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Loreto car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
Tue 25/6
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Loreto

  • You can’t go wrong with car hire in Loreto, Mexico. You will gain the flexibility and convenience not possible with public transportation, which typically operates on schedules and is noisy and crowdy. Public transportation may take a while to take you to your destination. Some scenic destinations include Mulege, San Javier, Nopolo Beach, Isla Coronado and Bahia Concepcion. If you want to experience the city’s marine life, you can explore Loreto Bay National Marine Park. Overall, if you plan an extended stay in Loreto, there is no better way to explore its beauty and nearby destinations than Loreto car hire.
  • Booking car hire in Loreto at the airport lets you start exploring the town as soon as you land. Loreto is served by Loreto International Airport (LTO), about 6.6 km (4.1 miles) from the city centre. If you fly into the city, you will land here. With numerous local and international car hire companies at the airport, getting your car should be manageable. The car hire desks are at the airport terminal in the Arrivals hall. The popular agencies include Mexrentcar, Ace, Thrifty, Dollar, Alamo and Hertz.
  • As a small city in Baja California Sur, Mexico, finding one-way streets and narrow roads in Loreto is unsurprising. Nonetheless, using car hire in Loreto is still manageable. It is critical to consider other road users. Be mindful of commuter bus drivers, as they often stop abruptly in the middle of the road when they sight a potential passenger. Also, encountering jaywalkers on the city streets is common, since pedestrians often ignore crossings. Pay attention to avoid hitting them.
  • Significant cities in Baja California Sur, Mexico, experience dense traffic during rush hours and Loreto is no exception. The city experiences dense traffic during rush hours because there is only one highway accessing the city centre. It is typically occasioned by motorbikes and vehicles jockeying for position. Usually, the city experiences rush hours from 06:00 to 09:00 and from 16:00 to 20:00. Plan your route well to avoid road congestion.
  • Book your car hire in Loreto at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Loreto are around 33% more expensive than other car types, on average

Loreto car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Loreto 
Verified travelerJun 2024
Make your booking but ask when they will be there for dropoff at Loreto airport, they won't charge you if it's later but no fun hanging around if no one can receive the car. Or check flight arrivals because that's when they show up. Insurance is NOT required as the basic insurance required by the Mexican government (rdw) is included in your rental. I opted for total coverage in case of damage to the windscreen/tires from the rough roads.
ChrisApr 2024
ABout the easiest place to rent I have ever done. Rent at the airport and not in town if you want the car for the full trip.
OliviaNov 2023
I ended up renting from Hertz.

FAQs about car hire in Loreto

  • How much is the price of fuel in Loreto?

    The average price of fuel in Loreto is £4.09 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £49 and £65, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Loreto?

    Standard (Class Standard SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Loreto.

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

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Loreto?

    A Standard car hire in Loreto costs £32 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Loreto?

    An Intermediate car hire in Loreto costs £13 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Loreto costs £33 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Loreto?

    Most car hire providers in Loreto offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Loreto, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

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

    Baja California Sur and Loreto and known for their narrow roads and tiny streets. So, a smaller vehicle is recommended to help you navigate the typically one-way streets. In this case, a mini or economy is a good choice. Apart from helping you manoeuvre tiny streets, smaller cars are cost-savvy and easier to park. Loreto has many off-road locations. If you plan to visit them, consider a well-raised vehicle to avoid damaging bumps and rocks. In that case, an SUV is a great option.

  • What is the speed in Loreto?

    Observing speed limits in Loreto saves you from getting into trouble with traffic authorities. Unless posted otherwise, the speed limit in Loreto is 70 km/h (44 mph) on urban roads, 120 km/h (74 mph) on motorways, 40 km/h (25 mph) around school zones, 50 km/h (31 mph) in built-up areas and 25 km/h (15 mph) in alleys. The city has numerous posted speed limits to control the city’s traffic. Pay attention to them, as they override other traffic regulations.

  • Where are the best places to park in Loreto?

    Hotels offer some of the best car parks when driving your hire car in Loreto. Consider Desert Inn Loreto, Hotel Oasis, Hotel Loreto Bay Golf Resort & Spa, Hotel Angra and Hotel Santa Fe Loreto by Villa Group. Usually, these hotels offer free car parks if you’ll be residing on their property. If you missed a Loreto hotel with car parks, downtown Loreto is a good place to park your Loreto hire car. Downtown has plenty of covered car parks at a fee. Generally, it costs around Mex$20 (about £0.91) per hour to park your car in Loreto.

Loreto car hire reviews and directory

Ace

8.0

Very Good

3 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Loreto

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In Terminal

+52 33 4624 2114

Monday06:00 - 23:30
Tuesday06:00 - 23:30
Wednesday06:00 - 23:30
Thursday06:00 - 23:30
Friday06:00 - 23:30
Saturday06:00 - 23:30
Sunday06:00 - 23:30

Miguel Hidalgo 

+52 33 4624 2114

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

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5.2 Fair

Jul 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

They had the exact car we reserved.

