Cheapest car hire in Mexico

Top tips when hiring a car in Mexico

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Mexico, the steering wheel will always be on the left side of the car
  • All rental cars in Mexico are automatics, making driving on unfamiliar roads a little easier
  • The drink-drive limit is Mexico in 80mg (0.08% BAC)
  • The maximum speed limit in Mexico is 120km/h on the freeways
  • It is possible to take a rental car from Mexico to the US and visa versa, althought permission is required

Mexico car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Mexico

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    R

    Road Driving Side

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    30-70km/h

    Urban speed Limit

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    90km/h

    Rural Speed Limit

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    100-120km/h

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    MXN  17.58/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    80mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    MXN/USD $

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    23

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 8.0/10)

Jamie

UK

10/10
Great car, grea

Great car, great price, highly recommended. I love the website also, nice to see someone doing something a little different from the normal dull car hire websites. A nice little USP.

19/11/2019
Michael

UK

6/10
Hired a car fro

Hired a car from Cancun for a few days when on honeymoon. We ended up not using it as were advised against leaving the resort by our rep. Good job it was cheap, other wise would have been money wasted. As it happened, made getting to and from the airport a little better than a coach.

14/12/2019
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Compare car rental agents in Mexico

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 National
68
7.2/10
2,611
€ 15.39
€ 16.40
€ 16.40
€ 21.64
 Hertz
72
6.0/10
2,767
€ 14.00
€ 14.99
€ 19.95
€ 19.58
 Alamo
69
5.6/10
3,259
€ 13.71
€ 13.77
€ 20.27
€ 25.30
 Avis
74
5.6/10
3,130
€ 17.66
€ 21.64
 Budget
55
5.2/10
1,066
€ 13.71
€ 16.38
€ 18.01
 Mex
27
5.1/10
1,416
€ 6.52
€ 7.79
€ 12.92
€ 16.57
 America
17
4.2/10
854
€ 16.35
€ 18.01
€ 34.66
 Europcar
69
3.8/10
4,712
€ 13.71
€ 13.71
€ 13.71
 Green motion
22
2.5/10
220
€ 18.49
€ 17.71
€ 20.25
€ 24.62

Car rental agent statistics in Mexico

  • 7.8/10
    Highest rated agent:
    NATIONAL
  • 1.5/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    AMERICA
  • 20,035
    Total number of reviews in
    Mexico
  • 70
    Most Locations in Mexico:
    AVIS
  • 21
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 12
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Mexico

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Mexico

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 0.77 0.76
Aug , 2020 0.76 0.74
Jul , 2020 0.77 0.74
Jun , 2020 0.76 0.72
May , 2020 0.77 0.72
Apr , 2020 0.71 0.61
Mar , 2020 0.74 0.65
Feb , 2020 1.02 0.99
Jan , 2020 1.02 1.00
Dec , 2019 1.00 0.98
Nov , 2019 0.98 0.97
Oct , 2019 0.99 0.91

Car rental price statistics in Mexico

  • € 44.17
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 276.55
    Highest daily price:
    Chrysler Town and Country
  • 4,542
    Total cars available
     
  • 506
    Most popular model:
    Chevrolet Aveo
  • 119
    Location with most cars:
    Cancun - Airport International
  • € 6.3 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    MAS - Queretaro - Airport

FAQs about car hire in Mexico

How much does it cost to hire a car in Mexico?

Car hire in Mexico starts from just €6.30 per day for a (mini) class car from Mas. The average price to hire a car in Mexico is just €31.00 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Mexico is a Chrysler Town and Country car for a (fullsize) class from Avis costing €276.60 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Mexico?

We often have special offers on car hire in Mexico including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Mexico?

Car hire prices in Mexico are kept low thanks to the 12 car hire companies across the country. With over 179 car hire locations and 25,144 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Mexico.

Who is the best car hire company in Mexico?

Based on over 20,035 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Mexico Is National who score on average 7.2/10 across all locations in Mexico.

What is the most popular car hire location in Mexico?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Mexico is Cancun - Airport International with 11 car hire companies and 119 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Mexico?

