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Driving Information Mexico


Driving Licence Requirements

The driving licence requirements in Mexico state that you must have a full driving licence that is valid in your country of residence. An international driver's licence is also recommended for a car hire in Cancun.

Age Restrictions

Although the legal driving age is 18, many car hire suppliers will only rent to people aged 25 or over and you must have held a driving licence for a minimum of 2 years.

Driving Distances

  • Playa del Carmen to Cancun - 70kms (1hour)

  • Guadalajara to Puerto Vallarta - 326kms (4hours)

Road Rules and Petrol Stations

General Mexico driving information, laws rules and regulations:

  • Driving in Mexico is on the right hand side of the road.

  • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Mexico are mandatory.

  • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

  • In order to reduce air pollution, Mexico City and some other regions of the country have introduced restrictions on driving. Cars will be forbidden from certain areas on particular days based on number plates. Be sure to check this information before driving your car hire in Mexico City.

  • All Mexico petrol stations have attendants. They also often have a small convenience store and you will usually find someone who speaks English if you need help or directions.


Most of the major highways in Mexico are toll roads (or 'Cuotas').  Routes which have toll roads connecting destinations also tend to have a free alternative road which will be more winding and scenic (but much longer). While driving in Mexico, watch the signs and follow the route for the road type you want to use. Charges vary, depending on the route, and how long the stretch of road is to the next major town or turn off. Tolls in Mexico are best paid with cash - some booths are starting to accept credit and debit cards, but not all.

Parking Information

Parking in Mexico is fairly limited and can sometimes be haphazard. Try to stick to allocated parking spaces to avoid getting blocked in.

One-way Car Hire

Domestic one-way car hire in Mexico is available on a request basis and require a three-day minimum rental length (fees will be determined at time of booking confirmation).  International one-way rentals are not currently permitted with any supplier.

With your car hire in Mexico it is important that you have looked through some of the above Mexico driving information, rules and regulations about driving a car to ensure you have the safest possible journey.


Cancun car hire starting at ú7 /per day*

*Rates shown are per day, based upon a 7-day car hire. Taxes and additional surcharges may apply.

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