Cheapest car hire in Antigua

Top tips when hiring a car in Antigua

  • It’s always worth keeping some US dollars to hand, Eastern Caribbean dollar is the official currency but USD is generally accepted
  • Drive on the left-hand side of the road in Antigua and Barbuda
  • Consider hiring a 4x4 or Jeep to make the most of the island and venture beyond the beaten track
  • There are no motorways, highways or toll roads in Antigua

Antigua car hire reviews

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Recent customer reviews (average rating 8.2/10)

Mr Jones


Good value and

Good value and everything was as expected, additional driver charge seemed expensive to me so didn't bother.



Had a nightmare

Had a nightmare with Avis when we arrived. Basically, the car we booked was not available, they tried to fob me off with a cheaper car (Suzuki Swift) which was not big enough. After the manager got involved they finally found a car miraculously in the yard that was acceptable. Bigger than we booked so assume they didn't want to upgrade. Unecessary stress at the start of our holiday.



Avoid, I wouldn

Avoid, I wouldn't use Drive A Matic again, staff not helpful and car was old


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Car rental agent statistics in Antigua

  • 9.2/10
    Highest rated agent:
  • 9.2/10
    Lowest rated agent:
  • 12
    Total number of reviews in
  • 2
    Most Locations in Antigua:
  • 13
    Average wait time
  • 3
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Antigua

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Antigua

Car rental price statistics in Antigua

  • € 250.60
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 100.60
    Highest daily price:
    Suzuki Grand Vitara
  • 16
    Total cars available
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai Creta
  • 7
    Location with most cars:
    Antigua - Vc Bird Intl. Airport
  • € 35.8 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    DRIVE A MATIC - St. John's - Green Bay

FAQs about car hire in Antigua

How much does it cost to hire a car in Antigua?

Car hire in Antigua starts from just €35.80 per day for a (mini) class car from Drive a matic. The average price to hire a car in Antigua is just €51.30 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Antigua is a Suzuki Grand Vitara car for a (intermediate) class from Budget costing €100.60 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Antigua?

We often have special offers on car hire in Antigua including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Antigua?

Car hire prices in Antigua are kept low thanks to the 3 car hire companies across the country. With over 3 car hire locations and 23 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Antigua.

Who is the best car hire company in Antigua?

Based on over reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Antigua Is who score on average /10 across all locations in Antigua.

What is the most popular car hire location in Antigua?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Antigua is Antigua - Vc Bird Intl. Airport with 2 car hire companies and 7 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Antigua?

Current fuel prices in Antigua are €/ltr for petrol and €/ltr for diesel as of , it’ll cost on average € to fill an average compact class car with petrol and € for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Antigua?

Speed limits in Antigua are in km/h and are generally 32 km/h on urban roads, 56 km/h on rural roads and n/a km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Antigua?

Drive a matic is the cheapest car hire company in Antigua offering a (mini) class car such as the Kia Picanto for as little as €250.60 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Antigua?

The most popular car hire category in Antigua is the Hyundai Creta available from 1 car hire companies in over 2 locations.

Antigua Mini Guide

The laid back island of Antigua is most famous for having 365 beaches, one for every day of the year. Antigua is part of two islands, Antigua and Barbuda which are situated in the peaceful waters of the Caribbean Sea. The island’s economy is geared towards tourism with this being the main source of income for its inhabitants. The only city on the island is its capital St John which is full of colourful characters and good places to eat and drink. Antigua hotels mainly cater to a fairly wealthy class of traveller but there are some all inclusive options which can help to save the pennies.

Many tourists who come to Antigua do so to watch the cricket. The island has produced some legends, most notably the cavalier batsman Sir Vivian Richards, after whom the new stadium was named, and the lithe fast bowlers Andy Roberts and Curtly Ambrose. Although the new stadium has had massive problems recently, one way or another there will always be a test match cricket ground in Antigua.

It is a great place to soak up the sun and down a rum or two while watching the day’s play unfold. If you come during the summer visit the old cricket ground, the Antigua Recreation Ground (which is much loved by locals and may yet find a new lease of life), as this is where the carnival festivities are put on. The luxury marina airport is a popular resort on the island and using car hire Jolly Harbour is easily accessible and a good base to explore the island.

Although you can come into Antigua by cruise ship, most tourists come there via VC Bird International airport which is situated on the outskirts of St John's in the north of the island. You can get there from the UK and America on a number of different airlines such as Virgin Atlantic, British Airways, American Airlines, Delta Airlines and Continental Airlines among others. Air Canada has flights to Toronto while it was possible to go to Paris with Air France and Amsterdam with KLM.

The idyllic Caribbean islands of Antigua and Barbuda between them have more beaches than there are days in the year. Car hire in Antigua is the cheapest and most comfortable way to get around the stunning islands of Antigua and Barbuda and see as many of these white sandy beaches as possible.

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