Car Rental in Bridgetown

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Intermediate
Kia Cerato or similar
Kia Cerato
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
$107.74 per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Minivan
Toyota Noah or similar
Toyota Noah
  • 7
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Stoutes Car Rental
$118.86 per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$129.83 per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Compact
Suzuki Jimny or similar
Suzuki Jimny
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
$168.71 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Autounion
$134.39 / per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Economy
Nissan Micra or similar
Nissan Micra
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$149.80 / per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Standard
Buick Encore or similar
Buick Encore
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
$185.95 / per day
Bridgetown Airport 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
$225.82 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 21:09 on 2023-01-31. 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
Country code
+1 246
Average car rental price
$209.92 / per day
Average car rental length
2 days
Speed limit within town
60 km/h
37 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Rating
8.6

Why rent a car in Bridgetown?

Bridgetown is a great place to explore if you have your own ride. You can compare its older quarters with more modern parts of the city, find hidden gems outside the main tourist areas, and, given the accessible size of the island of Barbados, even explore all of the rest of the country.

Bridgetown Car Rental

Top ways to enter Bridgetown

  • Bridgetown Airport: Also known as Grantley Adams Airport in honour of the country’s first prime minister, the only international airport of Barbados is among the 10 busiest in the Caribbean Islands. Located just outside the city center, it is served by around 15 different airlines.
  • By sea: If you’re arriving in Bridgetown by a ferry or a cruise ship, you can conveniently pick up a rental car at Bridgetown Cruise Terminal.

City facts

  • The island enjoys a warm, tropical climate. The air temperatures are nearly identical throughout the year, the average rarely dropping below 25 °C  (77 °F) or exceeding 30 °C  (86 °F). The big difference is in the precipitation - the months from December to May are relatively dry while from June to November its very humid.
  • The island got its name from a bridge built by the island’s original Arawak population that allowed them to cross a swamp in the area that is now Bridgetown. Although the indigenous heritage is still important to the people of Barbados, nowadays the city is often referred to simple as ‘the Town’.

Top destinations and activities

  • Garrison Historic Area. Also known as St. Ann’s Garrison of simply The Garrison, this historic part of the city is home to a number of landmarks, from George Washington House (where the first U.S. president visited in 1751) to the island’s horse racetrack and St. Ann’s Fort. 
  • Barbados Museum. Barbados has a diverse and fascinating history that you can learn about in this museum that’s located in the former British Military Prison. The museum’s many collections tell the story of Barbados from the island’s ancient geological past and the cultures of its indigenous inhabitants to the arrival of European colonizers and African slaves and the national independence that was achieved in 1966. 
  • Careenage. Bridgetown’s old port is now one of its hippest parts, thanks to bars, restaurants, and galleries located in old warehouses. Go on a long and relaxed walk, and if you know you won’t be driving anymore on the night of your visit, sample the island’s number one source of pride, its delicious rum.
  • Religious architecture. Despite its relatively small size, the capital of Barbados is home to a number of beautiful buildings, many of which are dedicated to different faiths. Highlights include Nidhe Israel Synagogue which is one of the oldest in the New World, as well as the Anglican Cathedral of Saint Michael (the largest church in Barbados) and St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

Traffic and parking

  • Barbados drives on the left side.
  • Unless indicated otherwise, the speed limit on all roads in Barbados are 60 km/h (37 mph), except for the ABC Highway and the Spring Garden Highway where the speed limit 80 km/h (50 mph).
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • Although Bridgetown is not a large city, the capital and the roads near it might experience some traffic jams, especially in the mornings and evening. It is better to avoid driving during those hours.
  • Many highways, even inside population centers, do not have sidewalks, so you’ll be sharing the road with pedestrians and cyclists. Keep that in mind and be extra careful when driving after dark. 
  • While the main highways are in good shape, some regional and rural roads might have damaged surface or even potholes.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The general emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112. The police number is 100, the ambulance number is 166, and the fire brigade number is 199.

Toll roads

Although there have been some plans to introduce a toll road system, as of 2019 there are no toll roads in Barbados.

