The Bahamas car hire

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Cheap car hire in The Bahamas

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Top tips for hiring a car in The Bahamas

  • When driving with children, infants under 20 pounds must sit in a rear-facing child seat, while those between 20 and 40 pounds must be placed in a convertible car seat. Booster seats are required for those kids over 40 pounds but under 54 inches in height. Car agencies will certainly charge to provide child seats, so consider bringing your own if you’re traveling with young children.
  • All international visitors should know that you will need a valid driver’s license and an International Driver’s Permit to rent a car in The Bahamas, except for US and UK visitors, who only need a valid driver’s license for any visit that does not exceed three months’ duration. Any extended stays in the country will require the need for a Bahamian driver’s license.
  • Although the major centers of Nassau and Providence have good public transportation links, areas outside of these are not as fortunate. Public transportation does not run around the clock as in most major US cities, so renting a car in The Bahamas is not a bad idea if you are traveling outside the big towns, and may be cheaper than using a taxi service over long distances.
  • Unless you only need a rental car for a specific purpose, it makes sense to pick one up at the airport when you arrive in the country. The Bahamas adopts the "One-Way Car Rental" policy, so if you rent a car for the day on Grand Bahama Island, you can return it to the airport in Nassau before your flight home.
  • Book your car hire in The Bahamas at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in The Bahamas are around 46% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in The Bahamas

  • What is the most popular car hire in The Bahamas?

    Mini (Kia Picanto or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in The Bahamas.

  • What is the best car hire company in The Bahamas?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in The Bahamas is Budget (6.4, 50 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in The Bahamas?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in The Bahamas?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in The Bahamas are Nassau (50% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in The Bahamas) and Freeport (50%).

  • What is driving like in The Bahamas?

    Drivers in The Bahamas use the left side of the road, and you can use maps or rent a GPS system to help you get around the country. Cars must be parked in the direction of oncoming traffic within 1.5 ft of the sidewalk, but you cannot park within 15 ft of a corner. Additionally, there are no toll bridges in The Bahamas, so no extra coins or electronic passes are necessary.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in The Bahamas?

    In The Bahamas, the legal age to rent a car is 21, and you need to have a valid driver’s license that you’ve had for at least one year. But be aware that there is a daily fee of between $25 and $50 for all drivers under the age of 25 using rental cars. For seniors who plan on renting cars while on holiday in The Bahamas, you should inquire if there are any age limitations before you make a reservation.

  • How much does petrol cost in The Bahamas?

    In The Bahamas, the price per liter is about $1.32 (compared to $0.80 per liter in the US). Also, while there are plenty of stations in the capital, most petrol pumps are only open between 7:00 am and 7:00 pm, so be mindful to fill up the tank when setting out on extended trips.

  • What are the speed limits in The Bahamas?

    Anyone intending to rent a car in The Bahamas should know that the legal speed limit to be observed is 32 km/h (or 20 mph) in towns and 80 km/h (or 50 mph) on highways, unless otherwise indicated. As these speeds are much slower than the US average, you should exercise due caution when driving on the roads.

Car hire directory

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in The Bahamas

    7 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in The Bahamas

    4 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in The Bahamas

    2 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in The Bahamas

    2 Locations

  • drivegreen

    Drive Green Car Rentals car hire locations in The Bahamas

    2 Locations

  • flexways

    FlexWays car hire locations in The Bahamas

    2 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in The Bahamas

    2 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in The Bahamas

    1 Location

Good to know

Most popular car type

Mini

When to book a rental car in The Bahamas

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Car hire locations in The Bahamas

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.