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Should you rent a car in Barbados?

Car hire in Barbados is a great way to explore the island and see beyond the confines of the hotel grounds.  All inclusive packages to Barbados are very popular and many tourists miss out on the real Barbados experience.  A rental car in Barbados picked up from Grantley Adams Airport and you can be on your way to the hotel long before the tour bus has left the airport.

Visit popular destinations on Barbados island such as St James or Christchurch and get a flavour of this Caribbean Island. Hiring a car in Barbados is the only way to see the beautiful interior of the island without having to brave the hot and crowded conditions of the Barbadian (Bajan) buses. A stunning place to go for lunch is the old plantation house of Fisher Pond which has immaculately kept gardens showcasing Barbados’ most eye catching flora and fauna.

Why rent a car in Barbados

Car rental in Barbados is your ticket to the holiday of a lifetime and there are too many gorgeous beaches here to see without taking advantage of car rental. Some of the best of them are on the south coast where the water is a wonderful mixture of the calm Caribbean Sea and the vibrant Atlantic Ocean.

Head to the island’s most popular beach at Accra on the south coast where the shady casuarina trees give you shelter from the baking hot sun. If you are hoping to enjoy some body surfing there are often good waves which crash onto the brilliant white sands of Miami Beach in South Point.

Also on the south coast you may wish to visit the Oistins fish market which sells the island’s best fresh fish by day and has some of its best rum shops to frequent at night, all easily accessible with a rental car.

Cheapest car hire in Barbados

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.05 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 476.37 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 70.34 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 492.42 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 70.91 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 496.37 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 70.91 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 496.37 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 72.45 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 507.16 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 73.20 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 512.42 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 73.20 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 512.42 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 80.50 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 563.52 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 80.50 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 563.52 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 48.16 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 337.15 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 49.70 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 347.93 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Cerato

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 54.37 EUR/day
Kia Cerato

7 Days rental at 380.59 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Cerato

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 55.91 EUR/day
Kia Cerato

7 Days rental at 391.37 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Nite

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 84.45 EUR/day
Nissan Nite

7 Days rental at 591.21 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Baleno

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 87.25 EUR/day
Suzuki Baleno

7 Days rental at 610.77 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 87.28 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 610.96 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Nite

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 87.31 EUR/day
Nissan Nite

7 Days rental at 611.21 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Nite

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 87.31 EUR/day
Nissan Nite

7 Days rental at 611.21 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.90 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 258.33 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.44 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 269.11 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 38.99 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 272.99 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 38.99 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 272.99 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 38.99 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 272.99 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 38.99 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 272.99 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.24 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 295.70 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.24 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 295.70 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 42.24 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 295.70 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Voxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.07 EUR/day
Toyota Voxy

7 Days rental at 462.54 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Voxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.07 EUR/day
Toyota Voxy

7 Days rental at 462.54 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Voxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.07 EUR/day
Toyota Voxy

7 Days rental at 462.54 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Voxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.07 EUR/day
Toyota Voxy

7 Days rental at 462.54 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rush

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 79.67 EUR/day
Toyota Rush

7 Days rental at 557.75 EUR from 20/06/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rush

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 79.67 EUR/day
Toyota Rush

7 Days rental at 557.75 EUR from 20/06/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rush

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 79.67 EUR/day
Toyota Rush

7 Days rental at 557.75 EUR from 20/06/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rush

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 79.67 EUR/day
Toyota Rush

7 Days rental at 557.75 EUR from 20/06/2022

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 154.18 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 1079.26 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki APV

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 54.55 EUR/day
Suzuki APV

7 Days rental at 381.89 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki APV

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.09 EUR/day
Suzuki APV

7 Days rental at 392.67 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Grand Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 64.01 EUR/day
Suzuki Grand Vitara

7 Days rental at 448.07 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Grand Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 65.55 EUR/day
Suzuki Grand Vitara

7 Days rental at 458.85 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.07 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 462.54 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.07 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 462.54 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.07 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 462.54 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.07 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 462.54 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Grand Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 79.67 EUR/day
Suzuki Grand Vitara

7 Days rental at 557.75 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki APV

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 54.55 EUR/day
Suzuki APV

7 Days rental at 381.89 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki APV

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.09 EUR/day
Suzuki APV

7 Days rental at 392.67 EUR from 20/06/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki APV

8 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.18 EUR/day
Suzuki APV

7 Days rental at 393.26 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki APV

8 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.18 EUR/day
Suzuki APV

7 Days rental at 393.26 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki APV

8 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.18 EUR/day
Suzuki APV

7 Days rental at 393.26 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki APV

8 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.18 EUR/day
Suzuki APV

7 Days rental at 393.26 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Voxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.07 EUR/day
Toyota Voxy

7 Days rental at 462.54 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Voxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.07 EUR/day
Toyota Voxy

7 Days rental at 462.54 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Voxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 66.07 EUR/day
Toyota Voxy

7 Days rental at 462.54 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Barbados

  • Remember to drive on the left and like in the UK, the steering wheel will be on the right-hand side of the car
  • The minimum age to hire a car is 21, expect to pay a surcharge if under 25 and you’ll need a medical certificate if over 70
  • Don’t be alarmed if someone ‘honks’ the horn at you, it’s rarely used in an aggressive manner
  • GPS or sat nav is highly recommended as whilst the road network is generally good, signage is not always great

