Montego Bay car rentals

Montego Bay car rentals

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Montego Bay, Jamaica
Dec 8 — Dec 15
Same drop-off
Montego Bay, Jamaica
Wed 12/8
Noon
Wed 12/15
Noon

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Montego Bay car rental information

Pick-up locationMontego Bay
Car typesCompact, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Minivan, Passenger van, Standard, Standard SUV
Rental locations44
Airport locations31
Popular agenciesTimeless Car Rental, Sixt, Thrifty, Alamo, Avis

Cheap car rentals in Montego Bay

Economy$26/day
Compact$17/day
Intermediate$32/day
Standard$28/day
Full-size$64/day
Minivan$57/day
Passenger van$88/day
Intermediate SUV$47/day
Standard SUV$48/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Montego Bay car rental reviews and directory

From $33/dayRated #1
Thrifty
Best rated
4.8 Okay (48 reviews)
1 location in Montego Bay
Thrifty
Locations in Montego Bay
  • 5.1
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  • 4.5
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  • 4.5
Recent reviews
2.0 MediocreApr 7 2018
The price I was quoted was almost triple the amount I actually had pay.
6.0 GoodMar 13 2018
Car was ordinaryGuys in the car park weer great, both on pick up and returnCar was very ordinary It had almost bald tires and the brakes were bad It was dirty inside Desk staff were not very interested in customer service Forced insurance on you, either that or you were not going anywhere
10.0 ExcellentFeb 18 2018
Friendly staffFriendly staffEase
2.0 MediocreDec 28 2017
Horrible Customer ServiceRepresentative at the check in counter was rude and unwilling to explain additional charge that they claim were required. I had proof that I have insurance coverage through my credit card company but they refused to honor it. Car was filthy, radio didn't work and car was not given to me with a full tank. Horrible experience.
2.0 MediocreDec 17 2017
The price i was quoted online was not the same @ pick upI quoted 213cdn online at time of pick up i paid 413cdn. They said it was the insurance and taxes included.
5.6 OkayDec 6 2017
Cars were at the terminalHad to buy insurance even though I used a world mastercard because the rental was prepaid
2.0 MediocreNov 28 2017
They do not have any car available - I just waste my time. Rude peopleThey were very rude and just told me we do not have car for you even I had a reservation
4.0 OkayNov 26 2017
Prices not as advertisedThe car was fine and got us where we needed to go. The attendants on the lot at Pickup and Dropoff were friendly and courteous.The pricing was deceptive online. I chose them because they sounded of good value. I waived the insurance online because this was covered by my purchasing credit card. Once I arrived they informed me that insurance was not optional and could not be waived and thusly the price of the vehicle more than doubled. They said that it was in the rental agreement provided to me online - I could not find this in my pre-trip emails. Also, the company that charged my card was not Thrifty - not sure if they outsourced in Montego Bay - despite the Thrifty banner over the rental desk. To protect future customers, travel websites whom help facilitate these purchases should be aware of this and make this clear prior to purchasing to ensure that this is taken into account by the user. Also of note, the desk clerk tried to dissuade me from reading the rental contract saying that I would get a copy of it after signing.
4.0 OkayNov 25 2017
I was forced to buy insurance even though I had coverage for rental anywhere in the world both from my car insurance and my credit card. They simply said we dont accept other insurances
5.2 OkayNov 24 2017
Not much to like. This was the worst experience I have had with a rental car company.The fact that they would not acknowledge that my credit card provides insurance coverage. I was forced to buy insurance from them which increased the total cost for the rental. The car was not in the best condition. There were things broken on the inside. While driving, my brakes failed and did not return until after I pumped it for a while.
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From $43/dayRated #2
National
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Montego Bay
National
Locations in Montego Bay
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Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentNov 18 2021
Everything was excellent except dropping off the vehicle. There need to be arrow signs at all intersection directing customers to the point off the vehicle. I had to spend too much time driving around in circles to eventually get to the point of dropping it off
10.0 ExcellentJun 28 2019
nothing
From $42/dayRated #3
Enterprise
10 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Montego Bay
Enterprise
Locations in Montego Bay
  • 10
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  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentJun 25 2017
Great service.
From $36/dayRated #4
Sixt
9.4 Excellent (3 reviews)
1 location in Montego Bay
Sixt
Locations in Montego Bay
  • 10
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentDec 31 2019
I have been renting cars in Montego Bay for 10 yrs and have probably used most if not all of the companies at one point. Sixt was the best experience so far. Great customer service from the team. Clean and quality vehicle. Prompt and on time with a full tank of gas. I have had some rental companies give me a car with the gas light on and only two miles of gas left etc. Very happy will use Sixt again on my next visit.
8.4 ExcellentJun 26 2017
Sixt in Montego BayStaff is excellent.
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From $44/dayRated #5
Alamo
7.9 Good (4 reviews)
2 locations in Montego Bay
Alamo
Locations in Montego Bay
