what side of the road

Left or right? Which side of the road do countries drive on…

Unfortunately not every country drives on the left, how nice would that be?

what side of the road

Driving abroad can be fraught with danger; unknown roads, a whole set of strange rules and regulations not to mention navigating with foreign road signs, so learning to drive on the right side can mean added stress.

Left sided countries are in the minority; 74 total territories drive on the left, compared with 167 that cruise on the right. In fact 90% of the total distance of the roads around the world see traffic wearing them down from the right, and most of these right handers are continental landmasses, with islands mainly choosing to stick to the left.

what side of the road

Doing your research before going abroad can save you a big headache, so at CDG we’ve done the hard work and come up with a definitive list of which side of the road countries drive on, to give you a heads up!

Countries that drive on the left:


A

Anguilla

Antigua and Barbuda

Australia


B

Bahamas

Bangladesh

Barbados

Bermuda

Bhutan

Botswana

Brunei


C

Cayman Islands

Christmas Island (Australia)

Cocos Islands (Australia)

Cook Islands

Cyprus


D

Dominica


E

East Timor


F

Falkland Islands

Fiji


G

Grenada

Guernsey

Guyana


H

Hong Kong


I

India

Indonesia

Ireland

Ise of Man


J

Jamaica

Japan

Jersey


K

Kenya

Kiribati


L

Lesotho


M

Macau

Malawi

Malaysia

Maldives

Malta

Mauritius

Montserrat

Mozambique


N

Namibia

Naura

Nepal

New Zealand

Niue

Norfolk Island (Australia)


P

Pakistan

Papua New Guinea

Pitcairn Islands


S

Saint Helena

Saint Kitts and Nevis

Saint Lucia

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Samoa

Seychelles

Singapore

Solomon Islands

South Africa

Sri Lanka

Suriname

Swaziland


T

Tanzania

Thailand

Tonga

Trinidad and Tobago

Turks and Caicos Islands

Tuvalu


U

Uganda

United Kingdom


V

Virgin Islands


Z

Zambia

Zimbabwe


Countries that drive on the right:


A

Afghanistan

Albania

Algeria

American Samoa

Andorra

Angola

Argentina

Armenia

Aruba

Austria

Azerbaijan


B

Bahrain

Belarus

Belgium

Belize

Benin

Bolivia

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Brazil

British Indian Ocean Territory

Bulgaria

Burkina Faso

Burundi


C

Cambodia

Cameroon

Canada

Cape Verde

Central African Republic

Chad

Chile

China

Colombia

Comoros

Congo

Costa Rica

Croatia

Cuba

Czech Republic


D

Denmark

Djibouti

Dominican Republic


E

Ecuador

Egypt

El Salvador

Equatorial Guinea

Eritrea

Estonia

Ethiopia


F

Faroe Islands

Finland

France

French Guiana

French Polynesia


G

Gabon

The Gambia

Gaza Strip

Georgia

Germany

Ghana

Gibraltar

Greece

Greenland

Guadeloupe

Guam

Guatemala

Guinea

Guinea-Bissau


H

Haiti

Honduras

Hungary


I

Iceland

Iran

Iraq

Israel

Italy

Ivory Coast


J

Jordan


K

Kazakhstan

Korea (North)

Korea (South)

Kuwait

Kyrgyzstan


L

Laos

Latvia

Lebanon

Liberia

Libya

Liechtenstein

Lithuania

Luxembourg


M

Macedonia

Madagascar

Mali

Marshall Islands

Martinique

Mauritania

Mayotte

Mexico

Micronesia

Midway Islands

Moldova

Monaco

Mongolia

Montenegro

Morocco

Myanmar (Burma)


N

Netherlands

Netherlands Antilles (Curacao, St Maarten, St Eustatius, Saba)

New Caledonia

Nicaragua

Niger

Nigeria

Northern Mariana Islands

Norway


O

Oman


P

Palau

Panama

Paraguay

Peru

Philippines

Poland

Portugal

Puerto Rico


Q

Qatar


R

Reunion

Romania

Russia

Rwanda


S

Saint Barthelemy

Saint Martin

Saint Pierre and Miquelon

San Marino

Sao Tomee Principe

Saudi Arabia

Senegal

Serbia

Sierra Leone

Slovakia

Somalia

South Sudan

Spain

Sudan

Svalbard

Sweden

Switzerland

Syria


T

Taiwan

Tajikistan

Togo

Tokelau

Tunisia

Turkey

Turkmenistan


U

Ukraine

United Arab Emirates

United States

Uruguay

Uzbekistan


V

Vanuatu

Venezuela

Vietnam


W

Wake Island

Wallis and Futuna Islands

West Bank

Western Sahara


Y

Yemen


Z

Zaire


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