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Tijuana Car Hire

Tijuana Car Hire

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Pick-up location Tijuana
Rental locations 32
Airport locations 17

Tijuana car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Avis
avis
Best rated
7.6 Good (2,242 reviews)
3 locations in Tijuana
Avis
Locations in Tijuana
Abelardo Rodriguez Intl Airport
+52 664 683 8586
Blvd Sanchez Taboada 1160-A, downtown
+52 664 683 0605
Boulevard Cuauhtemoc Norte 12602
+52 664 210 8675
Rated no. 2
Alamo
alamo
9.2 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Tijuana
Alamo
Locations in Tijuana
Boulevard Cuauhtemoc
+52 664 683 8084
Tijuana Zona Del Rio
+52 664 686 4040
  • 10.0
  • 6.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent
9 May 2018
Pros: Amazing drop off attendant and chofer to take you to the airport
Rated no. 3
Firefly
firefly
8.8 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Tijuana
Firefly
Locations in Tijuana
Carretera Aeropuerto Sn
0180 0709 5010
Rated no. 4
Enterprise
enterprise
6.4 Good (1 review)
3 locations in Tijuana
Enterprise
Locations in Tijuana
Abelardo L Rodriguez
+52 664 683 8483
Abelardo L Rodriguez
+52 664 683 8483
Av Netzahualcoyotl 1640 Betw
+52 664 683 5500
  • 6.0
  • 10.0
  • 10.0
  • 4.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
6.4 Good
3 Apr 2019
Pros: It was a nice car.
Cons: There is a $100usd non-negitiable “basic insurance” charge that I was not told about before renting the vehicle. Instead of $75 for my rental, I had to pay $175. That was rather upsetting.
Rated no. 5
Budget
budget
5.8 Okay (4 reviews)
2 locations in Tijuana
Budget
Locations in Tijuana
Av. Independencia #1220
+52 624 973 2068
Carretera Aeropuerto
+52 664 683 8538
  • 6.0
  • 6.5
  • 6.0
  • 5.5
  • 5.0
Recent reviews
6.0 Good
31 May 2019
Cons: Clean
2.0 Mediocre
27 Jul 2019
Pros: No car available!!
10.0 Excellent
3 Dec 2016
Easy Rental
Pros: They were very open and easy to talk to. Got us in and out quick.
Cons: Bathroom wasn't working.
5.2 Okay
12 Feb 2017
Learn Spanish
Pros: Everyone was very nice, but because I don't speak Spanish and there were no English speakers there and the forms were in Spanish.....you get the idea.
Cons: I had to pay for an entire extra day because I didn't understand what I was being told. Really my fault because I was ina Spanish speaking country. However, they did say on the phone that there was an English speaker available.
Rated no. 6
National
national
5.2 Okay (1 review)
2 locations in Tijuana
National
Locations in Tijuana
Abelardo L. Rodriguez
+52 664 683 8483
Av Nezahuatcoyotl 1640 Betw
+52 664 683 5500
  • 2.0
  • 8.0
  • 8.0
  • 6.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay
9 Oct 2019
Pros: Only the car.
Cons: When I made the reservation it said protection was included, but at the pick up time, they charge me an additional cost for insurance at almost the price of my three day rental. It was 70 dlls more than the 28 for the rental price. Please notify this before when you announce a price.
Rated no. 7
Hertz
hertz
4.8 Okay (1 review)
2 locations in Tijuana
Hertz
Locations in Tijuana
Av. Paseo De Los Heroes
0180 0709 5000
Carretera Aeropuerto
+52 999 911 8040
  • 4.0
  • 8.0
  • 6.0
  • 2.0
  • 4.0
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay
16 Apr 2018
Cons: Location of car pick-up was different than advertised. Lots of hidden fees. Inefficient pick-up/drop-off process (long wait and processing times). Although we didn't have high expectations for the economy model car we rented, the brakes and steering we're pretty sketchy.
Rated no. 8
Thrifty
thrifty
3.6 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in Tijuana
Thrifty
Locations in Tijuana
Carr, Aeropuerto
180 0021 2277
  • 3.0
  • 5.0
  • 4.0
  • 4.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay
22 Dec 2016
OK car rental experience
Pros: The car was clean and it got us from Tijuana to Loreto safely.
Cons: This was my first time using Thrifty to rent a car. They wouldn't be my first choice in the future, though the workers at the store were nice the car wasn't great. It didn't do well with any road that wasn't in perfect condition so the car ride was bumpy and loud. In addition the car didn't do well on gas. The bathroom facilities at Thrifty were disgusting as the toilet didn't work (left over bathroom waste was left in the toilet) and there was no running water or hand sanitizer so I'm not sure how coworkers washed their hands.
