St Helena

St Helena Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Saint Helena is one of the most isolated places in the world, located in the South Atlantic Ocean more than 2,000 kilometres (1,200 mi) from the nearest major landmass. The island is associated with two other isolated islands in southern Atlantic, also British territories — Ascension Island about 1,300 kilometres (810 mi) to the northwest and Tristan da Cunha, 2,430 kilometres (1,510 mi) to the south.. Around 4000 people live on the Island, most in Jamestown and the other main settlements of St Pauls,Halftree Hollow, and Longwood.

Saint Helena is a small island (16km x 8km) with around 120 kilometres of tarred roads and drives on the left. If you manage to arrange car rental you will have to register at the Police Station in Jamestown where they record details of your Driver’s Licence.

There are a couple of rental companies in Jamestown and the Tourist office in town can help arrange cars. These are small operations with a couple of cars each so will get booked up quickly especially at holiday times. You can contact the tourist office by email on –

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