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Sixt Car Hire Deals in Mexico

Sixt car hire deals in Mexico help you enjoy your business or leisure trip to this fascinating country. Choose from a wide range of premium rental cars backed up with affordable prices and superb customer service. Our options for car rental in Mexico range from economical saloons to more luxurious models so whatever your budget or needs we have something to suit in our extensive fleet. Read on for some travel and driving tips designed to enhance your Mexican visit.

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Our most popular locations in Mexico

Sixt car rental Mexico

We have over fifty car rental in Mexico locations. These can be found at international airports and in major cities as well as at train stations and hotels so wherever your trip starts it is easy to collect your rental vehicle. Our booking systems are straightforward and if your plans change, cancellations are very often free of charge. Take a look at the map above to see some of the main cities and tourist attractions to visit when you rent a car in Mexico.

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When you rent a car in Mexico it is supplied by trusted brands such as Jaguar, BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz. To choose a rental car with automatic transmission as well as to select child seats and arrange one-way car rentals, visit our Sixt bookings page. Here you can also select various other options from our range of attractive extras.

Which car hire in Mexico is right for me?

  • Navigate narrow city streets in compact vehicles.
  • Enjoy weekend breaks or motorway driving in comfortable saloons.
  • Five people and their luggage fit easily into estates and 4x4s.
  • Explore the countryside in luxury with sports cars and convertibles.
  • If carrying exhibition or business materials select a van.

Driver's licence

Mexico accepts all international driving licences. If they are in a non-Roman alphabet like Arabic, Cyrillic or Chinese they must be accompanied by an International Driver's Permit (IDP) obtained in the UK from local Post Offices or online. ID such as a passport must also be presented.

Age Restrictions

The minimum age to drive a Sixt car hire in Mexico is 21 and drivers must have held a full licence for at least two years. Surcharges apply for those under 25, for full details visit the booking engine.

Credit Card Payment

Payment for our car hire deals in Mexico can be made by credit card or AirPlus. All major credit cards can be used but prepaid or debit cards such as VISA Electron are not accepted. The payment method must be in the driver's name and presented at vehicle collection.

Accidents

Should you have any problems or an accident with your car hire in Mexico contact our hotline on +52-72-21991144. Mexico uses the international emergency number 911.

Driving Tips

Driving Tips

For the best roads and surfaces be prepared to pay tolls. Depending on your area of travel you might encounter army or police checkpoints, especially near the border with Guatemala or the United States. Be prepared to come across animals on roads ranging from cattle and dogs to goats or donkeys. A Sat Nav will be useful in larger towns such as Mexico City.

More tips for enjoyable driving in Mexico:

  • Drive on the right.
  • Kilometres are used for distances and speed limits.
  • Speeding is taken seriously in Mexico and speed bumps are common.
  • Tolls need to be paid in local currency. Credit cards are rarely accepted.
  • There are no legal requirements for child seats in Mexico but we recommend they are used as in the UK.
  • Paid parking is widely signposted in major cities. Away from main towns parking is generally unregulated and parking fines rarely issued.
  • If you damage a rental vehicle by leaving paved surfaces you are responsible for any repair costs.

Speed limits in Mexico

  • Residential areas: 40 km/h
  • National roads: 80 km/h
  • Motorways: 110 km/h

Traffic Infractions and on-the-spot fines:

Mexican police can issue on-the-spot fines for driving offences. It is illegal for police to ask for the fines in cash without issuing a ticket but this does happen.

Despite a relaxed attitude to driving regulations and fine enforcement, driving while under the influence of drugs and alcohol is taken extremely seriously and may result in imprisonment. Foreigners with a drink driving conviction in the previous ten years may be refused entry to Mexico.

Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Top 4 architectural sites

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

The glittering exterior of the Museo Soumaya contains works of art and artefacts going back over 30 centuries. At Palenque in Chiapas, you can delve into the mysterious world and culture of the Mayans as well as enjoy the beautiful Lacandona Jungle. Las Pozos of Xilitla is a surrealist sculpture park created by the eccentric British poet and artist Edward James. With its fortress-like outline, the 18th-century Church of Santa Prisca at Taxco dominates the landscape.

Top 4 Natural Sites

  • El Arco of Cabo San Lucas
  • Cenote Ik-Kil, Yucatan
  • Popocatepetl Volcano in Puebla State
  • El Tule in the Valley of Tlacolula, Oaxaca

El Arco or the Arch of Cabo San Luis is a graceful rock arch that marks the point where the Gulf of California meets the Pacific Ocean. The area is a popular breeding spot for seals. The natural underground reservoir of Cenote Ik-Kil is the perfect spot for some wild swimming. Combine it with a visit to the Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza. Admire the Earth's power at Popocatepetl Volcano, one of the most active in the country. Located in a churchyard in Santa María del Tule is a Montezuma Cypress, said to be the world's largest tree.

