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Mexico City Car Rental Deals

If you are arriving in the city by air, SIXT has branches for car rental in Mexico City at both terminals 1 and 2 of Mexico City Benito Juárez International Airport. Additional branches can be found in the city center at the Hotel Krystal Grand and to the west at the Santa Fe German Centre. At each of our branches you will find an excellent selection of prestige sedans, affordable compact cars, convertibles, sports cars and SUVs. As part of our endeavors to best meet your mobility needs, our top quality vehicle fleet is complemented by comprehensive services and great customer care.


Rent a car in Mexico City, Mexico

Choose where you want to arrange your car rental in Mexico City and head to our booking page. We offer a variety of vehicle options to choose from including luxury sedans and SUVs, convertibles, and sports cars. Please be advised that we can only guarantee you to receive a rental vehicle in your selected car category as specific models are subject to availability at each individual Sixt branch.

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Our diverse options for car rental in Mexico City allow you to find the right vehicle for your budget and plans. If you are looking to enjoy a little driving excitement during a weekend break in Mexico City, a price comparison of our sports cars and convertibles may put one of these premium vehicles in your price range. Alternatively, you may prefer a compact car or a larger SUV or minivan. Browse our up-to-date fleet and then make your reservation easily online. You can also include a number of useful add-ons to enhance your rental experience. A GPS, additional driver or child seat can help you have an optimal drive. Below are some more of the extras you can tack on to tailor your rent a car.

Optional features for car rental

  • Loss damage waiver
  • Personal accident protection
  • Supplemental Liability Insurance
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Traffic Information

From Mexico City Benito Juárez International Airport, you can take Cto. Interior to the city center, which will take you around 19 minutes to cover the 6 miles. An alternative route in times of heavy traffic is the Eje 2 Nte. From the German Centre at Santa Fe, you can take the Avenue Constituyentes to the city center, which is around 11 miles and takes 32 minutes in normal traffic conditions. To avoid tolls on that route, take the Prolongacion Paseo de la Reforma, which is slightly longer at 12 miles and 35 minutes into the center. The Hotel Krystal Grand is only 2 miles from the city center on the Paseo de la Reforma.

Federal Highway 85 is the major route from Mexico City to the US, while Federal Highway 57 connects the city to Piedras Negras. The city's major ring road is the Anillo Periferico (peripheral ring). It is important to remember that Mexico City operates a congestion relief system. This means that access to the city is restricted at certain times of day according to the last digit on your number plate. Parking around the city varies between 12 to 18 pesos per hour, with some hotels also offering parking deals. On-street parking meters usually charge around 10 pesos per hour.

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Sixt Tips


Mexico City is a huge urban center and the largest city in North America. It is built on a dried lake bed and is surrounded on three sides by towering mountains. The Plaza de la Constitucion,also known locally as the Zocalo, is at the center of the Centro Historico. It is one of the largest city squares in the world and is the focal point for some of the city's most important buildings. One of these is La Catedral, which is the largest cathedral anywhere in the Americas and has an amazing solid gold alter. The Basílica de Guadalupe, meanwhile, is regarded as the most holy catholic site in the Americas and attracts pilgrims from all over the world. Coyoacan is the city's arts district and was home to Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera. Plaza Garibaldi-Mariachi is the place for pavement cafes and street entertainers and has pop up cocktail stands in the evening. For the best views of the city, visit the observation decks of the Torre Latinoamericana or the newer and even taller Torre Mayor.

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Sightseeing Destinations


There is no doubt that Mexico City is a hugely exciting city but if you need a change of pace, the town of Texcoco is within easy reach when you rent a car. It has a historic downtown area with a notable cathedral and the remains of the Acolmiztli-Nezahualcoyotl palace. Molino de Flores National Park preserves 19th century buildings and the Tetzcotzinco archaeological zone has many fascinating sites, such as one of the oldest public baths in the world. It is around 31 miles east of the city on the Lecheria-Texcoco highway.

Distance to Texcoco

  • From Krystal Grand: 31 miles, about 1 hour 36 minutes
  • From Santa Fe German Centre: 40 miles, about 2 hours 3 minutes
  • From Mexico City International Airport: 16 miles, about 37 minutes


The astonishing Aztec ruins of Teotihuacan include the Pyramid of the Sun, Pyramid of the Moon and the Avenue of the Dead. When you rent a car in Mexico City you can drive 30 miles or so from the city center to the northeast to visit the site.

