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Castries car hires from R734

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Castries with a pick-up date of 20/5 and drop-off date of 22/5. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Castries car hire information

Pick-up locationCastries
Car typesCompact SUV, Economy
Hire locations25
Airport locations13
Popular agenciesDrive A Matic

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EconomyR734/day
Compact SUVR1 181/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Castries

  • Driving a car hire in Castries gives you the freedom to explore Castries and the rest of Saint Lucia at your own pace. You can visit various attractions, go on day trips to other parts of the island, and discover hidden gems that might not be easily accessible by public transport. There are several beautiful locations you can explore by car, such as Marigot Bay, located just south of Castries, known for its crystal-clear waters and green surroundings. You can enjoy the stunning views, relax on the beach, or indulge in water activities such as kayaking and snorkelling.
  • If you are flying into Saint Lucia, then the closest international airport to Castries is Hewanorra International Airport at Vieux Fort (UVF), which is located about 59 km (37 miles) away. There are several major car hire companies located within the airport for your Castries car hire, including Sixt, Thrifty and Europcar. The car hire desks are located on the Ground Floor of the airport, with Sixt and Thrifty located by the exit and Europcar within the terminal. You can expect the drive from the airport to Castries to take approximately 1h 15 mins, depending on the road conditions.
  • When driving your car hire in Castries, you should be aware that many of the roads in Castries, and throughout Saint Lucia, are poorly maintained and may have potholes, cracks, or uneven surfaces. This can make driving uncomfortable and increase the risk of accidents, especially at higher speeds. The roads in Castries are also often narrow and winding, particularly in hilly or mountainous areas. This can make it difficult to navigate, especially for drivers who are unfamiliar with the area.
  • You should be alert to the fact that some drivers in Castries may exhibit aggressive behaviour, such as speeding, tailgating, or making abrupt lane changes. It's important to stay calm, maintain a safe distance from other vehicles, and be prepared for unexpected manoeuvres from other drivers. Moreover, Castries, and other parts of Saint Lucia, may lack certain traffic infrastructure elements, such as well-marked lanes, traffic lights, or clear signage. This can lead to confusion and increase the risk of accidents, especially for visitors who are not familiar with the area.
  • Book your car hire in Castries at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Castries

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Castries?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Drive A Matic (R734/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Drive A Matic Peninsular Rd Vigie Castries (1 kilometres from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Castries?

    The average price of fuel in Castries is R97,04 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 164 and R1 553, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Castries?

    Mini (Chevrolet Spark or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Castries.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Castries?

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

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Castries?

    A Mini car hire in Castries costs R865 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Castries?

    When booking your car hire in Castries, it's recommended to have a car that is compact and easy to manoeuvre within the city's narrow and winding roads. Small cars are ideal for navigating the often-congested streets and finding parking in the busy city centre. Additionally, a car with good suspension is important, as the roads in Castries can be quite bumpy and uneven. Ultimately, the type of car you choose to drive in Castries will depend on your personal preferences, budget, and driving needs. It's important to consider factors such as size and suspension when selecting a car that is suitable for driving in this bustling city.

  • What’s the speed limit in Castries?

    The speed limit in urban areas, including Castries, is typically 30 mph. Outside urban areas, the speed limit on rural roads in Saint Lucia is usually 40 mph. There are no major motorways within the city limits of Castries. However, if you plan to travel on highways or major roads outside of Castries, the speed limit is generally 50 mph. Again, it's crucial to adhere to posted speed limit signs, as they may vary depending on the specific roadway.

  • Where are the best places to park in Castries?

    There are several parking options for you to choose from during your stay in Castries. For instance, there is a large multi-story car park located on Castries that offers parking spaces ranging from around 1.5 to 3 XCD (0.4 to 0.85 GBP) an hour. This car park has security at the entrance, so it can be considered a safe place to park your car. It is also conveniently located close to Castries Market and a short walk into Castries centre.  

