Puerto Vallarta Car Rentals

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Considering whether to rent a car in Puerto Vallarta? If you’re planning to stay within the vibrant neighborhoods of the city—like Zona Romántica, Marina Vallarta, Hotel Zone, Downtown, or Versalles—Uber will be your best bet for getting around town.

However, if you’re eager to explore the stunning attractions beyond the city limits, such as Sayulita, Bucerías, Punta Mita, or the hidden beaches along the Riviera Nayarit, renting a car could be the best option. It provides the freedom to discover Puerto Vallarta and its neighboring areas at your own pace and convenience.

Before you go ahead and reserve your rental car, we recommend reading through our guide to Puerto Vallarta Airport car rentals below.

Fast Facts

Language: Spanish, Mayan.

Local Currency: The local currency in Puerto Vallarta is the Mexican peso (MXN). We recommend withdrawing pesos at one of the Puerto Vallarta Airport ATMs before arriving at your desired accommodation.

Driving Rules: The law states that driving must always be on the right-hand side of the road.

Mexico Country Code: +52 We recommend taking a look at these dialing instructions in case of emergencies.

Speed Limits: 50 km/h (31 mph) in the city, 80 km/h (50 mph) on open roads and 100-110km/h (62-68 mph) on major highways and roads.

Average Puerto Vallarta Gas Prices: Check the latest gas prices in Puerto Vallarta (Regular, Premium & Diesel). Note to tourists Please remember that Puerto Vallarta gas prices are shown in liters, not gallons. There are approximately 3.78 liters in 1 gallon.

Types of Car Rentals

Puerto Vallarta car rental options include everything from economy cars to full-size vans and SUVs, with daily rental rates as low as $22.34 USD per day.

🌟 Pro Tip: Deeply discounted rates can be found with unlimited mileage when searching for weekly car rentals!

Vehicle Type:Model:Rates P/D:
MiniChevrolet Beat or similar$22.34
CompactVW Gol or similar$26.58
EconomyKia Rio or similar$29.72
StandardNissan Versa or similar$33.08
IntermediateChevrolet Aveo or similar$38.07
PremiumNissan Altima or similar$70.17
Full-sizeChevrolet Cavalier or similar$65.94
Full-size EliteNissan Sentra or similar$1572.43

Note: The two most important things to remember when renting a car at Puerto Vallarta Airport is to always book in advance of your arrival and don’t be afraid to play with dates to find the best rates possible.

Car Rental Companies

The Puerto Vallarta International Airport is home to a wide variety of car rental agencies including Avis, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, MEX Rent A Car, SIXT, and more.

🚙 Car Rental Company:⭐ Rating (1-10):💰 Rates:
Avis7.5 stars🔍 Check Rates
Budget5.8 stars🔍 Check Rates
Dollar4.8 stars🔍 Check Rates
Enterprise8.0 stars🔍 Check Rates
Europcar5.9 stars🔍 Check Rates
Flexways6.3 stars🔍 Check Rates
Hertz6.2 stars🔍 Check Rates
Keddy6.0 stars🔍 Check Rates
MEX RENT A CAR5.7 stars🔍 Check Rates
SIXT7.5 stars🔍 Check Rates
Thrifty4.8 stars🔍 Check Rates

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you’ll find a list of the most commonly asked questions when it comes to car rentals at Puerto Vallarta Airport — from rental car requirements to vehicle types, insurance coverage, recommended car rental agencies and more.

What are the requirements to rent a car at Puerto Vallarta Airport?

Renting a car in Puerto Vallarta will require you to provide proof of a valid driver’s license, a major credit card in the driver’s name, and usually requires that the driver is at least 21 years of age. Some rental agencies might require you to be 25 years of age or older. Always be sure to check with the rental agency before signing a car lease agreement.

Do I need an international license to rent a car in Puerto Vallarta?

In most cases, showing proof of a valid driver’s license from your home country is usually sufficient. That said, we recommend getting an International Drivers Permit (IDP) before arriving in Puerto Vallarta as a backup in case of an emergency.

How much money does it cost to rent a car in Puerto Vallarta?

Puerto Vallarta Airport car rental rates can be found for as low as $22 USD per day. Of course, rates vary depending on travel dates, duration, type of vehicle, car insurance, and more.

How do I make a car rental reservation at Puerto Vallarta Airport?

We recommend booking your Puerto Vallarta Airport rental car online in advance by clicking here or by filling out the car rental widget located at the top of this page.

What type of car should I rent in Puerto Vallarta?

The type and size of the rental car you rent in Puerto Vallarta will depend on the size of your group and your budget.

Here are six different types of vehicles you can rent at Puerto Vallarta Airport:

Car Rental Type:# of PassengersModel / Make:
Small Car (Mini, Economy)1-3Chevrolet Beat or similar
Medium Car (Compact)3-5VW Gol or similar
Large Car (Standard, Intermediate & Full-Size, Premium)3-5MG 5 or similar
SUVs (Standard, Intermediate, Full-Size, Premium)5-7Nissan Altima or similar
Van (Mini, Compact, Full-Size)5-7Chevrolet Cavalier or similar

Do I need insurance for a rental car at Puerto Vallarta Airport?

We highly recommend purchasing full coverage car insurance for visitors who are planning on renting a car in Puerto Vallarta. At just $9.24 USD per day, this is an absolute no-brainer. Learn more about what full coverage car insurance means and what it covers below.

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