Car Rentals in the USVI

Travelers may find rental cars the most convenient way to see the Virgin Islands

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On the larger Virgin Islands, renting a car means being able to explore the area without sharing a cab with strangers or deciphering complex bus schedules.

Renting a Car

Visitors may operate a vehicle in the U.S. Virgin Islands for up to 90 days on a valid drivers license issued by their home country. For time periods longer than 90 days, travelers should get an International Drivers License.

Review the following table which shows the many area vehicle rental agencies.

Vehicle Rental Companies
Name Phone Location Island
Amalie Car Rental (340) 774-0688 46 Crown Bay - The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Auto Depot (340) 776-3800 Tutu Park Mall - Anna's Retreat St. Thomas
Avis Havensight (340) 777-8888 Havensight Mall - Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Avis Rent A Car- Cyril E King Airport (340) 774-1468 Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Avis Rent A Car- Frenchman's Reef (340) 776-8500 Frenchman's Reef & Morning Star Marriott Beach Resort - The vicinity of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Avis Rent A Car- Henry Rohlsen Airport (340) 778-9355 Henry E Rohlsen Airport - 5.5 mi. (8.8 km) East of Frederiksted St. Croix
BIZ Rentals (340) 774-5840 Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Bowsky Auto Sales and Car Rentals (340) 779-2600 56 Smith Bay - East End St. Thomas
Budget Cars Frederiksted (340) 778-4663 Chant Building - Frederiksted St. Croix
Budget Rentals Airport (340) 776-5774 Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Budget Rentals Christiansted (888) 264-8894 Henry E Rohlsen Airport - Christiansted St. Croix
C&C Car Rental (340) 693-8164 300 Enighed - Cruz Bay St. John
Centerline Cars Christiansted (340) 713-0550 Watergut Street - Downtown Christiansted St. Croix
Centerline Cars La Reine (340) 778-0450 3 Estate La Reine - 4.8 mi. (7.8 km) West of Christiansted St. Croix
Conrad Sutton Car Rental (340) 776-6479 Cruz Bay St. John
Cool Breeze Jeep and Car Rental (340) 776-6588 North Shore Road - Downtown Cruz Bay St. John
Courtesy Car Rental (340) 776-6650 300 Enighed - Cruz Bay St. John
Delbert Hill Jeep Rental (340) 776-6637 King Street - Cruz Bay St. John
Dependable Car Rental STT (340) 774-2253 Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Dollar Rent-A-Car (340) 774-0111 Airport Road at Lindbergh Bay - 2.3 mi. (3.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
First Rent-A-Car and Truck Rental (340) 776-3730 Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Hertz St. Croix (888) 248-4261 Henry E Rohlsen Airport - 5.5 mi. (8.8 km) East of Frederiksted St. Croix
O'Connor Cars Westin (340) 776-6343 The Westin St. John Resort - Cruz Bay St. John
O'Connor Cruz Bay (340) 776-6343 Cruz Bay St. John
Olympic Rent-A-Car (340) 718-3000 1103 Richmond - Christiansted St. Croix
Skyline Car Rental (340) 719-5990 218 Estate La Reine, Kingshill - Alexandria St. Croix
Spencer's Jeep Rentals (340) 693-8784 Bay Street - Cruz Bay St. John
St. John Car Rental (340) 776-6103 Bay Street - Cruz Bay St. John
Thrifty Cyril E King (340) 776-1500 Cyril E King Airport - 2.9 mi. (4.7 km) West of Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
Varlack Auto Rental (340) 776-6412 King Street - Cruz Bay St. John

The Cost of Renting a Car

Rates vary greatly, depending on the island and the type of the car you want. Daily rates should fall somewhere between $50(USD) and $80(USD); weekly rates should be between $300(USD) and $500(USD).

Parking difficulties should also be carefully considered. Although most of the islands are not crowded, it is not always easy to find a parking space in the largest towns.

Gas Stations

When planning your budget for a rental car, don't forget to factor in additional costs such as gasoline. Gas stations themselves can be hard to come by, and the safest tactic is to simply fill up when you come across one.

Even though you should have no issues finding gas stations, you should still view the table right below to get an orientation of where some can be found.

Gas Stations
Name Location Island
Budget Gas Station Golden Rock St. Croix
E&C Service Station Cruz Bay St. John
Gas Coral Bay Route 107 - Coral Bay St. John
Gateway Gas 2.5 mi. (4.1 km) South West of Christiansted St. Croix
Giant Gas Charlotte Amalie St. Thomas
La Reine Gas 4.8 mi. (7.8 km) West of Christiansted St. Croix
Puma Gas Bovoni 2.4 mi. (3.8 km) West of Red Hook St. Thomas
Puma Gas Tillett Anna's Retreat St. Thomas
Race Track Gas Station South Shore Road - Cruz Bay St. John
Texaco Gas Station Anna's Retreat St. Thomas
Ziggy's Service Station Ziggy's Island Market - 4.6 mi. (7.4 km) East of Christiansted St. Croix

The independence that rental cars afford travelers can be invaluable, and the convenience of having a vehicle at your own disposal is undeniable. Overall, the expense is probably comparable to that of using taxis as a primary mode of transportation.

The three main islands of the US Virgin Islands are all car-friendly, and a rental car is likely to be crucial to your stay. However, even with the information above, you might find each islands' policies and prices to be a little different. Make sure to check out one of the more local rental car guides below once you have a better idea of your final destination.

Rental Agencies in Specific Areas
Guide to St. Croix Rental Cars
Guide to St. John Rental Cars
Guide to St. Thomas Rental Cars
 

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