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    Driving Information Uruguay

    Uruguay Driving Information

    Driving License Requirements in Uruguay

    All drivers must have a valid and full license from their home country in order to drive or rent a car in Uruguay.

    Uruguay Driving 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 of age 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 - 99.4 miles

    • Minas to Punta del Este - 44.1 miles

    Rules of the Road and Gas 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 rental car in Uruguay must be worn at all times, while inside the vehicle.

    • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free systems.

    • Drivers must have the following items readily available to present a valid drivers license, registration documents and insurance documents when driving in Uruguay.

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

    • Gas 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 rental. 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.

    Contact us With Your Uruguay Driving Information QuestionsOne-Way Car Rental

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

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