Car Rental at Guadalajara Airport

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Guadalajara Int. Airport, Guadalajara, Mexico
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Guadalajara Airport
Standard
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
NUCarrentals
$8.64 per day
Guadalajara Airport
Mini
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
MEX RENT A CAR
$12.70 per day
Guadalajara Airport
Economy
Nissan March or similar
Nissan March
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Finalrentals
$18.64 per day
Guadalajara Airport
Compact
VW Gol or similar
VW Gol
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$20.10 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Guadalajara Airport
Intermediate
Mitsubishi Mirage or similar
Mitsubishi Mirage
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$33.76 per day
Guadalajara Airport
Full-size
Kia Forte or similar
Kia Forte
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$38.72 per day
Guadalajara Airport
Premium
Nissan Altima or similar
Nissan Altima
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
National
$58.70 per day
Guadalajara Airport
Full-size Elite
Nissan Sentra or similar
Nissan Sentra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$73.85 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 09:46 on 2024-07-13. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Spanish, Mayan
Currency
MXN
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+52
Average car rental price
$33 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
30 - 50 km/h or 19 - 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 120 km/h or 50 - 75 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
9.2 / 10
Average gas price
$1.32 per liter or $5.01 per gallon
Lowest gas price
$1.25 per liter or $4.72 per gallon
Highest gas price
$1.38 per liter or $5.24 per gallon
Guadalajara Int. Airport

Airport travel guide

Mexico’s second largest city is often overlooked by foreign visitors but has plenty to offer to any curious traveler. From a long and varied history to interesting architecture and beautiful nature just outside the city, there’s a lot to explore. These are four of the most interesting attractions in and around Guadalajara:

  • Guadalajara Cathedral. Built not long after the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors in the 16th century, the Cathedral of Our Lady of Assumption is one of the most impressive buildings in this part of Mexico. As it was renewed several times over the centuries, it is made up of a variety of architectural styles and is just as impressive from the inside as it is from the outside.
  • Guadalajara Hospicio Cabañas (Museum Cabañas). A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this is one of the oldest and largest hospital complexes on the Americas Continent — and a Guadalajara landmark. Built in the 18th century, don’t miss the exterior architecture, chapel, courtyards, and monumental frescoes painted by one of the most famous Mexican artists of all time, José Clemente Orozco.
  • Colomos Forest. From snow-capped mountains to endless grasslands and beautiful beaches, there’s plenty of impressive nature in the state of Jalisco of which Guadalajara is the capital. However, some of it can also be found within the city. The best example of that is a Colomos Forest, a public nature area and a conservation site. One of the largest urban green zones in Mexico, it is made up of a very diverse primeval forest that’s crisscrossed by hiking paths. 
  • Guachimontones Ruins. A pre-Columbian site to the west of Guadalajara, Guachimontones provides an insight into the lives of some of the oldest civilizations of Mexico (unlike many other famous native sites of Mexico, it was abandoned for centuries before the Europeans arrived). The site is best known for its unique religious structures like La Iguana. A trip from the city takes about one hour.

Top international routes

  • Los Angeles
  • Chicago
  • San Jose
  • Houston
  • Sacramento
  • Fresno

Main airlines

Volaris, VivaAerobus, Aeromexico, Aeromar, Interjet, and TAR Aerolineas

Terminals

The single passenger terminal serves all domestic and international flights. The terminal is divided into Concourses A and C, and you can easily walk between them.

Location

Guadalajara Airport is about 16km (10 miles) from downtown Guadalajara. Highways 44 and 23 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city. It takes around half an hour to make the trip to Guadalajara.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $43 per day
  • Large cars - from $9 per day
  • Medium cars - from $9 per day
  • Vans - from $89 per day
  • Premium cars - from $59 per day
  • Small cars - from $9 per day
  • SUVs - from $32 per day

Car rental desks

Most car rental companies located at the airport have shuttles that take their customers to their locations. Most are located along the same road very close to the terminal. National requires just a short walk outside of the terminal to their rental desk. Finally, America Car Rental provides a meet and greet service as it is located a few kilometers from the airport.

Services and facilities

You’ll find a number of stores, including a duty-free shop in the departures area, as well as cafés, restaurants, and snack bars. There are also several ATMs, two currency exchanges, a couple of hotels that are right next to the airport, a baggage wrapping service, and a pharmacy. Guadalajara Airport is well equipped for travelers with reduced mobility. You can find more information on the airport's official website.

Nearest gas station

A Pemex gas station is located right next to Guadalajara Airport. It, however, might not be the most convenient when returning a rental car as you must exit heading away from the airport and there is no place to turn around before entering the Chapala-Guadalajara highway.

Another Pemex location located at Carretera Solidaridad 1853 is directly on the way from the city to the airport about 3km from the rental car returns.

If returning a car to American Car Rental, a Pemex station is located right beside it.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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Fact checked by
Shelley Marmor
Article reviewed and updated by Shelley, a former Miami travel magazine editor who ditched the office for the world. She settled down in Mexico in 2018, and now helps travelers plan the Mexico trip of their dreams through her various Mexico websites: Travel Mexico Solo, Travel To Merida, Travel To Oaxaca and Tulum Travel Secrets, and coaches travel bloggers on her Travel Blogging 101 site.

