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    Driving Information in Egypt

    Driving Licence Requirements

    In order to drive a vehicle in Egypt, you must be at least 18 years old and have a full driving licence valid in your country of residence. You will also need to obtain an international driver's licence before collecting a car hire in Sharm El Sheikh.

    Age Restrictions

    To hire a car in Egypt, foreigners need to be at least 25 years old and have an International Driver's license, besides their regular driver's license and a valid passport.

    Driving Distances

    • Cairo to Giza - 11kms (25mins)

    • Sharm El Sheikh - Neama Bay - 9kms (15mins)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Egypt driving information, laws rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Egypt is done on the right-hand side of the road.

    • Traffic lights in Cairo are often not operational, but there are police officers at intersections signalling what cars have right of way.

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

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

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

    • Petrol stations in Egypt open from 8am to 8pm with some stations also having mini-markets.


    There are some toll roads in Egypt, the most relevant one being the Cairo-Alexandria road.

    Parking Information

    It's not always easy to find a parking spot in Egypt. In big cities, you can frequently find people who will help you park for a tip. You'll also be able to find valet parking for your car in Cairo on some shops and cafés. When driving outside Cairo and other major cities, parking is easy.

    One-Way Rentals

    While domestic one-way car hires within Egypt are possible, some restrictions do apply. International one-way rentals are not permitted. Please check the terms and conditions of your booking, or if you are unsure call our car hire team on +44 1233225114 for more information.

    When booking your car hire and planning the trip to Egypt, it is important to take a look at some of these rules and regulations about driving your car hire, in order to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

    Useful Links

    Egypt Airport Information

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