St. John’s Car Hire

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Hit the islands in a St. John’s rental car

Book a trip to paradise in the Caribbean country of Antigua and Barbuda. This West Indies island offers stunning beaches, brightly-coloured architecture and rich cultural heritage. Hire a rental car from St John’s to discover Antigua Island’s best-kept secrets. St John’s is booming with international fare and music-filled evenings. Experience traditional Calypso music and dance the night away in nightclubs in this balmy city. After a few days in St John’s, road trip across the island to discover hidden coves and Antiguan villages. Flying out of Antigua Airport? Drop off your rental at the terminal on your way out. 

Have the perfect vacation with your St. John’s car rental

Hiring a St. John’s rental car

First things first, sort your car hire before heading to your paradise vacation in St. John’s. Book with GoSee to find cheap car rates from multiple rental companies on one page. Enter your travel dates, and click ‘search’ to generate a list of available options in St. John’s. Use the preference filters to narrow your search and select the perfect car for your holiday, with access to included benefits like unlimited mileage. Save on petrol with an economy-size vehicle or select an SUV to ride in comfort.

Once you’ve made your choice, complete the booking process in minutes on our secure site to receive instant confirmation. With GoSee, you need not worry about added fees and you can speak with a 24/7 customer service team at any time should you require assistance.

City guide to St John’s

Welcome to St John’s, the capital and key port of Antigua and Barbuda. Located in the West Indies, this Caribbean island city can be found on the northeast part of Antigua. Visit the magnificent St. John’s Cathedral - its white towers stand tall in the city’s skyline. Learn about the island’s history at the Museum of Antigua and Barbuda, and don’t miss the Friday and Saturday morning farmer’s market for fresh tropical fruit and folk crafts. If you time it right, you can experience Carnival, a ten-day festival held each summer.

From Antigua Airport

If arriving from VC Bird International Airport, head to your St. John’s rental car depot by taxi.

If you made arrangements to pick up your St. John’s rental car from the airport, kiosks are located across from the check-in counters in the main terminal under the canopy.

Guide to driving in St. John’s

Use our guide on driving tips, directions and parking for St. John’s. 

Driving from downtown St. John’s to the VC Bird International Airport

If you are heading to VC Bird International Airport from the city, the drive will take around 20 minutes. From Old Parham Road, head east and take a left onto Sir George Walter Highway. Next, turn right onto Pavilion Drive to arrive at the airport.

Driving tips for your St. John’s rental car

Fair warning, some of the roads on the island aren’t in perfect condition. Keep your eyes peeled on the road and follow these tips to drive safely in your car hire:

  • Drive on the left-hand side of the road and always wear your seatbelt.
  • Keep a road map in the car and make sure to have access to a GPS; the island roads aren’t well marked.
  • Watch out for goats and other livestock near the roads.
  • Stick to driving during daylight.
  • Always yield to pedestrians at crosswalks.

For more tips and rules of the road, check out the Antigua and Barbuda rental car page.

Parking options in downtown St. John’s and at the Airport

Find paid parking areas in downtown St. John’s as well as on-street parking for cheap rates. Don’t park where yellow lines border the road edge and avoid parking near bus stops, pedestrian crossings and school entrances, to avoid fines.

If you need to park at VC Bird International Airport, park in the lot west of the terminal building where you will pay $3 EC per hour.

Is this your first international road trip? Check out our guide for driving in a foreign country.

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