The driving licence requirement in Chile state that you must be at least 18 years old and have a full driving licence valid in your country of residence. You will also need an international driver's licence.
To hire a car in Chile, drivers must be at least 21 years old and have held their license for over a year. This age requirement may vary according to the vehicle category.
General Chile driving information, laws rules and regulations:
Driving in Chile is on the right hand side of the road.
Overtaking is on the left hand side of the road.
Seat belts when driving a hire car in Chile are mandatory.
The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.
Smoking whilst driving is prohibited as is using headphones.
Drivers are to carry at all times while driving a car in Chile, a valid drivers licence, registration documents and insurance documents.
Petrol stations in Chile open from 8am to 8pm.
Some inter-city roads are tolled and many urban roads around Santiago include electronic free-flow tolls, so be sure that your car hire is equipped with an electronic tag as there are no Chile toll booths.
Most parking slots and streets are usually narrower than to be expected, so a vehicle in a smaller size may be the best choice for a when driving around Temuco.
Domestic Chile one-way car hire bookings are possible and the price for this may vary by supplier. International one-way is not permitted.
When visiting Santiago, it is important that you have looked through some of the above Chile driving information, rules and regulations to ensure you have the safest possible journey.