Guide to Driving In Honduras - Drive Safe in Honduras

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

40 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

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motorway speed limit

80 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 70mg

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Honduras on the Right side  
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The currency in Honduras is HNL
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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 Honduras 0.93 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Honduras

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

Driving in Honduras
Pocket guide to driving in Honduras
Profile:
Honduras
Tegucigalpa
HNL
Driving in Honduras
SPEED: (kph)
40
80
80
Speed limit in Honduras
Holiday:
Rush hour in Honduras
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Honduras
FUEL:
0.84
0.74
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Honduras
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Honduras
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Honduras
DRINK:
70mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Honduras
EMERGENCY:
199
Emergency phone number in Honduras
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Honduras
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Honduras
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Honduras
Honduras is a fabulous country, said to be the next Costa Rica in the tourism world. It has huge problems with crime at the moment and all visitors to the country will have to remain aware and exercise common sense. The roads are generally in poor condition but taking a 4x4 car, you'll experience unique and amazing sights.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 195

Police Ambulance: 198

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Honduras by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Parking in Honduras is generally ad hoc but wherever you park, you must ensure that the wheels are no more than 15 inches from the kerb or edge of the road. The country is dangerous so it’s recommended that you always use attended, well-lit parkin where available.
 
Paid parking
 
In the cities like Tegucigalpa you’ll find plenty of paid parking that is relatively safe. Elsewhere parking is generally free but make sure you park in the open and in sight of other people.
 
Enforcement
 
The police follow up parking infringements, usually with a ticket but in extreme cases by towing your vehicle. 
 
Disabled parking
 
Honduras has no specific scheme for disabled drivers but if you need assistance you should use one of the attended parking lots and ask for help.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 195

Police Ambulance: 198

Honduras has implemented the American 911 number for all emergency calls.

What to do in an emergency

There is no national breakdown service in Honduras so you’ll have to rely on a local mechanic if you’re driving your own car. If you’ve hired a car and have problems, contact the company on the number given to you on the documentation or inside the windscreen. 
 
In the event of an accident you must stop. The police have to be informed and they will tell you whether they need to attend. Do not move the cars until they arrive or you’ll face arrest. Whilst waiting, take details of any witnesses. The police will issue a report which needs to be given to your insurance company or hire car company.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

  • Give way - Ceda el paso
  • Traffic lights - Semaforas
  • Right of way – Prioridad
  • Exit – Salida
  • Danger – Peligro
  • No parking - Prohibido aparcar
  • Slow – Despacio
  • Lane – Un carril
  • City centre – Centro ciudad
  • Carretera – Local Highway
  • Roadworks – Obras
  • Where is the nearest petrol station? – ¿Donde es la gasolinera la más cercana?
  • Excuse me, I’m lost – Por favor, estoy perdido…
  • Go straight on – ‘Siga todo recto’
  • Turn right – ‘Toma el giro a la derecha’
  • Turn left – ‘Toma el giro a la izquierda’
  • Detour - Desviacion
  • Toll Road – Carretera de Peaje
  • Road Closed – Cerrado.
  • Road Open – Abierto
  • Motorway – Una autopista
  • One way street – Direccíon unica
  • Dual Carriageway - Autovia

Honduras Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Honduras by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.78 0.93
May, 2019 0.81 0.97
Apr, 2019 0.79 0.95
Mar, 2019 0.78 0.89
Feb, 2019 0.75 0.84
Jan, 2019 0.74 0.84
Kellie Hodge
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Travel writer, customer service guru, Kellie knows the ins and outs of car rental and always happy to share her knowledge on our blog. Favourite country to visit: Spain.

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