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Saint Thomas Island, U.S. Virgin Islands
11 Mar — 18 Mar
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Saint Thomas Island car rental information

Pick-up locationSaint Thomas Island
Rental locations11
Airport locations6

Saint Thomas Island car rental reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
7.1 Good (48 reviews)
1 location in Saint Thomas Island
Hertz
Locations in Saint Thomas Island
8100 Lingberg Bay+1 340 774 1879
Monday09:00 - 18:00
Tuesday09:00 - 18:00
Wednesday09:00 - 18:00
Thursday09:00 - 18:00
Friday09:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00
  • 7.3
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  • 7
  • 6.7
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre27 Jan 2020
Cons: I was never informed that the car couldn’t be taken to St John, where I was staying. That’s part of the Virgin Islands and a short ferry ride away. So I was denied rental upon arrival and then forced to find a very last minute rental from Another agency. Terrible service!
8.4 Excellent21 Aug 2019
Pros: The staff were very friendly and the pick up was easyCons: Returning the car took a little longer than expected because the agent has to leave the desk and go inspect the car.
2.0 Mediocre5 Mar 2019
Pros: We prepaid for the car in St Thomas for a minivan that we were going to take to St John and have done this for years. The counter help said we couldn't take the car to St John and wouldn't offer us another car or refund our money. Had to go to Budget and get a 7 passenger vehicle at about $250 more.Cons: Hertz could have offered us a car, could have told us we can't take if off the island of St Thomas, or maybe offer to find a car from another company. Hertz also said since we made the reservation through Kayak it is not their problem. Any help Kayak?
4.4 Okay14 Feb 2019
Cons: I paid for a Jeep months before this trip and when we arrived they didn’t have any Jeeps at all. They said it’s either a Huyandi Sonata or nothing. They didn’t even offer to make up the price difference.
5.2 Okay17 Jan 2019
Pros: The staff at pick up was super slow, almost rude. and of course extra charges. Always extra charges! Super annoying. I'm sure everyone has a bad day but after 13 hr flight I don't really want to be first in line and still take over an hour to pick up the dang car.Cons: It ended up costing me more then I thought I was paying. And it should be told when signing up that a second driver is way more money. I reserved it as it was a gift but then had to pay more for my husband to drive. They would exclude me.
10.0 Excellent16 Mar 2018
Pros: The staff was greatCons: The Jeep had very creaky brakes- probably from all f the mountain driving
8.4 Excellent11 Dec 2017
Service was good.Pros: The car was well maintained.Cons: They need to post a sign where the Hertz drop off area. I went to the airport and went to check out. I was directed to exit the airport and followed directions. A clearly marked sign would have saved me time and energy.
2.0 Mediocre10 Dec 2017
Need my money returnedCons: Plane arrived at 5:00 p.m. We arrived at Hertz desk at 5:15. The girl behind the desk would not rent the car to us because she said they closed at 5:00 p.m. "Come back tomorrow." Luckily Avis had one car available for us to rent or we would have had to spend the night in the airport. We never got to rent the Hertz vehicle. I'll be expecting my money back. The girl behind the Hertz desk should be fired!!!
6.4 Good14 Oct 2017
Cons: Because I booked through you they were going to charge an extra $13.50 per day for an additional driver. That was a shock and from now on I will rent directly from them or another car rental agency.
2.0 Mediocre7 Oct 2017
Not impressed with Hertz during Hurricane IrmaCons: Our trip had to be cancelled due to Hurricane Irma. I understand that we had a non-refundable reservation but Hertz could have been a good corporate citizen and waived the $50 cancellation fee or offered to donate it to relief efforts. We would have been happy to have that $50 go towards the people of St. Thomas rather than to Hertz's profit margin. Hertz should think outside the box regarding their cancellation policy during such a devastating time!
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Rated no. 2
Budget
6.3 Good (97 reviews)
3 locations in Saint Thomas Island
Budget
Locations in Saint Thomas Island
Cyril E. King Intl Airport+1 340 776 5774
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
Harwood Highway+1 340 776 5774
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
Havensight Cruise Ship Dock+1 340 776 5774
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 6.5
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Recent reviews
4.0 Okay14 Feb 2021
