Jamaica car rentals

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Car rental directory

  • firefly

    Firefly car rental locations in Jamaica

    6 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Jamaica

    6 Locations

  • islandcarrentals

    Island Car Rentals car rental locations in Jamaica

    5 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Jamaica

    4 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Jamaica

    4 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Jamaica

    4 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise car rental locations in Jamaica

    4 Locations

  • national

    National car rental locations in Jamaica

    4 Locations

  • rightcars

    Right Cars car rental locations in Jamaica

    4 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Jamaica

    4 Locations

  • classique

    Classique Car Rentals car rental locations in Jamaica

    3 Locations

  • ace

    Ace car rental locations in Jamaica

    2 Locations

Top tips for renting a car in Jamaica

  • Public transport in Jamaica can be slow and unreliable, meaning that those who wish to explore widely will find it convenient to rent a car. It is possible to circle the entire island using the coastal highway or to make side trips into popular locations like the Blue Mountains. The majority of rental agencies, including Island Car Rental, Firefly, and Alamo, allow for one-way rentals, meaning it’s possible to rent a car in Jamaica in your arrival city and drop it off in another. Wherever you choose to go, it is highly recommended to avoid driving at night.
  • Renting a car in Jamaica is expensive compared to other Caribbean locations, but it is possible to avoid high fees by picking a car brand or model that is less popular on the island; e.g., go with a Toyota Corolla rather than a Camry. Those planning to drive a lot on mountain or rural roads may find it helpful to have a four-wheel drive or a manual transmission vehicle.
  • In Jamaica, children up to the age of four are required to be seated in an appropriate booster or child seat, whether they are placed in the front or rear seat of the car. In addition, the driver is responsible for ensuring that all passengers in the car are wearing seatbelts; hefty fines are in place for those who disobey this rule. Some car agencies like Budget are able to provide child seats for around 781 JMD (6 USD) extra per day, but these need to be booked and confirmed well in advance.
  • As of 2019, new road laws were introduced to Jamaica to try to make driving safer. New laws include a prohibition on the use of cell phones or other communication devices in cars, and a raft of new (and expensive) fines for traffic violations, including the failure to use the blinker when turning.

FAQs about renting a car in Jamaica

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Travelers who choose to rent a car in Jamaica are advised to exercise more caution than they might when driving at home, due to congested traffic and poor road conditions outside major cities in Jamaica. Driving is on the left and road conditions vary greatly. You will find the well-signed and well-maintained "A" highway that circles the island, as well as forgotten mountain roads.

  • Most agencies require drivers to be at least 23 years old to rent a car in Jamaica. This may, however, increase to 25 for some agencies—for example, National. Others are willing to accept 21-year-old drivers for a daily surcharge; at Island Car Rental, for example, there is a young driver surcharge of approximately 781 JMD (6 USD) per day. In general, a driver must have held his or her license for a minimum of one year. English-language domestic licenses are acceptable in most cases for a short-term rental.

  • Petrol prices in Jamaica are charged by the British gallon, which is a larger unit of measurement than the American gallon. While petrol is readily available in cities, fueling stations can be much farther apart outside urban areas. It is always wise to fill up when a chance presents itself. Most petrol stations are full-service and take payment in cash only. Expect to pay around 736 JMD (5.70 USD) per gallon of petrol.

  • The speed limit system in Jamaica is relatively straightforward, with only two major limits in operation: 50 km/h (31 mph) in urban or residential areas and 80 km/h (50 mph) outside these areas.

Car rental locations in Jamaica

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.