Antigua and Barbuda

Antigua and Barbuda Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving In Antigua and Barbuda
Driving is on the left side of the road. You’ll need a local driving permit which costs $20 and is valid for 3 months. The car rental company will be able to help you arrange this.

The main roads in Antigua are in generally reasonable condition, but smaller roads will not be so good and will have the usual slow moving vehicles, wandering donkeys and pot holes. There is a 40 mph speed limit that is generally not strictly enforced but in my experience most people tend to drive slower than that anyway, particularly in built up areas.  Most atractions are usually adequately signposted now. Driving style is generally laid back and courteous even in St Johns.

The small island of Barbuda is still recovering from the devastating Hurricane Irma in 2017. It has one main road, Route 1 which runs from the South of the island, through the only town, Codrington to Two Foot bay on the east coast. Roads are paved but narrow and may still be in a state of disrepair in certain places.

Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.

Antigua and Barbuda Car Rental –
Hertz, Alamo, Avis,  Dollar  and Thrifty have outlets here. Also usually features on Car rental broker sites sand Web discount sites such as  Expedia

We currently have no local car rental partners in Antigua. If you are a local car rental company who would like to feature on please check details on our Partnering page or contact us on

Antigua and Barbuda Self Driving Rules-
Minimum Age 25. A local driving permit needs to be purchased from the rental office at a charge of 20USD


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