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Driving in Jamaica with a Hire Car 

Driving in Jamaica can be both an adventure and a challenge, and safety considerations are important. Here are some factors to consider:

Road Conditions: While major highways in Jamaica are generally in decent condition, some rural roads may be less well-maintained, with potholes and uneven surfaces. Be prepared for varying road conditions.

Traffic: Traffic congestion, especially in major cities like Kingston and Montego Bay, can be frustrating. Rush hours can be particularly busy.

Driving Habits: Jamaican drivers may have a more relaxed approach to traffic rules compared to some other countries. Be prepared for occasional erratic driving behavior, such as sudden stops or lane changes.

Left-Hand Driving: Jamaica follows left-hand driving, which may be unfamiliar for those used to right-hand driving. Exercise caution when overtaking and at intersections.

Speed Limits: Speed limits are typically posted in kilometers per hour (km/h), and they are enforced. Urban areas generally have a 50 km/h limit, while highways can range from 80 to 110 km/h.

Road Signs: Road signs in Jamaica are in English, but some may not be as well-maintained or visible as you might expect. GPS or a navigation app can be very useful.

Night Driving: Avoid driving at night whenever possible, as road conditions can be challenging and less well-lit.

Security: Be cautious when driving in certain areas, especially at night. Keep your doors locked and windows up, and avoid stopping for unscheduled breaks.

Renting a car in Jamaica can offer the flexibility to explore the island's beautiful landscapes and off-the-beaten-path destinations, but it's essential to drive defensively, stay aware of your surroundings, and exercise caution, particularly in unfamiliar or less-developed areas. 

Most people collect car hire in Jamaica from;


Cheapest car hire in Jamaica

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.75 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 334.30 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.75 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 334.30 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.75 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 334.30 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Honda City

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.89 EUR/day
Honda City

7 Days rental at 335.28 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Honda City

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.89 EUR/day
Honda City

7 Days rental at 335.28 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Honda City

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 47.89 EUR/day
Honda City

7 Days rental at 335.28 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Vitz

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.92 EUR/day
Toyota Vitz

7 Days rental at 349.48 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Vitz

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.92 EUR/day
Toyota Vitz

7 Days rental at 349.48 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 49.94 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 349.59 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rush

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 96.22 EUR/day
Toyota Rush

7 Days rental at 673.60 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Voxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 108.70 EUR/day
Toyota Voxy

7 Days rental at 760.95 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Voxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 108.70 EUR/day
Toyota Voxy

7 Days rental at 760.95 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 60.64 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 424.49 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 60.64 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 424.49 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 60.64 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 424.49 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Jamaica

  • Choose Reputable Providers: Select well-established car rental companies with positive reviews and transparent pricing to ensure a reliable rental experience.

  • Insurance Coverage: Understand the insurance options available, including coverage for collision damage, theft, and liability. Consider additional insurance for peace of mind, especially for driving in unfamiliar terrain.

  • Road Conditions: Be prepared for varying road conditions in Jamaica, from well-maintained highways to rough, potholed roads in rural areas. Drive cautiously, especially at night.

  • Local Driving Habits: Familiarize yourself with local driving habits, including frequent lane changes, use of horns, and pedestrians crossing unpredictably. Exercise patience and vigilance.

  • Explore Attractions: Discover Jamaica's natural beauty and cultural heritage by visiting attractions like Dunn's River Falls, Blue Mountains, and Negril's Seven Mile Beach. Plan your routes and travel times accordingly.

  • Drive on the left-hand side of the road in Jamaica.
 

