Rental Cars in Bodden Town

Renting a car makes seeing Bodden Town easier

A fast expanding tourist destination, Bodden Town is a great getaway for those who are inspired by history and heritage.  Tourists spend their days here going from one site to the next learning about military involvement and how pirates once found haven.  Renting a car here will certainly aid in making the sightseeing process easier.  

Renting a Car

Most people who stay in Bodden Town will pick up their rental car right when they arrive at the airport.  You can speak with a customer service representative, or use one of the kiosks that are available throughout the airport.  If you decide to take a taxi to your accommodations and rent later during your stay, you can speak with the agency you choose to rent with about delivering the vehicle to you.  All of the agencies on the island offer this perk free of charge.  

Regardless of which option you choose, make sure to reserve your rental between six and 36 hours in advance at least to ensure you have a rental available for you.  Make sure to arrive prepared.  Not only will you need your driver's license, but in order to drive on the island you will have to have a local driver's permit.  Agencies offer them for $7.50(USD), but you can also pick them up on Elgin Avenue at the George Town Police Station or the Vehicle Licensing Department on Crewe Road.  Also, most agencies require that renters be between the ages of 25 and 75.  

Check the following chart for some of the vehicle rental agencies located in this area.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location
Avis Owen Roberts (345) 949-2468 Owen Roberts International Airport - Georgetown
Budget Rent A Car Of Grand Cayman (345) 949-5605 Airport Road - Georgetown
Economy Car Rental (345) 949-9550 Roberts Drive - Georgetown
Hertz Owen Roberts Airport (855) 212-1713 Owen Roberts International Airport - Georgetown
Thrifty Georgetown (345) 949-6640 Airport Center - Georgetown

The Cost of Renting a Car

Between the months of December and April is when you'll encounter the highest prices on rental cars on the island.  Standard, no frills vehicles start at $40(USD) a day, and go up when you add amenities and as the vehicle gets larger and more capable of handling rugged roads.  If you visit during the summer, prices can be as low as 35 percent off.

Driving in Bodden Town

Even in Bodden Town, which hasn't always been a top tourist spot, road conditions are great compared to the rest of the Caribbean.  Most are paved and well maintained, so you shouldn't struggle so much with pot holes, and local drivers are much more courteous.  Driving is done on the left side of the road even though you might be in a vehicle with wheel on the right side.  Be aware that seat belts are required and speaking or texting on a cell phone while you're driving is not allowed.  

Speed limits range from 30 to 50 miles per hour, and the local police force will ticket speeders.    Make sure to consider gas prices as you plan your budget; expect to pay anywhere from $3.50 to $5(USD) a gallon. 

There is a pleasant availability of service stations near the area. Be sure to check out the table that follows for some of their locations.

Gas Stations
Name Phone Location
Bodden Town Gas Station -- 1.1 mi. (1.8 km) East-Southeast of Bodden Town
Esso Standard Oil S A Ltd (345) 949-8373 South Church Street - Georgetown
Old Man Bay Gas Station -- Old Man Bay
Savannah Texaco (345) 947-3660 Savannah
Texaco (345) 949-0175 454 West Bay Road - Georgetown

To optimize your time on the island, plan to rent a car for your sightseeing adventures.  Thanks to the ease of renting, the low cost, and the maintained roads, this one is a no-brainer. 


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