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    Driving information St. Martin

    General Information

    The Caribbean island of St Martin is divided into one French part and one Dutch part. St Martin is a tropical paradise, like many other Caribbean islands. With a car from Philipsburg you can easily explore this wonderful island. With white beaches, crystal-clear water and swaying palm trees this is really the place to be. Drive through mountain areas and areas with lush tropical rain forest. With a rental car it is easy to find your own favorite spot in the sun.

    To rent a car, you must be at least 18 years old (age can vary by car category) and have held your driver's license for at least 1 year. Seatbelts and child seats are mandatory. 

    Speed Limits
    Speed limits in St. Martin are:

    • Town and city: 50 km/h
    • Open Roads: 100 km/h
    • Motorways: 115 km/h

    Traffic restrictions
    In St Martin you drive on the right side of the road. The roads are in good condition and the driving style is in most cases like in Ireland. Be aware of farm animals that might cross or block the road. 

    There are many petrol stations in St Martin. Many of them are also open 24 h.

    There are no toll roads in St Martin.  

    Parking is normally easy to find and most hotels and resorts offer secure parking.

    Insurance Information

    General Information
    Car rental insurance varies widely, so please study the information below prior to making your booking. Regulations of the country where you rent the car will be in effect for the duration of your rental.

    All our car hire rates include Collision Damage coverage and Theft Protection for the vehicle. Rental limits potential vehicle damage or loss liability to an excess, which is stated on your voucher. If you plan to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card, please contact your card issuer directly for details. Specific insurance information for your reservation will be printed on your confirmation voucher.

    Rental Restrictions

    General Information
    In St. Martin you are not allowed to take it abroad or on any ferry. Domestic one-way rentals are available. Extra fees and restrictions apply.

    International one ways are not allowed.