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Renting a car from Drive Barbados

You’re searching for some transportation, but you need to find a rental car that works well for your situation.

There are different vehicles for different types of people and activities. Therefore, it’s essential to figure out what you need before looking at the car rental selections.

A mini-van might be the best solution for travelling with children since it has a seating room and extra storage space to fit the whole family’s luggage.

On the other hand, SUVs might be the right choice if you plan off-roading or long distance without many stops.

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Drive Barbados rent a car is a family-owned company that offers clean, well-maintained, reliable vehicles. At an affordable price agreeable to your budget for business or pleasure on the island.

Choose from a late-model range of rental car options for competitive rental rate deals, including fuel-efficient economy, compact sedans, fun mini moke, jeeps, or family mini-vans!

Cheap Rental Car in Barbados

Mini Moke Convertible

Kia Moke (open top) or simila

Mini Moke Kia Picanto vehicle to rent in Barbados


Chevrolet Spark, Hyundai I10, or similar

Hyundai i10 hatchback car for rent in Barbados

Compact vehicles

Toyota Corolla or similar

Toyota Corolla compact sedan car for rent in Barbados

Seven Seater Mini van

Toyota Noah Liteace van or similar
Toyota Noah minivan 7 seater vehicle for rent in Barbados

Soft-top Jeep

Suzuki Jimny Jeep (Soft Top) or similar

Suzuki Jimny soft top jeep for rent in Barbados

Please Note: Vehicles shown are for illustrative purposes only. Specific rental car models may vary in availability and features.

Rental cars at Drive Barbados includes the following service package free of cost:

your rental car waiting and ready for you upon arrival

budget friendly for your Barbados holiday.

explore and see the beauty of the entire island instead of looking at how many km’s you drove

we provide detailed maps of the island and directions to their destination

Optional extras included with your rental cars price (free of charge)


¼ tank of gas

Enough to reach your destination


Infant child Seat

free of charge when you hire a car for 28 days and over, affordable otherwise


Issue of Visitors permit

Let us take care of the entire process


Additional driver

Spouse can be added as an additional driver at no additional cost, release the stress from your journey when travelling with your partner

Our Valued Customer's Review

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Anton Giulio La Corte

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good car in the category we requested, fast effective communication, face to face meeting at the airport when we arrived (zero queue), electronic payment by credit card just as usual. I wish the main well known car rental companies were always this good!

FAQs about renting a car in Barbados

Answers to our most common questions about the types of car rental

In one word ‘no’. However, we take care of our vehicles. They are well maintained, clean and regularly serviced. Our fleet of modern vehicles for hire includes fuel-efficient fun to drive mini moke, soft top Jimny jeep, air-conditioned compact sedans, and mini-vans for the family. Reliable fleet and unbeatable rental rates suited for every budget

Our priority is to have up-to-date cars, well-maintained, reliable and above all else clean. We follow COVID 19 cleaning guidelines for all our rental cars.

Hiring vehicles is a simple process when dealing with a reputable company such as Drive Barbados. Most car rental companies in Barbados do offer unlimited mileage, free delivery and or pick up. Driving in Barbados is well worth it, particularly when you want to explore this beautiful island in its entirety. 

Leasing a car will allow you to visit destinations at your own pace and leasure. However, keep in mind that renting a car will be more expensive compared to public transportation in Barbados. The most expensive way to travel in Barbados is a taxi service.

The most widely used rental cars in Barbados are Economy (Hyundai i10 followed by Kia Picanto and Chevrolet Spark). At times, choosing Jimny soft-top  or mini-moke especially for frequent beachgoers is more ideal.

The average cost to rent a car in Barbados is $190 per day. The cheapest rental car in Barbados is a Chevrolet Spark ($60 per day). All the price information mentioned here is approximate. Prices can differ depending on how long you hire the vehicle for, the date booked, and the class of vehicle. Get current car rental quotes here.

Since the island is a popular tourist destination, car rental rates in Barbados may vary according to season and holidays. The most economical month in Barbados for renting a car is May and June. Prices start at US$ 40 for the Economy class car. It costs 25 % cheaper than the year-round average and 40% less expensive than renting a car in December (these rates are near estimates only).

Rest assured Drive Barbados car rental company compares prices regularly so that our vehicle hire rates are always unbeatable.

