Locations - Monterrey Airport Terminal A & C

Monterrey International Airport
Car Rental Area, Local 11
Apodaca, Nuevo León, 66600.


+52 (33) 4624 2114


Monday to Sunday 24 hours.

Car Rental at Monterrey Mexico Airport: all you need to know


Monterrey is the capital of Nuevo Leon, a state in northern Mexico that offers a rich cultural and natural heritage. Renting a car in Monterrey allows you to explore the city's attractions and nearby nature spots easily. You can do it at your own pace and convenience. In this piece, we'll address 10 frequently asked queries you might have while preparing to explore this amazing location.


1. What activities can one engage in while in Monterrey?

Monterrey is a dynamic and modern city that has something for everyone.

  • Start your tour at Macroplaza, the fourth-largest public square. See the Lighthouse of Commerce, Government Palace, Neptune Fountain, and more monuments.
  • You can walk along the Santa Lucia Riverwalk. It is a pretty canal. The canal connects Macroplaza with Fundidora Park.
  • Fundidora Park is a former steel factory. Culture and recreation are its current uses.
  • You can visit the city's museums. Some of them include MARCO, MUNE, MUSCERA, and MUSAN. These museums showcase contemporary art, northeastern history, wax figures, and steel exhibits.
  • For fun, visit Barrio Antiguo in Monterrey. It's the old part of the city with lots of bars, restaurants, and nightclubs.


2. What are some other touristic spots to visit near Monterrey?

If you want to explore beyond the city limits, you will find many natural attractions that are worth a visit.

  • You can drive to Cola de Caballo Waterfall. It is a 25-meter-high waterfall located in Villa de Santiago. The waterfall is about 40 km south of Monterrey.
  • Visit Grutas de Garcia, caves in Garcia, 30 km northwest of Monterrey. There, you can admire the impressive rock formations and fossils that date back millions of years.
  • La Huasteca Canyon is a stunning gorge located in the Sierra Madre Oriental mountains. It is approximately 15 km west of Monterrey. You can also visit this beautiful place. There, you can enjoy hiking, climbing, rappelling, and other outdoor activities.


3. What are some enjoyable activities to do in Monterrey?

Monterrey offers many fun things to do for all ages and tastes. Experience an adrenaline rush at Parque Plaza Sesamo. This amusement park offers roller coasters, water slides, and shows with Sesame Street characters. Have fun at IBO Canopy H3, an adventure park with zip lines, rope bridges, and obstacle courses in Fundidora Park.

If you prefer a more peaceful experience, you can enjoy a boat ride on the Santa Lucia Riverwalk. Or a cable car trip up Cerro de la Silla, this place has a significant city landmark. At Paseo Santa Lucia Cultural Center, you can enjoy concerts, plays, and dance shows for a cultural experience.


4. Is it possible to hire a vehicle in Mexico using a US driving license?

You can rent a car in Mexico with a valid and current US driver's license at our rental locations. However, you will also need to present your passport and a credit card when picking up your rental car. You must buy Mexican car insurance, required by law, to cover third-party liability if there's an accident.


5. What is the necessity of a credit card for rental cars in Mexico?

In Mexico, you must have a credit card to rent a car. Customers must give a guarantee or deposit to rental companies in case they damage or steal the vehicle.

The deposit amount for renting a car can vary depending on the company and car type. It usually ranges from $85 to $1,400 USD. When you get your rental car, the rental company holds a certain amount of money on your credit card. You will receive this money when you return the car in good condition.


6. What is the price of renting a car in Monterrey, Mexico?

The price of rental cars in Monterrey, Mexico varies based on factors like car type, season, and coverage. But normally average prices fluctuate between $17 and $50 USD per day for compact cars. The prices may be higher for larger or luxury cars or during peak seasons such as holidays or weekends. The prices may also include taxes, fees, and extras such as child seats or additional drivers.


7. What is the cheapest car rental company in Monterrey?

The cheapest car rental company in Nuevo Leon can change depending on availability, demand, and current deals. However, some of the most popular and cheap car rentals in Monterrey Mexico is MEX Rent-A-Car.


8. What is the recommended typical food in Nuevo Leon?

The pastoral lifestyle and the proximity to the US boundary shape the customary cuisine in Nuevo Leon. Some of the most recommended dishes are:

  • Cabrito al pastor: roasted goat meat seasoned with salt, garlic, and vinegar.
  • Machaca con huevos: shredded dried beef mixed with scrambled eggs and salsa.
  • Carne asada: grilled beef steak served with tortillas, beans, guacamole, and salsa.
  • Frijoles charros: beans cooked with bacon, chorizo, onion, tomato, and chili peppers.
  • Quesadillas norteñas: tortillas filled with cheese and meat or vegetables and grilled or fried.
  • Glorias: caramel candies made with goat milk and nuts.


9. Is it secure to undertake a road trip across Mexico?

It´s generally safe to road trip through Mexico. But follow some basic precautions. Some of the tips are:

  • Plan your route ahead and avoid driving at night or in unfamiliar areas.
  • Keep your doors locked and your windows rolled up when driving or parked.
  • Do not leave your valuables or documents in plain sight or unattended in your car.
  • Carry a spare tire, a jack, a flashlight, and a first aid kit in your car.
  • Have a phone with a local SIM card or an international roaming plan in case of emergency.


10. How can I rent a car when I arrive at the airport?

Rent a car easily at Monterrey International Airport (MTY) with MEX Rent-A-Car. You just need to go to Baggage Claim and there you will find a MEX booth with one of our agents. He will tell you where to wait for the Shuttle van.

The Shuttle van will take you to the check-in office at the airport. There, you will complete the paperwork, choose your car, and start your adventure in Monterrey.


Why rent a car with MEX Rent-A-Car?

Renting a car with MEX Rent-A-Car is the best way to enjoy Monterrey and its surroundings. You will get:

  • The best prices
  • A wide variety of car types and models
  • Unlimited mileage
  • Excellent customer service and support
  • Free shuttle service inside the airport

Don't wait any longer and book your car rental in Monterrey Mexico with MEX Rent A Car today. You will have an unforgettable experience in this amazing city. We are waiting for you!