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Car Hire St Lucia Useful Information

Car Hire is available on the Island which is in the Windward Islands, partway between Barbados and Martinique. The islands have a British feel about them despite being independent for decades and are best known for the iconic rock formations called The Pitons. It’s a popular beach destination having the customary white sand and palm fringed shores, hire a car and see all the beaches rather than just the one by your hotel.  For a great tropical holiday, it’s hard to beat.

Driving on the island of Saint Lucia can be a rewarding experience, offering the freedom to explore the island's natural beauty, beaches, and attractions at your own pace. However, whether car hire is worth it depends on your preferences, plans, and comfort level with driving in a foreign destination. Here are some considerations:

Pros of Car Hire in Saint Lucia:

  1. Freedom and Flexibility: Renting a car gives you the freedom to explore the island at your own pace and on your schedule. You can visit remote locations, scenic viewpoints, and hidden gems that may not be easily accessible by public transportation.

  2. Access to Remote Areas: Saint Lucia's interior and less-touristy destinations are often best reached by car. If you want to hike through rainforests, visit secluded beaches, or explore the island's natural attractions, having a car can be very convenient.

  3. Avoiding Tourist Crowds: With your own vehicle, you can plan your visits to popular attractions during off-peak hours, helping you avoid large tourist crowds.

  4. Convenience: Car hire can be particularly convenient if you're traveling with family, friends, or a lot of luggage. It allows you to transport your belongings and beach gear with ease.

Cons of Car Hire in Saint Lucia:

  1. Driving Challenges: Saint Lucia has winding, hilly, and sometimes narrow roads, especially in the interior. If you're not comfortable with challenging driving conditions, it may be best to rely on other modes of transportation.

  2. Traffic and Parking: Traffic can be congested in some areas, especially during peak tourist seasons. Finding parking in popular destinations and tourist hubs can also be challenging.

  3. Ultimately, whether car hire is worth it in Saint Lucia depends on your travel style, itinerary, and comfort level with driving in varied conditions. If you decide to rent a car, exercise caution on the roads, adhere to local traffic rules, and consider obtaining comprehensive insurance coverage for peace of mind while exploring this beautiful Caribbean island.


Cheapest car hire in Saint Lucia

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 50.51 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 353.58 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 50.51 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 353.58 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 50.51 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 353.58 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Jimny

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 61.65 EUR/day
Suzuki Jimny

7 Days rental at 431.61 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Jimny

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 61.65 EUR/day
Suzuki Jimny

7 Days rental at 431.61 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Jimny

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 61.65 EUR/day
Suzuki Jimny

7 Days rental at 431.61 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 110.13 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 770.97 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 110.13 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 770.97 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Rio

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 110.13 EUR/day
Kia Rio

7 Days rental at 770.97 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rush

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 134.88 EUR/day
Toyota Rush

7 Days rental at 944.21 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rush

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 134.88 EUR/day
Toyota Rush

7 Days rental at 944.21 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Rush

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 134.88 EUR/day
Toyota Rush

7 Days rental at 944.21 EUR from 22/04/2024

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Sportage

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 147.26 EUR/day
Kia Sportage

7 Days rental at 1030.83 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 141.07 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 987.52 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Suzuki Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 141.07 EUR/day
Suzuki Vitara

7 Days rental at 987.52 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Saint Lucia

  • Choose Rhinocarhire: Opt for Rhinocarhire, a reputable provider known for its reliable service and transparent pricing in Saint Lucia.

  • Insurance Coverage: Understand the insurance options provided by Rhinocarhire, including coverage for collision damage, theft, and liability. Consider additional insurance for comprehensive protection, especially for driving in diverse terrains and on narrow roads.

  • Road Conditions Awareness: Be prepared for varying road conditions in Saint Lucia, from well-maintained highways to winding and steep roads in rural areas. Drive cautiously and be mindful of potholes, sharp turns, and pedestrian traffic.

  • Traffic Regulations: Familiarize yourself with Saint Lucia's traffic laws and regulations, including speed limits, road signs, and parking rules. Respect local driving customs and be cautious of other road users, especially in tourist areas.

  • Explore Island Attractions: Utilize your rental car to explore Saint Lucia's stunning beaches, rainforests, and cultural sites, including the Pitons, Sulphur Springs, and Marigot Bay. Plan your routes to discover the best of Saint Lucia's natural beauty and cultural heritage.

