£18 - £37
If you're interested in car hire in the Dominican Republic, you’ll need to be at least 21 years old to hire a vehicle. As is often the case in other countries, anyone under 25 will have to pay a daily surcharge. Your licence is valid in the Dominican Republic only for the first 30 days of your stay, and you must always carry it as well as your passport when you’re driving. To hire a car, you’ll usually need a credit card, also. Hiring a car in the Dominican Republic is generally straightforward, and you can opt for one of the major international car hire companies, such as Avis, Hertz or Europcar, or one of the smaller, local agencies; all have car hire outlets across the country in the major cities, such as Santo Domingo and Punta Cana, and their corresponding international airports.
For anyone making use of car hire in the Dominican Republic, be aware that you will drive on the right-hand side of the road. For families who have children and who are looking for car hire, there are no laws regarding children and car seats. However, all passengers travelling in a car must by law always wear a seatbelt. It’s best to enquire about car and baby seat availability (should you need one) before hiring a car. Roads are generally busy, and using a mobile phone whilst driving is against the law. Whilst driving, vehicles on bigger streets have the right of way. You’ll find several toll roads across the country, and speed limits vary depending on the road. The maximum speed on highways is 120 km/h (75 mph); on smaller roads, it’s lower, often 80 km/h (50 mph). In inhabited and residential areas, the limit generally goes down to 40 km/h (25 mph).
For travellers seeking car hire in the Dominican Republic, the type of car you hire may depend on where you want to go. Driving in the Dominican Republic is generally convenient, but you should be aware that in some areas there are no stop signs – these are replaced by deep indents in the road. Major roads are generally good; however, roads in rural areas and particularly in the eastern part of the Dominican Republic are often well worn, and lighting and visibility can be poor whilst driving at night. In light of these factors, you may want to consider hiring an SUV or four-wheel drive vehicle if you’ll be heading outside of the cities or into the mountains. As well as the occasional poor road conditions, you should be aware of other drivers who do not always obey road rules, as well as pedestrians crossing streets in urban areas. For anyone making use of car hire in the Dominican Republic, it’s always best to drive extra carefully.
Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, National (10.0 rating), NU Car (9.5 rating) and Alamo (5.5 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Dominican Republic.
The most popular car hire company at Dominican Republic is Thrifty. With prices on ECONOMY starting at £26/day about 65% more people book with Thrifty than other companies in the country.
At £33/day, the cheapest car hire price in Dominican Republic was found in Santo Domingo. On average, Santo Domingo has the cheapest daily rental car price (£46/day), which is 5% below average price for cities in Dominican Republic.
Cars in Dominican Republic are to be driven on the right side of the road.