Mexico car rentals

23 Apr — 30 Apr
Same drop-off
Enter an airport or city
Fri 23-4
Noon
Fri 30-4
Noon

Car rental directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Mexico

    81 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Mexico

    69 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Mexico

    57 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Mexico

    50 Locations

  • payless

    Payless car rental locations in Mexico

    45 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Mexico

    42 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Mexico

    40 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Mexico

    40 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car rental locations in Mexico

    40 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Mexico

    39 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Mexico

    34 Locations

  • mexrentacar

    MEXRENTACAR car rental locations in Mexico

    27 Locations

Top tips for renting a car in Mexico

  • Outside of major cities, parking is generally unrestricted; however you should take care to only use designated parking lots and well-lit areas if you rent a car in Mexico. Street parking can either be metered or regulated by automated machines, so carry some pesos with you in case credit cards are not accepted. Additionally, there are few assigned spots for disabled parking, so take note if you fall into this category.
  • All major highways and expressways in Mexico have toll stations, and not all of them accept credit cards; therefore, having some change on your person is a good idea. There are alternative routes around toll stations that you may choose to use, and though the drive is a bit longer, the scenery should prove more interesting.
  • If you didn’t pick up a rental at the airport when you arrive and later decide you wish to do so, there are some companies, like Alamo, that will deliver a vehicle to your door free of charge, as long as you are staying in a major city. If you wish to share driving duties while in Mexico, there are fees that apply for any additional drivers, for example around 133.75 MXN (7 USD) with Alamo.
  • For those who are serious driving enthusiasts, cross-border travel is not typically permitted when you rent a car in Mexico, so you cannot explore Central American countries like Belize or Guatemala unless you make your own arrangements. That said, some companies, like Alamo, will permit you to travel across the US border from select cities, including Monterrey, Tijuana, and Mexicali.

FAQs about renting a car in Mexico

  • Full-size (Class Full-size Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Mexico.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Mexico is Avis (6.8, 78 reviews).

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Based on car searches on KAYAK. The most popular cities to rent a car in Mexico are Cancún (67% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Mexico). San José del Cabo (17%) and Mexico City (17%).

  • On average a rental car in Mexico costs S$ 283 per week (S$ 40 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Mexico costs S$ 1,211 per month (S$ 40 per day).

  • The law states that you must use the right side of the road when driving in Mexico and that all occupants riding in vehicles must wear a seatbelt. If you are traveling with minors, any child age 7 or under is required to be secured in a child seat. These can be provided when you rent a car in Mexico, so there is no need to travel with your own.

  • At the time of rental, the driver must be a minimum of 21 years old (maximum of 75 with Alamo) to rent a car in Mexico, as long as you’ve been driving for two years. Young drivers under 25 will incur a daily penalty with most major agencies. For example, about 480 MXN (25 USD) per day with Alamo. Valid licenses from the US are okay without an International Driver’s Permit.

  • At some point, you will need to stop for gas. When you do, you will have to pay an average of about 20.72 MXN (1.09 USD) for a liter of petrol (around 4.11 USD per gallon), but if you have chosen a diesel car, then the price average is about the same for petrol per liter and approximately 78.74 MXN (4.13 USD) for a gallon.

  • You should follow the speed limit guidelines of 30-70 km/h (18-43 mph) within city areas, while 90 km/h (56 mph) is permitted outside of city limits. Driving on Mexican highways and motorways allows for speeds between 100 and 120 km/h (62-74 mph). Be aware that limits can vary in some areas, so pay attention to posted speed signs when you encounter them.

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.