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Mexico Car Hire

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Most popular cities to hire a car in Mexico

Compare car hire prices for the most popular cities in the country
Current price range
$22 - $29 per day
CHEAPEST CITY IN MEXICO Playa del Carmen 14% cheaper Car hire in Playa del Carmen is usually the cheapest in Mexico at $22 per day on average.
MOST EXPENSIVE CITY IN MEXICO Villahermosa 15% more expensive Villahermosa usually has the highest-priced car hire rates in Mexico, with rentals averaging $29 per day.
MOST POPULAR CITY IN MEXICO Cancún 76% more users visited More momondo users search for car hire in Cancún than any other region in Mexico.

Most popular car hire types

Below are the most popular car hire types in Mexico and the cheapest cities in which to rent them
Small
Small

Best value

Puerto Vallarta

$14/day
Small

No. 1 most popular

Cancún

$18/day
Small

No. 2 most popular

Playa del Carmen

$29/day
Small

No. 3 most popular

Cabo San Lucas

$26/day
Small

No. 4 most popular

Oaxaca

$50/day
Small

No. 5 most popular

Colima

$40/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Cancún

$1/day
Medium

No. 1 most popular

Tuxtla Gutiérrez

$29/day
Medium

No. 2 most popular

Playa del Carmen

$22/day
Medium

No. 3 most popular

Guadalajara

$32/day
Medium

No. 4 most popular

Tijuana

$29/day
Medium

No. 5 most popular

Mérida

$43/day
SUV
SUV

Best value

San José del Cabo

$18/day
SUV

No. 1 most popular

Cancún

$34/day
SUV

No. 2 most popular

Cabo San Lucas

$31/day
SUV

No. 3 most popular

Tuxtla Gutiérrez

$55/day
SUV

No. 4 most popular

Guadalajara

$60/day
SUV

No. 5 most popular

Playa del Carmen

$55/day
Large
Large

Best value

Tijuana

$15/day
Large

No. 1 most popular

Puerto Vallarta

$18/day
Large

No. 2 most popular

Cancún

$55/day
Large

No. 3 most popular

Tulum

$95/day
Van
Van

Best value

Tijuana

$33/day
Van

No. 1 most popular

Cancún

$75/day
Van

No. 2 most popular

Guadalajara

$72/day
Van

No. 3 most popular

San José del Cabo

$45/day

Hiring a car in Mexico

Before you book your car hire, here are a few tips and rules you should know about driving in Mexico

What is the cheapest car hire agency in Mexico?

Economy Rent a Car is the most affordable car hire agency in Mexico, with prices found for as low as $2 per day in some areas of the country. Comparatively, the average price to rent a car in Mexico is $7 per day.

What is the most popular car hire agency in Mexico?

If you plan to hire a car in Mexico, we recommend booking with Europcar, one of the most popular agencies in the country. In the past month, 20% of our users selected Europcar for their car rental needs. The agency also has a customer satisfaction rating of 4.3 out of 10 from 237 reviewers.

What car hire company in Mexico has the most locations?

If you plan on travelling to Mexico and hiring a car, then keep in mind that Sunnycars is the car rental agency with the most locations. You are likely to find one of their 156 country-wide locations either at your destination airport or somewhere in the city centre. If you haven’t chosen a city to travel to within Mexico, consider Guadalajara, which is the most popular destination in the country. Here you will find that Sunnycars has 3 locations throughout the area.

What side of the road do people in Mexico drive on?

Whether you hire or own a car in Mexico, you are required by law to drive on the right. Keep in mind that if you do not feel comfortable driving on this side of the road, you can always call a taxi or opt for a ride share.

How good are the roads in Mexico?

According to 2019 data, Mexico ranks 54 in the world for road quality. The country has a road quality score of 4.3 out of 7, where 7 is the highest possible score. Keep in mind that weather and construction can also affect road conditions during your visit.

What is the drink driving limit in Mexico?

The legal blood alcohol content (BAC) limit in Mexico is 0.08%. However, it’s important to check regional or local city laws because sometimes this limit might be different. The BAC in Mexico may also vary based on age, driving experience, and whether or not you are driving a commercial vehicle. Keep in mind that there are stricter penalties for those who drink-drive and are under the legal drinking age. In Mexico, you must be at least 18 to drink.

What is the most popular type of car to hire in Mexico?

A Economy is the most popular type of car hire for those travelling to Mexico. According to our data, 23% of our users preferred a Economy over any other car type. This may be due to the activities they have planned and what the weather conditions are like in their destination city. When renting a Economy in Mexico, you can expect to pay $2 per day on average.

How much does petrol cost in Mexico?

Petrol in Mexico costs $1.25 per litre as of last week. If you plan on hiring a car in Mexico, then set aside a budget for the cost of petrol based on how much driving you imagine doing. In contrast, Kuwait currently has the lowest average petrol prices at $0.47 per litre. You should also consider visiting Hong Kong, though here you will find the most expensive average petrol prices at $3.07 per litre.


Car hire in other cities in Mexico

Need more destination ideas for your trip to Mexico? Find a car hire in these popular cities across the country

Car hire in other regions in North America

Find the perfect car hire for your trip to any of these must-visit regions throughout the country

Consider hiring a car elsewhere in North America

Not sure if you want to hire a car in Mexico? These other countries in North America are also worth exploring

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