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Dominican Republic Car Rentals: Best Rates and Insider Tips

Car rental in the Dominican Republic doesn’t have to be very expensive, with plenty of international and local rental agencies around that offer low car rental prices all year round. It’s also fairly easy to rent a car in the Dominican Republic, with several pick up and drop off options for wherever you decide to stay.

Should I hire a car in the Dominican Republic? Is it worth doing so?

Hiring a car in the Dominican Republic makes sense if:

  • You’re planning to visit different points of interest and explore the island
  • You’re a confident driver.Driving in Dominican Republic can be challenging because of traffic jams and tricky traffic situations. If you’ve been driving for a while and don’t get stressed out easily behind the wheel you’ll find your way.

Hiring a car in the Dominican Republic offers you the flexibility to plan your outings the way you want.

Fuel prices

As for fuel, this is what you can expect to pay per gallon:
Gasolina PremiumRD$ 269.80
Gasolina RegularRD$ 252.80
Gasoil ÓptimoRD$ 216.20
Gasoil RegularRD$ 191.90
KeroseneRD$ 209.80
Gas Licuado de Petróleo (GLP)RD$ 134.10
Gas Natural Vehicular (GNV)RD$ 28.97

Carefully read the terms and conditions of whatever car rental agency you choose. There may be additional charges for insurances, younger drivers, location pickup/dropoff, etc. The devil is in the details!

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What documents do I need to rent a car in Dominican Republic?

  • A valid driving licence (from any country)
  • A credit card (VISA and MasterCard are the most widely accepted ones)
  • Passport or Identification card of your country of residence
  • If you’ve booked your car hire online,  take a copy of your reservation with you, along with a proof of deposit payment (where applicable)

What is the drink drive alcohol limit in Dominican Republic?

Dominican legislation establishes that “it will be considered illegal to drive a motor vehicle on public roads when blood alcohol content is higher than 0.5 grams per liter (gr / l) or 0.25 milligrams per liter (mgr / 1) in the exhaled air”.

These measures will be taken from the results of the breathalyzer carried out by the agents of the General Directorate of Traffic Safety and Land Transport (Digesett) at the time of the inspection of the drivers.

However, in the case of drivers of public passenger transport vehicles, as well as taxi drivers, those carrying cargo or schoolchildren, or those with a learner permit, they must have a blood alcohol content of 0.0.

If the test is positive, the Digesett agent may keep the driver under surveillance for up to four hours, but he may leave if a family member or person who is responsible for taking him to his destination appears.

Do I need an international driver's license in Dominican Republic?

The driving license of your country of origin is only valid for 30 days after your arrival in the Dominican Republic. It does not matter if it is an international license or one issued by your home country.

What is the speed limit in Dominican Republic?

The speed limit is 50 km/h in urban areas and tunnels, 30-60 km/h in residential areas, and 120 km/h on highways.

How to rent a car

1

Search

Select the pick-up and drop-off location, date & time for your trip and click "Search".


2

Compare

Compare the deals or make use of the filters we provide to make quick decision of a pefect and affordable car for your trip.


3

Book

Input the required information of the lead driver and add optional equipment such as child seats, infant seats and GPS if needed.


4

Pay

Fulfill the payment online with lead driver’s credit card if your booking requires to “Pay Now” for full payment or “Pay Partial” as deposit.


5

Confirm

Receive a confirmation email

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