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Car Rental in Mexico with SIXT

You can book a car rental in Mexico with ease using the SIXT app or website. Our branches are strategically located, including at airports in major cities throughout Mexico. We have flexible car pick-up and return hours, and if you have any issues, our customer service team is ready to help you 24/7. We offer competitive rates for models from top carmakers. You can drive a new car that’s an average of just 3 months old and enjoy touring destinations like Mexico City, Ecatepec and Iztapalapa. Our diverse fleet includes convertibles to bask in the sun. Choose an economy car if you need a budget-friendly option. 

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SIXT Services in Mexico

Car rental in Mexico comes with different car categories to meet your needs. Sedans and economy cars are an affordable way to get around the cities. SUVs and passenger vans have ample space for your baggage and family. Convertibles and sports cars are ideal if you have a special event or business meeting. We have bookable extras like GPS, an additional driver, and child seats for safety and comfort. Optimize our services by choosing a weekend rental or long-term rental option. 

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Good to know when you’re visiting Mexico

Accepted payment methods

We accept all credit cards from internationally recognized companies like Visa, MasterCard and American Express. Debit and prepaid cards, checks and cash are not accepted. 

Flexible rental options

 If you are unsure of your travel plans, you can book with the “Pay Later” option and cancel your reservation free of charge.  
 

Cross-border travel

Taking your car across the northern border of Mexico into the US may be possible with prior approval. It is not allowed to take your SIXT rental across the southern border. It is also not allowed to take your car into Mexico City if you did not rent it in the federal state of Mexico. 

One-way car rental in Mexico

It is generally allowed to book one-way rentals between SIXT locations in Mexico, depending on the tariff.  
 

Car rental under 25 in Mexico

You must be at least 21 with a valid driver’s license held for 2 years to rent with SIXT in Mexico. A young driver surcharge applies to those under 25. 

Documents you need to rent a car in Mexico

You will need a valid driver’s license, plus an ID or passport to rent with SIXT in Mexico. Drivers with a license using non-Roman characters, like Arabic or Cyrillic, will also need an international driving permit. 

Best places to visit in Mexico

  • Mexico City: Mexico City is the country’s capital, with fun places to explore. Visit the Frida Khalo Museum to learn about the artist and the culture and history of the region. Drive your rental car to Palacio de Bellas de Artes to view outstanding galleries.  
  • Iztapalapa: The city has top historic sites and landmarks that are worth visiting. Templo Explatorio a Christo Key and Excovento de Culhuacan are prime examples. You can also take your friends and family to see the architecture in Iglesia de Jesus Nazareno. 
  • Ecatepec: Ecatepec is rich in nature starting with Rio de Los Remedios and El Tepeyac National Park. Drive your car to Casa de Morelos Museum to explore ancient history. Try the Mexicable and watch the city from a panoramic view on an aerial tram. 

Winter in Mexico

You can beat the cooler winter weather in Mexico by sampling different restaurants to eat tacos. Attend the Corona Capital to watch people singing and performing art as well. The monarch butterflies also usually come out during the chilly season. Drive your rental car to the State of Mexico to watch the beautiful creatures. If you love skiing, visit San Antonio de las Alazanas. 

FIND OUT WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US!

Julio O.

Excellent professional and friendly service by Lic. Leonardo and his team. I rented twice during my stay in Cancun. Cars very clean & new.

Dennis C.

Good experience renting here with Vicky and Maria. They do not have shuttle service to the rental, but can drop you off at the airport when departing. Be aware the rental do require deposit between $500 to $1000 us dollars depending on the insurance you buy. I found out that to be the norm when renting in Mexico. Expedia rental already included liability insurance and I wasn't pushed to purchase extra insurance, which was nice. I will definitely rent from Sixt again.

Ralf S.

Very nice service! The vehicle was brought to the hotel and the return was very uncomplicated. The shuttle to the airport was free and available immediately! the car was in very good condition and easily took us 2500 km through the Yucatan!

Katherine W.

First let me begin by saying I am a seasoned renter of cars in Cancun, and I will continue to be. Until I found Sixt, I DREADED renting. Every place it's the same thing. Get a quote, arrive for your car, and get hit with ridiculous additions for the cost of third party insurance (which is mandatory in the state). I know that if you can prove that you have full coverage with your credit card then you can be exempt from this BUT... you need a letter in your name, from the credit card company, confirming this coverage. Bringing the card evidence of insurance form and showing the actual card you're using, is often refused. Even when you can manage to get them to accept the coverage with the card (with the letter) they come up with other bogus costs. I've had "licensing fee", "state travel fee", and just plain old "mandatory fee". The issue is that they always seem to have some random and vague clause that supports this bogus fee and you end up paying it, just to get out of the place. This whole process can take over two hours. Some places are so dishonest (Hertz) that they simply make up charges that you only discover once you get back and pay the bill, when suddenly, the cost has ballooned from the $400 for two weeks they promised when you signed, to $1100!! They are so very slick that you willingly sign while they're telling you there are no other charges.

