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Gustavia car hire information

Pick-up locationGustavia
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Hire locations34
Airport locations17

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Gustavia

  • Using Gustivia car hire, St. Barts offers numerous advantages for exploring the island. With a car, you can easily visit stunning beaches such as St. Jean Beach, Flamands Beach and Shell Beach, which are all within a 15-minute drive from the city centre. The scenic Colombier Beach, accessible only by foot or boat, is approximately 4.8 km away. Public transport in Gustavia is limited, with infrequent bus services and taxis that can be expensive. Having your car hire in Gustavia lets you discover the island's hidden gems, secluded coves, and charming villages at your own pace.
  • To reach Gustavia, St. Barts, the closest airport with car hire facilities is Gustaf III Airport (SBH), also known as St. Barts Airport. At Gustaf III Airport, you can find companies for car hire in Gustavia conveniently located within the terminal building. The car hire desks are situated in the Arrivals area; all you need to do is follow the signs to the car hire area. Renowned car hire companies such as Avis, Hertz, Sixt, and Europcar are available at the airport, offering a range of vehicles to suit different preferences.
  • Driving around Gustavia in your hire car offers a pleasant experience. In St. Barts, driving is on the right-hand side of the road, as per French driving norms. The roads in Gustavia are generally well-maintained, providing a smooth driving experience. Due to the island's small size, the roads are relatively compact and easy to navigate. In Gustavia, you will encounter a variety of cars, including compact cars, luxury vehicles, and SUVs. It is worth noting that the island's hilly terrain may require careful driving and occasional steep ascents or descents, but overall, exploring the area allows you to appreciate the beauty and charm of this Caribbean destination at your own pace.
  • You may encounter a few difficulties when driving around Gustavia in your hire car. The narrow and winding streets of Gustavia can pose challenges for manoeuvring, especially during peak tourist seasons (July to August). The main road through Gustavia, Rue de la République, can experience heavy traffic during rush hour, typically between 07:30 to 09:00 and 16:30 to 18:00 on weekdays.
  • Book your rental car in Gustavia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Gustavia are around -14% cheaper than other car types, on average

Gustavia car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Gustavia 
Verified travelerMar 2024
The roads, parking, and everything else involving cars is tight. Drive safely and mind the existing marks on your rentals. Budget gave us no issues.
Verified travelerFeb 2024
Parking can be difficult near popular spots. Sometimes easier to just use given venue's valet service.
Verified travelerAug 2023
It’s ok. Look out for the signaling and one way streets.

FAQs about renting a car in Gustavia

  • What is the most popular car hire in Gustavia?

    Compact (Mini Convertible or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Gustavia.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Gustavia?

    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 Gustavia?

    A Compact car hire in Gustavia costs $110 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Gustavia?

    An Economy car hire in Gustavia costs $70 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Gustavia?

    An Intermediate car hire in Gustavia costs $77 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Gustavia?

    When it comes to driving in Gustavia, St. Barts, choosing a car that suits your specific needs and preferences is recommended. As the streets in Gustavia can be narrow, and parking spaces limited, opting for a compact or small-sized car is often advantageous. These types of cars offer better manoeuvrability, make it easier to navigate the city's streets and find parking. Considering the island's hilly terrain, a car with good handling and sufficient power can enhance your driving experience. Ultimately, selecting a comfortable, fuel-efficient car that suits your specific requirements will make driving your car hire in Gustavia more enjoyable.

  • What’s the speed limit in Gustavia?

    In Gustavia, St. Barts, the speed limits are typically indicated in kilometres. Some of the speed limits to be aware of are in residential zones, the speed limit is usually 50 km/h (31 mph), and the speed limit on main roads outside built-up areas is typically 80 km/h (50 mph). However, paying attention to the posted speed limit signs is important, as they may vary depending on the specific road conditions and any local restrictions.

  • Where are the best places to park in Gustavia?

