Intermediate (Ford Escape or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in U.S. Virgin Islands.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in U.S. Virgin Islands are Hertz (7.0, 71 reviews), Avis (6.7, 98 reviews), and Budget (6.5, 200 reviews).
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Driving in the US Virgin Islands is a comfortable experience even for the less experienced driver. Roads are usually well maintained and distances manageable. The only real difficulties are the hilly terrain and switchback roads. One very important thing to note is that driving is on the left side of the road, unlike in the continental United States.
To rent a car in the US Virgin Islands, drivers should be at least 21 years of age, but in practice, many agencies request that you be 25 and older. Some agencies, like Budget, charge a daily young driver fee of $20 for 23-year-olds and $10 for 24-year-olds. A valid domestic driving license can be used for up to 90 days, while international visitors will need to obtain a temporary island license. These are usual available directly from rental agencies and cost around $25.
Petrol stations in the US Virgin Islands usually offer drivers the option of full-service or self-service, the serviced option costing up to $0.50 more per gallon. Prices are usually cheapest in St. Croix and most expensive in St. John. You will pay $3.40 to $4.00 per gallon of regular petrol.
Speed limits in the US Virgin Islands vary from island to island, but as a general rule, drivers should expect to stay below 20 mph in urban areas and 35 mph in rural areas. On the larger island of St. Croix, flat stretches of open road may have a speed limit of up to 55 mph.