If you would like to discover Argentina, a rental car is highly recommended. Traveling with a rental car allows for independent and personalized travel: many locations and points of interest are hard to reach by public transportation.

Traffic regulations in Argentina generally correspond to the international standard, are however often ignored by the locals. You should not rely on the European "right before left" rule. It is the law to use your seatbelt. An international driver's license is required to be able to drive in the country.

The speed limit in the city is 60 km/h, on side roads only 40 km/h and 100 km/h to 120 km/h on roads outside the city as well as on the highway. There are strict speed limit checks.

At higher elevations, the gas consumption also often increases to over 20 liters / 100 km. Be sure to fill your tank regularly and possibly take along a reserve canister.

You should be especially careful at night: streets and other cars as well as bikes often have poor lights or none at all.

Which rental car is the right one?

Not all rental cars are suitable for all routes in Argentina. Many roads are in good condition, but there are also gravel and dirt roads for which we recommend an off-road vehicle. This is especially true during the rainy season. For this reason, you will find the necessary information concerning road conditions, estimated travel times and distances for every trip on the maps from If an off-road vehicle is absolutely necessary, this is clearly indicated on the section of the map. Use this information when planning your trip in Latin America.