Car Rental at Merida Airport

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Merida Airport, Merida, Mexico
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Merida Airport
Mini
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
MEX RENT A CAR
$8.31 / per day
Merida Airport
Standard
Nissan Versa or similar
Nissan Versa
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
NUCarrentals
$17.16 / per day
Merida Airport
Economy
Nissan March or similar
Nissan March
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Flexways
$18.45 / per day
Merida Airport
Intermediate
Chevrolet Aveo or similar
Chevrolet Aveo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$24.24 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Merida Airport
Compact
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$27.85 / per day
Merida Airport
Full-size
Chevrolet Cavalier or similar
Chevrolet Cavalier
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
$33.84 / per day
Merida Airport
Premium
Volkswagen Jetta or similar
Volkswagen Jetta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
$46.83 / per day
Merida Airport
Full-size Elite
Nissan Sentra or similar
Nissan Sentra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$68.26 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 04:50 on 2024-05-23. 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
$31 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
9.6 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.40 per liter or $5.29 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.32 per liter or $5.00 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.45 per liter or $5.48 / 1 gallon
Merida Airport

Airport Car Rental

The capital of the state of Yucatán, Merida is an interesting off-the-beaten-track destination. Notable for its colonial architecture and distinct Mayan culture, Merida can also serve as a base for exploring the rest of the Yucatán Peninsula with its beautiful beaches, tropical forests, and ancient sites. These are three of the most interesting attractions in and around Merida:

  • Architecture. Merida is home to a large number of notable colonial buildings, making the architecture one of the highlights of the city. These include the San Ildefonso Cathedral (Merida Cathedral), which is the oldest church in Mexico, the 16th century Montejo Palace (Museo Casa Monotejo), and the much more recent, but equally eye-pleasing Governor’s Palace (Palacio de Gobierno).  Many of the city’s architectural landmarks can be found in and around the Plaza Grande, the main square of Merida.
  • Museums. Merida’s buildings are not only nice to look at, many of them also host interesting museums. These include the Gran Museo del Mundo Maya (Merida Mayan World Museum), Museo Fernando García Ponce Contemporary Art Museum (MUSAY), Palacio de la Música (Yucatán Music Museum) and Regional Anthropology Museum (Museo Palacio Canton). Some of the museums have bilingual exhibitions, and occasionally English guides are available — you should inquire about their availability at the entrance.
  • Chichen Itza. Located only about a 90-minute drive southwest of Merida is Chichen Itza, one of the most famous Mayan sites in Mexico, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. The site’s highlights include the Pyramid of Kukulcan or El Castillo, the Interior Temple, and the Jaguar Temple. Magnificent sites like this one show how the Mayan culture survived in the area. You can explore it further in the small villages surrounding Chichen Itza, like Piste and Valladolid.

Top international routes

  • Houston
  • Miami
  • Havana
  • Toronto
  • Atlanta
  • Belize City

Main airlines

VivaAerobus, MAYAir, TAR, Volaris, Aeromexico Connect, and Interjet

Terminals

The single passenger terminal serves all domestic and international flights.

Location

Merida Airport is about 11 km (6.8 mi) southeast of the center of Merida, the capital of Yucatán State. Uman-Merida/México 261 and Calle 59 are the main roads connecting the airport to the city.

Most popular types of rental car

  • Station wagons - from $49 per day
  • Large cars - from $8 per day
  • Medium cars - from $8 per day
  • Vans - from $88 per day
  • Premium cars - from $36 per day
  • Small cars - from $8 per day
  • SUVs - from $22 per day

Car rental desks

Some are located in the waiting area, while others are located outside the airport terminal. The exact location of your car rental supplier's desk will be listed on your Confirmation Voucher. Merida Airport (MID) is on the smaller side, so don’t worry, you’ll have no problem finding your car rental desk.

Services and facilities

Although the airport is quite small, you’ll find a few restaurants, snack bars, coffee shops, and a bakery. There are many kinds of shops, including a duty-free outlet. You’ll also find ATMs, a currency exchange, a lounge, luggage wrapping services, and tourism information centers. Unfortunately, there is no facility to store luggage.

Nearest gas station

La Gas-Umán gas station, located at 97392, Av Internacional 85, can be reached in about six minutes and is open 24/7. There are many other gas stations near Merida Airport and on the way to the city.

