|El Salvador :: Ground Travel|
Travel by Road: Care hire is an option with companies situated in San Salvador and at the airport. Most of the roads are surfaced and suitable for all-weather conditions . Car-jacking and burglaries are not uncommon, keep doors locked and be cautious, particularly in the city centres.
Taxis are cheap with non-metered fares. It is advisable to agree on the fare prior to departing. Buses are also cheap, offering urban and inter-city services. They may however be crowded. This is the most popular and efficient means of transport.
What Side of the Road?: Driving is on the right side of the road.
International Driving Permit: Your drivers license is accepted.
What is an International Driving Permit? The 1949 (IDP) is a special licence for tourists, authorised by a UN treaty among nations of the world, for the purpose of allowing motorists to drive vehicles in international traffic without further tests or applications. It is proof that the holder possesses a valid driver's licence issued by a competent authority in their country of residence.
How do I obtain one? You can obtain an application by either contacting your local Automobile Association office to pick-up or have an application mailed to you. Links to the Automobile Association sites for the following countries are provided below.
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