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    Driving Information Uruguay

    Driving Licence Requirements

    The driving licence requirements in Uruguay state that you must have a full driving licence that is valid in your country of residence.

    Age Restrictions

    If you are looking into renting a car and driving in Uruguay, please note that you need to be at least 23 years old and have held your license for over a year. Some supplier may charge a young driver surcharge for drivers younger than 25 years old.

    Driving Distances

    • Colonia to Montevideo - 160kms

    • Minas to Punta del este - 71kms

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Uruguay driving information, laws rules and regulations:

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

    • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Uruguay 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 drivers licence, registration documents and insurance documents.

    • Dipped headlights must be at all times when driving in Montevideo and all other locations in Uruguay.

    • Petrol stations in Uruguay generally open from 6am to 8pm with some stations in major cities and on the highway open 24 hours.

    Uruguay Tolls

    There are only a few tolls in Uruguay, and those are usually inexpensive (between 10 - 15 pesos).

    Parking Information

    In main cities, like Montevideo, there are parking lots where you can leave your car hire. Street parking is also a common practice and you'll often find "acomodadores" who will help you park and watch over your vehicle while you're away in exchange for a small tip.

    One-Way Car Hire

    Domestic one-way rentals within Uruguay are possible. Some restrictions and charges do apply. International one-way car hire is not permitted.

    When you book a car in Punta del Este, it's important to take a look at the above Uruguay driving information, rules and regulations, in order to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

    Useful Links

    Uruguay Airport Information

    Uruguay Travel Information

    Uruguay on Wikipedia

    Google Maps Uruguay