Guide to Driving In Uganda - Drive Safe in Uganda

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

urban
More info  

RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
More info  

motorway speed limit

100 kph

speed limit
More info  

Drink Drive Limit

 80mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Uganda on the Left side  
urban
The currency in Uganda is UGX
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Uganda 1.73 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Uganda

Driving in Uganda
Pocket guide to driving in Uganda
Profile:
Uganda
Kampala
UGX
Driving in Uganda
SPEED: (kph)
50
80
100
Speed limit in Uganda
Holiday:
Rush hour in Uganda
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Uganda
FUEL:
1.73
1.65
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Uganda
See World Fuel Prices for full statistics
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Uganda
DRINK:
80mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Uganda
EMERGENCY:
999
Emergency phone number in Uganda
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Uganda
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Uganda
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Uganda
See here for current child seats law in Uganda

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

In Uganda you drive on the left hand side and when you come to an intersection, you must give way to traffic from the right hand side. Travelling on the roads can be quite risky, particularly outside of the main cities where livestock roam across the roads. You need to be aware of buses who can overtake at speed.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 999

Police Fire: 999

Police Ambulance: 999

Notes:

DieselUnleaded
Sep , 2022

€ 1.65

€ 1.73

Aug , 2022

€ 1.51

€ 1.58

Jul , 2022

€ 1.44

€ 1.44

Jun , 2022

€ 1.40

€ 1.40

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking Information
There are parking spaces in the cities and towns but not on every road. Drivers must be aware of where they park as if parked on the roadside where a no parking sign is displayed this could result in a heavy fine.
 
Paid Parking
Parking attendants  can sale tickets to the public to park, the ticket must be displayed on your windscreen.

Parking Enforcement
If you are caught parking illegally such as parking in a no-parking area, parking in a no-stopping area and parking on a pavement a heavy fine could be given or even a prison sentence of 1 year.
 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 999

Police Fire: 999

Police Ambulance: 999

The emergency services  in Uganda can be contacted on 999 or 112.

What to do in an emergency

If a driver is involved in an accident, the driver must give full details to police and report the accident in person at the police station within 24 hours. The drive should also contact his insurer and take pictures of the scene of the accident and damage of the car.

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Police - Polisi
Accident - Ajali
Thank you - Asante
No parking - hakuna maegesho
I have been in an accident  - Nimekuwa katika ajali 

Uganda Fuel Price History

DieselUnleaded
Sep , 2022

€ 1.65

€ 1.73

Aug , 2022

€ 1.51

€ 1.58

Jul , 2022

€ 1.44

€ 1.44

Jun , 2022

€ 1.40

€ 1.40

May , 2022

€ 1.44

€ 1.43

Apr , 2022

€ 1.30

€ 1.37

Mar , 2022

€ 1.12

€ 1.27

Feb , 2022

€ 1.10

€ 1.26

Jan , 2022

€ 1.07

€ 1.17

Dec , 2021

€ 1.05

€ 1.14

Nov , 2021

€ 1.05

€ 1.14

Oct , 2021

€ 0.91

€ 1.02

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2022 1.65 1.73
Aug , 2022 1.51 1.58
Jul , 2022 1.44 1.44
Jun , 2022 1.40 1.40
May , 2022 1.44 1.43
Apr , 2022 1.30 1.37
Mar , 2022 1.12 1.27
Feb , 2022 1.10 1.26
Jan , 2022 1.07 1.17
Dec , 2021 1.05 1.14
Nov , 2021 1.05 1.14
Oct , 2021 0.91 1.02
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