Car Rental in Dominican Republic

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Things to Know Before Renting a Car in Dominican Republic

  • You need a valid license from your country of origin to rent a car in the Dominican Republic.

  • You'll need an International Driving Permit if your license isn't in English or Spanish.

  • A credit card is required for deposit and payment, though some companies accept debit cards.

  • Proof of insurance coverage or the option to purchase insurance at the rental counter is necessary.

  • Drive on the right side of the road in the Dominican Republic. Right turns on red lights are permitted with caution.

  • Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers, but no child car seat laws exist.

  • Using mobile phones while driving is prohibited unless you have a hands-free system.

  • Always have your driver's license with you while driving.

  • Pay in the local currency to avoid extra fees, especially Dynamic Currency Conversion charges.

  • You must be at least 21 years old to rent a car, and there may be additional fees for drivers under 25.

  • The legal blood alcohol limit is 0.10% for adults and 0.03% for drivers under 21. Penalties are severe, so be careful.

  • Book your rental car in advance to ensure availability. When booking online, you can adjust pick-up and drop-off locations.

hire Free Cancellation

Change of plans? Rent with confidence, cancel anytime. No fee. Finalrentals does not believe in charging any cancellation fee.

hire Fair Fuel Policy

You can return the car at the same fuel level as it was handed over to you and there will be no charges at all.

hire No Hidden Charges

Pay full rental amount at the counter. No need to pay online. We work on clear pricing policy, what you see is what you pay.

Car Hire in Dominican Republic International Airports

Welcome to the Dominican Republic! With Finalrentals, renting a car at Santo Domingo Las Americas Airport and La Romana International Airport is a breeze.

There is no need to waste time upon arrival—simply book your rental car in advance. Just provide your airport pick-up and drop-off details, and you're all set to go. We make the car rental process straightforward and hassle-free, ensuring you can start exploring as soon as you touch down.

Make your Dominican Republic trip unforgettable and convenient by booking your car rental with Finalrentals today. Experience the freedom to explore this beautiful island at your own pace, with the ease and flexibility of a rental car.