Important Film locations

New waterfront studios were built at Playas de Rosarito for the filming of the epic romance-disaster film Titanic (1997). The set saw a reconstruction of the ship in a huge horizon tank. The 2002 film Frida about the Mexican painter Frida Kahlo used several locations including Mexico City, Barrio del Alto and Teotihuacan. Also using Teotihuacan was the surreal fantasy The Holy Mountain filmed in 1973. The director Alejandro Jodorowsky also used the ancient Mayan city of Chichen Itza.

Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders

Taking your Sixt car across the US border is possible with permission but no Southern border crossings are allowed, find full details on our Rental Information page. Crossing borders without permission will invalidate any insurance.

 

FIND OUT WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS SAY ABOUT US!

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.

Jordanna F.

Best experience renting in Mexico. Usually renting in Mexico results in a battle over insurance when you collect your vehicle. More than once I’ve walked out and just said forget it! This was completely different. We paid in advance and chose only the insurance we really needed. No pressure to add more. We were upgraded to a larger vehicle at no extra cost. In, out and no hassle. The reason for 4 stars is that while the vehicle was very clean it was clearly due for some maintenance work.

Kathy L.

SIXT is, by far, the best rental car facility in Cabo. We have been using SIXT for several years after being burned by several other companies for our earlier visits to Cabo. There are no 'surprise' tactics with extra charges like many other rental places in Cabo. Just get the insurance you need. It is not forced upon you. They even stayed open past their closing time just for me because my flight was delayed 3 hours - AND texted to make sure the shuttle was there to greet me.

Marcos is absolutely fabulous in terms of customer service and Victor was a delight as my shuttle driver and very heavy suitcase lifter. We own a rental property in Cabo and recommend SIXT to all of our guests who want to rent a car.

Kathy Z.

A fun place to isn't. Lots of food and all sorts of jewelry, clothing etc. Amazing mosaics on the seating areas and around the park. Worth the visit.

Natalie A.

Clear pricing on the rental booking site. Water and coffee in the waiting room. Was skeptical booking rental car in Mexico after reading horror stories, but I am glad I chose Sixt! I will be using them again in the future!

Janne M.

This car rental agency is awesome! The price they quote is what you get. We ended up with a car with faulty brakes, and we were staying 1 hour away from PV; they brought us a new car the same day. Unfortunately we got a scrape on the car, but the staff was super understanding and helpful with getting a quick estimate on repairs when we returned the car; repair cost was so small we could just pay for it and not worry about insurance claims. Friendly and professional staff throughout process.

Dillen L.

I rented with Sixt when visiting Puerto Vallarta, it was a great experience overall! I want to thank Danny, who helped us when he we had car problems. He went out of his way and drove 30 mins to help us with our problem, he was extremely friendly as well. I don't write any reviews but I wanted to go out of my way and write one and thank Danny

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Victor was excellent. There are many fraudulent car rental places in the area. Despite the negative reviews, this is not one of them. We were treated well by professionals who went the extra mile. I would be suspicious of the wave of negative reviews here.

Ben L.

I'd rent here again, by far raw cheapest prices without horrible reviews, no issues dealing with insurance...I think they know this as well. 1 star taken off because our car was old with a few dents..guess thats good so we dont need to worry as much.

Debbie Y.

We were so anxious about renting a car after hearing and reading all these horror stories of customers being pressured into adding expensive insurance which is why I am leaving a review for this Sixt because our rental experience went as well as it could have and we are so grateful for it! We were contacted via whatsapp the day before to confirm our flight info but we had to call the office/message them on whatsapp when we got to the shuttle area and did not see a Sixt representative. They picked us up within 15 min of the call and then another group from a different terminal. The paperwork to get the car took maybe 30 minutes but the gentleman helping us was very nice. He did ask us briefly if we wanted to add the insurance coverage but he did not keep pushing it when we declined. We opted to prepay for gas because they charge at the same rate as the gas stations. We received the car with a full tank of gas therefore we had to pay for the full tank no matter how much we ended up using. Worth it for us to avoid the headache at the gas station and having to exchange for pesos for just this one transaction. They took photos of the car when we picked up. Just make sure they mark every dent/scratch when you pick up and to have both license plates intact when you drop off. This ended up being a good rental experience for us and we will use sixt in cancun again.

Ghassen Gaston C.

Shuttle service perfect: on time, in a brand new reconnazibile van

I rented a mid size car and I was given a brand new car (10kkm)

They didn’t push any insurance on me as I said I have my own coverage with my credit card

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Jeff T.

Initially our reservation was mishandled. But the senior representative lady came to our rescue, called a competitor to bring one of their cars for us right away. VERY awesome service. Thankyou very much. We were very impressed. 1 star turned 5 star by caring.

WHY RENT WITH SIXT?

WHY RENT WITH SIXT?
  • LARGE PASSENGER AND COMMERCIAL FLEET
  • MARKET LEADERS WITH ELECTRIC VEHICLES
  • CAR HIRE MADE QUICK AND EASY
  • FRIENDLY 24/7 CUSTOMER SERVICE
  • FLEXIBLE BOOKINGS
  • CUSTOMER LOYALTY IS REWARDED

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