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Bulgaria Car Rental 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 36.33 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 254.34 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.33 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 254.34 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 36.33 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 254.34 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.33 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 254.34 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.81 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 306.67 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Mii

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.82 EUR/day
Seat Mii

7 Days rental at 306.76 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Mii

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.82 EUR/day
Seat Mii

7 Days rental at 306.76 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 43.83 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 306.85 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Picanto

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 43.83 EUR/day
Kia Picanto

7 Days rental at 306.85 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Stonic

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.83 EUR/day
Kia Stonic

7 Days rental at 292.83 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Stonic

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.83 EUR/day
Kia Stonic

7 Days rental at 292.83 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Ceed

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.74 EUR/day
Kia Ceed

7 Days rental at 299.24 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Ceed

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.74 EUR/day
Kia Ceed

7 Days rental at 299.24 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Auris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.49 EUR/day
Toyota Auris

7 Days rental at 318.49 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Auris

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.49 EUR/day
Toyota Auris

7 Days rental at 318.49 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.41 EUR/day
Opel Astra Estate

7 Days rental at 324.90 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Astra Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.41 EUR/day
Opel Astra Estate

7 Days rental at 324.90 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Symbol

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.31 EUR/day
Renault Symbol

7 Days rental at 338.23 EUR from 22/08/2022

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 37.25 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 260.76 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Ibiza

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.25 EUR/day
Seat Ibiza

7 Days rental at 260.76 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 37.25 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 260.76 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Seat Ibiza

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.25 EUR/day
Seat Ibiza

7 Days rental at 260.76 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Clio Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.83 EUR/day
Renault Clio Estate

7 Days rental at 292.83 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Clio Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.83 EUR/day
Renault Clio Estate

7 Days rental at 292.83 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.61 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 305.27 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.61 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 305.27 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat Panda

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 43.62 EUR/day
Fiat Panda

7 Days rental at 305.37 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 124.14 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 868.99 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 131.85 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 922.98 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Nissan Evalia

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 133.96 EUR/day
Nissan Evalia

7 Days rental at 937.72 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Evalia

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 133.96 EUR/day
Nissan Evalia

7 Days rental at 937.72 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Nissan Evalia

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 133.96 EUR/day
Nissan Evalia

7 Days rental at 937.72 EUR from 22/08/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 134.36 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 940.55 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 134.36 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 940.55 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 135.71 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 949.97 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Mercedes C Class

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 135.71 EUR/day
Mercedes C Class

7 Days rental at 949.97 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.41 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 324.90 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 46.41 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 324.90 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf Variant

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.91 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf Variant

7 Days rental at 363.39 EUR from 22/08/2022

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf Variant

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.91 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf Variant

7 Days rental at 363.39 EUR from 22/08/2022

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 54.66 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 382.63 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota Corolla

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 54.66 EUR/day
Toyota Corolla

7 Days rental at 382.63 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 60.90 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 426.34 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Suzuki Grand Vitara

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 61.52 EUR/day
Suzuki Grand Vitara

7 Days rental at 430.64 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Renault Fluence

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 65.86 EUR/day
Renault Fluence

7 Days rental at 461.06 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Opel Zafira

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 83.06 EUR/day
Opel Zafira

7 Days rental at 581.48 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Zafira

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 83.06 EUR/day
Opel Zafira

7 Days rental at 581.48 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Carens

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 95.44 EUR/day
Kia Carens

7 Days rental at 668.14 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Carens

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 106.42 EUR/day
Kia Carens

7 Days rental at 745.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Carens

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 106.42 EUR/day
Kia Carens

7 Days rental at 745.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Carens

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 114.85 EUR/day
Kia Carens

7 Days rental at 804.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Kia Carens

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 114.85 EUR/day
Kia Carens

7 Days rental at 804.00 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Chevrolet Orlando

7 Adults, 5 Doors

From 130.65 EUR/day
Chevrolet Orlando

7 Days rental at 914.57 EUR from 22/08/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Vivaro

9 Adults, 5 Doors

From 130.72 EUR/day
Opel Vivaro

7 Days rental at 915.04 EUR from 22/08/2022

  4 |
  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’.
 

