Car Rental in Sint Maarten

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Princess Juliana Int. Airport
Mini
Chevrolet Spark GT or similar
Chevrolet Spark GT
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
VCR Car Rental
$20.36 / per day
Downtown
Economy
Toyota Agya or similar
	Toyota Agya
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Flexways
$25.09 / per day
Princess Juliana Int. Airport
Intermediate
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
North Car Rental
$27.43 / per day
Downtown
Compact
Toyota Agya or similar
Toyota Agya
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Carwiz
$27.64 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Princess Juliana Int. Airport
Compact Elite
Hyundai Elantra or similar
Hyundai Elantra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Surprice
$32.63 / per day
Princess Juliana Int. Airport
Standard SUV
Skoda Kodiaq or similar
Skoda Kodiaq
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
OTOQ
$52.44 / per day
Princess Juliana Int. Airport
Full-size
Dodge Avenger or similar
Dodge Avenger
  • 5
  • 4
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Alamo
$66.47 / per day
Princess Juliana Int. Airport
Premium
Mazda 6 or similar
Mazda 6
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Economy rent a car
$102.21 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 12:30 on 2024-04-14. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Dutch, English, French, Spanish
Currency
ANG
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+1
Average car rental price
$44 per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.27 per liter or $4.81 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.05 per liter or $3.97 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.69 per liter or $6.40 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Sint Maarten?

A Dutch territory in the Caribbean, Sint Maarten takes up the southern half of its island while the northern part belongs to the French collectivity of Saint-Martin. Significantly smaller than even the other Dutch Caribbean islands of Curacao and Aruba, Sint Maarten is a place of picturesque beaches, surprisingly varied culture, and a lot of tranquility.

Sint Maarten

Top ways to enter Sint Maarten

  • Princess Juliana International Airport: Located on the Dutch side of the border, it is by far the largest airport on the island. The airport has flights by more than 20 airlines, offering connections with destinations in the rest of the  Caribbean, the Americas, and Europe. Princess Juliana Airport is on the island’s western coast and can be easily and quickly accessed from anywhere else on the island.
  • Grand Case-Espérance Airport: Located on the French side, this small airport offers connections with the nearby island nation of Dominica; other French Caribbean islands such as Guadeloupe, Martinique, and Saint Barthélemy; and the British Caribbean island of Anguilla (although some of the flights are only available on a seasonal basis).
  • By boat: The island is connected to three nearby islands, namely, Saba (which also belongs to the Netherlands), Saint Barthélemy (which belongs to France) and Anguilla (which belongs to the United Kingdom). Most rental car suppliers do not permit taking a vehicle on a boat, but you can travel without it and pick it up after arriving on Sint Maarten.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Beaches. With a Caribbean coastline of about 300km (190 miles), the island of Saint Martin is definitely not short on idyllic beaches. Highlights include the picturesque and family-friendly Maho and Mullet Bays — they are right next to each other, on the Dutch side of the island. On the French side, Orient Bay is arguably the most famous one. Despite being very developed, Saint Martin’s coastline also has some relatively secluded beaches, especially on the French side of the island.
  • Pic du Paradis. Located on the French side, Paradise Peak stands at about 425m (1,395 feet) tall, making it the highest point on the island. There are two viewing platforms near the summit offering great views of the island and the sea below. The drive up the hill is actually quite steep and requires a 4x4 vehicle, but many travelers prefer to park their car at the base and climb the rest of the way. The peak is also a popular site for bird viewers.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Sint Maarten is the Nissan Versa, followed by the Hyundai Accent and the Kia Picanto. The most popular rental car types are economy, compact, and intermediate.

Driver's license requirements

  • Sint Maarten recognizes foreign driver’s licenses as long as they are printed in either Dutch or English, the official languages of the island. If your driver’s license is in another language, you need to have an International Driving Permit (IDP) or an official translation of your driver’s license.
  • Similarly, if your driver’s license doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP instead.
  • Even if you have an IDP, you need to also bring your original driver’s license from your home country as you will be required 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 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.

Crossing Borders

Although the island of Saint Martin is shared by France and the Netherlands, there are no formal border crossings between the two territories and visitors of one territory can easily access the other as well.

As mentioned above, there is a ferry service between the island of Saint Martin and some of the nearby islands that also belong to either the Netherlands or France, as well as Anguilla which belongs to the United Kingdom. While most rental car suppliers do not permit taking a car onboard, you can travel without it and pick it up after arriving at your destination. Keep in mind that each island has its own visa policy — while visitors from most Western countries can visit all three visa-free, requirements might be different for visitors from elsewhere.

Top driving routes

  • Butterfly Farm. Located on the French side of the island near its eastern coast, the Butterfly Farm is one of the most popular attractions on the island. Visitors can see thousands of butterflies of all imaginable sizes and colors. In addition to local species, there are also butterflies from such faraway places as Indonesia, China, and Africa.
  • Nature Reserve of St. Martin. Also on the French side of the border, the island’s main nature reserve takes up most of its far north. Established in 1998, it is made up of scenic hills, wetlands, and mangrove growths. It is possible to go for a walk inside the reserve, and you’ll often be accompanied by a guide who works at the reserve and can tell you more about the conservation work that they do. Many local bird species live in the area and can often be seen. These include the brown pelican, crested hummingbird, and bridled quail-dove. 

