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Jamaica Car Rental Mini Guide

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.

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.

Most people collect car hire in Jamaica from;


Cheapest car hire in Jamaica

Toyota Yaris

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 49.97 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 349.81 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan March

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.85 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 369.95 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan March

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.85 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 369.95 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 54.25 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 379.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 54.25 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 379.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 54.25 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 379.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 54.25 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 379.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan March

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 55.13 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 385.94 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan March

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 55.13 EUR/day
Nissan March

7 Days rental at 385.94 EUR from 23/01/2023

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 52.62 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 368.37 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 52.62 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 368.37 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 52.62 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 368.37 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Accent

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 54.70 EUR/day
Hyundai Accent

7 Days rental at 382.90 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Honda City

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 55.49 EUR/day
Honda City

7 Days rental at 388.48 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Honda City

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 55.49 EUR/day
Honda City

7 Days rental at 388.48 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Honda City

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 55.49 EUR/day
Honda City

7 Days rental at 388.48 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Honda City

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 55.49 EUR/day
Honda City

7 Days rental at 388.48 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Yaris

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 57.37 EUR/day
Toyota Yaris

7 Days rental at 401.65 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.50 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 332.52 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.50 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 332.52 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.50 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 332.52 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 52.40 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 366.83 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 52.40 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 366.83 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Swift

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 52.40 EUR/day
Suzuki Swift

7 Days rental at 366.83 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Vitz

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.31 EUR/day
Toyota Vitz

7 Days rental at 401.18 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Vitz

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.31 EUR/day
Toyota Vitz

7 Days rental at 401.18 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Vitz

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 64.75 EUR/day
Toyota Vitz

7 Days rental at 453.30 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rush

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 104.08 EUR/day
Toyota Rush

7 Days rental at 728.59 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai H1

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 115.21 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 806.49 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai H1

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 115.21 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 806.49 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai H1

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 115.21 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 806.49 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai H1

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 120.96 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 846.78 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai H1

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 120.96 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 846.78 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai H1

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 120.96 EUR/day
Hyundai H1

7 Days rental at 846.78 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Noah

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 129.82 EUR/day
Toyota Noah

7 Days rental at 908.76 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Noah

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 129.82 EUR/day
Toyota Noah

7 Days rental at 908.76 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 64.74 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 453.23 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 64.74 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 453.23 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 69.30 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 485.14 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Creta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 81.43 EUR/day
Hyundai Creta

7 Days rental at 570.01 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Creta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 81.43 EUR/day
Hyundai Creta

7 Days rental at 570.01 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Creta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 81.43 EUR/day
Hyundai Creta

7 Days rental at 570.01 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Creta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 86.88 EUR/day
Hyundai Creta

7 Days rental at 608.18 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Creta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 86.88 EUR/day
Hyundai Creta

7 Days rental at 608.18 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Hyundai Creta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 86.88 EUR/day
Hyundai Creta

7 Days rental at 608.18 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Jamaica

  • Drive on the left-hand side of the road in Jamaica
  • There are toll roads in Jamaica, so keep some cash on your or you can pay by credit / debit card
  • Fuel is more expensive in Jamaica than in the USA, expect to pay around $40 to fill the tank of a small rental car
  • The Toyota Yaris is the most rented car in Jamaica thanks to its cheap daily rate
  • Island are the highest rated car hire agent in Jamaica with a score of 8.6/10
 

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  222.54/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
8.0/10
28
€ 52.62
€ 81.43
€ 88.03
 Budget
4
4.7/10
24
€ 84.41
€ 118.45
€ 123.29
 Auto-union
3
3.8/10
18
€ 52.85
€ 60.79
€ 64.74
€ 85.14

Car rental agent statistics in Jamaica

  • 8.1/10
    Highest rated agent:
    ISLAND
  • 3.8/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    AUTO-UNION
  • 70
    Total number of reviews in
    Jamaica
  • 4
    Most Locations in Jamaica:
    ALAMO
  • 25
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 11
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Jamaica

