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Saint Barthélemy car hire

Driver's age: 26-65
Thu 25/7
Thu 1/8

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Top tips for hiring a car in Saint Barthélemy

  • Renting a car in Saint Barthélemy, a small and picturesque island in the Caribbean, allows you to explore numerous beaches and Fort Gustave at your own pace and on your own schedule. Besides, you are not bound by fixed bus or ferry timetables, and you can easily access remote or less touristy areas that may not be well-served by public transportation. Also, if you are traveling with a group or family, renting a car can be a cost-effective option by sharing the costs compared to purchasing multiple bus tickets.
  • Saint Barthélemy has narrow, winding roads, particularly in hilly or mountainous areas. The island's topography means many roads have sharp curves, steep inclines, and limited visibility. It is important to exercise caution, especially when driving on unfamiliar roads. The island has several roundabouts; remember that vehicles already in the roundabout have the right of way. Due to the narrow and winding roads, opting for a smaller car or a compact SUV with good maneuverability is recommended.
  • Gustavia St Barthelemy Airport (SBH) is the only airport with scheduled flight traffic in Saint Barthelemy and a likely arrival station for those coming by air. As there are several car rental agencies at SBH, such as Hertz, Budget, and SIXT, you won’t have challenges finding a car that meets your needs. The rental counters are within the terminal building, and the pick garages are just behind the counters. Still, some agencies like Avis and Thrift offer pick-up and shuttle services to their off-airport sites.
  • Saint Barthélemy follows the French regulations for child car seat usage. The specific requirements depend on the age and size of the child. In general, infants and toddlers must be secured in rear-facing car seats until they are at least 15 months old and weigh 9 kg (20 lb). After that, children should be in forward-facing car seats until they reach age 4 or weigh 18 kg (40 lb). Older children must use booster seats until they reach a height of 1.35 m (4.4 ft).
  • Book your car hire in Saint Barthélemy at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact hire cars in Saint Barthélemy are around 79% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Saint Barthélemy

  • What is the most popular car hire in Saint Barthélemy?

    Compact (Mini Convertible or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Saint Barthélemy.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Saint Barthélemy?

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

  • What is driving like in Saint Barthélemy?

    Like in most of the Caribbean, Saint Barthélemy follows right-hand driving, with the steering wheel on the left side of the vehicle. The use of handheld mobile phones while driving is strictly prohibited. Therefore, use hands-free devices or pull over in a safe location if you need to use your phone. The legal limit for blood alcohol content while driving in Saint Barthélemy is 0.05%. It is advised to refrain from consuming alcoholic beverages if you plan to drive.

  • How old must you be to rent a car in Saint Barthélemy?

    Generally, most rental car agencies require drivers to be at least 21 years old to rent a car. However, some companies may have higher age requirements, such as 25 or 30, and may charge additional fees for drivers under a certain age. A valid driver's license is essential. The license must be in English or accompanied by an International Driving Permit (IDP) in a non-Roman alphabet or language. Make sure your driver's license is valid for the entire duration of your rental period.

  • How are gas prices in Saint Barthélemy?

    Gas prices in Saint Barthélemy tend to be higher than in many other countries and regions. This is primarily due to the island's remote location, limited local supply, and transportation costs. Additionally, Saint Barthélemy relies heavily on imported petroleum products, which further contributes to the higher prices. The pump prices for petrol/diesel are €6.50 ($7.10) per liter. The island has only two gas stations; one near the airport and one in Lorient.

  • What are the speed limits in Saint Barthélemy?

    Speed limits in Saint Barthélemy can vary in specific areas or on certain roads, so paying attention to the posted signs is crucial. For instance, the maximum speed limit in built-up areas, including towns and residential areas, is generally 45 km/h (28 mph). Meanwhile, the maximum speed limit on open roads outside built-up areas is typically 80 km/h (50 mph). This limit applies to rural roads and highways without specific lower-speed limit signs.

Car hire directory

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Saint Barthélemy

    8 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Saint Barthélemy

    3 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in Saint Barthélemy

    2 Locations

  • autounion

    Autounion Car Rental car hire locations in Saint Barthélemy

    2 Locations


    DISCOUNT.QUEBEC car hire locations in Saint Barthélemy

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  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Saint Barthélemy

    2 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Saint Barthélemy

    2 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Saint Barthélemy

    2 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in Saint Barthélemy

    2 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Saint Barthélemy

    2 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Saint Barthélemy

    1 Location

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Saint Barthélemy

    1 Location

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Car hire locations in Saint Barthélemy

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.