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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Spark 3d or similar
Chevrolet Spark 3d
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$67.97 / per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Spark Lite or similar
Chevrolet Spark Lite
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals
$68.12 / per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$70.55 / per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Drive-A-Matic Car Rentals
$71.10 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Economy
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Direct Car Rentals
$73.77 / per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Direct Car Rentals
$73.77 / per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Economy
Chevrolet Spark or similar
Chevrolet Spark
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$74.32 / per day
Bridgetown Airport Car Rental
Compact
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Ace Rent a car
$75.52 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Our Customers Reviews

March 14, 2019
Roads are not great, so pay attention to road conditions. Beautiful Island with many sights to see. Especially liked the beaches, the wildlife sanctuary and the Mount Gay Rum distillery tour.
March 13, 2019
For visiting attractions and touring the island definitely need a car and essential as we were staying out of town If on the west or south coast and stick to the pool / beach only then not so important - buses are generally frequent and cheap
March 10, 2019
Love the food and culture
February 18, 2019
I’m not a fan of Bridgetown as I don’t like big cities but I would highly recommend exploring the island and visiting Bathsheba, Huntes Gardens, Speightstown, various west coast beaches (where there is no seaweed!)
February 17, 2019
We stayed in the east side so having a car was invaluable. East coast worth a visit. The caves at the north point of island was a good experience too
January 5, 2019
very busy and very hot. best to go early by car as parking can be difficult later in the day.
January 4, 2019
The first thing is obviously they drive on the left side of the road. It takes a little time to get used to that if you are from the US. Also when you are at a turn or un-controlled intersection the other drivers may flash you with their headlights which means "go ahead" so you have to get used to that as well. In general it is nice to have a car if you want to travel around the island or see some of the tourist sites (like Harrison's cave.) Although a lot of the roads have potholes and may not be in good shape. Some of the side streets will have cars parked on both sides. I would strongly recommend using public transportation if you are headed to Oistens for the Friday fish fry as it is very difficult to drive through and park your car. Also tough to park in some of the primary areas of Bridgetown.
December 27, 2018
Don’t park your rental car on the street even if everybody else is parked there. The streets are very crowded. Otherwise it was a great way to see the island at our own pace.
December 17, 2018
Renting a car is easy in Bridgetown. The freedom it gives you to visit the whole Island of Barbados is fantastic. Don’t miss out on visiting the east coast - not to be missed.
December 9, 2018
I stay at sandals Barbados and I will recommend it to go ,Bridgetown is lovely great to shop
December 6, 2018
Watch out for pot holes, and be careful & don’t hurry 😎
November 18, 2018
Renting a car is a must to getting around at your own pace and time, driving is easy in Barbados and the locals are very respectful drivers, visited St James area, Bridgetown, getting around various beaches and parking is a breeze.
October 14, 2018
We rented the car straight from the airport. The signs in Barbados are very random and it takes a while to get the hang of the major and minor roads. We used the Waze App for directions which worked well. We found driving in Barbados safe and pretty easy.
October 13, 2018
We actually had the car delivered to us at The Crane in St. Phillips, which was great. We have been to Barbados many times and always enjoy driving around and revisiting some of our favourite places, namely Huntes gardens (an absolute must visit place it it stunning), Andromeda gardens, Barbados Wildlife Reserve - make sure you go for 2pm feeding time it is an absolute delight to see all the monkeys and other animals eating together. Codrington College is another lovely place to visit. We particularly like driving around the East Coast as it is more rugged and lush with amazing vegetation and the wonderful Bathsheba beach and Barclay Park drive. There is also a great watering hole up there - The Round House.
September 13, 2018
Great to have the freedom to explore Barbados - car rental with Direct Car is excellent
July 13, 2018
I found it altogether a fine city and Barbados a lovely friendly place.
June 26, 2018
All good, hence i'm a regular visitor

Travel information

Language
English
Currency
BBD
Country code
+1 246
Average car rental length
10 days
Economy car rental price
$83.68 / per day
Traffic direction
Left-hand
Speed limit out of town
80 km/h
50 mi/h
Speed limit within town
60 km/h
37 mi/h

Why rent a car in Bridgetown?

Bridgetown is a great place to explore if you have your own ride. You can compare its older quarters with more modern parts of the city, find hidden gems outside the main tourist areas, and, given the accessible size of the island of Barbados, even explore all of the rest of the country.

Bridgetown Car Rental

Top ways to enter Bridgetown

  • Bridgetown Airport: Also known as Grantley Adams Airport in honour of the country’s first prime minister, the only international airport of Barbados is among the 10 busiest in the Caribbean Islands. Located just outside the city center, it is served by around 15 different airlines.
  • By sea: If you’re arriving in Bridgetown by a ferry or a cruise ship, you can conveniently pick up a rental car at Bridgetown Cruise Terminal.

Useful city facts

  • The island enjoys a warm, tropical climate. The air temperatures are nearly identical throughout the year, the average rarely dropping below 25 °C  (77 °F) or exceeding 30 °C  (86 °F). The big difference is in the precipitation - the months from December to May are relatively dry while from June to November its very humid.
  • The island got its name from a bridge built by the island’s original Arawak population that allowed them to cross a swamp in the area that is now Bridgetown. Although the indigenous heritage is still important to the people of Barbados, nowadays the city is often referred to simple as ‘the Town’.

