- Renting a car in Mexico
- Car rental companies
- Best type of car to rent
- Car rental locations
- Popular Cross Border trips
- Driving tips for Mexico
- Frequently asked questions
Compare the best car rental deals for Mexico on VIP Cars
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Rent a car in Mexico and make your travel an enriching experience. VIP Cars presents pocket-friendly car rental deals in Mexico – a colorful and lively destination that has various options for every kind of tourist. Ranging from historic ruins, lush greenery to a vibrant nightlife, Mexico has got it all! Ranked among the top 10 popular tourist destinations in the world, The Mexican Republic consists of a huge number of UNESCO World Heritage sites. Bestowed with pleasant weather, the capital Mexico City is the ideal spot for all kinds of adventure activities and water sports. The archeological sites of Mayan and Chichen Itza, nightclubs of Cancun and the urban Guadalajara are some of the must visit areas. A rental car will definitely make moving about the country really easy and convenient; book today in advance for bigger savings!
Car rental advice and useful information
- Check the fuel policy mentioned in the T&Cs and the rental voucher; at the time of drop-off you will have to return the car with the designated amount of fuel, otherwise you will be charged extra.
- Car rental is a great option to travel inter-state; if you are planning to rent a car for city travel, either rent a small car or park your car at some safe place and explore the inner portions of the city on foot.
- Crossing the border is permitted, but the option is not available with all suppliers. Call us or the supplier to know more.
Top car rental companies in Mexico
We only work with top-notch brands so that you get nothing less than the best car rental service in Mexico. Heading out for long day trips becomes extremely easy by renting a car in Mexico. Our partnership with international brands (such as Dollar, Alamo, and Thrifty, and Ace; the full list is given below) gives you the leverage of choosing a good Mexico car rental deal, at lowest possible prices. Take your pick from the huge fleet of cars (ranging from economy, classy sedans, SUVs and various other luxury cars as given in next section) offered at a range of prices. With us, you reserve your rented car in Mexico sans any hidden costs because what you see is what you get at Vipcars.com.
The following are the car rental agencies we work with in Mexico:
- Firefly Car Rental
- America Car Rental
Best type of cars to rent in Mexico
Whether you are seeking access to architectural Mayan ruins, have Mexican pyramids and museums on the mind or simply wish to drive from one city to another enjoying the local nightlife, tequila and chilly, a car rental in Mexico makes planning your itinerary easy! Mexico is a true haven for food lovers. Food is pocket-friendly and has options galore. You can sample the mouth-watering dishes such as Enchiladas, Tacos, Tamales, Burritos, Quesadillas and Tostadas when in this beautiful locale. Mexico also has a lot that you can also fill your suitcases with. A huge variety of souvenirs, slippers, textiles, ponchos, wood carvings, sculpted masks, and paintings can be purchased. We and our partners complement this variety with a variety of our own, provided in the form of rental car fleet!
The following are the car types that you can expect to find on VIP Cars while searching your car rental for Mexico:
Popular Cross Border trips
As already stated, you can cross borders at request. The cross-country trips are possible with some of our suppliers like Sixt, but they charge a fee for the service. While booking the rental car, read the T&Cs to know whether the option is available or not and if it is permitted, call us or the supplier to confirm it.
Car rental Mexico to Belize
Suggested trip:Durango, Mexico to Belize City, Belize
Car rental Mexico to Guatemala
Suggested trip: Mexico City to Guatemala City
Car rental Mexico to USA
LA, San Diego or Phoenix, with us and our suppliers you can easily arrange a rental car for pick up in Mexico and can drive to any US City that you feel like.
One-way: Rent car pickup/return city & airport locations in Mexico
Since our partners have their rental car offices at majority of places within the country, with us you have ample choice to select your perfect pick up location. Just fill the search form with your pick up location and time. And though by default the drop-off and pick-up locations will be same, with us you have the power to change the return location. By doing this your simple car gets converted to one-way rental and the suppliers charge a fee for this service.
The following are the most popular pickup and drop-off city & airport locations within the country of Mexico:
- Mexico City
- Cancún Airport
- Puerto Vallarta airport
- Guadalajara airport
- Cozumel airport
- Mexico City airport
- Loreto airport
- Monterrey airport
Must Do Activities in Mexico
Here are a few must-not-miss attractions in Mexico that you can easily visit in your rental car:
Driving tips for Mexico
Beware of the speed bumps in Mexico usually called Topes.
Avoid speeding on two-lane highways.
Signboards with “Alto” mentioned on them are an indication to stop.
Speed limits in Mexico are in Km/h, and while driving always keep your speed below the sign-posted value.
Download driving maps offered by the ministry of transport; it will be a great help while driving a rental car in Mexico if you are not renting a GPS.
Frequently asked questions
What do I need to rent a car in Mexico?
A driver’s license (DL), a credit card and an identity proof are some of the mandatory documents that you will be asked to show at the rental desk, only then you will be allowed to pick-up the rental car in Mexico. Note that, though you don’t need an international driver’s license (IDP) in Mexico, you will have to produce it if the supplier says so. Also, it is advised that you carry your IDP or the official translation of your driver’s license with you if your driver’s license is in some foreign language. This is so because in events like accidents, the police will ask for it; and without it they won’t be able to read the info on the DL, and hence will be unable to fill in the accident-form.
Can I rent a car in Mexico without a credit card?
Most of the supplier companies allow only those drivers to rent cars which have credit cards in their names. Though it is true that some suppliers do allow debit cards, the option is made available only in selective locations. So if you don’t have a credit card it is possible that you won’t be able to rent a car in Mexico. But there is an alternative. You can use a friend’s or a family member’s credit card, however note that in this case the rental agreement will be prepared in the card holder’s name and only he will be allowed to drive the vehicle.
Can I rent a car in Mexico with a US driver license?
Yes, you can rent a car in Mexico with your native driving license, irrespective of the fact, whether you are US, UK, or Canadian resident. However note that your license needs to be full and valid, and you will have to show the original document; digital copies or photocopies of the DL will not be accepted.