2.0 Mediocre
12 Jan 2017
Poor tire condition and charge for tiny scratch.
Pros: They charged me for a suppose scratch smaller than a the size of nail that I did not made. Also rented me a car with tires in very poor condition and I had to replace the car as the wires from the tires could already be seen from its wear.
Rated no. 9
Payless
3.0 Mediocre (4 reviews)
2 locations in Tijuana
Payless
Locations in Tijuana
Avenida Independencia #1220
+52 664 973 0050
Carretera Aeropuerto
+52 664 683 8011
  • 2.5
  • 3.0
  • 3.0
  • 2.5
  • 4.0
Recent reviews
4.8 Okay
17 Apr 2017
Cons: They did not have the SUV we reserved and we had to go to Budget to get the car.
3.2 Mediocre
11 Oct 2017
Lots of Extra Fees - bait and switch
Cons: Mexico has a long way to go in meeting US standards, even for US brands. No matter what you call to confirm, the extras accumulate. We reserved and PAID for a larger, newer Jeep SUV. We got a smaller, dirty, dented, old Nissan SUV. Despite calling ahead and confirming the details, they told us that despite my PLATINUM Mexican insurance, I would have to give a $15,000 USD deposit if I didn't purchase their third party insurance, billed separately, for 100% of the cost of my rental - doubling my cost. Additionally, they wanted a $1000 USD deposit - which i talked them down to $350 - also unplanned. And on return, they found about 10 hairs in the car where a dog sat on my lap for a few minutes outside my house. That was a $50 charge. Keep in mind that in Mexico, a premium car wash at a modern facility is $3-5 tops. I asked them for a brush and they refused. We then argued about the mileage, which was unlimited - he slipped a gas charge on that i had removed - since i returned the tank at 100% - filled just outside the location. Then he tried to charge for every scratch he found - which was all found on the pre rental check. It was a 30 minute return of arguing and gauging - very unpleasant and of course, you're in a rush to catch your flight.. Then he tried to tell me the charges were in USD and gave me an absurd exchange rate - 15.5 instead of 17. The rate is always in pesos - with your bank doing the conversion - so he would have reconverted back to pesos anyway. Very, very disappointing.
2.0 Mediocre
4 Jan 2018
my reservation was cancelled upon arrival
Cons: my reservation was cancelled upon arrival
2.0 Mediocre
27 Feb 2018
No Cars avaialble !!!!!
Cons: At the time of pick-up there were no cars no other sizes nothing !!!! Just told me "Sorry"......
Rated no. 10
Dollar
dollar
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Tijuana
Dollar
Locations in Tijuana
Carr, Aeropuerto
180 0365 1111
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
19 Apr 2017
Cons: I would like to be contacted I never rented a vcehical any where 586 552 1144
Rated no. 11
Europcar
europcar
2.0 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Tijuana
Europcar
Locations in Tijuana
AV. PADRE KINO No. 10298 LOCAL C1
+52 664 882 9275
Gral Abelardo L.rodriguez Airport
+52 664 682 9275
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
  • 2.0
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre
6 May 2018
Prices wrong. Very wrong and so not take debit cards
Cons: Prices wrong. Very wrong and so not take debit cards
keddy by Europcar
keddy
3 locations in Tijuana
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Tijuana
10298, Av. Padre Kino
Avenida Padre Kino Lote 1 Mnz 64,- Zona Rio Tijuana,Colonia Libertad
Gral Abelardo L.Rodriguez Airport- Col Mesa De Otay
Sunnycars
sunnycars
3 locations in Tijuana
Sunnycars
Locations in Tijuana
Avenida Padre Kino 10298 Local C1
Blvd. R.Sanchez Taboada No.10401
Gral Abelardo L.Rodriguez Airport
Ace
ace
1 location in Tijuana
Ace
Locations in Tijuana
Blvd.Cuahutemoc # 6
+52 334 170 8243
Advantage
advantage
1 location in Tijuana
Advantage
Locations in Tijuana
Tijuana Airport - Europcar Gral Abelardo L. Rodriguez AP
0180 0777 5500
MEXRENTACAR
mexrentacar
1 location in Tijuana
MEXRENTACAR
Locations in Tijuana
Blvd. Aeropuerto #3308
+52 334 170 8243
Sixt
sixtrentacar
1 location in Tijuana
Sixt
Locations in Tijuana
Ave Padre Kino 10298
+52 664 634 3303
16 travellers who rented a car in Tijuana gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.5

