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Car Rental in Bulgaria Mini Guide

Car hire in Bulgaria is cheap and very well represented at the major international airports and across the country. 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

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.

Cheapest car hire in Bulgaria

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 11.05 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 77.38 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.05 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 77.38 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.79 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 96.55 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.79 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 96.55 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Spark

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.79 EUR/day
Chevrolet Spark

7 Days rental at 96.55 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.29 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 100.07 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.30 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 100.10 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.30 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 100.13 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.30 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 100.10 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Ceed

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 11.98 EUR/day
Kia Ceed

7 Days rental at 83.87 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Auris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.98 EUR/day
Toyota Auris

7 Days rental at 83.87 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Captur

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.62 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 102.39 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Symbol

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.02 EUR/day
Renault Symbol

7 Days rental at 105.16 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Symbol

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.02 EUR/day
Renault Symbol

7 Days rental at 105.16 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Symbol

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 15.02 EUR/day
Renault Symbol

7 Days rental at 105.16 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Megane

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 16.25 EUR/day
Renault Megane

7 Days rental at 113.78 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Megane

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 16.25 EUR/day
Renault Megane

7 Days rental at 113.78 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Megane

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 16.25 EUR/day
Renault Megane

7 Days rental at 113.78 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Ibiza

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.18 EUR/day
Seat Ibiza

7 Days rental at 78.31 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 11.45 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 80.17 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.91 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 97.41 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.91 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 97.41 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.91 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 97.41 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Panda

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.37 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 100.60 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.37 EUR/day
Peugeot 208

7 Days rental at 100.63 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Panda

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.37 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 100.60 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.37 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 100.63 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.41 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 184.90 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 26.41 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 184.90 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.56 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 339.97 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Galaxy

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.56 EUR/day
Ford Galaxy

7 Days rental at 339.97 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 63.68 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 445.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 63.68 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 445.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 63.68 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 445.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 63.68 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 445.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 63.68 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 445.80 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.59 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 130.19 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf Variant

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.49 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf Variant

7 Days rental at 143.43 EUR from 23/01/2023

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 20.58 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 144.09 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Ford Kuga

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.51 EUR/day
Ford Kuga

7 Days rental at 164.57 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Dacia Duster

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.63 EUR/day
Dacia Duster

7 Days rental at 165.47 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Dacia Duster

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.63 EUR/day
Dacia Duster

7 Days rental at 165.47 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.74 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 166.23 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.74 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 166.23 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.74 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 166.23 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Peugeot 208 Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.94 EUR/day
Peugeot 208 Electric

7 Days rental at 223.62 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 208 Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.94 EUR/day
Peugeot 208 Electric

7 Days rental at 223.62 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen ID.3

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 40.72 EUR/day
Volkswagen ID.3

7 Days rental at 285.09 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 208 Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.22 EUR/day
Peugeot 208 Electric

7 Days rental at 260.54 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Dacia Spring

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.22 EUR/day
Dacia Spring

7 Days rental at 260.54 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 208 Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.97 EUR/day
Peugeot 208 Electric

7 Days rental at 272.85 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 208 Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.94 EUR/day
Peugeot 208 Electric

7 Days rental at 223.62 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 208 Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.46 EUR/day
Peugeot 208 Electric

7 Days rental at 248.23 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Peugeot 208 Electric

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 31.94 EUR/day
Peugeot 208 Electric

7 Days rental at 223.62 EUR from 23/01/2023

  2 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.84 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 362.88 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 65.90 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 461.34 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 52.25 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 365.79 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 57.53 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 402.72 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 86.81 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid Estate

7 Days rental at 607.69 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 77.96 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 545.75 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 79.78 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid Estate

7 Days rental at 558.46 EUR from 23/01/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 70.93 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 496.52 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 44.80 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla Hybrid

7 Days rental at 313.65 EUR from 23/01/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  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’.
 

Popular car hire destinations in Bulgaria

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Bulgaria

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    140kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    BGN  2.77/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    BGN

    Currency

  •  

    YES

    Tolls

  •  

    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

  •  

    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

  •  

    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

  •  

    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Compare car rental agents in Bulgaria

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Thrifty
4
8.4/10
24
€ 22.05
€ 28.21
€ 37.88
€ 108.20
 Auto-union
4
7.9/10
46
€ 14.29
€ 17.79
€ 23.74
€ 73.78
 Top rent a car
41
7.5/10
1,460
€ 21.69
€ 26.18
€ 50.48
 Low cost cars
40
7.5/10
1,263
€ 23.63
€ 22.59
 Mex
2
6.1/10
16
€ 11.05
€ 11.98
€ 18.59
€ 39.17
 Alamo
3
5.5/10
21
€ 14.87
€ 20.66
€ 32.45
 Surprice
2
4.5/10
18
€ 58.09
€ 70.40
€ 91.32
€ 101.17
 Addcar
2
1.5/10
12
€ 19.02

