Guide to Driving In Angola - Drive Safe in Angola

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

100 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

NA kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 60mg

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Angola on the Right side  
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The currency in Angola is Kz
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To rent a car is  25 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Angola 0.42 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Angola

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

Driving in Angola
Pocket guide to driving in Angola
Profile:
Angola
Luanda
Kz
Driving in Angola
SPEED: (kph)
60
100
NA
Speed limit in Angola
Holiday:
Rush hour in Angola
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Angola
FUEL:
0.46
0.39
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Angola
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Angola
MIN AGE:
18
25
Min driving age in Angola
DRINK:
60mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Angola
EMERGENCY:
112/113/115
Emergency phone number in Angola
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Angola
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Angola
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Angola
We’re often asked if it’s safe to drive in Angola and whether you should considering renting a car or taking a taxi / private transfer. The benefits of renting a car in Angola are similar to anywhere else in that a rental car offers freedom to travel as and when you like, to and from where you like. Whilst there are certain parts of Angola you shouldn’t drive (UK foreign travel advice advises against all but essential travel to Cabinda province and Lunda Norte), if arriving into Luanda Airport renting a car and driving in Angola shouldn’t be discounted. Here we look at various rules and laws of the road in Angola to best prepare you to drive safely in Angola should you chose to do so.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 69

Police Fire: 69

Police Ambulance: 69

Notes: emergency numbers listed may or may not have an English speaking operator available

Fuel Prices in Angola by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

It is illegal to park within 5m either side of a petrol station. You are advised not to park your car on the street at night, rather park your hotel or accommodation car park. Rental cars in particular can be a target for crime if left on the street. Local parking restrictions should be adhered to, failure to comply will result in wheel clamping or your vehicle being towed away.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 69

Police Fire: 69

Police Ambulance: 69

Use the following telephone numbers in case of an emergency;
 
  • 113 – Police
  • 115 – Fire Service
  • 112 / 116 – Ambulance
The US embassy is at: R. Houari Boumediene 32, Luanda, Angola (+244 222 641 000)
The British  embassy is at: R. 17 de Setembro, Luanda, Angola (+244 222 334 582)

What to do in an emergency

In the event of an emergency or an accident you should call the relevant emergency service on the number above. If you have rented a car you should also report the incident to the rental agent immediately as they may wish to attend the scene of the accident. Retain all paperwork provided by the police as a record of the incident.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

The main language in Angola is Portuguese, although many officials and locals will speak basic English, French and Spanish, however the following phrases should be useful;
 
  • Thank you – Obrigada (female) / Obrigado (male)
  • Hello – Ola
  • Is everything ok – Tudo bem?
  • I have a puncture - Eu tenho um furo
  • May car has broken down - meu carro avariou
  • Call the police - Chame a polícia

Angola Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Angola by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.35 0.42
May, 2019 0.38 0.45
Apr, 2019 0.39 0.46
Mar, 2019 0.39 0.46
Feb, 2019 0.39 0.46
Jan, 2019 0.39 0.46
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Hiring a Car in Angola

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Angola and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Chloe Demaret
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Travel writer, social media guru, Chloe keeps our readers and customers up to speed with all the car rental and travel trends on our blog. Favourite destination: Dubai.

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