Pros: They were nice on the phone and in the end I forgot my wallet and the called us just in time.Cons: We call to ask about car seats, they said they take care of it. We arrived an hour earlier, se we talked about the car seats again and waited for our allotted time because there were no other cars, no problem there, the problem is that even when we showed an hour later the car was ready they dumped the car seats on us not on the car, and they knew is was 3 car seats, so that's all the luggage, all 3 kids and all 3 car seats, and if we're paying to use the car seats we do expect to see the car seats in the car not at the window, we have rented cars everywhere domestically and abroad amd that's the first time we have to pay, install and carry car seats.
10.0 Excellent7 Apr 2020
Cons: There were very few tourist on St. Thomas during the Corona outbreak. Thankfully they stayed open had sanitizer inside and outside the facility. My flight was cancelled and they made it quick and easy to extend my rental.
4.0 Okay21 Feb 2020
Cons: Office closed, car unavailable when we arrived. Reservations tried to double our rate to pick up same car next morning. Finally got the airport location to honor our reservations but we still paid too much. Only one decent person there, the girl at the airport desk. Thank you to her!
5.6 Okay26 Jan 2020
Cons: Had to wait almost an hour for pickup, even though I had a reservation made almost a year ahead
8.0 Excellent31 Dec 2019
Pros: Very friendly staff and rather quickCons: When I booked the car online, I did not realize it was at a location one mile from the airport and not at the airport. Apparently they are two different locations. My error I think.
4.8 Okay10 Dec 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly. The car was very beat up
9.2 Excellent14 Jul 2019
Pros: Drop-off was extremely easy, really convenient. Woman at the counter was helpful and explained everything.Cons: Hard to find something that could have been improved.
2.0 Mediocre12 Jul 2019
Cons: auto was totally a wreck
6.0 Good10 Jul 2019
Pros: Car functioned very well. Retrieval process from lot was easy.Cons: Agent at desk was not friendly or polite. Instructions for return of vehicle were unclear and I had to go back through customs again to return keys.
4.4 Okay24 Jun 2019
Pros: The service was fast and the pick up/drop off was easy. However, I was a bit shocked to see the car that was assigned to me was dirty and beat up with dents and scratches everywhere on the vehicle. I thought, I'm glad I declined the additional coverage the agent tried to get me to take on it!Cons: The condition of the vehicle was terrible! It was dirty with dents and scratches everywhere on it! I don't know if I got a crappy car because I went through a 3rd party or not.
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Rated no. 3
Avis
5.9 Okay (32 reviews)
3 locations in Saint Thomas Island
Avis
Locations in Saint Thomas Island
3400 Veterans Drive+1 340 690 4935
Monday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
6B-F Estate Thomas+1 340 774 6660
Monday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
13:00 - 17:00
Airport Road+1 340 774 1468
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 6.9
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  • 5.1
  • 6.1
Recent reviews
4.0 Okay2 Mar 2021
Cons: No pre inspection of the vehicle. Very unclear instructions on what do to with the car when finished and dropping off. No receipt.
6.0 Good4 Feb 2021
Cons: Had to wait over 1 hour to receive my car
2.0 Mediocre24 Jan 2021
Pros: They overbooked the cars and didn’t have a vehicle for us until the next day. Terrible experience and will never boom with Avis again. Made my reservation 8 months in advance and the took more reservations to increase their bottom dollarCons: They should have vehicles available when people get to the airport.
2.0 Mediocre11 Jan 2021
Cons: Had to wait 80 minutes for car to be ready. Car had cracked tail light, several scrapes, and needed a brake job.
4.0 Okay18 Mar 2020
Pros: Rental desk was easily accessible after entering airport.Cons: Staff was rude, car was in rough shape and had front tires that were bald. The drop off process was confusing. No attendant went over the car during pick up or drop off
2.0 Mediocre16 Dec 2019
Pros: NothingCons: The car was not available when I arrived. I never rented it
2.8 Mediocre24 Nov 2019
Pros: staff was courteous but for some reason me and my wife had to hop on a $10 each taxi to get a ride from the airport to another Avis location to pick up the car. So extra $20. They did not provide a courtesy shuttle.Cons: What could be better? Well for one - a courtesy shuttle or have the car available at the Avis location at the airport. 2 - not give me a car that had a scratch or a dent on EVERY panel. and 3 - not give me a car with a BULLET HOLE on the top of the roof. Yep. We had the most gangsta car rental on the island.
2.0 Mediocre6 Oct 2019
