Rental Destinations

Renting a car is almost always the more convenient option for when traveling, especially abroad. The thing is, in certain places in the world, it is not always the cheapest option. In fact, renting a car in certain destinations in Africa for instance is at least 20 times more expensive than renting in the United States.

In some countries, you would have to settle with low quality, almost-at-breaking-point kind of cars, while in other countries you get to rent classy luxury cars. Whatever cars you get, you’re lucky to end up in a country that offers rental cars; in some countries like Tajikistan – where solo driving and tourist driving is illegal – you’d have to deal with the limited traveling options in the country.

For your next trip, make sure that you will not have to worry about being stranded without a car to rent or be stuck with expensive cabs. Check out our list of top car rental destinations all over the world.

North America

  • Canada
  • USA
  • Mexico
  • Other North American countries –The following smaller countries in North America also have car rental options: Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Nicaragua, and Panama

The Caribbean

  • Except for Bermuda where tourist driving is illegal, most of the island nations in the Caribbean are major rental destinations: Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Aruba, The Bahamas, Barbados, British Virgin Islands, Curacao, Cayman Islands, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Haiti, Jamaica, Martinique, Puerto Rico, St. Barts, St. Croix, St. John, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Maarten and St. Martin, St. Thomas, Trinidad and Tobago, Turks and Caicos


The following countries are the major car rental location in Europe. There won’t be any problems with finding cars to hire hereabouts. Portugal and Spain are among the priciest of destinations when it comes to car rentals, while Ireland lists as having one of the cheapest rates in the world.

  • Albania
  • Andorra
  • Austria
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia And Herzegovina
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macedonia
  • Malta
  • Moldova, Republic Of
  • Monaco
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Russia
  • Serbia
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom

Australia and Oceania

Aside from Australia and New Zealand, you can rent a car in the following countries in Oceania:

  • Cook Islands
  • Fiji
  • Kiribati
  • Marshall Islands
  • Micronesia
  • Nauru
  • Niue
  • Palau
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Samoa
  • Solomon Islands
  • Tonga
  • Tuvalu
  • Vanuatu


Major countries in Africa are prime rental locations. This includes South Africa, Kenya, Egypt, the Ivory Coast, Nigeria, Zimbabwe. Some countries on this list have options that are too few, too costly, or are limited to local companies or safari and camping car hires. In the ones not included in this list, as in Madagascar, self-driving is not allowed. You can rent different types of cars but each come with drivers.

  • Algeria
  • Angola
  • Benin
  • Botswana
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cape Verde
  • Cameroon
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Comoros
  • Djibouti
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Ethiopia
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Ghana
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Lesotho
  • Libya
  • Malawi
  • Mali
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Niger
  • Rwanda
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Senegal
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Swaziland
  • Tanzania
  • Tunisia
  • Uganda
  • Zambia

South America

All countries in South America are car rental destinations. Island territories also have available car rental options, except for British territory South Georgia Islands.

  • Argentina
  • Bolivia
  • Brazil
  • Chile
  • Colombia
  • Falkland Islands
  • French Guiana
  • Ecuador
  • Guyana
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Suriname
  • Uruguay
  • Venezuela


The following list includes all the countries in Asia including those in the Middle East as well as the Russian-Asian borders. Most of the major countries have car rental services offered by popular companies like Avis and Europcar. Countries that are not on this list, like Bhutan and Vietnam do not allow tourists to self-drive.

  • Armenia
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Brunei
  • Cambodia
  • China
  • Cyprus
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Israel
  • Japan
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Laos
  • Lebanon
  • Malaysia
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Philippines
  • Qatar
  • Russia
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Singapore
  • South Korea
  • Sri Lanka
  • Syria
  • Taiwan
  • Thailand

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