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Are you looking for driving tips for Armenia? Look no further than our guide to some general rules and regulations, speed limits, and additional information you should know before getting behind the wheel of a car in Armenia.


  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road.

  • Headlights should be turned on at night and in the conditions of the poor visibility caused by bad weather.

  • Children under 12 years old are not allowed to sit in the front passenger seat.

  • It is required for occupants in the front seat to wear seat belts.

  • You are only allowed to use a mobile phone while driving with a hands-free set.

  • You are not permitted to cross the solid white line in the middle of the road.

  • Drunk driving is strictly forbidden when driving in Armenia.

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These are the standard legal speed limits in Armenia for a car without a trailer. Variations from the speed limit will be signposted.


Within city limits                                   60 km/h (37 mph)

Outside city limits                                 90 km/h (56 mph)

Motorways                                             110 km/h (68 mph)

Residential areas                                  20 km/h (12 mph)


  • International Driver’s Permit (IDP

  • Insurance documents

  • You are required to have a warning triangle, first aid kit, and fire extinguisher with you in the car.

  • A road map of Armenia is useful in case you’re in an area without cell phone service.


  • Winter tires will be needed during the winter months and the use of snow chains could be needed if you are traveling in mountainous roads.

  • Be cautious when traveling through towns at night.

  • Drive with extra care as some roads are in poor condition.

  • The far-right lane can be used for parking.

  • An SUV might be needed if you are planning on driving in more remote parts of the country.

  • SIXT has branches located in the capital city of Yerevan as well as Gyumri.

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