ItemPercent
January€ 67
February€ 63
March€ 65
April€ 99
May€ 64
June€ 63
July€ 70
August€ 71
September€ 69
October€ 68
November€ 64
December€ 76
ItemPercent
January€ 69
February€ 64
March€ 66
April€ 64
May€ 57
June€ 61
July€ 70
August€ 69
September€ 63
October€ 59
November€ 58
December€ 73
ItemPercent
January€ 120
February€ 104
March€ 116
April€ 208
May€ 115
June€ 126
July€ 124
August€ 133
September€ 118
October€ 120
November€ 117
December€ 127
ItemPercent
January€ 104
February€ 97
March€ 100
April€ 147
May€ 96
June€ 97
July€ 112
August€ 109
September€ 102
October€ 108
November€ 97
December€ 111
ItemPercent
January€ 56
February€ 51
March€ 55
April€ 52
May€ 55
June€ 51
July€ 62
August€ 63
September€ 70
October€ 63
November€ 60
December€ 72
ItemPercent
January€ 165
February€ 158
March€ 161
April€ 154
May€ 152
June€ 154
July€ 163
August€ 165
September€ 164
October€ 163
November€ 158
December€ 173
ItemPercent
January€ 129
February€ 118
March€ 124
April€ 119
May€ 120
June€ 129
July€ 136
August€ 141
September€ 129
October€ 130
November€ 129
December€ 147
ItemPercent
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Jamaica

DieselUnleaded
Dec , 2021

€ 1.08

€ 1.15

Jan , 2022

€ 1.16

€ 1.20

Feb , 2022

€ 1.28

€ 1.28

Mar , 2022

€ 1.36

€ 1.36

Apr , 2022

€ 1.40

€ 1.38

May , 2022

€ 1.56

€ 1.50

Jun , 2022

€ 1.55

€ 1.57

Jul , 2022

€ 1.73

€ 1.67

Aug , 2022

€ 1.74

€ 1.66

Sep , 2022

€ 1.86

€ 1.67

Oct , 2022

€ 1.72

€ 1.54

Nov , 2022

€ 1.75

€ 1.46

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2022 1.75 1.46
Oct , 2022 1.72 1.54
Sep , 2022 1.86 1.67
Aug , 2022 1.74 1.66
Jul , 2022 1.73 1.67
Jun , 2022 1.55 1.57
May , 2022 1.56 1.50
Apr , 2022 1.40 1.38
Mar , 2022 1.36 1.36
Feb , 2022 1.28 1.28
Jan , 2022 1.16 1.20
Dec , 2021 1.08 1.15

Car rental price statistics in Jamaica

  • € 332.50
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 313.39
    Highest daily price:
    Toyota Hiace
  • 141
    Total cars available
     
  • 14
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Yaris
  • 52
    Location with most cars:
    Sangster International Airport
  • € 47.5 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    ISLAND - Kingston - Central

FAQs about car hire in Jamaica

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

Car hire in Jamaica starts from just €47.50 per day for a (economy) class car from Island. The average price to hire a car in Jamaica is just €111.20 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Jamaica is a Toyota Hiace car for a (premium) class from Budget costing €313.40 per day.

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

We often have special offers on car hire in Jamaica 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 Jamaica?

Car hire prices in Jamaica are kept low thanks to the 8 car hire companies across the country. With over 5 car hire locations and 1,038 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Jamaica.

Who is the best car hire company in Jamaica?

Based on over 70 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Jamaica Is Island who score on average 8.0/10 across all locations in Jamaica.

What is the most popular car hire location in Jamaica?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Jamaica is Sangster International Airport with 8 car hire companies and 52 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Jamaica?

Current fuel prices in Jamaica are €1.455/ltr for petrol and €1.752/ltr for diesel as of 7 November 2022, it’ll cost on average €58 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €70 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Jamaica?

Speed limits in Jamaica are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 80 km/h on rural roads and 110 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Jamaica?

Island is the cheapest car hire company in Jamaica offering a (economy) class car such as the Suzuki Swift for as little as €332.50 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Jamaica?

The most popular car hire category in Jamaica is the Chevrolet Spark available from 1 car hire companies in over 4 locations.

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Car Hire Kingston
€34.5
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €33.2 per day
Compact 4 5 3 from €34.5 per day
from € per day
Car Hire 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
Car Hire 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
Car Hire 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