car hire in Laos

Tips for driving your rental car in Laos

If you're travelling to Laos, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Laos is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Vientiane counts 287,579 inhabitants. In Vientiane lives 4,3% of the entire country's population, which counts over 6,700,000 inhabitants. In Laos the language spoken most widespread is lao but people also speak french. The time zone in Laos is GMT+07:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Laos is A / B / C / E / F and the electric voltage is 230 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Laos is +856, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Laos

With a fuel cost in Laos averaging at 0,99 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Laos shares its land borders with Burma, Cambodia, China, Thailand and Vietnam, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 24,586, which ranks Laos as the 90th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Laos there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Lao Kip (LAK). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h and on motorways they are 100-120 km/h. Bear in mind that in Laos, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Laos

Laos boasts two UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the cultural site of Town of Luang Prabang and the cultural site of Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape. Check out the offers we have negotiated for you. Spot these offers by using the filters available in the car selection step. Don't hesitate to contact us should you have any query.