Ideas for day trips

  • Scuba-diving. You can do all kinds of water sports in Barbados, but nothing beats the amazing scuba diving opportunities that you find here. From training courses for beginners to challenging dives for pros, the ocean and its flora and fauna are fascinating explore. Many of the best dives are located near Bridgetown, in Oistins and in Speightstown. 
  • Andromeda Gardens. There are many botanic gardens in the highlands of Central Eastern Barbados, with Andromeda Gardens arguably the most spectacular ones. Go on a long walk and explore the fascinating species of plants, flowers, birds, and animals that live here, many of them endemic to the island.
  • Harrison’s Cave. Famous for its mysterious caverns, stalactites and stalagmites, and accesses by a subterranean tramway, Harrison’s Cave is one of the most impressive landmarks of Barbados. Located in the uplands of Barbados, Harrison’s Cave is just around 30 minutes drive northeast of Bridgetown.
  • Beaches. The number one reason why people travel to it, Barbados is blessed with almost 100 km (62 miles) of coastline. Beautiful beaches can be found all around the island, with the most popular and developed resorts located alongside the island’s northwestern coast.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental cars in Bridgetown are the Hyundai i10, the Chevrolet Spark, and the Suzuki Swift. The most popular rental car types are Economy, Mini, and Compact. It is generally not a bad idea to pick a smaller car as many roads on the island are quite narrow.

Further destinations

  • More Barbados. Barbados is a small country and you can be forgiven for thinking it only takes a couple of days to see all that it has to offer. But stick around longer, leave the capital, visit the villages and the jungle, and you’ll soon discover that its best kept secrets are even more stunning than the usual tourist areas, especially if appreciated at a slower pace.
  • Martinique. There’s no ferry to the nearby French-speaking island, but you can fly to Martinique and then pick up your rental car at Fort-de-France Airport. Its rugged volcanic landscape and unique traditions make it a fascinating place to explore. Martinique is an overseas territory of France and a part of the European Union (EU), so before traveling there make sure you have your entry documents in order.
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines. It’s a bold claim in the Caribbean, but many travelers claim that Saint Vincent and Grenadines beat all the other places in the region when it comes to natural beauty. There is no ferry service between Barbados and Saint Vincent, but there are frequent flights, so why not travel there and find out for yourself? Before going, make sure you have your entry documents in order.

Car Rental Prices in Bridgetown

  • Station wagons - from $114 per day
  • Large cars - from $91 per day
  • Medium cars - from $220 per day
  • Vans - from $580 per day
  • Small cars - from $133 per day
  • SUVs - from $499 per day

Money-saving tips

These are some of the tricks to get the best deal:

  • 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 Bridgetown is the cheapest in October when renting a car is 60% cheaper than the yearly average and unbelievable 75% cheaper than renting a vehicle in March.
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What travel writers say

A Caribbean cultural mecca, Barbados has incredible food, history, music, great surf, and lush nature. Whether you’re into discovering the UNESCO-affiliated capital of Bridgetown, lounging on the beaches, or dancing the night away, Barbados has a scene for you. Plus, the people here are notoriously friendly. While violent crimes against tourists are rare, have your guard up against petty theft, especially when in crowded areas, and if you want to enjoy some nightlife, plan on going with a group to avoid potential theft.
CW
Christy Woodrow
I'm Christy Woodrow and I started this adventure travel blog in 2010 to provide trip ideas and helpful travel tips for people with limited vacation time.
There are some very obvious things to do in Barbados, such as swim or sunbathe, but how about something a little more offbeat? Make your way to Queens Park in Bridgetown and marvel at the enormous Baobab Tree. Apparently, it takes 15 adults with their arms stretched wide to encircle the trunk of the tree. Rumor has it that the tree is over 1000 years old and grew from a seed that drifted across the ocean from West Africa to the island of Barbados. If one isn’t enough to gawp at, you can see another Baobab Tree in the parish of St Michael, which is thought to be around 300 years old.
H&A
Hannah & Adam
We are Hannah & Adam, a Wisconsin couple who left behind the American dream to travel the world and chase our own dreams.
If you’re looking for a full-rounded experience during your holiday and you don’t want to spend ALL your time on the beach, I think you’ll like Bridgetown. As the central commercial point of the island, you can expect the area to be more crowded than the other ones, but you can always escape the crowd at the beach near Carlisle Bay Barbados. This port town in St. Michael Parish is known for its British colonial architecture. It has a mix of old buildings, new institutions, and shopping centers, showing the enormous contrast between past and future.
Y
Yulia
Hi there! I am Yulia, a world-traveler, adventurer and an entrepreneur.

