Guide to Driving In Bahrain - Drive Safe in Bahrain

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

80-100 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

120 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 0mg

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Bahrain on the Right side  
urban
The currency in Bahrain is BHD
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Bahrain 0.47 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Bahrain

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

Driving in Bahrain
Pocket guide to driving in Bahrain
Profile:
Bahrain
Manama
BHD
Driving in Bahrain
SPEED: (kph)
80-100
60
120
Speed limit in Bahrain
Holiday:
Rush hour in Bahrain
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Bahrain
FUEL:
0.47
0.38
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Bahrain
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Bahrain
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Bahrain
DRINK:
0mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Bahrain
EMERGENCY:
999
Emergency phone number in Bahrain
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Bahrain
PHONES:
Yes
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Bahrain
SEATBELTS:
Yes
No
Seat belt in Bahrain

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 999

Police Fire: 999

Police Ambulance: 999

Notes: 199 for traffic accidents (no injuries) or 999 (injuries)

Fuel Prices in Bahrain by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

It is not permitted to park on the road unless there is a marked bay. Parking a public transport vehicle in a residential area is classed as a traffic violation.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 999

Police Fire: 999

Police Ambulance: 999

You can contact the Police and fire department on 999 or ambulance 998

What to do in an emergency

In the event of an emergency, drivers should dial 999. The number for the traffic police is 199. 

If you are involved in an accident, drivers should try to get their vehicle off of the road and call the police. You will then be given directions to a place where you can report the details of the accident. This has to take place within 24 hours of the accident. If the matter was to involve legal proceedings, drivers should not leave Bahrain until the matter is resolved. 

It is common practice in Bahrain for drivers to use a danger signal if there is the need for drivers to stop immediately or if there is a hazard ahead. 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Shukran Thank you
Afwan You're Welcome
Wagif Stop
Yimeen Right
Yissar Left

Bahrain Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Bahrain by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.38 0.47
May, 2019 0.38 0.47
Apr, 2019 0.38 0.47
Mar, 2019 0.38 0.47
Feb, 2019 0.38 0.47
Jan, 2019 0.38 0.47

Hiring a Car

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