Pros: Nothing since they didn’t honor my reservation despite confirming it 4 days prior to traveling traveling. Further, no one even offered any help finding another car.Cons: Starting with don’t overbook, Avis should at least pay a penalty to confirmed renters if they cannot fulfill their obligations
10.0 Excellent1 Sep 2019
Pros: The car was availableCons: The waiting time could be less But overall everything when great.
4.8 Okay22 Jan 2019
Cons: When we arrived they told us they didn’t have any full size vehicles (which is what we reserved) so they would have to give us a mid-size. They also said it was going to take 40 minutes before our car was ready. We ended up waiting almost 3 hours! We will not be renting again from them in the future
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Rated no. 4
Thrifty
5.9 Okay (52 reviews)
1 location in Saint Thomas Island
Thrifty
Locations in Saint Thomas Island
15 Lindberg Bay+1 340 473 7410
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 5.9
  • 6
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  • 5.8
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent19 Feb 2020
Pros: Very friendly staff, easy and convenient location and shuttle service. Car was in good condition too.Cons: The building is in a temporary location due to the hurricane.
8.0 Excellent1 Jan 2020
Pros: Short shuttle ride to the rental facility, quick check in processCons: The car made noise at some RPM level (vibration). I notified the agent when I returned the vehicle but it did not seem to matter.
9.2 Excellent2 Dec 2019
Cons: Had to take a shuttle across the street to airport, but no waiting coming or going so it was not a problem.
3.6 Mediocre3 Nov 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly enough.Cons: Pick up experience was not good, car was poor. Mid day while all other rental companies were present with shuttles, we had to call to get picked up at airport. All was prepaid on credit card so expected to simply sign for car, decline insurance, load up and go. However, initial car provided was not in lot where we were told it was so 4 of us spent about 10 mins in mid day heat after long flight with zero assistance from Thrifty searching lot for the car...it was in a different part of lot, boxed in by another car, it had 2 flat tires so we had to switch cars. I did notice it had power convenience features but was significantly dinged and dented. Subsequent car had no power convenience features so manual windows and locks..locks was a pain since we had to continually remind each other to lock vehicle. Also car was severely under performing...major hesitation when stepping on gas, had a lot of trouble getting up hills on St. Thomas even when only a driver in car and I only weigh 190 lbs. This is not the quality of car that was advertised nor is it what I expect from Thrifty having used them for many years corporately.
5.6 Okay8 Oct 2019
Pros: Pick up and drop off were reasonably efficient. Car was good and fairly new.Cons: Explanations at pick up were rushed and a bit confusing eg re fuel payments. Little or no information in car re what to do if break down.
3.6 Mediocre22 Sep 2019
Pros: Staff was friendly but we were quoted $376 online and ending up paying $607 !!!!Cons: I should of paid my quoted price !!!!
10.0 Excellent28 Jul 2019
Pros: Very friendly staff, easy pickup and drop off, located off airport but very close.Cons: Better information about location of bus pickup.
8.0 Excellent22 May 2019
Pros: Easy pick up and drop offCons: Condition of the car
4.4 Okay11 Mar 2019
Pros: The staff was friendly and helpful and drop off/pick up was easy despite the fact that it was not at the airport.Cons: First car they gave me was filthy and smelled like an ash tray. The second car they gave me was old and dented all over the place. Two warning lights were flashing and the tire pressure was low. Had to go to gas station first thing and pump up tires. Trunk was also broken with exposed wiring.
4.4 Okay5 Feb 2019
Pros: Staff not helpful cars not available with reservationsCons: Having vehicles available when you have reserved a vehicle
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Rated no. 5
Dollar
5.8 Okay (42 reviews)
1 location in Saint Thomas Island
Dollar
Locations in Saint Thomas Island
15 Lindberg Bay+1 340 473 7410
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
  • 5.8
  • 6.1
  • 5.9
  • 5.4
  • 6
Recent reviews
7.6 Good2 Jan 2020
Pros: The minivan was in very good condition compared to others we’ve rented on St Thomas.Cons: When I called to confirm the rental, they couldn’t guarantee that I would actually get a minivan, even though I had reserved and needed one for my large family. Ultimately, I did get a minivan, but not being guaranteed added to the stress.
6.0 Good9 Jun 2019
Pros: We liked the speediness of getting and returning and shuttle service.Cons: The condition of the car. Very beat up. We rented a full size vehicle but it did not look or seem like a full size. It seemed small to intermediate but definitely not full size so it was not what we expected for paying $325.00 plus taxes.
