Guide to Driving In Syria - Drive Safe in Syria

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

40 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

100 kph

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motorway speed limit

100 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

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drink and drive limit
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You drive in Syria on the Right side  
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The currency in Syria is SYP
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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 Syria 0.00 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Syria

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

Driving in Syria
Pocket guide to driving in Syria
Profile:
Syria
Damascus
SYP
Driving in Syria
SPEED: (kph)
40
100
100
Speed limit in Syria
Holiday:
Rush hour in Syria
Cameras:
NO
YES
Speed cameras in Syria
FUEL:
0.00
0.00
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Syria
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Syria
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Syria
DRINK:
0mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Syria
EMERGENCY:
110/112/113
Emergency phone number in Syria
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Syria
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Syria
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Syria
Currently it's not recommended to travel to or drive around Syria which is a huge pity as it has some amazing archaeological sites from the time of the bible and before.  When the situation returns to normal, you'll find it a fascinating country to explore with friendly people. 

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 110

Police Ambulance: 113

Notes: Syrian operators, however, are not likely to speak English.

Fuel Prices in Syria by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Parking in the major towns and cities can be very difficult and it’s worth seeking out paid parking for safety and convenience.
 
Paid parking
 
In the big cities you’ll find paid parking, especially where some entrepreneur has opened their land for parking. Before the civil war there were parking lots and some parking garages but now people tend to park where they want as there are more pressing things to think about than a legal parking space.
 
Enforcement
 
So many people use the free roadside parking that enforcement of parking is considered unnecessary in general. The only time you’ll encounter it is when an obstruction is caused.
 
Disabled parking
 
There are no concessions for disabled drivers in Syria despite the thousands injured in the civil war. In many situations there doesn’t need to be because parking is ad hoc. In the bigger cities where parking is at a premium, you’ll find more difficulty getting a convenient space but enlist the help of a local and things get easier.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 110

Police Ambulance: 113

The emergency number in Syria is 112 for the police, medical services or fire.

What to do in an emergency

If you’re in a hire car in Syria and encounter a mechanical problem you’ll need to call the emergency number given to you by the local agent which will be on your documentation or inside the windscreen of the car. If you’re driving your own vehicle, you should ensure you have the phone number with you of a local mechanic who is prepared to come to your aid.
 
In the event of an accident you needn’t call the emergency services if the damage is light and no one is hurt. If there are injuries, call the emergency services on 112 and await their arrival. You should not move the vehicles if they aren’t causing a danger to others. If you must move them, photograph the scene and collect witness statements whilst waiting for the police to arrive.  

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Hello/Welcome - Marhuba
Goodbye - Ma’assalaama
Thank you - Shukran
Yes - Na’am
No - La’
Sorry - Muta’assif
Do you speak English? -  Tatakullum ingleezi?
I don’t understand - Ana maa afham
How much is that? - Bekam?
Where’s the nearest doctor? - Wayn aghrab tabeeb

Syria Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Syria by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.18 0.00
May, 2019 0.00 0.00
Apr, 2019 0.00 0.00
Mar, 2019 0.00 0.00
Feb, 2019 0.00 0.00
Jan, 2019 0.00 0.00

Hiring a Car

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Syria 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

  • 10/31/2018

    Michelle

    There's this man i met online thats says its not safe to to drive in syria, is that true?, He's a doctor for the army over there in a camp, and he told me to be able to leave the camp he would have to pay to have a helicopter take him to the airport . Is that true?
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