Car Hire in Barbados

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

City Centre Car Hire
Intermediate
Kia Cerato or comparable
Kia Cerato
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Europcar
£ 88.96 per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Hire
Minivan
Toyota Noah or comparable
Toyota Noah
  • 7
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Stoutes Car Rental
£ 98.14 per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Hire
Mini
Hyundai i10 or comparable
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
£ 107.19 per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Hire
Compact
Suzuki Jimny or comparable
Suzuki Jimny
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Enterprise
£ 139.30 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Bridgetown Airport Car Hire
Mini
Chevrolet Spark or comparable
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Autounion
£ 110.96 / per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Hire
Economy
Nissan Micra or comparable
Nissan Micra
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
£ 123.69 / per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Hire
Standard
Buick Encore or comparable
Buick Encore
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Ace Rent a car
£ 153.54 / per day
City Centre Car Hire
Compact Elite
Mercedes-Benz C-Class or comparable
Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals
£ 185.40 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 06:15 on 2023-02-03.
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Travel Information

Language
English
Currency
BBD
Traffic direction
Left-hand side
Dialing code
+1 246
Average car hire price
£ 159.89 / per day
Average car hire length
4 days
Speed limit within city centre
60 km/h
37 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
80 km/h
50 mph

Why hire a car in Barbados?

Best known for its splendid beaches, Barbados is one of the most famous destinations in the Caribbean. As if that wasn’t enough reason to visit, the island nation is also home to a diverse culture, cultural monuments, and several splendid protected areas.

Barbados Car Hire

Top ways to enter Barbados

  • Bridgetown Airport. Located some 13 km (8 miles) from the city centre, Grantley Adams Airport is the entry point for virtually all foreign visitors. In addition to plenty of connections with North America and the rest of the Caribbean, there are also flights to and from such faraway places as the United Kingdom, Netherlands, and Germany.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Bridgetown. One of the most historical cities in the Caribbean, Bridgetown punches way above its weight when it comes to landmarks and architecture. The city centre has been recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage site, while the Barbados Museum, which has notable exhibitions on the indigenous inhabitants of the island and the slavery era, is the best place to learn about the history behind it all.
  • Bathsheba. An old fishing village, Bathsheba is one of the most popular attractions on the island’s eastern coast. Known for its golden beach and serene atmosphere, it also provides access to the surrounding rainforests and the nearby Andromeda Botanic Gardens.
  • Foul Bay. Its name might not suggest as much — it allegedly originated from the heavy fishing that used to take place in the area — but Foul Bay embodies much of the postcard perfectness that the coast of Barbados is known for abroad. A sandy beach surrounded by palm trees and coastal cliffs, it also offers access to much of the island’s southeast.

Most popular hire car

The most hired car in Barbados is the Nissan Micra, followed by the Toyota Yaris and the Chevrolet Spark. The most popular car types are economy, mini, and intermediate.

Driving licence requirements

  • Barbados recognizes foreign driver’s licenses if they are written in the 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 hire car

The most hired car in Barbados is the Nissan Micra, followed by the Toyota Yaris and the Chevrolet Spark. The most popular car types are economy, mini, and intermediate.

Top driving routes

  • Inland. Although not as popular as the coasts, the inland parts of Barbados can be just as fun to explore. Many notable attractions are located around the central part of the island, such as the beautiful Flower Forest, Hunte’s Gardens, Harrison’s Cave known for its stalactites, and the lesser-known, but equally interesting Coles Cave.
  • Diving and surfing. Barbados is a world-class destination when it comes to water sports, and the small size of the island means you’re never too far away from the next awesome wave to ride. Most of the diving sites are located along the western coast of the island while the surfing hotspots are in the east (the Soup Bowl) and south (Silver Sands).

Car Hire Prices

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 93 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 80 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 181 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 343 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 73 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 217 per day

How can I save money on my hire car?

