Car rentals in Havana: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to take you around Havana whether you're traveling for a business trip or a vacation. Explore the top sites around town and park in front of the popular restaurants in Havana. CarRentals.com has answered your most popular questions about car rentals in Havana. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Havana?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Havana. You should also:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book as far in advance as you can
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Havana?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Advantage and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Havana?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Havana. If you're having difficulty choosing, be sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and enjoy great views||Ford Explorer, Kia Sorento, BMW X3, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing a lot of driving and want a comfortable ride||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Economy Car||For those on a strict travel budget||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Havana?
Normally, to rent a car in Havana you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the supplier's terms to figure out what the exact charge will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Havana?
Insurance is always required, no matter where you rent a vehicle. However, you could already be covered by your existing car or credit card policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not provide total coverage, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Look into it before you book and, if it's needed, you can easily include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for 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 pick up your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to search for a gas station before you return your car||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas 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 fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we advise bringing the car back topped off. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a filling station before returning the rental car. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Havana?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Havana. You can cruise wherever you like without incurring additional charges. Review your policy to discover if there are mileage limitations.
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Havana adventure, go over a few items before you leave the rental lot. You should:
- Inspect your vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scratches. If so, mark it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- 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 working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Havana rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. No matter the situation, CarRentals.com has a car rental that can align with your requirement and not break the bank.