    In Gustavia, there are several options for parking, both on-street and in dedicated parking lots. The best places to park in Gustavia include the public car park near Gustavia Harbor, the parking area near the Wall House Museum, and the car park at La Savane. The cost of parking in Gustavia varies depending on the location and duration of parking. On average, expect to pay around €1.00 to €2.00 (£0.85 to £1.70) per hour. Some parking lots may offer a daily or weekly rate, providing cost-effective options for longer stays. It is advisable to have local currency or small changes available for parking payments.

Gustavia car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

4 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.6

One location in Gustavia

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St. Jean Apo

Monday07:30 - 18:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2022

KAYAK
Awesome. If you're taking the ferry in, make sure to let them know -- we couldn't find a taxi to get to the rental car place, so we walked a mile

1 out of 1

Alamo

9.8

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

9.3

2 locations in Gustavia

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Gustavia Harbour

+590 590 29 60 12

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St Jean Airport Gustaf Iii

+590 590 29 60 12

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
Best airport car rental ever!!!

9.6 Wonderful

Mar 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was very helpful and kind.

1 out of 1

Budget

9.6

Wonderful

19 reviews

Cleanliness

9.8

Comfort

9.8

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.6

One location in Gustavia

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Gustavia Airport Terminal

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10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The attendant lady was very nice and professional. No issues with the rental. They called out the marks on the vehicle beforehand, emailed them to us, and we were able to return the car without any problems. Thank you budget St Barths!

10.0 Wonderful

Jan 2024

KAYAK
perfect service

8.0 Very Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

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Attebdant

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service: free pick up from Ferry, lovely staff! Quality: Cars are in good condition Quick and efficient: no hassel and waiting

10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very clean new Fiat 500 was the Mini or similar offering. After a pause, I decided to go with it and it was just fine. The rental agent drove me to the marina to meet the ferry at no charge. Budget is great in Saint Barths. Will use it again.

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2022

KAYAK
Very pleasant experience from A to Z.

1 out of 2

Sixt

9.5

Wonderful

8 reviews

Cleanliness

9.6

Comfort

9.2

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.6

Value for money

8.8

3 locations in Gustavia

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Baie de St Jean

+590 590 27 70 01

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Delivery Service

+590 590 27 70 01

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Saint Jean/Gustaf III Airport

+590 590 27 70 01

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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8.0 Very Good

May 2022

KAYAK
Nothing more to offer

1 out of 1

Dollar

9.3

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

8.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.6

2 locations in Gustavia

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Aeroport Gustave Iii

+590 590 27 71 14

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Hotel Le Sereno

+590 590 27 71 14

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2023

KAYAK
The car was comfortable but it was full of animal fur. Clean your car before turning them over.

1 out of 1

Hertz

7.0

Cleanliness

7.2

Comfort

7.6

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

7.3

8 locations in Gustavia

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Baie De Saint Jean

+590 590 27 71 14

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Bp 618

+590 590 27 71 14

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Harbour Ferry Station Gustavia

+590 590 27 71 14

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Hotel Cheval Blanc, Anse Des

+590 590 27 71 14

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Hotel Le Barthelemy

+590 590 27 71 14

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Hotel Le Guanahani

+590 590 27 71 14

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Hotel Le Toiny

+590 590 27 71 14

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Hotel Taiwana

+590 590 27 71 14

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4.0 Mediocre

Mar 2024

KAYAK
The experience, unfortunately, was only 2 out of 5. I had entered and uploaded all information including license scan and credit card prior to arrival, but was asked to provide everything again and also to enter physical card and PIN (which I did not have). Apple Pay was not possible, nor was swipe and sign. I ended up paying online with my card. The car we received was absolutely filthy on the outside and I was expected to identify scratches, which was impossible. The car was an embarrassment to drive in the state it was in, until the first good rain washed off the worst of it. I asked to put my Miles & More number on to the system, but the lady did not know how to do this or did not want to. Her overall attitude was less than pleasant anyway.