 

Enter SIXT. I booked on their website - sixt.com.mx - and got the car I wanted for a very reasonable price, and with the third party insurance included. When I arrived, there was no haggling or pressure. They asked if I wanted other coverage, I said no, they said okay! The car was a little worn but it worked great, they marked down all the little dents or scratches and they sent me on my way. It was an absolute dream. I'm SO mad I've spent all these years dealing with other agencies hoping that someone would be honest.

 

Hopefully I can help direct people their way. Your vacation will start and end so much better.

Luis Q.

5 stars because they will not force you purchase the collision damage waiver in order to be able to rent the vehicle. My own credit card already covers the rental vehicle. Their reasonable rates already include limited third-party liability. We found a Sixt Agent upon exiting the airport but they will contact you first via WhatsApp so that you can tell them when to pick you up. Just so you know, there’s construction right outside their location so allow yourself sufficient time when returning the vehicle. Customer service was fast and courteous. Last but not least, spend at least 5 minutes to take a video of the entire vehicle 🚗, and make sure the spare tire is there. No rental car companies accept debit cards, by the way.

jason w.

Great place to rent from need to upgrade for online use check in and pick up

Joe V.

I ended up cancelling my trip and they were fairly easy to work with.

Josef P.

Everything went smooth for me. Agent that checked me in was professional and spoke English. Got the car reasonably fast, return was easy too (I was 15min late to return: no problem). Got charged exactly the amount as agreed on. Shuttle from airport went well too, I just called them when I arrived. Now it is true that they write down every little scratch when you take out the car, this might be irritating when you are used to renting car in US. But this seems to be standard in Mexico. I also thought it was a bit pricey, basically prices as in US, but it was also high tourist season. Would rent with them again.

Richard H.

Efficient and courteous service.

Y (.

Sixt car rental has good communication prior to your arrival at airport, also when landing at the airport I got a WhatsApp message on where to meet for shuttle.

 

Rental car was OK, pickup and drop off of the rental was a breeze.

Tracii S.

Had a great experience in the end. Clean car, just needed it for 2 days to go shopping. Deposit is a little expensive but I was fully refunded just as they said I would be. Thank you ladies.

Niels t.

Renting a car here was a breeze. No surprises with insurance etc. as Sixt has all the options listed on its website. Good communication over whatsapp prior to landing. Retrieving and dropping off the car was very swift as well and the employees were very friendly! Would rent here again!

Vanessa M.

Best online rate including the third party liability insurance, which is required in Mexico. Excellent communication upon arrival (whats app) for pick up at airport. Car was in good condition. Staff was courteous and explained everything clearly. Was presented with quotes with extra insurance and with just the required one. No issues at all when I declined additional/optional insurance. Credit card hold as expected and was released within 24hrs. I will definitely rent again at Sixt next time I visit Cancun.

Kristen E.

Make sure you book directly through Sixt’s website (avoid all 3rd party sites like Orbitz).

 

We learned our lesson earlier in the day when we booked at another rental car spot through Orbitz & they tripled the initial price. Thankfully Sixt saved the day, we booked online through their website, they were prompt to pick us up, kept to the online agreement (which was a better price than our original through Orbitz) & were quick in getting us a car.

They also were very thorough in checking the car before & after pickup with no hidden fees.

Adam C.

Very good car rental, well-kept car, pleasant and competent service, transport from and to the airport very efficient, the lady who was the manager was extremely empathetic !!!

Adam Chelmonski

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Easy to rent a car. No line. Called for shuttle to pick up at airport as rental cars are across the street but too far to walk. Great rates and mandatory Mexican insurance included in price.

Lewis W.

We were skeptical with renting a car in Cancun. Sixt had good rates–they were not as low as Fox, but they were reasonable and high enough where it was not "too good to be true." We had insurance through our AllState policy and AMEX credit card. We declined all insurance. They didn't push any insurance on us but they did place a 42,000 peso ($2,000+ USD) hold for damages. From what I've heard, this is normal for Mexico. National does this, and we received the entirety of our deposit back at the end. SIXT put us in a Volkswagen Vento. It was nice and $19 USD a day. The car was not spotless when we returned it. I cleaned it out a tiny bit but they were ok with the dirt and light sand. Note that you have to call for the shuttle or communicate via Whatsapp (as a courtesy they'll reach out to you the day before).The SIXT airport shuttle was prompt picking us up from CUN T3 (15 mins after we got our bags), however it took 30 minutes for us to be dropped off for our flight home. Leave additional time for the shuttle. Take lots of photos of your rental car – interior and exterior, before and after. Pay for gas in pesos when @the PEMEX stations. Our SIXT clerk/rental associate gave us a great tip for counting out the cash when paying the clerk at the pump, "I am handing you 200, 400, 600, 800, etc.." We will rent from SIXT again, thank you!

