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?

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

20%

 

Cheapest rate for one week

€175

 #212/300

 

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

 

 €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

(walking + cycling)

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, walking and 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, if you are 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?

For families?

 

Where are you staying?

Do you need a car in Trinidad if we are staying in a central area?

What if we are staying on the edge of the city/resort?

Or in a rural area?

 

What is your attitude towards driving?

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

If I am easy either way?

If I prefer to drive?


 

Verdict

Final score:

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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