Car Rental in Jamaica

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Sangster International Airport Car Rental
Mini
Nissan March or similar
Nissan March
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$55.65 per day
Sangster International Airport Car Rental
Mini
Nissan March or similar
Nissan March
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Autounion
$57.10 per day
Sangster International Airport Car Rental
Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Island Car Rentals
$57.68 per day
Sangster International Airport Car Rental
Economy
Toyota Vitz or similar
Toyota Vitz
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Autounion
$60.61 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Sangster International Airport Car Rental
Economy
Nissan Note or similar
Nissan Note
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Autounion
$63.70 / per day
Sangster International Airport Car Rental
Compact
Toyota Yaris or similar
Toyota Yaris
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Island Car Rentals
$64.00 / per day
Sangster International Airport Car Rental
Compact
Nissan Tiida or similar
Nissan Tiida
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Island Car Rentals
$65.26 / per day
Sangster International Airport Car Rental
Economy
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
AddCar
$72.35 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:56 on 2022-11-28. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
English,
Jamaican Creole
Currency
JMD
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Country code
+1 876
Economy car rental price
$56.31 / per day
Average car rental length
5 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Rating
9.3

Why rent a car in Jamaica?

Notable not just for its beaches, but also culture, distinct cuisine, impressive mountains, and tropical nature areas, Jamaica is a surprisingly diverse travel destination. Getting a rental car is your best bet to travel outside the main tourist areas and visit everything this Caribbean island has to offer. 

Jamaica Car Rental

Top ways to enter Jamaica

  • Montego Bay Sangster Airport: Serving flights to and from many destinations in The Americas and Europe, this airport is the main entry point for Northern Jamaica.
  • Kingston Norman Manley Airport: Named after Jamaican statesman, Kingston Airport serves Jamaica’s capital and hosts flights by around 15 airlines.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Montego Bay. Located on the north coast, MoBay is arguably the most visited place on the island. The main draw of this cozy coastal town is undeniably its many scenic beaches and popular resorts, but there’s also plenty of history to explore, plus nearby natural attractions such as the Rockland Bird Sanctuary.
  • Kingston. More busy and rough around the edges than MoBay, Kingston is nonetheless the capital and the largest city and as such, has plenty of attractions to generate excitement. There’s well-preserved colonial architecture like the Devon House, the National Gallery of Jamaica, Lime Cay Beach which is only accessible by boat, the Arawak Museum dedicated to the indigenous inhabitants of Jamaica, and Hope Botanical Gardens. That being said, for many visitors, nothing can top seeing the Bob Marley Museum. Just to stay on the safe side, read up on the present security situation in Kingston before your visit to learn about areas to avoid.
  • Negril. Located near the island’s westernmost tip, beautiful Negril is all about its many golden sand beaches, crystal clear water, and impressive coastal cliffs. The region around Negril is known for its water sport opportunities and tours on boats with transparent glass bottoms, as well as rafting on the beautiful Martha Brae River.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Jamaica is the Suzuki Dzire, followed by the Mazda Demio and the Toyota Yaris.

Driver license requirements

  • Jamaica recognizes valid foreign driver’s licenses from around the world if they are printed in a Latin alphabet and if you’re visiting on a trip that’s shorter than 12 months. If you’re residing in the country permanently, you need to obtain a local driver’s license.
  • If your driver’s license is printed in another alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP).
  • Similarly, if your driver’s license doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP.
  • Even if you have an IDP, you need to also carry your original driver’s license as you might be asked to show both.
  • 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 providers 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 provider and car category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in Jamaica is an Economy, but Compact and Fullsize are also popular.

Top driving routes

  • The Blue Mountains. A steep and scenic range that reaches heights of 2,250 m (7,400 feet), visiting the Blue Mountains is one of the greatest travel experiences in Jamaica. Recognized as a world heritage site, the region is characterized by forests with ferns, orchids, and other tropical plants; historic coffee estates; and many hiking trails. The mountains are less than a two-hour drive north of Kingston and 3 hours and 30 minutes southeast of Montego Bay.
  • Port Antonio. Located north of the Blue Mountains, Port Antonio is a relatively undiscovered and hassle-free coastal town. Attractions here include the beautiful Blue Lagoon and Cove, the nearby Navy Island which can be reached on a boat trip and has beaches and rainforest to explore, and some of the nicest surfing beaches in all of Jamaica.

