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Barbados Car Hire - Compare Award-Winning Car Rental

Pre-book your Barbados car hire, with prices starting from just £34.99 per day with FREE cancellations*

Beach in Barbados

When you think of Barbados, it's a safe assumption you'll think of a Caribbean island paradise, drenched in sun, with golden beaches and crystal clear waters. You'd be absolutely right. When it comes to paradise islands, you'll struggle to find anywhere better than Barbados.

But past the sun, sea and sand, there's more than meets the eye with this Caribbean island.

Barbados has two distinct moods; day and night. By day you can relax by the pool, or on the beach sipping a cocktail, or enjoying some fantastic local foods, experiencing some of the finest seafood in the world. As the sun goes down, and entirely new scene lights up. The beaches become awash with torches and celebrations. The nightlife on this island is simply astounding, and something you should experience at least once in your life. It's no surprise that holidaymakers make this pilgrimage back to the island time after time.

With Barbados Car Hire, you can experience all this beautiful island has to offer, your own way and at your own pace. The majority of the island is readily accessible by car, so hire a vehicle and immerse yourself in Barbadian culture.

Our car hire comparison engine allows you to select from pick-up and drop-off locations across Barbados, all you have to do is decide where to start.

3 steps to cheap car hire

  • Search - fill out your details above and click search to compare
  • Select - choose the car you want to hire
  • Book - with our secure payment system

How it Works

Once your payment has been authorised you will receive an email confirmation with your booking reference number. Keep all the information on your booking confirmation handy as you will need it along with your other documents when you collect the car at your destination. We also have a useful checklist to make sure you have everything you need before you set off.

If you wish to speak to an advisor, you can contact our dedicated car hire team on 0800 804 7362. Alternatively you can contact us online here with any queries you may have.

If you're looking simply for transportation to your resort, Holiday Extras provides great deals on resort transfers. As well as this, you can take also out holiday insurance, giving you further peace of mind should you run into any unforeseen problems.

At Holiday Extras we want to make your trip as hassle free as possible, so you can hit the road happy. If you're flying from a UK airport, we could help you save up to 60% on airport parking, airport hotels and airport lounges, too.

Barbados car rental locations

With our car hire comparison you can search all across Barbados, including, airports, train stations, ports and city centres, so you can be sure to find a location close to your destination.

Most airports will have car rental desks located in the arrivals terminal, alternatively you may be met by your car hire representative or need to take a shuttle bus to their office. This information will be presented to you as you compare different car hire options for your destination and again with your confirmation email.

Other rental locations

If you are picking up your holiday car rental from any other location in Barbados, it is important that you are aware of the correct rental location and opening times, especially as some larger cities will have multiple car hire sites. Your booking confirmation should provide all the necessary address and contact details, if there is any confusion you should call your particular car hire company.

*The prices quoted are based on one driver, aged 25, with a full UK driving licence hiring a car for 3 days, picking-up and dropping-off at Grantley Adams International Airport. Prices correct at time of writing. Subject to change according to availability. Free cancellation applies to most rentals up to 48 hours before pick up, however some suppliers may charge. Please check supplier terms and conditions carefully.

Driving on Barbados' roads**

Here are few local laws and customs that you may find useful when driving in Barbados. This is a rough guide and should be used in conjunction with the terms and conditions stipulated by your car hire company, as well as your own research about driving laws in Barbados.

  • Right hand drive - drive on the left-hand side of the road, overtake on the right.
  • Seatbelt - Barbadian law requires all car occupants to wear a seatbelt.
  • Children under 5 - Must use the appropriate child seat for the vehicle.
  • Petrol Stations - Petrol Stations can be found liberally throughout Barbados, including in and around Bridgetown, and along the highways of the island. Most petrol stations are open 24 hours a day.
  • Mobile phones - It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving, unless using an approved handsfree kit.
  • Toll Roads - There are no toll roads in Barbados

Speed limits

  • Major carriageways - 80kph
  • Rural areas - 60kph
  • Built up areas/cities - 40kph

Drinking and driving

There is no blood/alcohol limit in Barbados, however there are heavy penalties for driving without due care and attention, which can vary from a fine to prison time. We recommend you do not drink and drive, the same as you would in the UK.

Driving licence

Important Information - Changes to the UK Driving Licence

UK driving licenceIt is compulsory to carry an International Driving Permit (IDP) when driving in Barbados. Make sure you have secured one before you leave the UK

Passport - You will also be required to carry your full UK driver's licence at all times, and well as your insurance documents.

Mobile phone use

The Barbadian law does not allow the use of mobile phones while driving unless you are using an approved hands-free kit..

Other things to know

The numbers for the emergency services are: Ambulance 511, Police 211 and Fire Service 311.

**This information should be considered as a broad overview of things to remember when hiring a car. It is therefore very important that you read the rental terms and conditions and associated policies for your own specific policy as well as doing your own research into the motoring laws of the country in which you will be driving.