Guide to Driving In Kosovo - Drive Safe in Kosovo

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

130 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 10mg

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Kosovo on the Right side  
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The currency in Kosovo is EUR €
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To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 17 years of age
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Driving Laws in Kosovo

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

Driving in Kosovo
Pocket guide to driving in Kosovo
Profile:
Kosovo
Pristina
EUR €
Driving in Kosovo
SPEED: (kph)
50
80
130
Speed limit in Kosovo
Holiday:
Rush hour in Kosovo
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Kosovo
FUEL:
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Kosovo
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Kosovo
MIN AGE:
17
21
Min driving age in Kosovo
DRINK:
10mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Kosovo
EMERGENCY:
92/93/94
Emergency phone number in Kosovo
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Kosovo
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Kosovo
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Kosovo
Be aware that there is the potential for unrest in the north of  the country on the border with Serbia. Many of the areas there are partrolled by the 10,000 strong UN peacekeeping force. Check local information for the current situation or refer to the FCO website. The country is very poor and much of the infrastructure needs major work. However, it's a beautiful country to visit with warm, hospitable people.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Kosovo by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
The country is very quiet in terms of traffic, except in the capital Pristina so you’ll often find it easy to park safely and conveniently.
 
Paid parking
 
This exists mainly in the capital although enterprising locals will try to charge you for parking elsewhere. In Pristina, you’ll find metered parking in the centre as well as authority and privately owned garages. Despite being a little more expensive, they are better for safety and convenience.
 
Enforcement
 
Enforcement of parking is rare but if you obstruct you’ll find your car moved by the locals or towed.
 
Disabled parking
 
Not part of the EU, the Blue Badge scheme isn’t recognised but take your badge to prove that you need assistance. Often the locals will help out but reward their help where possible. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

The emergency number in Kosovo is 192 for the police, 193 for the fire service and 194 for medical help. You can also call 044 112, 044 933 or 044944 respectively.

What to do in an emergency

Just in case you have a problem with your hire car, you’ll find an emergency number on your documentation or affixed to your windscreen. If you’re driving your own car, you should use the partner organisation to your breakdown service at home. Collect the details before you leave home!
 
In the event of an accident you must stop. You need to call the police if there is damage to cars or property or if there are any injuries, even if yours is the only car involved. If damage is slight and there are no injuries, you can sort the issue out between the parties, otherwise call the police.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

I have broken down - Unë kam thyer poshtë Where is the police station? - Ku është stacioni policor? 
I have a flat tyre - Unë kam një gomë e shfryrë 
I have been in an accident - Unë kam qenë në një aksident 
Where is?  - Ku është? 
Where can I buy petrol? - Ku mund të blej benzinë?
 

Kosovo Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Kosovo by Month

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Kosovo and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Kellie Hodge
Posted by 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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