How to rent a car in Egypt?


Move to the time of the great pharaohs by visiting Egypt. Its immense archeological legacy of pyramids, tombs and statues together with its proximity to the Red Sea and the Sahara desert make these country destination endless possibilities. The car arrived in Egypt, around 1600 BC., was of the Canaanite model. This already had a fairly lightweight structure and wheels with four spokes supported on an axis located in the center of the box. Egypt offers tourists large cities such as its capital, Cairo, one of the longest rivers in the world, the Nile, as well as many types of tourist offerings: cultural, gastronomic, sun and beach. Get carried away by the Arab charm of one of the main tourist destinations in the world with a rental car in Egypt.

The minimum age to rent a car in Egypt is 23 years and the driver’s license must be at least 2 years old. It is compulsory to have an international driving license, which can be requested at the provincial and local headquarters of the General Directorate of Traffic.

Speed ​​limits
In Egypt the speed limits are as follows:

  • in town 50 km / h
  • on roads 90 km / h
  • on highways 100 km / h

Traffic rules
In Egypt you drive on the right. The use of a seat belt is a must and you can get fined for not following this rule. It is forbidden to use the mobile while driving except for the hands-free system. It is mandatory to carry the driver’s license, passport and papers in order of the vehicle at all times.

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Gas stations are generally open from 08:00 to 20:00. In the main cities of the country, some gas stations are open 24 hours a day.


There are toll roads in Egypt; the most important is that linking Cairo with the city of Alexandria.


Parking is scarce in the big cities of Egypt. In cities such as Cairo it is possible to find shopping centers and cafes with parking lots. There are also people who help find a parking space in exchange for a tip. Parking is easier outside the Egyptian capital and large cities.


General information
Rental car insurance varies greatly from one country to another. Therefore, we recommend that you carefully read the information we offer before making your reservation. The regulations of the country where you rent the vehicle will prevail for the duration of the rental.Car tyres in Egypt should be checked thoroughly to avoid any accidents and mishaps.

All of our car rental rates include fire insurance and third party insurance as well as damage and theft insurance. Please note that some credit cards include travel insurance benefits, which cover damage to rental cars. All information about your reservation and the insurance contracted for your rental car can be found on your confirmation voucher once the reservation is made.


Collecting and returning the vehicle in different offices within the same city in Egypt is possible at no additional cost. In the case of picking up and returning the vehicle in different cities, an additional fee will be incurred.


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