Car rentals in Cuba: All you need to know
A Cuba car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of Ohio has to offer. We've gathered the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Cuba. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Cuba?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Cuba has to offer. You should also:
- Read through the mileage policy to prevent any surprise fees
- Book your rental car as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Cuba.
What rental companies have outlets in Cuba?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Hertz and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Cuba?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Cuba. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||Everyone who wants to travel Cuba in style||Camaro, Chrysler 300, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Cuba together||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy Car||Couple or two friends heading to the beach and back||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Cuba?
Typically, to rent a car in Cuba you must be at least 21. However, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars. Read through the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you book your car.
Does Cuba require rental car insurance?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a car. Nevertheless, you might already be insured by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Cuba. Check ahead of time and, if it is required, you can conveniently include it at checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. Use as much gas as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of gas when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Ask the provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you collect the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually advise that you choose the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Cuba?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the details on mileage limits before you book.
Before you drive off
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should:
- Walk around your car and be sure there is no dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Cuba rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Cuba has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Cuba.