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

  • Wearing seat belts are required by law (for both traveller and passengers)
  • Using a mobile phone or driving while intoxicated is illegal.
  • Child seats are required for kids below the age of five.
  • The letter P designates accessible parking areas within town limits. On most roads, you’re free to park outside of city limits. Please do make sure to use well-lit areas when parking.
  • Reserve early to get the best-priced rental car for your trip to Barbados.
  • When pressed for time (for example catching a flight at Grantley Adams International Airport), it is better to avoid rush-hour traffic on the island heading towards Bridgetown between 6:30 am and 8:30 am and out of the city between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm on weekdays. 
  • Despite its small size, it is not uncommon to find oneself lost when driving on an island of Barbados. We suggest adding a GPS as additional product when getting a vehicle rental quote  especially for first-time guests. 
  • Many roads around countryside of Barbados are poorly lit at nights, be extra cautious when driving at night.
  • At roundabouts car on the right have way.
  • Speed limits: vary from various points along minor roads to highways in Barbados
    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

Car rental requirements for renting a car in Barbados

Minimum age

For visitors in Barbados is 21 years with motoring experience of two to five years. Rental age limits can differ from company to company. Some rental car suppliers charge a young drivers fee between 21 and 25. If you are over the age of 70, you require a medical certificate to rent a car from a local doctor

Acquire a local driving permit

Before taking possession of the vehicle, 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.

Carry a valid driver's licence

From your country of origin and not a copy. (NO international driver’s permit is required).

Acceptable credit card

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

Security deposit

Will be taken once the car is booked (refundable at the end of your rental)

Barbados largest cities map

Map of Car Rental Locations in Barbados, we serve

Help me find locations where I can rent a car from Drive Barbados.

Most Popular car rental
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(Tip: We provide one-way car rentals without additional cost)

Car rental Locations details at Barbados airport

Grantley Adams International Airport location distance to Bridgetown Barbados

Grantley Adams International airport, Christ Church

Near Barbados Grantley Adams Intl Airport locations we serve

The Villages At Coverley

Airport Information:

GAIA Code: Airport, located in Seawell, Christ Church.

Satnav / GPS coordinates: 13.0801° N, 59.4876° W
Airport’s time zone: GMT –4
Main PBX Phone GAIA: +1 246-536-1302

(P.S. This is NOT the company business number)

Airport car rental 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 vehicle after hours. Please arrange for late returns during business hours.

No airport office: We offer Pickup / Drop off Service from the terminal

airport arrivals area Grantley Adams International Airport GAIA

Directions from the Terminal

Terminal Customers will exit customs and the baggage claim area. One of Drive Barbados’s reps will meet at the airport arrivals hall. Look for a sign with your name type.

Top Attractions in Barbados

Bathsheba beach Bathsheba Barbados
Bathsheba beach Bathsheba Barbados
Barbados Museum Historical Society Bridgetown Barbados
Barbados Museum Historical Society Bridgetown Barbados
Harrisons Cave Allen View Welchman Hall Barbados
Harrisons Cave Allen View Welchman Hall Barbados
Historic Main Guard House clock tower overlooking cannon display in The Garrison, Bridgetown, Barbados
Main Guard Clock Tower, The Garrison, Bridgetown Barbados
Lush greenery embracing the stone ruins of Farley Hill National Park in Saint Peter, Barbados
Discover the enchanting ruins of Farley Hill National Park in Saint Peter, where nature intertwines with history amidst the stone remnants of a bygone era, a serene spot for picnics and cultural exploration in Barbados
Entrance gate of George Washington House, a historical museum in The Garrison, Bridgetown Barbados
George Washington House Museum Entrance The Garrison, Bridgetown Barbados
Pristine Bottom Bay beach in St. Philip, Barbados with turquoise waters, white sands, and swaying palm trees along the rocky coastline
Bottom Bay, a picturesque beach in Barbados, offers a stunning blend of white sandy shores, crystal-clear turquoise waters, and tropical palm trees set against a backdrop of majestic cliffs, embodying a tropical paradise.
View through the archway at Codrington College, Barbados, showcasing the checkered floor and palm-lined path.
Serene Elegance at Codrington College St John Barbados
Secluded sandy beach at Carlisle Bay with clear turquoise waters and scattered green foliage in Bridgetown, Barbados
Serene Carlisle Bay Beach Bridgetown Barbados
Sailboats moored at The Careenage marina under a clear blue sky in Bridgetown, Barbados
Explore The Careenage in Bridgetown, a picturesque marina filled with sailboats, offering leisurely waterfront walks and dining options, reflecting the serene maritime spirit of Barbados.
The Nidhe Israel Synagogue and Museum in Bridgetown, Barbados, with its distinctive pink facade and elegant entrance
Historic Nidhe Israel Synagogue Bridgetown Barbados
Animal Flower Cave North Point St Lucy Barbados
Animal Flower Cave North Point St Lucy Barbados

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