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Sixt Car Hire Deals in Mexico

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.
Sixt car rental 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.
Our Service

Our Service

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.


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.
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Good to know when renting in Mexico
What's the minimum age to hire a car in Mexico?
To rent a car with SIXT at Mexico you need to be at least 21 with a valid license. Some car categories have a higher minimum rental age, and an underage driver fee may apply.
Can I modify, extend, or cancel my reservation?
At SIXT you can either pay online or when you pick up your car in Mexico.
What documents do I need to hire a car in Mexico?
You need a valid driver’s license held for at least 1 year, depending on the car category. You might also need an International Driving Permit or official translation of the license.
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Customer reviews & feedback

Best place to rent a car at SJD. They have a small staff and you might have to wait a few minutes for a ride, but it's worth it. Once at the office it only took 10 minutes to get our SUV (versus 2.5 hours at the rental place next door). They didn't try pressure tactics about the insurance like the neighboring rental company either. FYI, all rental companies put a ~US$2,000 hold on your credit card if you use your own insurance. The return process was also very smooth and prompt (thanks, Francisco!).
Alfonso G.
I had an exceptional experience with these guys. They made our vacation a lot smoother, so had more time to enjoy it. They accommodated our every need and helped us find a gas station to fill up before our flight back home. I highly recommend booking a rental car through Sixt if you’re ever in Los Cabos!
Thommy D.
Recommended! As soon as I arrived I talked to Julio who gave me all the details and pricing with no BS. Process was quick and I was able to ride out of there in less than 15 mins. Car was clean, new, and equipped. Came back turned it in and closed out. Got my deposit back within 4 days no extra charges. Definitely using them again! Gracias Julio - Isaías
Will M.
We rented a car for 9 days. This is my second time in three years renting from Sixt. David is awesome. He speaks 4 or more languages. He is super friendly and reasonable. Most rental agencies in Mexico pressure you into buying CDW insurance, which doubles your rate. My Visa covers the CDW if I use it to pay and the rental period is not longer than 12 days. It cost me $400 for 9 days which i thought was fair. I will call David directly next time I'm in beautiful Guadalajara to set up my rental from Sixt.
Chris J.
Great customer service! Cesar is amazing! We had a terrible experience with a reservation at America Car Rental, had to walk away from it. Cesar and Sixt were there to help us out and save our vacation.
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.
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.
Carlos D.
Just returned the car. Nothing was damaged and I returned it with same gas amount as received. No issues or additional charges. There was a large hold on the card for not paying additional insurance, but I didn’t mind it. If booked with Sixt website, required third party insurance is included. Since I was skeptical, I did take photos of all documents, and photos and videos of the car in case I was charged wrongfully. Car conditions - it did have the engine light on the whole time, and it had 113k miles, but it worked well driving to La Paz and Cabo Pulmo. The only thing I wasn’t pleased about is the various airport desk folks trying to get you to spend money on their “deals”. You’ll see them after the location where you submit your customs form. Just ask them for the car rental company pickup location and leave. Once you get there, you’ll see they have a car with a small Sixt sticker and the driver will be holding a laminated Sixt logo. It’s like a 5 minute drive to the car rental spots, free of charge.
Alejandro O.
The service was great. I was traveling with two kids age 2 & 3. I was nervous about the process, I’ve had bad experiences with car rentals before in Mexico. The process was easy and quick, paperwork was ready, along with the car. The return was very easy, the process was stress free and quick return. My recommendation would be to book via the website, along with the insurance.
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