Top 2 Locations near Bridgetown

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Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Bridgetown vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Bridgetown
$70.50
January
$73.39
February
$86.83
March
$68.89
April
$38.84
May
$43.60
June
$39.71
July
$39.71
August
$28.39
September
$26.70
October
$52.00
November
$35.34
December
The best month to rent a car in Bridgetown is October (when prices for an Economy class start from $26.70). This is 47% cheaper than the yearly average and 69% cheaper than renting in March (when rental prices start at $86.83 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Bridgetown?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in December, travelers rent a car for an average of 22 days in March, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Bridgetown
January
February
4
March
7
April
11
May
8
June
9
July
8
August
10
September
8
October
November
22
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Bridgetown?

The most popular month for renting a car in Bridgetown is May, and the least popular is January.
Popularity of Car Rental in Bridgetown by Monthly Searches
January
February
120%
March
135%
April
204%
May
74%
June
169%
July
177%
August
165%
September
155%
October
November
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 Ciaz 4 2 Large cars
Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals Suzuki Dzire 4 2 Medium 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 Kingdom
Nissan Kicks
December 10, 2022
We visit some fantastic restaurant’s from the stall’s in oistins fish markets to chambers restaurant in st Lawrence gap. We Aldo visited list of other places like Harrison’s cave the west coast beaches & Bridgetown
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Swift
September 14, 2022
Driving in Barbados is a bit of a challenge as the roads are narrow and coming from the United States they drive on the wrong side! GPS is a must. We visited St. Nicholas Abby, Huntes Garden, Bridgetown, Animal Flower cave, Harrison's cave, all beautiful. We also did snorkeling with Calabaza tours and went to the horse races at the Garrison near Bridgetown. Overall great vacation.
Canada
Suzuki Swift
May 21, 2022
Barbados is a BEAUTIFUL island. I'm definitely coming back!!!
United States of America (USA)
Chevrolet Spark
April 11, 2022
Unfortunately, I didn't get to visit too many places; however, the Pebbles Beach was superb and the Fish Cutters [sandwiches] were yummy. Also visited the St. George Farmer's Market early on Saturday and that was a real treat with great food, crafts and company. The Worthing Court Food Truck Court was also good but went to two trucks who ran out of the choices I wanted and ended up getting the Bajan Fish dinner served with breadfruit but it wasn't seasoned well. I've never been disappointed with getting food from the various Food Trucks around the Island specifically those at Accra Beach and in front of Sandy Lane in St. James. Great food at a reasonable cost.
Canada
Suzuki APV Van
March 5, 2022
Barbados is a beautiful island-lots to see and do with lots of history. The people are warm and friendly. The weather is great and the endless beaches are just as inviting
Germany
Kia Picanto
August 19, 2020
It is very necessary, the island is small the fuel is cheap so its totally worth it.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Baleno
March 1, 2020
Get out and about especially discovering the more isolated East Coast bays.
Austria
Kia Picanto
January 20, 2020
You may also get around with buses which go everywhere at low fares. But less flexible and more time consuming.
Canada
Suzuki Ertiga
December 6, 2019
Having a car helps you to get around. Importand in getting grocies, and enjoying yourself. The town is beautiful, and driving was easy.
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris Sedan
November 5, 2019
Absolutely LOVE Barbados. Just a great place to visit. Friendly locals and a beautiful Island. Also very easy to get around by car :)
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
September 30, 2019
roads are wonderful to drive on. the island is well sign posted so you won't get lose.people are friendly and extremely help and polite
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
August 10, 2019
Bridge town is a vibrant area with many shops ,restaurants and bars.a great way of having a friendly chat with visitors and locals. The other Parishes of Barbados are also recommended for a visit as they also have the above services and their own charm.
Australia
Chevrolet Spark
August 5, 2019
cabs are a rip off, the prices for rental are worth it if you plan to explore the island too
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Baleno
July 14, 2019
Beautiful island with great people and so much to explore. We were relaxed about not seeing it all as we were visiting family who just relocated there for two years - our second visit is already planned for a few months from now.
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris Sedan
July 3, 2019
Great job by everyone.
United Kingdom
Suzuki APV Van
June 11, 2019
Definitely worth getting a car to be able to explore some of the beaches around the island. Would definitely recommend Hugo's in Speightstown and the beach next to it. Also The Fish Pot is excellent!
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Jimny
March 14, 2019
