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Mexico City, Mexico
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Mexico City International Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Beat or similar
Chevrolet Beat
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$13.63 per day
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Mexico City International Airport Car Rental
Economy
Nissan March or similar
Nissan March
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$14.00 per day
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Mexico City International Airport Car Rental
Economy
Kia Rio or similar
Kia Rio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
MEX RENT A CAR
$14.07 per day
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Mexico City International Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
MEX RENT A CAR
$14.07 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Mexico City International Airport Car Rental
Compact
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Firefly
$14.37 / per day
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Mexico City International Airport Car Rental
Compact
Chevrolet Aveo or similar
Chevrolet Aveo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Firefly
$14.74 / per day
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Mexico City International Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Firefly
$15.11 / per day
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Mexico City International Airport Car Rental
Compact
Volkswagen Vento or similar
Volkswagen Vento
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Firefly
$15.49 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 12:38 on 2021-10-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Spanish
Currency
MXN
Country code
52
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 City?

One of the 32 states of Mexico and one of the largest cities on the planet, Mexico City is an impressive destination — and not just due to its size. From Aztec artifacts and colonial architecture to plenty of entertainment and busy cultural life, the city is an increasingly attractive tourist hotspot. Better yet, it can also serve as a gateway to Central Mexico and its many jewels.

Mexico City Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Mexico City

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

  • From Mexico City to Cancun - 224 offers from US$ 79.38 per day
  • From Mexico City to Puerto Vallarta - 81 offers from US$ 55.29 per day
  • From Mexico City to Oaxaca - 58 offers from US$ 43.96 per day
  • From Mexico City to Guadalajara - 97 offers from US$ 41.66 per day
  • From Mexico City to Aguascalientes - 76 offers from US$ 38.54 per day

Top ways to enter Mexico City

  • Mexico City Airport: Also known as Benito Juarez Airport after the Mexican statesman, it handled over 50 million travelers in 2019, making it one of the busiest airports in all of the Americas. In addition to plenty of domestic connections, the airport also offers flights to and from North and South America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Located just 6km (3.7 miles) east of the city center, the airport can be reached in 20-30 minutes, depending on the traffic. 
  • Toluca Airport: Located in the southwestern suburb of the same name, the much smaller Toluca Airport hosts flights of four different airlines, offering local connections with places like Cancun, Puerto Vallarta, and Monterrey. Depending on the traffic, the trip from this airport to the center of Mexico City takes 60 to 90 minutes.

Top destinations and activities

  • National Museum of Anthropology. Mexico City is rich with museums — according to some estimates, no other city in the world has as many as the Mexican capital. While many of them would deserve special mention, the National Museum of Anthropology is definitely one of the standouts. The bulk of its impressive collection is dedicated to the various indigenous cultures of Mexico — not just the Mayans, Aztecs, and Olmecs, but also some lesser-known ones. In addition to stunning historical artifacts, there are also more recent exhibitions about rural life in modern-day Mexico. 
  • Zócalo. The main square of Mexico City, El Zócalo is also the city’s beating heart. Located in the place of the ceremonial center of the Aztec city that preceded it, it is one of the largest public squares in the world. Many of the city’s most important buildings, such as the National Palace and the Mexico City Cathedral, are located on it.  
  • Coyoacán. A large neighborhood inhabited for many centuries (its name means ‘the place of coyotes’ in the native Nahuatl language), Coyoacán is nowadays one of the best places to enjoy Mexico City’s colonial architecture. Famous examples include San Juan Bautista Church and La Conchita Church. Other attractions of the neighborhood are the Frida Kahlo Museum, the Anahuacalli Museum containing pre-Hispanic art, and the bustling squares of Hidalgo and Jardín Centenario.

