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Tijuana car hire

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Tijuana car hire information

Pick-up locationTijuana
Car types
Hire locations39
Airport locations23

Cheap car hire in Tijuana

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Tijuana

  • Just along the United States-Mexico border, Tijuana is the perfect place to explore with a hire car. Ditch the unreliable public transportation and drive around the city at your own pace. Not only that, you can also head south along the Baja California peninsula for some stunning views, including a chance to see the whales in Guerrero Negro.
  • You’ll find that most of the major hire car agencies operate at Tijuana International Airport (TIJ), also known as General Abelardo L. Rodríguez, including Hertz and Enterprise. The car hire desks are situated in the Arrivals Hall of the airport’s terminal. You’ll need an International Driving Permit to rent a car in Mexico, as well as insurance.
  • While Tijuana isn’t hard to navigate, a GPS always comes in handy. Because of its warm temperatures, the city sees a rise in tourism in April as well as in August, so beware that Tijuana will be more crowded during those seasons. Avenida Revolucion is the main avenue, so avoid driving there if you want to skip the crowds, and simply explore the area on foot instead.
  • Rush hour traffic in Tijuana is heavily influenced by its location near the border. If you want to cross into, or out of, the United States, avoid Friday and Sunday evenings as you will likely encounter heavy traffic jams. Evening rush hour traffic, starting from 5 p.m., can result in heavy congestion along the 5 and 805.
  • Book your car hire in Tijuana at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Tijuana are around 37% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Tijuana

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

    If you’re driving in Tijuana only for business and don’t require much passenger or luggage space, then a compact car is enough. But if you’re looking to go on a road trip along the coast to places like Rosarito beach, a convertible can be a great option for when the weather is nice. If you’re with a group of friends or family, a van is a good option.

  • What’s the speed limit in Tijuana?

    The speed limit in urban areas is typically 60 km/h (37 mph), unless otherwise posted. The speed limit on urban throughways ranges between 60 and 80 km/h (37-50 mph), and on rural highways it ranges between 70 and 90 km/h (43-55 mph). Major highways outside cities have a maximum limit of 110 km/h (68 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Tijuana?

    The best option is to find accommodation that can provide parking, as street parking in the city center can be challenging, and it is usually time-restricted. You can park at the border cross parking lot, with rates starting at $8 per 8 hours. You can also park at the airport for long-term stays, with rates ranging between $12 and $16 per day.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Tijuana?

    The average price of fuel in Tijuana is R102,38 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 228 and R1 638, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Tijuana?

    Economy (Chevrolet Sonic Sedan or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Tijuana.

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

    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 Tijuana?

    An Economy car hire in Tijuana costs R712 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Tijuana?

    A Mini car hire in Tijuana costs R1 628 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Tijuana costs R1 430 per day, on average.

Tijuana car rental reviews and directory

National

7,3

Best rated

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.5

Value for money

5.5

2 locations in Tijuana

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Abelardo L Rodriguez

+52 664 683 8483

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

Av Nezahuatcoyotl 1640 Betw

+52 664 683 5500

Monday07:00 - 20:00
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5,2 Fair

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Only the car.

Cons:

When I made the reservation it said protection was included, but at the pick up time, they charge me an additional cost for insurance at almost the price of my three day rental. It was 70 dlls more than the 28 for the rental price. Please notify this before when you announce a price.

6,0 Okay

Jan 2023

KAYAK
The staff were friendly and the vehicle was ok- vehicle lacked power. Overcharging for insurance was equal to 40% of the total charges. This creates caution for me when renting with kayak.

1 out of 1

Avis

6,0

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Tijuana

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Boulevard Cuauhtemoc Norte 12602

+52 664 210 8675

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

Intl Apo Abelardo Rodriguez

+52 664 683 8586

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday07:00 - 20:00

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10,0 Wonderful

Aug 2022

KAYAK
The gentleman at the counter Daniel couldn't have been more helpful he was absolutely wonderful

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

5,2

Cleanliness

7.5

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.3

Value for money

3.5

3 locations in Tijuana

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Abelardo L Rodriguez

+52 664 683 8483

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

Abelardo L Rodriguez

+52 664 683 8483

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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Av Netzahualcoyotl 1640 Betw

+52 664 683 5500

Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00

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2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was good and worked

Cons:

Finding the place, knowing the insurance cost upfront. Knowing the deposit amount upfront.