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Barbados

  •  

    L

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    20mph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    37mph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    50mph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    BBD  5.06/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    No law

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    BBD/USD$

    Currency

  •  

    NO

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    16

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Barbados

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Drive a matic
4
8.4/10
56
€ 66.07
€ 56.18

Car rental agent statistics in Barbados

  • 8.4/10
    Highest rated agent:
    DRIVE A MATIC
  • 8.4/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    DRIVE A MATIC
  • 56
    Total number of reviews in
    Barbados
  • 4
    Most Locations in Barbados:
    DRIVE A MATIC
  • 17
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 7
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Barbados

ItemPercent
January€ 116
February€ 72
March€ 68
April€ 73
May€ 62
June€ 64
July€ 44
August€ 44
September€ 38
October€ 47
November€ 58
December€ 75
ItemPercent
January€ 71
February€ 58
March€ 53
April€ 53
May€ 47
June€ 48
July€ 39
August€ 36
September€ 33
October€ 37
November€ 47
December€ 56
ItemPercent
January€ 231
February€ 137
March€ 137
April€ 153
May€ 118
June€ 119
July€ 81
August€ 83
September€ 64
October€ 81
November€ 118
December€ 166
ItemPercent
January€ 86
February€ 93
March€ 84
April€ 76
May€ 97
June€ 76
July€ 58
August€ 59
September€ 55
October€ 59
November€ 70
December€ 77
ItemPercent
January€ 83
February€ 54
March€ 54
April€ 59
May€ 47
June€ 49
July€ 37
August€ 35
September€ 31
October€ 33
November€ 44
December€ 56
ItemPercent
January€ 66
February€ 75
March€ 62
April€ 61
May€ 58
June€ 59
July€ 51
August€ 41
September€ 42
October€ 41
November€ 60
December€ 74
ItemPercent
January€ 243
February€ 135
March€ 144
April€ 149
May€ 120
June€ 122
July€ 68
August€ 66
September€ 66
October€ 86
November€ 119
December€ 156
ItemPercent
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Barbados

DieselUnleaded
May , 2022

€ 1.90

€ 2.06

Apr , 2022

€ 1.57

€ 1.88

Mar , 2022

€ 1.56

€ 1.86

Feb , 2022

€ 1.45

€ 1.76

Jan , 2022

€ 1.47

€ 1.76

Dec , 2021

€ 1.49

€ 1.74

Nov , 2021

€ 1.45

€ 1.74

Oct , 2021

€ 1.35

€ 1.69

Sep , 2021

€ 1.33

€ 1.69

Aug , 2021

€ 1.33

€ 1.68

Jul , 2021

€ 1.31

€ 1.63

Jun , 2021

€ 1.29

€ 1.61

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
May , 2022 1.90 2.06
Apr , 2022 1.57 1.88
Mar , 2022 1.56 1.86
Feb , 2022 1.45 1.76
Jan , 2022 1.47 1.76
Dec , 2021 1.49 1.74
Nov , 2021 1.45 1.74
Oct , 2021 1.35 1.69
Sep , 2021 1.33 1.69
Aug , 2021 1.33 1.68
Jul , 2021 1.31 1.63
Jun , 2021 1.29 1.61

Car rental price statistics in Barbados

  • € 258.30
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 237.03
    Highest daily price:
    Toyota Rush
  • 119
    Total cars available
     
  • 14
    Most popular model:
    Suzuki Swift
  • 49
    Location with most cars:
    Grantley Adams International Airport
  • € 36.9 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    BAJAN CAR RENTALS - Bridgetown City

FAQs about car hire in Barbados

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

Car hire in Barbados starts from just €36.90 per day for a (economy) class car from Bajan car rentals. The average price to hire a car in Barbados is just €96.30 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Barbados is a Toyota Rush car for a (fullsize) class from Auto-union costing €237.00 per day.

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

We often have special offers on car hire in Barbados including free additional drivers, for example, Auto-union is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Grantley Adams International Airport for €68.05 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Barbados?

Car hire prices in Barbados are kept low thanks to the 6 car hire companies across the country. With over 6 car hire locations and 474 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Barbados.

Who is the best car hire company in Barbados?

Based on over 56 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Barbados Is Drive a matic who score on average 8.4/10 across all locations in Barbados.

What is the most popular car hire location in Barbados?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Barbados is Grantley Adams International Airport with 6 car hire companies and 49 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Barbados?

Current fuel prices in Barbados are €2.065/ltr for petrol and €1.9/ltr for diesel as of 2 May 2022, it’ll cost on average €83 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €76 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Barbados?

Speed limits in Barbados are in mph and are generally 20 mph on urban roads, 37 mph on rural roads and 50 mph on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Barbados?

Bajan car rentals is the cheapest car hire company in Barbados offering a (economy) class car such as the Suzuki Swift for as little as €258.30 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Barbados?

The most popular car hire category in Barbados is the Suzuki Swift available from 5 car hire companies in over 6 locations.

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Car Hire Cruise Dock (Barbados)
€30.5
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €30.5 per day
Suv 3 4 2 from €42.9 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €32.3 per day
Car Hire St James
€30.5
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €30.5 per day
Suv 3 4 2 from €42.9 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €32.3 per day
Car Hire Barbados Airport
€30.5
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €30.5 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €44.9 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €32.3 per day
Car Hire Barbados Hotel Delivery
€30.5
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €30.5 per day
Suv 3 4 2 from €42.9 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €32.3 per day