South Sudan

South Sudan Driving and Car Hire Info

Driving in South Sudan-

You should check the latest travel advisories on your countries website before travelling to South Sudan as there are usually travel advisories in force covering most of the country.

Few Roads outside the capital are paved and most, including those in Juba aren’t well maintained, most are dirt tracks which will deteriorate rapidly after rain. Only main roads in towns are lit, and many vehicles have poor or no lighting so night time driving should be avoided.  South Sudan’s roads are mostly unpaved but were improved in the years following independence. There were satisfactory roads  to the Ugandan and Kenyan borders. In addition, the government built a gravel all-weather road east of Juba that reaches the Kenyan border. However, all of these roads have now been mined and bridges destroyed

Roads are used by poorly maintained vehicles, animal propelled carts, motorised rickshaws and motorbikes and driving standards are often poor.Travel in most parts of the country is particularly difficult during the rainy season (from July to October/November)when many roads become impassable, and parts of the country become inaccessible and cut-off . Tribal conflicts, border disputes and the widespread ownership of weapons by the populace make South Sudan a dangerous location. Juba is also prone to criminality, including robbery at roadblocks and you shouldn’t drive anywhere in the City after dark.

Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.

South Sudan Car Rental –

Europcar used to have an office in Juba but it’s not clear if that is still functioning at present. If you are a local car rental company who would like to feature on please check details on our Partnering page or contact us on

Local Car Rental Companies*

Car Rental Sudan admits that car hire in south Sudan & Sudan is very hard and it’s only possible when you rent a car with Driver and Self-drive trips are hard to secure and not recommended. Car Rental Sudan is the leading car rental service specialist in Khartoum & Juba-South Sudan, providing the best service quality at competitive rates with free expert knowledge in car hire services around East and Central Africa. We provide services covering projects in humanitarian, refugee projects & tourist destinations for South Sudan holidays , having identified the gap that was existing in the transport industry since most car rental agencies in Khartoum & Juba don’t have a website. Our fleets are located and stationed in Juba-South Sudan and Khartoum Sudan, find the best fleet at the best price  with free airport transfers. Car Rental Sudan will take all the risk and offer you the best car hire deals on the Long term in war-affected areas like Bentiu, Bahr el Ghazal, Aweil all in south Sudan. Get a quote for the Long term rental from Daily to Monthly.

*Inclusion of local car rental companies on doesn’t constitute a recommendation of their services. You should carry out your own research on review sites etc before making a reservation

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