Car rental agent statistics in Bulgaria

  • 8.4/10
    Highest rated agent:
    THRIFTY
  • 1.5/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    ADDCAR
  • 2,860
    Total number of reviews in
    Bulgaria
  • 41
    Most Locations in Bulgaria:
    TOP RENT A CAR
  • 14
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 24
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Bulgaria

ItemPercent
January€ 45
February€ 41
March€ 38
April€ 36
May€ 47
June€ 56
July€ 70
August€ 73
September€ 50
October€ 45
November€ 43
December€ 48
ItemPercent
January€ 34
February€ 32
March€ 25
April€ 28
May€ 33
June€ 39
July€ 55
August€ 58
September€ 37
October€ 32
November€ 30
December€ 35
ItemPercent
January€ 89
February€ 93
March€ 82
April€ 86
May€ 110
June€ 116
July€ 125
August€ 130
September€ 89
October€ 89
November€ 88
December€ 98
ItemPercent
January€ 57
February€ 54
March€ 47
April€ 52
May€ 59
June€ 70
July€ 87
August€ 86
September€ 69
October€ 57
November€ 54
December€ 59
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€ 26
February€ 22
March€ 19
April€ 20
May€ 27
June€ 32
July€ 39
August€ 42
September€ 28
October€ 25
November€ 25
December€ 29
ItemPercent
January€ 77
February€ 71
March€ 65
April€ 66
May€ 75
June€ 91
July€ 107
August€ 105
September€ 86
October€ 67
November€ 63
December€ 72
ItemPercent
January€ 48
February€ 43
March€ 41
April€ 41
May€ 45
June€ 59
July€ 78
August€ 79
September€ 49
October€ 39
November€ 40
December€ 49

Select category to see average car hire prices in Bulgaria

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

Fuel prices in Bulgaria

DieselUnleaded
Dec , 2021

€ 1.22

€ 1.19

Jan , 2022

€ 1.26

€ 1.24

Feb , 2022

€ 1.34

€ 1.33

Mar , 2022

€ 1.52

€ 1.48

Apr , 2022

€ 1.57

€ 1.49

May , 2022

€ 1.64

€ 1.54

Jun , 2022

€ 1.67

€ 1.64

Jul , 2022

€ 1.79

€ 1.73

Aug , 2022

€ 1.75

€ 1.68

Sep , 2022

€ 1.67

€ 1.54

Oct , 2022

€ 1.60

€ 1.44

Nov , 2022

€ 1.67

€ 1.42

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Nov , 2022 1.67 1.42
Oct , 2022 1.60 1.44
Sep , 2022 1.67 1.54
Aug , 2022 1.75 1.68
Jul , 2022 1.79 1.73
Jun , 2022 1.67 1.64
May , 2022 1.64 1.54
Apr , 2022 1.57 1.49
Mar , 2022 1.52 1.48
Feb , 2022 1.34 1.33
Jan , 2022 1.26 1.24
Dec , 2021 1.22 1.19

Car rental price statistics in Bulgaria

  • € 77.35
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 184.32
    Highest daily price:
    Volkswagen Eos Convertible
  • 1,878
    Total cars available
     
  • 92
    Most popular model:
    Renault Clio
  • 267
    Location with most cars:
    Sofia - Airport - Terminal 2
  • € 11.1 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 €11.10 per day for a (mini) class car from Mex. The average price to hire a car in Bulgaria is just €56.50 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Bulgaria is a Volkswagen Eos Convertible car for a (compact) class from Green motion costing €184.30 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, Addcar is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Sofia - Airport - Terminal 2 for €19.02 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Bulgaria?

Car hire prices in Bulgaria are kept low thanks to the 18 car hire companies across the country. With over 44 car hire locations and 24,144 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Bulgaria.

Who is the best car hire company in Bulgaria?

Based on over 2,860 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Bulgaria Is Top rent a car who score on average 7.5/10 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 17 car hire companies and 267 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Bulgaria?

Current fuel prices in Bulgaria are €1.418/ltr for petrol and €1.671/ltr for diesel as of 7 November 2022, it’ll cost on average €57 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €67 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 €77.70 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Bulgaria?

The most popular car hire category in Bulgaria is the Renault Clio available from 3 car hire companies in over 42 locations.

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Other Car Hire Locations in Bulgaria

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Car Hire Bourgas
€13.1
 
 
Mini 5 4 1 from €13.7 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €17.2 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €13.1 per day
Car Hire Varna
€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
Car Hire Sofia
€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
Car Hire Plovdiv Airport
€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