Daily Car Hire Rates in Jamaica

  • Mini
    Chevrolet Spark
    4 |
    1 |
    3 |
    From € 33.17
  • Compact
    Chevrolet Sonic
    5 |
    3 |
    4 |
    From € 34.48
  • Standard
    Hyundai Sonata
    5 |
    4 |
    4 |
    From € 38.33
  • Fullsize
    Chevrolet Impala
    5 |
    4 |
    4 |
    From € 40.61
  • Suv
    Ford Escape
    5 |
    3 |
    5 |
    From € 45.47

*daily rates in Jamaica based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

Renting a car in Jamaica

There's no better way to explore all this wonderful island has to offer than from the comfort of your own rental car. No matter where on the island you arrive or want to visit, getting around is easy with low traffic and quiet roads when out of the towns and cities. Some of the worlds biggest car rental brands have a presence in Jamaica, including Alamo, Europcar, National and Budget. Island Car Rentals are also a very popular local supplier

Most Popular Rental Cars in Jamaica;

Rental Agent
Make / Model
Toyota Yaris
Suzuki Swift
Honda Fit
Honda Civic
Suzuki Grand Vitara
Honda Accord
Full Size
Hyundai H1
People Carrier
Toyota Hiace

What is the best car rental agent in Jamaica?

Based on real customer feedback over the last 6 months, we can reveal the best car rental agents in Jamaica currently are;
  • Sixt - 7.5/10 (100+ reviews)
  • Island Car Rentals - 7.4/10 (250+ reviews)
  • National - 7.2/10 (100+ reviews)
  • Avis - 7.1/10 (50+ reviews)
  • Budget - 6.6/10 (100+ reviews)

Is it safe to rent a car in Jamaica?

It is safe to drive in Jamaica and renting a car for your trip is a great way to get around and see all the island has to offer. As when travelling to any foreign country, it's wise to check local road laws before you travel and to avoid certain areas, particularly at night.

Is it worth renting a car in Jamaica?

Renting a car in Jamaica is very worthwhile, you can see so much of this wonderful island with indepedent transport like a rental car, whether you hire for a day or a week, it's a great option.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Jamaica?

Car rental in Jamaica starts from around $40 per day for an economy / compact class car.

Can Americans rent cars in Jamaica?

Over 1.5 million Americans visited Jamaica in 2018 and most rented cars. You'll find the car rental experience in Jamaica very similar to domestic rentals in the USA, just check your insurance terms and conditions as these may vary.
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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

Useful things to know about Jamaica

  • Jamaica used to be owned by the Spanish and called Santiago, however in 1655 it became an English and then later a British colony called Jamaica.
  • The official language of Jamaica is English, however many Jamaicans speak an English-African language called Jamaican Patois.
  • Many famous music artists have originated from Jamaica including Bob Marley, Grace Jones, Shabba Ranks and Sean Paul.
  • Ian Fleming who created James Bond lived in Jamaica and often used the island as a setting for the novels.
Fuel Prices in Jamaica by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2020 1.10 1.04
Dec , 2019 1.09 1.06
Nov , 2019 1.06 1.01
Oct , 2019 1.08 1.03
Sep , 2019 1.13 1.10
Aug , 2019 1.04 1.04

Jamaica Mini Guide

Jamaica is one of the most atmospheric places you will ever visit and this large Caribbean island has everything a visitor could possibly want. Whether you head there to soak up the sun at an all inclusive beach resort, go to a cricket match or watch a reggae concert you will find the Jamaican people incredibly friendly and helpful.  That said, there are some no-go areas on the island and the crime rate is quite high, but as long as you take the proper precautions you will have an unforgettable experience.

Jamaica beach

Whichever part of the island you are heading to you are spoilt for choice as Jamaica  has many airports. They are Norman Manley International Airport in Kingston, which is named after a Jamaican prime minister, and the Donald Sangster International Airport in Montego Bay which both receive hundreds of international flights every day. There are also smaller airports in Negril and Ocho Rios and Kingston which are mostly accessed by light aircraft.

Driving in Jamaican is part of the adrenaline rush. Jamaica’s roads can be bumpy and badly maintained and its drivers erratic and foolhardy. But this is the best way to experience Jamaica’s stunning interior and the Blue Mountains. Just be warned that you will encounter some very windy roads which may even give you motion sickness, so it might be worth carrying appropriate medication for this. Driving is on the left, and don’t be surprised if other drivers use their horns frequently.

Jamaica blue mountains

An attraction in Jamaica not to be missed is the Bob Marley museum which has memorabilia from the island’s most famous son and world renowned reggae artist who wrote and sang such timeless songs.

Jamaica Bob Marley Museum

One place which is recommended to stay in is the Stony Hill Hotel. Though the staff have a laid back pace which could seem infuriating to those expecting a European standard of service, Stony Hill is incredibly charming and certainly a place to experience authentic Jamaica. Try their fine breakfast of eggs and bacon with toast of coffee followed by Caribbean fruit while you enjoy the gentle breeze and sweeping views of Kingston Bay.

Definitely don’t leave without eating the world famous Jamaican food while you are there, such as jerk chicken, rice and peas, ackee and saltfish. The local red stripe beer is an excellent accompaniment to this, as is the rum which is made from Jamaican sugar cane.

Driving in Jamaica - Need to know



    Road Driving Side



    Urban speed Limit



    Rural Speed Limit



    Motorway Speed Limit


    JMD  159.07/Ltr

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Next Upcoming Holiday


    Friday 10 Apr 2020

    Good Friday - Public Holiday

Fuel Prices in Jamaica

  • Price of petrol in Jamaica in January

    € 1.04/Ltr

    ($ 1.27/Ltr | JMD 159.07/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Jamaica in January

    € 1.10/Ltr

    ($ 1.35/Ltr | JMD 168.24/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Jamaica in January

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 41.60  ($ 50.94) | € 44.00  ($ 53.88)
Compact € 41.60  ($ 50.94) | € 44.00  ($ 53.88)
Full Size € 52.00  ($ 63.68) | € 55.00  ($ 67.35)
SUV € 62.40  ($ 76.41) | € 66.00  ($ 80.82)
Carrier € 72.80  ($ 89.15) | € 77.00  ($ 94.29)

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Popular car hire Jamaica locations include the capital city of Kingston, Kingston international airport, Mandeville, Montego Bay and Montego Bay international airport. Unlike many other car hire companies we won’t charge you a one way surcharge so you can pick up your car in one part of Jamaica, and drop it off in another at no extra charge.

Whether you are looking to take in the sights in a convertible hire car or looking for a budget rental car to get about in, Rhino have the widest choice of car hire Jamaica has to offer. Our quotes are fully inclusive with no surprise extras when you arrive, the price you see is the what you pay. Many customers select our excellent value zero excess insurance cover, from just £4 per day you drive with complete peace of mind.

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