Car Rental in Guadalajara

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Guadalajara, Mexico
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Guadalajara Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Aveo or similar
Chevrolet Aveo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$27.31 per day
Guadalajara Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Aveo or similar
Chevrolet Aveo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Routes Car Rental
$27.31 per day
Guadalajara Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
VW Vento or similar
VW Vento
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$29.41 per day
Guadalajara Airport Car Rental
Compact
Renault Logan or similar
Renault Logan
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$29.41 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Guadalajara Airport Car Rental
Standard
VW Vento or similar
VW Vento
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Routes Car Rental
$29.41 / per day
Guadalajara Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Gol or similar
VW Gol
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Routes Car Rental
$29.41 / per day
Guadalajara Airport Car Rental
Standard
VW Vento or similar
VW Vento
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Routes Car Rental
$29.41 / per day
Guadalajara Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Nissan V-Drive or similar
Nissan V-Drive
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Routes Car Rental
$29.41 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 05:35 on 2022-11-30. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
MXN
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
52
Economy car rental price
$63.81 / per day
Average car rental length
2 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 70 km/h
19 - 43 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
80 - 120 km/h
50 - 75 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.04%
Rating
9.0
Average gasoline price
$1.18 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
$1.25 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.14 / 1 liter

Why rent a car in Guadalajara?

One of the largest cities in Mexico, Guadalajara has become an attractive travel destination. With a mix of colonial and independence-era architecture, the city is one of the nicest places in Mexico for sightseeing. The birthplace of Mariachi music and Tequila, it is also one of the best urban areas in the country to experience traditional Mexican culture. Guadalajara is the capital of the state of Jalisco which is known for its mild weather, Pacific beaches, and delicious cuisine.

Guadalajara Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Guadalajara

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Guadalajara and drop off in another city include:

  • From Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta - 166 offers from $36.40 per day
  • From Guadalajara to Aguascalientes - 48 offers from $31.15 per day
  • From Guadalajara to Mexico City - 148 offers from $39.94 per day
  • From Guadalajara to Tijuana - 47 offers from $91.51 per day
  • From Guadalajara to Cancun - 32 offers from $85.34 per day

Top ways to enter Guadalajara

  • Guadalajara Airport: Also known as Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla Airport, it handled more than eight million travelers in 2019. The airport is a large hub for the Mexican low-cost airlines VivaAerobús and Volaris and serves many domestic destinations, as well as air routes to the United States and Central America. Located about 18km (12 miles) southeast of the city center, the airport can be reached in about 30 minutes.
  • Puerto Vallarta Airport: Serving the popular resort town of the same name, Puerto Vallarta Airport handles about 2.5 million travelers annually. The airport is served by around 20 airlines, providing flights to destinations across the Americas and even some in Europe. Situated 330km (205 miles) west of Guadalajara, Puerto Vallarta is about a five-hour drive from Guadalajara.
  • Mexico City Airport: By far the busiest in the country, Mexico City Airport is the main port of entry for many foreign visitors as it hosts flights to and from destinations from around the globe. The trip from the capital to Guadalajara takes about six hours.

Top destinations and activities

  • Museums. Guadalajara has a long and proud indigenous and colonial past, so it’s no surprise that the city is home to many interesting museums. Some of the highlights include the Anthropology Museum, Archaeological Museum of Western Mexico, Ibero-American Library, and the surprisingly diverse Regional Museum with impressive exhibits like a full skeleton of a mammoth. 
  • Hospicio Cabañas. A vast and impressive hospital complex and a World Heritage Site, the hospice and orphanage of Cabañas is one of Guadalajara’s most visited landmarks. Built in the 18th century, it is notable for its exterior, chapel, and courtyards, as well as the monumental frescoes by the artist José Clemente Orozco.
  • Guadalajara Cathedral. Another notable building, Guadalajara Cathedral is one of the most impressive churches in all of Mexico. First built in the 16th century not long after the arrival of the Spanish, it features a mixture of Spanish Renaissance and Neo-Gothic styles. The ornate altars inside the church are as impressive as the facade.

Traffic and parking

Mexico has a program called Angeles Verdes (Green Angels) which provides trucks that patrol the tolled highways to assist drivers of broken down vehicles. The operators of these trucks can fix basic problems or tow your vehicle and will do it for free. You can call the Green Angels toll-free at 01-800-987-8224 or dial 078 in an emergency. Do be sure to keep your receipt from the tolls, as this is funded through the tolls. 

Toll roads

Mexico has an extensive system of toll roads due to a government program started in the 1980s to update the country’s road system. The Mexican toll road system is called Cuota. Toll booths are located along the highways at the end of sections of the road, therefore, on a long ride, you can pass through multiple toll booths. While credit cards used to be accepted, drivers can now only pay with either cash or an electronic tag placed on the car’s windshield. The electronic tags may be available from your rental car provider but usually comes with a fee. However, the fee is usually just a one-time fee for the tag, not a daily fee as in other places like many places in the United States. ATMs are few and far between along the highways, so be sure to keep plenty of cash to pay for the tolls. 

