Azerbaijan Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving In Azerbaijan

Check your Government’s website for the latest information before driving abroad in Azerbaijan. There are often travel advisories in place covering the border  with Armenia and the Nagorno Karabakh region.

You need a 1968 International Driving permit and your own licence to drive in Azerbaijan. The drink driving limit is zero – so there must be no alcohol in your blood when driving. Take care when driving abroad in Azerbaijan, particularly at night. R

Main roads are generally in good condition with a number of six lane motorways around Baku. According to Global Competitiveness Index 2017-2018 report, Azerbaijan ranks 36th out of 137 countries for the quality of its road infrastructure. Smaller rural roads can be of a poor standard,and are not well lit. Some roads can also be affected by snow in winter.The State Road M-1 which runs for 200km across the Azeri coast. The route runs from the border of Russia to Baku. Near Baku the road is a motorway. The entire route is part of the European route E119 and Asian Highway AH8. The E60 is also a key road between Europe and Azerbaijan.

Driving standards often aren’t good-expect the unexpected.Outside Baku, petrol stations are few and far between so make sure you fill up whenever possible and carry spare fuel in a can if needed. Traffic lights are often flashing amber which means no vehicle has right of way. Make sure you’ve made eye contact with other drivers at junctions and proceed with caution.

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.

Azerbaijan Car Rental –
Hertz , Europcar  and Avis have branches in Baku .

We currently have no local car rental partners in Azerbaijan. 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





Leave a Reply