Guide to Driving In Azerbaijan - Drive Safe in Azerbaijan

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


60 kph

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90 kph

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motorway speed limit

110 kph

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Drink Drive Limit


drink and drive limit
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You drive in Azerbaijan on the Right side  
The currency in Azerbaijan is AZN
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
Current fuel price in Azerbaijan 0.48 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Azerbaijan

Driving in Azerbaijan
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Driving in Azerbaijan
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Rush hour in Azerbaijan
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Min driving age in Azerbaijan
Blood alcohol content
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Emergency phone number in Azerbaijan
Driving documents in Azerbaijan
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Azerbaijan
Seat belt in Azerbaijan
See here for current child seats law in Azerbaijan

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

Driving in Azerbaijan isn’t for the faint of heart, however it’s certainly nothing to be afraid of and armed with the right knowledge before you hit the roads (in your own car, an Azerbaijan rental car or indeed a rental car from a neighbouring country), there are miles of highway to explore from the freedom of your own transport. Azerbaijan has hosted some high profile events of late including the Eurovision Song Contest and is also on the Formula 1 calendar.

The authorities are clearly keen to attract visitors and have invested heavily in the country’s infrastructure meaning driving in Baku in particular is much like any cosmopolitan city in Europe, venture beyond however and you’ll find some beautiful spots only accessible in your own car. The 58,000 km road network is of variable condition, roads in and around Baku are generally of a high standard, however roads outside of Baku can be of very poor condition so caution is advised.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

Notes: 104-Gas services; and 112-Ministry of Emergency Situations

Fuel Prices in Azerbaijan by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking is not permitted on the side of major roads. You can park on the left hand side of the road if parking on the right hand side of the road is not possible.

Car Parks in Azerbaijan
Car parks are signed on a blue background with a white P, parking charges are displayed locally. Parking on the side of the road is generally acceptable outside of Baku, however in the capital you cannot park on major roads and we recommend you park only in designated car parks.

Disabled Parking in Azerbaijan
Blue badge holders can park in designated disabled parking bays where marked and these are usually free of charge. You should check local signage for further instruction.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

Call 112 in the event of an emergency and your call will be directed to the emergency agency in Azerbaijan.

What to do in an emergency

In the event of an emergency you can call the European emergency number of 112 and your call will be directed to the correct emergency service required.

You will find the British Embassy at: 45 Khagani Street, Baku, Azerbaijan (+994 12 437 78 78)
You will find the US Embassy at: 111 Azadliq Ave, Baku 1007, Azerbaijan (+994 12 488 33 00)

In the event of an accident or an emergency, you should call the police (either 112 for general emergency number) on 102. Where practical you should move your vehicle away from the highway and switch on the hazard warning lights and place the warning triangle behind the scene of the accident to advise oncoming vehicles. You should also notify the car rental agent where applicable and retain any documentation provided by the police should they attend.
  • 101 – Fire
  • 102 – Police
  • 103 – Ambulance

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Azerbaijani is spoken in Azerbaijan (Turkic origin) however English is widely spoken but you might find the following phrases useful;

Hello – Salem
I don’t understand - Mən sizi başa düşmürəm
Please write it down - Zəhmət olmasa, yazın
This gentleman will pay for everything - Bu adam hər şey ödəyəcək
Call the police - Polis çağırın

Azerbaijan Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Azerbaijan by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan, 2021 0.39 0.48
Dec, 2020 0.29 0.39
Nov, 2020 0.30 0.40
Oct, 2020 0.30 0.40
Sep, 2020 0.30 0.40
Aug, 2020 0.30 0.40
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Hiring a Car in Azerbaijan

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Azerbaijan 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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