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Car Hire in Jamaica

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Car hire companies in Jamaica

Below is a list of every nation-wide car hire agency, how many locations they have across the country, and what popular cities you can find them in
Hertz
6 locations
Montego Bay £31/day
Kingston £33/day
Avis
5 locations
Kingston £68/day
Montego Bay £74/day
Island Car Rentals
5 locations
Kingston £41/day
Montego Bay £41/day
Alamo
4 locations
Montego Bay £48/day
Kingston £49/day
Budget
4 locations
Montego Bay £82/day
Kingston £87/day

Most popular car hire types

Below are the most popular car hire types in Jamaica and the cheapest cities in which to rent them
Small
Small

Best value

Kingston

£44/day
Small

No. 1 most popular

Montego Bay

£44/day
Large
Large

Best value

Montego Bay

£74/day
Large

No. 1 most popular

Kingston

£91/day
Medium
Medium

Best value

Kingston

£69/day
Medium

No. 1 most popular

Montego Bay

£71/day
SUV
SUV

Best value

Montego Bay

£74/day
SUV

No. 1 most popular

Kingston

£75/day
Van
Van

Best value

Montego Bay

£83/day
Van

No. 1 most popular

Kingston

£93/day

Hiring a car in Jamaica

Before you book your car hire, here are a few tips and rules you should know about driving in Jamaica

Does Jamaica have any unique traffic laws?

Driving in the Caribbean country of Jamaica with your car hire can be a delight. With the lack of public transport in accessing many of the lesser-explored scenic places, car rental makes a lot of sense when you want to truly capture the essence of this legendary holiday spot. Familiarise yourself with the rules of the road, and you will find that car hire in Jamaica is easy and well worth it. Being a left-hand driving country means that you can only overtake on the right-hand side, always avoiding shoulders. Be sure to buckle up and stay off your phone if you don’t want to receive a spot fine. Checkpoints are very common in Jamaica. So, if you are pulled over in your rental car, co-operate with traffic wardens while they check for applicable licences or do a breathalyser test. When you conduct your car rental comparison, look for car rental companies that offer Sat Nav for navigation and car seats if you have a child, as your little one will need to be buckled up appropriately too. The speed limits are standard, with urban roads being 30 mph, rural roads at 50 mph and highways allowing for up to 68 mph . Traffic signage is not perfect in every city, including Montego Bay and Ocho Rio, and places can get crowded, so keep your wits about you and be considerate of the high volume of pedestrians.

What are the legal documentation requirements for renting a car in Jamaica?

If you're visiting Jamaica from the EU, you will need to get an applicable International Driving Permit for the country. You'll also need to bring your passport and an appropriate credit card when hiring a car in Jamaica. You must be over 21 years old for standard vehicles and over 25 years old to hire 4x4s.

Which areas of Jamaica have the most traffic?

Jamaica is unpredictable with traffic, often due to the extreme weather conditions. Flash floods are very common, which can turn traffic from manageable to difficult in a manner of minutes. Always heed the weather warnings before you venture out with your car rental. The North Coast Highway is a notoriously busy and often dangerous stretch of road, as well as the Mandela Highway. Check your Sat Nav before embarking on a road trip that involves either. You will find most main roads in Jamaica are marked with an A or B, depending on their size. All A roads, namely A1, A2 and A3 highways, are primary connection roads to the main cities and experience high traffic volumes. They are also not known for being in the best condition due to the weather, and a pothole or accident ahead could slow traffic unexpectedly. The Spanish Town Road in the Kingston area is also well-known as a high-traffic, tricky stretch of road.

What are the best scenic roads in Jamaica?

Rent a car in Jamaica, and you’ll be in for a world of adventure. With over 50 beaches in the country, sun lovers can benefit from renting a convertible and making the most of the glorious weather. The Treasure Beach to Negril drive is about two hours long which runs along rugged coastlines and quieter parts of Jamaica. There are many great stops along the way before you arrive in Negril. Take your car rental up the winding route of Papine to Newcastle along the Blue and John Crow Mountain ranges. When you rent a car in Jamaica, you may enjoy the Stony Hill to Port Antonia trip, which is set in lush green lands along narrow roads through tiny villages, cane fields and coconut groves - a true Jamaican road trip experience. You can stop for river-rafting down the Rio Grande River along the way and make it a full day trip. Whatever you decide to do with your cheap car rental in Jamaica, you will have the choice of urban and rural strips of road to explore, leading to adventure around every corner.

  • What is the cheapest car hire agency in Jamaica?

    The cheapest rental cars in Jamaica are generally found through ADDCAR RENTAL . When booking with ADDCAR RENTAL , you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as £31/day, depending on the city you intend to visit. In comparison, the average price to hire a car in Jamaica is £51/day.

  • What is the most popular car hire agency in Jamaica?

    Island Car Rentals is the most popular car hire company in Jamaica with 20% of momondo users selecting this agency in the past month. Island Car Rentals also has 2 reviewsand a score of 10.0 out of 10, making this car rental agency a popular choice among travellers.

  • What car hire company in Jamaica has the most locations?

    The car hire company with the most locations in Jamaica is Classique Car Rentals. They currently have 12 locations that can be found within airports and cities across the country. Classique Car Rentals tends to have locations in the top must-see cities across Jamaica. Kingston, for example, has 1 Classique Car Rentals location.

  • What side of the road do people in Jamaica drive on?

    Drivers in Jamaica, including drivers visiting from foreign countries, are required to travel on the left. Keep in mind that driving on the opposite side can lead to both a traffic violation and serious accidents.

  • How good are the roads in Jamaica?

    As of 2019, Jamaica ranked 85 out of 137 countries for road quality. Jamaica received a road quality score of 3.6, which is based on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being the best possible score.

  • What is the drink driving limit in Jamaica?

    3.81 mg/l is the legal BAC limit in Jamaica. Any higher and you will be considered driving under the influence and may receive monetary fines, licence restrictions, and other penalties. Note that the legal drinking age in Jamaica is 18. Steeper penalties will be given to those driving a vehicle who are under the legal drinking age.

  • What is the most popular type of car to hire in Jamaica?

    32% of momondo users preferred to hire a Economy when visiting Jamaica, making it the most popular type of car to rent in the country. Although car hire prices in Jamaica will vary by city and supplier, you can expect to pay an average of £31 per day for a Economy.

  • How much does petrol cost in Jamaica?

    On average, you can expect to pay £0.94 per litre for petrol in Jamaica. Keep in mind that this is last week’s national average price and petrol prices may vary across the country. In comparison, the country with the cheapest average petrol price is Algeria at £0.25 per litre, whereas the country with the most expensive average petrol price is Hong Kong at £1.91 per litre.



Car hire in other cities in Jamaica

Need more destination ideas for your trip to Jamaica? Find a car hire in these popular cities across the country

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