Castries car rental reviews and directory

Thrifty

9,0

Wonderful

6 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

8.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.5

One location in Castries

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Locations in Castries

American Drywall Bld, Vide Bou

+1 758 451 6150

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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6,0 Okay

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental agent was friendly. Car pick-up and drop-off was fairly easy, but Thrifty doesn't have a rental counter and we had to find the agent in the airport parking lot when dropping off the car.

Cons:

The car was not in great shape, fairly worn inside and out and with some poorly repaired exterior damage, though it handled well enough. The car key remote was broken, and the key itself fell out of the casing.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

I used your site to rent a vehicle for.my stay in st lucia and also paid 45.usd for insurance. I AM BACK IN BARBADOS AND HAVE SEEN A HIRED CAR YET. I arrived in St.Lucia and could find no Thrifty, I then made my way to my hotel before returning to the airport a second time, still no Thrifty. I decided to go to the listed address still no Thrifty. Again I went back to the Hotel and sent 2 emails to date no response. On the following morning I spoke to a Thrifty employee who advised me to seek alternate rental as there were no available vehicles. By now I was totally pissed, I spoke to the hotel reception who spoke to the Thrifty agent. The young lady then called me to say she would try to get me a vehicle the following day (Saturday morning). Saturday morning up to 10-11 I heard nothing so I decided to call only to be told that there is nothing that can be done. This is now 3 days into my holiday and still stuck. I am appalled at such poor service but equally angry that I would have lost my 45 usd on the insurance and 3 days just sitting waiting and hoping. This was a tragedy and one that destroyed what was to be an enjoyable birthday weekend for a love one.

6,8 Okay

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick response when I emailed. I left my camera in the car and after 6 phone calls the girl that picked it up returned it to me before my flight left, that was much appreciated, but having said that, she showed up 20 min. early to pick up the car, which is when I was getting organized with our luggage and eventho she said don't rush I did.

Cons:

When I got to the airport there was no Thrifty desk and none of the other car rentals knew where I was to go. I had to take 2 extra buses to get to a hotel to meet someone. When I did that I was told she was at the airport in the parking lot, but I had no idea, so would of never looked for her. Very poor communication and not a good start to a holiday.l That someone told me I could change the time and then I was told I couldn't. I had made a mistake and always wanted 6 return time. Tried to change it 2 days early, not last minute, so that was disappointing. The mirror kept falling off and nearly broke my phone the first time, hit me in the leg hard the 2nd time. The person we returned the car too said that had been a known issue, so that is not good. I am sure if my phone had been broken it wouldn't of been replaced by Thrifty. Some how when someone books they need to get the info. where they are to go. I know it says you can call, but I didn't have a phone to do that with and feel I should have all the info I need when I turn over my credit card number.

8,8 Very Good

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Service

Cons:

High mileage & condition of the car

2,0 Poor

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

My family was on a ferry from Martinique that was delayed by 3 hours through no fault of our own and by the time I called using a bystanders phone for the car (there was no desk at the airport) I was told it had already been rented and there were no ther vehicles. This was the day before Christmas eve and we were completely stranded and had to book another hotel because we couldnt drive to the original- completely losing our money. There were no available cars at other companies due to the holiday traffic among tourists. Thrifty made zero attempt to contact me and instead said I should have contacted them even though I had no local phone service/was on the open ocean/in the no cell phone use immigration line- and there were no directions to call or any rules on when a car would be rented if no show. The employee I spoke with offered no additonal help to our situation and refused to provide her name to me for the record. In short it was a disastrous experience. This branch should modernize their business operations to foreign tourists who expect a much higher standard than what is currently provided. It is not the Thrifty company I know and use around the world. Kayak should also do a better job of specifying branches that have special rules such as no desk at airport and rules about renting if no show.

1 out of 2

NU Car

8,0

Very Good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Castries

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George F. L. Charles Airport

+1 758 451 7885

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

St. Lucia Airport

+1 758 451 7885

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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8,0 Very Good

Feb 2023

KAYAK
The process was easy. Just had to pay $27 US for a permit which was not clear before the rental. Car was not new but functioned well. The trunk was spring loaded and somewhat dangerous as if it came down on yours or other person hands by mistake it would have caused serious injury. Person at the desk was very courteous and helpful and explained everything well.

