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Find cheap car rental deals in Kingston, Jamaica
Jamaica’s colorful capital is your gateway to the rest of this famously stunning island. The location is one of the main draws, sandwiched between the shimmering ocean and the soaring Blue Mountains. Rent a car through Orbitz to discover the legacy of the city, before driving out to the rest of the island’s destinations.
Don’t sweat the details when it comes to renting a car in Kingston. Simply use our guide below, then compare the best prices by searching for the best car rental for you.
Kingston is the main gateway for travelers visiting Jamaica, so numerous car rental companies operate here to meet that need. Use Orbitz to search for the right car for you, choosing from brands such as Thrifty, Budget, Firefly, Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Alamo and more.
If you want to get a rental car in the city center, not at the airport, then look to the north of the city in Uptown. The neighborhood of New Kingston, in particular, has many car rental options available.
Drivers use the left side of the road in Jamaica, and overtake on the right.
If your driver’s license is printed in English then you will not need an International Driving Permit to use a rental car in Kingston.
You have to be 21 to rent a car in Jamaica. Even then, many car rental operators will include a surcharge for drivers who are younger than 25.
Kingston is a lively, sometimes chaotic, always exciting city with a character that changes from block to block. We’ve highlighted three neighborhoods with different flavors for you to visit in your rental car.
Catch some Caribbean culture in the historic neighborhood of Downtown. The National Gallery of Jamaica is one of the highlights here, bringing together some of the nation’s artistic masterpieces in a scenic waterfront location. Linger in Downtown to experience the Natural History Museum, and the architectural and artistic delights of William Grant Park.
The neighborhood of Trench Town remains one of the lesser developed corners of Kingston, but it’s an essential stop for fans of reggae music. Wander through the halls of the Trench Town Culture Yard to learn about how the place influenced Bob Marley and other legends of the reggae genre. Look out for the rusted VW van that the Wailers used for touring.
Drive west of Norman Manley International Airport along the peninsula to reach the village at the end of the road, with views of Kingston over the water. This historic outpost is one of the oldest surviving corners of the island, once the home of Jamaica’s pirate population. A 17th-century fort and a sunken city from the same era make this destination an archaeological curiosity.