Oaxaca car rentals

Oaxaca car rentals

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Oaxaca, OA, Mexico
14 Dec — 21 Dec
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Oaxaca, OA, Mexico
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Oaxaca car rental information

Pick-up locationOaxaca
Rental locations18
Airport locations12

Oaxaca car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Europcar
Best rated
4.8 Okay (18 reviews)
2 locations in Oaxaca
Europcar
Locations in Oaxaca
  • 5.5
  • 5.1
  • 4.2
  • 4.5
  • 4.5
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay8 Mar 2021
yesthey make you buy insurance. it cost more than the rental
10.0 Excellent25 Jan 2020
It was a worry free experience. Got the car and dropped it off with no worry. Just be aware of the time and day of the experience. I went on a slow week and there was just one person doing all so I had to wait a bit . I understand this..
2.0 Mediocre6 Jul 2019
The price I was quoted from the kayak wasn’t honored and I was charged four times the price when picking up the car.
2.4 Mediocre5 Feb 2019
The person I dealt with at the counter was friendly and helpful. It's Europcar's policies that are the problem.I reserved a car months in advance at a good price. However, Europcar would not honour that price saying that CDW was compulsory. The first offer was $50 US per day which would have meant the total would be 4 times what I reserved. This input box isn't big enough to express my disgust.
2.0 Mediocre3 Apr 2018
Europcar was a shell - they did not deliver - avoid in Oaxaca, MexicoEuropcar's car was not ready in Oaxaca, Mexico. They promised a car, but it did not show up. They then found a car from another agency that wound up being more expensive, a huge hassle to get, and had issues. I will never trust Europcar again.
2.0 Mediocre20 Dec 2017
scamThe real rate was 10 times what was quoted due to insurance. I've travelled to a lot of places and my credit card has always been accepted for insurance purposes. Made me not trust them.
8.0 Excellent16 Nov 2017
Everything went well customer services was helpful, the car was good I do, being the first time I use their services.One think I don't like is the time it's taking a lot of time to refound the co-pay /insurance that's charge on your credit card. Is that normal.
5.6 Okay8 Nov 2017
The car was brand new, compact, and perfect for the Mexican roads.The online booking price was very misleading. When we landed we were quoted a total rental price of over seven times our online booking price, once the mandatory Mexican insurance had been factored in. We balked at this and then the operator miraculously adjusted the price to only three times our online rental price, making the whole transaction feel arbitrary and opportunistic. When returning the car (Nov. 7, 2017), there were union blockades of all major highways into and out of Oaxaca (https://www.garda.com/crisis24/news-alerts/77446/mexico-major-protest-in-oaxaca-november-7) and gas stations along the road to the airport were closed or inaccessible. This made it impossible to refill our tank, while the 15 minute drive from town to the airport took almost two hours, and we made it to the airport only half an hour before our scheduled flight. Not only were Europcar staff completely unsympathetic, but they insisted on charging us a refuelling price five times higher than the normal fuel price. When I protested and, given the circumstances, offered to pay the gas station price, the staff suggested the price would change if I paid in cash, once again leading to feelings of opportunism. We paid the full quoted refuelling price using credit card and will take up this whole situation with Europcar.
2.0 Mediocre6 Jun 2017
SuckedNothingThe staff was so rude, I didn't rent the car, cuz the dude was so stupid, and careless
2.0 Mediocre11 Apr 2017
they advertise falsely. disappointed but glad I didn't rent from them.
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Rated no. 2
Alamo
4.1 Okay (17 reviews)
2 locations in Oaxaca
Alamo
Locations in Oaxaca
  • 4.7
  • 4.4
  • 3.9
  • 3.7
  • 3.5
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent17 Oct 2021
They were pretty accommodating -- wasn't sure how different drop off locations would work in Mexico, but it was pretty seamless. Got me a good ole' Nissan March and she made it from Oaxaca to Mazunte.
1.9 Horrible5 Sep 2021
I went to pick it up and they said they didn't have it. Then said they could get me a car for double the price. I walked out.
1.9 Horrible16 Aug 2021
I showed up the day before my reservation just to make sure everything was OK. They said it was. They showed me the car. Then when I came the next day to pick it up they told me the radio wasn't working. I was about to take it on a long drive so I wanted the radio to be working and they said it would take several hours to get a replacement car. They also refused to provide discount or credit for the inconvenience so I ended up using Europcar instead and it was actually a bit cheaper.
1.9 Horrible6 Aug 2021
They did not honor my reservation and told me no cars were available. I did not rent from them.
1.9 Horrible18 Jul 2021
Horrible experience. I tried to decline commission insurance because my credit card company covers it, and the guy just wouldn’t let me do it and not only that he wasted over an hour of my time.
6.0 Good18 May 2021
this place is a scam. the cost was doublesee above
2.0 Mediocre6 Jan 2021
NothingWe showed up day before to confirm and we’re told to come back next day. Arrived on time following day and were simply told, “there aren’t any cars to rent. Goodbye.”
4.4 Okay11 Nov 2020
The car ran.They gave us a different car than asked and charged us $490 instead of $260. I’d like to dispute this.
2.0 Mediocre2 Aug 2019
Friendly, but not helpful.When we arrived to Alamo to pick up our reserves car, they informed us that they had no vehicles. Nor did any other Alamos in the city. Even thought they had my email and phone number, no attempt was made to tell me that there were no vehicles. We would have made other plans, but by then it ws 2 lat
2.0 Mediocre25 Jul 2019
