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Hiring a car in Martinique

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

Does Martinique have any unique traffic laws?

If you're planning on picking up a car hire in Martinique and driving yourself around the island, you'll want to get up to date on some traffic laws that might impact you. Remember, driving is on the right-hand side in Martinique and passing is on the left-hand side. The minimum driving age is 18 years old, but keep in mind that you won't be able to rent a car in Martinique if you're younger than 21 years old. Seat belts while driving in the country are mandatory for every occupant of the vehicle. If you're driving with a mobile phone, it's prohibited to use it without a hands-free device. Illegal use of your mobile phone while driving could lead to heavy fines and possibly a licence suspension. As a foreign driver operating rental cars, you're required to have all of your documentation on you at all times while driving. Take note of the speed limits to avoid getting speeding fines. In towns and built-up areas, the speed limit is 31 mph, while on major roads outside of these areas the speed limit is 56 mph, and highways are typically 68 mph.

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

To pick up car hire in Martinique, drivers must be in possession of a valid driving licence, a credit card with adequate available funds, and a valid form of identification. If you have a US or UK-issued driving licence, you'll most likely be able to hire rental cars without an international driving permit (IDP) but those from other countries generally need an IDP. Contact the company beforehand to confirm this. If you pay in advance online, you'll need to bring the same credit card with you and the card owner must be present. You cannot get a car hire with someone else's credit card. Aside from these documents, you'll need to be aware that if you're under 21 or haven't held your driving licence for at least a year prior, you generally won't be able to rent a car in Martinique. Any drivers under the age of 25 are likely to incur an additional "young driver" surcharge for each driver.

Which areas of Martinique have the most traffic?

Driving rental cars in Martinique is a great way to get around the island without having to rely on public transport. Generally, island lifestyle means less congestion than major cities and that is also true for Martinique. However, the island landscape can make it difficult for drivers to get around because of the restricted space, volcanic landscape, delicate environment, and a large number of tourists. More than 100,000 vehicles are travelling along the island's main road every day. The introduction of the reserved lane public transport system stands as a comprehensive project designed to alleviate traffic congestion and facilitate traffic movement throughout the island. Don't drive during peak hours if you want to avoid congestion.

What are the best scenic roads in Martinique?

Martinique is referred to by some as the "Flower of the Caribbean", and as such, offers drivers a lovely mix of beautiful landscapes and a fascinating history. If you're hitting the road in your car rental and looking for the best scenic routes, consider the Route de la Trace highway running to Balata. This is no ordinary highway and is considered to be one of the oldest and most scenic roads in Martinique. A drive through here quickly reveals why it's called the Island of Flowers. Another route worth the trip is the drive down the Caravelle Peninsula along the southern coast of La Trinite. This peninsula is unspoiled and wild and offers a variety of activities and sights to see along the way. Take time out of the car and head up some of the hiking trails to viewpoints overlooking the coast.

  • What is the cheapest car hire agency in Martinique?

    Alamo is the most affordable car hire agency in Martinique, with prices found for as low as £10 per day in some areas of the country. Comparatively, the average price to rent a car in Martinique is £16 per day.

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

    If you plan to hire a car in Martinique, we recommend booking with Alamo, one of the most popular agencies in the country. In the past month, 23% of our users selected Alamo for their car rental needs. The agency also has a customer satisfaction rating of 5.7 out of 10 from 6 reviewers.

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

    The car hire company with the most locations in Martinique is keddy by Europcar. They currently have 11 locations that can be found within airports and cities across the country. Not sure what city you want to visit but know that you want to hire a car from keddy by Europcar? Fort-de-France is the most popular city to visit in Martinique, with 4 keddy by Europcar car rental locations.

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

    When it comes to hiring a car in Martinique, travellers prefer to rent a Mini. In fact, 79% of our momondo users rented this type of car in the past 30 days and paid an average of £11 per day.



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