  • 9
  • 9
  • 7
  • 7.5
  • 7
Recent reviews
4.8 OkayJul 8 2019
I arrived and was simply told "there's no vehicle available and we can REFER you to a competitor." I understand the travel industry consistently overbook to maximize revenues, but this could have been a very different scenario if it was properly handled right. Dissappointing experience!
7.6 GoodApr 13 2019
Easy drop off and friendly staffJust pricing after insurance added was rough, $250 for a three day rental of a compact is kinda on the steep end
9.2 ExcellentFeb 22 2019
Staff was helpful. Vehicle was in perfect condition.Only drawback: Insurance cost MORE per day than car rental. A $500 rental ended up costing $1100 US. On TOP of the exorbitant insurance rate$$$$ there was ANOTHER $400 deductible hold on my card until the car was returned. there should be NO deductible. Website did not warn of $$$ ins. cost.
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From $51/dayRated #6
Budget
7.8 Good (12 reviews)
2 locations in Montego Bay
Budget
Locations in Montego Bay
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
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  • 8.1
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
8.0 ExcellentMay 28 2018
Friendly check-in Agent SUV (Suzuki Vitari) felt real old/slow even though it was a fairly new car!! Easy return process
2.0 MediocreJun 4 2017
Worst everNothing-I will never do business with budget. There was not one good thing. We didn't even get the car. I had to go to Enterprise. I made two reservations and when we arrived. The employees refused to give me the car we had confirmed. We stood there for over 2 hours. The employees said I would of had to pay $2200 to rent the car I already had confiremed months prior to my arrival. Then they mocked me and said they would give me a two door car and I had a baby, car seat, a stroller and five 50 lbs bags. My child was extremely hot and screaming the entire time because the heat was unbearable. When I asked to speak to a manager they said she was in a meeting for the next week. Then it got to a point when they just kept rolling their eyes And condescending. I will be writing a letter to corporate and to kayak.I will never do business with budget. There was not one good thing. We didn't even get the car. I had to go to Enterprise. I made two reservations and when we arrived. The employees refused to give me the car we had confirmed. We stood there for over 2 hours. The employees said I would of had to pay $2200 to rent the car I already had confiremed months prior to my arrival. Then they mocked me and said they would give me a two door car and I had a baby, car seat, a stroller and five 50 lbs bags. My child was extremely hot and screaming the entire time because the heat was unbearable. When I asked to speak to a manager they said she was in a meeting for the next week. Then it got to a point when they just kept rolling their eyes And condescending. I will be writing a letter to corporate and to kayak.
10.0 ExcellentApr 25 2017
Its a great rental company staff were friendly the car drives good I will go back to budget next vocation
8.4 ExcellentFeb 11 2017
Very smoothe by Jamaican standardsUpgraded at no charge to a Suzuki Baleno. Great fuel economy, plenty of room and cargo space. Car was loke new and clean.Check in took a while, but by Jamaican standards went pretty smoothe. All the rental companies are in a tiny lot at MBJ airport. A little challenging maneuvering to the main road.
2.0 MediocreJan 8 2017
I will never book with your company i when to Jamaica they let me know what they out of car it was so bad for me i have to go out side and try to rant a car from a guy take my money and say he going for the and don't come back $400 us this causes by your company
8.0 ExcellentDec 27 2016
courtesy of staffthey need more staff to expedite their services better more selection of cars/ SUV's needed
8.4 ExcellentNov 30 2016
Pick up and drop off was smooth. Price was very reasonableCar wasn't that clean
8.4 ExcellentSep 25 2016
The staff was great. Very helpful with answers to all my questions.The rental price was a bit much but the vehicle itself was great.
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From $49/dayRated #7
Avis
5.6 Okay (2 reviews)
1 location in Montego Bay
Avis
Locations in Montego Bay
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2.0 MediocreJan 28 2017
Unfriendly and unreliable
9.2 ExcellentJan 14 2017
Montego Bay RentalThe quickness & efficiencyThe price
From $47/dayRated #8
Hertz
5.4 Okay (4 reviews)
3 locations in Montego Bay
Hertz
Locations in Montego Bay
  • 5.5
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  • 5
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 10 2017
Great service, I am impressed with the MOBAY STAFF
2.0 MediocreApr 19 2017
Poor customer service and non-standard vehiclesThe customer service was Poor and extremely slow. It took approximately 2 hours to finish the paperwork. I was taken off-airport to another site to complete the paperwork. There I was told the booking was not with Hertz but with another company called "Firefly." These people appear to running a sub-standard rental service with old and salvaged vehicles with the Hertz brand as cover. The car provided was an old model year Toyota Corolla that looked like it was salvaged from an accident. They made an effort to clean it but it still had a weird smell and it looked battered. Despite the substandard look of the car, I took it anyway in order to remain loyal to Hertz as Gold Plus member and gain some points. On the drive to the hotel I noticed the car was extremely mis-aligned, it had a significant drift to the right. The engine struggled the whole time for the 10 mile trip that was mostly flat. I intended to travel across the island and I had serious doubts the car would be able