Hummingbird Car Rental Terms & Conditions

Here’s all you need to know about Hummingbird Car Rental’s Terms & Conditions.

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You must return the vehicle to the same parish and the minimum rental period is 3 days. 

Arrangements can be made to have the car dropped off in another city/town call our agent. 

Personal Accident Insurance is not available. 


Loss /Damage Waiver 

Cost of LDW = USD $ 9.00 per day for all vehicles.

Limited Coverage ($750 deductible) = USD 25.00 per day. For Premium, Luxury, Mini Van and FVMR cars.

Full Coverage (No Deductible) 


Non-waiverable damage responsibility with LDW

  • Limited Coverage ($9/day)–USD 750.00 for all vehicles, USD $1500.00 for theft.
  • Full Coverage ($25/day)= USD 0.00 for damage, USD 1000 for theft.
  •  If LDW  is declined the customer is responsible for the full value of the vehicle. ( up to $12,500.00). 
  • Deposit on luxury cars is $750, whether or not coverage is taken. 
  • LDW is mandatory unless the customer presents a credit card that provides LDW protection or equivalent coverage applicable in Jamaica. 
  • In case of an accident and the LDW is declined, the entire cost of the repairs will be payable by the client. 
  • If LDW is accepted, the customer is still responsible for the damage responsibility listed above. Also, the renter will be billed in case of an accident regardless of who is at fault.

Note: Hummingbird can take up to 72 hours to replace a vehicle that is rendered inoperable due to an accident or theft, without reimbursement or liability on the company’s part. Where the vehicle becomes inoperable due to mechanical issues, not caused by faulty operation by the renter, Hummingbird will replace the vehicle within 12 hours, without additional cost to the customer. In the rare event, it takes more than 12 hours or the customer does not get a replacement vehicle, Hummingbird will refund the customer for that portion of rental unused.



Hummingbird offers two re-fueling options:

Option 1

Return the vehicle with the same amount of fuel as provided at the time of rental.

Option 2 – 

Return the vehicle with less than the amount of fuel as when rented and paying a refueling service charge for fuel used. This charge is at a rate higher than the local retail gasoline prices.


Payment Options

Major credit cards accepted when issued in the renter’s name.

Credit cards listed below:

  • Master Card 
  • Discover
  •  Visa 
  • American Express

Cash Car rentals are not allowed.



A deposit is usually not required for customers who choose full liability coverage unless in a high-risk category. But, a $200 deposit is required for customers who choose limited liability coverage for a regular, for luxury vehicles a $500 deposit is required.  A deposit of up to $750 is required for customers who opt out of coverage.


Security Deposit Refund

A security deposit refund will be processed within 24 hours after the vehicle has been returned in its original condition. Please note, the deposit will take 7-10 business days to be reflected in your account.


What You Need.

The minimum age to rent or drive a Hummingbird car is 21. 

You will need:

  •  Valid driver’s license from country of residence required.


  •  International driving license required only for licenses printed in a non-roman alphabet. 

Additional driver minimum age is 21 and must present a current and valid driver’s license from country of residence. There is no additional fee to add an additional driver. 

The minimum age to rent or drive a Hummingbird car is 21.


Late Arrivals 

Kingston and Montego Bay airports will remain open to meet incoming customers with advance reservations who have encountered flight delays. It is Hummingbird’s policy to honour a reservation up to five (5) hours beyond the stated pick up time in the event a customer is delayed.

Hummingbird would appreciate your notifying us at (1-800-458-6440) should you become aware of a delay in picking up your car. 


Time and Mileage

Time-and-mileage charges are included in the base quoted rate. Rates are based on the length of time the vehicle was rented (day, week or month), as well as, any per-mile charges. This comprises the charge for the length of time rented, the allowable mileage, and any incremental charge for mileage incurred over the allowance associated with the charge.


Late Charges

Most Hummingbird rentals are based on a 24-hour day. A car rented at 10 AM for a one-day rental is due back at 10 AM the next day. There is a one-hour grace period. If the car is returned within the one-hour grace period there will not be any additional hourly rate. 

Beyond the one-hour period, an hourly rate will apply. If the hourly charge exceeds four hours, a full day rental will apply. Charges for optional services such as LDW, etc. are charged as full days after the one-hour grace period. 


Additional Days

We do not encourage renters to keep cars for extra days beyond the rental period because most of our bookings and discounted rates are for advanced bookings only. SO, extra day rentals will be billed at the higher standard daily rate for a short-term rental.



Advance Booking Requirement

Certain special rates may require a reservation in advance of when the vehicle is rented. Advanced booking requirements are contained in the terms and conditions of advertisements or coupons. Since advanced booking vehicles are reserved for renters, there is a cancellation fee of 5% of the total rental cost if the renter cancels within 48 hours of booking. As well as, 15% if cancellation is done up to 7 days prior to the rental date, and 25% if cancellation is done less than 7 days before the day of rental.



Hummingbird frequently makes promotional offers via coupons. However, please ensure to check the terms and conditions on the coupon for applicability. 

For more information, call 800-458-6440. 


Parking Tickets/Traffic Violations 

Any parking tickets or traffic violations are the responsibility of the renter. 


Seat Belts 

Hummingbird encourages all drivers and passengers to always wear their seat belts. 


Smoking/Drug Use/Alcohol Consumption 

No smoking, drug use or alcohol beverage is to be used while operating vehicle. So, if any damage is done to the vehicle and drug use or alcohol is suspected to be a contributing factor, you will 100% liable for damages. Even if coverage was purchased.

Visitors to Jamaica are reminded that contrary to what is portrayed in foreign media, marijuana use and driving while intoxicated is illegal in Jamaica. Consequently, laws regarding these acts are strictly enforced by the Jamaican authorities. Additionally, Humming Bird will take no liabilities for incidents related to drug use or alcohol consumption. 


Change In Drop off/Pick up Day

No refund will be given to a customer who picks up a car a day or more later than the scheduled pick-up day. As well as, no refund will be given to a customer who decides to return the car earlier than the scheduled drop off day.

Additionally, if there are any questions you have, check out our FAQs here.

Delivery Options

Unlike many other companies that offer car rental in Jamaica, Hummingbird offers:

Car rental in Montego Bay

Car rental in Kingston

Car rental in St. Thomas

Car rental in Spanish Town

Car rental in Portmore

…and in every other major city in Jamaica.



HummingBird Car Rentals and Tours Jamaica, Limited 

“Car rentals, Tours & Airport Transfer Island-wide”

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