Renting a Car on Tobago

Renting a car is the best way to explore the island of Tobago

Photo credit: © Juha Luoma

You might be surprised to learn that renting a car on Tobago is easy. With a variety of companies and plenty to see, guests will be able to find the perfect car for their vacation.

Renting a Car

There is no shortage of rental car agencies on Tobago. However, the vast majority of them will be located in Crown Point by the airport and ferry dock. Still, since this is where you will most likely enter the island anyway, it is a good place to get a car. Just note that most of the agencies will be local, so you will likely not recognize the name of the agency you rent from.

The table below lists the rental agencies located in this general area.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location
Alfred's Auto Rentals Ltd (868) 639-7448 Crown Pt Tobago - Crown Point
Baird's Rental & Transport Ltd (868) 639-2528 Scarborough
Birdi Car Rental (868) 639-7988 Birdie's Nest - Black Rock
C & J Auto Rentals (868) 639-0061 Tobago
Econo-Car Rentals Ltd (868) 660-8728 Tobago
Genesis Rent-A-Car (868) 639-5555 Scarborough
Granpark Auto Rentals Ltd (868) 639-9873 Crown Pt Tobago - Crown Point
Hummingbird Heights & Car Rental (868) 631-5039 Glen Rd Scarbrough - Scarborough
Island Touch Car Rentals & Tours (868) 631-8615 Crown Point
James Car Rentals & Tours (868) 639-8084 Crown Point
Jordan's Car Rental Service (868) 639-1032 Downtown Scarborough
Lady In Red Car Rentals:Carmen Duncan (868) 631-8261 Crown Point
Leith Peter (868) 639-7233 Bon Accord
Lin's Auto Rentals (868) 639-7510 Crown Point
Natural Rentals (868) 639-5901 Naturalist Beach Resort - Castara
Peter Gremli's Car Rental & Transport Service (868) 639-8400 Crown Point
Peter Gremli's Car Rental & Transport Service (868) 639-8400 Crown Point
Quashie's Rentals (868) 639-8397 Crown Pt Int'l Airport Crown Pt - Crown Point
Rattan's Car Rental Limited (868) 639-8271 Crown Point
Ripspeed Car Rentals (868) 665-9851 Charlotteville
Rollock's Car Rentals (868) 639-0328 Crown Point
Sherman’s Auto Rental (868) 639-2292 Lambeau Village - 1.6 mi. (2.6 km) South West of Scarborough
Stewart Auto Rentals (868) 639-3397 Kirk Street - Scarborough
Ted's Sunshine Enterprises (868) 639-0547 Store Bay Local Road - Tobago
Thrifty Crown Point (868) 639-8507 ext. 8062 A. N. R. Robinson International Airport - Crown Point
Tobago Auto Rentals & Taxi Services (868) 639-9973 33 Todd Street - Crown Point

Requirements and restrictions can vary. If you are concerned about minimum and maximum age restrictions, insurance requirements and the like, consider contacting each firm directly before making a final decision.

The Cost of Renting a Car

... not that expensive ...


When it comes to renting the car, you should be prepared to spend a little. On an average day, you can expect to pay anywhere between $65 and $75 per day for your vehicle, which is not that expensive. However, on top of this you will need to add tax, some government fees, and of course, the price of gasoline.

This set of tables provide a general feel for what the cost of renting a car will be. The lowest rates are typically only available from the least costly agencies when plenty of cars are on hand. The high end of the range is what you might need to pay during the peak season.

Vehicle Rentals, Daily Rates
Rental Type Low Rate High Rate
Light SUV $ 40.00 $ 90.00
Mid Size Car $ 45.00 $ 85.00
Standard SUV $ 60.00 $ 100.00
Mini Van $ 90.00 $ 132.00
Vehicle Rentals, Weekly Rates
Rental Type Low Rate High Rate
Light SUV $ 260.00 $ 585.00
Mid Size Car $ 290.00 $ 510.00
Standard SUV $ 360.00 $ 650.00
Mini Van $ 585.00 $ 792.00

Driving on Tobago

Just like when driving in Trinidad, you will face a variety of development when it comes to roads. The cities will have well developed roads that tend to be crowded, and as you leave the cities the roads may become less crowded, but they also become less developed. Be sure to pay attention, look out for holes, and make sure to drive on the left!

Gas Stations

Tobago is pretty good about having a gas station near your location. Still, there are only a handful, so it is a good idea to fill up whenever you have the chance.

Be sure to check out the table just below that will show you the handful of refueling locations in this general area.

Gas Stations
Name Location
Cambee Gas Station 2.8 mi. (4.5 km) West-Southwest of Scarborough
Charlotteville Gas Station Charlotteville
Crown Bay Gas Station Bon Accord
Plymouth Gas Station Plymouth
Roxborough Gas Station Roxborough
Shaw Park Gas Scarborough

Driving on Tobago may be a little different than what you're used to back home, but overall most tourists find the experience to be a pleasurable one. Thanks to the relatively low prices and the freedom it allows, renting a car is a popular choice amongst visitors on this expansive island.


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