 

Popular car hire destinations in St Lucia

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Saint Lucia

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    L

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

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    80kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    NAkph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    XCD  4.13/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    ECD/USD $

    Currency

  •  

    NO

    Tolls

  •  

    23

    Min Rental Age

    18

    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

Compare car rental agents in Saint Lucia

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Drive a matic
3
8.4/10
21
€ 50.51
€ 61.65
 Sixt
8
8.1/10
48
€ 97.76
€ 141.07
€ 178.19

Car rental agent statistics in Saint Lucia

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    8.4/10
    Highest rated agent:
    DRIVE A MATIC
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    8.1/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    SIXT
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    69
    Total number of reviews in
    Saint Lucia
  • Most Locations Icon
    8
    Most Locations in Saint Lucia:
    SIXT
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    23
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    5
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Saint Lucia

ItemPercent
January€ 95
February€ 97
March€ 90
April€ 89
May€ 73
June€ 85
July€ 94
August€ 78
September€ 72
October€ 78
November€ 88
December€ 99
ItemPercent
January€ 92
February€ 90
March€ 83
April€ 81
May€ 69
June€ 80
July€ 86
August€ 73
September€ 70
October€ 77
November€ 80
December€ 98
ItemPercent
January€ 119
February€ 124
March€ 114
April€ 113
May€ 91
June€ 112
July€ 125
August€ 103
September€ 94
October€ 101
November€ 115
December€ 109
ItemPercent
January€ 131
February€ 133
March€ 123
April€ 120
May€ 99
June€ 119
July€ 119
August€ 103
September€ 95
October€ 106
November€ 114
December€ 142
ItemPercent
January€ 165
February€ 171
March€ 158
April€ 157
May€ 126
June€ 156
July€ 173
August€ 142
September€ 130
October€ 140
November€ 160
December€ 151
ItemPercent
January€ 74
February€ 72
March€ 66
April€ 63
May€ 58
June€ 63
July€ 68
August€ 55
September€ 55
October€ 59
November€ 60
December€ 75
ItemPercent
January€ 156
February€ 160
March€ 149
April€ 144
May€ 125
June€ 145
July€ 154
August€ 131
September€ 123
October€ 138
November€ 148
December€ 168
ItemPercent
January€ 94
February€ 95
March€ 89
April€ 87
May€ 71
June€ 84
July€ 91
August€ 76
September€ 70
October€ 77
November€ 86
December€ 98

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

Fuel prices in Saint Lucia

DieselUnleaded
Mar , 2023

€ 1.31

€ 1.31

Apr , 2023

€ 1.23

€ 1.23

May , 2023

€ 1.24

€ 1.24

Jun , 2023

€ 1.25

€ 1.25

Jul , 2023

€ 1.22

€ 1.22

Aug , 2023

€ 1.19

€ 1.23

Sep , 2023

€ 1.22

€ 1.26

Oct , 2023

€ 1.24

€ 1.28

Nov , 2023

€ 1.19

€ 1.22

Dec , 2023

€ 1.24

€ 1.24

Jan , 2024

€ 1.23

€ 1.23

Feb , 2024

€ 1.25

€ 1.25

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Feb , 2024 1.25 1.25
Jan , 2024 1.23 1.23
Dec , 2023 1.24 1.24
Nov , 2023 1.19 1.22
Oct , 2023 1.24 1.28
Sep , 2023 1.22 1.26
Aug , 2023 1.19 1.23
Jul , 2023 1.22 1.22
Jun , 2023 1.25 1.25
May , 2023 1.24 1.24
Apr , 2023 1.23 1.23
Mar , 2023 1.31 1.31

Car rental price statistics in Saint Lucia

  • Average Price Icon
    € 353.57
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 186.85
    Highest daily price:
    Mitsubishi Pajero Sport
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    94
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    11
    Most popular model:
    Suzuki Jimny
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    13
    Location with most cars:
    St. Lucia - George F.l. Charles - Airport
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 50.5 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    DRIVE A MATIC - St. Lucia - Rodney Bay
FAQs - How can we help?

There are always some points on which you are not sure when hiring a car, so we have done our best to answer the frequently asked questions. Just click this link and you will find the questions are sorted by category for easy navigation.

Should we rent a car in St Lucia?

St Lucia simply begs to be explored. No one can sit on the beaches and look up at the Pitons without wondering what they’re like close up. By all means book an excursion with your tour guide but the cash savvy tourist spends the money on car hire and spends as much or as little time as they like exploring.

Is it safe to drive in St Lucia?

Yes, it's very safe to rent a car and self-drive in St Lucia, however don't expect roads or driving standards to be like driving back home. Local driving standards leave a little to be desired so take extra care in and around traffic and an excess insurance policy is well worth considering.

Other Car Hire Locations in Saint Lucia

We specialise in car rentals throughout Saint Lucia to find you the best price and that's a promise...

Hewannora Airport (Viex-Fort)
€45.2
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €59.8 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €69.7 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €45.2 per day