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Nantucket Island car hire

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Top tips for hiring a car in Nantucket Island

  • Nantucket Island boasts a rich whaling history, gorgeous beaches, and elegant architecture, making it an excellent summer destination. Nantucket Island is a suitable getaway for travelers who are seeking a memorable vacation, including families and couples. The small size of the island doesn’t favor driving. Getting a rental car here is also challenging since car use is quite limited on the island. There are a few car rentals on this island, but you should also consider renting a car off the island’s coast and then using the ferry to bring the vehicle to Nantucket Island. Alternatively, you can get a rental car at the neighboring Hyannis Airport and then have your vehicle transported to the island via ferry.
  • Anyone bringing a rental car to Nantucket should know whether the rental vehicles are permitted on the island. First off, there aren’t any causeways or bridges to Nantucket Island that drivers can use to access the island. There are also no highways on the island like there are in other places. That’s why there are certain places you can drive on the island. These places include roads that serve the island’s beach towns, including 40th Pole, Nobadeer Beach, Low Beach, and Smith’s Point. Drivers have to seek driving permits before driving to other areas across the island. Thus, check with the island’s local authority to know the exact places you should tour with a rental car.
  • Anyone driving to Nantucket Island must understand the driving rules and regulations. For instance, all drivers renting vehicles on the island shouldn’t go to beach areas unless they have a driving permit. Thus, check if your car rental company has permits that allow you to drive in these areas.
  • Visitors can’t drive just any type of rental car on Nantucket Island due to strict driving restrictions. Anyone wanting to visit the island should be aware of the specific vehicle restrictions. Hyundai is the most acceptable vehicle to tour Nantucket Island, more so for wealthy visitors who want to explore the island’s pristine beaches. You can also use other smaller rental cars if you have a limited travel budget.
  • Book your car hire in Nantucket Island at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate hire cars in Nantucket Island are around 4% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Nantucket Island

  • Should I hire a car in Nantucket Island?

    You need a rental car to visit Nantucket Island, especially if you can’t bring your vehicle to the island or if you want to spend plenty of time on the island exploring different places. Some people can rent bikes or use other means, such as cabs and trains, to explore the island. However, none of these transportation options offers the unrivaled convenience of exploring the wonderful island in a rental car. Visitors can use a rental car to explore the island and experience several fantastic spots, such as Pocomo Point, where they can participate in various water sports, including skydiving and wakeboarding.

  • What is driving like in Nantucket Island?

    Driving on Nantucket Island can be a rewarding experience, especially for beach lovers. Visitors can travel to this tiny yet charming island in a single day using rental cars. Lack of traffic is the most outstanding benefit of visiting Nantucket Island in a rental car. You won’t have to bear the long hours of road traffic if you are traveling to Nantucket Island in a rental vehicle. Driving on Nantucket Island can be a safe experience for drivers willing to abide by the island’s driving rules.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Nantucket Island?

    You have to be at least twenty one years old to qualify to rent a car in Nantucket. Anyone can drive to Nantucket Island, provided they have a driver’s license. Visiting drivers have to present their driving permits before renting a car on Nantucket Island. You will also need to show your past driving records before getting permission to rent a car on Nantucket Island.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Nantucket Island?

    Intermediate (Mazda Mazda3 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Nantucket Island.

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

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

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