We missed our connecting flight from Mexico City to Oaxaca where we were suppose to pick up our car. We called that were going to be 6 hours late picking up car. Only to get there and the staff not being able hang on to a car for us. Never ended get car, none available for us.Maybe allowed the extended pick up time do to unforeseen circumstances. Offer options.
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Rated no. 3
Hertz
3.5 Mediocre (12 reviews)
2 locations in Oaxaca
Hertz
Locations in Oaxaca
  • 4.1
  • 4.1
  • 3.6
  • 2.8
  • 3.5
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2.0 Mediocre30 Nov 2020
Staff was very rude and does not care about anything but money, I am a member of the U.S. armed forces and I was born in Oaxaca and this place does not represent Hertz at all. I’ve had better experience in other Hertz locations but this one only cares about money and how to weasel more out of you. I received a really scratched vehicle and was charged more than what I originally booked it for and was forced to sign a contract because I had no other choice since I had an ill family member.I just honestly wish they had clear pictures with the customers they work with and not try and weasel a bigger a higher price for cars that in the U.S.A. You would get for 40$ a day and there they are asking 100$ a day
4.4 Okay18 Feb 2020
Good sized carPrice online did not reflect actual price of rental car. Poor signage and instruction for car return.
2.8 Mediocre3 Jan 2020
The staff told me "the wheels are broken" on the car I reserved and forced me to pay an additional 100.00$ US upsale on a larger vehicle.It would be nice to have available the car and price seen on Kayak. Hertz at this location should not be able to use online reservation services, it seems they are using them as a bottleneck to force travelers to pay premium prices
2.0 Mediocre8 May 2018
Bad they did not treated me wellNoneToo much money they charged me
2.0 Mediocre18 Apr 2018
WARNINGThe roads are death traps, third world country roads at its finest. Animals on the road to Puerto escondido from Oaxaca city, it was a terrifying experience, wouldn't recommend it to no one. PLEASE do not drive these roads, no reception, ambulance, or any kind of proper medical attention in case of an emergency. You have been warned.
2.0 Mediocre10 Apr 2018
There was no car available. Was this a scam?NothingThe total lack of car availability was extremely inconvenient. The very low price of the daily rental should have been a tip-off to me that it was not a real deal. I cannot really fault Hertz for this, I believe Kayak has no idea about doing business in Mexico.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jan 2018
They gave my reservation awayNothing as I was not able to rent a car through Hertz... since it is the high tourist season they gave my reserved car away to someone else because I arrived 10 mins after the time i said I would arriveEverything.. they gave my car away and there were no others to rent since it is the high season
2.0 Mediocre29 Dec 2017
ExperienceHertz was unable to respect my reservations because I was late due to my flight being delayed by a half hour. Hertz should have found another accommodation for my family of 5, instead they said I would have to take a car that was 4 times more expensive than the initial quote.
2.0 Mediocre2 May 2017
When I arrived I was told they had no more cars. Besides this, the man working at the desk was rude and mocking.
6.8 Good20 Mar 2017
Pick up was great! Drop off was more difficult. We had let the agent know we needed to drop off the car between 6 and 6:30AM. He gave us instructions to park in front of the airport. When we got to the airport there was no agent. We approached a number of people to assist us, nobody knew quite what to do. We had to check in for our flight, so were unable to sit with the car. The agent arrived just before the car was towed (thank goodness!). But everybody was very nice! The 7:30 flight to Houston is a regularly scheduled flight from that airport. It would be helpful to have the desk staffed earlier than 7:00.
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Rated no. 4
Economy Rent a Car
2.9 Mediocre (21 reviews)
2 locations in Oaxaca
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Oaxaca
  • 3.2
  • 2.9
  • 2.7
  • 3
  • 2.8
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre11 Nov 2021
It was a disgrace meeting your company NEVER MORE!!
1.9 Horrible12 Oct 2021
Well we never received the car,since the company was not located where were suppose to pick up the car horrible experience we ended up just renting with a different company
1.9 Horrible28 Sep 2021
When I showed up the They no booking and no cars. I have been fighting with you and carrentals.com, your supplier, for 3 MONTHS. WHERE IS MY REFUND
4.0 Okay29 Jun 2021
Car was clean and price was relatively inexpensive.The car had a dying battery which we had to replace ourselves out on the road. They reimbursed us for the battery and cables (that we bought to try to jumpstart the old one), but they didn't reimburse our taxi and time costs. Also, insurance prices are very high and they all came upon signing papers.
2.0 Mediocre3 Jun 2021
Unfortunately, checked in early to receive a car! There were no cars to be had.... this was around 830am, told me she should receive one by 5pm in the evening! That did not work as were driving 5 hrs away to the beaches! Will not rent from this company again! Very disappointed....Offer the car that is promised to the guest!
2.0 Mediocre30 May 2021
Despite our many problems (see below), the staff were relatively friendly and helpful. (For example, the manager provided us with his personal cell number when we called to express our concern that the engine light had gone on and we were afraid of breaking down on a remote road somewhere.)Our problems were many. Kayak linked us to carrentals.com which announced on their website that the rental price included the liability insurance required by the Mexican government. However, there was nothing mentioning this on the confirmation documents that we received and Economy Rentacar told us that we needed to buy our own policy @ $18 US per day. (They did lower it to about $16 per day after we complained.) They told us that the car we rented was a 2019 model but the registration said it was a 2015 and it looked and ran like it was even older. It had not been cleaned in a very long time and was filthy inside. It had dents, scratches and peeling paint on almost every square inch, really a piece of junk. We have rented cars all over the world and this was by far our worst experience. A bad mark for Kayak and car rentals.com as well, we felt ripped off from beginning to end.
