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See: Why hire a car in Tobago ? | Why not? | Ratings | Summary | Comments

Please note that Carornocar.com is currently being revised and updated in preparation for the Summer 2021 (northern hemisphere) tourist season. It is expected that some social distancing rules will still apply. For additional Tobago car hire advice, please use the comments form below.

Quick Ratings

Price band

Tobago is in car rental price band: 8/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)

General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in Tobago? 

No. Car rental is very expensive by global standards.

Volatility:

Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Tobago between the peak and the off peak season?

5/10 (0 = stable prices)

Driving score: 2/10

Non car score:3/10

Balance: 2

(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)

General comment -

 

Why? Visiting Tobago using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Tobago ?


Why not? Visiting Tobago without a car

Why don't you need a car in Tobago ?


Ratings: How does Tobago compare?

Is it worth hiring a car in Tobago? TBC

This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Tobago, 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 Tobago? TBC

This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Tobago (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 Tobago? 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. 

See global comparisons

Hiring | Driving | Parking

Trains | Buses | Local travel

 

Car hire basics:

 

Public transportation basics:

 

Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

High Speed Rail:

Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):

 

As you start ....

Does Tobago airport have a direct rail link?

(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No

 

 

 

 


Changelog

Has our advice for Tobago car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?

2017 - 3

2019 - 4

2021 - 2

Average score - 3

Notes:

 

Summary

Do you or don't you need a car in Tobago ?

Categories
Trinidad & Tobago

Trinidad

Caribbean > Trinidad & Tobago > Trinidad

See: Why hire a car in Trinidad ? | Why not? | Ratings | Summary | Comments

Please note that Carornocar.com is currently being revised and updated in preparation for the Summer 2021 (northern hemisphere) tourist season. It is expected that some social distancing rules will still apply. For additional Trinidad car hire advice, please use the comments form below.

Quick Ratings

Price band

Trinidad is in car rental price band: 8/10 (1 = cheapest car rental location)

General comment - based on price alone, is it worth renting a car in Trinidad? 

No. Car rental is very expensive by global standards.

Volatility:

Can you expect big swings in car rental prices in Trinidad between the peak and the off peak season?

5/10 (0 = stable prices)

Driving score: 4/10

Non car score:2/10

Balance: 3

(0 = car hire not advised / 10 = rental car essential)

General comment -

 

Why? Visiting Trinidad using a hire car

Why do you need a car in Trinidad ?


Why not? Visiting Trinidad without a car

Why don't you need a car in Trinidad ?


Ratings: How does Trinidad compare?

Is it worth hiring a car in Trinidad? TBC

This is based on a rough consideration of the costs of renting a car in Trinidad, 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 Trinidad? TBC

This is based strictly on whether or no we think it's possible to visit Trinidad (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 Trinidad? 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. 

See global comparisons

Hiring | Driving | Parking

Trains | Buses | Local travel

 

Car hire basics:

 

Public transportation basics:

 

Regular bus services: YES

Coach (inter-city): YES

Tram: NO

Metro: NO

Commuter Rail:

High Speed Rail:

Rail type (end stub / through / junction / hub):

 

As you start ....

Does Trinidad airport have a direct rail link?

(Yes - within terminal / adjacent / short walk) (Yes - bus transfer / other) No

 

 

 

 


Changelog

Has our advice for Trinidad car rental changed over time, or has it been pretty constant?

2017 - 2

2019 - 3

2021 - 3

Average score - 3

Notes:

 

Summary

Do you or don't you need a car in Trinidad ?