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St Lucia is in car rental price band: 9/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)
General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in St Lucia?
Absolutely not. Car rental is extremely expensive and best avoided.
Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in St Lucia between the peak and the off peak season?
5/10 (0 = stable prices)
Driving score: 6/10
Non car score:1/10
(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)
General comment -
Why? Visiting St Lucia using a hire car
Why do you need a car in St Lucia ?
Why not? Visiting St Lucia without a car
Why don't you need a car in St Lucia ?
Ratings: How does St Lucia compare?
Is it worth hiring a car in St Lucia? TBC
This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in St Lucia, and how this compares with the costs of using public transport. The answer to this varies hugely from one destination to the next, based on a wide range of factors. It's based on renting a car at the airport (TBC), and driving for an average of 2-3 hours on open roads on most days.
How does this compare if:
You are travelling:
Solo / As couple / small family / larger family / senior couple etc
Does car rental make sense on different budgets?
Do you need to hire a car in St Lucia? TBC
This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit St Lucia (and the surrounding area) without using a car. Of the three key questions, this one is the most likely to be a "no".
Should you rent a car in St Lucia? TBC
This is a balance of all factors. Remember this is an answer to the question for people who are already asking it. That's why the answer might still be a "yes", even when public transport is good.
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Hiring | Driving | Parking
Trains | Buses | Local travel
Car hire basics:
Public transportation basics:
Regular bus services: YES
Coach (inter-city): YES
High Speed Rail:
Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):
As you start ....
Does St Lucia airport have a direct rail link?
(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No
Has our advice for St Lucia car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?
2017 - 6
2019 - 8
2021 - 6
Average score - 7
Do you or don't you need a car in St Lucia ?