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Mexico City lies in the heart of the country and offers an unrivaled insight into the many layers of the country’s history. Rent a car through Orbitz to explore this thrilling capital before venturing into the surrounding region. Your car could take you to Aztec pyramids, colonial towns and scenic escapes.
Mexico City is a thrilling, vibrant destination to explore by rental car, but it does require a bit of insider knowledge to navigate the rental rules. We’ve answered the big questions below.
All the major car rental brands, including Economy, Fox, Alamo, EZ, Advantage, Payless, National, Europcar, Avis and more rent cars in Mexico City, both in the center and at the airport.
Make sure you pack your valid driver’s license and credit card. Some suppliers recommend that you take an International Driving Permit with you, too, although it is not required by law.
The law in Mexico states that you must be 21 years old and you must have held your license for over 2 years. Bear in mind that you may still be charged extra if you’re under 25.
Note that all car rental agencies in Mexico will require you to take out, at the very least, basic personal liability insurance. This charge applies even if it’s covered by your own insurance policy.
In order to reduce congestion, you will not be allowed to drive in Mexico City or the Megalopolis Zone one day of each week in your rental car. The day you cannot drive is determined by the license plate – just ask your car rental provider.
Renting a car in Mexico City opens up all of Mexico’s capital to you, as well as the wonders situated around its edges. We’ve highlighted three of the most exciting places to explore in this region.
The historic center of the city is packed with cultural delights, including the grand, awe-inspiring plaza of the Zocalo. Here you’ll find the vast Metropolitan Cathedral, the National Palace and the Supreme Court. While you’re in central Mexico City, don’t miss the National Museum of Anthropology, an acclaimed and sprawling attraction celebrating Mexican culture through the centuries. Find it in the stunning Bosque del Chapultepec park.
This Mesoamerican marvel and UNESCO World Heritage site is just a short drive north of Mexico City and is unarguably one of the region’s most impressive historical attractions. Gape in awe at the Temple of Quetzalcóatl, a pyramid famed for over 300 stone sculptures. If you need to know more, the on-site museum will shed light on the fascinating history of these ruins.
Discover why Taxco has been named the “Pueblo Mágico,” or magical village. Colonial architecture spills down the hillsides of this irresistibly charming escape, which is under three hours away from Mexico City. Sightseeing highlights include the twin-towered Santa Prisca church and the art museum hosted in Humboldt House, but it’s equally enchanting just to wander around with no end-point in mind.