to make it especially over the steep hills of Jamaica. I knew for sure it would be difficult if not unsafe to drive it at highway speed due to the mis-alignment so I returned it with the intention of getting a newer, better car. Upon returning to the airport, they had a newer model Toyota Corolla on the lot but they said it would cost me more because the newer car is a Hertz vehicle while the older car with the lower rate is the "Firely" rental. There was no documentation during the booking process that showed any reference to Firefly, I thought I was booking a Hertz rental. I feel I was SCAMMED. I asked to be given the newer "Hertz" vehicle for the same rate but they refused. Five hours after landing and beginning the rental process I'm still dealing with a rental car issue. Luckily, I also had a reservation with Island rental car. I asked Hertz to void my current rental because I will be going over to Island car rental to get a car, They were not fazed by that threat, they did not seem to want to keep the business which I found odd. They voided the rental after a significant amount of that persuading them that I should not be charged for the day because the car was in bad mechanical shape and I did not use apart from driving to the hotel and back. I then walked over to the Island Car rental counter and about 15 minutes later I drove away in newer Toyota Corolla. Note that the Island rental rate was less that the Hertz rate but I had chosen to go with the Hertz brand because I know them and rent from them while on business trips in the States. This event has tarnished the Hertz brand for me. When I am renting again in Jamaica I will avoid Hertz. I will definitely recommend and use Island Car Rental again.The whole experience was terrible. The process is too slow. The operation runs like they are in the 1980s. Why are they using so much paper and carbon copies in 2017? If this is a true Hertz rental facility they need to update their operations processes - it should not take two hours to complete a rental contract.
7.6 GoodNov 5 2016
Picking up and dropping off was great.The price was too high for that class vehicle
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From $27/dayRated #9
Economy Rent a Car
5.2 Okay (7 reviews)
1 location in Montego Bay
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Montego Bay
  • 5.7
  • 5.1
  • 4.5
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  • 5.7
Recent reviews
10.0 ExcellentAug 8 2017
Really nice people and pretty convientPeople were very niceNot at the airport but not to far!
2.4 MediocreApr 21 2017
Poor 1.5Nothing at allThe price was 3x higher than quoted on the reservation. Very slow process of pick-up and drop off. Asked for a 12,000USD hold is I would not accept their insurance while I have my own attached to the credit card. Tank was half empty when I picked up. There was no washing liquid Please avoid them.
3.6 MediocreFeb 11 2017
red stripe in office. if it wasn't for one girl in the office that told the other girl behind counter that my girls credit card was good she was going to charge me 200 moreairport pickup driver let unknown subject pick my bags up and put them in the pickup drivers vehicle. unbeknownst to me unknown subject did not work for challis. us demanded a fee from me, thinking he worked for challis I tipped him. unprofessional. then the office tried to charge me another 200. for not having the credit card they used. my girl had one finally. did not see in the fine print u needed a chase world credit card to waive cdw. Yaris was a box,270.000 miles my girl said. batt kept dying u could start it with a fingernail file. finally after 2 batteries they figured the key was being pulled out in acces. due to a worn key. they brought me a Honda, nice finally. good service.
4.0 OkayDec 1 2016
Ripp-Off Jamaican Rental Car know as Chablis and/nothingThey required a $1000 deposit Hold for the rental. This was not indicated when I made the reservation online. They would not accept some major credit cards for some obscure 'insurance' reasons. The roads in Jamaica are bad. Potholes are everywhere. Getting a flat tire is a high probability. We had one. We paid for the repair. Rental Car company charged us for a 'new' tire because they would not accept the repair to the flat. This cost us another $100 in total. They also wanted 'cash' for the replacement tire and did not want to take a credit card. I assume they thought we might fight it when we got home. Never rent from a local rental car company versus a major provider like Hertz. You may pay a little more but with a lot less aggravation. .
2.0 MediocreNov 1 2016
The car was ok even though the price was much more than I had bargain for..The spare tire for the car was defective..upon returning the car, the seems to be looking for every little thing to charge my deposit.
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From $32/dayRated #10
Dollar
4.6 Okay (4 reviews)
1 location in Montego Bay
Dollar
Locations in Montego Bay
  • 4.4
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  • 5.4
  • 4.4
Recent reviews
1.9 HorribleSep 23 2021
Cars old and dirty did not rent from dollar car rental had to switch to another company
4.8 OkayApr 21 2017
Below average productThe staff were friendly and very accommodating. Pick up and return to the airport was very fast.I was not told that I had to put down $1000US deposit. That was a gut hit to start a vacation. While we had no mechanical issues the quality of the car left deep concern that we could. Luckily, we had the car incident free. I think the basic details for renting in particular country needs to be explained when that location is selected during the booking process or any requirements for the selected rental company. I am still awaiting my deposit to be returned. It's crazy that I had to pay up $1000US defore I could get the car but now have to wait days after returning the car to get my deposit back. Worse of all my booking was for 4/12 to 4/20 and they had me down for returning the car on 4/19 at the same rate I was quote when booking the car. My reservations stated - week + 1day. They wanted to change me $52 more for 20th. Fortunately, I had my reservation info and they wrote off the last day as part of my reservation.
