|£50/day||Compact estate car|
|£54/day||Standard estate car|
On average a car hire in Barbados costs £42 per day.
Mini (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Barbados.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Drive A Matic (£20/day), Europcar (£30/day) and Alamo (£31/day).
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
Based on car searches on KAYAK. The most popular cities to hire a car in Barbados are Bridgetown (95% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Barbados). Christchurch (4%) and Charnocks (0%).
On average hiring a car in Barbados costs £194 per week (£28 per day).
On average a car hire in Barbados costs £833 per month (£28 per day).
As in the UK, drivers in Barbados use the left side of the road. All rentals are designated with the letter H on the license plate. Roundabouts are very common, especially at major highway intersections, so exercise caution when you navigate them. If you are traveling with children, you will need a child seat for any kids 5 years or younger.
Thinking of renting a car in Barbados? If so, you need to be at least 21 years old and have some experience behind the wheel. Rental companies’ regulations vary between holding a valid driver’s license for 2 to 5 years, but there is no young persons’ fee applicable. If you are a senior over the age of 70, you will require a medical certificate in order to qualify to rent a car.
While a liter of petrol will cost about $0.83 in the US, in Barbados the price is about $1.96 per liter ($3.14 per gallon in the US). Diesel prices are much better ($1.57 per liter and $5.89 per gallon) in comparison (in the United States, $0.81 per liter and $3.08 per gallon). Fortunately, the island is not very big, and a good network of roads ensures that a full tank can go a long way.
When driving a rental car in Barbados, you should observe the following speed limits: 40 km/h or about 25 mph when you are in the city or developed areas, 60 km/h or about 38 mph in rural areas and 80 km/h or about 50 mph on highways. If in doubt, always pay attention to the speed-limit signs, which are posted at various points along all minor and major roads.