Cheapest car hire in Bulgaria

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 17.98 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 125.87 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 17.99 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 125.97 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.79 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 131.58 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.79 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 131.58 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.79 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 131.58 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.62 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 151.39 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Twingo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.63 EUR/day
Renault Twingo

7 Days rental at 151.44 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.64 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 151.53 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i10

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 21.64 EUR/day
Hyundai i10

7 Days rental at 151.48 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Ceed

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 18.66 EUR/day
Kia Ceed

7 Days rental at 130.64 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Auris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.81 EUR/day
Toyota Auris

7 Days rental at 131.72 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Symbol

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.08 EUR/day
Renault Symbol

7 Days rental at 140.60 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Symbol

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.08 EUR/day
Renault Symbol

7 Days rental at 140.60 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Symbol

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.08 EUR/day
Renault Symbol

7 Days rental at 140.60 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Stonic

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.30 EUR/day
Kia Stonic

7 Days rental at 149.11 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Symbol

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 22.94 EUR/day
Renault Symbol

7 Days rental at 160.60 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Megane

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.23 EUR/day
Renault Megane

7 Days rental at 176.65 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Megane

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.23 EUR/day
Renault Megane

7 Days rental at 176.65 EUR from 20/09/2021

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Ibiza

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.04 EUR/day
Seat Ibiza

7 Days rental at 126.29 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 18.12 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 126.84 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Clio Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.19 EUR/day
Renault Clio Estate

7 Days rental at 127.39 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.92 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 132.48 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.92 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 132.48 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.92 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 132.48 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.92 EUR/day
Citroen C3

7 Days rental at 146.47 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Citroen C3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.92 EUR/day
Citroen C3

7 Days rental at 146.47 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Fabia

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 20.96 EUR/day
Skoda Fabia

7 Days rental at 146.78 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.19 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 421.33 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.19 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 421.33 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 64.31 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 450.17 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 64.31 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 450.17 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes Vito

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 65.15 EUR/day
Mercedes Vito

7 Days rental at 456.09 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes Vito

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 65.15 EUR/day
Mercedes Vito

7 Days rental at 456.09 EUR from 20/09/2021

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Sorento

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 74.14 EUR/day
Kia Sorento

7 Days rental at 519.00 EUR from 20/09/2021

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Sorento

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 74.14 EUR/day
Kia Sorento

7 Days rental at 519.00 EUR from 20/09/2021

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Kia Sorento

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 74.14 EUR/day
Kia Sorento

7 Days rental at 519.00 EUR from 20/09/2021

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Zafira

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.10 EUR/day
Opel Zafira

7 Days rental at 203.70 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Zafira

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.10 EUR/day
Opel Zafira

7 Days rental at 203.70 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Fluence

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 31.67 EUR/day
Renault Fluence

7 Days rental at 221.72 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.67 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 221.72 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Zafira

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.67 EUR/day
Opel Zafira

7 Days rental at 221.72 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Fluence

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 31.67 EUR/day
Renault Fluence

7 Days rental at 221.72 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.67 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 221.72 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Zafira

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.67 EUR/day
Opel Zafira

7 Days rental at 221.72 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Fluence

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 31.67 EUR/day
Renault Fluence

7 Days rental at 221.72 EUR from 20/09/2021

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Zafira

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.10 EUR/day
Opel Zafira

7 Days rental at 203.70 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Zafira

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 29.10 EUR/day
Opel Zafira

7 Days rental at 203.70 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Zafira

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.67 EUR/day
Opel Zafira

7 Days rental at 221.72 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Zafira

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.67 EUR/day
Opel Zafira

7 Days rental at 221.72 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Zafira

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.67 EUR/day
Opel Zafira

7 Days rental at 221.72 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Zafira

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 34.53 EUR/day
Opel Zafira

7 Days rental at 241.72 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Carens

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.93 EUR/day
Kia Carens

7 Days rental at 328.52 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Carens

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.93 EUR/day
Kia Carens

7 Days rental at 328.52 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Carens

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.93 EUR/day
Kia Carens

7 Days rental at 328.52 EUR from 20/09/2021

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Bulgaria

  • Like much of mainland Europe, you drive on the right-hand side of the road in Bulgaria
  • You have to be at least 21 to rent a car in Bulgaria and under 25’s will pay a young driver surcharge
  • Budget Car Rental are the highest ranked car hire company in Bulgaria scoring 8.8 out of 10
  • The average waiting time at the car hire desk in Bulgaria is 16 minutes across all rental agents
  • One cultural tip is that Bulgarians - contrary to most nationalities - shake their head for ‘yes’ and nod for ‘no’.

