Venezuela Driving Advice and Car Hire Info
The research for this website was carried out mainly in 2011 and 2012. Therefore there is a good chance that much of the information may now be out of date. This is particularly true of countries in the developing world, especially Asia, Africa and parts of South America where conditions can change often. Also, the political climate in many countries has changed a lot in recent years. Therefore the information on this website should be treated with caution. You should always check with your Government’s website or the UK Foreign office travel advice website before finalising plans to drive abroad.
Driving in Venezuela
You can drive on the licence of most countries for up to 12 months. Roads are generally in good condition compared to many South American countries, though smaller roads may be in poor states of repair and most will be unlit so caution should be exercised if driving at night. Holes may appear in roads after bad weather and may be left unrepaired and marked only be a pile of rocks in the road which presents a hazard in itself. Caracas suffers from traffic congestion and robberies of drivers stuck in jams by armed motor cyclists have been reported. Caracas can be confusing to drive in, so if you need to drive into or out of the City it may be worth asking the rental company if they will drive you to/from the outskirts. Driving standards are often poor with many drivers ignoring road rules. There is also a high incidence of drink driving especially at weekends and at holiday times, so you should always drive cautiously and expect the unexpected from other road users. Police check points are common and you should slow down while approaching one and be prepared to stop if asked.In the event of an accident you shouldn’t move the vehicle until a police officer arrives.
This website provides useful route planning info for all countries in South America including Venzuela.
Venezuela Car Rental –
Hertz, Europcar,Avis, Budget,have branches in Caracas and main towns in Venzuela
These are come local companies
This company rent cars on Margarita Island
Venezuela Self Drive Rules
None of the companies seem to allow vehicles to be taken out of Venezuela