Driving in The Philippines

Driving in the Philippines

Tips & Information

The Filipinos drive on the right side of the road. Distances are measured by kilometers and some road signs may indicate meters as well. The legal driving age is 18 years, the Land Transportation Office or LTO issues all Licenses. Road signs are written in English. Please refer to for a comprehensive list of driving rules and regulations.


Requirements for Self-drive Rentals

Photocopies of the following are required. You may choose to bring your own copies to speed up processing.

Driver’s Licenses issued in the Philippines

·         Valid Driver’s License issued by the Land Transportation Office (LTO)

·         Additional valid government issued ID

·         Valid Credit Card

·         Completed Application for Car Rental

Driver’s Licenses issued by other countries

·         Valid Driver’s License (written in English or with a translation from proper authority such as renter’s respective embassy or consulate)

·         Passport with entry stamp with a date no earlier than 45 days from the time of vehicle return*

·         Valid Credit Card

·         Completed Application for Car Rental

*Although Driver’s Licenses issued by foreign countries are valid for up to 90 days in the Philippines, our insurance provider can only offer coverage to foreign license holders for up to 45 days upon arrival in the Philippines.

In the interest of safety of our customers and vehicles, we must get photocopies of the first page (or the page with the identification information) and the stamp issued by the Philippine Bureau of Immigrations upon entry into the country.

For rentals that exceed 45 days from day of arrival, Europcar Philippines requires a Driver’s License issued by Land Transportation Office (LTO).

Call our reservations team: +632 666 5120, +63 917 551 4357,

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