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Baja California car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
Tue 30/4
Tue 7/5

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Cheap car hire in Baja California

People mover
Passenger van
Pick-up truck

Top tips for hiring a car in Baja California

  • As you drive through Baja California, Mexico, remember to observe the standing traffic laws, including the set speed limits. Motorists are restricted to speed limits of 90 kph (55 mph) when driving on wide, straight highways but should maintain 60 kph (37 mph) on more challenging roads. Further, the speed limit around schools and residential areas is 40 kph (25 mph) in residential or school districts. Keep an eye on the road signs, as they are helpful to get your way around as you snake through this region.
  • Some of the roads in rural Baja California, are narrow, dirty, winding, and dirty. Therefore, it is common to find single-track roads or bridges only wide enough to pass a single vehicle at a time. It is thus advisable to drive cautiously when navigating these narrow streets, minding the relevant signs. Do not overtake on a sharp bent; always give way to vehicles going uphill, especially trucks. In addition, remember that the cars in the roundabouts have priority.
  • Traffic regulations in Baja California, are similar to those in the U.S. and Canada. For instance, you and all passengers must wear a seat belt, whether seated at the front or back. Children aged eight or below must occupy seat-restraint devices such as booster seats, which you can get from your Baja California car rentals at a small fee. When buying these child-restraint devices, ensure they match the child’s size and weight.
  • Baja California has several parking garages to suit many needs, including short-term and long-term.  You thus won’t have to worry about where to park your Baja California car rental when you’re touring this city. Nevertheless, remember that most street parking is metered, and it might be challenging to find a spot, especially on weekdays. An easy way out is to book your space using an app on your phone or tablet, which you can access using Google maps. Moreover, hotels provide free and secure parking for their clients, usually from 6 pm to 6 pm.
  • Book your car hire in Baja California at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Baja California are around 43% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Baja California

  • What is the most popular car hire in Baja California?

    Standard (Jeep Patriot or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Baja California.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Baja California?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Should I rent a car in Baja California?

    Although Baja California has an extensive public transportation network, including buses and trains, renting a car when touring Baja California has numerous advantages. To start with, whereas public transportation operates on a fixed schedule and specific routes, with car rentals, you enjoy unbeatable flexibility. You can explore the famous landmarks in off-road locations where buses or trains don’t operate. Also, with a car rental, you can select the type and model that suits your needs. Lastly, car rentals are more comfortable and guarantee privacy than buses or trains.

  • What is driving like in Baja California?

    The first thing you should know when renting a car in Baja California is that they drive on the right, meaning they overtake on the left. There are speedbumps (topes) almost everywhere, which could be painted in stripes or solid colors or unmarked in some areas. Military checkpoints are common, so don’t be scared. Pay attention to the animals, especially late in the evening, as cows, horses or donkeys can emerge from nowhere. Driving under the influence is punishable, and motorists should not have a Blood Alcohol Content exceeding 0.8 %.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Baja California?

    Car rental agencies in Baja California require renters to be between 21 and 75, although the age may vary depending on the vehicle category that you want. Moreover, the rental companies apply a surcharge policy to those between 21 and 24, requiring you to pay a fee of about $9 over the counter. Usually, you have to be 25 or older to access full-size SUVs, luxury vehicles, and convertibles. A valid driver’s license (with Latin characters), which you must have held for at least a year, is mandatory.

Car hire locations in Baja California

Car hire directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Baja California

    6 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Baja California

    6 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Baja California

    5 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Baja California

    5 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Baja California

    5 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Baja California

    5 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Baja California

    5 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Baja California

    5 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Baja California

    5 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Baja California

    4 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Baja California

    4 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Baja California

    4 Locations

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