Compact car rentals Barbados

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Compact sedan car rentals

Toyota Corolla sedan later model or similar

Rental Car type Features:

Compact sedan car

Rental car Bonus

  • Unlimited Mileage with detailed road maps of the island and directions to your destination 
  • Barbados Airport parking fee included
  • Deliver the cars to any local address or meet arriving clients at Grantley Adams
  • Barbados Driver’s Permit on arrival
  • Delivered with a 1/4 full tank of fuel – on delivery locations

Some car rental agencies charge additional fees for other services (example GPS, infant car seats, etc.)

Please Note: Images shown are for illustrative purposes only. Specific rental car models may vary in availability and features such as passenger seating, luggage capacity, mileage and equipment. 

The compact car offers good fuel efficiency and ease of driving and parking in busy areas. Reserve now and get low rental rates on a compact car rental from Drive Barbados rent a car.

Driver requirements

Meet the Minimum Age 21

Valid Driver’s License with two years driving experience

Valid credit card

What is a subcompact rent a car

Compact sedan cars are the next group up from small cars.

Subcompact cars have seating for up to four passengers with enough luggage space to fit one large and one small bag. Fuel is estimated to be 23 mpg in town and 32 mpg on highways.

Compact car hire is more suited for city travel and short adventures. A compact car can give plenty of room for those looking for a perfect means of transportation for a family vacation or sightseeing travel with friends.

Economy Hatchback
Compact sedan car

What is the difference between economy and compact rental car?

The main difference is the size of the vehicles.

A subcompact car is typically a hatchback or small sedan. A compact rental car will offer more room and fit oversized items in your trunk, like large suitcases.

These vehicle classes are generally affordable to rent and drive (offering excellent fuel efficiency). Mini compact cars size is less than the average SUV size and suitable for four passengers

Benefits of compact rental car in Barbados

Reliable, comfortable, easy to drive, perfect for a family with small children

We offer the most competitive prices for our compact rental cars. budget- friendly rental offers and fuel-efficient 

Good visibility around – both front and rear, eliminating blind spots. No big blind spots when backing up.

Free cancellations on most bookings and no hidden charges or credit card fees

Why rent a compact sedan car from Drive Barbados

Sightsee this beautiful island in comfort at your own pace. When you rent a compact sedan like Toyota Corolla, you’re getting a comfortable and practical everyday budget-friendly.

A reliable and later model makes your holiday rental car experience much more enjoyable and convenient if needed.

Whether you’re planning for your first Barbados car rental holiday or coming back because you fell in love with the island. Our fuel-efficient compact sedan will offer you reliability and smooth, hassle-free driving.

The medium sedan is suitable for any budget and occasion.

A sedan has more seating and trunk space than a smaller car, and it’s cheaper than SUVs.

Make a booking and pick up your compact car rental at any convenient locations island wide, including Barbados airport, hotel or guest houses locations.

Most popular rental car type

Barbados has several car rentals, including the Hyundai I10, Kia Picanto and the Chevrolet Spark. The most widely used rental car in Barbados is economy. Still, Compact sedans are also often selected from any car rental company.

  • An International Driver’s Permit (IDP) is not required for drivers from most countries to rent a car in Bridgetown, Barbados. However, please provide your valid driver’s license from your country of origin and not copy it with you. Get a mandatory visitor’s permit to drive and renting a car 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 rental agencies throughout Barbados.
  • The letter P designates accessible parking areas within town limits. On most roads, you’re free to park outside of city limits. Make sure to always use well-lit areas for safety.
  • Suppose you’re renting a car in Barbados. In that case, it’s best to avoid rush-hour traffic on the island heading towards Bridgetown between 6:30 am and 8:30 am and out of Bridgetown between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm weekdays. It is essential to remember this when you’re on the road or have appointments to keep.
  • Apart from ABC Highway, most roads in Barbados consist of one lane in either direction. Most country roads are poorly lit, so be careful when driving at night. Despite its small size, driving is not unusual to find oneself lost when driving on an island. For first-time visitors, it is especially true. So renting a GPS is a good investment or having some data on your mobile phone using the Google Maps app.
  • Consider taking a taxi for Barbados car rental locations outside the airport as prices usually include a kiosk fee.
  • Local drivers honk or beep their horns in greeting.
  • Speed limits: vary from various points along minor roads to highways in Barbados, so pay attention to the speed limit signs.

ABC Highway/Spring Garden Highway 80 km/h 50 mi/h
Rural areas 60 km/h 37 mi/h
town/city areas 40 km/h 25 mi/h

Travel Information

Flag

Barbados

Capital

Bridgetown

Language

English

Country code

+1 246

Currency

Bajan dollar (BBD)

Drive on

Left Side like you would in the UK.

Time Zone

UTC: -4

Customer reviews for rental cars Barbados

Stuart Tippleston

5/5

2 reviews

6 Months ago

We visit this restaurant each year when we are on tour. Great food and drinks, not rum shop rates but quality very good and service excellent. We’ll be back next year.

FAQs about economy car rentals barbados

Barbados is a fascinating country. The island is small enough that all places are easily accessible via car. Unfortunately, many tourists visiting Barbados underestimate the island’s attractions. Getting a compact rental car from a reputable car rental company is a hassle-free way to explore your surrounding. Whether to go to the best beaches along the scenic coastline or look for adventures.

It is simply renting a car in Barbados. Many rental car companies offer unlimited miles, delivery and pickup free and many other valuable details ranging from baby seat information.

Choose an economical car. The small car generally cost the least, but they are usually most likely to be booked. For example, Chevrolet Spark ($59 per day), Compact ($65 per day)

You can expect a compact car rental in Barbados to pay on average around US$99 per day, which includes unlimited miles, insurance and permit with the rental. But, of course, the cost of discount car rental rates in a sedan will depend on your travel dates, drop-off and pickup location, and the type of vehicle you need.

No. However, we deliver your rental car at Grantley Adams if you request. We will meet you at the arrival hall exit and walk with you to your hire car and arrange the rental process, and off you go.

Map of Car rental locations

Most popular car rental locations in barbados we serve

We offer car rental service in the following areas

  • Capital City Bridgetown car rentals
  • St Lawrence Gap car rentals
  • Oistins car rentals
  • Speightstown car rentals
  • Hastings car rentals
  • Worthing car rentals
  • Bridgetown Grantley Adams Airport car rentals
  • Holetown car rentals

Ways to enter Barbados

Grantley Adams Airports. The Barbados Airport, also known as the GAIA airport, is the access point to the Barbados international airport.

The airport is known for flights by 15 airlines linking it to destinations throughout the Caribbean and in the US, Canada and Germany.

The airport is located in the southeast of Barbados, just 30 minutes drive from its capital Bridgetown. Therefore, it is easy to travel to any part of the island.

The Villages At Coverley, Christ Church

Car rental locations near Barbados airport, we serve

The Villages At Coverley, Christ Church

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