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Car Rental in Barbados

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Stoutes Car Rental
$28.48 per day
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Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Stoutes Car Rental
$29.19 per day
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Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Compact
Suzuki Jimny or similar
Suzuki Jimny
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Stoutes Car Rental
$30.68 per day
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Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Intermediate
Toyota Yaris Sedan or similar
Toyota Yaris Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Stoutes Car Rental
$30.75 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Minivan
Suzuki APV Van or similar
Suzuki APV Van
  • 6x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Stoutes Car Rental
$34.44 / per day
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Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Spark 3d or similar
Chevrolet Spark 3d
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$37.81 / per day
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Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Compact
Suzuki Jimny Cabrio or similar
Suzuki Jimny Cabrio
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Stoutes Car Rental
$38.12 / per day
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Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Compact
Mazda 3 or similar
Mazda 3
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Stoutes Car Rental
$38.12 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:00 on 2021-07-31. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
BBD
Country code
+1 246
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
60 km/h
37 mi/h
Rating
8.4

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 $103 per day
  • Large cars - from $70 per day
  • Medium cars - from $52 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $91 per day
  • Small cars - from $50 per day
  • SUVs - from $83 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.

Top 2 Most Popular Cities in Barbados

  1. Car Rental in Bridgetown from $38.81 per day
  2. Car Rental in Durants from $53.14 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 find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Barbados
$54.30
January
$59.15
February
$63.39
March
$75.26
April
$42.44
May
$47.63
June
$43.39
July
$43.39
August
$63.41
September
$49.60
October
$63.73
November
$67.68
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Barbados is May — prices start from $42.44 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 24% cheaper than the yearly average and 44% cheaper than renting a car in the month of April (when prices start at $75.26 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 the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Barbados?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in October — an average of 14 days. The shortest are in January — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Barbados
4
January
6
February
5
March
7
April
11
May
8
June
9
July
8
August
11
September
14
October
12
November
6
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Barbados?

Discover Cars 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 February, while the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Barbados by Monthly Searches
45%
January
309%
February
268%
March
1%
April
1%
May
June
1%
July
1%
August
59%
September
62%
October
274%
November
180%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Europcar Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Europcar Kia Rio 5 2 Medium cars
Europcar Kia Cerato 4 2 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Toyota RAV4 4 3 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Suzuki Vitara 4 3 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Toyota Yaris 4 2 Medium cars
Ace Rent a car Chevrolet Spark 3d 3 2 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Chevrolet Cruze 4 3 Large cars
Ace Rent a car Suzuki Jimny 4 2 SUVs
Ace Rent a car Chevrolet Spark 3d 3 2 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

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
Toyota Yaris Sedan
January 1, 2021
Parking rules/regs in Bridgetown are unfathomable to a tourist. We picked up a ticket despite spending an hour trying to work out where was legal to park and believed that we had got it right. We obviously didn't get it right. We liked Bridgetown but the ticket felt like an anti-tourist measure. We didn't go back a second time to Bridgetown to visit the museum because of the parking issues. We don't object to parking restrictions and are happy to pay to park, but couldn't the authorities make it easier to understand.
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
Poland
Hyundai i10
March 1, 2020
It is not critical to rent a car at the airport. For most locations you can get fast with public transportation. However it is very convenient to have the car from the very beginnig. Return is very easy.
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
Kia Picanto
April 19, 2019
The car provided for us the opportunity to explore the sites and the culture of this unique country at our own pace and schedule. I would suggest that the pickup at the airport is the easiest way to access a rental car. Do the research before attempting to drive there as the challenges of the lane reversal can be confusing.
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
Hyundai i10
March 28, 2019
It would help if the Discovery company name was at least visible at your point of collection at the airport office.
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

Top 8 Suppliers in Barbados in 2021

Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
+12462462284646
Airport Access Rd Grantley Adams International Airport BB16000
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+2462284646
GRANTLEY ADAMS INTL AIRPORT, ARRIVALS TERMINAL
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+12462313854
Grantley Adams International Airport Airport Access Rd Christ Church, BB16000
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+12464672525
W.I, Meadow Rd, Bridgetown
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
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
2464164456
Airport Access Road Grantley Adams Intl Apo
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:06:00-23:00
Sun:06:00-23:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
2284646
Grantley Adams Intl Airport
Working hours
Mon:05:00-23:59
Tue:05:00-23:59
Wed:05:00-23:59
Thu:05:00-23:59
Fri:05:00-23:59
Sat:05:00-23:59
Sun:05:00-23:59
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+12464348440 / +12464223000 / +18778223872
Airport Access Rd, Grantely Adams International Airport, BB16000, Christ Church
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
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Very good 7
+12462287368
Grantley Adams International Airport, Seawell
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-16:00
Sun:08:00-16:00
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