Guide to Driving In Haiti - Drive Safe in Haiti

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

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motorway speed limit

NA kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 NA

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Haiti on the Right side  
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The currency in Haiti is HTG / USD
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To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Haiti 0.55 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Haiti

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

Driving in Haiti
Pocket guide to driving in Haiti
Profile:
Haiti
Port-Au-Prince
HTG / USD
Driving in Haiti
SPEED: (kph)
50
50
NA
Speed limit in Haiti
Holiday:
Rush hour in Haiti
Cameras:
NA
YES
Speed cameras in Haiti
FUEL:
0.71
0.57
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Haiti
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Haiti
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Haiti
DRINK:
NA
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Haiti
EMERGENCY:
114
Emergency phone number in Haiti
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Haiti
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Haiti
SEATBELTS:
YES
YES
Seat belt in Haiti
The Caribbean country that shares the island of Hispaniola with the Dominican Republic, Haiti is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake that shook the country to its core leaving scenes of devastation in its wake. Many of the roads were destroyed during the earthquake making driving in Haiti hazardous and simply impossible in some parts. The country is finding its way back from the 2010 disaster and foreign aid has asissted in rebuilding parts of the country worst hit. Its capital Port-au-Prince has seen major re-investment to repair the infrastructure including the road network, critical in getting the country and its economy back on its feet. You'll find much of the road network in Haiti is now new which makes driving in Haiti a fairly pleasant experience compared to many other Caribbean countries where road conditions can be poor. Of course, areas affected by the quake that have yet to be repaired can still be hazardous by car. You should take extra care when travelling at night and avoid where possible, parts of downtown Port-au-Prince should be avoided where possible as crime is high. You are advised to keep your doors locked and windows up (use air conditioning) where possible.

driving in Haiti

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 114

Police Fire: 116

Police Ambulance: 115

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Haiti by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

You should avoid parking on the street where possible. Car crime is high, particularly in parts of downtown Port-au-Prince. Park only on off street car, secure car parks where possible.

Disabled parking provision is very limited in Haiti, you may find dedicated bays in car parks, however they are often abused.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 114

Police Fire: 116

Police Ambulance: 115

What to do in an emergency

If you need emergency assistance you can call the police in Haiti on 114 and 116 for an ambulance.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

French and Haitian Creole are the primary languages spoken in Haiti, however English is spoken by many, but you shouldn't assume that will be sufficient to get by. The following phrases might prove useful when driving in Haiti;
 
  • Where is the nearest petrol station? - Où se trouve la station-service la plus proche?
  • Turn right - Tournez à droite
  • Turn Left – Tournez à gauche
  • No parking - Stationnement interdit
  • Slow - Lent

Haiti Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Haiti by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.45 0.55
May, 2019 0.51 0.63
Apr, 2019 0.57 0.71
Mar, 2019 0.57 0.71
Feb, 2019 0.57 0.71
Jan, 2019 0.57 0.71
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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