Guide to Driving In Algeria - Drive Safe in Algeria

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Algeria and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.


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80 kph

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motorway speed limit

120 kph

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Drink Drive Limit


drink and drive limit
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You drive in Algeria on the Right side  
The currency in Algeria is DZD
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
Current fuel price in Algeria 0.31 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Algeria

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Algeria?

Driving in Algeria
Pocket guide to driving in Algeria
Driving in Algeria
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Speed limit in Algeria
Rush hour in Algeria
Speed cameras in Algeria
Fuel prices in Algeria
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Min driving age in Algeria
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Algeria
Emergency phone number in Algeria
Driving documents in Algeria
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Algeria
Seat belt in Algeria
Some areas of the country are subject to attacks by militants and kidnappings of westerners is not unheard of. There are political tensions and travellers should check with the FCO website before travelling. It's a big country and sparsely inhabited in the south, mobile phone communication isn't widespread and you should prepare carefully before heading into Saharan Algeria.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 18

Police Fire: 14

Police Ambulance: 14

Notes: These numbers may only be dialed from landline phones. From a mobile phone, dial 021-71-14-14 in case of fire; 021-23-63-81 for an ambulance; 021-73-53-50 for the police. Reliability and response time of emergency services vary. Emergency operators may or may not speak French/English.

Fuel Prices in Algeria by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
Free parking is available everywhere in Algeria except in the central business districts of the major cities. Most parking is simply a case of finding a space and leaving the car there but in the cities you may be safer parking in recognised parking spaces or in an attended lot or garage. 
Paid parking
Paid parking, where necessary tends to be in malls, municipal garages or in parking lots and tends to be safer for you and your car.
Enforcement of parking laws is rarely done and it’s only if you are obstructing that you’re likely to be ticketed and towed. 
Disabled parking
Algeria does not have any special arrangements for disabled drivers but by explaining your difficulty to a parking attendant, you should get some assistance.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 18

Police Fire: 14

Police Ambulance: 14

The emergency number in Algeria is 17 or 1548 from a landline for the police, 14 for an ambulance and fire service and 1055 for the National Gendarmerie.  From a mobile all can be called by dialling 112.  

What to do in an emergency

If you have a mechanical problem with your car you should phone the number given to on the rental documents or attached to the windscreen of your car. If you are driving your own vehicle, use your emergency assistance company's partner in Algeria but remember to take their number before you leave home.
In the event of an accident you must stop and call the police. Wait for them to arrive and in the meantime, take photographs of the scene. You will need to keep your cool for everyone on hand joins in the commotion. Get a report from the police for your insurers or car hire company.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Driving licence- Permis de Conduite
Insurance certificate –  Carte Verte
Services (rest stops) - Aire de repos
Bailiff (for accidents) - Huissier
Pay-and-display machine – Horodateur
End of no parking zone - Fin d'interdiction de stationer
Beware roadworks - Attention travaux
Petrol - Essence
Unleaded - Sans plomb
Diesel – Gazole
Town centre – Centre Ville
I have broken down - J'ai décomposé 
Where is the police station? - Où est le poste de police?
I have a flat tyre - J'ai un pneu à plat 
I have been in an accident - J'ai été dans un accident 
Where is? - Où est?
Where can I buy petrol? – Où puis-je acheter de l'essence?
No pedestrians - Interdit aux pietons
Exit – Sortie
One lane road - Voie unique
Turn on your lights - Allumez vos  feux (lanterns)
Closed - Ferme

Algeria Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Algeria by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.17 0.31
May, 2019 0.17 0.31
Apr, 2019 0.17 0.31
Mar, 2019 0.17 0.31
Feb, 2019 0.17 0.31
Jan, 2019 0.17 0.31

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Algeria and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Chloe Demaret
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