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    Driving Information Suriname

    Driving Licence Requirements

    Driving your car hire in Suriname is the best way to explore the country, seeing as public transportation is lacking. Surinamese roads are often in a state of disrepair and outside of Paramaribo the roads are not always paved, so driving carefully is essential.

    Age Restrictions

    To hire a car in Suriname, you need to be at least 21 years old and have held your license for at least 1 year. Some suppliers may charge a young driver's surcharge for driver's younger than 25 years old.

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    Traffic drives on the left in Suriname. Seatbelts are mandatory for all all passengers while driving and the use of mobile phones is forbidden unless used with a hands-free device.Petrol Stations outside of main cities are few and far between, so be sure to anticipate your needs.


    There are no toll roads in Suriname.

    Parking Information

    There are some paid parking lots in Paramaribo, but street parking is also quite common.

    Before renting a car in Suriname, it's important to take a look at some of these rules and regulations about driving a car to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

    Useful Links

    Suriname Airport Information

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