Distance to Teotihuacan

  • From Krystal Grand: 30 miles, about 1 hour 22 minutes
  • From Santa Fe German Centre: 40 miles, about 2 hours 30 minutes
  • From Mexico City International Airport: 33 miles, about 1 hour 5 minutes
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Business Travel


Mexico City has a huge economy and is the 8th largest city in the world in terms of its GDP. It has a large number of multinational corporations, many of which are headquartered in the Polanco business district. The Centro Internacional De Exposiciones y Convenciones World Trade Center is one of the city's major exhibition and conference centers.

Distance to Polanco

  • From Krystal Grand: 5 miles, about 23 minutes
  • From Santa Fe German Centre: 8 miles, about 32 minutes
  • From Mexico City International Airport: 10 miles, about 21 minutes

Distance to Centro Internacional De Exposiciones y Convenciones World Trade Center

  • From Krystal Grand: 6 miles, about 22 minutes
  • From Santa Fe German Centre: 8 miles, about 35 minutes
  • From Mexico City International Airport: 7 miles, about 15 minutes


Nick R.

If you're like I was looking for a car to rent in Mexico City, it's a bit daunting. I constantly came across horror stories about their rental companies overcharging them, charging them for damages they didn't commit, forcing them to buy their CDW insurance, etc. Out of all the reviews I read, it seemed like Sixt was the best option, and I have to say they did not disappoint. We got the car for a very reasonable and affordable rate. The car was relatively new and in great condition (a number of cosmetic scratches but they evaluated the car's damage with us present as they recorded the damage). The car also came with a full tank of gas, which was great and not something I've heard other companies at MEX do. The car came with unlimited miles and the third party insurance, and they allowed us to use our credit card's insurance without even the slightest pushback. They did put a 20000 peso hold on our card, but from what I've seen that's pretty normal. Just make sure you have enough on your credit card to sustain that. When we returned the car, they did their evaluation and released the hold and sent us on our merry way (total time to drop off the car probably took 15 minutes total). Overall a great experience and the car was great - definitely made the travel around Mexico way less stressful. If you're like me who was really struggling to find a rental company that seemed reliable and "not-sketchy", I would highly recommend Sixt. They were straight-forward and gave us a great car at a great price that allowed us to have the most amazing trip in Mexico.

Derek S.

I was given a price online which was the same price when I picked up the car and dropped off the car. The car was perfect, and the people were very nice. I will be renting from them again. Thank you for not doing bait and switch like most other rental car agencies do.

Tristan B.

Read all the horror stories renting a car in Mexico and found Sixt was good. Office was difficult to find since I was given bad directions, but I found the small office. Once papers are done, shuttles takes you to the lot (2-3 minutes). Rate came with the Mexican third party insurance and unlim km's included. CDW damage was covered by my Capital One credit card benefit. Doing this requires between $1300-1600CDN deposit on your card (20,000-24,000 Pesos). It gets returned in full if there is no new damage. I highly recommend that you document all dents and scratches, even if it seems small or irrelevant to you to protect yourself. Secondly, take pictures of the ENTIRE car, one picture per door at least, the inside of the car, the trunk, the roof and underneath the car as well! Then detailed pictures of all existing damages. This can help protect you on return, you can show any damage was existing. Credit card hold was returned 2-3 days later, so if you have a small credit card limit, make sure you have enough room. All in all, I had no problems with them, and if I return to Mexico, I will rent with Sixt again.

Marçal S.

Sales clerk was nice and helpful. They provide a superior service quality.

Richie B.

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I just rented from them again last week. As usual, the service was exemplary. They didn't have the luxury model I reserved so they gave me an SUV which was satisfactory. My prepaid rate was honored, and I got no hassles from them. This is definitely the place to rent from, no surprises at the end!


The guy at Sixt told me to take pictures of every little dent on the car so I took pictures around the car. There weren't many and I had no problems.


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I've rented from them twice in Mexico City.


First time, I rented a cheap compact and got a Ford Fiesta. It was all bumped up and had scratches all over with plenty of miles on it.


Second time, I reserved standard and got a VW Jetta. It was pretty new and had low miles. The car was in great shape.


Neither times did they try to charge me extra. I was concerned about the Fiesta, they could have claimed there was a new scratch on it, but they didn't.


The paperwork seems to take a little longer, but that is true for the other rental agencies. In fact, other rental agencies take longer because I am always arguing over the insurance scam.


Sixt includes liability insurance in their rates. They didn't show lower rates then surprise me at the end with extra charges for liability insurance. That is why I go to Sixt all the time whenever I am in Mexico. The service has been consistent and pleasant.

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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