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    Driving Information Bolivia

    Driving Licence Requirments

    In order to drive a vehicle in Bolivia you must be at least 21 years old and have a full driving licence valid in your country of residence. It is recommended to obtain an international drivers licence.

    Age Restrictions

    To drive in Bolivia, you need to be, at least, 25 years old (age may vary depending on the vehicle) and have held a license for 1 year as well as insurance. An international driver's license may be acquired for a short-term stay.

    Driving Distances

    • Cochabamba to Oruro - 211kms (3hours)

    • Sucre to Potosi - 154kms (2hours)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Bolivia driving information, laws rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Bolivia is on the right hand side of the road, unless you are driving in Yungas, where cars usually tend to keep to the left

    • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Bolivia are a good idea as the road surfaces are not always flat.

    • 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.

    • We advise you to pay attention to and maintain your tank full whenever possible, as Bolivia petrol stations are sparse in more remote areas of the country and usually sold privately. You should have no problems finding a petrol station when travelling with in La Paz.


    The tolling system in Bolivia covers most roads: a stamped receipt is acquired at the first Bolivia toll and stamped on the following toll posts.

    Parking Information

    Do not park the car overnight on a street, always use hotel parking or a well-lit area. It is advised also not to leave any valuable in a parked vehicle.

    We hope that the above Bolivia driving information helps with the planning of your car hire holiday. If you have any questions regarding driving in Santa Cruz, or other places in Bolivia, you can call our expert car hire team on +44 1233225114.

    Useful Links

    Bolivia Airport Information

    Bolivia Travel Information

    Bolivia on Wikipedia

    Google Maps Bolivia