Oaxaca Airport Car Rentals

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Considering renting a car in Oaxaca? If you plan to explore the historic center, it’s best to walk. Taxis and buses are good for getting around downtown and avoiding traffic issues.

However, if you wish to take day trips to mountain towns, craft villages, and ancient Zapotec ruins, renting a car provides the flexibility and freedom to explore the city at your own pace.

Before you go ahead and reserve your rental car, we recommend reading through our guide to Oaxaca Airport car rentals below.

Fast Facts

Language: Spanish, Mayan

Local Currency: The local currency in Oaxaca is the Mexican peso (MXN). We recommend withdrawing pesos at one of the Oaxaca Airport ATMs before arriving at your accommodations in the city.

Driving Rules: The law states that driving must always be on the right-hand side of the road.

Oaxaca Country Code: +52 We recommend taking a look at these dialing instructions in case of emergencies.

Speed Limits: 40 km/h (25 mph) in the city, 80 km/h (50 mph) on open roads and 100-110km/h (62-68 mph) on major highways and roads.

Average Oaxaca Gas Prices: Check the latest gas prices in Oaxaca. Note to tourists — Please remember that Oaxaca gas prices are shown in liters, not gallons. There are approximately 3.78 liters in 1 gallon.

Types of Car Rentals

Oaxaca car rental options include everything from standard sedans to compact SUVs and station wagons, with daily rental rates as low as $14 USD per day.

🌟 Pro Tip: Deeply discounted rates can be found with unlimited mileage when searching for weekly car rentals!

Vehicle Type:Model:Rates P/D:
MiniChevrolet Beat or similar$14.18
EconomyChevrolet Onix or similar$33.78
CompactVW Gol or similar$15.72
Full-sizeChevrolet Cavalier or similar$24.89
IntermediateChevrolet Aveo or similar$17.69
StandardVolkswagen Vento or similar$19.66
PremiumVolkswagen Jetta or similar$33.27
Economy EliteChevrolet Onix or similar$33.78
Standard SUVVolkswagen T-Roc or similar$33.27
Mini SUVKia Soul or similar$85.67
Compact SUVNissan Kicks or similar$95.93
Intermediate SUVRenault Stepway or similar$33.27
Full-size VanToyota Avanza or similar$104.69
Note: When renting a car at Oaxaca Airport, make sure to book ahead before you arrive and try different dates to get the best prices.

Car Rental Companies

The Oaxaca International Airport is home to a variety of car rental agencies including Europcar, Hertz, Keddy, MEX RENT A CAR, and Thrifty.

🚙 Car Rental Company:⭐ Rating (1-10):💰 Rates:
Europcar6.0 stars🔍 Check Rates
Hertz5.1 stars🔍 Check Rates
Keddy4.7 stars🔍 Check Rates
MEX RENT A CAR6.3 stars🔍 Check Rates
Thrifty4.4 stars🔍 Check Rates

Frequently Asked Questions

Here are some frequently asked questions about renting cars at Oaxaca International Airport — from rental car requirements to vehicle types, insurance options, recommended car rental agencies, and more.

What are the requirements to rent a car at Oaxaca Airport?

Renting a car in Oaxaca will require you to present proof of a valid driver’s license and a major credit card in your name. The driver must be at least 21 years of age. Some rental agencies might require you to be 25 or older. Always be sure to check with the rental agency before signing a car lease agreement.

Do I need an international license to rent a car in Oaxaca?

Usually, just having a valid driver’s license from your home country is enough in Oaxaca. However, it’s a good idea to get an International Drivers Permit (IDP) before arriving in Oaxaca as a backup in case of an emergency.

How much money does it cost to rent a car in Oaxaca?

Car rental rates at Oaxaca Airport start at around $14 USD per day. Prices can change based on your travel dates, how long you need the car, the type of vehicle, insurance, and other factors.

How do I make a car rental reservation at Oaxaca Airport?

We recommend booking your Oaxaca Airport rental car online in advance by clicking here or by filling out the car rental widget located at the top of this page.

What type of car should I rent in Oaxaca?

The type and size of the rental car that you rent in Oaxaca will depend on the size of your group and your budget.

Here are six different types of vehicles you can rent at Oaxaca Airport:

Car Rental Type:# of PassengersModel / Make:
Small Car (Mini, Economy)1-3Chevrolet Beat or similar
Medium Car (Compact)3-5VW Gol or similar
Large Car (Standard, Intermediate & Full-Size, Premium)3-5Volkswagen Vento or similar
SUVs (Standard, Intermediate, Full-Size, Premium)5-7Volkswagen T-Roc or similar
Van (Mini, Compact, Full-Size)5-7Toyota Avanza or similar

Do I need insurance for a rental car at Oaxaca Airport?

We highly recommend purchasing full coverage car insurance for visitors who are planning on renting a car in Oaxaca. At just $8.30 USD per day, this is an absolute no brainer. Learn more about what full coverage car insurance means and exactly what it covers below.

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