Punta Cana Airport Car Rentals

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Are you thinking about renting a car in Punta Cana? If you plan to stay within the resort areas or explore nearby attractions such as the beautiful beaches and various excursions, relying on taxis or shuttle services is a good option to get around.

However, for travelers interested in venturing beyond Punta Cana to explore the scenic landscapes, and historic streets of Santo Domingo or visit the breathtaking waterfalls of Damajagua, renting a car offers an economical way to discover the country at your own pace. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility to create your own itinerary and make the most of your trip.

Before you go ahead and reserve your rental car, we recommend reading through our guide to Punta Cana Airport car rentals below.

Fast Facts

Language: Spanish, Creole.

Local Currency: The local currency in Punta Cana is the Dominican peso (DOP). We recommend withdrawing pesos at one of the Punta Cana Airport ATMs before arriving at your accommodations.

Driving Rules: The law states that driving must always be on the right-hand side of the road.

Dominican Republic Country Code: +1 We recommend taking a look at these dialing instructions in case of emergencies.

Speed Limits: 40 km/h (25 mph) in the city, 80 km/h (50 mph) on open roads and 100km/h (62 mph) on major highways and roads.

Average Punta Cana Gas Prices: Check the latest gas prices in Punta Cana (Regular, Premium & Diesel). Note to tourists Please remember that Punta Cana gas prices are shown in liters, not gallons. There are approximately 3.78 liters in 1 gallon.

Types of Car Rentals

Punta Cana car rental options include everything from economy cars to full-size vans and SUVs, with daily rental rates starting from $40 USD per day.

🌟 Pro Tip: Deeply discounted rates can be found with unlimited mileage when searching for weekly car rentals!

Vehicle Type:Model:Rates P/D:
MiniSuzuki Celerio or similar$40.50
EconomyHyundai i10 or similar$42.73
CompactSuzuki Dzire or similar$48.70
Full-sizeHonda Civic or similar$108.96
IntermediateChevrolet Aveo or similar$82.97
StandardCitroen C-Elysee or similar$75.85
Premium SUVFord Explorer or similar$130.77
Premium Elite CrossoverInfinity QX50 or similar$134.18

Note: The two most important things to remember when renting a car at Punta Cana Airport is to always book in advance of your arrival and don’t be afraid to play with dates to find the best rates possible.

Car Rental Companies

The Punta Cana International Airport is home to a wide variety of car rental agencies including Avis, Budget, Europcar, Enterprise, MEX Rent A Car, SIXT, and more.

🚙 Car Rental Company:⭐ Rating (1-10):💰 Rates:
Avis7.6 stars🔍 Check Rates
Budget6.9 stars🔍 Check Rates
Economy Rent A Car7.3 stars🔍 Check Rates
Enterprise7.8 stars🔍 Check Rates
Europcar7.4 stars🔍 Check Rates
Flexways7.5 stars🔍 Check Rates
MEX RENT A CAR7.4 stars🔍 Check Rates
SIXT6.5 stars🔍 Check Rates

Frequently Asked Questions

Below, you’ll find a list of the most commonly asked questions regarding car rentals at Punta Cana Airport — from rental car requirements to vehicle types, insurance coverage, recommended car rental agencies, and more.

What are the requirements to rent a car at Punta Cana Airport?

When renting a car in Punta Cana, you’ll typically need to present a valid driver’s license, a major credit card under your name, and be at least 21 years old. However, some rental companies may have a minimum age requirement of 25 or older. It’s essential to confirm these requirements with the rental agency before finalizing your car rental agreement.

Do I need an international license to rent a car in Punta Cana?

Typically, presenting a valid driver’s license from your home country is adequate. However, we suggest obtaining an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) as a precautionary measure before traveling to Punta Cana, ensuring you have a backup in case of any emergency.

How much money does it cost to rent a car in Punta Cana?

Car rental rates at Punta Cana Airport start as low as $40 USD per day. Prices, naturally, fluctuate based on factors such as travel dates, rental duration, vehicle type, insurance options, and other factors.

Can additional drivers be added to the rental agreement, and is there a fee for this?

Additional drivers can usually be added to the rental agreement at Punta Cana Airport. However, rental agencies may charge an extra fee for each additional driver. It’s important to inquire about this fee and any requirements for adding extra drivers when you pick up your rental car.

How do I make a car rental reservation at Punta Cana Airport?

We recommend booking your Punta Cana Airport rental car online in advance by clicking here or by filling out the car rental widget located at the top of this page.

What type of car should I rent in Punta Cana?

The type and size of the rental car that you rent in Punta Cana will depend on the size of your group as well as your budget.

Here are six different types of vehicles you can rent at Punta Cana Airport:

Car Rental Type:# of PassengersModel / Make:
Small Car (Mini, Economy)1-3Suzuki Celerio or similar
Medium Car (Compact)3-5Suzuki Dzire or similar
Large Car (Standard, Intermediate & Full-Size, Premium)3-5Citroen C-Elysee or similar
SUVs (Standard, Intermediate, Full-Size, Premium)5-7Ford Explorer or similar
Van (Mini, Compact, Full-Size)5-7Honda Civic or similar

Do I need insurance for a rental car at Punta Cana Airport?

We highly recommend purchasing full coverage car insurance for visitors who are planning on renting a car in Punta Cana. At just $10.01 USD per day, this is an absolute no-brainer. Learn more about what full coverage car insurance means and exactly what it covers below.

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