2.0 Mediocre12 Feb 2019
Pros: Off airport location which is not on their website. I did not like one thing about Dollar and will never rent from them again. Long wait for car and longer wait to drop off. I did not get the size car I rented.Cons: EVERYTHING
2.0 Mediocre25 Jan 2019
Cons: Hold cars when people reserve in advance.
2.0 Mediocre14 Oct 2018
I purchased the rental based on it being advertised as a convertible.Pros: The whole experience was terrible...Cons: The employee laughed when I told her I rented a convertible. It’s what I paid for but after she was done laughing she said she didn’t have any. This was false advertisement at its best. The car I received was beat up and smelled like it had been smoked in plenty. The whole experience was terrible.
2.0 Mediocre26 Jun 2018
Cons: The car is too old with lots of scratches, and the battery is not good. It is out of power three times and nearly ruined my trip. They charge the deposit of 500 dollars and I don't know when they will give it back to me. When I returned the car,they said there's no extra charge and they will give me a discount for the bad experience, but refused to give me a receipt as they said the computer is out of order. I am not sure if this is the excuse.
4.0 Okay25 Jun 2017
Scam ArtistsCons: Charged us for 6 days instead of 4. Charged us for gas when we filled the tank. They are scam artists
6.0 Good12 May 2017
Ok I guessPros: We got there to pick the car up and the price was double what was quoted on my itinerary. The car they gave us had bad brakes so after about 4 days we had to take it back and get a different car. I wasn't impressed.Cons: The misguided info (i.e.: price change as mentioned above)
4.0 Okay5 May 2017
Pretty poorPros: The car workedCons: The car beeped the entire time as if a door was open however it wasn't. The car was also pretty dirty when we got it. It was also more expensive than reported.
2.0 Mediocre7 Apr 2017
Do not use this rental placePros: Worst place in the world Worst car was given to me All beat up car Worst service
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Rated no. 6
Economy Rent a Car
6.9 Good (10 reviews)
1 location in Saint Thomas Island
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Saint Thomas Island
46A Nisky+1 340 774 1977
  • 7
  • 7
  • 7
  • 6.8
  • 7
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre29 Jul 2017
Cons: Vehicle looked like it had been through a demo derby, scratches and dents everywhere.
2.8 Mediocre7 May 2017
Cons: , car not clean was charged $24 as a pickup and drop-off service to the airport the car was in poor condition lots of scratches in chips and cracks in the body work charge the $200 deposit fee up front it was not located at the airport and get I was charged to be picked up and to be taken back to the airport
2.0 Mediocre16 Jan 2017
Horrible ExperiencePros: Absolutely nothing.Cons: Car was in poor condition. They accused us of losing a hubcap and are tying to charge us for it. Gave us the car with only three quarters full of gas but made us return it filled. Check engine light was on. Tires were completely bald. Hubcap and gas cap door were missing. Car felt unsafe to drive so I returned it early and am asking for a complete refund. Customer service was unfriendly and unhelpful. Also the location was so hard to find and there was no number to call to get the shuttle to pick me up at the airport, had to take a cab. Then they tried to charge more because I didn't "come from the airport". NEVER use this company. I rent cars all the time and I have never experienced something like this.
10.0 Excellent4 Dec 2016
ExcellentPros: Great, fast service with a very helpful staff and a free car model upgrade.Cons: The location is not at the airport, but the had a shuttle.
10.0 Excellent24 Oct 2016
Pros: Fast and courteous serviceCons: There was nothing to dislike
10.0 Excellent19 Oct 2016
Excellent customer service and positive "can do" aPros: I had an early flight on the 18th and they met me 1.5 hours earlier (06:30) prior to opening (0800) in order to accommodate my schedule. They unsolicited a call to me to coordinate an early meeting to turn the car in and give me a ride to the Airport. Excellent customer service !
10.0 Excellent28 Aug 2016
Pros: Easy, clean and professional businessCons: Selection of cars was not accurately listed on kayak. For ex. We requested a mustang and got a VW. We loved the VW anyways, but other Kayak customers may want to know ahead of time. That's the only negative thing I could think of.
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Apex
1 location in Saint Thomas Island
Apex
Locations in Saint Thomas Island
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Recent reviews
281 travellers who rented a car in Saint Thomas Island gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.3