Popular one-way rentals

  • Cancun (320 km / 199 mi). The party capital of Mexico is known for its stunning beaches and crazy nightlife, and offers both in abundance. But with a rental car, you can do even more, like visiting the nearby tropical jungle or exploring the less-crowded coastal spots outside the city.
  • Playa del Carmen (305 km / 189 mi). Also a beach destination, but with a more relaxed vibe, Playa del Carmen offers an idyllic holiday in the Caribbean. There are plenty of opportunities to dive, snorkel, or just enjoy the sun and sea.
  • Campeche (169 km / 105 mi). Although not as popular as some other Mexican holiday destinations, the city of Campeche has plenty to offer. Travelers love its colorful and well-preserved city center — which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site — impressive botanical gardens, and the nearby ruins left by the Mayan civilization.
  • Chetumal (400 km / 248 mi). Located right on the border with neighboring Belize, the city of Chetumal has its fair share of interesting attractions. These include the Museum of Mayan Culture, Fine Arts Cultural Center, diving opportunities in the nearby Caribbean reefs, and a number of well-preserved archaeological sites.
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
8.3
  • Getting to the airport 9.1
  • Check-in and departures 9.2
  • Terminal facilities 8.8
  • Wi-Fi 7.1
  • Restaurants and car rental services 7.9
  • Lounge 7.9

Merida Airport (MID)

  • IATA: MID
  • ICAO: MMMD
  • Name: Merida Airport (MID)
  • Distance from city: 3.1 miles / 5 km

Map of Car Rental Locations

When are car rental prices the lowest at Merida Airport?

The cost of renting a car at Merida Airport varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day at Merida Airport
$26.62
January
$35.42
February
$38.33
March
$29.35
April
$39.96
May
$34.57
June
$32.85
July
$31.21
August
$27.32
September
$28.88
October
$32.60
November
$53.74
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car at Merida Airport is January — when rental costs average $26.62 per day. This is 22% cheaper than the yearly average and 50% cheaper than renting a car in December (when prices average $53.74 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 Merida 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 5 days.
Average number of rental days at Merida Airport
8
January
8
February
7
March
7
April
5
May
7
June
9
July
6
August
7
September
6
October
7
November
8
December

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

Based on how many users search for a car in at Merida Airport, travelers are most likely to rent a car at Merida Airport in November, while they are least likely to rent in in April.
Monthly searches at Merida Airport by pick-up date relative to the average
132%
January
130%
February
112%
March
34%
April
52%
May
77%
June
109%
July
128%
August
56%
September
106%
October
141%
November
123%
December

Car Rental Information

Popular suppliers MEX RENT A CAR, Avis, Keddy, Europcar, NUCarrentals
Popular car categories Large cars, Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs
Lowest price $8 per day
Cheapest supplier MEX RENT A CAR

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
MEX RENT A CAR Kia Forte 4 3 Large cars
MEX RENT A CAR Volkswagen Polo 4 1 Small cars
MEX RENT A CAR MG 5 5 2 Large cars
Keddy VW Gol 4 2 Medium cars
Keddy Chevrolet Aveo 5 2 Large cars
Avis Nissan Kicks 5 2 SUVs
Avis Chevrolet Aveo 4 1 Medium cars
Europcar Chevrolet Aveo 5 2 Large cars
MEX RENT A CAR Chevrolet Onix 4 2 Medium cars
MEX RENT A CAR Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars

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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Canada
Chevrolet Aveo
March 9, 2024
Cenotes all over. Trip to Sisal and one to Celestun to see flamingos Refresh yourself on traffic circles lol. Little hair raising
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Vento
January 1, 2024
Merida was nice
United States of America (USA)
Kia Forte
November 29, 2023
All of the Yucatán was magical. We cannot wait to return.
customer photo
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark
November 18, 2023
Mexico has so much to offer. We couldn’t have experienced half the things we did without a hire car.
United States of America (USA)
Chevrolet Onix
August 5, 2023
Merida itself was great. We saw Chichen Itza and swam in a private Cenote which was amazing. The food and accommodations were amazing as well. Driving was a little daunting as there are many one way streets, but very few roads with visibly painted lines. Also cars park in both directions on some one way streets, so it's hard to know which way the street is going immediately.
United States of America (USA)
Kia Rio
April 4, 2023
We had a great trip to the Yucatan.
United States of America (USA)
Kia Forte
March 27, 2023
All the ruins of the Yucatan Pennisula were amazing!
Canada
Chevrolet Spark
March 9, 2023
Renting a car is a must if you’ll be spending more than a few days in Merida. There are so many beautiful Mayan sites, haciendas and cenotes outside of town, some hard to reach by public transportation. Would do it again.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Versa
March 2, 2023
The Yucatan is an amazing place to visit and explore via car. Cenotes, ancient ruins, beaches and beautiful small towns with lots of interesting things to see and experience!
United States of America (USA)
VW Gol
February 21, 2023
We visited the Mayan ruins at Mayapan and Dzibilchaltún, then spent 3 days on the Progreso coast.
Slovenia
Chevrolet Spark
December 11, 2022
Nature was great, roads in Mexico can be challenging. Better not to drive at night.
United Kingdom
Kia Rio
March 8, 2020
A beautifully city but we'll worth hiring a car to visit some important places like Uxmal and a working Henecan Hacienda.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan X-Trail
February 6, 2020
No office at the airport because of some kind of regulation at the Merida airport. You need to figure it out how to contact the Budget office and when they answer you introduce yourself and say you have a reservation. They will send someone who will pick you up in an unmarked vehicle and take you to the rental car office near the airport. This is very unusual and even kind of scary. You do not know who is picking you up and I felt for a moment as if it was not a legitimate business. They need to do something to change this practice.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Enterprise
8.1 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Firefly
4.1 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
20
Total rental companies
16
Average daily price
$30.62
Lowest daily price
$8.31
Total cars available
210

