Guide to Driving In Romania - Drive Safe in Romania

With our Drive Smart guide you're fully prepared to hire a car in Romania and stay safe on unfamiliar roads.

URBAN SPEED LIMIT

50 kph

urban
More info  

RURAL SPEED LIMIT

90 kph

rural
More info  

motorway speed limit

130 kph

speed limit
More info  

Drink Drive Limit

 0mg

drink and drive limit
More info  
urban
You drive in Romania on the Right side  
urban
The currency in Romania is RON
urban
To rent a car is  21 years and to drive is 18 years of age
urban
Romania 1.46 €/Ltr

Driving Laws in Romania

Driving in Romania
Pocket guide to driving in Romania
Profile:
Romania
Bucharest
RON
Driving in Romania
SPEED: (kph)
50
90
130
Speed limit in Romania
Holiday:
Rush hour in Romania
Cameras:
YES
YES
Speed cameras in Romania
FUEL:
1.46
1.70
EUR/Litre
Fuel prices in Romania
See Fuel Price in Romania for full statistics
MIN AGE:
18
21
Min driving age in Romania
DRINK:
0mg
Blood alcohol content
Drink driving in Romania
EMERGENCY:
112
Emergency phone number in Romania
DOCUMENT:
Driving documents in Romania
PHONES:
No
Hands free only
Mobile phone driving in Romania
SEATBELTS:
Yes
Yes
Seat belt in Romania
See here for current child seats law in Romania

Are there any special requirements for driving or hiring a car in Romania?

In Romania motorists drive on the right and overtake on the left except for trams which are overtaken on the right. Horns are not allowed in towns between 10.00pm and 06.00am, lights must be used within these times as a warning of approach. A reflective jacket, warning triangle, fire extinguisher and a first aid kit is compulsory to carry in all vehicles in Romania.
 

Rules of the road

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Emergency Services Numbers

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

Notes:

DieselUnleaded
Dec , 2022

€ 1.70

€ 1.46

Nov , 2022

€ 1.85

€ 1.57

Oct , 2022

€ 1.71

€ 1.43

Sep , 2022

€ 1.85

€ 1.60

Parking Information

Parking regulations

Parking Information
Drivers must park their vehicles on the right hand side of the road or in the direction of the traffic. Drivers must park as near as possible to the pavement. If you are just stopping but the duration is more than five minutes it will be  considered as parking.

Paid Parking
Parking in cities especially Bucharest is split into several zones and drivers can expect to pay up to 10 RON to park.

Parking Enforcement
A vehicle which is parked illegally may be clamped and removed. A fine will be imposed in all cases.

Disabled Parking
Parking spaces reserved for disabled motorists are indicated by the international sign of the wheelchair.

 

Emergency Information

Emergency Information

Police Police: 112

Police Fire: 112

Police Ambulance: 112

The emergency services can be accessed by calling 112.

What to do in an emergency

If you have an accident, you are required by law to call the police to come to the scene of the accident if its an accident resulting in death/injury and damage when one or more vehicles are involved.

The following are compulsory to have when driving in Romania and involved in an accident:
  • Reflective jackets
  • Warning triangle
  • Fire extinguisher
  • First aid kit

Handy Guides

World Driving Guides

Road Signs

Handy Phrases

Motorway – autostradă
Exit – Ieșire
Motorway rest area - Autostradă zona de odihnă
Parking Disc - disc de parcare
The car has broken down - Mașina sa descompus  
 

Romania Fuel Price History

DieselUnleaded
Dec , 2022

€ 1.70

€ 1.46

Nov , 2022

€ 1.85

€ 1.57

Oct , 2022

€ 1.71

€ 1.43

Sep , 2022

€ 1.85

€ 1.60

Aug , 2022

€ 1.82

€ 1.69

Jul , 2022

€ 1.82

€ 1.70

Jun , 2022

€ 1.82

€ 1.70

May , 2022

€ 1.79

€ 1.64

Apr , 2022

€ 1.72

€ 1.56

Mar , 2022

€ 1.70

€ 1.60

Feb , 2022

€ 1.44

€ 1.43

Jan , 2022

€ 1.35

€ 1.35

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Dec , 2022 1.70 1.46
Nov , 2022 1.85 1.57
Oct , 2022 1.71 1.43
Sep , 2022 1.85 1.60
Aug , 2022 1.82 1.69
Jul , 2022 1.82 1.70
Jun , 2022 1.82 1.70
May , 2022 1.79 1.64
Apr , 2022 1.72 1.56
Mar , 2022 1.70 1.60
Feb , 2022 1.44 1.43
Jan , 2022 1.35 1.35
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