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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Ensenada

  • Car rentals in Ensenada are a great idea for getting around the coastal town. Public transportation is not readily available or consistently reliable, and with car rentals in Ensenada, you can get from the fishing piers to the desert canyons and everywhere in between on your own schedule. You can travel up and down the Pacific coast of the Baja peninsula along Highway 1, visit the renowned sea-cave geyser at La Bufadora, explore the dramatic terrain of El Salto Canyon, or visit beach town along the coast, such as Rosarito, with its entertaining Hollywood history.
  • About a 2-hour drive north of Ensenada at the US - Mexico border, the Tijuana International Airport (TIJ) is a good place for securing Ensenada car rentals. By getting your rental car as soon as you cross the border, you can enjoy the breathtaking scenery and local culture of Baja coastal regions. At TIJ, you will find car rental agency desks in the Arrivals Hall. Be sure to make a reservation before you arrive, and remember to purchase Mexican car insurance from the rental agency at TIJ.
  • When you are driving into, out of, and around Ensenada, you will have the choice of taking the toll road or cuota or the free or libre road. The cuota tends to be a better choice, especially if you are driving at night because it has gas stations, stores, and restaurants. This makes for a more convenient drive, especially if you experience problems while driving. Within Ensenada itself, the streets are generally not congested with traffic. However, you will encounter pedestrian traffic, so drive cautiously and be aware of people on and along the road.
  • In general, it is not recommended that you drive at night in Mexico. Roads, especially on the outskirts and outside of cities, are very dark, increasing the risk that you won't see potholes, people, or animals in the road. Goats and cows, specifically, tend to appear on the road out of seemingly nowhere. Gas stations are few and far between, so try not to let your gas tank fall below half full, just to make sure that you don't get stranded with an empty gas tank.
  • Book your car hire in Ensenada at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Ensenada are around 27% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Ensenada

  • How much is the price of fuel in Ensenada?

    The average price of fuel in Ensenada is R91,75 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 101 and R1 468, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Ensenada?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Ensenada.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Ensenada?

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Ensenada?

    An Economy car hire in Ensenada costs R671 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Ensenada?

    A Full Size car hire in Ensenada costs R1 477 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Ensenada?

    A Compact car hire in Ensenada costs R549 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Ensenada?

    Ensenada is known for its various and breathtaking marine life. Since it is likely that at some point you will want to go snorkeling, scuba diving, or fishing, a car with a hatchback or a large trunk, or even an SUV, is a good choice because you can travel around with outdoor recreational equipment. Because gas stations on the Baja peninsula are not as common or frequent as gas stations in America, you should rent a car that has a large gas tank and gets good gas mileage so that you can decrease the chances of ending up stranded because your car has run out of gas.

  • What's the speed limit in Ensenada?

    When you are driving around Ensenada, keep in mind that the posted speed limits will be in kilometers per hour as opposed to miles per hour. When you see the speed number posted, your instinct might be to go in miles per hour, but you should go slower than you feel like going so that you end up going kilometers per hour. If the speed limit is not posted on a beltway or a freeway, it is 80 km/h (50 mph). In parking lots and residential areas, it is 10 km/h (6 mph). On city streets, it is 60 km/h (37 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Ensenada?

    For those driving car rentals in Ensenada, parking on the street tends to be both safe and free. Certain places downtown, especially near the marina, have parking garages where you have to pay. The price to park for the day can range from about MX$50 to MX$100 ($3 to $6). Generally, motels and other accommodations have their own free parking.

Ensenada car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8,0

Very Good

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Ensenada

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Blvd Costero 656 Plaza Marina

+52 646 174 0370

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8,0 Very Good

Jul 2019

KAYAK

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I had no issues with the car or the service...but. Right after I used my credit card in that place. I started receiving alerts from my bank. They tried over charging us a couple of days later. Im sure they also sold our info to other people. There was a charge for 1700 for a mex university..

5,6 Fair

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

good service

Cons:

Insurance alone was over $65 Rediculous and couldn't reach your site to cancel it. The taxi for the whole day was cheaper

1 out of 1

Hertz

6,0

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.8

Value for money

6.4

3 locations in Ensenada

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Carretera Aeropuerto Sn, Terminal Tijuana Ap

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Carretera Aeropuerto

+52 999 911 8040

Monday04:00 - 23:5900:00 - 00:00
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Lopez Mateo 850 Col.centro

+52 800 709 5000

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6,0 Okay

Jun 2024

KAYAK
My experience with hertz was fine. My experience with kayak is what I’m unhappy about. The kayak reservation didn’t go through so hertz had no record of our reservation even though we were provided a reservation number by kayak, so we had to re-reserve and luckily enough we were given A free upgrade for the inconvenience that kayak created for us on our trip.

