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Why BA car hire?

Book your car rental with British Airways - in partnership with Avis - and enjoy these great benefits:

  • Great rates and flexibility
  • Combine your flight with a car and save
  • Convenient and extensive choice of locations
  • Earn Avios on every rental
  • All mandatory charges included
  • 24 hour customer support
  • Free additional driver for Executive Club members
  • Join Avis Preferred at no extra charge and beat the queues with faster pick up

Car hire in Antigua

Antigua is small in size – roughly 14 miles long by 11 miles wide.  With car hire you can explore everything this island has to offer in a day if you choose. Or you can enjoy a more relaxing itinerary and drive around at your leisure.


Visit colonial landmarks including English Harbour, Shirley Heights and Sea View Farm Village, offering stunning views and enthralling insights into the history of this Caribbean island. Explore other gems of Antigua such as Round Island, Bird Island, Shirley Height’s lookout or St. John’s. Or travel to one of Antigua’s many beaches. For the ultimate package, combine your flight + Avis car hire together and save. Our car hire guarantees 24-hour customer support, all charges included and modern cars for your peace of mind.

Make the most of Antigua

Hire a car and plan a fantastic trip

Historical Antigua

Historical Antigua

A former British colony, Antigua has many architectural reminders of its colonial past, from the sugar plantations, to the Georgian buildings at Nelson’s Dockyard and the fortress at Shirley Heights. Christopher Columbus named Antigua as he sailed past the island in 1493. The British colonised it in the 17th century, when it became a sugar-cane producer. With strong trade winds and a near perfect coral reef, it was also perfect for hiding the navy, characteristics that now attract tourists for world-class sailing and snorkelling.

Antiguan weather

Antiguan weather

Year round sunshine is almost guaranteed on Antigua, the Caribbean’s driest island. Annual rainfall averages only 45 inches; making it the sunniest of the Eastern Caribbean Islands. The Northeast trade winds are nearly constant, flagging only in September, making it perfect for sailing most of the year. With low humidity and temperatures staying above 20 degrees all year, you will have plenty of chance to relax on one of Antigua’s 365 beaches.

Getting around Antigua

Getting around Antigua

Being a relatively small island with just 15 miles of roads, it doesn’t take long to get around Antigua. Hiring a car is a popular activity to see the entire island; you just need to pay for a permit to drive on Antigua as well as the rental fee. Taxis have fixed fares to airports and hotels that you can find out locally, and taxi drivers are qualified tour guides for sightseeing trips.

Departure tax

Departure tax

There is a mandatory USD28 or ECD70 per person airport departure tax for Antigua. This is applicable for all travellers staying longer than 24 hours who are over the age of 12. Payment may be made at the Departure Tax Desk. It is cash payment only so please make sure you have budgeted for this on your Antigua holiday.

Book now and only pay a deposit

Book now and only pay a deposit

Book your 2013 holiday today and pay just £150 per booking for holidays up to £999, and £300 per booking for holidays up to £3000. The remainder of your holiday cost will be payable 10 weeks before you travel. You may want to pay your final balance in one lump sum or spread the cost of your holiday by paying in installments.

Antigua car hire deals

Economy car.

Economy car

Rent an Economy car on your holiday for an unforgettable road trip.

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Intermediate car.

Intermediate car

Upgrade to an Intermediate car on your fly-drive vacation.

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People carrier.

People carrier

Rent a people carrier, great for groups with lots of luggage.

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