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Driver's License in Mexico

To rent a car in Mexico, most car rental companies require a full driver's license held for a minimum of 2 years with no major endorsements.

If your domestic driver's license is not in English (Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic etc), an International Driving Permit (IDP/IDL) or an official translation in English is required when you drive in Mexico.

Please note that an International Driving Permit (often referred to as an International Driver's License) does not replace the requirement for a regular driver's license. And you must carry your current overseas driver’s license, IDP or translation with you all the time when driving in Mexico.

*Attention! Some car rental companies would have different requirements. Please check Terms and Conditions during the booking process.

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December 3, 2019 Destination: San Jose Del Cabo

10magnificent, amazingly affordable - perfect in every way

Amazing service. They ask you sign a bond but it is totally refundable. Really good service and I was able to drop off things at the office too. I would DEFINITELY use MEX again. Gente amable, eficaz y capaz a brindar un excelente servicio al cliente. FRED

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November 26, 2019 Destination: Cancun


The worst experience with Hertz I have ever had. They tried to sell third party liability insurance even though the contract clearly said it was included.

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J.Calzada Villalobos

November 22, 2019 Destination: Cancun


Me gustó el servicio,

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November 21, 2019 Destination: Cancun

9.3Buen servicio sin sorpresas desagradables.

Entregaron lo prometido en un tiempo aceptable, aunque me intentaron vender demasiados seguros.

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November 14, 2019 Destination: Cancun

9.3Price no match online with promises

The price don't was the same in the rental was more high than expected

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November 13, 2019 Destination: Guadalajara


Very nice people and helpful

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November 10, 2019 Destination: Merida


The persons working in hertz was very unpleasant !!!

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November 7, 2019 Destination: Queretaro

8.3Very Good

Terrible costumer service from staff. Car was with empty tank gas,

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November 1, 2019 Destination: Cancun

8Voiture bien entretenue, pas eu de problèmes sauf panne informatique de l'agence lors du retrait

Voiture correcte, gros problèmes informatiques à notre arrivée, mauvaise gestion des clients. Pas une bouteille d'eau. On a perdu beaucoup beaucoup beaucoup beaucoup de temps alors que nous étions très fatigués de notre vol.

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G.Aranda ruiz

October 23, 2019 Destination: Puerto Vallarta

9.3Good service


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M.Aranda ruiz

October 23, 2019 Destination: Puerto Vallarta

8Very Good

Really good

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October 16, 2019 Destination: Cancun


Carro en buen estado y limpio, atención un poco demorada a pesar que estaba desocupado el lugar

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October 9, 2019 Destination: Guadalajara

4.3Hertz Guadalajara not very organized and the cars are not in a good shape

The process to get and return the vehicle is terrible, they try to force you get additional insurance even if you already have one. The car was very dirty and in terrible condition, scratches and dents everywhere and a larger hit in the front bumper. The inside wasn't any better, a broken handle to open the trunk, stained and dusty seats, I even had to clean the inside of the windshield because I couldn't see with the sunlight reflecting on the dirty windshield. The car return was also a problem, first to find the right place because Hertz is not with the other car rental companies and I didn't see any sign that showed the correct path, when you get there you have to wait until their personnel goes to your car and verifies the gas level, condition of the car and keys which took a little more than 10 minutes, and after that you have to head into the office, make another line and close your contract, another 15 minutes. In general, not a good experience

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Y.Bin Selatha

October 5, 2019 Destination: Cancun

10Good value but the staff insist to upsell insurance.

My car not available during pick up. They upgraded the car to 8 seater SUV which is very convenience for us. The font staff try to upsell insurance. I have bought the full coverage insurance with AXA n insisted not to buy the duplicate insurance from them.

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September 24, 2019 Destination: Cancun


Mandatory third party insurance

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September 24, 2019 Destination: Cancun

6.3Trying to have you pay insurance coverage twice - Rest was OK.

Initially wanted to charge a "safety deposit" of 12,000 USD on our American Express Platinum card. No kidding. Then want to charge us $140 extra for LIA coverage. Lists displayed publicly were showing a different price (lol). Agent told us listings were outdated just to have us pay more. We found the listings were perfectly valid, so he made up another excuse (lol). After showing detailed coverage included with the card and losing almost one hour, agent "mysteriously" discovered an insurance package for half the price (he entered manually a 60% discount... which means he knew exactly what he was doing). Borderline scammy. Drop off went super well with a nice lady but pickup left a bitter taste.

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P.Caceres Senn

September 24, 2019 Destination: Cancun

9.3Muy bien

La camioneta rentada bien, en buenas condiciones para viajar sin problemas. El proceso en AVIS es bastante ágil.

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September 19, 2019 Destination: Reynosa


Eurocar staff was dishonest.

