Rental Cars in Cockburn Town

Renting a car in Cockburn Town shouldn't be a struggle

As one of the busiest tourist centers in Turks and Caicos, procuring a rental car isn't a difficult process in Cockburn Town. There are a few rules and regulations you should be aware of, as well as some tips to make the transition to driving in a foreign country go much more smoothly, so read on to prepare for your island getaway.

Renting a Car

In order to rent a car, you'll have to be at least 21-years-old, and most places require that you even be 25 or older. You will also need to be in possession of a driver's license from back home, but there are no further requirements across the board.

Check the following table for a list of rental companies.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location
Tony's Car Rental (649) 946-1879 Cockburn Town
Zoom Zoom Car Rental (649) 331-7429 Grand Turk Cruise Center - 2.1 mi. (3.4 km) South of Cockburn Town

It is easy to get ahold of more rental agencies. However, they will likely be located at the Grand Turk Cruise Center to the south of the island. Click here to see them and all other rental agencies avaliable on Grand Turk.

The Cost of Renting a Car

The cost of renting a car in Cockburn Town varies significantly depending upon the make, model, and size of the vehicle you're renting, as well as any extras you request, such as leather seats, a navigation system, or a sun roof. Expect to pay anywhere from $40 to $215(USD) a day, plus the $16(USD) government tax and between $10 and $20(USD) for the recommended rental insurance.

This set of tables provide a general feel for the local rental market. The lowest rates shown only apply to the least costly agencies during the off season. The highest rates are what you can expect at one of the busiest firms during the peak season.

Vehicle Rentals, Daily Rates
Rental Type Low Rate High Rate
Economy Car $ 35.00 $ 45.00
Full Size Car $ 40.00 $ 70.00
Light SUV $ 75.00 $ 72.00
Standard SUV $ 120.00 $ 150.00
Vehicle Rentals, Weekly Rates
Rental Type Low Rate High Rate
Economy Car $ 210.00 $ 270.00
Full Size Car $ 240.00 $ 420.00
Light SUV $ 450.00 $ 552.00
Standard SUV $ 720.00 $ 900.00

Gas Stations

Cockburn Town is one of the best towns in Turks and Caicos for driving, with well-lit paved roads that feature street signs to help you get where you're going. There are no traffic lights; however, there are a few road signs you may not be familiar with, including one that lets you know there are low-flying airplanes in the area, and another that indicates passing is not allowed.

The last sign is an important one to the driving climate of Cockburn Town, where passing is like a sport for locals, favored only second to tailgating. Aggressive and erratic driving behaviors are easy to come across here, but you shouldn't take offense. Simply keep your distance from other drivers that make you uncomfortable and stick to the speed limit, which is 20 miles per hour island-wide. Locals also seem to have a difficult time sticking to this limitation.

Because there are a few places that sell gas within the area, you will want to take a look at the list just below to see where some of the companies are located.

Gas Stations
Name Location
Fulford Gas Station 0.8 mi. (1.3 km) North of Cockburn Town
Missick's Gas Station 0.8 mi. (1.2 km) North of Cockburn Town

With good road conditions and easy rental requirements, it makes good sense for many tourists to plan to rent a car during their vacation in Cockburn Town.


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