8.0 Excellent7 May 2021
Staff was helpful and pick up and drop off were good.The price quoted on Kayak website is not accurate. The cost of about $5/day is really about $23/day because of required insurance, even though other websites covering car rental is Mexico say the insurance is required to be included in quoted prices. Note that they will put a $1500 hold on you credit card for possible car damage even if your credit card covers any damage to the car. Also note that what they call an intermediate car is really a compact. Otherwise interaction with car local company is good. Rental date April 2021.
4.0 Okay12 Nov 2019
Stuff was good, thanks Marco for understanding, but when you return car 1:30 hours later, because its hard to predict traffic-jam in new city in festival day + serpentine 8 hours road before and rental ask you for additional day (but the day before in this great rental was NO cars, despite my booking was 1 month before and only 1 option from rental was - wait please 8 hours! 8 hours !!! ou, and even no appologies or of course compensation) So bad experience at all.Try to help me to answer after you read previous message
2.0 Mediocre2 Nov 2019
The original price. False, turns out you also have to purchase insurance on top of your insurance (don’t do it), an undisclosed deposit was required, vehicle wasn’t even there to rent even though I booked it weeks in advance, booked in advance and couldn’t get a refund, and if it says there’s an airport location think twice, because it was incorrect. Avoid this place!!!Airport location, full transparency on pricing, available customer service, vehicles to be available when you pay in advance. It goes on...
2.0 Mediocre2 Nov 2019
Skip this place. They didn’t have a vehicle even though it was booked weeks in advance. They wanted a previously undisclosed deposit that happened to be outrageous. I couldn’t get a refund because I purchased in advance. They said they had a pickup and drop off at the airport, and didn’t find out it was 5 miles out until arriving back at the airport. This whole process was a disaster. I went with Europcar rentals instead, they were transparent, they had an airport location, and they had vehicles available.
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Rated no. 5
Thrifty
2 Mediocre (4 reviews)
1 location in Oaxaca
Thrifty
Locations in Oaxaca
  • 3
  • 3
  • 2
  • 2
  • 2
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre4 May 2021
They didn’t have the suv a rented and they offer another but smaller for the same priceBetter service
2.0 Mediocre3 May 2021
Nothing, they gave the rental away because I was an hour late from my pickup time.Actually have a rental available would have been nice.
2.0 Mediocre2 Apr 2021
The car was functional enough for the trip.The pick up was a mess. I game to pick up the car and was told a total different price and I got it down to around $340 when they told me it was going to be around $1100. Also Kayak told me a way lower price. The people took about 45mins to get my car as well. Very unprofessional. Lastly I was asked to leave $1400 as a deposit and was surprised because I was never told anything about that. I’m still figuring out to this day if they even returned my money to my account. Lastly, when I came to drop off the car, no one was available and I was close to kissing my flight cause of nobody expecting my car to be dropped off at the time I said. Very dissatisfied with the service and how things turned out. I honestly was stressed.
2.0 Mediocre16 Oct 2020
We had a reservation. Our flight was delayed when we got there no car available
Rated no. 6
Dollar
1.9 Horrible (4 reviews)
1 location in Oaxaca
Dollar
Locations in Oaxaca
  • 2.9
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
  • 1.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible27 Jul 2021
There was no car available. We wasted a day trying to rent a car from them and ultimately had to go somewhere else.
1.9 Horrible27 Jul 2021
I would never rent from them again, I requested an eight passenger suv and my family of seven was placed in a five passenger car for 3 days. After that we were placed in a small seven passenger car which engine lights started to come on after having it for 4 day. We took car back they would give us a different one they stated car was safe to drive.. I cancel my month contract and was still charged close to 800dlls..Never bookings with dollar again
1.9 Horrible15 Jul 2021
This Company and the Oaxaca address advertised do not exist, this reservations go through Hertz and we we show up in Oaxaca they told us the Van we reserved was in an accident 1 day before even do they send us a confirmation the day we arrived in Oaxaca that the Van was ready, we asked another Company in the airport and they try to stiff us for $225 per day, luckily we find another Company at really good price! But Hertz or Dollar rental no work your time!
2.0 Mediocre6 Jun 2021
Giving customers honestly answer to question customers ask
Sunnycars
3 locations in Oaxaca
Sunnycars
Locations in Oaxaca
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keddy by Europcar
2 locations in Oaxaca
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Oaxaca
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Firefly
1 location in Oaxaca
Firefly
Locations in Oaxaca
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NU Car
1 location in Oaxaca
NU Car
Locations in Oaxaca
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Rhodium
1 location in Oaxaca
Rhodium
Locations in Oaxaca
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76 travellers who rented a car in Oaxaca gave the car agency they used an average rating of 3.6