Bulgaria car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Bulgaria

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    R

    Road Driving Side

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    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

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    90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

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    120kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    BGN  2.12/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    BGN

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 7.7/10)

Melody

UK

8/10
The guy in the

The guy in the rental office was very helpful and quite a character, he got me on my way quickly and the car was absolutely fine, no problems with it.

05/08/2019
Lester Rundle

 

8/10
No hassles, goo

No hassles, good car, good experience. A better model GPS would have helped make it even better.

21/07/2019
Yordan

UK

8/10
Went back home

Went back home to Varna to visit family, the hire car was quite useful.

14/03/2019

Compare car rental agents in Bulgaria

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Car rent
3
9.0/10
21
€ 18.79
€ 20.08
€ 31.67
€ 31.67
 Europcar
5
8.3/10
45
€ 27.28
€ 33.28
€ 41.57
€ 44.28
 Green motion
3
8.0/10
24
€ 21.63
€ 27.46
€ 41.55
€ 162.37
 Enterprise
3
7.6/10
18
€ 22.76
€ 41.57
€ 49.88
 Sixt
11
7.4/10
66
€ 21.66
€ 45.45
€ 69.37
€ 112.21
 Thrifty
4
5.2/10
38
€ 26.37
€ 39.26
€ 52.44
€ 98.25
 Mex
1
4.9/10
10
€ 17.98
€ 18.66
€ 36.41
€ 56.37

Car rental agent statistics in Bulgaria

  • 9.0/10
    Highest rated agent:
    CAR RENT
  • 4.8/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    THRIFTY
  • 222
    Total number of reviews in
    Bulgaria
  • 11
    Most Locations in Bulgaria:
    SIXT
  • 27
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 21
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Bulgaria

ItemPercent
January€ 33
February€ 32
March€ 32
April€ 29
May€ 37
June€ 44
July€ 57
August€ 58
September€ 39
October€ 30
November€ 31
December€ 41
ItemPercent
January€ 22
February€ 22
March€ 22
April€ 22
May€ 24
June€ 30
July€ 42
August€ 45
September€ 31
October€ 19
November€ 18
December€ 29
ItemPercent
January€ 86
February€ 87
March€ 83
April€ 82
May€ 99
June€ 99
July€ 114
August€ 116
September€ 78
October€ 80
November€ 73
December€ 102
ItemPercent
January€ 44
February€ 41
March€ 40
April€ 40
May€ 46
June€ 55
July€ 69
August€ 71
September€ 61
October€ 40
November€ 39
December€ 51
ItemPercent
January€ 158
February€ 154
March
April€ 142
May€ 159
June€ 128
July€ 179
August€ 182
September€ 170
October€ 185
November€ 197
December€ 196
ItemPercent
January€ 16
February€ 16
March€ 18
April€ 18
May€ 22
June€ 25
July€ 33
August€ 34
September€ 25
October€ 16
November€ 15
December€ 21
ItemPercent
January€ 61
February€ 62
March€ 61
April€ 52
May€ 60
June€ 72
July€ 85
August€ 90
September€ 74
October€ 56
November€ 51
December€ 78
ItemPercent
January€ 35
February€ 34
March€ 37
April€ 29
May€ 28
June€ 46
July€ 60
August€ 62
September€ 42
October€ 26
November€ 27
December€ 44

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Bulgaria

DieselUnleaded
Jul , 2021

€ 1.07

€ 1.09

Jun , 2021

€ 1.03

€ 1.05

May , 2021

€ 1.02

€ 1.04

Apr , 2021

€ 1.00

€ 1.03

Mar , 2021

€ 0.96

€ 0.96

Feb , 2021

€ 0.96

€ 0.97

Jan , 2021

€ 0.93

€ 0.93

Dec , 2020

€ 0.89

€ 0.89

Nov , 2020

€ 0.87

€ 0.89

Oct , 2020

€ 0.87

€ 0.90

Sep , 2020

€ 0.87

€ 0.89

Aug , 2020

€ 0.88

€ 0.89

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jul , 2021 1.07 1.09
Jun , 2021 1.03 1.05
May , 2021 1.02 1.04
Apr , 2021 1.00 1.03
Mar , 2021 0.96 0.96
Feb , 2021 0.96 0.97
Jan , 2021 0.93 0.93
Dec , 2020 0.89 0.89
Nov , 2020 0.87 0.89
Oct , 2020 0.87 0.90
Sep , 2020 0.87 0.89
Aug , 2020 0.88 0.89

Car rental price statistics in Bulgaria

  • € 125.86
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 231.32
    Highest daily price:
    Ford Galaxy
  • 876
    Total cars available
     
  • 51
    Most popular model:
    Skoda Octavia
  • 233
    Location with most cars:
    Sofia - Airport - Terminal 2
  • € 18.0 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    MEX - Sofia - Airport - Terminal 2

FAQs about car hire in Bulgaria

How much does it cost to hire a car in Bulgaria?