Traffic and parking tips

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

  • Teotihuacan. Also known as the City of the Gods, Teotihuacan was the largest settlement in the pre-Columbian Americas and is now a major archeological site. The main attractions are the giant Pyramids of the Sun and the Moon, as well as the Temple of Quetzalcoatl, but many of the smaller structures and places of worship are just as fascinating. Located some 50km (31 miles) northeast of the city center, Teotihuacan can be reached in about 1 hour and 20 minutes.
  • Desierto de los Leones. As fascinating as Mexico City is, its constant energy, colors, and smells can sometimes leave a traveler feeling overwhelmed. Luckily, a green escape is just a short ride away in the form of the Desert of the Lions National Park. Do not be confused by its name — it notes a wild, deserted place rather than eternal sand, and the area is characterized by highland forests, streams, and waterfalls. A great place for hiking, the national park is home to wildlife species like the ringtail (sometimes called a cat, but actually a relative of raccoons), white-tailed deer, and sparrowhawk, as well as some well-preserved architecture. The park is about an hour’s drive southwest of the city center.
  • Puebla. One of the largest cities in Mexico, Puebla is mainly known for its beautiful colonial buildings. The city’s historic center, a UNESCO World Heritage site, boasts such gems as the forts of Loreto and Guadalupe, Puebla Cathedral, and the Chapel of the Virgin of Rosario. Meanwhile, the surrounding state of the same name has highland lakes, volcanoes, and ancient sites for a curious traveler to explore. The trip from Mexico City takes about 2 hours and 20 minutes, so while it’s possible to visit Puebla on a day trip, spare two or three days if you can.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Mexico City is the Chevrolet Spark, although many travelers also go for the smaller Chevrolet Spark 3d, as well as the Chevrolet Aveo and Nissan March. The most popular rental car types are economy, compact, and mini.

Car Rental Prices in Mexico City

  • Large cars - from $39 per day
  • Medium cars - from $41 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $142 per day
  • Premium cars - from $37 per day
  • Small cars - from $43 per day
  • SUVs - from $99 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

These are some good ways 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 Mexico City is the cheapest in March when renting a car is about 45% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 20 Cities near Mexico City

  1. Guadalajara Car Rentals from $23.22 per day
    462.1 km / 287.2 miles away
  2. Toluca Car Rentals from $15.86 per day
    44.0 km / 27.4 miles away
  3. 651.2 km / 404.6 miles away
  4. Monterrey Car Rentals from $13.83 per day
    712.5 km / 442.7 miles away
  5. Leon Car Rentals from $7.96 per day
    298.0 km / 185.2 miles away
  6. Puebla Car Rentals from $13.63 per day
    88.1 km / 54.7 miles away
  7. Queretaro Car Rentals from $14.04 per day
    170.4 km / 105.9 miles away
  8. Veracruz Car Rentals from $15.86 per day
    313.8 km / 195.0 miles away
  9. 723.6 km / 449.6 miles away
  10. Acapulco Car Rentals from $15.86 per day
    303.3 km / 188.5 miles away
  11. San Luis Potosi Car Rentals from $15.86 per day
    364.4 km / 226.4 miles away
  12. Huatulco Car Rentals from $15.86 per day
    509.4 km / 316.5 miles away
  13. Aguascalientes Car Rentals from $15.86 per day
    414.3 km / 257.4 miles away
  14. Puerto escondido Car Rentals from $15.86 per day
    452.0 km / 280.9 miles away
  15. Durango Car Rentals from $22.60 per day
    761.8 km / 473.4 miles away
  16. Zacatecas Car Rentals from $15.86 per day
    531.2 km / 330.1 miles away
  17. Ixtapa Car Rentals from $13.63 per day
    316.4 km / 196.6 miles away
  18. Manzanillo Car Rentals from $15.86 per day
    567.6 km / 352.7 miles away
  19. 778.3 km / 483.6 miles away
  20. Colima Car Rentals from $15.86 per day
    463.6 km / 288.1 miles away

Top 19 Locations near Mexico City

  1. 9.3 km / 5.8 miles away
  2. 12.8 km / 7.9 miles away
  3. 13.0 km / 8.1 miles away
  4. Toluca Airport Car Rentals from $15.86 per day
    44.0 km / 27.4 miles away
  5. 88.1 km / 54.7 miles away
  6. 170.4 km / 105.9 miles away
  7. Acapulco Airport Car Rentals from $15.86 per day
    303.3 km / 188.5 miles away
  8. Veracruz Airport Car Rentals from $15.86 per day
    313.8 km / 195.0 miles away
  9. 316.4 km / 196.6 miles away
  10. 364.4 km / 226.4 miles away
  11. 414.3 km / 257.4 miles away
  12. 450.1 km / 279.7 miles away
  13. 452.0 km / 280.9 miles away
  14. 456.1 km / 283.4 miles away
  15. 462.1 km / 287.2 miles away
  16. Colima Airport Car Rentals from $15.86 per day
    463.6 km / 288.1 miles away
  17. 509.4 km / 316.5 miles away
  18. 531.2 km / 330.1 miles away
  19. 567.6 km / 352.7 miles away

