car hire in Libya

Tips for driving your rental car in Libya

If you're travelling to Libya, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Libya is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Tripoli counts 1,184,045 inhabitants. In Tripoli lives 19,7% of the entire country's population, which counts over 6,000,000 inhabitants. In Libya the language spoken most widespread is arabic but people also speak italian. The time zone in Libya is GMT+01:00 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 Libya is C / L 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 Libya is +218, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Libya

With a fuel cost in Libya averaging at 0,09 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Libya shares its land borders with Algeria, Chad, Egypt, Niger, Sudan and Tunisia, 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 62,152, which ranks Libya as the 48th 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 Libya there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Libyan Dinar (LYD). Speed limits in town are 50 km/h. Bear in mind that in Libya, speaking on the phone while driving is allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Libya

Libya boasts five 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 Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna and the cultural site of Archaeological Site of Sabratha. When searching a car on GoCarHire.co.uk, make sure to use the filters available on your left-hand side. They can help you find the ideal vehicle for your trip.