car rental whenever possible.

Traffic Signals 

  • Chile follows Vienna Convention when it comes to road signals; therefore, it is highly unlikely that you will find anything out of the ordinary while driving on Chilean roads.
  • Avoid Right-hand turns at red lights; they are mostly prohibited unless otherwise signed.

Driving in Santiago 

In Santiago, every main road has a lane which is meant exclusively for buses and taxis only. Separated by a yellow median these lanes might be off limits for the normal cars, therefore try to keep your Arturo Merino Benitez Airport car rental away from them.

Also, keep in mind that during rush hours sometimes the main roads change their driving direction and the traffic is allowed to run only in one direction on all lanes.

Speed Limits 

While driving your SCL Airport car rental in Santiago or any other place in Chile, keep these speed limits in mind

  • In towns, keep the speed between 40 km/h and 60km/h
  • On town highways, the speed limit is 100 km/h
  • On the motorways, you will need to keep the speed between 100 km/h and 120 km/h

Child Safety Rules 

If the child travelling with you is under four years of age, you will need to seat the child in the rear of your car in a proper child restraint system. With VIP Cars you can easily rent one with your Santiago Airport car rental at the time of booking for a small fee.

All the children under 12-year must also travel in the rear and should wear a seat-belt.

Toll Roads in Chile 

It will not be wrong to say that Chile is the land of toll roads! There are plenty of them.Since most of the tolls are collected electronically, locals make use of an electronic tag in their cars.

Since you will be crossing them in your Santiago car rental, if you can get the device arranged by the supplier, well and good, if not you can still pay with cash or a credit card!

Some Emergency Numbers 

Keep the following emergency numbers at hand while cruising around Chile in your Santiago Airport car rental

  • Police: 133
  • Ambulance: 131
  • Fire Department: 132

Suggested Road Trips from Santiago, Chile

This section brings you some of the most popular road trips - within Chile and beyond - that you can enjoy with your SCL Airport car rental.

Driving from Santiago, Chile to Mendoza, Argentina by Car

Driving Distance 363.4 kilometers; Driving Time: 5.09 hours

It is the world's most loved road trip, best known for its breathtaking scenic views.  And since for the trip you will be crossing the border in your Santiago Airport car rental, there are a few things you will have to take along to successfully reach the spectacular wine field of Mendoza from Santiago.


  • First of all, you will need a notarized permission letter from the supplier with which you have booked your Santiago Airport car rental that authorizes you to take the car from Chile to Argentina
  • Then, you will need a special type of insurance for cross-border traveling, something that your car rental supplier can definitely help you with.
  • And lastly, when you cross the border, make sure that your custom forms are safe as they are the proof of when the car last crossed the border, in case you are stopped for checking.

Can I drop off my Santiago Airport car rental at some other place in Santiago?

Yes, one-way rental is possible with VIP Cars as many of its partner suppliers allow it. The following are the locations, where you can drop off your Arturo Merino Benitez Airport car rental.

Las Condes

Las Condes

Nueva Las Condes

Nueva Las Condes

Santiago Bilbao

Santiago Bilbao

Santiago Business Center

Santiago Business Center

Santiago Downtown

Santiago Downtown

Santiago La Dehesa

Santiago La Dehesa

Santiago Parque

Santiago Parque

Santiago Sheraton Hotel

Santiago Sheraton Hotel


Arturo Merino Benitez Airport Information:

Chile’s busiest Airport, Arturo Merino Benitez Airport is located in Pudahuel which is 15 kilometers away from the Santiago Downtown. Also known as Santiago International Airport and Pudahuel Airport, it provides both domestic as well as international flights to various destinations in Americas, Oceania, and Europe.

Its scheduled flights by Iberia, KLM, Alitalia, Air France, and British Airways are some of the longest routes from their respective bases in Madrid-Barajas Airport, Paris-Charles de Gaulle, Amsterdam-Airport Schiphol, Rome-Leonardo da Vinci–Fiumicino Airport and London-Heathrow Airport.

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    Pudahuel, Santiago Metropolitan Region, Chile
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    IATA Airport Code:
    SCL
    ICAO Airport Code:
    SCEL

Santiago Airport Facilities

Below listed are the Lounges at SCL Airport, which offer varied services ranging from 'food & rest' options to leisure activities

  •   Lounges at Santiago Airport (SCL)

    • VIP LATAM Lounge : International terminal, 4th level, departure area
    • VIP Pacific Club Lounges :International terminal, 3rd level, Gate 20A  
    • Voyage : International terminal, 3rd level, Gate 17
    • VIP Delta Sky Club Lounge : International terminal, 3rd level, Gate 17A and Gate 18B
    • VIP American Airlines (Admirals Club Lounge) : International terminal, 3rd level, Gate 17A and Gate 19en
    • VIP Avianca Lounge : International terminal, 2nd level
    • Pacific Club : International terminal, 2nd level
  •   Free Wifi

    SCL Airport offers free unlimited Wifi connection, each session lasts 30 minutes after which you can reconnect again.

  •   Banking

    Banco Santander offers effective financial services at SCL Airport

    Location: Public airport lobby, second level

  •   Car Rental Desks

    Eight car rental suppliers have their desks at SCL Airport’s Public airport lobby, First level. Out of the eight, the following 5 are VIP Car’s partner suppliers: Sixt, Europcar, Econorent, Hertz, and Alamo.

  •   Shops and Food

    Restaurants, wine & liquor, handicraft, souvenir, bars, coffee shops, World Duty-free or toy stores, SCL Airport offers a bevy of shopping and eating places to cover the needs of all range of travelers.

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USD 14 /day

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USD 18 /day

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USD 23 /day

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