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Dominican Republic Car Rental Mini Guide

Renting a car in the Dominican Republic (often affectionately known as the 'Dom Rep') is a cost effective and comfortable way to explore your surrounding and discover some of the more remote areas that are not so frequented by tourists. The main road on the island is the Highway DR-1, which connects the cities of Santo Domingo and Santiago, and it is a modern and wide.

Whether you are planning to soak up the sun on the beautiful beaches in Punta Cana or explore the capital city Santo Domingo and its numerous museums and historical sites, then booking cheap car hire in the Dominican Republic is the most convenient and comfortable way to get around.

Most popular locations to hire a car in the Dominican Republic

Cheapest car hire in Dominican Republic

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 39.28 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 274.98 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 39.28 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 274.98 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 43.64 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 305.52 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 43.64 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 305.52 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.88 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 321.20 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.88 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 321.20 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.88 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 321.20 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.88 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 321.20 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.88 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 321.20 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Tiida

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.89 EUR/day
Nissan Tiida

7 Days rental at 321.25 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Tiida

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.89 EUR/day
Nissan Tiida

7 Days rental at 321.25 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Tiida

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.89 EUR/day
Nissan Tiida

7 Days rental at 321.25 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Tiida

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.89 EUR/day
Nissan Tiida

7 Days rental at 321.25 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Tiida

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.89 EUR/day
Nissan Tiida

7 Days rental at 321.25 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Tiida

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.89 EUR/day
Nissan Tiida

7 Days rental at 321.25 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Tiida

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.89 EUR/day
Nissan Tiida

7 Days rental at 321.25 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Tiida

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.89 EUR/day
Nissan Tiida

7 Days rental at 321.25 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Tiida

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.89 EUR/day
Nissan Tiida

7 Days rental at 321.25 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 44.69 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 312.86 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 44.69 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 312.86 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 44.93 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 314.53 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.89 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 321.24 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.89 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 321.24 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.89 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 321.24 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.89 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 321.24 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.89 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 321.24 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Aveo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 45.89 EUR/day
Chevrolet Aveo

7 Days rental at 321.24 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 807

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 191.41 EUR/day
Peugeot 807

7 Days rental at 1339.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 807

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 191.41 EUR/day
Peugeot 807

7 Days rental at 1339.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 807

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 191.41 EUR/day
Peugeot 807

7 Days rental at 1339.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 807

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 191.41 EUR/day
Peugeot 807

7 Days rental at 1339.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 807

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 191.41 EUR/day
Peugeot 807

7 Days rental at 1339.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 807

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 191.41 EUR/day
Peugeot 807

7 Days rental at 1339.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 807

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 191.41 EUR/day
Peugeot 807

7 Days rental at 1339.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 807

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 191.41 EUR/day
Peugeot 807

7 Days rental at 1339.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 807

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 191.41 EUR/day
Peugeot 807

7 Days rental at 1339.93 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.35 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 303.49 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.35 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 303.49 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.16 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 337.18 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.16 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 337.18 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Sportage

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 55.23 EUR/day
Kia Sportage

7 Days rental at 386.65 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Sportage

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 55.23 EUR/day
Kia Sportage

7 Days rental at 386.65 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Sportage

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.37 EUR/day
Kia Sportage

7 Days rental at 429.63 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Sportage

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.37 EUR/day
Kia Sportage

7 Days rental at 429.63 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 68.44 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 479.13 EUR from 21/11/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Dominican Republic

  • The Dominican Republic has some of the best roads of all the Caribbean islands
  • It is safe to drive in the Dominican Republic, taking the usual precautions when driving abroad
  • Drive on the right hand side of the road in the Dominican Republic, the steering wheel is on the right
  • Save on sat nav (GPS) and use Google maps or Street View, just be mindful of your data allowance
  • You may need an International Driving Permit when hiring a car in the Dominican Republic
 

Popular car hire destinations in Dominican Republic

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Dominican Republic

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    40kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    DOP  88.14/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    0mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    DOP/USD $

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    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 Dominican Republic

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Alamo
16
8.7/10
194
€ 45.88
€ 45.89
€ 94.25
€ 133.13
 Thrifty
5
8.2/10
45
€ 84.63
€ 118.89
€ 75.27
€ 249.05
 Interrent
4
5.5/10
43
€ 39.28
€ 48.50
€ 43.35

Car rental agent statistics in Dominican Republic

  • 9.0/10
    Highest rated agent:
    ALAMO
  • 4.9/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    INTERRENT
  • 282
    Total number of reviews in
    Dominican Republic
  • 15
    Most Locations in Dominican Republic:
    ALAMO
  • 22
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 10
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Dominican Republic