6,4 Okay

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

It was a nice car.

Cons:

There is a $100usd non-negitiable “basic insurance” charge that I was not told about before renting the vehicle. Instead of $75 for my rental, I had to pay $175. That was rather upsetting.

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

4,8

Mediocre

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.6

Value for money

4.8

3 locations in Tijuana

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10298, Av. Padre Kino

Opening times not available

Avenida Padre Kino Lote 1 Mnz 64,- Zona Rio Tijuana,Colonia Libertad

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Gral Abelardo L.Rodriguez Airport- Col Mesa De Otay

+52 664 682 9275

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
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2,0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
It was to hard to rent a car … So disappointed ☹️

1 out of 1

Alamo

4,8

Mediocre

3 reviews

Cleanliness

5.5

Comfort

5.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.9

Value for money

4.5

2 locations in Tijuana

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Boulevard Cuauhtemoc

+52 664 683 8084

Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00

Tijuana Zona Del Rio

+52 664 686 4040

Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
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Sunday08:00 - 20:00

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7,2 Good

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was good but they get you with insurance

Cons:

Be transparent when reserving cars for cheap then having to pay way more with insurance

2,0 Poor

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

I had a reservation at 11am. I was late getting into town and arrived around 12:30. The guy told me that my reservation was at 7am even though I showed my confirmation email that said 11am and he said they didn’t have a car for me. They didn’t even then suggest that there was an enterprise next door I walked there after looking it up myself and rented a car there instead.

9,2 Wonderful

May 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Amazing drop off attendant and chofer to take you to the airport

1 out of 1

Budget

4,4

Mediocre

6 reviews

Cleanliness

4.4

Comfort

4.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

4.4

2 locations in Tijuana

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Av Centenario #10471

+52 664 800 5708

Monday07:00 - 20:00
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Htl Hampton Av Universdad 1951

+52 664 800 5708

Monday07:00 - 20:00
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2,0 Poor

Jul 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

No car available!!

6,0 Okay

May 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Clean

5,2 Fair

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Everyone was very nice, but because I don't speak Spanish and there were no English speakers there and the forms were in Spanish.....you get the idea.

Cons:

I had to pay for an entire extra day because I didn't understand what I was being told. Really my fault because I was ina Spanish speaking country. However, they did say on the phone that there was an English speaker available.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

They were very open and easy to talk to. Got us in and out quick.

Cons:

Bathroom wasn't working.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Didn't take the car in Tijuana. Tried to overcharge massively.

1 out of 2

Europcar

4,2

Mediocre

1 review

Cleanliness

4.5

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.2

2 locations in Tijuana

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AV. PADRE KINO No. 10298 LOCAL C1

+52 664 882 9275

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Gral Abelardo L.rodriguez Airport

+52 664 682 9275

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2,0 Poor

May 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Prices wrong. Very wrong and so not take debit cards

1 out of 1

GREEN MOTION

2,0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Tijuana

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Boulevard Cuauhtemoc

+52 663 323 5312

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Holiday Inn Express & Suites, Blvd Lázaro Cardenas 2539,

+52 663 323 5312

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 16:00

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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

Ace

2,0

Cleanliness

3.0

Comfort

3.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Tijuana

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Carretera Aeropuerto

+52 664 683 8406

Monday06:00 - 23:59
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
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2,0 Poor

Feb 2022

KAYAK
There was no staff at airport, and I couldn’t reach an agent due to site phone number not working. After 45 minutes of trying to get help I walked to car lot to pick up vehicle. Was charged outrageous amount for insurance.

