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Car Rental from VC Bird Airport 

Your Guide to Car Hire at V.C. Bird International Airport, Antigua

Navigating Antigua's sun-kissed roads promises a blend of scenic views, historic sites, and coastal vistas. If you're landing at V.C. Bird International Airport, hiring a car can be your passport to explore the island at your leisure. Here's what you should know.

Benefits of Hiring a Car from V.C. Bird Airport:

  1. Immediate Accessibility: Skip the waiting for shuttles or taxis. With a rented car, start your Antigua journey right from the airport.
  2. Flexibility: Move to the island's rhythms; whether it's a sudden detour to a hidden beach or a prolonged stay at a historic fort.
  3. Economical: Especially if traveling with family or a group, renting can be more cost-effective than multiple taxis or tours.

Exiting the Airport:

  • Primary Exit Road: After leaving V.C. Bird International Airport, you'll primarily use the Sir George H. Walter Highway to head to St. John's or other parts of the island.
  • Distance to St. John's: The capital city, St. John's, is only about 8 km away, making for a quick 15-minute drive.

Road Essentials:

  1. Tolls: The good news is Antigua doesn't have toll roads. Your journey from the airport and around the island will be toll-free.
  2. Road Conditions: Main roads are generally well-maintained. However, some secondary roads, especially those leading to remote beaches, might be unpaved or bumpy.
  3. Traffic: The traffic around the airport and St. John's can be a tad busy, especially during peak hours. However, once outside the city, it's generally smooth sailing.

Unique Driving Customs & Rules:

  • Drive on the Left: Unlike the USA, traffic moves on the left side of the road in Antigua.
  • Roundabouts: Vehicles inside the roundabout have the right of way.
  • Seat Belts: Wearing seat belts is mandatory for all passengers, not just the driver.
  • Speed Limits: Typically, it's 40 mph on highways and 20 mph in towns, but always adhere to local signage.

Selecting Your Vehicle:

  • Compact & Economy Cars: Great for solo travelers or couples primarily exploring St. John's and main attractions.
  • SUVs: Ideal for families or those planning to explore off-the-beaten-path sites where road conditions may vary.

Car Hire Tips:

  1. Book in Advance: Especially during tourist season, cars can be in high demand. Pre-booking ensures you get the model you prefer.
  2. Driver's License: A valid driver’s license from your home country is typically acceptable for short stays. However, some car hire agencies may require an Antiguan driving permit.

In Conclusion:

Renting a car at V.C. Bird International Airport is a convenient way to dive straight into your Antiguan adventure. With the freedom of your vehicle, the island's treasures, from bustling St. John's to serene beaches, await your discovery.

Always cross-check real-time conditions and consult local services before traveling.


Current Rental Rates in VC Bird International Airport

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.79 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 404.55 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 73.17 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 512.22 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Creta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 91.78 EUR/day
Hyundai Creta

7 Days rental at 642.52 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Key Highlights for Car Hire at VC Bird International Airport: Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • The airport is named after Sir Vere Cornwall Bird, the first prime minister of Antigua
  • When it changed from being a WWII US Air Force base in 1949 it was named Coolidge International Airport
  • Over a million passengers use the airport every year
  • It has a number of European routes including a Virgin and BA route from Gatwick in the UK
  • The airport is a hub for the Antilles islands through the airline LIAT

 

VC Bird International Airport - Popular Destinations

Best car rental companies in VC Bird International Airport

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VC Bird International Airport car hire information

  • 9.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals (Antigua) Ltd.
  • € 404.53
    Average price:
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  • € 57.79
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    Most Popular Type:
    Economy
  • 1
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai Creta
  • 3
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