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  3.20/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)
 Auto-union
4
9.7/10
28
€ 43.81
€ 53.50
€ 74.99
€ 139.43
 Top
41
7.7/10
1,744
€ 60.68
€ 68.97
€ 91.75
 Low cost cars
40
7.3/10
1,071
€ 66.67
€ 80.28
 Autojet
3
5.9/10
27
€ 51.36
€ 90.16
€ 99.14
€ 117.15
 Car rent
3
5.4/10
18
€ 45.62
€ 48.31
€ 65.86
€ 65.86
 Mex
2
3.2/10
14
€ 36.33
€ 41.83
€ 46.41
€ 80.20

Car rental agent statistics in Bulgaria

  • 9.7/10
    Highest rated agent:
    AUTO-UNION
  • 3.2/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    MEX
  • 2,902
    Total number of reviews in
    Bulgaria
  • 41
    Most Locations in Bulgaria:
    TOP
  • 14
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 22
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Bulgaria

ItemPercent
January€ 42
February€ 41
March€ 38
April€ 36
May€ 47
June€ 56
July€ 70
August€ 73
September€ 39
October€ 37
November€ 38
December€ 45
ItemPercent
January€ 31
February€ 32
March€ 25
April€ 28
May€ 33
June€ 39
July€ 55
August€ 58
September€ 31
October€ 29
November€ 24
December€ 32
ItemPercent
January€ 89
February€ 93
March€ 82
April€ 86
May€ 110
June€ 116
July€ 125
August€ 130
September€ 78
October€ 86
November€ 82
December€ 93
ItemPercent
January€ 55
February€ 54
March€ 47
April€ 52
May€ 59
June€ 70
July€ 87
August€ 86
September€ 61
October€ 50
November€ 48
December€ 57
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€ 22
February€ 22
March€ 19
April€ 20
May€ 27
June€ 32
July€ 39
August€ 42
September€ 25
October€ 21
November€ 21
December€ 25
ItemPercent
January€ 72
February€ 71
March€ 65
April€ 66
May€ 75
June€ 91
July€ 107
August€ 105
September€ 74
October€ 61
November€ 55
December€ 70
ItemPercent
January€ 44
February€ 43
March€ 41
April€ 41
May€ 45
June€ 59
July€ 78
August€ 79
September€ 42
October€ 33
November€ 32
December€ 44

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
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

Nov , 2021

€ 1.24

€ 1.22

Oct , 2021

€ 1.20

€ 1.19

Sep , 2021

€ 1.12

€ 1.14

Aug , 2021

€ 1.11

€ 1.13

Jul , 2021

€ 1.08

€ 1.10

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
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
Nov , 2021 1.24 1.22
Oct , 2021 1.20 1.19
Sep , 2021 1.12 1.14
Aug , 2021 1.11 1.13
Jul , 2021 1.08 1.10

Car rental price statistics in Bulgaria

  • € 254.31
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 969.88
    Highest daily price:
    Toyota Rav4
  • 1,550
    Total cars available
     
  • 99
    Most popular model:
    Renault Clio
  • 272
    Location with most cars:
    Sofia - Airport
  • € 36.3 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 €36.30 per day for a (mini) class car from Mex. The average price to hire a car in Bulgaria is just €108.90 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Bulgaria is a Toyota Rav4 car for a (intermediate) class from Addcar costing €969.90 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 €354.22 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Bulgaria?

Car hire prices in Bulgaria are kept low thanks to the 19 car hire companies across the country. With over 44 car hire locations and 17,946 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Bulgaria.

Who is the best car hire company in Bulgaria?

Based on over 2,902 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Bulgaria Is Top who score on average 7.7/10 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 with 19 car hire companies and 272 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Bulgaria?

Current fuel prices in Bulgaria are €1.637/ltr for petrol and €1.671/ltr for diesel as of 6 June 2022, it’ll cost on average €65 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 €254.10 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Bulgaria?

The most popular car hire category in Bulgaria is the Toyota Corolla available from 5 car hire companies in over 43 locations.

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€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