4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2024

KAYAK
I went to the Hertz rental place that was on the Kayak website and it wasn't the correct rental place. The place Kayak setup was in Mexico not the Untied States so I had to call Hertz to change my rental. Then the price doubles + for the rental because it was the Hertz rental at the Airport. I was not happy at all. And the car they offer me is a Dodge Journey and they are junk too many buttons in bad places, very bad design. But I take it because I am all ready leaving and hour late. No I was not happy and will look else where next time I go.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Advertised as Sand Diego Airport, but really Tijuana. Guy at San Diego says it happens all he time

2,0 Poor

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Kayak booked us a car in Tijuana when I had searched a car in SanDiego . To get a car when we arrived would have cost 5 times the price we booked for ! 🤬

2,0 Poor

Feb 2024

KAYAK
My reservation with Hertz called for the car to be picked up at San Diego Airport on Saturday at 3PM. When I got to the hertz pick up location I was told that someone had changed my pick up location to another Hertz office on the US side of Tijuana, Mexico, some 30 to 40 minutes away from the airport. Furthermore, there was no shuttle service to the alternate location. This was unsatisfactory to me and did not meet my requirements. As a result, I was forced to rent with some "no name" agency that normally services high risk customers. The rental from them was significantly more expensive, the car, although it ran well, had over 220,000 miles, had numerous scratches, a cracked windshield, worn upholstery and the cruise control didn't work. Furthermore, one of the tires kept leaking air and I had to put air in it on 3 different occasions. Based on this experience, I would not recommend Hertz or KAYAK nor will I use them in the future.

2,0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Way too expensive. Went with personal car sharing for 1/2 the cost. If major companies like Hrrtz don’t adapt, they’ll be the next Blockbuster Video store

1 out of 6

National

6,2

Okay

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Km 103 Carretera Tijuana

+52 646 285 9010

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

4,9

Mediocre

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Km 103 Carretera Tijuana-

+52 646 285 9010

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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Budget

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Htl Hampton Av Universdad 1951

+52 664 800 5708

Monday07:00 - 22:00
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2,0 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

No car available!!

6,0 Okay

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Clean

1 out of 1

GREEN MOTION

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Blvd Lázaro Cardenas 2539,

+52 663 323 5312

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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2,0 Poor

Feb 2023

KAYAK
You need to change your survey form - these guys DID NOT HAVE OUR CAR - AND I PRE-PAID. My wife and I were left stranded, with all of our luggage, after a lengthy journey, at the time we said we would be there....standing on the curb at Tijuana Airport...where the Green Motion clowns TOLD us to stand, and to call them so they could pick us up to bring us to our car. They gave us BS stories about staff not showing up, were going to call us back (but didn't), told us to get on some bus at the airport... We had two Mexicans trying to help us with the jerkwads at Green Motion. The whole experience seemed like a scam operation. They claimed to have not charged us, but I haven't yet sorted the bills for my recent vacation, which went fine with the flights, cruise, whale watch, hotels, etc. Everything on the 25 day trip was fine, except for the goons at Green Motion. If it turns out I have been charged, I will be in touch for a refund.

1 out of 1

Payless

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Htl Hampton Av Universdad 1951

+52 664 800 5708

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2,0 Poor

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Fake promo $33 online but after got charge for $60 once i arrive and did paper work and online didnt say that at all with extra hidden fees. insurance rounded up to $93 + $600 deposit.... their out their mind so i said no nevermind and i left very poor fake advertising...

2,0 Poor

Feb 2018

KAYAK

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At the time of pick-up there were no cars no other sizes nothing !!!! Just told me "Sorry"......

2,0 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

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my reservation was cancelled upon arrival

3,2 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

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Mexico has a long way to go in meeting US standards, even for US brands. No matter what you call to confirm, the extras accumulate. We reserved and PAID for a larger, newer Jeep SUV. We got a smaller, dirty, dented, old Nissan SUV. Despite calling ahead and confirming the details, they told us that despite my PLATINUM Mexican insurance, I would have to give a $15,000 USD deposit if I didn't purchase their third party insurance, billed separately, for 100% of the cost of my rental - doubling my cost. Additionally, they wanted a $1000 USD deposit - which i talked them down to $350 - also unplanned. And on return, they found about 10 hairs in the car where a dog sat on my lap for a few minutes outside my house. That was a $50 charge. Keep in mind that in Mexico, a premium car wash at a modern facility is $3-5 tops. I asked them for a brush and they refused. We then argued about the mileage, which was unlimited - he slipped a gas charge on that i had removed - since i returned the tank at 100% - filled just outside the location. Then he tried to charge for every scratch he found - which was all found on the pre rental check. It was a 30 minute return of arguing and gauging - very unpleasant and of course, you're in a rush to catch your flight.. Then he tried to tell me the charges were in USD and gave me an absurd exchange rate - 15.5 instead of 17. The rate is always in pesos - with your bank doing the conversion - so he would have reconverted back to pesos anyway. Very, very disappointing.

4,8 Mediocre

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

They did not have the SUV we reserved and we had to go to Budget to get the car.

1 out of 2

Firefly

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One location in Ensenada

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Alvarado #850 Entre Blvd Lazaro Cardenas Y Lopez Mateos(Calle Primera)Zona Centro. Ensenada Baja California

+52 800 405 7000

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33 travellers who hired a car in Ensenada gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.9

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