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L.Eguren Babiano

September 19, 2019 Destination: Cancun

9.3Rápido, sencillo y barato

el único problema que tuvimos fue que cuando en Hertz nos ofrecieron seguros adicionales, al darnos el precio no especificaron que era por día y nosotros pensamos que era el precio para el total de la reserva. Por lo que, una vez firmado el contrato y darnos cuenta del asunto, tuvimos que volver a la sucursal de Hertz a cancelarlo porque era un precio muy alto. Además, todos los teléfonos de atención al cliente que tienen terminan derivándote a la web y no puedes hablar con nadie...

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September 13, 2019 Destination: Guadalajara

8Muy buen precio y servicios

Todo estuvo muy bien y bien atendido

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L.Jimenez Delgado

September 12, 2019 Destination: Chihuahua

9.3Excelente y muy bien precio

Todo muy bien, solo las llantas del vehículo estaban un poco gastadas

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September 7, 2019 Destination: Colima


America´s staff wanted to charged me $150 dollars for a small dent that was possible be done on the road. I declined to pay it.

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September 6, 2019 Destination: La Paz

7.3Everything good but the smell

The car was smelling, initially the smell was partially mixed to some cleaning wax fragrance.

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September 3, 2019 Destination: Mexico City

8Very Good

The car was kind of old, got a 2017 model, the carpets in the trunk were torn and the car had scratches all around. The service though was well above expectations and made up for the car being sold and badly kept

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September 3, 2019 Destination: Los Mochis


First car they gave me was a repaired one, all seats were dirty and smelled very very bad, kind of wet. Alamo's counter desk guy told me that the car is what I paid for and if I wanted something better the cost would go double; after one day of use I asked them to change the car (I rented because I needed to transport my new born baby from hospital to my mother in law's house) . They did change it three days after and all seats were dirty too smelled like wet too, the air conditioner was better but not good enough. Honestly, I am completely not happy. I was expecting a clean, very good condition, secure and fully functional car and did not happen with the two cars they gave me. Thanks

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August 27, 2019 Destination: Puerto Vallarta


Had to change the car as the sliding door cable kept getting stuck in the door at the pick up point...

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August 27, 2019 Destination: Cancun


Très bonne véhicule. Pourtant, à la réception, il y avait trop d'attente pour finalement recevoir la véhicule et il y avait des charges surprises (frais excessif pour 2e conducteur et dépôt pour essence--le dépôt était remboursé à la fin).

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August 24, 2019 Destination: San Jose Del Cabo


They need to have a faster team it took over 60 min to get my renal.

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August 23, 2019 Destination: Tuxtla Gutierrez

7fue trato amable la unidad en buen estado mecanico pero muy golpeada en su carroceria, en general 7

EL proceso de renta es de mucha desconfoanza pero el vehiculo viene muy peromuy golpeado , con varios golpes , nunca me habia tocado una unidad asi, su funcionamiento estaba bien pero la estetica por golpes era muy mala !!!! creo que no deben exhibir asi los carros que representan su marca.

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August 22, 2019 Destination: San Luis Potosi

3.3Not what you can expect of hertz

The car was not the one we choose, so the insurance was more expensive. The car was delivered 1h after the rental agreement. The interior of the car was very dirty.

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August 21, 2019 Destination: Cancun


Terrible experience trying to push the Extra protection

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August 16, 2019 Destination: Cancun


The didn't have any small SUVs, much less my Jeep Wrangler

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Georgi Mateev

August 15, 2019 Destination: Cancun


The car was a bit smaller than we expected, but it did the job for us. Alamo's service was absolutely fine, no issues whatsoever.

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Georgi Mateev

August 15, 2019 Destination: Cancun


Vehicle was in acceptable condition and National's staff was very kind. Didn't face any problems during the rental.

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Abraham Martínez Helmes

August 14, 2019 Destination: Oaxaca

10Excelente forma de rentar un auto al mejor precio

Excelente servicio y el automóvil perfecto a las necesidades y requerimientos

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August 14, 2019 Destination: Tijuana



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August 13, 2019 Destination: Mexico City

6.3Terrible, I booked a VW Golf and they gave me a Chevrolet Beat.

A Beat is not the same category as a Golf.

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August 12, 2019 Destination: Cancun

2.7Worst customer experience ever

Worst company ever. Hertz cancun is a pure robbery. You are in front of Mexican sales guys in Armani jeans doing all they can to scare you and charge you their high insurance coverage. On which they surely have a huge commission. They fear you about Mexico and it’s roads, use poor sales speech but you have no choice to take it because for me it was either their insurance to pay or a huge drop off fee in another location. I had to pay 1200$ instead of the 480$ in my easyrent voucher. Worst holidays start ever

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Mauricio N

August 8, 2019 Destination: La Paz


Todo muy bien, a excepción de que a mi llegada la oficina estaba cerrada, tuve que hablar, una señorita me contestó de malas, y de ahí tardaron 40 minutos en ir a abrir

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August 7, 2019 Destination: Silao

7 The car I rented was not provided

The size of the vehicle did not correspond to the one I rented. When I pointed out to the staff the situation, they indicated to me that the reservation code corresponded to a vehicle of the Nissan March scheme, which although it was in good condition, it was much smaller than the size of a volswagen golf that was the I rented. The company explained to me that my reservation had the CCMR sip code that corresponds to a Nissan March and not a Volswagen Golf, so there was no way I could get a bigger car with the payment I made.