Popular car hire destinations in Jamaica

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Jamaica

  •  

    L

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    110kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    JMD  188.89/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    35mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    JMD

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Jamaica

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Island
3
8.2/10
31
€ 55.42
€ 84.33
 Budget
4
7.3/10
32
€ 80.11
€ 112.41
€ 117.01
 Auto-union
3
7.0/10
38
€ 51.07
€ 55.41
€ 60.64
€ 82.22

Car rental agent statistics in Jamaica

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    8.3/10
    Highest rated agent:
    ISLAND
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    7.0/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    AUTO-UNION
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    101
    Total number of reviews in
    Jamaica
  • Most Locations Icon
    4
    Most Locations in Jamaica:
    ALAMO
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    14
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    12
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Jamaica

ItemPercent
January€ 67
February€ 65
March€ 63
April€ 82
May€ 69
June€ 66
July€ 71
August€ 72
September€ 71
October€ 68
November€ 65
December€ 75
ItemPercent
January€ 67
February€ 64
March€ 60
April€ 62
May€ 61
June€ 62
July€ 70
August€ 68
September€ 62
October€ 60
November€ 58
December€ 73
ItemPercent
January€ 124
February€ 123
March€ 121
April€ 164
May€ 125
June€ 125
July€ 124
August€ 133
September€ 120
October€ 125
November€ 120
December€ 130
ItemPercent
January€ 103
February€ 102
March€ 95
April€ 122
May€ 104
June€ 98
July€ 109
August€ 109
September€ 103
October€ 108
November€ 97
December€ 109
ItemPercent
January€ 55
February€ 53
March€ 49
April€ 51
May€ 58
June€ 57
July€ 62
August€ 64
September€ 68
October€ 62
November€ 56
December€ 65
ItemPercent
January€ 167
February€ 165
March€ 165
April€ 160
May€ 155
June€ 161
July€ 165
August€ 163
September€ 159
October€ 161
November€ 157
December€ 175
ItemPercent
January€ 130
February€ 127
March€ 131
April€ 130
May€ 126
June€ 126
July€ 136
August€ 139
September€ 131
October€ 132
November€ 132
December€ 154
ItemPercent
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Jamaica

DieselUnleaded
Mar , 2023

€ 1.48

€ 1.25

Apr , 2023

€ 1.39

€ 1.24

May , 2023

€ 1.20

€ 1.19

Jun , 2023

€ 1.19

€ 1.25

Jul , 2023

€ 1.13

€ 1.19

Aug , 2023

€ 1.20

€ 1.30

Sep , 2023

€ 1.36

€ 1.41

Oct , 2023

€ 1.39

€ 1.44

Nov , 2023

€ 1.24

€ 1.24

Dec , 2023

€ 1.21

€ 1.24

Jan , 2024

€ 1.18

€ 1.21

Feb , 2024

€ 1.25

€ 1.24

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Feb , 2024 1.25 1.24
Jan , 2024 1.18 1.21
Dec , 2023 1.21 1.24
Nov , 2023 1.24 1.24
Oct , 2023 1.39 1.44
Sep , 2023 1.36 1.41
Aug , 2023 1.20 1.30
Jul , 2023 1.13 1.19
Jun , 2023 1.19 1.25
May , 2023 1.20 1.19
Apr , 2023 1.39 1.24
Mar , 2023 1.48 1.25

Car rental price statistics in Jamaica

  • Average Price Icon
    € 334.25
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 297.41
    Highest daily price:
    Toyota Hiace
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    162
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    17
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Yaris
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    53
    Location with most cars:
    Sangster International Airport
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 47.8 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    ALAMO - Kingston - Uptown
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Kingston
€34.5
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €33.2 per day
Compact 4 5 3 from €34.5 per day
from € per day
Kingston Airport
€44.4
 
 
Economy 3 5 2 from €44.4 per day
Standard 4 5 4 from €65.1 per day
Compact 5 5 2 from €47.1 per day
Montego Bay
€44.8
 
 
Economy 5 5 2 from €44.8 per day
7 seat minivan 5 7 1 from €96.6 per day
Compact 5 5 2 from €79.6 per day
Montego Bay Airport
€44.4
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €61.6 per day
Compact 5 5 2 from €47.1 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €44.4 per day