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Car Rental in Mexico

Rent a car in Mexico with Sixt for an affordable and exciting way to explore this vibrant country. Check out our branch menu to browse our large number of rental car locations. With branches at all major cities and airports you will be able to start your journey seamlessly, enjoying the benefits of our friendly and efficient customer service to get you on the road with comfort and ease.

Rent a car with Sixt in Mexico

Our Service | FAQs | Driving Tips | Places of Interest | Crossing Borders

Keep reading for more information about our car rental deals in Mexico. Along with driving and sightseeing tips we give you some guidelines to help you get the most out of your trip. Check out our Places of Interest section which highlights some top destinations. Booking a car rental in Mexico with Sixt is simple with our easy online booking and we offer a wide choice of pick up locations. From vacation hot spots like Puerto Vallarta and Playa del Carmen to the big cities of Mexico City and Monterrey you can find us where you need us to rent a car in Mexico.


Our Service

Mexico Country

With our car rental in Mexico we offer a fleet premium vehicles from leading brand manufacturers. All of our car rentals in Mexico come with air-conditioning and you can choose from our array of diverse car categories. You can get more affordable car rental deals in Mexico by booking in advance while customizing your rental vehicle with our range of useful add-ons.

What vehicle class is right for me?

  • Compact cars are great for shorter city trips.
  • Sedans offer a bit more comfort and class to longer road trips.
  • SUVs and minivans are perfect for those who are traveling in a group or with more gear.
  • Extras available for car rental in Mexico:

    • Loss Damage Waiver, Supplemental Liability Insurance and Personal Accident Protection
    • GPS
    • Child or baby Seats
    • Additional drivers

    Driver's license

    The renter and the authorized drivers must present their driving license, a valid ID card or passport at time of pick up. For citizens of Mexico you must present your valid IFE or INE with minimum 2 years of antiquity or your passport.

    Age restrictions

    The minimum age to rent a car in Mexico is 21 years and the driver must be in possession of a valid driving license for at least 2 years. The maximum age is 75. A surcharge is applicable for drivers under 25 years old.

    Payment Methods

    All major international credit cards are accepted, while debit cards (such as Visa Electron) and prepaid cards are not.

    Accidents

    If you are in an accident please inform the police and fill out the accident report form given to you in your vehicle documents. Any damage to the vehicle must be reported to Sixt during the rental period. In Mexico you can dial 911 to connect to the emergency services.


    FAQs

    What is included in the price?

    Can I rent a specific car model?

    What documents do I need to rent a car?

    What kind of insurance is necessary to rent a car?

    Can I pick up a car and return it somewhere else?

    Do I have to pay a deposit?


    TIP: It is generally cheaper to rent a car at least three months before any high season. Free cancellation up to 24 hours before collection is almost always possible, but is dependent on the chosen tariff.

    Driving Tips

    Mexico Country

    Mexico is a huge country that offers fantastic opportunities for travel by car. A car rental in Mexico can extend your possibilities to ancient sites, secluded beaches and jaw dropping mountain ranges. To get to your destination in Mexico we recommend planning your route carefully and sticking to major roadways. Even if it means a longer drive the conditions of the road will improve the speed and safety of your journey. The modern toll roads may come at a price, but they are well maintained and operate all across the country. Typically they will cost between 25 to 150 Mexican pesos and it is smart to have enough pesos on hand to pay for them as generally U. dollars and credit cards are not accepted.

    Here are our tips for driving in Mexico:

    • Speed limits are posted in km/h and it is advised to always drive slightly below the posted speed rather than slightly over, as common in the US.
    • Look out for 'Topes', Mexican speed bumps. These are frequent when entering or leaving small towns and sometimes not well signposted.
    • On some steep and narrow roads, uphill traffic has right of way. If you are coming downhill, pull over where possible to let the oncoming traffic pass.
    • Making longer journeys by night is not recommended.

    Places of Interest

    Top 4 Architectural Sights

    • Museo Soumaya, Mexico City
    • Palenque, Chiapas
    • Las Pozas, Xilitla, San Luis Potosí
    • Church of Santa Prisca, Taxco, Guerrero

    The Museo Soumaya is the most visited art museum in Mexico housed in two buildings, the Plaza Loreto and Plaza Carso. The Plaza Carso is the most impressive with its skewed cube, clad in aluminum tiles and housing the main collection. The ancient Mayan city of Palenque in Chiapas was overgrown and covered in jungle. One square mile of the sites has been excavated and features stunning examples of Mayan architecture and sculpture. In the mountains 7 hours' drive north of Mexico City is the surrealist paradise of Las Pozas, Xilitla in San Luis Potosí. The site is over 80 acres (32 ha) of surrealist towers and sculptures that weave between rainforest and waterfalls, built by Edward James between 1949 and 1984. The opulent Church of Santa Prisca was built in the 1700s and is the only piece of baroque architecture in the Southern state of Guerrero.

    Top 4 Natural Sights

    • El Arco, Cabo San Lucas
    • Cenote Ik-Kil, Yucatán
    • Popocatépetl Volcano, Puebla
    • El Tule, Valle de Tlacolula, Oaxaca

    El Arco, or The Arch, of Cabo San Lucas is an impressive rock formation right on the southern tip of Cabo San Lucas. The arch forms a picturesque gateway over the ocean and is also popular with sea lions that congregate here. The Cenote Ik-Kil in Yucatán is a beautiful pool formed within a pit. Vines cascade down the sides of the cenote and the pool is open to the public for swimming. Keep your distance when marveling the Popocatépetl Volcano in Puebla, it is the most active volcano in Mexico. Because of its enormity, it can sometimes be seen 43 miles south in Mexico City. El Tule is the largest tree in the world and has the largest trunk in the world with a circumference of 42m. It is located in church grounds near in Santa Maria del Tule in Oaxaca. It is estimated to be between 1,200 and 3,000 years old.

    Top Filming Locations

    "The Holy Mountain (1973)" by Alejandro Jodorowsky was filmed entirely in Mexico. Locations included the ancient Maya city Chichén Itzá in Uxmal, Yucatán and the Volcán Iztaccíhualt in Puebla. The 2002 film "Frida" that portrays the life of Frida Kahlo, one of Mexico's most important artists, was filmed in Barrio del Alto, San Luis Potosi and Mexico City. The famous Mariachi trilogy from Robert Rodriguez was shot predominantly in Mexico as well. The first film of the trilogy featured amateur actors and had a very low budget. However, it was picked up by Columbia Pictures who made the sequels "Desperado (1995)" and "Once Upon a Time in Mexico (2003)".


    Crossing Borders

    You can cross the Northern borderline from Mexico at request from your Sixt car rental branch. Crossing at the southern border is not prohibited. It is not allowed to travel to Mexico City if the vehicle was rented outside the federal state of Mexico. Please gather detailed information on this topic from our Rental Information page.


     
 

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