Guide to Driving In Peru - Drive Safe in Peru

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

90 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

100 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 50mg

drink and drive limit
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urban
You drive in Peru on the Right side  
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The currency in Peru is PEN
urban
To rent a car is  23 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Peru 1.02 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Peru

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

Driving in Peru
Pocket guide to driving in Peru
Profile:
Peru
Lima
PEN
Driving in Peru
SPEED: (kph)
50
90
100
Speed limit in Peru
Holiday:
Rush hour in Peru
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Peru
FUEL:
0.95
0.89
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Peru
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Peru
MIN AGE:
18
23
Min driving age in Peru
DRINK:
50mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Peru
EMERGENCY:
105/116/117
Emergency phone number in Peru
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Peru
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Peru
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Peru
Peru is a very dangerous country for tourists and becoming more so, especially in the cities. Road conditions are generally poor and the death rate on the road is 25x that of the UK.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 911

Police Ambulance: 911

Notes:

Fuel Prices in Peru by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Peru is a dangerous country for unsuspecting tourists and you are recommended to park your car in an attended or guarded parking lot. 
 
Paid parking
 
Don’t be tempted by free parking or roadside parking where your car is out of your sight for any length of time. It’s far safer to use a guarded lot – for you and your car!
 
Enforcement
 
Police will monitor car parking in the towns and cities but rarely act on any infringement unless you are causing an obstruction.
 
Disabled parking
 
There are no concessions for disabled drivers but if you ask politely at an attended garage and explain your difficulty you will often get help.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 911

Police Ambulance: 911

The emergency number in Peru is 105 for the police, 116 for the fire service and 106 for the ambulance service.

What to do in an emergency

If you have a problem with your car you should phone the number given to you on the rental documents or attached to the windscreen of your car. If you are driving your own vehicle, wait for the police to pass, they give better assistance than the assistance organisations.
 
In the event of an accident you must stop. You need to call the police who will attend. Take details of witnesses and if the cars cannot be left in place, take photographs of the scene. 

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

Peru Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Peru by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.89 1.02
May, 2019 0.89 1.04
Apr, 2019 0.86 1.00
Mar, 2019 0.86 0.94
Feb, 2019 0.88 0.93
Jan, 2019 0.89 0.95

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Peru and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.
Phil Partridge
Posted by Phil Partridge
About the Author -

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.

Visitor Comments

  • 10/29/2018

    Mycomment01

    In peru if you have unpaid tickets will the police take your car? And the parking fee in the poloce station around 15 usd, is this true?
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