Airport info

Rating
8.1
  • Getting to the airport 8.4
  • Check-in and departures 8.4
  • Terminal facilities 8.2
  • Wi-Fi 7.5
  • Restaurants and car rental services 8.0
  • Lounge 8.0

Guadalajara Airport

  • IATA: GDL
  • ICAO: MMGL
  • Name: Guadalajara Int. Airport (GDL)
  • Distance from city: 11.2 miles / 18 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Guadalajara Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Guadalajara Airport varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day at Guadalajara Airport
$27.21
January
$23.22
February
$33.70
March
$26.67
April
$34.05
May
$57.15
June
$41.50
July
$34.83
August
$26.00
September
$21.80
October
$26.47
November
$33.50
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Guadalajara Airport is October — when rental costs average $21.80 per day. This is 32% cheaper than the yearly average and 62% cheaper than renting a car in June (when prices average $57.15 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

For how long do renters keep their vehicles at Guadalajara Airport?

How long travelers keep their rental cars varies by the time of year: in July the average rental period is 9 days, while in May, the average rental period is only 6 days.
Average number of rental days at Guadalajara Airport
8
January
7
February
7
March
8
April
6
May
7
June
9
July
8
August
8
September
8
October
7
November
8
December

What is the most popular time of year to rent a car at Guadalajara Airport?

Based on how many users search for a car in at Guadalajara Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car in December, while they are least likely to rent in in June.
Monthly searches at Guadalajara Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
106%
January
95%
February
64%
March
61%
April
74%
May
46%
June
111%
July
91%
August
91%
September
125%
October
138%
November
199%
December

Car rental information

Popular suppliers MEX RENT A CAR, Dollar, Avis, Keddy, Thrifty
Popular car categories Large cars, SUVs, Small cars, Medium cars
Lowest price $9 per day
Cheapest supplier NUCarrentals

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
MEX RENT A CAR MG 5 5 2 Large cars
MEX RENT A CAR Volkswagen Polo 4 1 Small cars
MEX RENT A CAR Kia Forte 4 3 Large cars
MEX RENT A CAR Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
Dollar Nissan Kicks 5 2 SUVs
Budget Nissan Versa 4 3 Large cars
Keddy VW Gol 4 2 Medium cars
Budget Volkswagen Vento 4 3 Large cars
Avis Nissan Kicks 5 2 SUVs
MEX RENT A CAR Nissan X-Trail 5 3 SUVs

Our customers' reviews

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

Canada
Nissan Kicks
March 21, 2024
Visiting family and relaxing in Lake Chapala, Jalisco area.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Vento
August 25, 2023
Overall had a great trip! Enjoyed several great restaurants and views.
Mexico
Nissan X-Trail
August 13, 2020
They didn't have available the car type I choose un tour website
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Enterprise
8.1 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Routes Car Rental
3.7 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
9
Total rental companies
18
Average daily price
$33.14
Lowest daily price
$8.64
Total cars available
401

Top 18 suppliers at Guadalajara Airport in 2024

Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.1 / 2 reviews
3336885645
Av De La Solidaridad 7894
$37 - $66
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
SIXT
Good 7.6 / 5 reviews
+523336885613
Carr.Guadalajara ChapalaKm17.5
$45 - $184
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
Good 7.5 / 4 reviews
+523336888078
Carretera Iberoamericana, Carr. Guadalajara - Chapala Km 17.5, Zona de Arrendadoras, 45659 Guadalajara, Jal., Mexico
$40 - $166
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
Avis
Avis
Good 7.4 / 7 reviews
+523336885784
Blvd. Aeropuerto, Minerales, 45659 El Quince, Jal.
$68 - $269
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
Carwiz
Carwiz
Good 7.4
+523336885656
Nueva Carretera A Chapala 2 9950;
$37 - $1,547
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
Finalrentals
Finalrentals
Good 7.4
+523331604536
Av. De La Solidaridad Iberoamericana 7973, Col, San Jose Del Quince, 45690 Guadalajara, Jal.
$19 - $89
National
National
Good 7.4
+523336885522 / +523316032120 / +523336885645
Guadalajara - Chapala Km 17.5, 45659 Guadalajara, Jal.
$39 - $60
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
Europcar
Satisfactory 6.6 / 1 review
+523316521056
Carretera Guadalajara Chapala Km 17.5
$34 - $262
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
Satisfactory 6.6
+523331604536
Av. Solidaridad Iberoamericana 7973, San Jose El 15
$9 - $346
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
Budget
Budget
Satisfactory 6.4 / 4 reviews
+523336885216
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport, 45659 Jal., Mexico
$111 - $136
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
Flexways
Satisfactory 6.3 / 5 reviews
+525540003802
Aeropuerto De Guadalajara Miguel Hidalgo Y Costilla, Guadalajara
$39 - $47
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
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Satisfactory 6.3 / 2 reviews
+523331601953
Galileo Galilei 3792, Arboledas, 45070 Zapopan, Jal.
$35 - $79
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
Satisfactory 6.1 / 15 reviews
+5218007095007
Carretera Guadalajara-Chapala Km. 17.5, 45659, Guadalajara
$58 - $193
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
Poor 5.6 / 7 reviews
+52018007095007
Carr. Guadalajara - Chapala KM 17.5, 45659 Jal., Mexico
$67 - $216
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
Keddy
Keddy
Poor 5.6 / 6 reviews
+523316521056
CARRETERA GUADALAJARA CHAPALA KM 17.5 45659 GUADALAJARA
$19 - $59
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
MEX RENT A CAR
Poor 5 / 147 reviews
+523341708243 / +523346242114
Guadalajara - Chapala Km. 17.5, 45659 Jal.
$13 - $159
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
Thrifty
Poor 4.3 / 12 reviews
+52018007095007 / +525591289000
Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla International Airport,Carr. Guadalajara - Chapala KM 17.5, 45659 Las Pintitas, Jal
$60 - $172
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
Routes Car Rental
Poor 3.7 / 46 reviews
+5213316018375
Av. de la Solidaridad Iberoamericana 7964, El Salto Jalisco, 45690 Las Pintitas, Jal
$111 - $116
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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