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driving from Chile to Argentina

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driving from Chile to Argentina

I haven't been able to get consistent information about the cost to drive from Chile in our rental car to Argentina (for maybe 3 days). What are the costs/ requirements for crossing the border? Also, is there special car insurance we should get when renting the car in Chile (to drive into Argentina)? Is it more expensive than the regular insurance?

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1. Re: driving from Chile to Argentina

The cost can vary depending on the rental company and what they think their time and effort is worth. Since you are not the owner of the car, notarised papers have to be drawn up giving you permission to take the car out of the country by the owner (the rental company). So there is no one set price. You need to ask each company. The number of days it will be out of the country is irrelevant for this. The second thing needed is third party insurance for Argentina. This is a per day cost but the insurance companies usually sell it in set blocks of time, ie 3 days, 10 days etc. I don´t know how rental companies calculate it.

Not all rental companies will allow a cross border rental, so you need to contact a few companies to see which ones do and what the costs are. It takes a few days to set up the legal permission.

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