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One-way car hire or rental from Mendoza to Santiago?

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One-way car hire or rental from Mendoza to Santiago?

Hi all -

I am traveling with two girlfriends to Argentina in March, and was hoping to get a little advice on our itinerary and associated travel logistics.

After a few days in BsAs, we're heading to Mendoza, then Santiago (Chile), then back to BsAs. We found a pretty reasonably priced set of flights BsAs-Mendoza-Santiago-BsAs, but were considering replacing the Mendoza-Santiago let with a car trip through the Andes.

We're having trouble finding a rental company that does a one-way trip into another country - is this something that exists at all? Alternatively, are there car hire services perhaps? We're aware of the bus and are exploring that as well.

Thank you so much for any thoughts!

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1. Re: One-way car hire or rental from Mendoza to Santiago?

You cannot drop off in another country in South America. Some agencies will allow you to take the car into a neighboring company if you do the right paperwork first, for an extra fee, but you have to return to the pick-up country.

The bus trip is beautiful from Mendoza - Santiago, but of course you cannot stop to enjoy the sites.

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2. Re: One-way car hire or rental from Mendoza to Santiago?

There are several car services that will take you over. We did that in Jan. and was fabulous. I would not suggest a bus as there are several places you will want to stop on the route.

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