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Top tips for renting a car in Saint Thomas Island

  • As a visitor to Saint Thomas Island, there’s so much to see with the advantage of a car. When you rent a car on this Caribbean island, it makes sightseeing and beach hopping a lot easier, rather than using the limited public transport. From ancient castles to historic forts, renting a car gives you the absolute freedom to discover every part of Saint Thomas Island.
  • Looking to rent a car on your trip to Saint Thomas Island? If you are landing at Cyril E. King International Airport, you will find a single Terminal split into two floors. The car hire counters are located inside the airport terminal in the baggage claim area, on the second floor.
  • When it comes to driving around Saint Thomas Island, you must remember to drive on the left side. When you rent a car, you will find that the vehicles are a left hand drive like in the rest of the U.S., since they are imported from the rest of the U.S. With only three main streets in the main city of Charlotte Amalie, it’s easy to navigate the island.
  • Being mainly a tourist island, Saint Thomas Island doesn’t get affected by major rush hours like on the mainland. In the city center of Charlotte Amalie, you can expect to face rush hour traffic from 7:00 am until 9:00 am. When the cruise ships dock at St. Thomas Cruise Ship Docks, you should avoid the surrounding roads because of the increased traffic.
  • Book your rental car in Saint Thomas Island at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about renting a car in Saint Thomas Island

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Saint Thomas Island are Hertz (7.1, 52 reviews), Budget (6.4, 137 reviews), and Avis (6.1, 52 reviews).

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Due to Saint Thomas Island’s limited main roads, plus hilly and rural terrain, renting a sedan for your vacation is your best option. Jeep hires are also recommended as you may have to contend with winding, gravel, and unpaved roads if you decide to explore the nearby beaches.

  • As there are no freeways on Saint Thomas Island and most of the roads only have one lane, the speed limits across the island are low. If you are driving outside of towns, the speed limit is 35 mph. When you drive through more urban areas and in the towns of Saint Thomas Island, the speed limits are 20 mph.

  • Across the U.S., petrol prices are an average of $3.06 per gallon, whereas the cost of petrol is around $3.14 per gallon in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Buying petrol on Saint Thomas Island is much higher compared to the rest of the Island, where petrol is between $3.62 and $3.93 per gallon.

  • Around Saint Thomas Island you will find plenty of parking. There aren’t many street-side parking options around the island, but in the main towns you will find numerous parking spaces. In Charlotte Amalie, there is free parking beneath the American Yacht Harbor, plus there are lots of spaces at the Fort Christian parking lot. In Red Hook there is a parking lot by the ferry port which charges $10.00 a day.