Tijuana Car Rentals

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Rental Locations 31
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Rated #1
Alamo
Best Rated
8.7 Excellent (6,474 reviews)
2 locations in Tijuana
Alamo
Locations in Tijuana
Boulevard Cuauhtemoc
+52 664 683 8084
Tijuana Zona Del Rio
+52 664 686 4040
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Alamo reviews in Tijuana

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Rated #2
Avis
7.6 Good (2,238 reviews)
3 locations in Tijuana
Avis
Locations in Tijuana
Abelardo Rodriguez Intl Airport
+52 664 683 8586
Blvd Sanchez Taboada 1160-A, downtown
+52 664 683 0605
Boulevard Cuauhtemoc Norte 12602
+52 664 210 8675
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Rated #3
Budget
7.4 Good (4,171 reviews)
2 locations in Tijuana
Budget
Locations in Tijuana
Av. Independencia #1220
+52 624 973 2068
Carretera Aeropuerto
+52 664 683 8537
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Rated #4
Hertz
7.4 Good (3,828 reviews)
2 locations in Tijuana
Hertz
Locations in Tijuana
Av. Paseo De Los Heroes
0180 0709 5000
Carretera Aeropuerto
+52 999 911 8040
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Hertz reviews in Tijuana

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Rated #5
Thrifty
7.1 Good (2,725 reviews)
1 location in Tijuana
Thrifty
Locations in Tijuana
Tijuana Ap
+52 664 683 8130
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Rated #6
Payless
6.6 Good (2,646 reviews)
2 locations in Tijuana
Payless
Locations in Tijuana
Avenida Independencia #1220
+52 664 973 0050
Carretera Aeropuerto
+52 664 683 8011
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Rated #7
National
8.0 Excellent (879 reviews)
2 locations in Tijuana
National
Locations in Tijuana
Abelardo L. Rodriguez
+52 664 683 8483
Av Nezahuatcoyotl 1640 Betw
+52 664 683 5500
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Rated #8
Firefly
8.8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Tijuana
Firefly
Locations in Tijuana
Carretera Aeropuerto Sn
0180 0709 5010
Rated #9
Enterprise
8.2 Excellent (9 reviews)
3 locations in Tijuana
Enterprise
Locations in Tijuana
Abelardo L Rodriguez
+52 664 683 8483
Abelardo L Rodriguez
+52 664 683 8483
Av Netzahualcoyotl 1640 Betw
+52 664 683 5500
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Rated #11
Dollar
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Tijuana
Dollar
Locations in Tijuana
Gral Abelardo L Rodriguez Ap
+52 662 683 8149
Sunnycars
3 locations in Tijuana
Sunnycars
Locations in Tijuana
Avenida Padre Kino 10298 Local C1
Blvd. R.Sanchez Taboada No.10401
Gral Abelardo L.Rodriguez Airport
keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Tijuana
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Tijuana
Avenida Padre Kino Lote 1 Mnz 64,- Zona Rio Tijuana,Colonia Libertad
Gral Abelardo L.Rodriguez Airport- Col Mesa De Otay
Ace
1 location in Tijuana
Ace
Locations in Tijuana
Blvd.Cuahutemoc # 6
+52 334 170 8243
Advantage
1 location in Tijuana
Advantage
Locations in Tijuana
Tijuana Airport - Europcar Gral Abelardo L. Rodriguez AP
0180 0777 5500
MEXRENTACAR
1 location in Tijuana
MEXRENTACAR
Locations in Tijuana
Blvd. Aeropuerto #3308
+52 334 170 8243
Sixt
1 location in Tijuana
Sixt
Locations in Tijuana
Ave Padre Kino 10298
+52 664 634 3303

Car Rental Locations in Tijuana

When to Book a Rental Car in Tijuana

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Top tips for renting a car in Tijuana

  • Just along the United States-Mexico border, Tijuana is the perfect place to explore with a rental car. Ditch the unreliable public transportation and drive around the city at your own pace. Not only that, you can also head south along the Baja California peninsula for some stunning views, including a chance to see the whales in Guerrero Negro.
  • You’ll find that most of the major rental car agencies operate at Tijuana International Airport (TIJ), also known as General Abelardo L. Rodríguez, including Hertz and Enterprise. The car rental desks are situated in the Arrivals Hall of the airport’s terminal. You’ll need an International Driving Permit to rent a car in Mexico, as well as insurance.
  • While Tijuana isn’t hard to navigate, a GPS always comes in handy. Because of its warm temperatures, the city sees a rise in tourism in April as well as in August, so beware that Tijuana will be more crowded during those seasons. Avenida Revolucion is the main avenue, so avoid driving there if you want to skip the crowds, and simply explore the area on foot instead.
  • Rush hour traffic in Tijuana is heavily influenced by its location near the border. If you want to cross into, or out of, the United States, avoid Friday and Sunday evenings as you will likely encounter heavy traffic jams. Evening rush hour traffic, starting from 5 p.m., can result in heavy congestion along the 5 and 805.
  • Book your rental car in Tijuana at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size rental cars in Tijuana are around 92% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs About Renting a Car in Tijuana

What is the best rental car company in Tijuana?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Tijuana are Alamo (8.7, 6474 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2238 reviews), and Sixt (7.5, 1059 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Tijuana?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Tijuana?

If you’re driving in Tijuana only for business and don’t require much passenger or luggage space, then a compact car is enough. But if you’re looking to go on a road trip along the coast to places like Rosarito beach, a convertible can be a great option for when the weather is nice. If you’re with a group of friends or family, a van is a good option.

What's the speed limit in Tijuana?

The speed limit in urban areas is typically 60 km/h (37 mph), unless otherwise posted. The speed limit on urban throughways ranges between 60 and 80 km/h (37-50 mph), and on rural highways it ranges between 70 and 90 km/h (43-55 mph). Major highways outside cities have a maximum limit of 110 km/h (68 mph).

How are gas prices in Tijuana?

The average gas prices in Tijuana are around 69.81 MXN ($3.50 USD) per gallon. Some gas stations may offer lower prices of about 60.53 MXN ($3.03 USD) per gallon, but you can also find prices as high as 75.71 MXN ($3.79 USD) per gallon. If you need to go to the gas station, avoid going during evening rush hour as you will likely get stuck in big lines.

Where are the best places to park in Tijuana?

The best option is to find accommodation that can provide parking, as street parking in the city center can be challenging, and it is usually time-restricted. You can park at the border cross parking lot, with rates starting at $8 per 8 hours. You can also park at the airport for long-term stays, with rates ranging between $12 and $16 per day.