Roads are not great, so pay attention to road conditions. Beautiful Island with many sights to see. Especially liked the beaches, the wildlife sanctuary and the Mount Gay Rum distillery tour.
United Kingdom
Hyundai Elantra
March 13, 2019
For visiting attractions and touring the island definitely need a car and essential as we were staying out of town If on the west or south coast and stick to the pool / beach only then not so important - buses are generally frequent and cheap
Canada
Suzuki APV
March 10, 2019
Love the food and culture
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
February 18, 2019
I’m not a fan of Bridgetown as I don’t like big cities but I would highly recommend exploring the island and visiting Bathsheba, Huntes Gardens, Speightstown, various west coast beaches (where there is no seaweed!)
United Kingdom
Hyundai Elantra
February 17, 2019
We stayed in the east side so having a car was invaluable. East coast worth a visit. The caves at the north point of island was a good experience too
United Kingdom
Hyundai Accent
January 19, 2019
Driving after dark hairy. Got to some great places but got to some great places on local busses too
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
January 5, 2019
very busy and very hot. best to go early by car as parking can be difficult later in the day.
United States of America (USA)
Ford EcoSport
January 4, 2019
The first thing is obviously they drive on the left side of the road. It takes a little time to get used to that if you are from the US. Also when you are at a turn or un-controlled intersection the other drivers may flash you with their headlights which means "go ahead" so you have to get used to that as well. In general it is nice to have a car if you want to travel around the island or see some of the tourist sites (like Harrison's cave.) Although a lot of the roads have potholes and may not be in good shape. Some of the side streets will have cars parked on both sides. I would strongly recommend using public transportation if you are headed to Oistens for the Friday fish fry as it is very difficult to drive through and park your car. Also tough to park in some of the primary areas of Bridgetown.
Canada
Kia Picanto
December 27, 2018
Don’t park your rental car on the street even if everybody else is parked there. The streets are very crowded. Otherwise it was a great way to see the island at our own pace.
United Kingdom
Hyundai Accent
December 17, 2018
Renting a car is easy in Bridgetown. The freedom it gives you to visit the whole Island of Barbados is fantastic. Don’t miss out on visiting the east coast - not to be missed.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
December 9, 2018
I stay at sandals Barbados and I will recommend it to go ,Bridgetown is lovely great to shop
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
December 6, 2018
Watch out for pot holes, and be careful & don’t hurry 😎
United Kingdom
Ford EcoSport
November 18, 2018
Renting a car is a must to getting around at your own pace and time, driving is easy in Barbados and the locals are very respectful drivers, visited St James area, Bridgetown, getting around various beaches and parking is a breeze.
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
October 13, 2018
We actually had the car delivered to us at The Crane in St. Phillips, which was great. We have been to Barbados many times and always enjoy driving around and revisiting some of our favourite places, namely Huntes gardens (an absolute must visit place it it stunning), Andromeda gardens, Barbados Wildlife Reserve - make sure you go for 2pm feeding time it is an absolute delight to see all the monkeys and other animals eating together. Codrington College is another lovely place to visit. We particularly like driving around the East Coast as it is more rugged and lush with amazing vegetation and the wonderful Bathsheba beach and Barclay Park drive. There is also a great watering hole up there - The Round House.
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark 3d
September 13, 2018
go every where
United Kingdom
Kia Picanto
September 13, 2018
Great to have the freedom to explore Barbados - car rental with Direct Car is excellent
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris Sedan
July 13, 2018
I found it altogether a fine city and Barbados a lovely friendly place.
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
June 26, 2018
All good, hence i'm a regular visitor

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Stoutes Car Rental
9.51 / 10
Lowest rated company
Ace Rent a car
8.16 / 10
Total number of reviews
46
Total rental companies
9
Average daily price
$209.92
Lowest daily price
$73.25
Total cars available
108

Top 9 Suppliers in Bridgetown in 2023

Stoutes Car Rental
Stoutes Car Rental
Exceptional 9.5 / 212 reviews
+12464164456
Grantley Adams International Airport, Seawell Bb16000, Barbados
$119 - $119
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
Exceptional 9.1 / 129 reviews
+12464348440
Bb16000, Grantley Adams International Airport, Bridgetown
$226 - $226
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
$169 - $222
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 8.5
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
$108 - $161
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 8.2 / 17 reviews
+12468403182
58 Farnum Drive, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael
$130 - $731
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
$186 - $193
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
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