Guide to Driving In Gabon - Drive Safe in Gabon

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

110 kph

rural
More info  

motorway speed limit

110 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 80mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Gabon on the Right side  
urban
The currency in Gabon is CFA
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Gabon 0.92 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Gabon

Driving in Gabon
Pocket guide to driving in Gabon
Profile:
Gabon
Libreville
CFA
Driving in Gabon
SPEED: (kph)
60
110
110
Speed limit in Gabon
Holiday:
Rush hour in Gabon
Cameras:
NO
NO
Speed cameras in Gabon
FUEL:
0.92
0.89
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Gabon
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Gabon
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Gabon
DRINK:
80mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Gabon
EMERGENCY:
117
Emergency phone number in Gabon
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Gabon
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Gabon
SEATBELTS:
Yes
No
Seat belt in Gabon
See here for current child seats law in Gabon

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

In Gabon you drive on the right, each state has its own set of traffic regulations so it is best to check these before you travel. Local drivers tend to overtake even when there is oncoming cars and speed so it is best to drive with caution at all times. Checkpoints in Gabon are placed at random to surprise traffic offenders. If you see this ahead you should slow time and open your window slightly to communicate with the police. You may need to present your local driver's licence, international drivers licence, registration documents and car insurance documents.
 

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 117

Police Fire: 117

Police Ambulance: 117

Notes: The local equivalent to the “911” emergency line to reach the police in Gabon's major cities are the following phone numbers: Libreville (177, or 72-00-37,) Port Gentil (55-22-36) and Franceville (67-72-76 or 67-72-94).

DieselUnleaded
May , 2022

€ 0.89

€ 0.92

Apr , 2022

€ 0.89

€ 0.92

Mar , 2022

€ 0.89

€ 0.92

Feb , 2022

€ 0.89

€ 0.92

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking Information
Cars can be parked on the street but watch out for the tow zones in cities and pay and display machines. At night it is best to park in compounds or parking lots. Most tourists and travelers enjoy free parking at their hotel.
 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 117

Police Fire: 117

Police Ambulance: 117

The emergency services can be contacted on 117, but it does not always work on all mobile networks. The extension for the police is (+241) 1730, (+241) 300/399 for the ambulance and (+241) 18 for the fire brigade.
 

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. If your car breaks down and you cannot stop your car on the side of the road you need to turn on your hazard warning lights to inform other drivers. You can contact the car rental agent for further assistance.
 

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Hello - Bonjour
I need help - J’ai besoin d’aide
There has been an accident - Il y a eu un accident
Call the police - Appelle la police
Where is the nearest petrol station? - Où se trouve la station-service la plus proche
Can I have directions please? - Puis-je avoir des instructions s’il vous plaît?
Thank you - Merci

Gabon Fuel Price History

DieselUnleaded
May , 2022

€ 0.89

€ 0.92

Apr , 2022

€ 0.89

€ 0.92

Mar , 2022

€ 0.89

€ 0.92

Feb , 2022

€ 0.89

€ 0.92

Jan , 2022

€ 0.89

€ 0.92

Dec , 2021

€ 0.89

€ 0.92

Nov , 2021

€ 0.90

€ 0.93

Oct , 2021

€ 0.89

€ 0.92

Sep , 2021

€ 0.89

€ 0.92

Aug , 2021

€ 0.89

€ 0.92

Jul , 2021

€ 0.89

€ 0.92

Jun , 2021

€ 0.89

€ 0.92

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
May , 2022 0.89 0.92
Apr , 2022 0.89 0.92
Mar , 2022 0.89 0.92
Feb , 2022 0.89 0.92
Jan , 2022 0.89 0.92
Dec , 2021 0.89 0.92
Nov , 2021 0.90 0.93
Oct , 2021 0.89 0.92
Sep , 2021 0.89 0.92
Aug , 2021 0.89 0.92
Jul , 2021 0.89 0.92
Jun , 2021 0.89 0.92
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