Car Rental in Barbados

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Stoutes Car Rental
$73.34 per day
Downtown Car Rental
Intermediate
Kia Cerato or similar
Kia Cerato
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$105.96 per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Standard
Hyundai Santa Fe or similar
Hyundai Santa Fe
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$124.52 per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Compact
Suzuki Jimny or similar
Suzuki Jimny
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$165.36 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Minivan
Toyota Noah or similar
Toyota Noah
  • 7
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Stoutes Car Rental
$119.46 / per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Premium
Toyota RAV4 or similar
Toyota RAV4
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Stoutes Car Rental
$140.44 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Compact Elite
Mercedes-Benz C-Class or similar
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals
$224.11 / per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$569.22 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:56 on 2023-02-08. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
BBD
Traffic direction
Left-hand side
Country code
+1 246
Average car rental price
$538.04 / per day
Average car rental length
4 days
Speed limit within town
60 km/h
37 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mph
Rating
8.6

Why rent a car in Barbados?

One of the most interesting countries in the Caribbean, Barbados is a great place to explore. The island is small enough that any place can be easily accessed by car and harbors not just a stunning coastline, but also a surprisingly diverse culture and protected nature areas.

Barbados Car Rental

Top ways to enter Barbados

Grantley Adams Airport. Also called simply Barbados Airport, it is the port of entry for all international visitors to Barbados. Named after the first premier of the country, the airport has flights by around 15 different airlines connecting it with destinations all across the Caribbean, as well as in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, and Germany. The airport is on the southeast coast of Barbados, about a 30-minute drive from the capital, Bridgetown, and can be easily accessed from anywhere on the island.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Beaches. Like with other destinations in the region, the number one attraction of Barbados is its idyllic coastline. On top of sunbathing and swimming in the Caribbean, the island also offers some of the best diving on the planet with plenty of reefs and even some shipwrecks to explore. The south coast of Barbados, meanwhile, is known as a surfing mecca. 
  • Bridgetown. Bridgetown is not just the political center of Barbados, it is also one of its main tourist attractions. Attractions include the old port area known as the Careenage, Barbados Museum (located inside a former military prison), Nidhe Israel Synagogue, and even the George Washington House (Barbados was the only foreign country that the founding father visited).
  • Barbados Wildlife Reserve. Located in the north-central part of the island, Barbados Wildlife Reserve is the biggest animal sanctuary on the island. Most species kept at the reserve are not dangerous to humans and thus walk freely among the visitors — these include different varieties of monkeys, birds, and iguanas. The wildlife reserve is just a 20-minute drive from Andromeda Gardens, one of the nicest green areas on Barbados.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Barbados is the Hyundai i10, closely followed by the Kia Picanto and the Chevrolet Spark.

Driver license requirements

  • Barbados recognizes foreign driver’s licenses if they are written in a Latin alphabet and if you’re visiting for tourism purposes. If you’re a permanent resident of Barbados, you need to acquire a local driver’s license.
  • If your driver’s license is in another alphabet (e.g., Cyrillic or Arabic), you need to have an International Driving Permit (IDP).
  • Even if you have an IDP, you still need to also provide your valid driver’s license from your country
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in Barbados is an Economy, but Mini and Premium are also frequently picked.

Top driving routes

  • Caves. The island of Barbados is composed mainly of limestone which has led to hundreds of natural caves being formed — and some have been turned into tourist attractions. These include the Animal Flower Cave (located near the island’s northernmost point, about a 45-minute drive from Bridgetown), as well as Harrison’s and Coles Cave (located in the inland part of Barbados, about 25 minutes northeast of Bridgetown).
  • Rum tour. Barbados is one of the birthplaces of rum — the famous pirate drunk holds a special place in the national mythology — and it is still being made on the island and exported to places across the world. There are a number of distilleries on the island that offer tours, such as Mount Gay and West Indies, and are quite popular among visitors. Even if you’re driving and cannot taste the beverage, it’s still interesting to learn about the rum-making history and modern techniques. Some distilleries have lodging next to them, so you park the car before the tour and stay for the night.

Car Rental Prices

  • Station wagons - from $111 per day
  • Large cars - from $95 per day
  • Medium cars - from $244 per day
  • Vans - from $410 per day
  • Small cars - from $107 per day
  • SUVs - from $255 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Barbados:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Barbados is the cheapest in October when renting a car is up to 75% cheaper than the yearly average.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators. Learn more about our editorial policy.

Top Most Popular Cities in Barbados

  1. Car Rental in Bridgetown from $573.79 per day

Top 2 Most Popular Locations in Barbados

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Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Barbados?

The cost of renting a car in Barbados depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Barbados
$69.55
January
$72.40
February
$57.30
March
$43.09
April
$40.06
May
$38.12
June
$32.08
July
$37.54
August
$49.95
September
$40.18
October
$51.30
November
$43.68
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Barbados is July — prices start from $32.08 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 33% cheaper than the yearly average and 56% cheaper than renting a car in the month of February (when prices start at $72.40 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and how far in advance you book. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in Barbados?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in November — an average of 21 days. The shortest are in March — an average of 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Barbados
7
January
7
February
5
March
8
April
8
May
14
June
7
July
6
August
11
September
13
October
21
November
9
December

What's the most popular time of year to rent a car in Barbados?

