Saint Thomas Island car hire

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Saint Thomas Island car hire information

Pick-up locationSaint Thomas Island
Car types
Hire locations15
Airport locations10

Cheap car hire in Saint Thomas Island

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Saint Thomas Island

  • As a visitor to Saint Thomas Island, there’s so much to see with the advantage of a car. When you rent a car on this Caribbean island, it makes sightseeing and beach hopping a lot easier, rather than using the limited public transport. From ancient castles to historic forts, renting a car gives you the absolute freedom to discover every part of Saint Thomas Island.
  • Looking to rent a car on your trip to Saint Thomas Island? If you are landing at Cyril E. King International Airport, you will find a single Terminal split into two floors. The car hire counters are located inside the airport terminal in the baggage claim area, on the second floor.
  • When it comes to driving around Saint Thomas Island, you must remember to drive on the left side. When you rent a car, you will find that the vehicles are a left hand drive like in the rest of the U.S., since they are imported from the rest of the U.S. With only three main streets in the main city of Charlotte Amalie, it’s easy to navigate the island.
  • Being mainly a tourist island, Saint Thomas Island doesn’t get affected by major rush hours like on the mainland. In the city center of Charlotte Amalie, you can expect to face rush hour traffic from 7:00 am until 9:00 am. When the cruise ships dock at St. Thomas Cruise Ship Docks, you should avoid the surrounding roads because of the increased traffic.
  • Book your car hire in Saint Thomas Island at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hire in Saint Thomas Island are around -53% cheaper than other car types, on average

Saint Thomas Island car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Saint Thomas Island 
Verified travelerJan 2024
i love it; just say in the left; keep saying left, left, left; and certainly do not speed
Verified travelerAug 2023
Don’t rent at the airport. Use a no-name like 360 car rental
JimmyJul 2023
Follow the rules of the road, people friendly not aggressive drivers
Verified travelerJun 2023
It’s a bit of an adjustment but it’s nothing you can’t handle.
Verified travelerAug 2023
It was fine. No problem
Verified travelerMay 2023
Advise customer of steep hills and narrow lanes.

FAQs about hiring a car in Saint Thomas Island

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Saint Thomas Island?

    Due to Saint Thomas Island’s limited main roads, plus hilly and rural terrain, renting a sedan for your vacation is your best option. Jeep hires are also recommended as you may have to contend with winding, gravel, and unpaved roads if you decide to explore the nearby beaches.

  • What’s the speed limit in Saint Thomas Island?

    As there are no freeways on Saint Thomas Island and most of the roads only have one lane, the speed limits across the island are low. If you are driving outside of towns, the speed limit is 35 mph. When you drive through more urban areas and in the towns of Saint Thomas Island, the speed limits are 20 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Saint Thomas Island?

    Around Saint Thomas Island you will find plenty of parking. There aren’t many street-side parking options around the island, but in the main towns you will find numerous parking spaces. In Charlotte Amalie, there is free parking beneath the American Yacht Harbor, plus there are lots of spaces at the Fort Christian parking lot. In Red Hook there is a parking lot by the ferry port which charges $10.00 a day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Saint Thomas Island?

    Compact (Chevrolet Trax or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Saint Thomas Island.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Saint Thomas Island?

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

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Saint Thomas Island?

    A Compact car hire in Saint Thomas Island costs R3 343 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Saint Thomas Island?

    A Mini car hire in Saint Thomas Island costs R3 948 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Saint Thomas Island?

    An Economy car hire in Saint Thomas Island costs R1 910 per day, on average.

Saint Thomas Island car rental reviews and directory

Budget

Cleanliness

5.8

Comfort

6.4

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.4

Value for money

5.5

3 locations in Saint Thomas Island

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15-a

+1 340 776 5774

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Cyril E. King Intl Airport

+1 340 776 5774

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Havensight Cruise Ship Dock

+1 340 776 5774

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6,0 Okay

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff wasn’t so friendly took an hour and a half to get vehicle.

Cons:

Staff attitude

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff, 20 second dropoff! So easy

Cons:

Great vehicle, but pricey at $150 per day.

6,0 Okay

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Took two hours to get a car. I did get a free upgrade though... but not worth two hours!

4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Drop off was easy. I just pulled it into a space and dropped the keys at the rental desk inside the airport.

Cons:

Lots of things could be improved. I reserved the car 3 weeks in advance, and had to wait an hour past the reserved pick-up time to get keys. The excuse was "we're busy." Five minutes after leaving the rental lot, various warning lights came on and remained on/off throughout our week rental. Car could have been cleaner too.

4,0 Mediocre

Feb 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

They were nice on the phone and in the end I forgot my wallet and the called us just in time.

