Belgium Driving Information

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Tips for Driving Your Rental Car in Belgium

Driving Overview | Insurance Information | Rental Restrictions | Belgium Map

Driving Overview

General Information

Belgium is a compact country where everything is just a short drive away. Go to the medieval town of Brugge or visit the bustling capital of Brussels. Paris, Amsterdam, Luxembourg and Cologne are all within driving distance from wherever you are in Belgium.


To rent a car in Belgium, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for 1 year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. Seatbelts are mandatory. Child seats are mandatory for children up to age 3 and children must be at least age 12 to sit in the front seat.

Speed Limits

Speed limits in Belgium are as follows: City 31mph/50kph Open Roads 56mph/90kph Highways 75mph/120kph

Rules of the Road

Traffic travels on the right and streetcars always have the right of way. Many Belgian roads have heavily traveled bike lanes, so be careful.

Belgium Driving InformationGas

Most gas stations are open from 8am to 8pm and many stations on expressways stay open 24 hours.


There are no toll highways in Belgium. The Liefenhoeks Tunnel, located in Antwerp, does require a toll.


Most cities have parking meters along the street however there is also 'blue zone' parking. You will need to procure a time imprinted parking disc from a gas station, tobacco shop or police station. Parking in a 'blue zone' is usually valid for 3 hours

Insurance Information

General Information

Car rental insurance varies widely, so please review the information below prior to making your reservation. Regulations of the country where you rent the car will be in effect for the duration of your rental.

All our car rental rates include fire and third party liability insurance. Our inclusive rates also provide collision and theft coverage at an advance purchase discount. You may elect to decline collision and theft coverage. If you plan to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card, please contact your card issuer directly for details. Specific insurance information for your reservation will be printed on your confirmation voucher.

The following guidelines apply to rentals commencing in Belgium.

Belgium Driving InformationRequired Coverage

Fire and third party liability insurance is mandatory and is included in all rentals. Third party liability insurance offers unlimited coverage in case of damage or injury to people or property outside of the rental car.

Optional Coverage

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection are included in our inclusive rates at a discount. CDW, if purchased at the rental counter, costs approximately US$15 - US$100 per day. Theft protection, if purchased at the rental counter, costs approximately US$7 - US$42 per day. CDW and theft coverage reduce the deductible (responsibility of the client) to US$605 - US$3100. Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) is available at the rental counter for approximately US$6 - US$11 per day. Super CDW may be offered locally to reduce the deductible as low as zero. Optional insurance coverage is available with select suppliers only, rates subject to change without notice.

Rental Restriction

General Information

Most car categories can be driven anywhere in Western Europe without restriction. Due to insurance regulations, there are restrictions on luxury car categories and on travel in certain countries. Auto Europe has special rental programs for driving into Eastern Europe. An additional surcharge may apply. Please take a minute to ensure that your intended itinerary will be possible with the car you plan to rent.

Restricted Countries

Cars rented in Belgium are not allowed into the following countries: Albania, Bosnia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Croatia, Estonia, Greece, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Montenegro, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine and Yugoslavia. Luxury cars are not allowed into Italy.

Belgium Driving InformationNOTE: For an additional fee, travel into most or all of these countries can be arranged for specific car categories with advance notice.

One-Way Rentals

Domestic one-way car rentals and one-way van rentals are available between select locations, additional fees may apply. There are fees for international one-way rentals and not all vehicles are allowed.

Belgium Map

Discover More with a Map of Belgium

Our maps of Belgium ensure that you'll be able to find your way to the top attractions and a physical map is a great addition to GPS as a way to give you a quick idea of the driving distance between nearby cities, the best restaurants, nearby hotels, and more. You can access this map at any time wirelessly in Belgium, leaving you with far more freedom while in the area. If you are touring Brussels, we recommend that you make a stop by Grand Place, where you can discover a fantastic medieval square. Also stop by the Musical Instruments Museum to explore the vast collection of instruments dating back many centuries. Should your trip include a visit to Gent, use the map of Belgium to discover the St. Michael's Bridge and the STEM Gent City Museum. In Antwerp, use the Google map of Belgium below to find your way to top attractions including Saint Paul's Church and the Red Star Line Museum. Zoom in on your location using the map below to locate attractions, restaurants or get directions to a nearby point of interest.