Guide to Driving In Samoa - Drive Safe in Samoa

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

40 kph

urban
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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

55 kph

rural
More info  

motorway speed limit

55 kph

speed limit
More info  

Drink Drive Limit

 80mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Samoa on the Left side  
urban
The currency in Samoa is WST
urban
To rent a car is  25 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Samoa 0.99 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Samoa

Driving in Samoa
Pocket guide to driving in Samoa
Profile:
Samoa
Apia
WST
Driving in Samoa
SPEED: (kph)
40
55
55
Speed limit in Samoa
Holiday:
Rush hour in Samoa
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Samoa
FUEL:
0.99
0.94
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Samoa
DRIVE:
LEFT
Drive LEFT in Samoa
MIN AGE:
18
25
Min driving age in Samoa
DRINK:
80mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Samoa
EMERGENCY:
911
Emergency phone number in Samoa
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Samoa
PHONES:
YES
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Samoa
SEATBELTS:
YES
YES
Seat belt in Samoa
See here for current child seats law in Samoa

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

Driving in Samoa is mostly safe and easy due to slow speed or “island time”. In Samoa vehicles drive on the left hand side, drivers should be aware of children and animals particularly within villages. There are often a lot of potholes and ruts on the roads in Samoa. You can make a left turn on a red light only if the lane is clear of oncoming traffic.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 911

Police Ambulance: 911

Notes:

DieselUnleaded
Jan , 2016

€ 0.94

€ 0.99

Jan , 2010

€ 1.51

€ 1.47

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking Information
It can be quite difficult to find a parking space, when parking your vehicle you should be considerate of others and try to park as close to the road curb. If angle parking is provided you must park your vehicle in the center of the space.

Paid Parking
Street parking is not usually paid in Western Samoa. In some parts of Apia parking meters have been installed and the fees to park range from $1 for 15 minutes and $4 per hour.

Disabled Parking
Parking which is reserved for disabled parking only will be marked with a wheelchair symbol. 
 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 911

Police Fire: 911

Police Ambulance: 911

Samoa uses the international 911 emergency call number to contact the police, fire department and ambulance.

What to do in an emergency

If you are involved in an car accident you must:
  • Stop your vehicle. If it is unsafe to stop your vehicle you must drive to the nearest police station and report the accident.
  • Check if anyone is insured and call 911 or take them to the local hospital.
  • If no one is injured you must give your full details to a police office or to any other person concerned.
  • If anyone is injured or killed you must report the accident to a police officer or the nearest police station.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Can I park here? - E mafai ona ou paka iinei?
Where is the nearest petrol station? - O fea o le nofoaga aupito lata ane o le petrol?
Directions – Faatonuga
One way street - Se tasi o auala o le auala
No parking - E leai se paka ai taavale  

Samoa Fuel Price History

DieselUnleaded
Jan , 2016

€ 0.94

€ 0.99

Jan , 2010

€ 1.51

€ 1.47

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2016 0.94 0.99
Jan , 2010 1.51 1.47
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