ItemPercent
January€ 84
February€ 65
March€ 59
April€ 60
May€ 68
June€ 71
July€ 79
August€ 60
September€ 78
October€ 69
November€ 62
December€ 104
ItemPercent
January€ 67
February€ 46
March€ 44
April€ 42
May€ 46
June€ 54
July€ 53
August€ 45
September€ 53
October€ 53
November€ 49
December€ 64
ItemPercent
January€ 178
February€ 125
March€ 171
April€ 132
May€ 131
June€ 155
July€ 166
August€ 127
September€ 161
October€ 150
November€ 175
December€ 203
ItemPercent
January€ 96
February€ 81
March€ 86
April€ 74
May€ 77
June€ 92
July€ 103
August€ 79
September€ 96
October€ 81
November€ 81
December€ 131
ItemPercent
January€ 70
February€ 43
March€ 39
April€ 39
May€ 43
June€ 50
July€ 50
August€ 43
September€ 50
October€ 50
November€ 45
December€ 63
ItemPercent
January€ 94
February€ 101
March€ 105
April€ 108
May€ 112
June€ 119
July€ 132
August€ 126
September€ 129
October€ 117
November€ 134
December€ 151
ItemPercent
January€ 75
February€ 70
March€ 54
April€ 54
May€ 65
June€ 64
July€ 72
August€ 58
September€ 68
October€ 58
November€ 57
December€ 105
ItemPercent
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Dominican Republic

DieselUnleaded
Sep , 2022

€ 1.11

€ 1.47

Aug , 2022

€ 1.05

€ 1.39

Jul , 2022

€ 1.02

€ 1.36

Jun , 2022

€ 0.99

€ 1.31

May , 2022

€ 1.02

€ 1.35

Apr , 2022

€ 0.99

€ 1.31

Mar , 2022

€ 0.97

€ 1.29

Feb , 2022

€ 1.02

€ 1.24

Jan , 2022

€ 0.95

€ 1.16

Dec , 2021

€ 0.82

€ 1.10

Nov , 2021

€ 0.82

€ 1.13

Oct , 2021

€ 0.77

€ 1.09

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2022 1.11 1.47
Aug , 2022 1.05 1.39
Jul , 2022 1.02 1.36
Jun , 2022 0.99 1.31
May , 2022 1.02 1.35
Apr , 2022 0.99 1.31
Mar , 2022 0.97 1.29
Feb , 2022 1.02 1.24
Jan , 2022 0.95 1.16
Dec , 2021 0.82 1.10
Nov , 2021 0.82 1.13
Oct , 2021 0.77 1.09

Car rental price statistics in Dominican Republic

  • € 274.96
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 405.74
    Highest daily price:
    Mitsubishi Montero
  • 376
    Total cars available
     
  • 24
    Most popular model:
    Kia Sorento
  • 52
    Location with most cars:
    Santo Domingo - Las Americas Intl. Airport
  • € 39.3 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    INTERRENT - Puerto Plata - Gregorio Luperon Intl. Airport

FAQs about car hire in Dominican Republic

How much does it cost to hire a car in Dominican Republic?

Car hire in Dominican Republic starts from just €39.30 per day for a (mini) class car from Interrent. The average price to hire a car in Dominican Republic is just €125.80 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Dominican Republic is a Mitsubishi Montero car for a (fullsize) class from Sixt costing €405.70 per day.

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

We often have special offers on car hire in Dominican Republic 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 Dominican Republic?

Car hire prices in Dominican Republic are kept low thanks to the 7 car hire companies across the country. With over 17 car hire locations and 2,297 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Dominican Republic.

Who is the best car hire company in Dominican Republic?

Based on over 282 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Dominican Republic Is Alamo who score on average 8.7/10 across all locations in Dominican Republic.

What is the most popular car hire location in Dominican Republic?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Dominican Republic is Santo Domingo - Las Americas Intl. Airport with 7 car hire companies and 52 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Dominican Republic?

Current fuel prices in Dominican Republic are €1.472/ltr for petrol and €1.111/ltr for diesel as of 5 September 2022, it’ll cost on average €59 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €44 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Dominican Republic?

Speed limits in Dominican Republic are in km/h and are generally 40 km/h on urban roads, 80 km/h on rural roads and 120 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Dominican Republic?

Interrent is the cheapest car hire company in Dominican Republic offering a (mini) class car such as the Kia Picanto for as little as €275.10 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Dominican Republic?

The most popular car hire category in Dominican Republic is the Chevrolet Spark available from 2 car hire companies in over 15 locations.

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Other Car Hire Locations in Dominican Republic

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Car Hire Santiago
€24.7
 
 
Economy 5 5 2 from €24.7 per day
Standard 4 5 5 from €33.8 per day
Compact 4 5 3 from €28.2 per day
Car Hire Santo Domingo
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €58.6 per day
from € per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €70.2 per day
Car Hire Punta Cana Airport
€22.4
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €22.4 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €28.9 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €25.1 per day
Car Hire Puerto Plata Airport
€22.4
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €22.4 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €38.5 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €33.9 per day