4.0 OkayJan 7 2017
Very poor location / errie office space.The man who helped me was nice. It was just a little bait and switch like. I hope you guys review this location.
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From $26/dayRated #11
E-Z Rent-A-Car
4 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Montego Bay
E-Z Rent-A-Car
Locations in Montego Bay
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Recent reviews
4.0 OkayMay 10 2017
Where Are YouThanks for kindnesses of strangers. .Even though it's late at night, budget, avis and thrifty were very helpful. Only one company was going to get my business. They all talked to one another so that I got the best deal.Yeah I got delayed, but where are you. No phone ,or office. How am I to get a rental. Even when information got your # why didn't you answer
2.0 MediocreJan 26 2017
Probably the worst car rental I've dealt with in my life never againNothing staff you wish no manners, !
From $30/dayRated #12
Europcar
2 Mediocre (1 review)
2 locations in Montego Bay
Europcar
Locations in Montego Bay
  • 2
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2.0 MediocreMar 26 2017
Very poor service indeed. Would not use them againWhen I arrived at the Europcar desk in Montego Bay nobody was there I had to wait for 30 minutes before someone turned up. They tried to take $1500 for the deposit instead of the $1000 deposit which was stated on my booking. Worse still they did not give me the Suzuki Vitara jeep that I had booked and paid for in advance. Instead they gave me a people carrier on a temporary basis but the sat nav and spoken instructions were in Japanese. I do not speak Japanese! They said there was a minor problem with the Suzuki Vitara which would be fixed but they would bring the car to me the following day to the place where I was staying instead. They did not fulfil this arrangement and did not contact me at all regarding the the car. I called them every day since my arrival to find out when would the Suzuki be delivered to me, as the people carrier was totally unsuitable for my needs. They were unable to give me an update on the situation. On the sixth day of my trip I spoke to the so-called Customer Services desk again and all they could do was apologise and then they told me that the Suzuki was now ready for me to collect at the airport. I told them that it was unreasonable to expect me to drive back to the airport to collect the Suzuki when they should have delivered it to me as they agreed. Besides, I was actually leaving Jamaica the following day. I have heard that this may have been a scam as Europcar may have given the Suzuki Vitara car to another Customer and charged them a premium price for it. Don't use Europcar Montego Bay!
From $23/day
Classique Car Rentals
Cheapest deal
Most popular
3 locations in Montego Bay
Classique Car Rentals
Locations in Montego Bay
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From $40/day
Firefly
3 locations in Montego Bay
Firefly
Locations in Montego Bay
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From $49/day
Right Cars
2 locations in Montego Bay
Right Cars
Locations in Montego Bay
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Sunnycars
2 locations in Montego Bay
Sunnycars
Locations in Montego Bay
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From $43/day
Ace
1 location in Montego Bay
Ace
Locations in Montego Bay
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ADDCAR RENTAL
1 location in Montego Bay
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in Montego Bay
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Apex
1 location in Montego Bay
Apex
Locations in Montego Bay
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Aplus
1 location in Montego Bay
Aplus
Locations in Montego Bay
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From $26/day
Chalis
1 location in Montego Bay
Chalis
Locations in Montego Bay
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From $38/day
Danjor
1 location in Montego Bay
Danjor
Locations in Montego Bay
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From $40/day
Island Car Rentals
1 location in Montego Bay
Island Car Rentals
Locations in Montego Bay
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keddy by Europcar
1 location in Montego Bay
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Montego Bay
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From $64/day
MEXRENTACAR
1 location in Montego Bay
MEXRENTACAR
Locations in Montego Bay
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From $43/day
NU Car
1 location in Montego Bay
NU Car
Locations in Montego Bay
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From $41/day
Payless
1 location in Montego Bay
Payless
Locations in Montego Bay
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Priceless
1 location in Montego Bay
Priceless
Locations in Montego Bay
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals
1 location in Montego Bay
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
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Timeless Car Rental
1 location in Montego Bay
Timeless Car Rental
Locations in Montego Bay
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U-Save
1 location in Montego Bay
U-Save
Locations in Montego Bay
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91 travelers who rented a car in Montego Bay gave the car agency they used an average rating of 5.7

