Guide to Driving In Ecuador - Drive Safe in Ecuador

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

90 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

110 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 40mg

drink and drive limit
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urban
You drive in Ecuador on the Right side  
urban
The currency in Ecuador is USD
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Ecuador 0.64 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Ecuador

Driving in Ecuador
Pocket guide to driving in Ecuador
Profile:
Ecuador
Quito
USD
Driving in Ecuador
SPEED: (kph)
50
90
110
Speed limit in Ecuador
Holiday:
Rush hour in Ecuador
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Ecuador
FUEL:
0.64
0.48
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Ecuador
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Ecuador
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Ecuador
DRINK:
40mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Ecuador
EMERGENCY:
101
Emergency phone number in Ecuador
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Ecuador
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Ecuador
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Ecuador
See here for current child seats law in Ecuador

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

In Ecuador you drive on the right and road conditions can be generally unpredictable in all areas. Between January and June heavy rain and mudslides often wash away roads which can cause delays to your journey. Local drivers can be quite aggressive and drive overly fast on open roads. Some areas of Guayaquil and Quito can be dangerous to drive in after dark so it is best to check with the local rental company on their advise on what to do if you want to drive at night.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 911

Police Ambulance: 911

Notes: 131 (for the local Red Cross). If you are in Quito or Ibarra, you may also dial 911. If you are in Guayaquil, Cuenca or Loja, you should dial 112. The operators typically speak Spanish only

DieselUnleaded
May , 2022

€ 0.48

€ 0.64

Apr , 2022

€ 0.47

€ 0.63

Mar , 2022

€ 0.46

€ 0.61

Feb , 2022

€ 0.45

€ 0.60

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking Information
When parking your vehicle in Ecuador make sure you do not leave any valuables in plain sight. Some places will have their own parking but a lot share with other business's. There are paid parking lots in Ecuador and when parking on the street make sure you check the parking laws/charges.
 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 911

Police Ambulance: 911

The police, fire and ambulance service can be contacted on 911.

What to do in an emergency

In the event of an traffic accident, drivers should report the incident to the local police and provide details of the incident, the driver name and insurance details.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Hello - Hola
Where is the nearest petrol station? - ¿Dónde está la gasolinera más cercana?
No overtaking - Adelantamiento prohibido
Dangerous Curve - Curva peligrosa
Parking - Estacionamiento
There has been an accident - Ha habido un accidente
Bye - Adiós
Can you help? - ¿Puedes ayudar?
Thank you - Gracias

Ecuador Fuel Price History

DieselUnleaded
May , 2022

€ 0.48

€ 0.64

Apr , 2022

€ 0.47

€ 0.63

Mar , 2022

€ 0.46

€ 0.61

Feb , 2022

€ 0.45

€ 0.60

Jan , 2022

€ 0.45

€ 0.60

Dec , 2021

€ 0.44

€ 0.60

Nov , 2021

€ 0.45

€ 0.60

Oct , 2021

€ 0.43

€ 0.58

Sep , 2021

€ 0.37

€ 0.54

Aug , 2021

€ 0.36

€ 0.51

Jul , 2021

€ 0.35

€ 0.49

Jun , 2021

€ 0.34

€ 0.46

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
May , 2022 0.48 0.64
Apr , 2022 0.47 0.63
Mar , 2022 0.46 0.61
Feb , 2022 0.45 0.60
Jan , 2022 0.45 0.60
Dec , 2021 0.44 0.60
Nov , 2021 0.45 0.60
Oct , 2021 0.43 0.58
Sep , 2021 0.37 0.54
Aug , 2021 0.36 0.51
Jul , 2021 0.35 0.49
Jun , 2021 0.34 0.46
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