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General Rodolfo Sánchez Taboada International Airport serves around 500,000 passengers each year and is the gateway to Baja California's state capital, Mexicali. Four domestic airlines operate regular flights to the airport from destinations such as Mexico City, Monterrey and Hermosillo. Mexicali is a bustling border city, but many visitors take advantage of car hire in Mexicali Airport to discover the surrounding areas.
Mexicali Airport facilities
The airport consists of two terminal buildings; a small passenger terminal and a general aviation terminal which caters to non-commercial aircraft. On arrival, passengers will find that ground transportation options include taxis and car rental in Mexicali Airport. Either way, it is a 20km journey to the city centre.
Mexicali Airport excursions
Mexicali has a number of museums catering to those interested in science, art and local history. There is also a city zoo which is located in Mexicali's biggest park. Travellers with a vehicle might prefer to drive to the Guadalupe Canyon Hot Springs, located on the road to Tijuana. The site features hot baths, which use spring water, as well as camping facilities.
Best time to visit
The hot season from June to September is probably best avoided since daytime temperatures at this time can reach a scorching 51ºC. The end of summer is celebrated by the Fiestas del Sol, which runs from the end of September to mid-October. This is the biggest fair in the region and features concerts, fairground rides and dancing, among its popular activities.
Car rental in Mexicali Airport
Mexicali's public transport system consists of buses and taxis, the latter which come highly recommended for short hops around the city. However, it is a good idea to compare car hire costs if considering daytrips outside of the city. Toll routes in Baja California are well maintained but lesser roads vary in quality, with night driving not recommended on any Mexican road.
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Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.
To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.
In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).
In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.
Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.
You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).
Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).