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    Driving Information Trinidad and Tobago

    Driving Licence Requirements

    In order to drive a hire car in Trinidad and Tobago 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

    Generally the minimum Trinidad and Tobago age restriction is 25 years, but can vary between the car hire company and location. Maximum age limits apply in some locations, a young/senior driver surcharge may apply. Please check the Terms and Conditions when making an enquiry or booking.

    Driving Distances

    • Port Of Spain to san Fernando - 41kms

    • Sangre Grande to Debe - 53kms

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Trinidad and Tobago driving information, laws rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Trinidad and Tobago is on the left hand side of the road.

    • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Trinidad and Tobago are mandatory.

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

    • Hand signals are commonly used by the locals.

    • Petrol stations in Trinidad and Tobago generally stay open from 8am to 8pm.


    There are no tolls in Trinidad and Tobago.

    Parking Information

    Parking in most areas tends to be free, though you may come across charges in larger towns. Many hotels offer free parking with your stay. If possible check with your accommodation before arriving as they may be able to advise the parking information.

    One-Way Car Hire

    One way car hire within Trinidad and Tobago is possible but usually will incur an additional fee. These fees will vary depending on your collection and drop off destinations but you can find out the price in advance. A minimum three day car rental contract is required for all domestic one way bookings.

    With your car hire, it is important to look through some of the above Trinidad and Tobago driving information, rules and regulations to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

    Useful Links

    Trinidad and Tobago Airport Information

    Trinidad and Tobago Travel Information

    Trinidad and Tobago on Wikipedia

    Google Maps Trinidad and Tobago