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    Driving Information Bahrain

    Driving Licence Requirements

    In order to drive a vehicle in Bahrain you must be at least 18 years old and have a full driving licence that is valid in your country of residence. You will also need to obtain an international drivers licence.

    Age Restrictions

    To drive a car in Bahrain, you must have had a valid driving license for at least two years. The minimumage to rent a car is 21 years (age may vary depending of vehicle type). You must also have an international driving licence.

    Driving Distances

    • Bahrain to Isa Town - 35kms (50mins)

    • Bahrain to Manama - 37kms (55mins)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Bahrain driving information, laws rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Bahrain is on the right hand side of the road.

    • Smoking while driving is strictly prohibited

    • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Bahrain are mandatory.

    • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

    • Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid driver's licence, registration documents and insurance documents.

    • There are plenty of petrol stations in Bahrain, which are open for different hours depending on location. Most will accept international credit cards.


    There are no tolls in Bahrain.

    Parking Information

    Bahrain has plenty of parking lots and meters. You can pay for those in cash or with your credit card.

    One-Way Car Hire

    Domestic one-way car hire within Bahrain is free of charge with most vehicles. Some restrictions may apply. International one-way is not permitted. Please check the Terms & Conditions of your booking.

    With your car hire holiday it is important that you have looked through some of the above Bahrain driving information, rules and regulations, to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

    Useful Links

    Bahrain Airport Information

    Bahrain Travel Information

    Bahrain on Wikipedia

    Google Maps Bahrain