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Cheap Car Rental Jamaica

Right under Cuba, right of Mexico and left of Haiti lays Jamaica. An archipelago of islands between the USA and south America. A great holiday island with many sight seeing places and things to discover, especially by rental car. Please check out our cheap rental prices for Jamaica by doing a quote.

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  • All Locations for Jamaica

    • Kingston Norman Manley Airport [KIN]
    • Montego Bay Sangster Airport [MBJ]
    • Kingston
    • Montego Bay
  • Car rental companies in Jamaica

    • Island Jamaica
      Island Jamaica
    • Metro Car Jamaica
      Metro Car Jamaica
    • Prospective Jamaica
      Prospective Jamaica
    • Danjor Jamaica
      Danjor Jamaica
    • Classique Car Rentals Jamaica
      Classique Car Rentals Jamaica
    • Europcar Jamaica
      Europcar Jamaica
    • Alamo Jamaica
      Alamo Jamaica
    • Sixt Jamaica
      Sixt Jamaica
    • Nu car Jamaica
      Nu car Jamaica
    • Right Cars Jamaica
      Right Cars Jamaica
  • Useful Links for Jamaica Car Rental

Touring the Magnificent Jamaica with a Rental Car

Jamaica is officially known as the Commonwealth of Jamaica and it is the fourth largest Island nation among the Greater Antilles nations. It is also rated as the fifth largest nation in the Caribbean. The country was once under the rule of the Spanish, but it became an English colony in the year 1655, under the present name Jamaica. Jamaica is an Island with a rich history, plenty of natural sceneries, villages and towns, and so much more for its visitors.

What are the country’s entry requirements and Customs?

If you are a U.S or Canadian citizen, you do not need a passport to enter Jamaica. All you need is prove that you are indeed a permanent resident of these countries. Any other visitors, British included need valid passports with a minimum of 6 months validity period. There are immigration cards that visitors get issued with at the airport, and you need to keep it safely, because you have to surrender it when it comes to leaving the country.

Can I rent a car in Jamaica?

There are plenty of cheap car hire services providers in Jamaica, so if you would like to rent a car and tour the Island in style, you can easily access the services. The good news is that there are plenty of international car rental companies where you can get services from, and you can even hire a car online. These companies do not specialize in car rental alone, but you can also rent a motorcycle. To be on the safe side, it is important that you make a car rental reservation in advance, especially in the high season. Other transport means in Jamaica include;

  • Bicycles
  • Trains
  • Buses and trams
  • Taxis
  • Motorcycles

What is the official language of Jamaica?

Jamaica uses English as its official language. However, a combination of English and several other African languages, known as Patois is widely used. It is mainly used in rural settings, but it is rapidly gaining popularity in urban centers as well. Most Jamaicans understand and speak Patois.

What about currency?

The currency used in Jamaica is known as the Jamaican dollar. If you would like to pay for some given services like car rental, food, taxis among other things, it is best to have some Jamaican dollars with you. Make an effort to exchange your cash at reputable banks and authorized currency exchange bureaus.

Is it worth visiting Jamaica?

Jamaica is an island rich in tourist destinations. If you have plans to tour the country, go right ahead, you will not get disappointed. There are outstanding tourists’ attractions including;

The canopy tour

An adrenaline-charged zipline is a tour where you get to see trees that are 45 feet tall. This is where you can swing through the thick canopy. If you want that thrill of riding through picturesque canopies of a tropical paradise, make a point of joining this great tour. You also enjoy scenic nature walks.

Dunns River Fall/Ocho Rios shopping Tours

Ocho Rios has emerged a paradise for shoppers, and it boasts of the world famous Dunns River falls. You get the opportunity to tour the numerous craft markets in this unique town, before finally proceeding to see the breathtaking Dunns River Fall that cascade 600 ft (180m) into the sea.

Ocho Rios Dolphin encounter

You get an opportunity to swim in the deep waters for 30 minutes with a dolphin, after a briefing and introduction from expert resident trainers.

Car rental tips for Jamaica

Traffic rules in Jamaica

Traffic moves on the left side of the road, overtaking is on the right.
Speed limits are: in towns 50 km per hour; in open roads 80 km per hour; on highway 110 km per hour.
It is not permitted to stop on a main road; within 15 meter of a road junction; at or nearer than 12 meter from traffic lights, pedestrian crossings, fire hydrant, bus stop, hospital or school entrance; on hump back bridge.
 

Additional information

Most roads are narrow, and a lot of roads are in por conditions without signage. Foreign drivers should be very cautious on roads and always watch out for people walking on the road or incoming cars driving in the middle of the road.
Heavy rains can occur at any time of the year and frequently leave roads imposible to pass. Drivers should check weather conditions from the media.
During crab season, all roads near the ocean are filled with land crabs crossing the streets to get to the ocean.
 

Additional driver

Extra driver/s can be added to the rental agreement at an additional cost. All drivers must be present at the time of pick up and all must have valid driving licenses.
 

Hotel delivery/collection

Additional charge for having the vehicle delivered and or collected from a hotel address. Hotel delivery address must be advised when making the booking. Delivery is free of charge within 1 mile of main office in Kingston.

Popular Jamaica car rental and car hire locations

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Rental Car Reviews

See below last 5 customer reviews. Our customers rated Jamaica Car Rental with an average of 9.38 based on 26 ratings.

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Good Experience

Car went great, staff friendly and efficient, would recommend.

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Trouble Free

Very quick, very friendly, good car.

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Great Customer Experience

I was very happy and satisfied with car rental experience, customer service was the best ever, island car rental in kingston jamaica is the best , they go above and beyond to make your rental a memorable one.i will be using island car rental and will recommend them to everyone. derrick williams from canada.1/2/2017

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Great!

Everything was good.

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Did The Job Fine ! Price Was Good Too!

Staff was friendly and pick up and drop off was all good !rncar was good however one tire worn out bad , some front end noise too, nothing serious though, returning the car was fast and i had put a small scratch on front bumper and there was one already there too, he didn't push it, he let me go, nice guy really was. thanks buddy ! i will rent there again if the price is as good as it was . good job boys !