Current fuel prices in Mexico are €0.76/ltr for petrol and €0.77/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €30 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €31 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Mexico?

Speed limits in Mexico are in km/h and are generally 30-70 km/h on urban roads, 90 km/h on rural roads and 100-120 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Mexico?

Mas is the cheapest car hire company in Mexico offering a (mini) class car such as the Mitsubishi Mirage for as little as €44.10 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Mexico?

The most popular car hire category in Mexico is the Chevrolet Aveo available from 10 car hire companies in over 173 locations.

Should you rent a car in Mexico?

Explore this wonderful country as much as possible by hiring a car in Mexico with Rhino, so you can see the beaches, stunning scenery and areas of interest at your own leisure and pace. Whether you are travelling on a budget or wanting to splash out on a more luxurious vehicle, we will have something to meet your requirements. Our rates include insurance, collision damage waiver, theft waiver, taxes and unlimited mileage so you don't have to worry about any hidden charges or extras to pay.

Most popular locations to collect car rental in Mexico

Compare Mexico car rental agents

Car Rental Agent
Customer Rating
Alamo
7.5/10
America Car Rental
5.3/10
Avis
7.3/10
Budget
6.7/10
Dollar
5.5/10
Europcar
5.4/10
Mex
5.7/10
Thrifty
5.7/10

Mexico Mini Guide

Mexico is a large Spanish speaking country which borders the United States to the north and Guatemala, Belize and the Caribbean Sea to the south east. It also has a coastline with the Pacific Ocean to the south and the west. More than 100 million people live in this ecologically diverse region which has mountain ranges, deserts and fantastic beaches making it a fascinating place to visit.

The peak tourist seasons in Mexico are during the months of December, July and August. It is also a popular destination during Easter as the country is mostly Catholic. Many American university students drive down to Mexico to celebrate Spring Break. Driving in Mexico is the best way to see the country. Always take a map with you as the quickest way to get to places is not necessarily in a straight line. Sticking to the toll roads is a safe bet if you want to avoid getting lost, and in Mexico it is advisable to drive a little under the speed limits rather than pushing them as is common in most other countries.

Driving at night in Mexico is generally discouraged for a number of reasons. There are often unseen obstacles in the road at night in the form of pedestrians or cyclists who do not make efforts to illuminate themselves, and there is also a risk of running into drunk drivers or being a victim of crime. Should you accidentally hit someone while driving, stay at the scene and call your insurance adjustor as well as the ambulance and the police.

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Why hire a car in Mexico?

Whether you are planning on 'going Loco down in Acapulco' or soak up the sun and relax on the beaches in Cancun, we can supply you with a hire car that will tick all of your boxes. We have a superb range of vehicles to choose from such as economy car hire like the Pontiac Matiz and Chevrolet Aveo or if you plan to go off road and want a more sturdy and robust vehicle we have models available to hire such as the Jeep Wrangler and Ford Escape.

There is a range of optional added extras that you can include to customise your booking such as sat nav, luggage rack, child seats and booster seats. If you are planning on sharing the driving with somebody else, you can add them on as an additional driver. Our hire cars in Mexico come with either a manual or automatic gearbox depending on what you prefer and also we include complimentary breakdown assistance, so you have peace of mind in the unlikely event the car should suffer a fault or problem.
 

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Fuel Prices in Mexico

  • Price of petrol in Mexico in September

    € 0.76/Ltr

    ($ 0.93/Ltr | 17.58/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Mexico in September

    € 0.77/Ltr

    ($ 0.94/Ltr | 17.82/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Mexico in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 30.40  ($ 37.23) | € 30.80  ($ 37.72)
Compact € 30.40  ($ 37.23) | € 30.80  ($ 37.72)
Full Size € 38.00  ($ 46.53) | € 38.50  ($ 47.15)
SUV € 45.60  ($ 55.84) | € 46.20  ($ 56.58)
Carrier € 53.20  ($ 65.15) | € 53.90  ($ 66.00)

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