Car Rental in the Bahamas

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Tips for Renting a Car in the Bahamas

  • Driving on the left side of the road in the Bahamas and wearing a seat belt are mandatory.

  • Children under 20 pounds must use a rear-facing seat, those between 20 and 40 pounds need a convertible seat, and children over 40 pounds but under 54 inches must use booster seats; bring your own to avoid rental fees.

  • Renting a car in The Bahamas requires an International Driver's Permit and a valid driver's license, except for U.S. and U.K. visitors, who only need a valid driver's license for stays up to three months.

  • A valid Bahamian driver's license is needed for extended stays in the country.

  • Public transportation is limited outside Nassau and Providence.

  • Renting a car is recommended for travel beyond the main cities and can be more cost-effective than long-distance cab services.

  • Rent a car at the airport upon arrival unless you need another form of transportation urgently.

  • The Bahamas' "One-Way Car Rental" policy allows for the return of a rental car from Grand Bahama Island to Nassau airport before your return flight home.

  • Gas pumps are available at most stations, but they are only open from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Refuel your car before returning it to avoid any additional fees.

  • The Bahamas' topography is mostly flat, making driving easy. However, be cautious of road bumps and blocks, especially on unpaved roads.

  • To ensure availability, make your rental car reservation in advance. You can modify the pickup and drop-off locations while making an online reservation.

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 Bahamas International Airports

Welcome to the Bahamas! At Finalrentals, we make your car rental experience smooth and hassle-free from the moment you land. Whether you’re arriving at Nassau’s Lynden Pindling International Airport or Freeport’s Grand Bahama International Airport, we've got you covered.

Skip the wait and book your rental car in advance. Just provide your pick-up and drop-off details, and we’ll have your car ready when you arrive. Our friendly staff will assist you with any questions and ensure a quick and easy pick-up process.

With Finalrentals, you can explore the beautiful islands of the Bahamas at your own pace. From the vibrant streets of Nassau to the serene beaches of Grand Bahama, your rental car will allow you to see it all. Book your car rental with Finalrentals today and start your Bahamian adventure the right way!

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Car Rental in Bahamas FAQs

  • How much does It cost to rent a car in the Bahamas?
    Renting a car in the Bahamas is quite affordable, with options for various budgets. Economy cars start at $45 per day, perfect for budget-conscious travelers. Standard cars are available for around $57 per day, offering more space and comfort. A full-size costs about $77 per day if you need more room.
  • What are the speed limits in the Bahamas?
    The speed limit in the Bahamas is 32 km/h (20 mph) in towns and 80 km/h (50 mph) on highways unless signs indicate otherwise. These limits are lower than in the US, so drive carefully and stay alert on the roads.
  • What is driving like in The Bahamas?
    Driving in The Bahamas can be a unique experience. Drivers use the left side of the road, so be prepared for that if you're used to driving on the right. Using maps or renting a GPS can help you navigate the country easily. Make sure to park in the direction of oncoming traffic and within 1.5 feet of the sidewalk. However, avoid parking within 15 feet of a corner. For example, if you're exploring Nassau, you can park near the famous attractions, but ensure you follow these rules to avoid fines. Additionally, there are no toll bridges in The Bahamas so you won't need extra coins or electronic passes for your journey.
  • Do I need insurance to rent a car in the Bahamas?
    Yes, insurance is required to rent a car in the Bahamas. Even though you cannot purchase insurance from the rental provider, third-party insurance coverage is needed. All vehicles in the Bahamas must have third-party liability insurance. Typically, renting a car is an extra cost; this can be eliminated with premium protection or reduced with essential cover. Insurance is a great way to protect you from any potential obligations or losses.
  • Can I rent a car in The Bahamas as a visitor?
    All overseas visitors should be aware that renting a car in The Bahamas requires a valid driver's license and an overseas Driver's Permit. If you are from the United States or the United Kingdom, all you need is a valid driver's license for visits of up to three months. For example, if a US tourist visits Nassau for a two-week holiday, they will only need their regular driver's license to rent a car.
  • What is the minimum age for renting a car in the Bahamas?
    In the Bahamas, you must be at least 21 years old and have a valid driver's license for at least a year to rent a car. Drivers under 25 will incur a daily fee of $25 to $50. Seniors should check for any age restrictions before making a reservation.
  • Can I take the rental car to other islands in the Bahamas?
    No, you cannot take the rental car to other islands in the Bahamas. Rental car agreements typically prohibit taking the vehicle on ferries to different islands. If you plan to visit other islands, you must explore alternative transportation options such as ferries or flights between the islands.
  • How much in advance should I book my car rental in the Bahamas?
    To ensure availability, especially during peak travel times, it’s recommended to reserve your car hire in the Bahamas as early as possible. With Finalrentals, you can secure your rental online with just a 15% down payment, paying the balance at the rental counter. This offers flexibility and convenience. Additionally, Finalrentals guarantees no cancellation fees or hidden charges, giving you peace of mind throughout the booking process. Book in advance with Finalrentals for a seamless and stress-free car rental experience in the Bahamas.


Finalrentals is Clear in Terms of Rental Policy

"I am so happy to use Finalrentals to Bahamas. The car rental services were amazing and we were delivered the car at the airport. 100% recommended.”

Sarah Giles. Finalrentals customer in the Bahamas