Turks and Caicos Islands Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
Driving in Turks and Caicos Islands
You can drive using your own licence in the Turks and Caicos islands, unless its in a language other than English, in which case you need an International Driving Permit.Driving is on the left and the islands use the UK highway code.
The islands have 75 miles of roads, mostly paved and most situated on Grand Turk and Providenciales. The main road on Providenciales is the Leeward highway which is a multi lane route running from the Long Bay region to Downtown, with a total length of about 5.5 miles (8.9km). Main roads are in okay condition, with occasional deteroration in places though smaller roads may be in worse condition.There aren’t many road signs but as there also aren’t that many roads its hard to get lost. Hazards such as road works may also be poorly signed so you should stay alert. Also be aware that Jitneys and minibus taxis may stop unexpectedly to pick up or drop off passengers, so don’t drive too close. Wild donkeys are a particular hazard on Grand Turk and they often wander on the road so you should exercise caution particularly at night. The Islands are generally flat so roads often flood after heavy rain. Passenger ferries and flights are the main transport between islands -North Caicos and Middle Caicos are the only two islands in the country connected by a road causeway. therefore its not possible to rent a car on one island and take it to another.
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.
Turks and Caicos Islands Car Rental –
Avis, Hertz, Thrifty, Budget have branches on Providenciales in the Caicos Islands. On Grand Turk, the usual rental period is eight hours to service the cruise ship day visitor market and rates are higher than on Providenciales. Car rental on North Caicos, Middle Caicos, or South Caicosis likely to be more expensive than the two main islands.
We currently have no local car rental partners in the Turks and Caicos islands. If you are a local car rental company who would like to feature on DriverAbroad.com please check details on our Partnering page or contact us on ADriverAbroad@Outlook.com
Turks and Caicos Islands Self Drive Rules
There is a strict rule on age of renters on Turks and Caicos so you have to be between 25 and 70.