Trinidad

By | 16th January 2018

Do you need a car in Trinidad?

Do you need a car in Trinidad > Should you rent a car in Trinidad Trinidad & Tobago > Trinidad ( POS )

Do you need a car in Trinidad? Introduction

Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

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When compared with smaller and more tourist oriented Tobago, it’s notable that the city of Port of Spain at least is a much more significant urban area, and is generally much easier to get around using buses and taxis. Port of Spain does have reputation of having a high crime rate, including vehicle crime, so we don’t really recommend getting a rental car here.

Why should you rent a car in Trinidad?

What are the main reasons for hiring a car here? Do you just want to drive locally? Do you want to go further afield, or should you even look at taking a road trip? In terms of factors like the cost of the hire itself, fuel costs, road tolls and parking charges, is it worth hiring a car in Trinidad?

Trinidad Car hire summary


Overall drive rating

Based on a weighted score across all cost and quality factors. [Full notes - drive rating]

20%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

Based on cheapest economy car hire deal with no added extras. [full notes - basic costs]

€175

 #212/300

 

How much should I expect to pay in the peak season?

Based on cheapest deal during the summer holiday season. (Unless otherwise noted) [full notes - seasonal variations]

 €X

300/300

 

Free parking score

Total 81 - of which 63 have free parking. [full notes - parking]

78%

#25/300

 
  • Generally car hire is not advised.
  • A hire car might make more sense for staying on the east of the island – for example in Salybia.
 

Why not? Visiting Trinidad without a car

 
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments

Trinidad public transport quick facts

Train score

 

00%

Water travel score

20%

Overall public transport score

20%

 

Walking and Cycling Overview

Active travel score

This overall rating considers walking and cycling in and around Trinidad. 

20%

  • Caroni Swamp National Park, just to the south of Port of Spain is best visited by boat.
  • Trinidad is more oriented around the city of Port of Spain – local transport options are easier to use.
  • High crime rate – you are more vulnerable with a car.
  • Use local tour services.

Do you need a car in Trinidad? No

Ratings

Car rental in - Trinidad Need v worth & should!

Do you need a car in Trinidad?

  • Based on comparison with transit and walking/cycling?
 

Is it worth hiring a car in Trinidad?

  • Based on value for money?
 

Should you rent a car in Trinidad?

Weighing up the above questions, if you are here for the first time AND asking about hiring a car, is it a good idea?
 

Who is travelling?

Is it worth renting a car in Trinidad if I am a solo / budget traveller?

What about for 2 people travelling together?

What about for families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Trinidad if we are staying in the city centre / main resort area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the urban area?

What if we are staying in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

Should I hire a car in Trinidad if I prefer not to drive?

What if we are easy either way?

What if I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

What is our final score for Trinidad on the Carornocar scale?

4

Go back up to:
Why? Why not? Ratings Comments
 

Would you hire a car in Trinidad?

Have you driven in Trinidad? Do you agree with our advice on whether or not it's worth hiring a car in Trinidad?
Tell us what you think using the comments section below:
 

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