Cons:

We call to ask about car seats, they said they take care of it. We arrived an hour earlier, se we talked about the car seats again and waited for our allotted time because there were no other cars, no problem there, the problem is that even when we showed an hour later the car was ready they dumped the car seats on us not on the car, and they knew is was 3 car seats, so that's all the luggage, all 3 kids and all 3 car seats, and if we're paying to use the car seats we do expect to see the car seats in the car not at the window, we have rented cars everywhere domestically and abroad amd that's the first time we have to pay, install and carry car seats.

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

There were very few tourist on St. Thomas during the Corona outbreak. Thankfully they stayed open had sanitizer inside and outside the facility. My flight was cancelled and they made it quick and easy to extend my rental.

1 out of 29

Thrifty

6,0

Best rated

Cleanliness

6.2

Comfort

6.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.3

Value for money

5.8

One location in Saint Thomas Island

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15 Lindberg Bay

+1 340 473 7410

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly staff, easy and convenient location and shuttle service. Car was in good condition too.

Cons:

The building is in a temporary location due to the hurricane.

8,0 Very Good

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Short shuttle ride to the rental facility, quick check in process

Cons:

The car made noise at some RPM level (vibration). I notified the agent when I returned the vehicle but it did not seem to matter.

9,2 Wonderful

Dec 2019

KAYAK

Cons:

Had to take a shuttle across the street to airport, but no waiting coming or going so it was not a problem.

3,6 Poor

Nov 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly enough.

Cons:

Pick up experience was not good, car was poor. Mid day while all other rental companies were present with shuttles, we had to call to get picked up at airport. All was prepaid on credit card so expected to simply sign for car, decline insurance, load up and go. However, initial car provided was not in lot where we were told it was so 4 of us spent about 10 mins in mid day heat after long flight with zero assistance from Thrifty searching lot for the car...it was in a different part of lot, boxed in by another car, it had 2 flat tires so we had to switch cars. I did notice it had power convenience features but was significantly dinged and dented. Subsequent car had no power convenience features so manual windows and locks..locks was a pain since we had to continually remind each other to lock vehicle. Also car was severely under performing...major hesitation when stepping on gas, had a lot of trouble getting up hills on St. Thomas even when only a driver in car and I only weigh 190 lbs. This is not the quality of car that was advertised nor is it what I expect from Thrifty having used them for many years corporately.

5,6 Fair

Oct 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Pick up and drop off were reasonably efficient. Car was good and fairly new.

Cons:

Explanations at pick up were rushed and a bit confusing eg re fuel payments. Little or no information in car re what to do if break down.

3,6 Poor

Sep 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly but we were quoted $376 online and ending up paying $607 !!!!

Cons:

I should of paid my quoted price !!!!

1 out of 14

Dollar

5,6

Cleanliness

6.4

Comfort

6.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.7

Value for money

5.7

One location in Saint Thomas Island

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15 Lindberg Bay

+1 340 473 7410

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4,0 Mediocre

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Charged us for 6 days instead of 4. Charged us for gas when we filled the tank. They are scam artists

6,0 Okay

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

We got there to pick the car up and the price was double what was quoted on my itinerary. The car they gave us had bad brakes so after about 4 days we had to take it back and get a different car. I wasn't impressed.

Cons:

The misguided info (i.e.: price change as mentioned above)

4,0 Mediocre

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car worked

Cons:

The car beeped the entire time as if a door was open however it wasn't. The car was also pretty dirty when we got it. It was also more expensive than reported.

2,0 Poor

Apr 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Worst place in the world Worst car was given to me All beat up car Worst service

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The attendant was helpful and patient! We had a million questions and she answered them all!! She also recommended two great local restaurants that were delicious! I truly appreciated the complementary airport shuttle after we dropped the rental off. I will definitely be renting from here again!!

8,8 Very Good

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff was courteous all the time.

Cons:

The office is outside the airport.

1 out of 9

Avis

5,0

Cleanliness

6.1

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.8

Value for money

5.5

3 locations in Saint Thomas Island

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3400 Veterans Drive

+1 340 690 4935

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6B-F Estate Thomas

+1 340 774 6660

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Cyril E. King Apo

+1 340 774 1468

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10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Super convenient. The rental counter was right by baggage claim and the cars were across the street.

Cons:

No one was at the lot when I checked in. I don't know if that is unusual. My car had a lot of exterior damage that wasn't marked on the paperwork when I checked out so I was concerned that they know it was pre-existing. I took a video of the car before I left the lot and I haven't had any issues.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was awesome. Car was brand new. Washed, clean inside. Easy pick up and drop off!

