There are two options for renting a car: one is to rent a car and drive yourself, the other is to hire a car and a driver. The second option can be fairly economical, depending on where you need to go and for how long. If you just need a car for a day, then consider hiring a driver to get you around the hectic traffic-ridden streets of Buenos Aires. Below are a few companies, called ´remises,´ but also remember that like many other things in the city, local is usually the best option. Look for a remis company in your neighborhood or block, or ask around for a neighbor´s local recommendation.
- Rumbocar (http://www.rumbocar.com.ar) 4372-0556
- Abbey Rent-A-Car 4924-1984
- Annie Millet Transfers (http://www.amillet.com.ar) 6777-7777
- Full Time Remises, 4775-1011
- Universal Vans, 4105-5555
If you’d rather rent a car and drive yourself, there are several car rental companies that rent from the airport or many of the major hotels. You’ll need a passport, a driver’s license and a credit card for a rental. Prices range from US$60-$80 a day, which typically includes taxes, insurance and 200 km (120 miles) daily. Remember that most cars in Argentina are manual transmission, and many of the reliable companies won’t rent to drivers under 21, often charging an extra daily fee for drivers under 23.