Berg F.

We rented a car from Sixt for 8 days in Puerto Vallarta. Overall the experience more than met my expectations and I would happily rent from them again. I would note that having fair expectations is important. This is a holiday town in Mexico, and Sixt tend to be one of the cheaper providers, so don’t expect someone waiting with your name at the airport exit. Clear instructions are provided on where to meet, and if you have some patience, it will work out. I chose to walk across the bridge to the car depot myself. It is less than a 10 minute walk from the terminal, and as the pickup car was not there when I arrived, it seemed easier. To be fair to Sixt my flight was delayed, so had the flight been on time they likely would have been there.

The rental process was very standard. I chose to purchase the rental through Rentalcars.com as the insurance was cheaper, although the car itself was more expensive than directly with Sixt. Check your insurance policy. Mine did not cover Mexico, so for me it was worth getting the insurance. If your policy covers Mexico, you might as well go directly through Sixt. Bear in mind roads are not always great, parking spaces are small, roads are narrow and curbs are high. Insurance is something worth thinking about. There was no pressure at rental to get add-ons or insurance, which made the check out fairly quick. We rented a Chevo Aveo, which is a very modest sized car, but was fine for our needs.The car was clean inside and out when we got it and had no issues whatsoever. Again, roads are narrow, parking spaces can be tight. Driving some hulking great SUV is not likely going to make your vacation any more enjoyable here. The car was able to carry 4 of us and our baggage. The only potential gotcha is the aircon was only just keeping up with 4 of us in the car. It was fine, but the temperature outside was only 28-29. Add in another couple degrees and a car with a stronger aircon might be worth thinking about. Driving is fairly relaxed and as long as you are assertive when you need to be and go with the flow, did not present any challenges other than turning left on the main thoroughfare. This was the first time I’ve had to do the move right to turn left trick, but as long as you are aware and go with the flow, it is easy. For parking I would generally used the paid parking. There is limited street parking in and around Puerto Vallarta, so it is worth the 50 peso or so to use the downtown parkade. Some hotels have free parking, others charge. Ours did not , but check ahead. We also stayed in Bucerias, which was easy for street parking.

Returning the car was also easy. We returned it a little more dusty than we got it with a sprinkling of sand inside, but there were no issues and the final charge was exactly what I originally booked. The expectation was a full tank, fill up is mostly full service in Puerto Vallarta, so this is easy to get done. From the rental location we were given a ride to the airport departures, which took less than 10 minutes. Overall recommended and I will rent from them again.

Jon L.

Great experience with Sixt. The nice thing about them was that the third party liability insurance was included in the rate I booked at. They asked if I wanted to purchase additional insurance. When I said no they did not push the issue and did not try to upsell. There was no wait at the counter. Wait for the shuttle was also minimal.

 

Only negative is that the car was not new and it showed. Car had 55,000+ miles on it but I had no issues with it. They will take a large deposit on your card but you will get it back.

Peter B.

Highly recommended! If you're looking to rent a car in Nuevo Laredo, come here to Sixt (1203 Benito Juárez Av.), the staff are friendly, professional, and accommodating The prices are reasonable, and they have a nice selection of cars. I rented an economy car, a Chev Aveo. It was very clean, in great shape, drove really smooth, really strong a.c., and great on gas. I drove from Nuevo Laredo to Monterrey and back on one tank of gas, basically. The car drove great, no issues. I had a nice trip. I didn't pay extra for the mileage; I used around 400 kilometres, which was included in the rental price.

 

This company has been in Nuevo Laredo for many years and offers quality service at competitive rates. It's great if you're just walking across the border into Nuevo Laredo; it's a 10-minute walk from the border. Just book a few days ahead (call number shown on Google, English is a bit limited, so try speaking Spanish, or use Google Translate in conjunction with WhatsApp). I got lucky when I walked in without a reservation. They use WhatsApp too, which is great to keep in contact with them in case of issue on road or running late. When renting, they'll authorize a specific amount on your credit card as a security deposit, they don't take that money, the authorization will expire once the car is returned. They'll charge you the rental cost once you return the vehicle. Keep in mind that they charge a late fee if returning car after the 24-hour rental time, basically up to the cost of another 24-hours (another day's rental cost). It's still very reasonably priced. They're not unreasonable, and they actually gave me a discount when I returned it late.

 

Overall, it was a great car rental experience; it was easy, fast, and very welcoming. I'll definitely rent from them again. THANKS! Peter B.

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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