Curacao Driving and Car Rental

Driving In Curacao

Like the other Islands in the Netherland Antilles –Aruba and St Martin, Curacao drives on the right. Seat belts are compulsory and children under the age of 12 must travel in the back seat of the car, with under-4’s in a child seat. You can drive on teh photo licence of most countries but some rental companies will require 2 years driving experience and a minimum age of 25.

The speed limit in Curaçao is 45 kilometers per hour in cities, towns, and residential areas, and can be 60 to 80 kilometers per hour on  roads outside towns. Right turns at red lights are not allowed. On two lane roads overtaking is allowed on either side. Main roads are paved and in generally good condition, including Weg Naar Westpunt which is the main road from Willemstad to the west of the island ,but they have a tendency to become slippery when wet so caution should be exercised after rain. You’ll notice that traffic slows considerably even after light rain. In the rainy season (October-January), some roads are closed, generally unpaved smaller roads in the west of the Island. Driving can be busy in Willemstad, but is generally light outside town.  Roads away from towns may not be lit so when driving at night you should be alert to pedestrians or animals in the road.

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.

Curacao Car Rental

Alamo, Hertz, Europcar, Sixt , National , Avis and Budget have outlets on the Island.

We currently have no local car rental partners in Curacao. 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

Curacao Self Drive Rules

Most companies don’t allow vehicles to be driven off the Island.


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