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Romania car rentals

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Top tips for hiring a car in Romania

  • If you plan on travelling to small villages and more remote areas of Romania during your trip, then booking car hire in Romania is essential. There is less public transport available if you aren't sticking to the major cities. If you plan on travelling between cities, driving is often faster, and you'll be able to do it at your own pace.
  • If you're driving in rural areas of Romania, be prepared to share the roads with more than cars. You'll frequently encounter animals, both wildlife and farm animals. In addition, you may find yourself sharing the road with horse-drawn carts. Be prepared for your journey to take a little longer than planned, as you may need to slow down or stop in some areas. Remember, if there are animals on the road, it's always safest to remain in your vehicle and wait for them to move on.
  • It's quite likely that if you're looking into booking car hire in Romania, you're thinking about travelling to neighbouring countries. Most major Romania car hire companies will allow cross-border hires. There may be an extra fee, and you may need extra paperwork to show at the border. Always let your hire car provider know if you plan on crossing the border. Some countries, such as Croatia and Slovenia, are often not allowed to do this. Additionally, one-way cross-border hires are often significantly more expensive than round-trip bookings.
  • If you're travelling with children in Romania, remember that children who are under 12, or shorter than 150 cm must use a booster seat or child restraint. They also aren't allowed to travel in the front seat. You can bring your own seat, but they must comply with EU regulations, so it may be easier to add one to your car hire in Romania. Most companies can provide one for an extra fee, and they will often help you fit the seat in the car when you pick it up.
  • Book your rental car in Romania at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Romania are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Romania

  • What is the most popular car hire in Romania?

    Compact (Dacia Sandero Stepway or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Romania.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Romania?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Romania?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Romania are Bucharest (50% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Romania) and Sibiu (25%).

  • What is driving like in Romania?

    When using your hire car in Romania, don't forget to drive on the right. There are a number of toll roads in the country, and you'll need a vignette sticker to use them. Check with the company you've chosen for car hire in Romania to see if this is already included in your booking. Otherwise, you'll need to purchase one from a petrol station. Remember, that you cannot have any alcohol in your blood when driving, so avoid drinking altogether when you plan to drive.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Romania?

    You usually have to be at least 21 years old to hire a car in Romania. Certain car categories may be restricted to those over 25, or over 30 years. Additionally, a young driver's surcharge is often added for drivers under 25 years. You can use your UK driving licence, and you'll need to bring this along with your credit card to pick up the vehicle. It's a good idea to bring your passport as well for additional identification.

  • How are petrol prices in Romania?

    Petrol prices in Romania are approximately RON 6.80 (around GBP 1.20) a litre and roughly RON 25.30 (about GBP 4.40) a gallon. Petrol stations are usually easy to find, even in remote areas. However, if you're taking a long road trip, it's still best to check the stations on your route ahead of time and fill up before you need to. Petrol stations are usually self-service, and you'll head inside to pay at the counter.

  • What are the speed limits in Romania?

    The speed limit on motorways in Romania is usually 130 km/h (roughly 80 mph). Inside cities and towns, the limit is generally 50 km/h (around 30 mph). Some main roads in cities go up to 60 km/h. On major roads outside built-up areas, the limit is usually 90 km/h (about 55 mph). On E-Roads, you can drive up to 120 km/h. Limits may be different on specific roads or in certain areas, so always keep an eye out for signs.

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Most popular car type

Compact

When to book a rental car in Romania

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.