DiscoverCars.com users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Barbados. The most popular month is August, while the least popular is February.
Popularity of Car Rental in Barbados by Monthly Searches
67%
January
52%
February
96%
March
110%
April
142%
May
111%
June
169%
July
175%
August
78%
September
82%
October
66%
November
52%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals Chevrolet Spark 4 1 Small cars
Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals Suzuki Ertiga 5 2 Station wagons
Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals Suzuki Vitara 5 2 SUVs
Stoutes Car Rental Chevrolet Spark 5 1 Small cars
Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals Suzuki Dzire 4 2 Medium cars
Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals Suzuki Ciaz 4 2 Large cars
Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals Suzuki Jimny 2 1 SUVs
Autounion Hyundai i10 4 1 Small cars
Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals Toyota Yaris 4 2 Medium cars

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Toyota Rush
January 9, 2023
We enjoyed exploring the island and fine restraurants with our local friend, and sailing, surfing, snorkeling and drinking rum. This was a great sized vehicle to drive and park around the island.
Canada
Mazda 3
September 14, 2022
I have a great time friendly people and the best food
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Swift
August 27, 2022
Excellent service
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Swift
May 8, 2022
Barbados is my home and it’s a beautiful island to visit anytime.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris Sedan
December 5, 2021
I did not visit any places of interest because I went there on business.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Rush
July 16, 2021
Visited the Gold Coast beaches and Carlisle Bay. Delicious food options from Jumas, Cuzz, Alibaba, Oistins and plenty of other delicious varieties. Less seaweed North of Pebbles beach as their are more options. Water park was great for the kids and the restaurant was amazing.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
September 30, 2020
A car is very useful to visit the many interesting places around the Island, Bridgetown itself is not a good place to take a car, but parking on the outskirts is cheap.
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
August 1, 2020
you need a car to get the best out of barbados
France
Hyundai i10
March 28, 2020
Excellent and great town
United Kingdom
Hyundai i20
February 18, 2020
Makes getting around a lot easier and there’s plenty of free parking around Barbados
United Kingdom
Suzuki Ertiga 2019
November 11, 2019
Barbados is a wonderful, beautiful and lovely country, without a car you are missing too much of it.
Trinidad and Tobago
KIA Cerato
July 19, 2019
Loved the ease , efficient and professional service with very reasonable prices, will definitely be a returning customer.
Martinique
Suzuki Swift
July 3, 2019
The road are very bad so you have to drive carrefully ! It's a adventure the GPS work well. The Car is a great way to discover all barbados without spending a lot of money on Taxi.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Ertiga 2019
June 27, 2019
Barbados is a paradise
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark
June 25, 2019
I just adore the whole island
United Kingdom
Toyota Voxy
May 28, 2019
Absolutely love Barbados, this is the 5th time we've been with another holiday booked in October. This is the first time we have rented a car and will definitely be booking again as we have got to see so much more of the beautiful Island.
United Kingdom
KIA Cerato
May 23, 2019
Car is a must for a two week holiday. Lots of places to go with best beaches on the west coast, so buses or taxis not so convenient.
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark
May 9, 2019
Interesting city with lots of history to discover. The whole island is a foodie paradise with food to cover every budget available. The golf is outstanding when you sample a couple of different courses. The people are probably the friendliest you will ever meet anywhere.
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark
May 3, 2019
We didn’t love the capital but everywhere else we went east coast, animal flower cave, cherry tree hill and Carlisle bay were amongst of favourite spots.
Canada
Hyundai i10
April 16, 2019
I was impressed at the courtesy and patience the local drivers gave to me considering i was clearly a tourist driver not acquainted with the roads. Although not all roads are in good condition, Barbados is a pleasure to drive in largely due to the Bajan people and their scenic Island.
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark
October 1, 2018
Bridgetown is a vibrant place . If you are all inclusive I wouldn’t recommend car hire but use the local transport

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Stoutes Car Rental
9.5 / 10
Lowest rated company
Ace Rent a car
8.16 / 10
Total number of reviews
46
Total rental companies
9
Average daily price
$538.26
Lowest daily price
$25.72
Total cars available
116

Top 9 Suppliers in Barbados in 2023

Stoutes Car Rental
Stoutes Car Rental
Exceptional 9.5 / 153 reviews
+12464164456
Grantley Adams International Airport, Seawell Bb16000, Barbados
$73 - $140
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
GO Rent A Car
GO Rent A Car
Exceptional 9.5 / 28 reviews
+12462284646
Grantley Adams International Airport
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals
Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals
Excellent 8.8 / 19 reviews
+12464348440
Bb16000, Grantley Adams International Airport, Bridgetown
$224 - $225
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:00
Tue:05:30-23:00
Wed:05:30-23:00
Thu:05:30-23:00
Fri:05:30-23:00
Sat:05:30-23:00
Sun:05:30-23:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.7
2462626948
Grantley Adams Intl Airport
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:00
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
2462626948
Grantley Adams Intl Airport
$165 - $218
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:00
Tue:05:00-23:00
Wed:05:00-23:00
Thu:05:00-23:00
Fri:05:00-23:00
Sat:05:00-23:00
Sun:05:00-23:00
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.6
2464314173
Grantley Adams Int'l Ap
Working hours
Mon:05:30-23:00
Tue:05:30-23:00
Wed:05:30-23:00
Thu:05:30-23:00
Fri:05:30-23:00
Sat:05:30-23:00
Sun:05:30-23:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.3 / 8 reviews
+12464672525
W.I, Meadow Rd, Bridgetown
$106 - $159
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:07:00-18:00
Autounion
Autounion
Excellent 8.3 / 18 reviews
+12468403182
58 Farnum Drive, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael
$569 - $2053
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-17:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Excellent 8.2 / 32 reviews
+12464348440 / +12464223000 / +18778223872
Airport Access Rd, Grantely Adams International Airport, BB16000, Christ Church
$125 - $129
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
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