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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
$0.54 / 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
$0.54 / 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
$1.24 / 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
$3.63 / 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
$3.91 / 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
$4.21 / 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
$4.89 / 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
$5.80 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 23:43 on 2020-03-27. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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    Travel Information

    Language
    Spanish
    Currency
    MXN
    Country code
    52
    Average car rental length
    4 days
    Economy car rental price
    $18.84 / 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 {{location}}?

    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 {{location}}

    • 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 $48 per day
    • Station wagons - from $28 per day
    • Large cars - from $61 per day
    • Medium cars - from $45 per day
    • People Carriers/Vans - from $180 per day
    • Premium cars - from $93 per day
    • Small cars - from $41 per day
    • SUVs - from $114 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 $6.46 per day
    3. Car Rental in Guadalajara from $0.52 per day
    4. Car Rental in Toluca from $13.92 per day
    5. Car Rental in Tijuana from $7.14 per day
    6. Car Rental in Monterrey from $4.43 per day
    7. Car Rental in Leon from $4.67 per day
    8. Car Rental in Puebla from $5.80 per day
    9. Car Rental in Acapulco from $15.07 per day
    10. Car Rental in Huatulco from $13.92 per day
    11. Car Rental in Merida from $4.18 per day
    12. Car Rental in Queretaro from $6.42 per day
    13. Car Rental in Veracruz from $12.84 per day
    14. Car Rental in Culiacan from $7.83 per day
    15. Car Rental in Ixtapa from $8.44 per day
    16. Car Rental in La Paz from $3.34 per day
    17. Car Rental in Chihuahua from $15.22 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
    $24.68
    January
    $27.85
    February
    $37.70
    March
    $35.40
    April
    $30.02
    May
    $23.54
    June
    $40.13
    July
    $40.34
    August
    $44.52
    September
    $43.84
    October
    $62.91
    November
    $61.34
    December
    The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Mexico is June — prices start from $23.54 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 $62.91 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 for Mexico in 2020

    Dollar
    Dollar
    Exceptional 9.3
    Thrifty
    Thrifty
    Excellent 8.1
    Alamo
    Alamo
    Excellent 8
    +529988860100
    Carretera Cancún-Chetumal Km 22, 77565 Cancún
    America Car Rental
    America Car Rental
    Very good 7.8

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