Pros: Very clean and reliable car. It was also good on gas.Cons: After paying through kayak prior to my arrival and once you’re at the rental spot to pick up the car, they offer you different options for “coverage”. First option is over $200 USD for full coverage with a $100 deposit. This is in case anything happens to the vehicle and any injuries to parties involved in an accident up to a certain amount. Second option is roughly $115 USD for third party coverage, sort of like liability insurance coverage in the US which only covers the other involved party. It also requires a $100 deposit. If you decide to not chose either of the options, then you’ll be required to give a $2500 USD deposit. From my understanding, other car rentals do not require this and you’ll already have some sort of coverage from your credit card already for the rental, so my advise would be to check in with them first.
Pros: they werent even there we had to call a taxi cabCons: everything
2.0 MediocreJan 4 2018
HorribleCons: Horrible service, had to wait for the car to be wash made me pay for insurance because they said my insurance didn’t cover enough, when I returned the car nobody was at the counter to return the car 30 minutes later someone finally came to check the car took him a long time to get my receipt almost miss my fligh thanks to the personnel of Europcar
2.0 MediocreJan 2 2018
Cons: The price Kayak gave me was completly off. They demanded twice as much.
Pros: The customer service was great, professional and the process was quick. You have earn a new customer!Cons: Much expensive compared to different airport locations.
2.8 MediocreJan 15 2018
RIP OFF!Pros: NOTHINGCons: Forced to take insurance even after I verified with my insurance company it was not needed. When we stated cancel rental and redo without expensive daily insurance charges he stated "I'm giving you a deal so if I cancel you will have to make new reservation and pick up the next day instead" HORRIBLE - don't rent from Hertz!!!
5.2 OkayDec 27 2017
Pros: People were all friendly and trying their best.Cons: Not sure if the location was short-handed because of the holidays but it took well over an hour to pick up a car. Only one person appeared to be doing pretty much everything. Return fortunately was much better. I knew insurance and other fees would significantly increase the cost of rental but wasn't expecting it to be almost 4x the original quote.
Pros: Staff were helpful and tried to fix the issue with pick up caused by one of their colleagues.Cons: I was offered a pick up at a different location but the vehicle was not there when I arrived. I had to wait 30 mins to get the car. This caused a delay with my travel plans for the rest of the day.
5.6 OkayJan 4 2018
Horrible service, good carPros: The carCons: The agent lied that we needed insurance and the credit card insurance doesn't work in Mexico. This was a waste of money. Upon return, no agent available. He was out for a walk and someone else had to call him back to the airport. This wasted a half hour
5.6 OkayJul 5 2017
Pros: Price was very low.Cons: The airport we landed at did not have a National booth. They brought the car to us. The car was a car way bigger than the one I requested and he didn't bring it around until after we signed everything. The car was dirty. When it came to drop off they were not waiting for us at the airport the way they said they would. Instead they told us to park the car in the airport parking lot and to leave the keys under the mat. They said they would go get it shortly. Like wth. They weren't even going to honor the reservation until I said no this the price I reserved the car for and then they changed it.
Pros: There was not staff at the time of the pick upCons: Have staff at the time of pick up
7.2 GoodJul 1 2019
Pros: Rental cost was very economicalCons: Very lengthy check out and check in process
2.0 MediocreJun 2 2019
Pros: The wore my plane was delayed and call and ask them if they could wait and they say call to confirm when was in the plane because they usually leave at 11. I called at 10:40 and the disconnected the phoneCons: Everything
2.0 MediocreApr 9 2019
Pros: The staff required me to pay for auto insurance even when I told them the my credit card protected me.Cons: Not being lied to.
2.0 MediocreJan 14 2019
Cons: No me gusto por que no tenían carros cuando lo fui a recoger
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Top tips for renting a car in Santiago de Querétaro
Mexico is very similar to the U.S. in that automobiles reign supreme in many municipalities. Santiago de Queretaro is no exception to that rule. As a visitor to Santiago de Queretaro, it is highly recommended that you rent a vehicle during your time in the city as it will provide the easiest and most efficient means of transport in the city. This is because buses are the only option for public transportation in the city and, although these bus lines are extensive, in the evening hours and on weekends they offer limited service and are ill-suited for visitors trying to get the most out of their time.
Travelers looking to pick up a rental car upon arriving at Querétaro Intercontinental Airport will find the rental car counters in the Arrivals Hall of the main terminal.
No trip to Santiago de Queretaro is complete without a visit to the town’s historic center, but one thing to keep in mind is that many of the old colonial streets and alley are car-free. Visitors planning on taking in the sights should keep this in mind and plan accordingly.
Santiago de Queretaro is popular among both Mexican residents and visitors alike; this means that there is occasionally some congestion and traffic on its streets. The usual rush hour traffic starts shortly after 7:00 a.m. and lasts until 9:00 a.m. most mornings. In the afternoon, rush hour congestion picks up at about 4:00 p.m. and cools off at around 6:00 p.m. One of the main roads to avoid during rush hour is Highway 57, as it is one of the most popular outlets to and from the city.
25% of our users found rental cars in Santiago de Querétaro for $6 or less
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Off-airport rental car locations in Santiago de Querétaro are around 5% more expensive than airport locations on average
Economy rental cars in Santiago de Querétaro are around 86% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Santiago de Querétaro
Some car rental companies in Santiago de Querétaro which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Alamo and Hertz
On average a rental car in Santiago de Querétaro costs $13 per day.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Alamo ($15/day), MEXRENTACAR ($22/day) and GREEN MOTION ($22/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at GREEN MOTION C. Bernardo Quintana 90, Fracc. 76160 (1 miles from city center).
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Santiago de Querétaro. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Santiago de Querétaro is $4.16 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $50 and $67, depending on the car size.
Economy (Kia Rio Hatchback or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Santiago de Querétaro.
A Economy car rental in Santiago de Querétaro costs $8 per day, on average.
A Standard car rental in Santiago de Querétaro costs $18 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Santiago de Querétaro costs $66 per day, on average.
In Santiago de Querétaro, cars are most frequently rented at Europcar Carr.estatal 200 Qro-tequisquiapan (13 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Santiago de Querétaro costs $90 per week ($13 per day).
On average a rental car in Santiago de Querétaro costs $385 per month ($13 per day).
Santiago de Queretaro’s streets go back to its colonial days and, while beautiful, they are also somewhat on the smaller side. Because of this, it is recommended that car renters opt for a smaller or more compact vehicle, such as a sedan or compact, during their time in the city. Additionally, another point to keep in mind is that larger cars may be a struggle to find suitable streetside parking spaces for in the historical sections of town.
The speed limits in Santiago de queretaro start out at around 60 km/h (37 mph) on smaller urban roads and then range from 60 km/h to 80 km/h (37 to 50 mph) on larger urban and rural roads. On major highways, on the other hand, the speed limit ranges from 100 km/h to 110 km/h (62 mph to 68 mph).
Gas on average costs 17.00 MXN ($0.85) per liter of gas in Santiago de Queretaro, which is roughly 64.35 MXN ($3.23) per gallon.
Parking is widely available throughout Santiago de Queretaro and drivers should have no issues finding available spots. In particular, streetside parking is the predominant form of parking in most parts of town, especially in residential areas. Additionally, most businesses and restaurants will have plenty of private parking available for customers.
Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).