Cons:

We paid at the counter and all prices were quoted in US dollars. When returning the car, they showed me a bill that displayed a charge of $425 in US dollars. It also showed the price in Mexican Pesos and what looked like a favorable conversion rate. When I got home and checked my credit card bill I had actually been charged $485. Very tricky practice.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We showed up in Loreto only to find out that there was not a car for us even though we had a reservation. We were one of 10 other travelers stuck in the same situation. FYI Ace, Fox and Mexcar are all the same company. Do not rent from any of them!!

Cons:

Scam!!!

1 out of 1

Dollar

8.0

Very Good

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Loreto

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Locations in Loreto

Carr.transpeninsular Km.7

+52 800 365 1111

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

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8.0 Very Good

Jan 2022

KAYAK
Liked getting a relatively new car. Had to wait VERY long time in line at pickup. Only one agent, and a very slow process for completing the paperwork. Also there was no staff at the airport until about 45 minutes before my flight boarded. Need to have staff there a couple hours before departure. And PLEASE do something to bring the insurance cost down! If insurance stays this high, we will take taxis instead of renting b

1 out of 1

Hertz

7.3

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

6.6

3 locations in Loreto

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Locations in Loreto

Carr.transpeninsular Km.7

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

Paseo Mision De Loreto

+52 613 133 0010

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00

Salvatierra 150 Local 1

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00
Sunday08:00 - 18:00

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6.0 Okay

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Car was not available , had to accept a lesser car Price quoted was $200 less than what they charged Me... no time to argue at airport... what my money refunded .... crooks

4.0 Mediocre

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

They charged us a daily insurance that we did not agree to and would not reverse the charge. The employee told my husband it would be $30 for the entire week for insurance, but they charged us $30 per day on top of our rental rate. Complete ripoff

Cons:

We were overcharged for an insurance plan that we did not agree to

6.8 Okay

Apr 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

It could've been more reasonably priced -- $1300+ for the week.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

We never did find a hertz agent even after going into the little town. Nobody at airport or office We rented from Alamo

8.0 Very Good

Jul 2022

KAYAK
The pick up process was very slow. Service was good, but slow. As the rental car companies get busy when your flight comes in, they are often not that well staffed. Drop off was excellent. Car was fine.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Friendly staff, they upgraded us to a suv that really worked out well as we were on many unpaved roads

1 out of 3

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

6.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Loreto

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Calle Baja California

+52 613 146 0007

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00

Mexico 1 Km 5 Carr

+52 613 146 0007

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00

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6.0 Okay

Apr 2023

KAYAK
Car had plenty of trunk space but car itself was smaller than expected, tiny wheels which was a challenge with speed bumps in the area. Paid more than quoted due to conversion from MXD to USD. Almost wish quote was in MXD. Time at the counter to complete rental was longer than most places.

1 out of 1

Europcar

6.0

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

6.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Loreto

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Locations in Loreto

Calle Miguel Hidalgo 72 entre Prol. Misioneros y Callejón Pino Suárez, Col. Centro, Loreto, Baja California Sur.

+52 613 135 2306

Opening times not available

Carretera Transpeninsular Km.5

+52 613 135 2306

Opening times not available

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8.0 Very Good

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

I always expect the actual costs of renting a car to be more, regardless it would be great to have up front pricing. It saves the customer from questioning if they paid too much.

6.0 Okay

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

A newer model, a full gas tank

2.0 Poor

Jan 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

I was quoted a price of $70+. When we arrived in Mexico, the real price was over $300 so didn’t take the car. Very irritating!

7.2 Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy, clean, fast, friendly.

Cons:

Pressured to buy extra insurance with no explanation of what was covered. Made my rental go from $25 to $180 for a week. Not bad, but I accepted the charge to buy essentially nothing just so I could get out of there and start my vacation.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

I liked that it would only have cost us $13 per day to rent a car in Mexico. But that turned out not to be the truth

Cons:

I didn't like that the actual rental was about $100 a day. In the end we decided not to rent the car and just took a shuttle into town. Later we found it and tell him local rental for a much better price

6.8 Okay

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

New VW Jetta was comfortable and clean

Cons:

I had been quoted online $55.00 for 6 days. But at the rental I was told I had to take mandatory insurance that brought the charge to $285.00! I felt that was a ripoff but they would not let me have the car unless I agreed. I had no choice. If in fact this kind of insurance cost is required in Mexico, it should at least be disclosed on the website. I have a suspicion though it should not have been that expensive and I got ripped off.

1 out of 4

MEXRENTACAR

5.8

Cleanliness

7.8

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.6

Value for money

5.4

2 locations in Loreto

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Locations in Loreto

Aeropuerto de Loreto

+52 334 170 8243

Opening times not available

Paseo Miguel Hidalgo

+52 334 170 8243

Opening times not available

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6.0 Okay

Apr 2024

KAYAK
They insisted on Mexican insurance on car. I should not have to have it since credit card guarantees it anywhere in world. Kayak should post this so others know.