Car rental locations in or near Montego Bay

Good to know

Most popular agency

Classique Car Rentals

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$38/day

Good deal

$33/day

When to book a rental car in Montego Bay

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Top tips for renting a car in Montego Bay

  • Nestled on the northwestern side of Jamaica, Montego Bay attracts visitors with its beautiful coastline and various attractions like the Aqua Sol Theme Park. Whether you’re on a family vacation or traveling with friends, gain the flexibility to explore Montego Bay and its surroundings in your own time with a rental car instead of depending on cabs or shuttles. Whether discovering Cockpit Country, which is about a one-hour drive away, or even making a day trip to Kingston, which is 2 and a half hours away, with a rental car there are no limits.
  • Sangster International Airport is only 4 miles from Montego Bay center and is even closer to the beaches. The best way to start your time in Montego Bay hassle-free is by picking up your rental car directly from the onsite agencies, with are situated in the arrivals hall past the customs zone. Travelers who booked in advance will be on the road especially quickly, reaching their next destination in no time.
  • Driving in Jamaica can be a challenge and requires patience and good nerves, but experienced drivers will face no problems when following the rules. First of all, pre-map your routes and use a GPS system if possible. Road conditions are not pristine and the infrastructure is lacking in many areas, so drive defensively and attentively, especially if it’s your first time in the city.
  • If possible, avoid driving during the night, as many streets are not well lit (or lit at all), but after getting around in Montego Bay during the day alright, driving at night can also be attempted. Traffic can be heavy in Montego Bay, especially during the peak season, so bring lots of patience and try to avoid major rush hour times, usually between 7 and 9 am and 5 and 9 pm, when workers return home.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Montego Bay for $33 or less
  • Book your rental car in Montego Bay at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Montego Bay are around 0% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Montego Bay are around 27% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Montego Bay