Car Rental Prices

  • Large cars - from $103 per day
  • Medium cars - from $78 per day
  • Vans - from $126 per day
  • Small cars - from $65 per day
  • SUVs - from $174 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 Jamaica:

  • 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 Jamaica is the cheapest in February when renting a car is about 65% cheaper than the yearly average.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators. Learn more about our editorial policy.

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

The cost of renting a car in Jamaica 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 Jamaica
$51.91
January
$33.41
February
$41.09
March
$34.22
April
$50.98
May
$66.55
June
$103.32
July
$64.21
August
$38.46
September
$38.22
October
$63.48
November
$59.90
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Jamaica is February — prices start from $33.41 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 38% cheaper than the yearly average and 68% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $103.32 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 Jamaica?

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

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

DiscoverCars.com users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Jamaica. The most popular month is January, while the least popular is September.
Popularity of Car Rental in Jamaica by Monthly Searches
126%
January
93%
February
90%
March
84%
April
113%
May
95%
June
113%
July
97%
August
74%
September
96%
October
110%
November
109%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Island Car Rentals Suzuki Swift 5 1 Small cars
AddCar Suzuki Swift 4 1 Small cars
Autounion Toyota Vitz 5 2 Small cars
Island Car Rentals Hyundai Creta 5 2 SUVs
Island Car Rentals Toyota Yaris 4 1 Medium cars
Autounion Nissan March 4 1 Small cars
AddCar Toyota Corolla 4 2 Large cars
Autounion Toyota Yaris 4 2 Medium cars
Autounion Toyota Corolla 5 2 Large cars
AddCar Toyota Voxy 5 2 Vans

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.

Canada
Nissan Sentra
April 1, 2020
Only arrived and departed from Montego Bay, did not visit anywhere there. The island is stunningly beautiful
United States of America (USA)
Suzuki Dzire
January 11, 2020
no problem mon:-)
United Kingdom
Toyota Corolla
October 3, 2019
During my stay, I visited Runaway Bay, Trelawny, Coleyville, Chriistiana, Mandeville. Just stick to the speed limit and watch out for potholes.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
8.69 / 10
Lowest rated company
AddCar
7.48 / 10
Total number of reviews
6
Total rental companies
15
Average daily price
$77.14
Lowest daily price
$15.56
Total cars available
277

Top 15 Suppliers in Jamaica in 2022

Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.7 / 5 reviews
+18769060084
Norman Manley Intl Airport, Kingston
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6 / 1 reviews
8769060084
NORMAN MANLEY INTL AIRPORT,
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.5 / 8 reviews
+18769521212
Sunset Boulevard/The Queens
National
National
Excellent 8.5
+8769060084
9 The Queens Dr, Montego Bay
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.5
8769248028
Norman Manley Intl Airport
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
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5 / 2 reviews
+8769523838
Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay
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
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.4
+18769793584
Car In Terminal Sangster International Airport
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
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Excellent 8.4 / 8 reviews
+8769248075
Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:00
Tue:05:00-22:00
Wed:05:00-22:00
Thu:05:00-22:00
Fri:05:00-22:00
Sat:05:00-22:00
Sun:05:00-22:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.3 / 1 reviews
+18769520762
Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay
Working hours
Mon:06:00-22:00
Tue:06:00-22:00
Wed:06:00-22:00
Thu:06:00-22:00
Fri:06:00-22:00
Sat:06:00-22:00
Sun:06:00-22:00
Island Car Rentals
Island Car Rentals
Excellent 8.2
+18769248075 / +18769248389
Norman Manley International Airport, Kingston
Working hours
Mon:05:00-22:00
Tue:05:00-22:00
Wed:05:00-22:00
Thu:05:00-22:00
Fri:05:00-22:00
Sat:05:00-22:00
Sun:05:00-22:00
Autounion
Autounion
Excellent 8.1 / 16 reviews
+18766307722 / +18763367082
22 Godfrey Dyer Blvd (formerly Sunset Blvd), Montego Bay
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
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Excellent 8.1
+8763516144
Sangster International Airport, Montego Bay, Jamaica
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
RightCars
RightCars
Excellent 8 / 6 reviews
+87617722610667
Sangster International Airport,Montego Bay Jamaica,Montego Bay
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Excellent 8 / 19 reviews
8769525771
Sangster International Airport
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
AddCar
AddCar
Very good 7.5 / 21 reviews
+18769402679 / +18769402680
34 Quens Drive Montego Bay Saint James
Working hours
Mon:08:00-19:00
Tue:08:00-19:00
Wed:08:00-19:00
Thu:08:00-19:00
Fri:08:00-19:00
Sat:08:00-19:00
Sun:08:00-17:00
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