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2024

KAYAK
Easy process, good car. 2 items - there was some upfront expenses (deposit) that was not clearly covered in the websight when I booked. The second issue was the car was in need of oil service and had warning lights on when I picked it up. This was not big deal, I checked oil level and the car was actually fine.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
Insurance costs should be presented honestly, up-front at time of on-line rental booking. Kayak confirmed price of $10/day for the rental car and mentioned no additional fees for taxes or insurance. Once we arrived to the rental car counter we were told the insurance costs were an added $50/day (Five times the cost of the rental agreement price). Bait and switch! Kayak must do their homework on this false advertising.

2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
I reserved a compact car for a certain price. They said all they had was a keep Cherokee for 10 times the price. Bait and switch. Beware

2.0 Poor

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Yes

Cons:

Had I know I needed to purchase a $190 insurance policy I WOULD HAVE NEVER booked a car.

10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2024

KAYAK
Good experience, if you are dropping off at Loreto airport be sure to ask when they will actually be there since they only show up for flight arrival times.

1 out of 4

Alamo

4.8

Mediocre

4 reviews

Cleanliness

5.1

Comfort

5.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

4.0

One location in Loreto

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Locations in Loreto

Km 117 Carr. Transpeninsular

+52 613 135 1810

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

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

We arrived at the airport in Loreto Mexico. The rate was to be $4 per day. OK I know that we should have some insurance - but in reality we have a great deal our own insurance. But I plan to add some insurance when we get there. Insurance is not 10 or 20 dollars a day, no it is $50 per day. Not only that - but you MUST buy their insurance. Anyway we decided against, just as well the city is tiny, tiny and we walked most everywere and hired a driver for out of area trip, rented a car for 1 day to look around the different beaches. So I guess the high prices forced us to see things from a different perspective.

8.0 Very Good

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Convenient, right outside the arrival door at the airport. This was the first time renting and we did it because it was cheaper than the cost of the shuttle to Villa del Palmar at the Islands, where our timeshare is. The car fit the 5 of us and the luggage. Return was easy even though no one was there for the turn in....

Cons:

No one there to turn the car in when we left, just placed the keys in the box. I had to contact ALAMO customer service after i got back home to try to get a receipt from them for the final bill, which ended up being $30 more than expected, even with the mandatory third party liability. ALAMO customer service really helped and that was appreciated.

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2023

KAYAK
Great service from Alamo, Mexico in both Loreto collecting car and La Paz where I returned it. Rental was a large SUV (VW Touran) in good condition and comfortable for 4 adults and luggage. English speaking representatives. Very polite and helpful. Explained everything about the rental including insurance and charges fully. My only suggestion for improvement would be to do "Full to Full" on fuel rather than picking it up with 3/4 of a tank and trying to return with same. But that aside, I'd recommend and use them again.

1 out of 1

Firefly

2.0

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Loreto

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Locations in Loreto

Loreto International Airport

Opening times not available

Paseo Mission De Loreto Sn

+52 800 709 5010

Opening times not available

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2.0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
I'm not sure this place or this company exists. I called several numbers in an effort to confirm our reservation: all the numbers provided by Kayak, all the numbers on the Firefly website, and the resort where this location allegedly was located. They were either wrong numbers, didn't go through, or no one had heard of the place. I ended up canceling 2 days before pick up.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2023

KAYAK
A cost of $350 turned in to over $1000 with all the fees and insurance added. The cost on Kayak is not representative at all of what you will pay. And all these charges hit you when you go to get your car, so you have no option but to pay the fees if you need a car

1 out of 1

Thrifty

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Loreto

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Locations in Loreto

Carr.transpeninsular Km.7

+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
Sunday00:00 - 23:59

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2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Everything

1 out of 1

National

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Loreto

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Calle Baja California

+52 613 146 0007

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00

Mexico 1 Km 5 Carr

+52 613 146 0007

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 17:00

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Mas By Mex

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Loreto

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Interior Edificio Terminal

+52 33 4170 8243

Opening times not available

Paseo Miguel Hidalgo SN

+52 33 4170 8243

Opening times not available

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keddy by Europcar

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

2 locations in Loreto

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C.Miguel Hidalgo Sin Numero Entre- Prolongacion Misioners Y Callejon

Opening times not available

Carretera Transpeninsular Km.5- Col. Aeropuerto Internacional

+52 613 135 2306

Opening times not available

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Rhodium

3.5

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Loreto

Locations in Loreto

Loreto International Airport

Opening times not available

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Deal Mobility Rent a Car

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2 locations in Loreto

Locations in Loreto

Calle Miguel Hidalgo 72 entre Prol. Misioneros y Callejón Pino Suárez, Col. Centro, Loreto, Baja California Sur.

+52 613 135 2306

Opening times not available

Carretera Transpeninsular Km. 5, Col. Aeropuerto Internacional, CP , Loreto, Baja California Sur.

+52 613 135 2306

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Loreto

Locations in Loreto

C.Miguel Hidalgo Sin Numero Entre

Opening times not available

Carretera Transpeninsular Km.5

Opening times not available

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Fox Autorent

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One location in Loreto

Locations in Loreto

Loreto Airport LTO

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46 travellers who hired a car in Loreto gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.1

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Car hire insurance in Loreto

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Loreto car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Loreto.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Loreto car hire.

Loreto car hire information

Pick-up locationLoreto
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Hire locations28
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