Whether you are coming to Antigua for business or to indulge in all the sun, sea, and sand that the island has to offer, renting a car is always the best option compared to hiring a taxi or using public transportation. Some of the advantages of renting a car in Antigua include flexibility and the ability to explore the island fully on your terms.
In this article, we will touch on all aspects of car rental Antigua such as prices, contact information, and of course expert’s advice on the best Antigua car rental.
Why you should rent a car in Antigua?
There is no better way to enjoy your stay overseas than having access to a private vehicle. Most likely, you have plans of visiting a few of the 365 white-sand beaches in Antigua and Barbuda and you should not have to feel uncomfortable while trying to relax. Renting a car gives you the ability to travel on your own schedule with no waiting periods or instances of delay. You will generally be able to discover more and get the local feel of driving yourself around. If you are in Antigua and Barbuda on business or plan to relocate indefinitely, renting a car is a great option until you can purchase one. You will be able to travel between destinations at a shorter time than public transportation.
Being flexible means you don’t have to worry about public transportation schedules or hunt for taxis in St.John’s city. You also can go to the places that public transportation doesn’t go to or will charge you ridiculous prices for. You deserve to see every inch of beauty that Antigua has to offer. There are no public transports that operate for 24 hours in Antigua and in the event of needing to leave your home after hours, you will be able to do so stress-free if you have a rental car.
In Antigua, there are a variety of car rental agencies offering all types of vehicles from posh to budget-friendly. The average price for rental cars in Antigua is about US$50, The prices may be more for larger vehicles like minibusses and large jeeps as well as offroad vehicles. Renting a car for the duration of your stay may benefit you more instead of renting by days. Relocate Antigua will consider your budget and your preference before getting you the best rental car that fits your needs and your budget.
Where to rent your car?
If you would like to start exploring the moment you land, you should plan ahead and give us a call. We will take care of everything and deliver your car to you at Antigua airport or St. Johns cruise port. Other options include renting from agencies at the airport or your hotel or resort. Whatever you decide, we will be there to guide you through your car rental Antigua procedure.
When to rent your car?
We strongly recommend reserving your rental car sooner than later. As part of our booking and reservation service, we will manage your car rental procedure way before you land in Antigua. Although last-minute rentals are possible on the island, it is generally wiser to book in advance. Be sure to do your homework as well and shop around before picking an agency. When you choose Relocate Antigua, you will be given assurance of quality rental vehicles that will fit your needs and your budget. Give us a call in advance.
Antigua car rental prices
On average, it costs US$50 per day to rent cars in Antigua but there are cheaper agencies with lower rates. Budget-friendly agencies like TG Car rentals and Budget car rental have rates as low as US$28-US$35 for small cars. Medium-sized vehicles cost between US$40 and US$50 and larger ones go as high as US$80.
Most agencies have attractive deals such as 2, 3, or 7-day bundle deals, allowing for more savings. Some agencies also charge higher fees based on age- higher rates for drivers under the age of 25.
Some of the major requirements for renting a car in Antigua include:
- Meet the renting agency’s minimum age requirement
- Have a valid driver’s license. To gain an Antiguan driver’s license you must apply at the Antigua Transport Board department located in Herberts Village. Relocate Antigua will also take care of this for you, just let us know and we will get it done.
- Present valid identification at the time of booking and picking up your car.
- Provide the required deposit amount to the agency ahead of picking up your car.
Antigua traffic rules
- Drive on the left side of the road.
- The speed limit in Antigua is exactly 20 mph in built-up areas but 40 mph when driving on open roads.
- Pedestrians on “zebra crossing” always have right of way
- When turning at the intersection, drivers must give way to pedestrians who are crossing the street.
- Use of mobile phones while driving is prohibited and punishable by the law.
- Overtaking at a pedestrian crossing, road junction, corner, and hills is strongly prohibited and punishable by the law.
- Drivers must immediately give way to police, ambulance, and fire engine vehicles in traffic when they have blue flashing lights.
- Drivers must give way to traffic coming from the right unless road marking indicates otherwise.
- It is not permitted to reverse from the side of the road onto the main road.
Traffic and road network
The main roads in Antigua are in average to good condition with a few being in poor condition. There are a variety of stoplights and most roads have directional guides. The major traffic comes and goes out of St.John, with the peaks of traffic being in the morning between 6 and 9 am and in the afternoon between 4 and 6 pm.
With multiple benefits like comfort, convenience, and a wide variety of budget-friendly options, renting a car in Antigua is a great idea for any situation whether on vacation or business. Relocate Antigua car and chauffeur service is fully equipped and prepared to offer you the best car rental Antigua services.
We will take care of everything from finding you a car to dealing with all the necessary paperwork. We work with the best car rental companies on Antigua and will guide you to find the best solution for your needs. Give us a call today! Get in touch with us for more information regarding driving in Antigua and sightseeing tips.
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