Belize City car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
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Belize City car hire information

Pick-up locationBelize City
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Hire locations12
Airport locations5

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Belize City

  • Car hire in Belize City provides several advantages. You have the freedom to explore the city and its surroundings at your own pace. Belize City is a hub for various attractions, such as the historic Belize Museum, Baron Bliss Lighthouse, and Belize Zoo. Car hire in Belize City allows for convenient day trips to popular destinations, like the ancient Maya ruins of Altun Ha or the breathtaking landscapes of the Belize Barrier Reef. It offers flexibility and the opportunity to discover hidden gems off the beaten path.
  • When arriving in Belize City, the major airport serving the area is Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport (BZE). Car hire offices at the Philip S. W. Goldson International Airport are conveniently located within the Airport Car Rental Plaza, just outside the terminal building. After clearing Customs and collecting your luggage, follow the signs directing you to the Car Rental Plaza. Options for Belize City car hire are not as prominent as at other nearby airports, so BZE is the recommended airport for pickups.
  • When driving in Belize City, it's important to exercise caution and be aware of the local road conditions. The city streets can be narrow and congested, particularly during peak traffic hours. Keep an eye out for pedestrians and cyclists, as they may not always adhere to traffic rules. Additionally, be mindful of the occasional potholes and road maintenance. Familiarise yourself with and follow the local driving practices, such as giving way at roundabouts and using hand signals for turning.
  • Belize City experiences heavy traffic during morning and afternoon rush hours. Rush hour traffic typically occurs from around 07:30 - 09:00 and from 16:30 - 18:00 on weekdays. During these times, certain roads like the Philip Goldson Highway, Belcan Bridge, and Swing Bridge can be heavily congested. While Belize City does not experience winter snow or dangerous mountain roads, it's essential to stay aware of changing weather conditions and occasional heavy rainfall, which can affect road conditions.
  • Book your car hire in Belize City at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Belize City are around 18% cheaper than other car types, on average

Belize City car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Belize City 
KathiMar 2024
We didn’t have any issues parking, finding fuel or driving on the road.
Verified travelerDec 2023
There are a lot of speed bumps on the main highway - keep your eyes out for them or you will fly over them. Driving was easy and the roads were good. Plenty of places to get food and stores on the side of the road. When returning your car, there is a shell gas station 6 minutes detour from the airport
Verified travelerDec 2023
A sedan/small car is fine for the majority of driving - nice paved roads with speed bumps in the towns. However, we went to Mountain Pine Forest Reserve in an SUV and it was beneficial for some of the side roads, but even with an SUV we got stuck in the mud on one of the more remote roads - a 4x4 was needed. If you have an SUV just stick to the paved roads and more popular dirt roads if you go the Mountain Pine Reserve.

FAQs about hiring a car in Belize City

  • What is the most popular car hire in Belize City?

    Intermediate (Nissan X-Trail or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Belize City.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Belize City?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Belize City?

    An Intermediate car hire in Belize City costs $138 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Belize City?

    An Economy car hire in Belize City costs $116 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Belize City?

    A Compact car hire in Belize City costs $139 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Belize City?

    When hiring a car in Belize City, it is recommended to opt for a compact or mid-size car. The city's streets can be narrow and crowded, making manoeuvring easier with a smaller vehicle. Additionally, parking spaces in Belize City can be limited, so a compact car provides better accessibility. However, if you plan to explore beyond the city and venture into the countryside or coastal areas, an SUV or pickup truck may be more suitable, offering better traction and storage capacity for outdoor adventure equipment. Car hire in Belize City offers a variety of options to cater to different traveller preferences.

  • What's the speed limit in Belize City?

    In Belize City, the speed limits generally follow the standard regulations in Belize. Within the city limits, the maximum speed allowed is 25 mph. However, pay attention to specific areas where lower speed limits may apply. For instance, near schools and residential areas, reduced speed limits of 15 mph are commonly enforced during school hours. It's crucial to be mindful of speed limit signs and any speed cameras that may be present, particularly in high-risk areas or zones prone to accidents.

  • Where are the best places to park in Belize City?

    In Belize City, there are several options for parking, including public car parks and metered street parking. While some areas offer free parking, others require payment. In central locations such as downtown or near popular attractions, it is common to find metered parking spaces, the cost of which typically ranges from 0.5 BZD (0.2 GBP) to 2 BZD (0.9 GBP) per hour, depending on the location. Additionally, there are private car parks available for a daily rate of approximately 10-15 BZD (4.60 - 6.90 GBP).

Belize City car rental reviews and directory

Alamo

8.4

Very Good

52 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

8.9

Comfort

8.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.8

Value for money

7.9

2 locations in Belize City

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Locations in Belize City

1 Slaughter House Road

+501 225 2882

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

Phillip Goldson Highway

+501 225 2882

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

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2.0 Poor

Dec 2023

KAYAK
We had our rental booked the Alamo. On arrival, we were told that due to an issue they didn’t have a car for us (we had requested a mid size SUV - KIA sportage or similar and while we were waiting we saw another customer from Alamo get one). They said that since they didn’t have one they are working with their partners to honor our rate and give us a similar car. I expected a similarly well renowned company - enterprise, budget, hertz. Instead they took us over to one of the local car rentals and got us a SUV with 103K miles on it, poor car alignment, and the check engine light on “which was the case for all the cars”. Ultimately the car served it’s purpose but that was a disappointing experience and the car we got was definitely not worth the price we paid.

2.0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Alamo didn't have our car there when we arrived, so we had to go to another provider.

8.0 Very Good

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

The car reserved for us was damaged by previous renter so agent arranged a rental through another agency to help us out.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything was great!

Cons:

Was really hoping for a CD player in my SUV! Maybe next time

10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Elita was very helpful during the check-in and check-out.

10.0 Wonderful

Sept 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Ashton was awesome!

1 out of 11

Hertz

9.0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.5

Value for money

8.5

2 locations in Belize City

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Locations in Belize City

11 A Cork Street

+501 223 5395

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

Belize Int'l Ap Arrivals

+501 225 3300

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday07:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday07:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday05:30 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

great staff!

Cons:

all good!

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were friendly, courteous and very helpful with directions and suggestions.

10.0 Wonderful

Apr 2022

KAYAK
The experience was excellent. Friendly, helpful staff that we could easily contact at any point during our trip. I’ve never had a better car rental experience.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

4.0

Mediocre

1 review

Cleanliness

4.0

Comfort

4.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

2.0

One location in Belize City

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Phillip Goldson Highway

+501 225 2882

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

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4.0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The agency we originally made a reservation through did not have a car available when we arrived. They were kind in asking other agencies if they could assist us, but the vehicle we managed to secure was in very very poor shape mechanically. The trip across the country for the nearly two weeks was very difficult with such an unreliable and dangerously maintained vehicle. It was an adventure.

1 out of 1

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Belize City

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4 Miles Northern Hwy

+501 223 2435

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Dollar

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Belize City

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Locations in Belize City

1 Goldson Lane

+501 223 2277

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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National

No score available yet

2 locations in Belize City

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1 Slaughter House Rd

+501 225 2882

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

Phillip Goldson Highway

+501 225 2882

Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Belize City

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Locations in Belize City

1 Slaughter House Road

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11 a Cork Street

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AQ Belize Car Rental

No score available yet

One location in Belize City

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Locations in Belize City

Belize Airport (BZE)

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56 travellers who hired a car in Belize City gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.5

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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