Guide to Driving In Venezuela - Drive Safe in Venezuela

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

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

60 kph

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RURAL SPEED LIMIT

80 kph

rural
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motorway speed limit

120 kph

speed limit
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Drink Drive Limit

 80mg

drink and drive limit
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You drive in Venezuela on the Right side  
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The currency in Venezuela is VEF
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
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Current fuel price in Venezuela 0.00 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Venezuela

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

Driving in Venezuela
Pocket guide to driving in Venezuela
Profile:
Venezuela
Caracas
VEF
Driving in Venezuela
SPEED: (kph)
60
80
120
Speed limit in Venezuela
Holiday:
Rush hour in Venezuela
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Venezuela
FUEL:
0.01
0.00
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Venezuela
DRIVE:
RIGHT
Drive RIGHT in Venezuela
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Venezuela
DRINK:
80mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Venezuela
EMERGENCY:
911/171
Emergency phone number in Venezuela
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Venezuela
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Venezuela
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Venezuela
Venezuela is currently going through a crisis which means that a lot of staples aren't readily available. For this reason it's always a good idea to have your fuel topped up just in case. The cities are busy but the roads are well organised and traffic flows relatively freely. In the countryside, roads become less well maintained and you may find that a 4x4 is useful.

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 911 and 171

Police Fire: 911 and 171

Police Ambulance: 911 and 171

Notes: These calls will not be answered by English speakers, but the service is staffed by members of local police forces, who may attempt to find someone who speaks basic English

Fuel Prices in Venezuela by Month

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking regulations
 
Always park somewhere that’s very public, don’t leave valuables in the car and try to part as close to your destination as possible for crime is rife.
 
Paid parking
 
In the cities you’ll find plenty of paid and free parking. It’s best to take the paid parking in attended lots for security reasons. Parking costs are low and safe parking could save you a lot in terms of money, personal safety and inconvenience.
 
Enforcement
 
Enforcement of parking is done by the police but they will usually only intervene if you are causing an obstruction or have vastly outstayed your parking time on a road.
 
Disabled parking
 
There are no concessions for disabled drivers in Venezuela but if you make your needs known to an attendant, they will usually do all they can to help.

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 911 and 171

Police Fire: 911 and 171

Police Ambulance: 911 and 171

The emergency number in Venezuela is 171 and 911 for all emergency services.

What to do in an emergency

If you have a mechanical 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 driving your own car, call an emergency breakdown company or the police. It helps to find a company’s details before you travel.
 
In the event of an accident you must stop. The police must be called and whilst waiting, you should get the details of the other drivers involved and any witnesses. Don’t move the cars unless they are causing a danger to other traffic. The police will issue a report for your insurers or car hire company.

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
  • Road Closed – Cerrado.
  • Road Open – Abierto
  • Motorway – Una autopista
  • One way street – Direccíon unica
  • Dual Carriageway - Autovia

Venezuela Fuel Price History

Fuel Prices in Venezuela by Month
Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun, 2019 0.00 0.00
May, 2019 0.00 0.01
Apr, 2019 0.00 0.01
Mar, 2019 0.00 0.01
Feb, 2019 0.00 0.01
Jan, 2019 0.00 0.01
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