Guide to Driving In Bahamas - Drive Safe in Bahamas

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

40 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

75 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

n/a kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 80mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Bahamas on the Left side  
urban
The currency in Bahamas is BSD/USD $
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 17 years of age
urban
Current fuel price in Bahamas 1.16 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Bahamas

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

Driving in Bahamas
Pocket guide to driving in Bahamas
Profile:
Bahamas
Nassau
BSD/USD $
Driving in Bahamas
SPEED: (kph)
40
75
n/a
Speed limit in Bahamas
Holiday:
Rush hour in Bahamas
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Bahamas
FUEL:
0.98
0.98
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Bahamas
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Bahamas
MIN AGE:
17
21
Min driving age in Bahamas
DRINK:
80mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Bahamas
EMERGENCY:
911
Emergency phone number in Bahamas
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Bahamas
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Bahamas
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Bahamas
Driving in the Bahamas is straightforward, just be aware that most cars are imported from the US and so whilst you drive on the left, you'll be in a left hand drive car.

Rules of the road

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Fuel Prices in Bahamas by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
In many parts of the Bahamas you can park just about anywhere you can find a space. In the cities like Nassau or Freeport, parking is more regulated and harder to find.
 
Paid parking
 
In most parts of the Bahamas paid parking isn’t necessary but in Nassau and Freeport, you’ll find parking garages and parking lots which are reasonably priced and safe.
 
Enforcement
 
Enforcement of parking is done by the police and you’ll get a ticket if you park inconsiderately or cause an obstruction. In extreme cases you may be towed away.
 
Disabled parking
 
In the Bahamas, the disabled blue badge scheme isn’t recognised although it's useful taking it with you to prove you need help. Attended parking lots will often do their best to help you to an easily accessible parking space.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

The emergency number in the Bahamas is either 911 or 919. Most people use 911.

What to do in an emergency

If you encounter problems with your hire car, call the number given to you by the local agent, it’s often inside your windscreen.
 
If you are involved in an accident, call the police on 911 and whilst waiting for them, take photographs of the scene and details of witnesses. If possible, don’t move the vehicles until the police arrive. 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

In the Bahamas everyone speaks English so there'll be no need for translations

Bahamas Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Bahamas by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 1.05 1.16
May, 2019 1.04 1.13
Apr, 2019 1.02 1.09
Mar, 2019 1.00 1.03
Feb, 2019 0.96 0.97
Jan, 2019 0.98 0.98

Hiring a Car

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

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