This page is a resource for those of your who are planning on renting a car in Merida and exploring all that the Yucatan Peninsula has to offer — at your pace and on your schedule.
If you’re in search of a quick, easy and hassle-free car rental experience, we highly recommend booking your Merida Airport car rental well in advance of your arrival in order to avoid waiting in long lines at the rental agency counter.
Merida Airport Arrivals Area — Photo credits: Airport411.com
Language: Spanish is the official language in Merida, Mexico. Mayan can be found as well here. While English is prevalent in Merida, do not expect police and other officials outside of the city to speak English fluently or at all.
Local Currency: Car rentals will be charged in MXN (Mexican Peso) or USD depending on whether you agree to pay in pesos or dollars via your credit card.
Driving Rules: Driving is always done on the right-hand side of the road.
Mexico Country Code: +52 — See dialing instructions in case of emergencies.
Speed Limits: 30 km/h (19 mph) in Centro Merida, 50 km/h (31 mph) on main avenues, 80 km/h (50 mph) on Periferico and a maximum of 110 km/h (68 mph) on all highways and federal roads.
Average Gasoline Prices in Merida: Check latest prices (Regular, Premium & Diesel). US Tourists — Remember that prices are shown in liters, not gallons.
Types of Merida Rental Cars
Car types range from economy to full-size vehicles, with rates averaging around $41 USD per day. Please note that there are deals to be found for weekly and longer term rentals that are booked in advance.
We’ve seen Merida car rental deals as low as $11 USD per day when renting from Merida Airport so be sure to keep your eyes peeled and play with dates to find the best rates possible.
|Car Rental Type:||Model/Make:||Rates From:|
|Small Car (Mini, Economy)||Chevy Spark or similar.||$27.30/day|
|Medium Car (Compact)||VW Gol or similar.||$37.12/day|
|Premium Car (Standard)||Toyota Camry or similar.||$47.66/day|
|Large Car (Standard, Intermediate & Full-Size)||VW Vento or similar.||$46.70/day|
|SUVs (Standard, Intermediate, Full-Size, Premium)||Nissan X-Trail or similar.||$51.20/day|
|Van (Mini, Compact, Full-Size)||Mitsubishi Xpander or similar||$40.64/day|
Merida Airport Car Rental Companies
Our dedicated car rental partner has established relationships with some of the top rated car rental companies in Merida.
While some Merida rental agencies have booths inside the arrivals area of Merida International Airport, the actual offices are located directly across the street from the airport.
|Car Rental Company:||⭐ Rating (1-10):||Rates:|
|America Car Rental||7.1 stars||🔍 Check Rates & Availability|
|Avis Merida Airport||8.7 stars||🔍 Check Rates & Availability|
|Budget Merida Airport||7.8 stars||🔍 Check Rates & Availability|
|Economy Rent A Car Merida Airport||6.1 stars||🔍 Check Rates & Availability|
|Enterprise Merida Airport||8.8 stars||🔍 Check Rates & Availability|
|Hertz Merida Airport||8.1 stars||🔍 Check Rates & Availability|
|Keddy Merida Airport||8.5 stars||🔍 Check Rates & Availability|
|MEX Rent A Car Merida Airport||6.7 stars||🔍 Check Rates & Availability|
|NUCarrentals||6.5 stars||🔍 Check Rates & Availability|
|Traveller Car Rental Merida Airport||8.7 stars||🔍 Check Rates & Availability|
Frequently Asked Questions
Below, you’ll find a list of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to Merida Airport car rentals — from rental car requirements to vehicle types, insurance coverage, recommended car rental agencies and more.
How much does it cost to rent a car in Merida?
Merida Airport car rental rates can be found for as low as $11 USD per day but are generally in the range of $30-50/day during peak season. Of course, rates will vary depending on dates, duration, type of vehicle and more.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Merida?
Please note that you plan on renting a car in Merida, you must be at least 21 years old and you must also provide proof of a valid drivers license from your home country.
Can I rent a car in Merida if I’m under the age of 21?
Yes, Merida car rentals are available for renters who are under the age of 21 years old but are generally charged at a much higher rate (sometimes 2x higher) and will be added on to the final cost of your MID rental car before checkout. As always, be sure to check the final cost of your rental before proceeding to finalize your transaction.
What type of car should I rent in Merida?
The type and size of the rental car that you rent in Merida will depend on the size of your group as well as your budget.
As a general rule, we usually recommend the following:
- 1-4 passengers: Small (Mini or Economy Car)
- 3-5 passengers: Medium (Compact Car)
- 5-7 passengers: Large car or or SUV
- 7 or more passengers: Van
What is the most popular rental car in Merida?
The most popular rental cars in Merida include the Chevy Aveo (Small Car), Renault Logan (Compact Car), Toyota Avanza (Large Car) and Kia Sportage (SUV).
What is the cheapest Merida car rental available?
The cheapest Merida car rentals we’ve ever seen were found for $11 to $13 USD per day including taxes and fees. Remember that while cheap car rentals don’t always equate to low quality vehicles, they generally come with the hassles of dealing with less than satisfactory customer service.
How much does rental car insurance cost?
Full coverage insurance is available and highly recommended for visitors who are planning on renting a car in Merida, especially considering how affordable it is at just $6.84 USD per day. Learn more about what full coverage means and exactly what it covers below.
Is it safe to rent a car in Merida?
Yes, Merida is the safest place to rent a car in Mexico due to the city being located in the safest state in the country (Ranked #1 of 32 states in Mexico).
Is it worth it to purchase full coverage insurance?
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Editorial Team • Airport411.com