- Renting a car in Jamaica
- Top rent-a-car companies in Jamaica
- One-way & cross-country car hire
- Popular car rental locations
- Tips for driving in Jamaica
- Frequently asked questions
Cheap Car Rentals in Jamaica
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Rent a car in Jamaica – the 5th major island country in the Caribbean – and explore all that you want, in the luxury that you deserve! Served by two main international airports, Norman Manley International Airport and Donald Sangster International Airport, Jamaica is a popular holiday destination for travelers seeking access to Caribbean beaches, cuisine, and nightlife. With a car rental, you can accomplish so much, you can visit Nine Mile where Bob Marley was born and tombed. You can take the trip up into the mountains & experience the temperament of the country. Or you can spend a day at Negril 7 mile beach and get through at Rick's Cafe for an outstanding sunset. Dunn's River Falls located in Ocho Rios is a must-see-and-do when visiting Jamaica. Mystic Mountain has a bob-sledding ride mixed with choices for zip line, an aerial tram, and a water slide.
Apart from cities like Kingston, Negril, Port Antonio, Falmouth, Black River, a rental car also helps in exploring destinations like Cave Valley, Blue Mountains, Nassau Valley and more. Call us to find the best car rental deals for your Jamaica vacation!
Popular car rental companies in Jamaica
In association with car rental companies like Alamo and Ace, we make sure that a big network of locations is covered within the country in addition to Jamaica’s two international airports which are the main gateways into the country. That is, besides Kingston Norman Manley Airport [KIN] & Montego Bay Airport [MBJ] which are the most popular rental car pick-up locations in the country, we also offer pickup/return at other popular locations like Kingston New, Kingston Downtown, and Montego Bay Downtown. The same can be said for the car rental types available on our booking engine, so no matter if you are looking for a minivan for a big group of family or friends or an economy for a small group of four, with us you will be able to choose from a big variety.
We work with the following car rental suppliers in Jamaica:
- Island car rental
One-way & cross-country option with our Jamaica rental cars
One-way within Jamaica is possible with us and our partner suppliers; therefore, if you don’t want to, you don’t have to endure the back trip to return your rental car. All you have to do is choose the drop-off point by using the 'Different drop-off location?’ section on our booking engine. Note that the suppliers charge a fee for the one-way service which may vary as per the distance of the pickup from the drop-off, the duration of the rental and so on. However note that by using the 'Different drop-off location?’ section, the prices of the deals that you see online will be inclusive of the one-way fee.
Cross-border travel from Jamaica is not allowed, however we suggest that you call us or the supplier to know whether the option is available or not. You can also read the T&Cs given with each and every deal for accurate information.
Popular car rental pickup/return locations in Jamaica
The most popular locations for renting a car in Jamaica are definitely its two international airports – as already stated – but there are some other popular places within the Island country. They are listed as under:
Car rental & driving tips for Jamaica
- The cars are driven on the left-hand-side of the road in Jamaica
- The country’s three major highways are A1, A2 and A3; for these highways the speed limit is 50 mph.
- Find a good app for navigation or just rent a GPS while making the car hire booking.
- Check whether your credit card company covers the car rental and if not it is better to buy a full insurance at the time of booking or at the time of rental pickup.
- Driver as well as the front seat passenger needs to follow proper seat belt laws.
FAQs - Car Rental Jamaica
The cost of the rental car in Jamaica depends on factors like how early you are booking and which rental car you are reserving. The cheapest to rent are the cars which fall in economy and compact car-type while luxury and multi-seaters are comparatively expensive. In case of advance booking you get access to cheaper deals & a comparatively wide variety as compared to last-minute rentals. The prices tend to be more if you are a young driver as there is a surcharge for it and if you are requesting a one-way as there are charges for that too.
To rent a car in Jamaica, you need to be at least 21 years old. However note that the minimum age to rent may vary from supplier to supplier; suppliers even quote different minimum and maximum ages for different car types. All the drivers under the age of 25 are charged a young driver surcharge which they need to pay to rent car; the amount of this surcharge can vary from supplier to supplier. Read the deal’s T&Cs for the accurate information.
In order to rent a car in Jamaica, all the rental companies ask for a valid driver’s license, a credit card, and identity proof. Some suppliers also ask for an International Driving Permit, so read the voucher and if it is mentioned, do bring it along as without it you won’t be allowed to pick up the car.
Yes, you can rent a car in Jamaica with a US license As long as your original license is in the Roman alphabet you can easily rent a car, otherwise, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to be able to drive in Jamaica.
Yes, you can easily reserve a luxury car rental in Jamaica with VIPCars. We offer the best-priced rentals through several top-notch suppliers. Luxury cars are the best if you are looking for the most comfortable ride for your trip.