If you plan on taking a rental car into Mexico, it is crucial to be familiar with any terms and conditions, and regulations and restrictions that may be set out by your preferred provider.
Below is information on travel with your car rental into Mexico that I have researched for you. Policy information is included for the following providers:
Alamo, Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Fox, Hertz, National, Payless and Thrifty.
Make sure to always check with the rental company directly about policies, as many companies only allow travel into Mexico with a rental car for specified vehicle types and from select locations only.
AlamoAccording to Alamo.com (opens in a new window) their vehicles are not allowed to travel into Mexico.
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DollarAccording to Dollar.com (opens in a new window) :
Their website was not very specific; it states: "Some office will allow their vehicles to cross international boundaries."
A renter would have to contact the office that they plan to rent from to see if that particular location will allow travel into Mexico with a rental car."You can find local contact information for a specific location at Enterprise.com (opens in a new window)
FoxAccording to FoxRentaCar.com (opens in a new window)
HertzAccording to Hertz.com Travel into Mexico is forbidden, UNLESS specifically indicated by the location that you are renting from.
National provided no information about crossing borders on their website.
PaylessAccording to PaylessCar.com (opens in a new window) geographic restrictions may apply and are location specific. In order to determine if a vehicle is permitted to leave the state in which it's rented, you must check the "Location Policies" (during the reservation process - bottom of the page on step 3 of the reservation process, before booking) to determine what geographic restrictions may apply for rentals from that specific location.
ThriftyI could find no information about travel into Mexico on Thrifty.com (opens in a new window)
*Note: Car rental companies can modify policy at any time; I make every attempt to maintain up-to-date info, but always check with an individual company to verify any policy. See: Disclaimer
Note: Border Crossing Policies provided on Car Rental websites generally cover only US or Canadian residents. Residents of other countries must contact their specific rental pickup location to get permission to take the rental car across the border.