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $214 per day
  • Station wagons - from $91 per day
  • Large cars - from $24 per day
  • Medium cars - from $22 per day
  • Vans - from $71 per day
  • Premium cars - from $80 per day
  • Small cars - from $20 per day
  • SUVs - from $43 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

There are several good methods to find a cheaper rental car:

  • Compare the 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 during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Sint Maarten is the cheapest in June when renting a car is about 55% cheaper than the yearly average.
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What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Sint Maarten?

The cost of renting a car in Sint Maarten varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day in Sint Maarten
$42.49
January
$45.59
February
$36.88
March
$29.69
April
$27.97
May
$25.51
June
$26.09
July
$23.12
August
$21.10
September
$24.17
October
$25.47
November
$40.31
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Sint Maarten is September — when rental costs average $21.10 per day. This is 31% cheaper than the yearly average and 54% cheaper than renting a car in February (when prices average $45.59 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in Sint Maarten?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in January — an average of 9 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in September — an average of 7 days.
Average number of rental days in Sint Maarten
9
January
8
February
8
March
8
April
8
May
8
June
8
July
8
August
7
September
9
October
7
November
9
December

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

Based on how many customers search for a car in Sint Maarten, the most popular month is March, while the least popular is August.
Monthly searches in Sint Maarten by pick-up date relative to the average
122%
January
164%
February
181%
March
127%
April
65%
May
60%
June
43%
July
40%
August
52%
September
40%
October
139%
November
167%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 5
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Zezgo, Autounion, RightCars, Ace Rent a car, OTOQ
Popular car categories Small cars, Large cars, Medium cars, SUVs
Lowest price $20 per day
Cheapest supplier VCR Car Rental

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Zezgo Chevrolet Spark 5 3 Small cars
Zezgo Chevrolet Spark 3 2 Small cars
RightCars Chevrolet Spark 5 2 Small cars
Autounion Toyota Aygo 5 1 Small cars
Zezgo Nissan Versa Sedan 5 3 Large cars
Autounion Kia Picanto 4 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Chevrolet Sonic 5 2 Small cars
OTOQ Hyundai i10 5 1 Small cars
Autounion Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Ace Rent a car Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars

Our Customers' Reviews

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Canada
Toyota Corolla
March 16, 2024
The island is beautiful, weather was great, we had a nice time
United States of America (USA)
Kia Picanto
March 11, 2024
We did a great island boat cruise with bbq lunch, snorkeling, even saw whales!
Canada
Chevrolet Spark
March 5, 2024
We received a free upgrade
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Aygo
December 13, 2023
We love Sint Maarten/ St Martin. Have been there many times. It's a home away from home. Beautiful beaches. It has a casual yet sophisticated multi cultural feel. Great dining, esp. if you like French. Driving is not for the faint hearted :-). Small winding roads and heavy traffic. Best if you have big city driving experience. Drivers are a nice mix of aggressive polite ness.
United States of America (USA)
Kia Rio
December 12, 2023
Nature and weather made the deal. Beaches are fantastic (not all, though). Restaurants are good most of the time, but expensive.
United States of America (USA)
Nissan Versa Sedan
July 15, 2022
st marten
Curaçao
Kia Sportage
March 20, 2022
Nice new cars agent really helpful. Only thing I dit not like that we had to take the shuttle bus to the French side of the island to pick up the car .this took a long time
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
North Car Rental
8.9 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
AddCar
5.2 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
9
Total rental companies
24
Average daily price
$44.28
Lowest daily price
$20.36
Total cars available
309

Top 24 Suppliers in Sint Maarten in 2024

North Car Rental
North Car Rental
Very good 8.9 / 11 reviews
1 location
$21 - $262
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.6 / 17 reviews
1 location
$44 - $246
OTOQ
OTOQ
Very good 8.3 / 7 reviews
1 location
$26 - $142
Autounion
Autounion
Very good 8.1 / 114 reviews
3 locations
$36 - $430
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.9 / 26 reviews
1 location
$72 - $131
Surprice
Surprice
Good 7.9 / 9 reviews
1 location
$24 - $122
Zezgo
Zezgo
Good 7.8 / 105 reviews
1 location
$32 - $78
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Good 7.8 / 35 reviews
1 location
$44 - $116
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.7 / 7 reviews
1 location
$46 - $86
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.7 / 1 review
1 location
$45 - $88
WheeGo
WheeGo
Good 7.7 / 1 review
1 location
$26 - $264
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.7
1 location
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6
1 location
$86 - $275
RightCars
RightCars
Good 7.5 / 26 reviews
1 location
$103 - $115
Flexways
Flexways
Good 7.5 / 2 reviews
2 locations
$24 - $94
ACARENT
ACARENT
Good 7.5
2 locations
$46 - $349
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Good 7.5
1 location
$70 - $87
Zoom Rent A Car
Zoom Rent A Car
Good 7.4 / 7 reviews
1 location
$58 - $107
VCR Car Rental
VCR Car Rental
Good 7.4 / 4 reviews
1 location
$20 - $56
Alamo
Alamo
Good 7.3 / 8 reviews
2 locations
$49 - $182
Economy rent a car
Economy rent a car
Good 7.3
1 location
$74 - $192
Carwiz
Carwiz
Good 7.2 / 20 reviews
2 locations
$26 - $90
AddCar
AddCar
Poor 5.2 / 18 reviews
1 location
$48 - $158
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