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You’re in Barbados and searching for a convenient, reliable and affordable rental car. But you don’t want to spend a fortune.

Drive Barbados is a family-owned company. That offers economy Chevrolet Spark or similar, soft top Jimny jeeps, Mokes, seven-seater mini-vans and air-conditioned compact sedans for short and long-term rental in Barbados.

We are committed to providing low-cost rental vehicles every day of the week to the airport locations and on-site at your hotel or guesthouse.

All our vehicles are fully serviced, well maintained, and regularly inspected. We do all we can so you can have peace of mind.

We can provide satellite GPS systems and various child and toddler seats and cater for an extra driver as required.

We’re looking forward to being helpful when you arrive on our beautiful island.

Reserve early to get the best-price rental car for your trip to Barbados.

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Benefits with your rental car from Drive Barbados

There is no hidden cost with your already low discounts car rental rates.

Travel Information

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Country code

+1 246

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Bajan dollar (BBD)

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Drive on

Left Side like you would in the UK.

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Time Zone

UTC: -4


Speed limits

80 km/hr. Or 50 miles/hour on main highways

60 km/hr. Or 37 miles/hour in rural areas

40 km/hr. Or 20 miles/hour in City areas

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What airport do you fly into for Barbados?

Grantley Adams airport is where international visitors can enter Barbados (named for the nation’s first prime minister).

It has flight connections with over 15 international airline carriers to destinations in the Caribbean, as well as in the USA, Canadian, United Kingdom and Germany.

Located near the southeast coast of Barbados, less than a 20-minute drive from Bridgetown. In addition, Bridgetown being the capital city of Barbados is accessible from any part of the island.

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4 reviews

6 Months ago

Couldn’t recommend Drive Barbados enough. They were easy to deal with and the rental process was quick and easy.

They offered the cheapest rental I could find and were more than happy to drop off and pick up the car from where I was staying!

Will definitely be using their services next time I’m in the country. Thanks again DB!

FAQs about Rental Car Reservation Barbados

Here are a few responses to some of the queries you probably have

Hiring vehicles is simple, and most companies offer unlimited mileage, free delivery or pick up. However, driving is entirely worth it, particularly if you want to explore this beautiful island in its entirety. Although there are some narrow and sometimes steep roads, it’s critical to approach with caution and gives way to other drivers.

Most car rental companies have an “empty policy”, whereby you pay the price and return it empty.

Barbados is considered an island with over 1475 kilometres of pavement roads available for exploration. Renting a car will allow you to visit destinations at your own pace. However, a rental car is likely more expensive than public transportation. The rental depends on your preference and what you can afford. Forget expensive taxi and freely travel the country on your schedule or the torture of the sun waiting for the bus.
Book at least two to three months ahead, especially during peak season. If booked earlier, the prices fluctuate according to market demand. Hence, booking a rental much closer to your arrival date is possible, but the rates will generally be about 15% higher.
Barbados rental prices vary by season and location. Average rental prices over months for the best offers for Barbados. Visiting Barbados in October is the cheapest month to rent cars in Barbados, starting at starts at US$35 for an Economy class vehicle. It’s 35% more expensive than the yearly average and 45% cheaper than renting a car at the beginning of December. This information helps determine the low season. However, the cost for the entire trip depends on the duration you rent. As well as the number of nights before your rental period starts.
No, the airport hire companies often price their vehicles much higher. The car rental process at Grantley Adams is often more expensive because of added taxes and fees. Rent at off-location, and you could save 20 per cent or more.
Averages differ by month. The longer rental duration occurs between June and September, averaging about 18 days.
The most widely used rental cars in Barbados are Economy (Hyundai i10 followed by Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark). Still, sometimes choose Jimny soft-top or Mokes for frequent beachgoers or people with a limited budget.

There is a 48-hour grace period to change your car rental reservation. After that, you can do so via email at To change your reservation, please inform us of the following information:
Reference number for the car hire reservation
your email address and the customers’ name

Barbados’ average car rental price (like an economy hatchback Chevrolet spark) starts at \$70.00 per day, which may change based on the car category, booking dates, and hire duration.

Car rental requirements for renting a car in Barbados

Rental Car Age

Barbados requires 21 to rent cars, and you must have held your licence for two years. Rental age limits can differ from rental car company to company. Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver’s surcharge on any rental under 25, costing US$15-$25 daily. Renters over age 70 must require a medical certificate to qualify when registering for a rental car in Barbados.

Acquire a local driving permit

Before possessing the vehicle, these permits are available at most hire agencies throughout the island.

A valid driver's licence

Driver’s licence from the country of origin but not a copy (NO IDP is required). You can get a mandatory visitor’s permit to drive in Barbados. Two-month permit fees range from 10 BBD (5 USD) to 100 BBD (50 USD) for a one-year permit. These permits are available at most car rental agencies throughout the island.

Acceptable credit card:

Visa, MasterCard, Discover and American Express for the duration of the rental period.

Security deposit

will be taken once the hire car is a reserve (deposit refunded at the end of the rental duration)
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Map of Car Rental Locations we serve

Popular cities for car rental locations

Drive Barbados serves at the airport and neighbourhood locations throughout our island

    • Capital City Bridgetown car rentals
    • Saint Lawrence Gap, south coast, car rentals
    • Oistins car rentals
    • Speightstown car rentals
    • Hastings car rentals
    • Holetown car rentals
    • Worthing car rentals

Grantley Adams Airport car rental services

Airport services



Grantley Adams Intl Airport, located in Seawell, Christ Church.

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Business Hours

9 AM– 6 PM Daily

Free pick-up service available at this location . To scheduled pick-up time, please call our rental office

This location allows you to return the car after hours.
Please arrange for late returns during business hours.

Non-airport office: But we offer to Pick up / Drop off Service

Popular Barbados Airport

Grantley Adams International Airport

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Diagram of the Bridgetown Airport

Near Barbados Airport Locations, We Serve

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Are you looking for car hire for a one-way road journey? We provide one-way Barbados car rentals without additional fees.

One-way car rental

At times, long term car hire is required for various reasons such as temporary work assignments, nomads travelling Barbados, diplomats, medical students, and others find Drive Barbados’s long-term rental deals ideal, and most importantly, affordable.

Our understanding of the importance of budget friendly transportation makes our rental rates simply unbeatable in Barbados for long-term car rentals

Driving in Barbados is easy, but knowing the traffic rules is crucial before getting behind the wheel.

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