What you should know before hiring a car in Cordoba
|Cordoba city centre|
|Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport (COR): 9 km from city centre|
Where to rent a car in Cordoba?
The Argentinian city of Cordoba is located in its eponymous province, in central Argentina. The city boasts attractions such as the Manzana Jesuítica and the Paseo del Buen Pastor. Cordoba is served by Ingeniero Aeronáutico Ambrosio L.V. Taravella International Airport. From the airport, travelers wishing to reach the city center can choose from transport options such as bus, taxi and shuttle bus. However, for those wanting to travel around the city and beyond on their own timetable, car rental services are available and make fo a great way to explore Cordoba and Argentina. Car rental companies operating in Cordoba include Keddy, Europcar, Localiza and Hertz.
Driving in Cordoba: parking and other tips
When driving in Cordoba, pay attention to the speed limit and drive according to Argentian road rules. The speed limit in urban areas in Argentina is usually between 40 - 60km/h, however look out for road signs indicating the speed limit while driving in Cordoba. The drink drive limit in Argentina is 0.05%, while cell phones may only be used if in hands-free mode.
When it comes to parking in Cordoba, look out for road signs indicating no-parking areas. Parking lots can be found throughout the city; while there is on-street parking available, it is often time restricted. Therefore, travelers wishing to leave their rental car and explore Cordoba without worrying about getting a parking ticket should look for paid parking lots. Alternatively, a number of hotels offer parking to guests while another option is to explore Cordoba by foot and public transport, before renting a car to drive around the surrounding areas.
Road trips from Cordoba
From the Argentinian capital to a popular wine-growing region, there's plenty to explore by rental car around Cordoba. These are three great destinations which can be reached by road from Cordoba and make for a memorable Argentinian road trip.
The Argentinian capital of Buenos Aires is located around 430 miles from Cordoba by road, making for a drive of over six hours. However, the destination is more than worth the journey! Buenos Aires is home to popular attractions such as the bustling La Boca neighborhood; the Plaza de Mayo, overlooked by the presidential palace of Casa Rosada; and the impressive Obelisco de Buenos Aires. After exploring the city, relax in the Parque Tres de Febrero urban park.
Located in the region of Santa Fe, the city of Rosario is around 250 miles by road from Cordoba. Found on the Paraná River, the city is home to a number of attractions commemorating the War of Independence. These include the National Flag Memorial and the Parque de la Independencia (Independence Park); meanwhile, Plaza 25 de Mayo commemorates the May Revolution of 1810. Also in Rosario, don't miss a trip to the Juan B. Castagnino Fine Arts Museum and the Dr. Julio Marc Provincial Historical Museum.
The city of Mendoza is known for its wine; it is located in Argentina's wine growing region, and a road trip here will allow visitors to check out vineyards and taste local wines. Mendoza is located around 425 miles from Cordoba, and boasts a number of attractions. These include the Plaza de Independencia, the Cerro de Gloria, and the Parque San Martín. Having explored the city itself, be sure to take a trip to some of the vineyards to be found outside of the city, enjoying spectacular views of the Andes as you drive through the Argentinian countryside.