Car rentals in Cuba: All you need to know
A Cuba car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Alabama has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Cuba. Find out the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I get a great deal on a rental car in Cuba?
You are well on your way to finding the best price on your car rental with us. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Be sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Reserve your rental as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they commonly are pricier
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Cuba?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Fox and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Cuba?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Alabama city means you're bound to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||When you need the best||Infiniti Q50, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|Minivan or SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Cuba together||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for maneuvering in big cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Cuba?
Generally, to rent a car in Cuba you must be at least 21. But, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category rentals in particular. Go over the supplier's terms to discover what the exact rate is before you rent your vehicle.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Cuba?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you're renting a car. That said, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's required, you can simply add it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Some rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
We advise a full to full policy. You receive the vehicle topped off. But, if you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current gas prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, find a filling station before you return the car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Cuba. You can drive wherever you want without incurring extra charges. Read over your rental agreement to see if there are mileage limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Cuba trip, make sure you check a few things before you leave the lot. You should take time to:
- Check out the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If you notice any, mark it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Cuba car rental today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a rental car that can suit your needs and not break your wallet.