There are several good methods to find a cheaper car for hire:

  • Compare rates of different car hire supppliers
  • Book your vehicle well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit in the month when the car hire prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Barbados is the cheapest in May when hiring a car is about 21% cheaper than the yearly average and about 37% cheaper than hiring a car in December.
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Top Most Popular Cities in Barbados

  1. Car Hire in Bridgetown starting at £ 111.02 per day

Top 2 Most Popular Destinations in Barbados

  1. Car Hire at Bridgetown Airport starting at £ 97.86 per day
  2. Car Hire in Bridgetown with Hotel Delivery starting at £ 111.02 per day

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During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Barbados?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car in Barbados fluctuate depending on the time of year. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Barbados
£ 58.21
January
£ 60.59
February
£ 47.96
March
£ 36.06
April
£ 33.53
May
£ 31.90
June
£ 26.85
July
£ 31.42
August
£ 41.80
September
£ 33.63
October
£ 42.93
November
£ 36.56
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Barbados is July with prices starting at £ 26.85 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is February with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 60.59. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 40. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in Barbados?

Hirers picking up a car in Barbados keep them for an average of 21 days during in November, while those picking up their cars in March keep them for an average of 5.
Average Hire 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 time of year is most favoured for hiring a car in Barbados?

Though Barbados is popular for travellers all year long, the month for which the highest number of people search for a hire car is in August. in February is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Barbados Compared to the Yearly Average
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 Hire Models

Hire Agency 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 Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark
2 January 2023
Renting the car made it easier to visit variuos parts of the island, Holetown, speightown, Bashiba, North point, Oistons to name just a few during our 7 day stay.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Vitara
20 October 2022
Historical building still pop up every time I'm there on holiday,great food allows available.
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark
1 August 2022
Travel around the island. Recommend Harrison’s cave and the rum tours.
United Kingdom
Suzuki APV Van
8 May 2022
Getting around us easy but roads are challenging.
United Kingdom
Suzuki Dzire
20 April 2022
Friendly and relaxed staff. Always felt at ease
United Kingdom
Suzuki Ertiga
3 February 2022
All good no complaints at all
United Kingdom
Suzuki Jimny
1 February 2022
It was a great experience visiting Barbados…We were lucky , The English cricket team were visiting so we visited the famous Kensington Oval to watch WI vs England…( Great Ambiance)Had lunch at the Champers with its amazing view of the Ocean …And a visit to the Animal flower cave with its window to the Ocean was simply priceless….
United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
5 January 2022
Would defiantly use again service outstanding
United Kingdom
Suzuki Swift
1 December 2021
A nice experience with a car rental company - something that is rare!
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris Sedan
24 November 2021
I mostly stayed on the South Coast and Bridgetown. We also made one longer trip to Bathsheba (Soup Bowl and St. Aidens Church) and I had to drive with care going down and then up the steep hills. Overall, the car performed OK.
United Kingdom
Chevrolet Spark
7 October 2021
Really easy to drive in Barbados if you’re from the U.K. would recommend the caves, north point, Bridgetown and go to the blue water sports near the Hilton
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris Sedan
1 January 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.

Car Hire 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
£ 159.89
Lowest daily price
£ 21.52
Total cars available
109

Top 9 Hire Companies in Barbados in 2023

Stoutes Car Rental
Stoutes Car Rental
Remarkable 9.5 / 153 reviews
+12464164456
Grantley Adams International Airport, Seawell Bb16000, Barbados
£ 98 - £ 98
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
Remarkable 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
Outstanding 8.8 / 19 reviews
+12464348440
Bb16000, Grantley Adams International Airport, Bridgetown
£ 185 - £ 186
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
Outstanding 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
Outstanding 8.6
2462626948
Grantley Adams Intl Airport
£ 139 - £ 183
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
Outstanding 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
Outstanding 8.3 / 8 reviews
+12464672525
W.I, Meadow Rd, Bridgetown
£ 89 - £ 133
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
Outstanding 8.3 / 18 reviews
+12468403182
58 Farnum Drive, Haggatt Hall, St. Michael
£ 107 - £ 604
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
Outstanding 8.2 / 32 reviews
+12464348440 / +12464223000 / +18778223872
Airport Access Rd, Grantely Adams International Airport, BB16000, Christ Church
£ 154 - £ 159
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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