Car hire in Bulgaria starts from just €18.00 per day for a (mini) class car from Mex. The average price to hire a car in Bulgaria is just €68.20 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Bulgaria is a Ford Galaxy car for a (fullsize) class from Green motion costing €231.30 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Bulgaria?

We often have special offers on car hire in Bulgaria including free additional drivers, for example, Top is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Bourgas for €23.94 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Bulgaria?

Car hire prices in Bulgaria are kept low thanks to the 15 car hire companies across the country. With over 12 car hire locations and 14,491 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Bulgaria.

Who is the best car hire company in Bulgaria?

Based on over 222 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Bulgaria Is Sixt who score on average 7.4/10 across all locations in Bulgaria.

What is the most popular car hire location in Bulgaria?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Bulgaria is Sofia - Airport - Terminal 2 with 12 car hire companies and 233 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Bulgaria?

Current fuel prices in Bulgaria are €1.086/ltr for petrol and €1.071/ltr for diesel as of 12 July 2021, it’ll cost on average €43 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €43 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Bulgaria?

Speed limits in Bulgaria are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 90 km/h on rural roads and 120 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Bulgaria?

Mex is the cheapest car hire company in Bulgaria offering a (mini) class car such as the Kia Picanto for as little as €126.00 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Bulgaria?

The most popular car hire category in Bulgaria is the Kia Ceed available from 4 car hire companies in over 11 locations.

Why rent a car in Bulgaria

It's less a case of why, rather why not as car hire in Bulgaria is cheap and very well represented at the major international airports and across the country. Familiar car hire companies such as Budget, Europcar and Hertz all have a rental offices across the country in addition to regional and local favourites like Top Rent a Car and AutoJet.

Public transport in Bulgaria is adequate in the major towns and cities, but for those looking to get out and about and see more that this diverse country has to offer, a rental car is a cost effective means of transport and certainly worthy of consideration.

Most popular locations to collect car hire in Bulgaria

Bulgaria Mini Guide

Bulgaria is located to the west of the Black Sea in the area of Eastern Europe known as the Balkans. It is bordered by Greece, Macedonia, Romania and Turkey and is close to the Turkish Straits. The capital of Bulgaria is Sofia which is a hub of cultural interest with many landmarks, bars, restaurants and nightclubs.

Bulgaria has four international airports at Sofia and the cities Varna, Plovdiv and Bourgas, while easyJet, SkyEurope and Wizzair are among the low cost airlines which have regular flights to Bulgaria. Bulgaria also offers some domestic flights within Bulgaria.

EU citizens and people from a number of other countries do not need visas to go to Bulgaria but you should check the requirements before planning your journey. Take a ferry from Italy to Greece and then drive through Serbia or Romania if you plan to get to Bulgaria by car.

Travelling from Greece you have to go from Thessaloniki towards Serres and then Promahonas. In Bulgaria you have to pay road tax at the border which is inexpensive and then you are given a special sticker to place on your car. However you also need to pay health insurance to the Bulgarian authorities. The total for road tax and health insurance for five days would be in the region of 10 Euros. Keep the receipt for this transaction. There are no tolls on Bulgarian roads.

A number of major European cities have train routes to Bulgaria including Istanbul, Moscow and Vienna. Renting a car is the best way to see Bulgaria and can be collected from train stations across the country for your convenience.

Should you rent a car in Bulgaria

Many areas of Bulgaria remain relatively untouched and unvisited by tourists, probably because public transport does not service these regions. With that in mind if you hire a car in Bulgaria you will have the opportunity to explore some of these areas and see much more that the country has to offer.

Travel at your own pace and enjoy the independence that car rental affords, available at refreshingly low prices.
 

Popular car hire destinations in Bulgaria

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Fuel Prices in Bulgaria

  • Price of petrol in Bulgaria in July

    € 1.09/Ltr

    ($ 1.33/Ltr | 2.12/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Bulgaria in July

    € 1.07/Ltr

    ($ 1.31/Ltr | 2.09/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Bulgaria in July

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 43.44  ($ 53.20) | € 42.84  ($ 52.46)
Compact € 43.44  ($ 53.20) | € 42.84  ($ 52.46)
Full Size € 54.30  ($ 66.49) | € 53.55  ($ 65.58)
SUV € 65.16  ($ 79.79) | € 64.26  ($ 78.69)
Carrier € 76.02  ($ 93.09) | € 74.97  ($ 91.81)

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€13.1
 
 
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Economy 3 5 2 from €13.1 per day
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€13.1
 
 
Mini 2 2 1 from €26.9 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €21.0 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €13.1 per day
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€10.7
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €10.7 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €13.9 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €12.2 per day
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€10.7
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €10.7 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €13.9 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €12.2 per day