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  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Jamaica

    6 Locations See all locations

    28 Sunset Blvd., Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 952 4250
    Donald Sangster Intl Airport, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 979 0438
    Fairview Shopping Centre, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 979 0438
    Norman Manley Intl Airport, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 924 8028
    109 Old Hope Road, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 978 1706
    12 Altamont Crescent, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 924 8028
  • firefly

    Firefly car rental locations in Jamaica

    6 Locations See all locations

    Sangster Int'l Airport, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 979 0438
    28 Sunset Boulevard, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 952 4250
    Fairview Shopping Centre, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 979 0438
    Kingston Nmia Airport, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 924 8028
    12 Altamont Crescent, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 924 8028
    Firefly Old Hope Road, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 924 8028
  • classique

    Classique Car Rentals car rental locations in Jamaica

    5 Locations See all locations

    1-3 Sunset Blvd, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 632 5875
    Round Hill Hotel, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 954 573 9046
    Treasure Beach, Treasure Beach, SE
    +1 954 573 9046
    Silver Sands Trewlany, Duncans, TR
    +1 954 573 9046
    Airport Road, Port Royal, Kingston, JM, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 632 5875
  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Jamaica

    5 Locations See all locations

    1 Dacosta Dr, Ocho Rios, SN
    +1 876 974 8047
    Sangster Intl Apo, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 952 0762
    1 Merrick Ave., Kingston, SD
    +1 876 926 8021
    Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 924 8293
    Knutsford Blvd, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 906 2847
  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car rental locations in Jamaica

    4 Locations See all locations

    9 Queens Drive, Montego Bay, SJ
    Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, SJ
    1-3C Oxford Road, Kingston, SD
    Norman Manley Intl. Airport, Kingston, SD
  • rightcars

    Right Cars car rental locations in Jamaica

    4 Locations See all locations

    Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, SJ
    66 Claude ClarkeAvenue, Montego Bay, Montego Bay, SJ
    Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston, SD
    Kingston Town Office1D Norwood Avenue, Kingston, SD
  • national

    National car rental locations in Jamaica

    4 Locations See all locations

    9 Queens Drive, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 906 0084
    Sangster Intl Airport, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 906 0084
    1-3c Oxford Road, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 906 0084
    Norman Manley Intl Airport, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 906 0084
  • islandcarrentals

    Island Car Rentals car rental locations in Jamaica

    4 Locations See all locations

    Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 952 7225
    Norman Manley Intl. Airport, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 924 8075
    17 Antigua Avenue New Kingston, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 929 5875
    Marcus Garvey Drive, Kingston, Kingston, SD
  • enterprise

    Enterprise car rental locations in Jamaica

    4 Locations See all locations

    Sangster Intl Airport, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 906 0084
    9 Queens Drive, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 906 0084
    1-3c Oxford Road, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 906 0084
    Norman Manley Intl Airport, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 906 0084
  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Jamaica

    4 Locations See all locations

    Airport Terminal, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 952 3838
    Ironshore, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 953 0534
    Norman Manley Airport, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 924 8762
    53 South Camp Road, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 759 1793
  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Jamaica

    4 Locations See all locations

    9 Queens Drive, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 906 0084
    Sangster Intl Airport, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 906 0084
    1-3c Oxford Road, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 906 0084
    Norman Manley Intl Airport, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 906 0084
  • thrifty

    Thrifty car rental locations in Jamaica

    2 Locations See all locations

    28 Queens Dr, Montego Bay, SJ
    +1 876 952 1126
    Norman Manley Intl Airport, Kingston, SD
    +1 876 952 1126

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

What is the best rental car company in Jamaica?

Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Jamaica are Avis (7.6, 2258 reviews), Sixt (7.5, 1064 reviews), and Budget (7.4, 4213 reviews).

How can I find car rentals near me in Jamaica?

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

What is driving like in Jamaica?

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.

How old do you have to be to hire a car in Jamaica?

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.

How much does petrol cost in Jamaica?

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.

What are the speed limits in Jamaica?

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.

Popular car rental locations

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