Compared to other countries, Mexico’s tolls can seem rather expensive. It is possible, however, to avoid most toll roads as Libre (or free) roads usually go alongside them, though they are much slower to travel on due to going through many villages along the way. This may make for more scenic travel on short trips but would certainly hinder progress on any long trips.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Chapala. Popular with locals, expats, and tourists, Chapala is one of the most visited destinations around Guadalajara. Located on the north shore of the lake of the same name, this cozy town is notable for its beaches, restaurants, and even an art gallery inside an old train station. Located some 50km (31 miles) south of Guadalajara, Chapala can be reached in about one hour.
  • The Guachimontones. Like the rest of Mexico, the state of Jalisco is home to a number of pre-Columbian sites. Having already been abandoned for about 1,000 years before the Spanish arrived, Los Guachimontones nonetheless offers a fascinating insight into the lives of some of Mexico’s earliest cultures. The main attractions are the many circular pyramids, but ancient pieces of art are also on display. Located about 65km (40 miles) west of Guadalajara, the Guachimontones can be reached in about 1 hour and 15 minutes.
  • Tequila. Sometimes called the most famous small town in Mexico, Tequila is known as the birthplace of the national Mexican drink. A number of local distilleries offer tours that are fascinating to visit even if you are driving and cannot try the beverage. Should you like to taste some tequila, though, there are a number of hotels and guest houses in and around the town, so you can stay for the night. Located about 68km (42 miles) northwest of Guadalajara, Tequila can be reached in about 1 hour and 10 minutes. 

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Guadalajara is the Renault Kwid, followed by the Hyundai Creta and the Volkswagen Vento. The most popular rental car types are compact, mini, and intermediate.

Car Rental Prices in Guadalajara

  • Large cars - from $83 per day
  • Medium cars - from $75 per day
  • Vans - from $223 per day
  • Premium cars - from $113 per day
  • Small cars - from $87 per day
  • SUVs - from $104 per day

Money-saving tips

These are some good methods to save money on your rental car:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Guadalajara is the cheapest in May when renting a car is a whole 80% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 20 Cities near Guadalajara

  1. Mexico City Car Rentals from $96.76 per day
    440.0 km / 273.4 miles away
  2. 717.4 km / 445.8 miles away
  3. Monterrey Car Rentals from $45.26 per day
    669.3 km / 415.9 miles away
  4. Puebla Car Rentals from $73.12 per day
    556.2 km / 345.6 miles away
  5. La Paz Car Rentals from $68.09 per day
    826.1 km / 513.3 miles away
  6. Mazatlan Car Rentals from $63.69 per day
    423.6 km / 263.2 miles away
  7. 201.8 km / 125.4 miles away
  8. Culiacan Car Rentals from $39.43 per day
    636.3 km / 395.4 miles away
  9. Cabo San Lucas Car Rentals from $68.09 per day
    731.1 km / 454.3 miles away
  10. Oaxaca Car Rentals from $62.96 per day
    796.1 km / 494.6 miles away
  11. Leon Car Rentals from $25.20 per day
    197.0 km / 122.4 miles away
  12. Queretaro Car Rentals from $49.48 per day
    300.9 km / 186.9 miles away
  13. Morelia Car Rentals from $49.95 per day
    238.9 km / 148.4 miles away
  14. San Luis Potosi Car Rentals from $81.28 per day
    304.2 km / 189.0 miles away
  15. Aguascalientes Car Rentals from $56.21 per day
    184.8 km / 114.8 miles away
  16. Veracruz Car Rentals from $72.78 per day
    769.1 km / 477.9 miles away
  17. Puerto escondido Car Rentals from $75.14 per day
    840.2 km / 522.1 miles away
  18. Acapulco Car Rentals from $64.99 per day
    561.2 km / 348.7 miles away
  19. Huatulco Car Rentals from $68.21 per day
    912.7 km / 567.1 miles away
  20. Chihuahua Car Rentals from $46.73 per day
    947.8 km / 588.9 miles away

Top 19 Locations near Guadalajara

  1. 16.8 km / 10.4 miles away
  2. Colima Airport Car Rentals from $45.26 per day
    153.5 km / 95.4 miles away
  3. 161.7 km / 100.4 miles away
  4. 193.0 km / 119.9 miles away
  5. 197.0 km / 122.4 miles away
  6. 206.9 km / 128.5 miles away
  7. 211.6 km / 131.5 miles away
  8. 260.8 km / 162.0 miles away
  9. Morelia Airport Car Rentals from $49.95 per day
    262.9 km / 163.3 miles away
  10. 311.2 km / 193.4 miles away
  11. 333.9 km / 207.5 miles away
  12. 395.0 km / 245.4 miles away
  13. 403.9 km / 251.0 miles away
  14. 407.2 km / 253.0 miles away
  15. 452.2 km / 281.0 miles away
  16. 468.8 km / 291.3 miles away
  17. 471.6 km / 293.0 miles away
  18. 550.9 km / 342.3 miles away
  19. Acapulco Airport Car Rentals from $64.99 per day
    577.8 km / 359.0 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Guadalajara vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Guadalajara
$69.41
January
$16.96
February
$24.32
March
$15.74
April
$6.03
May
$12.35
June
$17.85
July
$50.70
August
$48.37
September
$46.72
October
$51.41
November
$52.52
December
The best month to rent a car in Guadalajara is May (when prices for an Economy class start from $6.03). This is 82% cheaper than the yearly average and 91% cheaper than renting in January (when rental prices start at $69.41 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Guadalajara?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in July, travelers rent a car for an average of 8 days in February, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Guadalajara
6
January
4
February
4
March
5
April
4
May
7
June
8
July
4
August
7
September
6
October
4
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Guadalajara?

