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Mexico car rentals

Driver's age: 26-65
Mon 29/7
Mon 5/8

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Cheap car rentals in Mexico

Nissan March car
Nissan March
or similar SMALL
C$ 10/day
Renault Logan car
Renault Logan
or similar SMALL
C$ 15/day
Dodge Attitude car
Dodge Attitude
or similar MEDIUM
C$ 9/day
Volkswagen Vento car
Volkswagen Vento
or similar MEDIUM
C$ 15/day
Class Full-size Car car
Class Full-size Car
or similar LARGE
C$ 22/day
Mitsubishi Xpander car
Mitsubishi Xpander
or similar VAN
C$ 51/day
Nissan X-Trail car
Nissan X-Trail
or similar SUV
C$ 14/day
Volkswagen Jetta car
Volkswagen Jetta
or similar LARGE
C$ 79/day
Chevrolet Suburban car
Chevrolet Suburban
or similar SUV
C$ 216/day
Jeep Renegade car
Jeep Renegade
or similar SUV
C$ 14/day
Class Standard SUV car
Class Standard SUV
or similar SUV
C$ 19/day
Chevrolet Trax car
Chevrolet Trax
or similar SUV
C$ 19/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Mexico

  • Outside of major cities, parking is generally unrestricted; however you should take care to only use designated parking lots and well-lit areas if you rent a car in Mexico. Street parking can either be metered or regulated by automated machines, so carry some pesos with you in case credit cards are not accepted. Additionally, there are few assigned spots for disabled parking, so take note if you fall into this category.
  • All major highways and expressways in Mexico have toll stations, and not all of them accept credit cards; therefore, having some change on your person is a good idea. There are alternative routes around toll stations that you may choose to use, and though the drive is a bit longer, the scenery should prove more interesting.
  • If you didn’t pick up a rental at the airport when you arrive and later decide you wish to do so, there are some companies, like Alamo, that will deliver a vehicle to your door free of charge, as long as you are staying in a major city. If you wish to share driving duties while in Mexico, there are fees that apply for any additional drivers, for example around 133.75 MXN (7 USD) with Alamo.
  • For those who are serious driving enthusiasts, cross-border travel is not typically permitted when you rent a car in Mexico, so you cannot explore Central American countries like Belize or Guatemala unless you make your own arrangements. That said, some companies, like Alamo, will permit you to travel across the US border from select cities, including Monterrey, Tijuana, and Mexicali.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Mexico for C$ 19 or less
  • Book your rental car in Mexico at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Mexico are around 19% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate rental cars in Mexico are around 67% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Mexico

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Mexico?

    On average a rental car in Mexico costs C$ 33 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Mexico?

    Intermediate (Class Intermediate Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Mexico.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Mexico?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at America Car Rental (C$ 9/day), MEXRENTACAR (C$ 10/day) and Routes Car & Truck Rentals (C$ 13/day).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Mexico?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Mexico?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Mexico are Puerto Vallarta (76% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Mexico), Cabo San Lucas (13%) and Monterrey (5%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Mexico?

    On average a rental car in Mexico costs C$ 180 per week (C$ 26 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Mexico?

    On average a rental car in Mexico costs C$ 769 per month (C$ 26 per day).

  • What is driving like in Mexico?

    The law states that you must use the right side of the road when driving in Mexico and that all occupants riding in vehicles must wear a seatbelt. If you are traveling with minors, any child age 7 or under is required to be secured in a child seat. These can be provided when you rent a car in Mexico, so there is no need to travel with your own.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Mexico?

    At the time of rental, the driver must be a minimum of 21 years old (maximum of 75 with Alamo) to rent a car in Mexico, as long as you’ve been driving for two years. Young drivers under 25 will incur a daily penalty with most major agencies. For example, about 480 MXN (25 USD) per day with Alamo. Valid licenses from the US are okay without an International Driver’s Permit.

  • How are gas prices in Mexico?

    At some point, you will need to stop for gas. When you do, you will have to pay an average of about 20.72 MXN (1.09 USD) for a liter of gas (around 4.11 USD per gallon), but if you have chosen a diesel car, then the price average is about the same for gas per liter and approximately 78.74 MXN (4.13 USD) for a gallon.

  • What are the speed limits in Mexico?

    You should follow the speed limit guidelines of 30-70 km/h (18-43 mph) within city areas, while 90 km/h (56 mph) is permitted outside of city limits. Driving on Mexican highways and motorways allows for speeds between 100 and 120 km/h (62-74 mph). Be aware that limits can vary in some areas, so pay attention to posted speed signs when you encounter them.

Car rental directory

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Mexico

    157 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Mexico

    129 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Mexico

    128 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Mexico

    125 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Mexico

    121 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Mexico

    120 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car rental locations in Mexico

    101 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Mexico

    100 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Mexico

    97 Locations

  • payless

    Payless car rental locations in Mexico

    95 Locations

  • dealrentacar

    Deal Mobility Rent a Car car rental locations in Mexico

    88 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Mexico

    87 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

America Car Rental

Most popular car type


Average price

C$ 26/day

Good deal

C$ 19/day

When to book a rental car in Mexico

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.