4,0 Mediocre

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

None

Cons:

Have the car ready when I arrive and have some staff you are not rude

10,0 Wonderful

Apr 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy pickup and drop off.

Cons:

Price?

2,0 Poor

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

Arrived at 3pm. Received my car at 9pm. Absolutely ridiculous.

Cons:

Severely disorganized. Worst rental experience I’ve ever had.

4,0 Mediocre

Mar 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

No pre inspection of the vehicle. Very unclear instructions on what do to with the car when finished and dropping off. No receipt.

1 out of 19

Hertz

4,9

Mediocre

60 reviews

Cleanliness

6.3

Comfort

5.7

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

4.3

One location in Saint Thomas Island

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8100 Lindberg Bay Suite 55

+1 340 473 7410

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10,0 Wonderful

Feb 2024

KAYAK
Great service!

2,0 Poor

Jan 2024

KAYAK
well, it took 2 hours to get my car; we ordered a luxury SUV and i was given a Nissan Kicks, which is no luxury SUV; i was overcharged initially; had to go back and fix everything. eventually they gave me another SUV (not the dodge durango we asked but a grand jeep); but was not pleasant.

2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
We rented an SUV but when we arrived we were told that we’re none available and we’re forced to take a Nissan Altima for 5 adults. I showed the confirmation email to the Hertz team member and she just shrugged her shoulders and said there was nothing she could do. Was the worst experience I’ve ever had renting a car.

2,0 Poor

Jan 2020

KAYAK

Cons:

I was never informed that the car couldn’t be taken to St John, where I was staying. That’s part of the Virgin Islands and a short ferry ride away. So I was denied rental upon arrival and then forced to find a very last minute rental from Another agency. Terrible service!

8,4 Very Good

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff were very friendly and the pick up was easy

Cons:

Returning the car took a little longer than expected because the agent has to leave the desk and go inspect the car.

2,0 Poor

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

We prepaid for the car in St Thomas for a minivan that we were going to take to St John and have done this for years. The counter help said we couldn't take the car to St John and wouldn't offer us another car or refund our money. Had to go to Budget and get a 7 passenger vehicle at about $250 more.

Cons:

Hertz could have offered us a car, could have told us we can't take if off the island of St Thomas, or maybe offer to find a car from another company. Hertz also said since we made the reservation through Kayak it is not their problem. Any help Kayak?

1 out of 15

Economy Rent a Car

5,2

Cleanliness

5.3

Comfort

5.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.6

Value for money

4.6

One location in Saint Thomas Island

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46A Nisky

+1 340 774 1977

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6,0 Okay

Feb 2024

KAYAK
the vehicle was falling apart! trim piece on the front was loose, I was afraid that it would fall off. Remote key fob did not work and they did not have a second key Fob. They dont open early and you cannot drop off vehicle early. We have to be at the airport &:00 Am on a Monday but they dont open until 8:00 so we have to drop off the vejhicle Sunday and took a taxi from our hotel to the airport. will not recommend or use them again

2,0 Poor

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Vehicle looked like it had been through a demo derby, scratches and dents everywhere.

2,8 Poor

May 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

, car not clean was charged $24 as a pickup and drop-off service to the airport the car was in poor condition lots of scratches in chips and cracks in the body work charge the $200 deposit fee up front it was not located at the airport and get I was charged to be picked up and to be taken back to the airport

2,0 Poor

Jan 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Absolutely nothing.

Cons:

Car was in poor condition. They accused us of losing a hubcap and are tying to charge us for it. Gave us the car with only three quarters full of gas but made us return it filled. Check engine light was on. Tires were completely bald. Hubcap and gas cap door were missing. Car felt unsafe to drive so I returned it early and am asking for a complete refund. Customer service was unfriendly and unhelpful. Also the location was so hard to find and there was no number to call to get the shuttle to pick me up at the airport, had to take a cab. Then they tried to charge more because I didn't "come from the airport". NEVER use this company. I rent cars all the time and I have never experienced something like this.

10,0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great, fast service with a very helpful staff and a free car model upgrade.

Cons:

The location is not at the airport, but the had a shuttle.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Fast and courteous service

Cons:

There was nothing to dislike

1 out of 5

Apex

8,6

Very Good

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One location in Saint Thomas Island

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Alamo

8,4

Very Good

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206 Julian Jackson Dr

+1 340 725 2507

Monday06:00 - 21:00
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National

8,1

Very Good

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206 Julian Jackson Dr

+1 340 725 2507

Monday06:00 - 21:00
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7,8

Good

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206 Julian Jackson Dr

+1 340 725 2507

Monday06:00 - 21:00
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Sunnycars

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One location in Saint Thomas Island

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9 C Contant

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355 travellers who hired a car in Saint Thomas Island gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

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