Cheapest car hire in Hungary

Top tips when hiring a car in Hungary

  • Compared to most Eastern-European countries, driving in Hungary is considered to be very safe
  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Hungary, the rental car will have its steering wheel on the left
  • The maximum speed limit on the motorways in Hungary is 130Km/h
  • Fixed and mobile speed cameras are frequently used in Hungary, observe the speed limits
  • Hungary has a zero tolerance approach to drink driving, don't drink any alcohol if you plan to drive

Hungary car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Hungary

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    R

    Road Driving Side

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    50km/h

    Urban speed Limit

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    90km/h

    Rural Speed Limit

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    110-130km/h

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    HUF  320.69/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    Drink Drive Limit

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    HUF

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    21

    Min Rental Age

    17

    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)

Peter Clifford

 

10/10
Have used you t

Have used you twice and very happy with the service.

20/07/2019
Tony Voisey

UK

8/10
Booked through

Booked through Rhino and the agent used was Avis - picked up the car with no problem, it was there ready and waiting for me. Good service from the staff at the rental office.

11/10/2019
Duncan

Scotland

6/10
Went for a semi

Went for a seminar so didn't see much of the city, but what I did see was interesting.

24/01/2019

Compare car rental agents in Hungary

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Alamo
1
8.7/10
34
€ 19.47
€ 20.27
€ 45.77
 Hertz
14
8.4/10
98
€ 23.67
€ 35.63
€ 45.44
€ 62.92
 Budget
2
7.7/10
46
€ 19.89
€ 25.90
 Klass wagen
1
7.5/10
189
€ 14.42
€ 18.12
€ 26.75
€ 48.47
 U-save
2
7.4/10
15
€ 21.27
€ 26.67
 Global rent a car
2
7.1/10
55
€ 23.68
€ 29.13
€ 36.37
€ 47.06
 Thrifty
14
7.0/10
770
€ 29.17
€ 36.40
 Buchbinder
2
5.6/10
20
€ 30.73
€ 29.16
€ 36.39
€ 61.34
 Megadrive
2
5.0/10
21
€ 23.69
€ 29.14
€ 36.38
€ 46.03

Car rental agent statistics in Hungary

  • 8.7/10
    Highest rated agent:
    ALAMO
  • 4.8/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    MEGADRIVE
  • 1,248
    Total number of reviews in
    Hungary
  • 19
    Most Locations in Hungary:
    AVIS
  • 13
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 17
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Hungary

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

Fuel prices in Hungary

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Sep , 2020 1.00 1.03
Aug , 2020 1.06 1.06
Jul , 2020 1.09 1.06
Jun , 2020 1.03 1.01
May , 2020 0.98 0.94
Apr , 2020 0.90 0.81
Mar , 2020 0.94 0.85
Feb , 2020 1.17 1.14
Jan , 2020 1.22 1.18
Dec , 2019 1.26 1.18
Nov , 2019 1.22 1.16
Oct , 2019 1.24 1.16

Car rental price statistics in Hungary

  • € 100.94
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 325.03
    Highest daily price:
    Mercedes V Class
  • 986
    Total cars available
     
  • 49
    Most popular model:
    Suzuki Swift
  • 215
    Location with most cars:
    Budapest - Airport
  • € 14.4 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    KLASS WAGEN - Budapest - Airport

FAQs about car hire in Hungary

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

Car hire in Hungary starts from just €14.40 per day for a (mini) class car from Klass wagen. The average price to hire a car in Hungary is just €61.10 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Hungary is a Mercedes V Class car for a (oversize) class from Sixt costing €325.00 per day.

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

We often have special offers on car hire in Hungary including free additional drivers, for example, Klass wagen is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Budapest - Airport for €14.42 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Hungary?

Car hire prices in Hungary are kept low thanks to the 17 car hire companies across the country. With over 31 car hire locations and 7,373 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Hungary.

Who is the best car hire company in Hungary?