2.0 Poor

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

The least one can expect with a confirmed reservation and a booking made several weeks in advance is a car waiting for you. But at hertz a confirmed reservation doesn’t mean a confirmed car!!!

8.0 Very Good

Mar 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

All good

Cons:

Nothing

10.0 Wonderful

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Very helpful staff

2.0 Poor

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Despite what they tell you, including providing a physical address for picking up the car at the Gustavia ferry port, Hertz is non-existent. Apparently, what they don’t tell you is that you have to get a ride from the ferry terminal to the airport to pick up the rental car. Had we been told this, we would not have bothered with Hertz. We ended up not renting from them because our day trip plans to SBH were in jeopardy as a result and instead, found a local car rental place a few blocks down from the ferry terminal, paid 80 euro for the rental and went on our way. Stay away if you plan to rent from Hertz at the ferry terminal.

2.0 Poor

Feb 2023

KAYAK
Failed to meet us at the specified Harbor pickup location. Had to call airport location asking where the pick-up was and only then they were going to send someone. Wasted over an hour of our planned 4 hour rental so I canceled the reservation. Note I clearly indicated Harbor Pick-up as it was a selection option on there website and more expensive than a airport rental and it was an option. I did see Avis meeting customers and Maurice Car Rental meeting customers there.

1 out of 3

Thrifty

6.9

Cleanliness

7.1

Comfort

7.1

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.2

Value for money

7.3

2 locations in Gustavia

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Hotel Le Sereno

+590 590 27 71 14

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Saint Barthelemy

+590 590 52 34 06

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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7.6 Good

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was exactly what we expected for the money (we didn't plan on using the car for anything other than a few grocery store trips). It was clean and the pick up / drop off process was easy.

Cons:

The only reason I selected "Mediocre" for Overall is because Thrifty (and PriceLine) are giving me the runaround. We were evacuated from St. Barth island because of Hurricane Irma so we were forced to return the rental car to Thrifty earlier than scheduled but we were still charged for the 6 days (instead of 4). When I contacted PriceLine about getting a refund for the unused days they said to contact Thrifty since we paid them directly. When I contacted Thrifty, they told me to contact PriceLine (the 3rd party) since we made the reservation with them. I'll never use Thrifty car rental or a 3rd party reservation service again.

6.0 Okay

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Flexible delivery/dropoff either at known hotel or airport or ferry terminal.

Cons:

Delivery and Dropoff Instructions were not on the same page with different staff. Our most expensive rental between St. Martin, Anguilla and St Barth with average old cars.

10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Wonderful in all dimensions. Bought insurance with third party when making the res.

10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick service!!!

10.0 Wonderful

Mar 2022

KAYAK
The rental car employees were great!

1 out of 2

FLIZZR

8.2

Very Good

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One location in Gustavia

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Gustavia airport

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National

8.1

Very Good

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Gustavia Harbour

+590 590 29 60 12

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St Jean Airport Gustaf Iii

+590 590 29 60 12

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Autounion Car Rental

7.9

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Gustavia Port

+590 690 70 22 19

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Saint Jean Airport (SBH)

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

7.9

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Gustavia

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Gustavia Harbour

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St Jean Airport Gustaf Iii

+590 590 29 60 12

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keddy by Europcar

6.3

Okay

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St Jean Airport

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Europcar

5.2

Fair

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2 locations in Gustavia

Locations in Gustavia

St Barthelemy Port De Gustavia

+590 590 294 186

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St Jean Airport

+590 590 294 186

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Economy Rent a Car

4.6

Mediocre

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One location in Gustavia

Locations in Gustavia

AéRoport De Saint-Jean

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Firefly

4.5

Mediocre

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Remy De Haenen Airport St Jean

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DISCOUNT.QUEBEC

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2 locations in Gustavia

Locations in Gustavia

Gustaf Iii Airport

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Gustavia Port

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Sunnycars

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One location in Gustavia

Locations in Gustavia

Gustave III Aéroport

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54 travellers who rented a car in Gustavia gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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