U.S. Virgin Islands car hire

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Top tips for hiring a car in the U.S. Virgin Islands

  • It is generally recommended to rent a car in the US Virgin Islands, unless you are staying in one of the larger towns. Taking cabs can be costly, and a rental car allows maximum flexibility for visiting beaches and hilltop settlements. The Virgin Islands National Park on the island of St. John is also best explored by rental car.
  • While most of the islands are easily accessible by a sedan, visitors planning to spend a lot of time on St. John may prefer to rent a four-by-four to tackle the rugged, hilly terrain. Although more expensive than a compact car, this will allow you to explore more and to run into fewer problems, especially during the rainy season.
  • By law, any child under the age of five must be placed in a child restraint when riding in the front seat of a vehicle in the US Virgin Islands. In the back seat, children ages three to five may wear just a safety belt, but a booster seat is recommended. Children under the age of 12 are required to have a seatbelt on at all times. Most rental agencies can provide baby and child car seats for an additional fee—for example, $10 per day at Budget.
  • If you’re planning to visit more than one island when you rent a car in the US Virgin Islands, there is a car ferry (known locally as a barge) that travels several times a day between Red Hook on St. Thomas and Enighed Pond on St. John. Weather conditions may stop the service from running, so it is important to be aware of this if you’re returning your car to the other island. Expect to pay around $30 for a one-way trip and $50 for there and back, plus a $3 port fee collected in St. Thomas.
  • Book your car hire in U.S. Virgin Islands at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in U.S. Virgin Islands are around 13% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in the U.S. Virgin Islands

  • What is the most popular car hire in the U.S. Virgin Islands?

    Economy (Toyota Yaris or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

  • What is the best car hire company in the U.S. Virgin Islands?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in the U.S. Virgin Islands are Budget (6,1, 91 reviews), and Thrifty (6,0, 50 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in the U.S. Virgin Islands?

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

  • What is driving like in U.S. Virgin Islands?

    Driving in the US Virgin Islands is a comfortable experience even for the less experienced driver. Roads are usually well maintained and distances manageable. The only real difficulties are the hilly terrain and switchback roads. One very important thing to note is that driving is on the left side of the road, unlike in the continental United States.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in U.S. Virgin Islands?

    To rent a car in the US Virgin Islands, drivers should be at least 21 years of age, but in practice, many agencies request that you be 25 and older. Some agencies, like Budget, charge a daily young driver fee of $20 for 23-year-olds and $10 for 24-year-olds. A valid domestic driving license can be used for up to 90 days, while international visitors will need to obtain a temporary island license. These are usual available directly from rental agencies and cost around $25.

  • How much does petrol cost in U.S. Virgin Islands?

    Petrol stations in the US Virgin Islands usually offer drivers the option of full-service or self-service, the serviced option costing up to $0.50 more per gallon. Prices are usually cheapest in St. Croix and most expensive in St. John. You will pay $3.40 to $4.00 per gallon of regular petrol.

  • What are the speed limits in U.S. Virgin Islands?

    Speed limits in the US Virgin Islands vary from island to island, but as a general rule, drivers should expect to stay below 20 mph in urban areas and 35 mph in rural areas. On the larger island of St. Croix, flat stretches of open road may have a speed limit of up to 55 mph.

Car hire directory

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    6 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    5 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    3 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car hire locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    2 Locations

  • economy

    Economy Rent a Car car hire locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    2 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    2 Locations

  • national

    National car hire locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    2 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    2 Locations

  • surpricecarrental

    SURPRICE CAR RENTAL car hire locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    2 Locations

  • ace

    Ace car hire locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    1 Location

  • acerentalcars

    Ace Rental Cars car hire locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    1 Location

  • apex

    Apex car hire locations in the U.S. Virgin Islands

    1 Location

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Most popular car type

Economy

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