How does driving in Armenia compare to somewhere like Romania?
Replies: 5 - Last Post: May 16, 2012 3:44 AM Last Post By: DUDE057
May 9, 2012 10:34 PM
May 10, 2012 6:11 AM
May 10, 2012 9:22 AM
2I haven't driven myself, but travelled to those two countries by bus, minibus, car (hitchhiked, taxi or friend's) and horse cart (in Romania). I'd say they're about the same. (unless Romania's situation has improved in the last few years - which I doubt, at least, for the countryside)
May 14, 2012 2:34 AM
3Thanks for all the replies. So it sounds like they could be fairly similar then? The roads we drove on in Romania were variable (definitely encountered out fair share of potholes), and there was lots of livestock, horse and carts and slow-moving vehicles on the road. And yes, plenty of blind overtaking!
May 16, 2012 12:26 AM
4I have driven in both Romania and Armenia while traveling, in Romania with my own car and in Armenia with rental. Both countries seem to have a bad reputation with driving conditions but I'd still recommend driving in them for anyone with some driving experience. And if you actually like driving a car in diverse situations, Armenia is surely a great place to do it. If you drove the Transfagarasan highway in Romania, prepare for tons of similar experiences in Armenia. It is spectacular place to drive.
I'd say that if you have managed to drive in Romania there is nothing too difficult for you in Armenia either. I wouldn't drive at nights, since you can't dodge the potholes then. If all the tire marks go offroad becouse of extraordinary potholes, you should go too.
I have always rented a 4X4 vehicle in Armenia and NKR (last time a month ago). You can manage with normal car on most roads and in Yerevan surely, but many interesting sights are easier to reach with a Niva.
I've used rental companies Car&Van and Sixt, no complains.
May 16, 2012 3:44 AM
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