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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Guadalajara Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
VW Vento or similar
VW Vento
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$0.53 / per day
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Guadalajara Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Hyundai Elantra or similar
Hyundai Elantra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$0.53 / per day
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Guadalajara Airport Car Rental
Full-size
VW Jetta or similar
VW Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$1.22 / per day
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Cozumel Airport Car Rental
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$3.58 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Cancun Airport Car Rental
Compact
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
MEX RENT A CAR
$3.86 / per day
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Cozumel Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$4.16 / per day
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La Paz Airport Car Rental
Standard
Hyundai Elantra or similar
Hyundai Elantra
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
MEX RENT A CAR
$4.83 / per day
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Puebla International Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$5.72 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 04:16 on 2020-03-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
MXN
Country code
52
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$18.82 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 - 120 km/h
50 - 75 mi/h
Speed limit within town
30 - 70 km/h
19 - 43 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.04%
Rating
10.0

Why rent a car in Mexico?

Mexico is a great country for renting a car. With stunning nature, great cultural variety, and access to two oceans, it is a great place to explore at your own pace. Having a rental car with lot you make your own discoveries as you’ll come across its hidden gems.

Mexico Car Rental

Top ways to enter Mexico

  • Mexico City Airport: Mexico’s main airport hosts flights to and from many locations in North America, as well as in South America, Europe, and Asia.
  • Cancún Airport: Cancún is Mexico’s number one beach resort and the largest city in the country’s southeast.
  • Guadalajara Airport: Located in Mexico’s second city, Guadalajara Airport is also near the states of Jalisco, Nayarit, Zacatecas, and Aguascalientes.
  • By land: If your rental car provider permits it, it might also be possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Mexico. Large cities with international airports near Mexico include San Diego in California, USA, Phoenix in Arizona, USA, and Guatemala City in Guatemala.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Cancún: The fanciest place is Mexico, Cancún has everything from wild beach parties to serene sea islands. 
  • Yucatán: Relics of Mayan culture can still be found in the lush jungle of this peninsula.
  • Mexico City: Mexico’s capital and the surrounding area is a center of arts and entertainment, but if you look carefully, traces of ancient civilizations can also be found.
  • Northern Mexico: The north is the least visited part of Mexico, but it won’t disappoint you with its vast, otherworldly desert landscapes and stunning mountains.
  • Pacific Coast: Stretching from Baja California to Acapulco and further south, Mexico’s Pacific Coast rivals its Caribbean counterpart in everything from beach resorts like Mazatlan to nature and landscape.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Mexico is the Kia Rio. Many travelers also choose the Hyundai Grand i10 and the VW Golf.

Crossing Borders

Mexico is bordered by the United States of America, Guatemala, and Belize. Each of Mexico’s neighboring countries have their own visa policy. Depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need a visa to enter them. We advise getting in touch with your Ministry of Foreign Affairs to find out about the visa requirements in each country that you’d like to visit. 

Many car rental providers in Mexico do not permit crossing the national border. Make sure you look up this policy on your rental terms and agreements. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our FAQ section.  

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular type of rental car in Mexico is an economy, followed by intermediate and compact.

Top driving routes

  1. Cancún - Merida (303 km / 188 mi) The route between these two cities in Southeast Mexico gives many opportunities to explore the traditional life and jungle in the state of Yucatán.
  2. Mexico City - Acapulco (380 km / 236 mi) The route between the nation’s capital and the Pacific resort city can be done in under five hours.
  3. Guadalajara - Puerto Vallarta (334 km / 207 mi) Puerto Vallarta, another popular beach destination, can be easily reached from Mexico’s second city.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $46 per day
  • Station wagons - from $28 per day
  • Large cars - from $45 per day
  • Medium cars - from $36 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $122 per day
  • Premium cars - from $65 per day
  • Small cars - from $37 per day
  • SUVs - from $94 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Mexico:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car as soon in advance as you can
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Mexico is the cheapest in June when renting a car is about 36% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 20 Most Popular Cities in Mexico

  1. Car Rental in Cancun from $1.55 per day
  2. Car Rental in Mexico City from $6.44 per day
  3. Car Rental in Guadalajara from $0.52 per day
  4. Car Rental in Toluca from $13.88 per day
  5. Car Rental in Tijuana from $7.12 per day
  6. Car Rental in Monterrey from $4.42 per day
  7. Car Rental in Acapulco from $15.02 per day
  8. Car Rental in Puebla from $5.78 per day
  9. Car Rental in Leon from $4.66 per day
  10. Car Rental in Merida from $4.17 per day
  11. Car Rental in Huatulco from $13.88 per day
  12. Car Rental in Queretaro from $6.40 per day
  13. Car Rental in Ixtapa from $8.42 per day
  14. Car Rental in Culiacan from $7.81 per day
  15. Car Rental in Veracruz from $12.81 per day
  16. Car Rental in Chihuahua from $15.18 per day
  17. Car Rental in La Paz from $3.33 per day

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Mexico?

The cost of renting a car in Mexico depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Mexico
$24.37
January
$27.51
February
$37.23
March
$34.96
April
$29.65
May
$23.25
June
$39.63
July
$39.84
August
$43.96
September
$43.29
October
$62.13
November
$60.57
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Mexico is June — prices start from $23.25 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 40% cheaper than the yearly average and 63% cheaper than renting a car in the month of November (when prices start at $62.13 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Mexico?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in September — an average of 10 days. The shortest are in August — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Mexico
6
January
6
February
6
March
5
April
6
May
6
June
6
July
4
August
10
September
8
October
6
November
6
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Mexico?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Mexico. The most popular month is March, while the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Mexico by Monthly Searches
92%
January
263%
February
328%
March
30%
April
33%
May
22%
June
31%
July
46%
August
29%
September
33%
October
35%
November
257%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
MEX RENT A CAR Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
MEX RENT A CAR VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
MEX RENT A CAR Hyundai i10 5 2 Small cars
MEX RENT A CAR Toyota Yaris 4 3 Medium cars
MEX RENT A CAR Toyota Sienna 5 3 People Carriers/Vans
MEX RENT A CAR Kia Rio 4 3 Medium cars
MEX RENT A CAR Hyundai Elantra 4 2 Large cars
Economy rent a car VW Golf 4 2 Medium cars
MEX RENT A CAR VW Jetta 4 2 Large cars
MEX RENT A CAR Kia Sedona 4 4 People Carriers/Vans

Our Customers Reviews

United States of America (USA)
Jeep Wrangler
February 20, 2020
There’s so much to do in the Mayan Rivera you’re costing yourself time and money not renting a car. A car is everything there, you have to do it or you miss out, period.
United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Accent
February 16, 2020
Loreto is beautiful
United States of America (USA)
VW Vento
August 22, 2019
Love San Jose del Cabo and the freedom having a rental car provides.

Top 4 Suppliers in Mexico in 2020

Dollar
Dollar
Exceptional 9.3
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.1
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8
+526241461900
Julio Pimentel Green Mza 14C, Lte. 1-2 Las Veredas, 23435 San José del Cabo
America Car Rental
America Car Rental
Very good 7.8

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