  •   Santo Domingo Las Americas Airport
  •   La Romana International Airport

Car Rental in Dominican Republic FAQs

  • How much does renting a car in the Dominican Republic cost?
    The cost of renting a car in the Dominican Republic ranges from $30 per day to $80 daily. This will depend on the model and brand of the vehicle.
  • What happens if I need to cancel my reservation?
    Finalrentals offers free cancellation at any time. We always recommend reading the rental agreement or contacting one of our Customer Service Portals for more information.
  • What types of cars can I rent in Dominican Republic?
    Finalrentals offers a wide selection of vehicles for whatever your situation requires. We have compact, mid-size or full-size cars ready for you to book.
  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in the Dominican Republic?
    You can rent a car in the Dominican Republic from 21 years old. However, those under 25 will be charged an additional fee.
  • Can I find a rental in the Dominican Republic if I am younger than 25?
    Yes, and there's no need to look any further. Finalrentals offers bookings to those younger than 25.
  • What insurance should I choose for my car rental in the Dominican Republic?
    A comprehensive insurance plan is the best option for your upcoming Dominican Republic vacation. We recommend purchasing collision protection when booking your rental car with us.
  • How can I find a car rental in the Dominican Republic?
    Don't worry, you've come to the right place! We offer car rental services in the Dominican Republic.
  • How to rent a car in the Dominican Republic without a credit card?
    If you are renting without a credit card then a second driver must be listed. At pick-up, you will both need to provide the necessary documents before driving away.
  • What do you need to rent a car in the Dominican Republic?
    You will need to provide your driver’s license and credit card.
  • How long you can rent a car in the Dominican Republic?
    We let you rent a car for a day, a week or even a month. Enter your specifications in the search bar above and a member of our team will contact you.
  • How much does rent a car in the Dominican Republic for a week cost?
    The price of a weekly rental varies depending on the vehicle. Enter your specifications in the search bar above for more accurate details.
  • What mileage limits are in place when renting a car?
    Mileage limits depend on your vehicle and the deal you have in place. You can contact a member of our team for more information if you are unsure of your vehicle's limits.
  • What are the benefits of renting a car in the Dominican Republic?
    Renting a car means you can travel simply around this exciting country. The Dominican Republic has excellent transportation links and most of the island can be reached in under 30 minutes by car. Without a vehicle, your trip will be more limited.
  • How do I reserve a car rental in the Dominican Republic?
    Simply enter your requirements in the search bar above to start your reservation enquiry!
  • Can my rental be extended and how do I pay for it?
    Yes - you can extend your booking. Simply contact a member of the team and we will ensure your car is available. We will then follow-up with an agreement and make payment arrangements.
  • How much does It cost to rent a car in Dominican Republic?
    Renting a car in the Dominican Republic is a bit expensive, with options to fit various budgets. Economy cars start at $16 per day, perfect for budget-conscious travelers. Standard cars are available for around $22 per day, offering more space and comfort. A full-size car costs about $48 per day if you need more room. For those seeking adventure, an SUV costs $60 per day and is ideal for exploring the island’s rugged terrain. Families or larger groups can rent a minivan for $92 per day, providing ample space for everyone.
  • What are the speed limits in the Dominican Republic?
    In the Dominican Republic, speed limits vary depending on the location. Within city limits, the speed limit is 40 km/h (25 mph) to ensure safety in densely populated areas where pedestrians and traffic are common. Outside city limits, such as on rural roads, the speed limit increases to 80 km/h (50 mph), allowing for smoother travel while still maintaining caution. On freeways, the speed limit is higher at 120 km/h (75 mph), enabling faster travel between major destinations. Adhering to these speed limits helps ensure road safety and a smoother driving experience throughout the Dominican Republic.
  • Do I need insurance to rent a car in Dominican Republic?
    Yes, you need insurance to rent a car in the Dominican Republic. Liability insurance is mandatory for all rental vehicles, ensuring you're protected in case of any accidents or damages caused to third parties or their property. For example, if you accidentally damage someone's car or property while driving, liability insurance covers the costs associated with their repairs or medical bills. This insurance is included in the reservation estimate and provides basic third-party liability coverage, offering peace of mind while exploring the Dominican Republic in your rental car.
  • What is the minimum age for renting a car in Dominican Republic?
    The minimum age for renting a car in the Dominican Republic is 21 years old, with no maximum age limit. However, drivers between the ages of 21 and 24 may incur an additional daily fee when renting a vehicle. For example, if you're 22 years old and looking to rent a car, you may need to pay an extra fee per day on top of the standard rental cost. This fee is typically charged to cover the increased insurance risk associated with younger drivers. It's important to check the rental company's terms and conditions for any age-related fees before making your reservation.
  • Is it safe to rent a car and drive around Dominican Republic?
    Renting a car and driving around the Dominican Republic comes with certain risks. Factors such as road conditions, traffic congestion, and driving habits contribute to the country's classification as one of the most dangerous for driving by the World Health Organization. For instance, roads in rural areas may be poorly maintained, increasing the risk of accidents. Additionally, traffic congestion in urban areas can lead to stressful driving situations. While renting a car offers flexibility and freedom, exercising caution and adhering to local traffic laws is essential to ensure a safe driving experience in the Dominican Republic.
  • What do I need to rent a car in the Dominican Republic?
    To rent a car in the Dominican Republic, you'll need several documents. Firstly, you must have a valid driver's license that you've held for at least one year, though requirements may vary depending on the car category. Additionally, you may need an International Driving Permit or an official translation of your license if it's not in English or Spanish. For instance, if you plan to rent a car in Santo Domingo and your driver's license is in French, you may need to obtain an International Driving Permit or have your license translated into English or Spanish to meet the rental company's requirements.
  • Can tourists drive in the Dominican Republic?
    Tourists can drive in the Dominican Republic without an International Driving Permit (IDP) if their stay is less than 90 days. However, if you plan to stay longer, you may need to obtain a local driving permit from the Dominican Republic. For instance, if you're vacationing in Punta Cana for two weeks, you can rent a car and drive with your regular driver's license from your home country without needing an IDP. But if you decide to extend your stay and explore the country for several months, you may need to apply for a local driving permit to continue driving legally.
  • How much in advance should I book my car rental in Dominican Republic?
    It's recommended to book your car rental in the Dominican Republic as early as possible to ensure availability, especially during peak travel seasons. With Finalrentals, you can secure your rental with just a 15% advance payment when booking online. The remaining balance is paid at the rental counter upon picking up your car, providing flexibility and convenience. Plus, with Finalrentals, you don't need to worry about cancellation fees or hidden charges, giving you peace of mind throughout the booking process.

Finalrentals is Clear in Terms of Rental Policy

"I've been a customer with Finalrentals since the beginning of 2024 and I am so happy that I stumbled across them. They've made renting a car so easy.”

Juliet Johnson. Finalrentals customer in the Dominican Republic