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Renting a car in Azerbaijan

Rent a car in Baku and be free to experience different parts of the country  

If you have booked your car in advance it will be ready for you when you arrive at Baku Airport (Baku Heydar Aliyev Airport – GYD). And you can get ready to visit the beautiful places and popular locations Azerbaijan has to offer.  

Why Rent a Car in Azerbaijan?

Renting a car in Azerbaijan is a great way to see all that this fascinating country has to offer. From the mix of ancient and modern architecture in the capital city, Baku. To ancient rock carvings and mud volcanoes in the Gobustan National Park (UNESCO World Heritage) and the popular beaches on the Caspian Sea coast. Drive safely and enjoy the ride.  

Renting a Car in Azerbaijan: Requirements and Process

To rent a car in Azerbaijan, you'll need to have a valid driver's license from your home country or an international driving permit. You'll also need to have a credit card in your name to make the reservation and payment. Debit card payments are not accepted. Depending on the type of car you rent, addCar Rental has an age limitation and you must have had your driver’s license for a minimum of two years.  

It's mandatory to have insurance coverage when driving in Azerbaijan. All car rental companies are required to provide basic insurance coverage, which covers third-party liability. However, it’s recommended that you check your existing insurance or purchase additional insurance coverage to protect yourself and the rental car in case of an accident.  

Azerbaijan has a well-maintained network of highways, and most major roads are in good condition. However, be aware that some roads in rural areas may be unpaved or in poor condition.  

Driving Rules in Azerbaijan

When driving in Azerbaijan, you'll need to wear a seatbelt at all times and it's illegal to use a mobile phone while driving. Speed limits are posted in kilometers per hour and enforced by the traffic police. Fines can be steep, so it is recommended that you always drive within the posted speed limits, which are (unless otherwise indicated by road signs):

  • Built-up areas: 60 km/h (37 mph)
  • Outside built-up areas: 90 km/h (56 mph)
  • On motorways or highways: 110 km/h (68 mph)

Types of cars to rent

Whether you're on a tight budget or seeking a luxurious ride, addCar has got you covered. Our diverse selection of vehicles caters to all needs, and we offer both manual and automatic transmissions to suit your preference. When booking with us, you can browse through various car types, including compact, family, SUV, and luxury models.

To view the available cars in Azerbaijan and learn more about them, click here  

In conclusion, renting a car in Azerbaijan can be a great way to explore the country's stunning landscapes, historical sites, and vibrant culture. It will offer you the freedom and flexibility to make the most of your trip. Be sure to research the rental companies to get the best car within your budget and familiarize yourself with local driving customs and regulations. With these precautions in mind, renting a car in Azerbaijan can be a rewarding and memorable experience.  


How much does it cost to rent a car in Azerbaijan?

The cost of renting a car in Azerbaijan can vary based on several factors, such as the type of vehicle, rental duration, and location. To give a clue, on average, renting a standard sedan may cost between 50-100 AZN (equivalent to 30-60 USD) per day, while luxury or high-end cars can be more expensive.  

In addition to the rental price, you may have to factor in other fees such as insurance and taxes that may be included in the rental agreement. And normally you have to factor in fuel costs as a separate expense. It's essential to carefully review the terms and conditions to understand all the associated costs before making a reservation.  

Rental prices are likely to be higher during peak tourist seasons so it’s recommended to book in advance to secure the best possible rate and avoid last-minute price increases.    

What are some popular destinations to explore by car in Azerbaijan?  

Azerbaijan offers many opportunities for an unforgettable road trip with its variety of stunning landscapes and unique cultural experiences. Some of the many popular destinations to visit include:  


In the capital city of Azerbaijan, you will find a mix of modern architecture and ancient history. Among the landmarks are the Maiden Tower, the Palace of the Shirvanshahs and the Flame Towers.


Ancient rock art and mud volcanoes are to be explored in Gobustan, a UNESCO World Heritage site located approximately 60 km southwest of Baku. Sheki: Located in the northwest of Azerbaijan you find the historic city of Sheki. It is famous for its traditional architecture, including the Sheki Khan’s Palace and the Caravanserai.


A picturesque city with a wide range of attractions for instance the ancient ruins of the Gabala Archaeological Center and a scenic cable car ride to the Tufandag Mountain Resort. You can also go to the local bazaar and shop for handmade crafts. 


In the south of Azerbaijan, you find the coastal city of Lankaran, which is famous for its beautiful beaches, hot springs, and mud volcanoes. 

Is it safe to rent a car in Azerbaijan?

Yes. Generally it is safe to rent a car in Azerbaijan. As always, you are advised to do a bit of research beforehand to find the rental company that can meet your needs and also remember to review the rental agreement carefully to understand costs, terms and conditions.  

When driving in Azerbaijan you should be aware of local laws and regulations that can be challenging to navigate as can the road conditions particularly in rural areas.  

What type of driver's license do I need to rent a car in Azerbaijan?

To rent a car in Azerbaijan, you need a valid driver’s license from your home country. If your license is not written in Latin/Arabic alphabet you also need to bring an International Driving Permit (IDP). Some rental companies may have specific requirements so you better check with them to confirm. When driving in Azerbaijan you are recommended to always carry your passport as well as other identification documents, as you may be required to show them at police checkpoints.

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