£4 - £29
In order to use a hired car in Mexico, you will be required to present your driving licence from your home country, along with an International Driving Licence as some Mexico car hire companies may ask for it. You will need to be at least 25 years old to use hired cars in Mexico, although they may allow younger customers with at least two years minimum experience. Most companies will apply a surcharge if you are under 25 years old. You will be asked to pay the deposit with a credit card and to show your passport as evidence of identity. There are varying levels of insurance available and we advise that you investigate them to find the one that best suits your needs during your stay.
If you are planning on using a hired car in Mexico, then you need to know that they drive on the right-hand side of the road and overtake on the left. All passengers in the car, including the driver are required by law to wear a seatbelt and using a mobile phone is prohibited. You may drive hired cars in Mexico using hands free and the blood-alcohol limit is 0.08%. We advise you to always carry change with you while driving and to stick to the toll roads as although you have to pay, there is generally less traffic on these roads, and they tend to be safer as well. It is illegal to wear headphones while driving and the use of SATNAV is permitted, but you are advised not to use it while in control of a moving car. We recommend that you check with each city’s department of motor vehicles for recent law changes during your stay.
In general, the quality of the roads in Mexico is not great, and you may find that the surface of the road is full of potholes, debris, or washouts. This will depend on the area in Mexico that you are driving, but you may also find that the lanes are narrow with steep, tight corners and bends. We recommend that you investigate cheap hired cars in Mexico that come with SATNAV and aircon to combat the heat and humidity. We also recommend 4X4s and SUVs if you plan on driving across country, or outside the city as they will give you more security when it comes to adverse road quality, and they will be better equipped to deal with varied terrain and weather. Depending on where you are driving, you may want to investigate what type of wheels you have on your car to give you the most control possible while driving.
Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Routes Car & Truck Rentals (6.0 rating), Avis (5.9 rating) and Enterprise (5.4 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Mexico.
When hiring a car in Mexico, the most popular provider of hire cars among Cheapflights users is America Car Rental, and with prices around £32/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from America Car Rental is ECONOMY, which starts as low as £15/day.
At £16/day, the cheapest car hire price in Mexico was found in Guadalajara. On average, Guadalajara has the cheapest daily rental car price (£19/day), which is 45% below average price for cities in Mexico.
Cars in Mexico are to be driven on the right side of the road.