Based on over 1,248 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Hungary Is Hertz who score on average 8.4/10 across all locations in Hungary.

What is the most popular car hire location in Hungary?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Hungary is Budapest - Airport with 17 car hire companies and 215 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Hungary?

Current fuel prices in Hungary are €1.03/ltr for petrol and €1/ltr for diesel as of 21 September 2020, it’ll cost on average €41 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €40 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Hungary?

Speed limits in Hungary are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 90 km/h on rural roads and 110-130 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Hungary?

Klass wagen is the cheapest car hire company in Hungary offering a (mini) class car such as the Volkswagen Up for as little as €100.80 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Hungary?

The most popular car hire category in Hungary is the Suzuki Swift available from 5 car hire companies in over 27 locations.

Should you rent a car in Hungary?

Getting around this land-locked country in central Europe is made all the easier with a rental car. Public transport or private taxi transfers are available but not as convenient as having access to a car of your own. Hiring a car in Hungary is not dissimilar to anywhere else in the region, or many parts of Europe and you'll find many of the same familiar car rental brands in Hungary such as Alamo, Enterprise and Hertz offering a wide range of rental cars to suit every need and budget.

Most popular locations to collect car hire in Hungary

Where else you can collect car hire in Hungary

 
  • Budapest Airport
  • Debrecen Airport
  • Gyor
  • Kaposvar
  • Kecskemet
  • Keszthely
  • Tata

Hungary Mini Guide

Hungary is a country in central Europe and its capital city is Budapest. The weather is widely variable with very cold winters and summers which can reach almost 40 degrees Celsius. Hungary is one of the 24 European Union counties that has signed up to the Schengen Agreement, which permits free movement between member states without having to pass through passport control. Croatians can enter the country by showing their identity card while citizens of the United States, Canada, Australia, Mexico, Venezuela and New Zealand are free to enter without a visa. The usual length of stay is 90 days without any additional permit.

If you are driving to Hungary but are not from a Schengen country be warned that there can be massive queues with very long waiting times. Hungary's international airports are Budapest Ferihegy Airport in Budapest, Airport Debrecen in Debrecen and Fly Balaton Airport in Sármellék. Hiring a car is very necessary if you want to travel around the country as there are presently no domestic flights within Hungary.

The Hungarian national airline is Malév, otherwise known as Hungarian Airlines. If you are looking for a budget option, several low cost carriers fly to Budapest including easyJet, Germanwings, SkyEurope, Ryanair, and Wizzair. If you are planning to drive through the border crossing make sure your papers are in order as the guards are very strict and will not hesitate to do a full search of your car.

Most of Hungary’s two lane roads are in reasonable shape and operate on the toll system. The maximum speed limit is only 90 kilometres per hour so take care not to speed. Also Hungarian law requires you to drive with headlights on at all times. Drink driving is treated with zero tolerance. Among the main highways are the M0 motorway ring around Budapest, the M1 which connects with Gyor, Austria and Slovakia to the west, and the M2 which links to Vac. The M2 is in planning to extend to the Slovakian border.

Why hire a car in Hungary?

Hungary is a country full of superlatives – the largest lake in central Europe, the largest synagogue in Europe and the largest natural grassland in Europe. Hiring a car in Hungary is the best way to see these wonderful sights at your own pace.
 

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Fuel Prices in Hungary

  • Price of petrol in Hungary in September

    € 1.03/Ltr

    ($ 1.26/Ltr | 320.69/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Hungary in September

    € 1.00/Ltr

    ($ 1.22/Ltr | 311.35/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Hungary in September

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 41.20  ($ 50.45) | € 40.00  ($ 48.98)
Compact € 41.20  ($ 50.45) | € 40.00  ($ 48.98)
Full Size € 51.50  ($ 63.07) | € 50.00  ($ 61.23)
SUV € 61.80  ($ 75.68) | € 60.00  ($ 73.47)
Carrier € 72.10  ($ 88.29) | € 70.00  ($ 85.72)

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