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Car hire Mexico City
Car hire Mexico City


Mexico City is not only the largest city of Mexico, but also the largest of the American continent. The city center is full of historical buildings and palaces. Mexico City also has the largest number of museums in the world (yes, even more than New York or London).


It's estimated that about nine million people live in the city itself. In the whole metropolitan area of the Mexican capital live even more than 21 million people.


The city is located on an altitude of 2,200 meters and is surrounded on all sides by volcanoes, among which the famous Popocatépetl. Mexico City is built on swampy subsoil. For this reason the city drops a few centimeters every year.


Although some industries have been banned to other parts of Mexico to fight the air pollution in the capital, Mexico City remains the beating economic heart of the country. Among others textile, chemicals, furniture and electronic and pharmaceutical products are produced. There's also a steel industry. Tourism is an important pillar of local economy. Mexico City is visited by millions of tourists every year.

In addition, there's an extensive informal economy, best visible by the thousands of salesmen offering their goods in the streets.


The airport is situated east of Mexico City. Benito Juárez International Airport can be reached by rental car via the beltway (Viaducto and Periferico) around the city center. Keep in mind that traffic in Mexico City is extremely busy. Make sure to allow sufficient time to get to the airport from the city center.

Public Transport

The metro is one of the best ways to travel around in Mexico City. There are eleven lines with a combined length of more than 170 kilometers. There is also a good public bus system. There are two different types of busses. The official city busses (Metrobús) run reasonably efficient, because for the most part they drive on free bus lanes. The other form of bus transportation consists of smaller private busses, the so-called 'Peseros'. In addition there are 15 trolley bus lines.

Traffic and Parking

Traffic in Mexico City is chaotic and extremely busy. Add to this the fact that the city center consists of a crisscross of streets and it'll be clear that driving in Mexico City is not meant for everyone. The main (high)ways are often in good condition, but this isn't the case for city streets. Beware of cracks and holes in the road!

Finding a parking space is also difficult in the congested City. In the districts Zona Rosa, Chapultepec, Colonia Roma and Colonia Condesa official parking meters are placed. And don't think you can park for free in streets without parking meters. As soon as you park here you'll be approached by a so-called 'franelero', a non-official parking lot attendant who will ask you for a 'contribution' to look after your car.


There's a huge supply of accommodation in Mexico City. In the tourist district Zona Rosa you'll find mostly midrange hotels, while the more luxurious hotels are concentrated in the district of Polanco. The Centro Histórico houses many budget accommodations. There are also many hotels and guesthouses along the Paseo de la Reforma. Mexico City is visited all year round by many tourists and business people. We therefore recommend booking your hotel room well in advance.

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Is EasyTerra Car Hire the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Hire? at this location
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