Montserrat Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving In Montserrat
Montserrat drives on the left. You will need a temporary Visitor’s Driving Licence to drive in Montserrat. These are available from any police station on production of a valid driving licence and on payment of a fee of EC$50. The licence is valid for 3 months and most car rental companies should be able to help arrange this for you.

The southern part of the island, including the old Capitol, Plymouth is now an exclusion zone following the 1995  eruption of the Soufrière Hills volcano. The northern part of Montserrat has largely been unaffected by volcanic activity, and remains lush and is the site of the islands remaining road network. The roads tend to be steep and winding in many areas and are subject to a 20 mph speed limit. When driving on the Islands you should keep your radio tunes to Radio Montserrat in case volcanic activity necessitates an evacuation.

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.

Montserrat Car Rental –
None of the big international companies operate on Montserrat.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


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