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

Car rental prices in Mexico City 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 Mexico City
$72.67
January
$1.16
February
$26.82
March
$44.88
April
$30.96
May
$34.73
June
$45.33
July
$65.39
August
$35.12
September
$32.47
October
$67.97
November
$67.97
December
The best month to rent a car in Mexico City is February (when prices for an Economy class start from $1.16). This is 97% cheaper than the yearly average and 98% cheaper than renting in January (when rental prices start at $72.67 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Mexico City?

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

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

While travelers visit Mexico City year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Mexico City by Monthly Searches
44%
January
206%
February
295%
March
17%
April
18%
May
12%
June
17%
July
17%
August
78%
September
78%
October
208%
November
210%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
MEX RENT A CAR VW Polo 4 1 Small cars
MEX RENT A CAR Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
MEX RENT A CAR Volkswagen Vento 4 2 Medium cars
SIXT Chevrolet Aveo Aut. 4 2 Medium cars
Flexways Nissan Versa 4 1 Large cars
SIXT Chevrolet Aveo 4 2 Medium cars
National Nissan X-Trail 5 3 SUVs
Thrifty Nissan X-Trail 5 3 SUVs
Europcar Renault Kwid 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Chevrolet Spark 3d 3 2 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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Netherlands
Chevrolet Aveo
October 9, 2020
Not only in México but everywhere, take a carefully look at the rates.
Portugal
Chevrolet Matiz
November 16, 2019
Mexico City is a bit hard to drive due to the huge amount of traffic and the way Mexicans drive but it is one of the best ways to explore Mexico
South Korea
Dodge Journey
October 4, 2018
I went Chapultepec where the Mexican kings lived and many royal things you can see.

Top 18 Suppliers in Mexico City in 2021

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+525557032222
Río Amazonas 93, Col. Renacimiento, Cuauhtémoc, 06500 Ciudad de México
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Exceptional 9.1
+525515600089 / 525515600087
Mexico City Intl Airport
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
525557869026
INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, BENITO JUAREZ GARCIA
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+525555465003
Av Paseo de la Reforma 1
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
525555112228
Paseo De La Reforma 296
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:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+525557843011
Capitán Carlos León S/N Colonia, Delegación, Peñón de los Baños, 15620 Ciudad de México, CDMX, 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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.5
+18007095010
Terminal 1,Av. Capitán Carlos León S/N, Peñón de los Baños, Venustiano Carranza, 15620 Ciudad de México, CDMX
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
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
5557868077
International Arrivals
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.5
+529996891511 / +5218007095010
Aeropuerto Int de La Cd de México, 15620, CDMX, Mexico
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
Firefly
Firefly
Excellent 8.5
+52018007095010
Mexico City International Airport Terminal 1, Peñón de los Baños, Venustiano Carranza, 15620 Mexico City
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
Excellent 8.5
+52018007095000
Aeropuerto Internacional de la Ciudad de México, Calle Sonora 1, Internacional, Venustiano Carranza, 15620 Ciudad de México, CDMX, Mexico
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
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8
+525552075195
Paseo De La Reforma 325, Colonia Cuauhtemoc
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+525522352278
Juan Guillermo Villasana #123, Colonia Aviacion Civil, Delegacion Venustiano Carranza Zip Code 15740
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:07:00-20:00
Sun:07:00-20:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+5255101186
Calle Atenas 44 Colonia Juarez
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:09:00-16:00
Sun:09:00-16:00
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.3
+523341703525
Meet & Greet
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 7
+525555337161
AV.PASEO DE LA REFORMA 208 LOCAL A
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-19:00
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Very good 7
+523346242114
Calle Florencia 36, Mexico City, 06600.
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7
015515600087
Mexico City Intl Airport
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