Guide to Driving In Antigua - Drive Safe in Antigua

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

20 mph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

40 mph

rural
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motorway speed limit

n/a mph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 80mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Antigua on the Left side  
urban
The currency in Antigua is ECD/USD $
urban
To rent a car is  25 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban

Driving Laws in Antigua

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

Driving in Antigua
Pocket guide to driving in Antigua
Profile:
Antigua
St. John's
ECD/USD $
Driving in Antigua
SPEED: (mph)
20
40
n/a
Speed limit in Antigua
Holiday:
Rush hour in Antigua
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Antigua
FUEL:
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Antigua
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Antigua
MIN AGE:
18
25
Min driving age in Antigua
DRINK:
80mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Antigua
EMERGENCY:
911
Emergency phone number in Antigua
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Antigua
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Antigua
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Antigua
Antigua is a simple island to navigate by car. Driving is on the left. Roads and attractions are well signed and whilst the roads are a little rough in places, hiring a 4 x 4 car will see you safely to most parts of the island. 

Rules of the road

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Fuel Prices in Antigua by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
It’s illegal to park where there are yellow lines at the road edge and double white lines in the middle. You must also avoid parking near bus stops, pedestrian crossings and school entrances or where emergency services have the right to wait. You should also avoid parking where doing so narrows the road to less than two vehicle widths.
 
Paid parking
 
In the capital St John’s you’ll find parking is more restricted and as such paid parking areas have sprung up. The cost is minimal and at least you’ll know your car is safer than when parked on the road
 
Enforcement
 
As long as you aware of the restrictions on parking places, it’s unlikely you’ll encounter any problems. If you do contravene the parking laws you are most likely to receive a penalty notice. 
 
Disabled parking
 
There are no allowances for disabled drivers in Antigua but in most places you can find somewhere convenient to park. If you struggle, you’ll often find a local who is happy to help, alternatively, use the paid parking and ask the attendant for assistance. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

The emergency number in Antigua is either 999 or 911 for the police, medical services or fire.

What to do in an emergency

If you have mechanical trouble with your hire car, use the emergency number on the documentation you were given or on a sticker on the inside of the windscreen. If driving a private vehicle, you’ll need to rely on local help or take the number of a mobile mechanic with you when you drive. 
 
If you are involved in an accident in Antigua, it’s not necessary to call the emergency services if there is only minor damage and no injuries. If someone is hurt or the vehicles are undriveable, you must call the emergency services and await their arrival. Whilst waiting, it’s worth collecting details from witnesses and taking photographs of the scene.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Everyone on Antigua speaks English!

Antigua Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Antigua by Month

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Antigua and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Phil Partridge
Posted by Phil Partridge
About the Author -

Travel writer, car rental guru, Phil has rented cars all over the world and shares his knowledge and experience on the Rhinocarhire.com Blog. Favourite country to visit: France.

Visitor Comments

  • 10/24/2018

    Arden Williams

    Please note that the speed limits in Antigua are: Built-up Areas - 20 mph/32 kph Highway - 40 mph/ 64 kph The speed limit signs are posted in Miles Per Hour.
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