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August 6, 2019 Destination: Mexico City

6.7Poor: - Is not located in the address showed at .com - The value was higher than expected

- Opportunity on improve picking up process - Customer mindset training - Better lobby and facilities - Improve and make easier the process - All Customers show been dissatisfaction in the time I was - Setting of indicators of satisfaction

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August 4, 2019 Destination: Cancun

8.3Typical car hire experience - slow collection process with insurance up sell - otherwise great

Had a long wait to collect the car from Hertz standing in the queue with up sell to go premium and jump to the front. Tried to sell additional insurance to me using scare tactics despite explaining I had an annual policy covering the excess and didn’t want it. Car was clean except on front where washer fluid was probably spilt during a top-up. Taking photos of the condition of the car and emailing to the customer is a nice innovation by Hertz. Car was problem free throughout hire. Dropping off the car was super easy and quick. If only the collection could be like this.

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August 4, 2019 Destination: Huatulco

8.3Very Good

Le délai pour prendre la voiture a été trop longue. La personne que m'a donné la voiture a été trop insistente pour que je prendre une assurance additionnel.

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August 2, 2019 Destination: Guadalajara

2Service suck

The service at American rent a car was terrible Rude nasty stupid .... never get pick up from air port have to pay a taxi cab ....... over charge on the price.... drunk guy in the counter......

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p.van der varst

August 2, 2019 Destination: Cancun


Had to wait long time as or was verf busy. Think toon tot al 1.5hrs. Also the requested dodge journey was not available. Got toyota avensis type.

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July 31, 2019 Destination: Cancun


forced to buy insurance!

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July 30, 2019 Destination: Chetumal

8insurance policies are very unclear!

insurance polcy is very unclear

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July 30, 2019 Destination: Cancun

8Strange company, cheap options

Service was a bit strange. Representative at the desk told us that as soon as he saw us, millenials, he knew we wouldn't be giving him any commission. Also, they give you the car absolutely empty of fuel and there is no fuel station around. They know it's impossible to bring back a car empty so they make profit on the fact that people bring back the car with fuel in it...

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July 29, 2019 Destination: Cancun


The agent there want me to decline the insurance i buy from eassyrent and but the same one. And he tRy to scare u, so you buy his insurance which is more expensive. Worst service

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July 23, 2019 Destination: Cancun

3.3Very bad

They had me pay for liability again and I spent thrice the amount I reserved the car for. MEX is charging the exchange rate as well for charges made in pesos which is unreasonable when questioned. I had very bad experience with MEX

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Frequently asked questions

Q1.What is an insurance excess?

The excess is the amount you'll only be liable for in case of damage(under Collision Damage Waiver) or theft(under Theft Protection) of the vehicle.
Information about the excess will be clearly stated in the price inclusion when you reserve a car on EasyRentCars.

Q2. How can I add an addtional driver?

You are advised to make a request upon your arrival at the rental counter. Additional charge per day will incur unless '1 Additional Driver Included' is stipulated on the rental.
Please note that the same licence and age requirement applys to the additonal driver. The addtional driver is supposed to present the required licence document along with the main driver at pickup.

Q3.What if I want to pick up or drop off my rental car out of office hours?

EasyRentCars will show you the car offers available at your chosen time on the search results.
However, pick-up or drop-off out of general opening hours may subject to an extra fee unless self-service pick-up or drop-off is available.
After you reserve a car on EasyRentCars, we will inform you of specific policy of the car hire company by email.

Q4. Can I take the hired car to another country or cross border?

If you want to pick up your car in one country and drop it in another, your search results will show you cars you can do that with.
If you're planning to cross any borders during your trip, bear in mind:
1. You may have to pay more.
There are often extra fees, taxes or additional cover you'll pay at the car hire counter.
2.It may not be allowed.
Depending on where you're hiring, you may not be able to take your car to another country.
Please email us if you want to take your hire car into a different country during your trip, and we'll talk you through your options.

Q5. Can I pick up my car at one location and return it at different location?

Yes. You can pick up the vehicle in one place and drop it off in another. An ‘one-way fee’ will incur. Whether it is inclued in the rental price or what additional cost may arise will be clearly stated at the time of booking on EasyRentCars.
Please inform the car hire company of your drop-off location when you pick up the vehicle or contact them directly during your trip. You will find a phone number on the rental agreement you signed at pickup.

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