Guide to Driving In Indonesia - Drive Safe in Indonesia

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


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Drink Drive Limit


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You drive in Indonesia on the Left side  
The currency in Indonesia is IDR
To rent a car is  23 years and to drive is 17 years of age
Current fuel price in Indonesia 0.64 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Indonesia

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

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Indonesia is a huge and highly populated country spread over three time zones. It comprises of five major islands or parts of islands and thousands of smaller ones. In the big cities, driving is almost impossible due to the congestion but out of them, driving can be a great way to see the amazing natural beauty of islands such as Java and Sumatra.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 110

Police Fire: 118 or 119

Police Ambulance: 113 or 1131

Notes: While these numbers exist, they are not always answered. It is often more effective to physically go to Indonesian authorities to ask for their help rather than to wait for emergency services to respond to your phone call. There are sets of local direct emergency numbers in each district and you should learn and keep these emergency numbers at hand.

Fuel Prices in Indonesia by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
Jakarta and other towns in Indonesia are packed with cars and people meaning that getting parking near where you are going can be an impossibility. 
Paid parking
In the main cities you’ll find metered bays along the sides of main roads close to the centre of the cities and many parking garages which are usually underground because of the requirement to maximise space. These are usually attended and much safer than on street parking.
If you park illegally or inconsiderately, you will be issued with a ticket by the local police and have to pay it in the same manner you would a standard minor motoring offence.
Disabled parking
Indonesia’s stance on disabled people is slowly changing and you may be surprised to see special bays for disabled drivers. They are not commonplace but if you can’t find one, head for the nearest attended parking garage and ask for a more convenient space.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 110

Police Fire: 118 or 119

Police Ambulance: 113 or 1131

The emergency numbers in Indonesia are 112 for all emergencys 113 for the fire service, 110 for the police and 118 for the ambulance.

What to do in an emergency

If you suffer mechanical problems, call the number given to you by your car hire representative which is on the documentation. If it is a private car you’re driving, make sure you take the number of a reputable emergency assistance company with you before you set off. 
In the event of an accident you must stop, even if there is only minor damage and no injuries. The police must be called and you will need to keep a copy of their report for your insurers or car hire company. Accidents are very common so avoid crowded areas where possible and if involved in one, take photos of the scene just in case the other party decides to leave!

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

  • I have broken down - Saya telah dirobohkan 
  • Where is the police station? - Dimanakah kantor polisi? 
  • I have a flat tyre - Saya memiliki ban kempes 
  • I have been in an accident - Saya telah dalam kecelakaan 
  • Where is? - Dimana? 
  • Where can I buy petrol? - Dimana saya bisa membeli bensin?

Indonesia Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Indonesia by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.77 0.64
May, 2019 0.77 0.64
Apr, 2019 0.76 0.62
Mar, 2019 0.74 0.61
Feb, 2019 0.73 0.62
Jan, 2019 0.73 0.64

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Indonesia and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
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 Blog. Favourite country to visit: France.

Visitor Comments

  • 01/14/2019


    Emergency is wrong, that is for india For Indonesia Police : 110 Ambulance : 118/119 Firefighter : 113 Theres no speed camera
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