Renting a car in Cuba is very simple. The options and services are similar to those of any other country. There are agencies that are dedicated to providing these services and they are very efficient. You can rent a car to travel freely driving across the country or traveling in taxis with drivers state.
One of the best ways to know the whole country is by renting a car and travel throughout the island with full autonomy. Cuba has an extensive road network that connects all the cities and even the most intricate points of geography. We should note that the signaling used is not the same as in the U.S., Canada or Europe, so extra precautions are necessary. Drivers should also pay attention to some sections of roads in poor conditions; farm animals loose on the roads and in the cities the movement of cyclists.
To rent a car you must meet several requirements. You must present a passport and driving license with valid for not less than one year (can be international or from your country). And you must have at least 21 years old.
Cars can be rented at airports in major cities of the island, also in all tourist destinations and most hotels in the country. You can rent a car at one location and return at another (drop off). We recommend making a reservation in advance, especially if you need a specific car or one with automatic transmission.
Traffic tickets are paid in Cuban convertible pesos (CUC) and range from 5 to 50 CUC. The accident insurances from other countries are not valid in Cuba.
Rental prices vary depending on the model and the number of days of the leasing, starting from 70 CUC for cheaper models.
There are several companies that offer car rental services. Typically their policies, prices and models offered are similar. Below you can find the details of major car rental agencies operating in the country.
One of the leading and most representative agency in the country.
Models: VW Polo, Citroen Saxo, ToyotaYaris, 4x4 Jeep, Hyundai Atos, Peugeot 206.
Via (Group Seagull)
Models: Peugeot 206.306, 406 and 807, Suzuki Vitara, Hyundai Santa Fe, etc.
Models: Daihatsu Coure, Hyundai Atos, Suzuki Vitara, Mitsubishi Lancer, Hyundai Accent, Toyota Tercel, Hyundai Elantra, Toyota Yaris, Daihatsu Gran Move, Peugeot 406.
It is a company dedicated to the luxury car rental with or without driver and chauffeured limousine rental. They offer late model cars with international quality services.