Car hire Mexico City: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Mexico City

Distance from
Mexico City city centre
5 mi
28 mi

Car hires in Mexico City: practical information

Where to rent a car in Mexico City

Planning a trip to Mexico City? Start by booking your flights to Mexico City, either to Benito Juarez International Airport (MEX) or Licenciado Adolfo Lopez Mateos International Airport (TLC). The airports are the best places to pick up a Mexico City rent a car. There is plenty of choice, so you can compare offers easily.

There are lots of car hire companies in the city centre, as well as in Mexico City’s different neighbourhoods. You’ll find both international brands as well as independent ones. Most major hotels, like the Presidente Intercontinental Mexico have their own car rental desk for guests to use.

Driving in Mexico City: parking and other tips

Many local Mexicans have very aggressive driving habits, resulting in endless traffic jams in the city centre. At night, when there is little traffic, Mexicans tend to drive very fast so change lanes cautiously and watch for children in residential areas of the city.

Street parking in the city is very difficult to find. Some areas like Zona Rosa, Chapultepec and Colonia Roma have parking metres on the street, which charge around 10 pesos per hour and are free on weekends. Some areas have a parking vendor instead of metres. For overnight parking, make sure your hotel in Mexico City has its own, supervised, car park available for guests to use.

Road trips from Mexico City: what to do, what to see

Oaxtepec

Oaxtepec

Just a short distance from Mexico City, Oaxtepec is a fabulous place to escape the city and even do some swimming at the city’s water park. Stay on the campus for the best access to the Olympic-sized pools and facilities.

Taxco

Taxco

Taxco is a beautiful city in Mexico that is famous for its colonial architecture and narrow, cobble-stone streets. The city has been prosperous for centuries thanks to its silver mines, which are still in use today. Admire the Santa Prisca cathedral from the 1700s and shop for some silver jewellery in the city centre shops.

Puebla

Puebla

This UNESCO World Heritage town is recognised for its colonial architecture and as the site of a battle against France in the mid-1800’s. But around Mexico, there’s really only one reason to go to Puebla: the food. There are plenty of good restaurants near the town’s main square, so tuck in and enjoy!

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Find a cheap flight to Mexico City

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The best hotels in Mexico City