Countries Where You Can Drive On An Indian Driver’s Licence


The best way to travel is by road in a car with bunch of crazy friends arounds. If you are driving then you don’t need to worry about booking tickets or waiting for a bus, train or plane to arrive or depart you can be your own boss and make your own schedule. No questions asked by anyone. The best part about road trip is you can get to explore more places and landscapes which you can’t if you are travelling by train.

Travelling to foreign destination with your friends is the most amazing time in life and car rental service is easily available in foreign countries. Today we have a list of foreign destinations where you can drive on an indian driver’s licence.

1) United Kingdom

Five friends in convertible car, waving arms in air, rear view
Five friends in convertible car, waving arms in air, rear view

Great Britain allows you to drive on an indian valid driving licence for a period of one year any where in the country. If you are a fan of Fast and Furious movie series then you must visit Isle Of Man where there is no set speed limit.

2) Germany

roadtrip in germany

German government allows indians to drive with a valid indian licence for upto 6 months. you also need to get the translation from the embassy. it is really too hand having an international permit. Stretches of Autobahns don’t have any speed limits.


3) United States of America

roadtrip in unites states of america

The best way to explore united states then you should go on a road trip, You can drive on the streets of USA for a year but your licence should be in english and if it is in local language then you’ll require an IDP to go along with it. you should try Route 66 that will take you from Chicago to Santa Monica across the nation.

4) Australia

roadtrip to australia

You are allowed to drive on you indian licence as long as you are travelling and your licence is in english. you also need to carry IDP all the time with you.  The best road to travel in Australia is Lasseter Highway in Northern Territory.

5) France

roadtrip to france

Foreigners are allowed to travel on there local licence but you need to have a french translation along with you.  If you are looking for some adventure then you must visit Mountain roads of Corsica, it will test your and the car’s abilities.


6) New Zealand

roadtrip to new zealand

This small country is very beautiful and taking a road trip here is amazing as new zealand has great driving roads and awesome greenery around the road.  you must visit Thames to Coromandel Road, it is one of the most beautiful road to travel.


7) Switzerland

roadtrip to switzerland

You can drive with indian licence for a year in heave of earth Switzerland. the beauty of this country will amaze you and make you fall in love with this country.


This is not it, there are many more country’s where indian licence is valid and you can take a road trip with indian licence. Here is the list.


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