The most popular month for renting a car in Guadalajara is May, and the least popular is November.
Popularity of Car Rental in Guadalajara by Monthly Searches
131%
January
104%
February
148%
March
171%
April
176%
May
115%
June
155%
July
167%
August
8%
September
11%
October
November
14%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
MEX RENT A CAR Volkswagen Vento 4 2 Medium cars
MEX RENT A CAR Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
MEX RENT A CAR Volkswagen Polo 4 1 Small cars
MEX RENT A CAR Nissan Versa 4 2 Large cars
MEX RENT A CAR Kia Forte 4 3 Large cars
Routes Car Rental Volkswagen Vento 4 3 Large cars
Routes Car Rental Chevrolet Aveo 4 2 Small cars
Routes Car Rental VW Gol 4 3 Medium cars
MEX RENT A CAR Toyota Hiace 4 4 Vans
MEX RENT A CAR Hyundai Tucson 4 2 SUVs

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Hyundai Accent
December 2, 2018
hello if you need to save headaches and time wasting go to this professional Alamo car rental company, they made our trip to Mexico extremely pleasant and making it possible due to their excellent service first i was skeptical about the whole situation , cause our last bad experience same night reservation, but they did an excellent job getting us a nice car and short period of time. both of my kids and myself are very grateful of your excellent service.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Enterprise
8.6 / 10
Lowest rated company
Routes Car Rental
5.36 / 10
Total number of reviews
2
Total rental companies
16
Average daily price
$63.81
Lowest daily price
$4.37
Total cars available
301

Top 16 Suppliers in Guadalajara in 2022

Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
3316032120
Miguel Hidalgo Airport Chapala
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5 / 7 reviews
3336888078
Miguel Hidalgo Intl Arport, Airport Km17 5 Carretera Ibero
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.4
+523338175226
Av. de las Américas 1169, Providencia, 44610 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-14:00; 16:00-19:00
Flexways
Flexways
Excellent 8.2 / 3 reviews
+5491152599877
Aeropuerto De Guadalajara Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla, Guadalajara
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.2 / 1 reviews
+523316521056
CARRETERA GUADALAJARA
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
National
National
Excellent 8.2
+523314100749
Adolfo Lopez Mateos 2405 300, En El Hilton Hotel Midtown
Working hours
Mon:09:00-14:00; 15:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-14:00; 15:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-14:00; 15:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-14:00; 15:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-14:00; 15:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-14:00; 14:30-17:00
Sun:09:00-14:00; 14:30-17:00
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.1 / 3 reviews
+523319843493
Chapala - Guadalajara 200-Local 22, 45679 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.9
+523331601953
Galileo Galilei 3792, Arboledas, 45070 Zapopan, Jal.
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-15:00
Dollar
Dollar
Very good 7.9
+5218007095007
Carretera Guadalajara-Chapala Km. 17.5, 45659, Guadalajara
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 7.8
+52018007095007
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport,Carr. Guadalajara - Chapala KM 17.5, 45659 Las Pintitas, Jal
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.5
529982536112 / 529982772624
Av. Solidaridad Iberoamericana,
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 7.2 / 2 reviews
+52018007095024
Av. 8 de Julio 2206 – A, Col. Colon Industrial, Guadalajara Jalisco México, 44940, 44940 Guadalajara
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Wed:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Very good 7.2 / 1 reviews
+523316018375
Antigua Carretera a Chapala 7964, 45690 El Quince, Jal.
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
America Car Rental
America Car Rental
Very good 7
+523331604536 / +529984041947 / +529982772624
Av. Solidaridad Iberoamericana 7973, San Jose Del 15, El Salto, Jalisco C.P. 45690, Guadalajara
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Good 6.3 / 137 reviews
+523341708243 / +523346242114
Av. De Las Americas 861, Col. Italia Providencia, Guadalajara, Jal. 44648.
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:09:00-17:00
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Acceptable 5.4 / 43 reviews
+523318954847 / +523320010601 / +523312947525
Av. de la Solidaridad Iberoamericana 7964, El Salto Jalisco, 45690 Las Pintitas, Jal
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:00
Tue:05:30-23:00
Wed:05:30-23:00
Thu:05:30-23:00
Fri:05:30-23:00
Sat:05:30-23:00
Sun:05:30-23:00
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