Top 16 Suppliers at Merida Airport in 2024

Avis
Avis
Very good 8.1 / 15 reviews
+529999463152
Mérida International Airport
$43 - $251
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
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.1 / 3 reviews
9999460417
C 32 306 Aeropuerto Int
$84 - $105
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:07:00-21:00
Sun:07:00-21:00
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.8 / 10 reviews
9999460702
AVE AVIACION 843 LOCAL 3, BETWEEN 106 AND 108
$57 - $83
Finalrentals
Finalrentals
Good 7.4
+529999281896
C. 32 312, Manuel Crescencio Rejón, 97000 Mérida, Yuc.
National
National
Good 7.3 / 4 reviews
9999460417
C.32 #306 Aeropuerto Int Col, Manuel Crescencio Rejón, 97288 Mérida, Yuc.
$57 - $77
Europcar
Satisfactory 6.5 / 10 reviews
+529994005893
Av Internacional Carretera Merida Uman Km 4.5
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 05:00-23:59
Flexways
Flexways
Satisfactory 6.3 / 1 review
+525540003802
Aeropuerto De Mérida Manuel Crescencio Rejón, Mérida
$18 - $87
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Satisfactory 6.1 / 31 reviews
+529999281896
97255 Mérida, Yucatan, Mexico
$17 - $28
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
Dollar
Dollar
Satisfactory 6.1 / 8 reviews
018007095010
Merida Aeropuerto
$32 - $213
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
Hertz
Hertz
Poor 5.9 / 5 reviews
+529991219717
CARRETERA MERIDA UMAN, Calle 23 KM 4.5, Manuel Crescencio Rejón, 97255 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
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
Poor 5.8 / 13 reviews
+529999460762
Merida International Airport, C. 21 305, Manuel Crescencio Rejón, 97255 Mérida, Yuc., Mexico
$105 - $133
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
MEX RENT A CAR
Poor 5.2 / 114 reviews
+523341708243 / +523346242114
Aeropuerto Internacional Manuel Crescencio Rejon, 97295 Merida, Yuc.
$8 - $197
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
Keddy
Keddy
Poor 5.1 / 12 reviews
+529994005893
Europcar, Aeropuerto Internacional de Mérida Av. Internacional carretera, Merida-Uman Km. 4.5, Rejón, 97291 Mérida, Yuc.
$23 - $39
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:45
Tue:05:00-23:45
Wed:05:00-23:45
Thu:05:00-23:45
Fri:05:00-23:45
Sat:05:00-23:45
Sun:05:00-23:45
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Poor 4.5 / 28 reviews
+529999281896
32nd street, 312, Col. Manuel Cresencio Rejon
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:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Poor 4.5 / 14 reviews
018007095010
Carretera Merida Uman Km 4.5 Calle 23
$38 - $221
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:59
Tue:05:30-23:59
Wed:05:30-23:59
Thu:05:30-23:59
Fri:05:30-23:59
Sat:05:30-23:59
Sun:05:30-23:59
Firefly
Poor 4.1 / 16 reviews
018007095010
CARRETERA MERIDA UMAN KM 4.5 CALLE 23
$28 - $179
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:59
Tue:05:30-23:59
Wed:05:30-23:59
Thu:05:30-23:59
Fri:05:30-23:59
Sat:05:30-23:59
Sun:05:30-23:59
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