1 out of 1

Ace

6,0

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.0

One location in Castries

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Peninsular Road

+1 758 452 0544

Monday06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:00
Friday06:30 - 23:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:00

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2,0 Poor

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Confirmation of the booking needs to be ASAP amongst all parties! It was almost a week and a half until I received confirmation from the company in Castries. The communication between ACE and the actual company NEEDS to be faster. I was in doubt of my booking for too long.

1 out of 1

Hertz

5,5

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

5.0

2 locations in Castries

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#57 John Compton Highway

+1 758 452 0680

Monday08:30 - 17:00
Tuesday08:30 - 17:00
Wednesday08:30 - 17:00
Thursday08:30 - 17:00
Friday08:30 - 17:00

Vigie

+1 758 452 0680

Monday06:00 - 18:00
Tuesday06:00 - 18:00
Wednesday06:00 - 18:00
Thursday06:00 - 18:00
Friday06:00 - 18:00
Saturday06:00 - 18:00
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6,0 Okay

Jan 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pick up and drop, even ok with a ferry location pick up. Smooth paperwork.

Cons:

Got a different cathegiry of car than booked. The car was not ready and they offer a temporary one and to deliver the car later. With the later delivery they charge the fuel for driving 5km even that was caused by their circumstances.

1 out of 1

Budget

6,0

Okay

No reviews available

2 locations in Castries

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Bois D'orange Office 14

+1 758 452 9887

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

George F.L. Charles Airport

+1 758 452 9887

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

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Europcar

5,2

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Castries

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Peninsular Road

Opening times not available

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Drive A Matic

No score available yet

4 locations in Castries

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Labrelotte Bay

Opening times not available

Lawjanz Crescent, Rodney Bay commercial Blvd

Opening times not available

Peninsular Rd Vigie Castries

+1 758 452 0544

Monday06:30 - 23:00
Tuesday06:30 - 23:00
Wednesday06:30 - 23:00
Thursday06:30 - 23:00
Friday06:30 - 23:00
Saturday06:30 - 23:00
Sunday06:30 - 23:00

St. Lucia Cruise Port

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Guys Car Rental

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3 locations in Castries

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Cruise Ship Port, Pointe Seraphine

+1 758 451 7885

Opening times not available

GFL Charles Airport

+1 758 451 7885

Opening times not available

La Plaice Carenaige

+1 758 451 7147

Opening times not available

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Sixt

No score available yet

3 locations in Castries

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George F. L. Charles Airport

+1 758 452 9404

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

Labrelotte Bay

+1 758 452 9404

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

Point Seraphine

+1 758 452 9404

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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7,6 Good

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great drop off at UVF

Cons:

Cannot communicate with Sixt at SLU as there are no offices or phone provided. Changing reservation was quite challenging. The car was supposed to be a Jeep but it was a Suzuki Jimny

1 out of 0

Final Rentals

No score available yet

2 locations in Castries

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Castries Cruise Port Terminal

+1 758 518 1990

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

George F.L. Charles Airport - Shuttle Service

+1 758 518 1990

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Avis

No score available yet

One location in Castries

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Vide Bouteille

+1 758 452 4554

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday09:00 - 12:00

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DriveCyprus

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One location in Castries

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Castries Airport, Peninsular Road, Castries, St. Lucia, 00000

+1 800 761 8913

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E-Z Rent-A-Car

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One location in Castries

Locations in Castries

St Lucia Airport

+378 758 452 0544

Monday07:00 - 18:00
Tuesday07:00 - 18:00
Wednesday07:00 - 18:00
Thursday07:00 - 18:00
Friday07:00 - 18:00
Saturday07:00 - 18:00
Sunday07:00 - 18:00

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Castries

Locations in Castries

57 John Compton Highway

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11 travellers who hired a car in Castries gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.2

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Most popular car type

Mini

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