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Top tips for hiring a car in Oaxaca

  • Renting a car on your visit to Oaxaca is highly convenient for when your aim is flexibility while moving around the city and getting a feel of the rich Mexican culture. Oaxaca is known for being the capital, and one of the largest cities in Mexico therefore can get quite busy and crowded especially when using public transport. The airport is located in the outskirts of the city around 20min away from the city center. You should consider getting renting a car in Oaxaca to be able to visit some of the popular tourist attractions located outside of town, such as the Monte Alban, which is a 2500-year-old archaeological ruin and houses the Monte Alban Ruins Museum.
  • There are several Oaxaca car rentals conveniently situated at the Xoxocotlan International Airport such as Alamo, Sunnycars, Economy Rent a Car, Thrifty, Keddy, Dollar, Firefly, and Rhodium, whose agencies can be found at the terminal. Off-site car rentals in Oaxaca, such as Hertz, Europcar, and NU Car, are accessible via airport shuttles and taxis.
  • Like many major cities, visitors are advised to be cautious when moving through the streets of Oaxaca, which can get busy at times, with a few traffic violators. Motorists should be vigilant while driving as there are a few jaywalkers who may jump on the road without warning. Drivers are also warned to observe traffic rules while driving by not going over the speed limit or double parking on busy streets. It is also recommended that visitors opt for car rentals in Oaxaca with cars that have built-in GPS, to be able to maneuver through unfamiliar roads.
  • Since Oaxaca is known to be congested, visitors should expect to spend some time on the roads especially during rush hour, between 7am to 10am, and picks back up again at around 3pm to 6pm when people are heading back to their homes. The roads are sometimes filled with vendors and windshield cleaners who are known to contribute to the length of stay in traffic.
  • Book your rental car in Oaxaca at least 3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

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