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Cheapest car hire in Dominican Republic

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

Dominican Republic car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Dominican Republic

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    R

    Road Driving Side

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    40kph

    Urban speed Limit

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    80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

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    120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    DOP  46.71/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    0mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    DOP/USD $

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    21

    Min Rental Age

    16

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 8.0/10)

Mr. & Mrs. Booth

UK

8/10
Just returned f

Just returned from our holiday, was very enjoyable. Weather was excellent and the resort was well maintained, although we had to request a different room when we first arrived, as rather small.

19/07/2019
Mr. & Mrs. Booth

UK

8/10
Just returned f

Just returned from our holiday, was very enjoyable. Weather was excellent and the resort was well maintained, although we had to request a different room when we first arrived, as rather small.

19/07/2019
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Compare car rental agents in Dominican Republic

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Sixt
7
5.8/10
49
€ 46.49
€ 45.16
€ 43.21
 Europcar
8
4.7/10
80
€ 32.37
€ 40.91
 Alamo
16
3.5/10
90
€ 23.46
€ 28.06
€ 41.60
€ 58.42

Car rental agent statistics in Dominican Republic

  • 5.8/10
    Highest rated agent:
    SIXT
  • 3.5/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    ALAMO
  • 219
    Total number of reviews in
    Dominican Republic
  • 15
    Most Locations in Dominican Republic:
    ALAMO
  • 26
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 8
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Dominican Republic

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

Fuel prices in Dominican Republic

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2020 0.58 0.78
Oct , 2020 0.57 0.79
Sep , 2020 0.56 0.80
Aug , 2020 0.57 0.79
Jul , 2020 0.61 0.82
Jun , 2020 0.58 0.82
May , 2020 0.53 0.80
Apr , 2020 0.52 0.74
Mar , 2020 0.58 0.79
Feb , 2020 0.76 1.02
Jan , 2020 0.81 1.05
Dec , 2019 0.81 1.03

Car rental price statistics in Dominican Republic

  • € 164.22
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 206.79
    Highest daily price:
    Citroen Jumpy
  • 379
    Total cars available
     
  • 22
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai H1
  • 38
    Location with most cars:
    Santo Domingo - Downtown
  • € 23.5 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    ALAMO - Santo Domingo - Las Americas 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 €23.50 per day for a (mini) class car from Alamo. The average price to hire a car in Dominican Republic is just €59.90 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Dominican Republic is a Citroen Jumpy car for a (standard) class from Sixt costing €206.80 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 5 car hire companies across the country. With over 20 car hire locations and 1,794 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Dominican Republic.

Who is the best car hire company in Dominican Republic?

Based on over 219 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Dominican Republic Is Alamo who score on average 3.5/10 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 - Downtown with 4 car hire companies and 38 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Dominican Republic?

Current fuel prices in Dominican Republic are €0.78/ltr for petrol and €0.579/ltr for diesel as of 23 November 2020, it’ll cost on average €31 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €23 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?

Alamo is the cheapest car hire company in Dominican Republic offering a (mini) class car such as the Chevrolet Spark for as little as €164.50 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Dominican Republic?

The most popular car hire category in Dominican Republic is the Hyundai H1 available from 2 car hire companies in over 16 locations.

Renting a car in the Dominican Republic?

The Dominican Republic is located in the eastern part of the Caribbean island of Hispaniola and is a popular tourist destination. 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

Most popular car hire companies in the Dominican Republic

  • Alamo in the Domincan Republic
  • Avis in the Domincan Republic
  • Budget in the Domincan Republic
  • Europcar in the Domincan Republic
  • Firefly in the Domincan Republic
  • Sixt in the Domincan Republic

Dominican Republic Mini Guide

The Dominican Republic is one of the world’s most idyllic countries and occupies two thirds of an island on which the country of Haiti is also located. The Dominican Republic is a Spanish speaking country though some English may be spoken in the tourist resorts, and it is geographically diverse with mountains, forests and coral reefs all there to be explored.

This tropical Caribbean island is very popular with nature enthusiasts as it is full of nature parks and surrounded by beautiful seas. Some of those nature parks are the Armando Bermudez National Park, Jose Del Carmen Ramirez National Park, Sierra del Bahoruco National Park and Parque Nacional del Este. The country is doing all it can to promote ecotourism to its visitors. It is also marketing itself more and more as a world class golf destination and it has a number of courses which were designed by professionals.

The Dominican Republic has a number of airports but the main one is in the country’s capital of Santo Domingo. You can also rent Rhino cars from La Romana, Puerto Plata, Punta Cana International and Santiago airports. Madrid, Paris, New York and Miami are the main International airports which operate flights to the Dominican Republic.

Factor into the cost of your rental the fact the petrol is quite expensive in the Dominican Republic however. That said as long as you keep an eye out for pedestrians and cyclists, especially at night time, you should not have any problems. There is also a possibility that you could run into wild dogs which roam the cities. 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.

If you plan to venture into the Dominican Republic’s lush rainforests then make sure you apply mosquito repellent as there is a risk of getting dengue fever, for which there is no cure. Getting malaria is a possibility but there are tablets that you can take to prevent this.

Otherwise if you plan to stay on the Dominican Republic’s amazing beaches you are unlikely to encounter any troubles. If you really want to kick back, try one of the local cigars for which the country is famous and chat to the friendly locals. Also make sure you try some of the local rum, which is extremely potent! But one topic which it might be better to stay clear of is the neighbouring island of Haiti as this has been a source of conflict over the years.

Why rent a car in the Dominican Republic?

The Dominican Republic is an ideal location to take a holiday if you are interested in white sandy beaches, warm seas and a tropical climate. The country also boast some fantastic nature parks which are well worth a visit. 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 perhaps discover some of the more remote areas that are not so frequented by tourists.
 

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Fuel Prices in Dominican Republic

  • Price of petrol in Dominican Republic in November

    € 0.78/Ltr

    ($ 0.96/Ltr | 46.71/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Dominican Republic in November

    € 0.58/Ltr

    ($ 0.71/Ltr | 34.67/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Dominican Republic in November

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 31.20  ($ 38.21) | € 23.16  ($ 28.36)
Compact € 31.20  ($ 38.21) | € 23.16  ($ 28.36)
Full Size € 39.00  ($ 47.76) | € 28.95  ($ 35.45)
SUV € 46.80  ($ 57.31) | € 34.74  ($ 42.54)
Carrier € 54.60  ($ 66.86) | € 40.53  ($ 49.63)

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