Guide to Driving In Paraguay - Drive Safe in Paraguay

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

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motorway speed limit

110 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 80mg

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

Driving Laws in Paraguay

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

Driving in Paraguay
Pocket guide to driving in Paraguay
Profile:
Paraguay
Asunción
PYG
Driving in Paraguay
SPEED: (kph)
80
50
110
Speed limit in Paraguay
Holiday:
Rush hour in Paraguay
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Paraguay
FUEL:
0.95
0.73
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Paraguay
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Paraguay
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Paraguay
DRINK:
80mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Paraguay
EMERGENCY:
911
Emergency phone number in Paraguay
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Paraguay
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Paraguay
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Paraguay
Paraguay is a beautiful country that will need a hire car for the best exploration of its treasures. It's relatively crime free compared to many South American countries and the people are warm and welcoming. Road conditions are generally poor with less that 15% of roads considered suitable for non 4x4 cars.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 911

Police Ambulance: 911

Notes: for the Fire Department, including rescue of accident victims it is 131 or 132

Fuel Prices in Paraguay by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Most parking in Paraguay is wherever a convenient space is found except in Asuncion where it is more closely regulated on account of the amount of traffic.
 
Paid parking
 
Paid parking is often unnecessary but in the cities you’ll find bays on the side of the roads in the centre which are controlled by meters or ticket machines. 
 
Enforcement
 
Enforcement of parking is done by the police but infrequently. You will usually only be targeted if you obstruct a road or driveway.
 
Disabled parking
 
Paraguay has no concessions for disabled drivers, mainly because convenient parking is found just about everywhere. In the cities it’s best to use attended parking or parking garages near your destination as they will be able to give better assistance. 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 911

Police Ambulance: 911

The emergency number in Paraguay is 911 for the police and for other emergency services.

What to do in an emergency

Your rental car will have an emergency contact number located on or near the windscreen. If you have a mechanical problem or accident use it to inform the company. 

In the event of an accident you may settle minor knocks with the other party but if there is serious damage or injuries the police and the emergency services must be called if appropriate. The police will issue a report based on witness statements and the position and state of the vehicles. For this reason do not move the vehicles unless they are causing an obstruction or danger to others.

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

Paraguay Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Paraguay by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.72 0.93
May, 2019 0.70 0.92
Apr, 2019 0.73 0.95
Mar, 2019 0.73 0.95
Feb, 2019 0.73 0.95
Jan, 2019 0.73 0.95
Chloe Demaret
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Travel writer, social media guru, Chloe keeps our readers and customers up to speed with all the car rental and travel trends on our blog. Favourite destination: Dubai.

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