Car Rental Locations in or near Tijuana

When to book a hire car in Tijuana

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Top tips for renting a car in Tijuana

  • Just along the United States-Mexico border, Tijuana is the perfect place to explore with a hire car. Ditch the unreliable public transportation and drive around the city at your own pace. Not only that, you can also head south along the Baja California peninsula for some stunning views, including a chance to see the whales in Guerrero Negro.
  • You’ll find that most of the major hire car agencies operate at Tijuana International Airport (TIJ), also known as General Abelardo L. Rodríguez, including Hertz and Enterprise. The car hire desks are situated in the Arrivals Hall of the airport’s terminal. You’ll need an International Driving Permit to rent a car in Mexico, as well as insurance.
  • While Tijuana isn’t hard to navigate, a GPS always comes in handy. Because of its warm temperatures, the city sees a rise in tourism in April as well as in August, so beware that Tijuana will be more crowded during those seasons. Avenida Revolucion is the main avenue, so avoid driving there if you want to skip the crowds, and simply explore the area on foot instead.
  • Rush hour traffic in Tijuana is heavily influenced by its location near the border. If you want to cross into, or out of, the United States, avoid Friday and Sunday evenings as you will likely encounter heavy traffic jams. Evening rush hour traffic, starting from 5 p.m., can result in heavy congestion along the 5 and 805.
  • Book your rental car in Tijuana at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Tijuana

What is the best rental car company in Tijuana?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Tijuana are Alamo (8.7, 6476 reviews), Avis (7.6, 2242 reviews), and Sixt (7.5, 1062 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Tijuana?

Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Tijuana?

If you’re driving in Tijuana only for business and don’t require much passenger or luggage space, then a compact car is enough. But if you’re looking to go on a road trip along the coast to places like Rosarito beach, a convertible can be a great option for when the weather is nice. If you’re with a group of friends or family, a van is a good option.

What's the speed limit in Tijuana?

The speed limit in urban areas is typically 60 km/h (37 mph), unless otherwise posted. The speed limit on urban throughways ranges between 60 and 80 km/h (37-50 mph), and on rural highways it ranges between 70 and 90 km/h (43-55 mph). Major highways outside cities have a maximum limit of 110 km/h (68 mph).

How are gas prices in Tijuana?

The average petrol prices in Tijuana are around 69.81 MXN ($3.50 USD) per gallon. Some petrol stations may offer lower prices of about 60.53 MXN ($3.03 USD) per gallon, but you can also find prices as high as 75.71 MXN ($3.79 USD) per gallon. If you need to go to the petrol station, avoid going during evening rush hour as you will likely get stuck in big lines.

Where are the best places to park in Tijuana?

The best option is to find accommodation that can provide parking, as street parking in the city center can be challenging, and it is usually time-restricted. You can park at the border cross parking lot, with rates starting at $8 per 8 hours. You can also park at the airport for long-term stays, with rates ranging between $12 and $16 per day.