Singapore Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving in Singapore-
Singapore drives on the left and you can drive on a photo licence from most countries plus an international driving permit. Singapore has a sophisticated and well maintained road system.The main urban areas  are linked by 163 kilometres of modern, multi-lane expressways. The Singapore expressway networks are connected with Malaysia’s  expressways via the Ayer Rajah Expressway (connects with the Second Link Expressway in Malaysia) and Bukit Timah Expressway (connects with the Johor Bahru Eastern Dispersal Link Expressway via Johor–Singapore Causeway).

Singapore is well sign posted and traffic rules are generally obeyed by car drivers though beware of motorcyclists who may weave in and out of lanes in traffic. Some roads are toll roads and if you intend to cross into Malaysia you will need to pay to cross the causeways/bridges. In general, you should enjoy driving abroad on Singapores modern and civilised road systems, which are very different to those in much of Asia.

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.

Singapore Car Rental –
Sixt, Hertz, Avis,  National,  all have outlets in Singapore. Also usually features on Car rental broker sites  and Web discount sites such as

We currently have no local car rental partners in Singapore. 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

Singapore Self Drive rules
Some of the rental companies seem to indicate that cars can be taken into mainland Malaysia but you should check this with them before booking.


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