How to rent a car in Mexico

Free Mexico Travel Guide and Travel Information

Everyone knows that to rent a car in Mexico is the perfect way for those who travel, thanks to its economy, comfort and safety. Renting a car in Mexico can be easier than driving your own car across the border.

But why should you rent a car traveling in Mexico? The answer is simple, because you do not need to depend on third parties and limited schedules. Furthermore, you should know that it is important to make a good choice considering all options of transporting, car rental booking, key tourist attractions, parking lots, access roads, highways..
Here, we have a list of information which you will need to move around with freedom and comfort.

These are all requirements to rent a car in Mexico

For renting a car in Mexico it is important to consider the following:

  • Driver license
  • Identification document or Passport
  • Credit card
  • You must be at least 18 years old

Things you should to know before renting a car in Mexico:

  • If you are between 18 and 25 years old, it is necessary to deposit an additional charge of $10-$15 USD for each day of rent.
  • In Mexico children under the age of 4 are required to travel in child seats.

Remember, the official language in Mexico is Spanish, so the traffic signs are not in English.

What is the booking process to rent a car?

In Mex Rent a Car, booking a car is very simple: there are three ways for booking every day, 24 hours.

  1. Before you travel, you can book here mexrentacar.com/en/index. You must read and fill the form with the necessary requirements.
  2. You can book by phone +52 (33) 4170 8243 and you can choose locations and car models. The operator will attend and give you all indications to book.
  3. You can also book and clarify your doubts about car rental, from Monday to Sunday from 8:00 to 18:00 by emailing to reservaciones@mexrentacar.com.

Booking with Mex Rent a Car is very easy!

Driving in Mexico City

Parking lots in Mexico City

  • Deprisa Garibaldi: Delegacion D.F., Eje Central Lazaro Cardenas, Mexico City.
  • Metropolitanos S.A. de C.V: Republica de Cuba st. 39, Historic center, Downtown, 06100 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico.
  • Deprisa Plaza Juarez: Independencia st. 31, Downtown, 06000 Mexico City, CDMX, Mexico.

Basic information about transport in Mexico City

Being one of the biggest cities in the world, it offers many ways of transport, divided in public and private options.

The public transport covers subway, light train, suburban railway, buses and cable car (called Mexicable) which all work 24 hours a day.

On the other hand, the private transport covers caps, Uber, touristic transport and car rental. So it depends on your plans during the trip, but you will not find more comfort and safety than a rental car in Mexico City.

Driving in Guadalajara

Parking lots in Guadalajara

  • Alcalde Catedral: Fray Antonio Alcalde st. 130, Downtown, 44100 Guadalajara, Jalisco State, México.
  • Tres Poderes public parking: Miguel Hidalgo y Costilla st. 225, Downtown, 44100 Guadalajara, Jalisco State, México.
  • Plaza Tapatía: Paseo Degollado, Downtown, 44100 Guadalajara, Jalisco State, México.

Basic information about transport in Guadalajara

This particular city of Mexico has different transport services, which results more interesting and comfortable for tourists.

Once you arrive, you can choose between: electric urban train, macrobus, Sitren, urban bus and rented bicycles. Although, if you want to make longer trips, you should rent a car in Guadalajara.

It is very simple for drivers, you won’t get lost because the city has a great road network connecting also with other states of Mexico, and the main routes are well planned and signposted for those who don’t know the zone.

Driving in Cancun

Parking lots in Cancun

These are three parking lots that you probably need in Cancun:

  • iPark Cancun: Luis Donaldo Colosio st. Mz 93 Lt 93-01 SM 301, 77560 Cancun, Quintana Roo State, México.
  • Lopez Portillo 1, 85, Benito Juarez, 77520 Cancun, Quintana Roo State, México.
  • Boulevard Kukulcan 162, Punta Cancun, hotel zone, 77500 Cancun Quintana Roo State, México.

Basic information about transportation in Cancun

As well as in any mayor tourist city of the world, Cancun has several types of transportation such as bus, Uber, taxi and car rental.

Renting a car in Cancun you make a good choice to avoid issues and having to depend on someone else.

Driving in Puerto Vallarta

Parking lots in Puerto Vallarta

  • Plaza Juarez: Puerto Vallarta – Manzanillo 210, Down town, 48300 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., México.
  • Parque Hidalgo: México St. 1040, 5th December, 48350 Puerto Vallarta, Jal., México.

Basic information about transport in Puerto Vallarta

This city has the common ways of transport, you can take taxis, Uber, bus or rent a car.

If you are staying in Downtown you can visit some attractions walking, thanks to the urban plan. However, if you want to visit other cities, the best option is renting a car in Puerto Vallarta, so you won’t get limited in any sense.

It’s important to say that you may find some risky drivers, so you should drive carefully, especially on the most crowded roads.

Driving in Los Cabos

Parking lots in Los Cabos

If you rent a car in Los Cabos,you probably you need to know where to find parking lots:

  • Plaza Alamar: Francisco I Madero S/N, Downtown, San Lucas, 23450 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur State, Mexico.
  • Puerto Paraiso Parking: 23479, Aquarium 12, El Medano Ejidal, Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur State, Mexico.
  • Parking Real of Miramar: 23456 Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur State, Mexico.

Basic information about transport in Los Cabos

There are several mediums of transportation in Baja California Sur, a city crossed by the Transpeninsular way #1, so you can take taxis, bus or rent a car to move around the area.

You should know that, the rate of taxis is a little high, since it is one of the biggest destinations for tourists in Mexico and, if you decide to use public transportation, you will have to adjust your schedule according to the times of arrival and departure.

In case you want to rent a car in Los Cabos, we remind you that:

  • When you are driving in the main road (Transpeninsular #1) be careful, you don’t know the area as good as other drivers who usually are not so aware.
  • The official language of Mexico is Spanish, so the traffic signs are not in English.
  • You cannot drive faster than 90 km per hour or 55 miles.
  • Confirm the directions of every street before you take it, most of them have only one way.
Thanks to Jordi Rivero, chief product officer from Mex Rent a Car for this informative and useful article.

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