Top destinations and activities

  1. Garrison Historic Area. Also known as St. Ann’s Garrison of simply The Garrison, this historic part of the city is home to a number of landmarks, from George Washington House (where the first U.S. president visited in 1751) to the island’s horse racetrack and St. Ann’s Fort. 
  2. Barbados Museum. Barbados has a diverse and fascinating history that you can learn about in this museum that’s located in the former British Military Prison. The museum’s many collections tell the story of Barbados from the island’s ancient geological past and the cultures of its indigenous inhabitants to the arrival of European colonizers and African slaves and the national independence that was achieved in 1966. 
  3. Careenage. Bridgetown’s old port is now one of its hippest parts, thanks to bars, restaurants, and galleries located in old warehouses. Go on a long and relaxed walk, and if you know you won’t be driving anymore on the night of your visit, sample the island’s number one source of pride, its delicious rum.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Barbados drives on the left side.
  • Unless indicated otherwise, the speed limit on all roads in Barbados are 60 km/h (37 mph), except for the ABC Highway and the Spring Garden Highway where the speed limit 80 km/h (50 mph).
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • Although Bridgetown is not a large city, the capital and the roads near it might experience some traffic jams, especially in the mornings and evening. It is better to avoid driving during those hours.
  • Many highways, even inside population centers, do not have sidewalks, so you’ll be sharing the road with pedestrians and cyclists. Keep that in mind and be extra careful when driving after dark. 
  • While the main highways are in good shape, some regional and rural roads might have damaged surface or even potholes.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The general emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112. The police number is 100, the ambulance number is 166, and the fire brigade number is 199.

Toll roads

Although there have been some plans to introduce a toll road system, as of 2019 there are no toll roads in Barbados.

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Scuba-diving. You can do all kinds of water sports in Barbados, but nothing beats the amazing scuba diving opportunities that you find here. From training courses for beginners to challenging dives for pros, the ocean and its flora and fauna are fascinating explore. Many of the best dives are located near Bridgetown, in Oistins and in Speightstown. 
  • Andromeda Gardens. There are many botanic gardens in the highlands of Central Eastern Barbados, with Andromeda Gardens arguably the most spectacular ones. Go on a long walk and explore the fascinating species of plants, flowers, birds, and animals that live here, many of them endemic to the island.
  • Harrison’s Cave. Famous for its mysterious caverns, stalactites and stalagmites, and accesses by a subterranean tramway, Harrison’s Cave is one of the most impressive landmarks of Barbados. Located in the uplands of Barbados, Harrison’s Cave is just around 30 minutes drive northeast of Bridgetown.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental cars in Bridgetown are the Hyundai i10, the Chevrolet Spark, and the Suzuki Swift. The most popular rental car types are Economy, Mini, and Compact. It is generally not a bad idea to pick a smaller car as many roads on the island are quite narrow.

Further destinations

  • More Barbados. Barbados is a small country and you can be forgiven for thinking it only takes a couple of days to see all that it has to offer. But stick around longer, leave the capital, visit the villages and the jungle, and you’ll soon discover that its best kept secrets are even more stunning than the usual tourist areas, especially if appreciated at a slower pace.
  • Martinique. There’s no ferry to the nearby French-speaking island, but you can fly to Martinique and then pick up your rental car at Fort-de-France Airport. Its rugged volcanic landscape and unique traditions make it a fascinating place to explore. Martinique is an overseas territory of France and a part of the European Union (EU), so before traveling there make sure you have your entry documents in order.
  • Saint Vincent and Grenadines. It’s a bold claim in the Caribbean, but many travelers claim that Saint Vincent and Grenadines beat all the other places in the region when it comes to natural beauty. There is no ferry service between Barbados and Saint Vincent, but there are frequent flights, so why not travel there and find out for yourself? Before going, make sure you have your entry documents in order.

How can I save money on my rental car?

These are some of the tricks to get the best deal:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Bridgetown is the cheapest in October when renting a car is 60% cheaper than the yearly average and unbelievable 75% cheaper than renting a vehicle in March.

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Bridgetown?

Car rental prices in Bridgetown vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Bridgetown
$73.38
January
$76.39
February
$90.38
March
$71.71
April
$40.43
May
$45.38
June
$41.34
July
$41.34
August
$29.16
September
$21.29
October
$65.02
November
$60.81
December
The best month to rent a car in Bridgetown is October (when prices for an Economy class start from $21.29). This is 61% cheaper than the yearly average and 76% cheaper than renting in March (when rental prices start at $90.38 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Bridgetown?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in May, travelers rent a car for an average of 11 days, in January, the average rental period is 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Bridgetown
6
January
6
February
7
March
6
April
11
May
8
June
9
July
8
August
7
September
8
October
6
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Bridgetown?

While travelers visit Bridgetown year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is January, and the least popular is June.
Bridgetown Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
148%
January
113%
February
83%
March
69%
April
59%
May
51%
June
116%
July
122%
August
96%
September
89%
October
144%
November
110%
December

Top 2 Locations near Bridgetown

Top 2 Best Bridgetown Suppliers in 2019

SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.7
+1-246-4348440
Christ Church
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
001 246 434 8440 / 001 246 422 3000 / 001 877 822 3872
Airport Access Rd, Grantely Adams International Airport, BB16000, Christ Church

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