1 out of 1

MEXRENTACAR

3,8

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

4.6

Comfort

4.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

3.5

Value for money

3.9

One location in Tijuana

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Blvd. Aeropuerto #3308

+52 334 170 8243

Opening times not available

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Hertz

3,1

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

3.7

Comfort

3.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.8

Value for money

4.4

One location in Tijuana

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Av. Paseo De Los Heroes

+52 800 709 5000

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00

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Mas By Mex

3,9

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Tijuana

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Blvd. Aeropuerto 3308

+52 33 4170 8243

Opening times not available

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Dollar

3,2

Poor

No reviews available

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Locations in Tijuana

Carr, Aeropuerto

+52 800 365 1111

Monday00:00 - 23:5906:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:5906:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:5906:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:5900:00 - 23:59

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Priceless

6,0

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Tijuana

Locations in Tijuana

12906 Boulevard Cuauhtemoc Norte

+52 664 979 0000

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

12906 Boulevard Cuauhtémoc Norte

+52 664 979 0000

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

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CarWiz

3,6

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Tijuana

Locations in Tijuana

Aeropuerto Internacional Abelardo L. Rodriguez

Opening times not available

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FlexWays

No score available yet

2 locations in Tijuana

Locations in Tijuana

Ave. Josefina M Contreras 33, Tijuana

Opening times not available

Tijuana International Airport

+52 55 4000 3802

Monday00:00 - 23:59
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Payless

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2 locations in Tijuana

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Av Centenario #10471

+52 664 683 8011

Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
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Htl Hampton Av Universdad 1951

+52 664 800 5708

Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
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2,0 Poor

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

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

2,0 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

my reservation was cancelled upon arrival

3,2 Poor

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

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.

Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Tijuana

Locations in Tijuana

Blvd. R.Sanchez Taboada No.10401

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Gral Abelardo L.Rodriguez Airport

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Thrifty

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2 locations in Tijuana

Locations in Tijuana

2745 Otay Pacific Drive

+1 800 365 1111

Monday08:00 - 20:00
Tuesday08:00 - 20:00
Wednesday08:00 - 20:00
Thursday08:00 - 20:00
Friday08:00 - 20:00
Saturday08:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 20:00

Carr, Aeropuerto

+52 800 021 2277

Monday00:00 - 23:59
Tuesday00:00 - 23:59
Wednesday00:00 - 23:59
Thursday00:00 - 23:59
Friday00:00 - 23:59
Saturday00:00 - 23:59
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2,0 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

They charged me for a suppose scratch smaller than a the size of nail that I did not made. Also rented me a car with tires in very poor condition and I had to replace the car as the wires from the tires could already be seen from its wear.

5,2 Fair

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was clean and it got us from Tijuana to Loreto safely.

Cons:

This was my first time using Thrifty to rent a car. They wouldn't be my first choice in the future, though the workers at the store were nice the car wasn't great. It didn't do well with any road that wasn't in perfect condition so the car ride was bumpy and loud. In addition the car didn't do well on gas. The bathroom facilities at Thrifty were disgusting as the toilet didn't work (left over bathroom waste was left in the toilet) and there was no running water or hand sanitizer so I'm not sure how coworkers washed their hands.

Deal Mobility Rent a Car

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One location in Tijuana

Locations in Tijuana

Carretera Aeropuerto No. ARR-03 , Col. Nueva Tijuana, C.P. , en la Ciudad de Tijuana, B. C.

+52 664 683 8567

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Firefly

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One location in Tijuana

Locations in Tijuana

Carretera Aeropuerto Sn

0180 0709 5010

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday06:00 - 23:59
Wednesday06:00 - 23:59
Thursday06:00 - 23:59
Friday06:00 - 23:59
Saturday06:00 - 23:59
Sunday06:00 - 23:59

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Shouqi

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One location in Tijuana

Locations in Tijuana

Gral Abelardo L.rodriguez Airport

+86 10 6064 1387

Opening times not available

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Sixt

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One location in Tijuana

Locations in Tijuana

Ave Padre Kino 10298

+52 664 634 3303

Monday07:00 - 20:00
Tuesday07:00 - 20:00
Wednesday07:00 - 20:00
Thursday07:00 - 20:00
Friday07:00 - 20:00
Saturday07:00 - 20:00
Sunday07:00 - 20:00

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20 travellers who hired a car in Tijuana gave the car agency they used an average rating of 3.7

Car hire locations in or near Tijuana

Good to know

Most popular car type

Economy

When to book a car hire in Tijuana

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