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    Driving Information Western Samoa

    Driving Licence Requirements

    The driving licence requirements in Samoa state that you must have a full driving licence that is valid in your country of residence. The International Driver's License isn't recognized in Western Samoa, so you'll need to obtain a local driving permit for driving in Apia and other areas.

    Age Restrictions

    To hire a car in Western Samoa, you need to be at least 25 years old and have held your license for at least a year.

    Driving Distances

    • Apia to Mulifanua - 36kms (35mins)

    • Solosolo to Tafatafa - 39kms (40mins)

    Road Rules and Petrol Stations

    General Western Samoa driving information, laws rules and regulations:

    • Driving in Western Samoa is on the left hand side of the road.

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

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

    • Petrol stations in Western Samoa are mainly found in the main towns, such as; Apia. Be sure to fill up your tank before heading off to the more remote places.


    There are no tolls in Western Samoa.

    Parking Information

    Street parking is not usually paid in Western Samoa. In Apia there are some paid parking lots.

    When you book your car hire it is important to take a look at some of the above Western Samoa driving information, rules and regulation, in order to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

    Useful Links

    Western Samoa Airport Information

    Western Samoa Travel Information

    Western Samoa on Wikipedia

    Google Maps Western Samoa