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Car Hire Guide Romania 

Hiring a Car and driving in Romania can be an exciting way to explore the country's diverse landscapes and historical sites. Here's what you need to know:

1. Safety: Romania is generally safe for driving. Major roads and highways are well-maintained, but some rural roads may be in poorer condition. Exercise caution when driving in rural or mountainous areas, and be prepared for varying road conditions.

2. Best Type of Vehicle To Hire: The best type of vehicle to hire in Romania depends on your travel plans. For urban exploration and standard road trips, a compact car or sedan should suffice. If you plan to explore mountainous regions or venture into rural areas, consider a more robust vehicle like an SUV.

3. Places of Interest: Romania boasts a wealth of attractions, including the picturesque castles of Bran and Peleș, the historic cities of Bucharest, Brasov, and Sibiu, the stunning landscapes of the Carpathian Mountains, and the unique wooden churches of Maramureș. Don't miss the Transfăgărășan Highway, one of the world's most scenic drives.

4. Airport Distance: If you're flying into Bucharest, the capital city, Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP) is approximately 10 miles (16 kilometers) north of the city center. The distance to your specific destination in Bucharest will vary. Major cities like Cluj-Napoca and Timișoara also have airports with varying distances to city centers.

5. Road Conditions: Romania has a network of modern highways, but some rural roads may be narrow and less maintained. Be cautious of potholes, especially in rural areas. In winter, be prepared for snow and ice in some regions.

6. Navigation: GPS navigation systems and smartphone apps like Google Maps are helpful for navigating Romania's road networks. Road signs are typically in both Romanian and Latin scripts.

7. Traffic Rules: Romania follows European traffic rules, including driving on the right side of the road. Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers, and using a mobile phone while driving is prohibited unless you have a hands-free system. Speed limits are posted in kilometers per hour (km/h).

8. Wildlife: Be cautious when driving in rural areas, as Romania has a significant population of brown bears and other wildlife. Pay attention to wildlife crossing signs and drive slowly in areas prone to animal crossings.

Overall, driving in Romania can be a rewarding experience, allowing you to explore the country's rich culture, history, and natural beauty. Ensure your rental vehicle is in good condition and be prepared for various road conditions, especially in more remote areas. Always follow local traffic regulations and exercise safe driving practices.


Cheapest car hire in Romania

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 3.44 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 24.14 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 3.47 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 24.31 EUR from 22/04/2024

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 3.93 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 27.53 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Rapid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 3.96 EUR/day
Skoda Rapid

7 Days rental at 27.74 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 4.10 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 28.70 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Taigo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 4.23 EUR/day
Volkswagen Taigo

7 Days rental at 29.66 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 3.48 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 24.37 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 3.55 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 24.86 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 3.66 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 25.62 EUR from 22/04/2024

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 60.15 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 421.09 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 75.22 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 526.54 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 75.22 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 526.54 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Renault Megane

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 5.36 EUR/day
Renault Megane

7 Days rental at 37.56 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 6.49 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 45.47 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 6.49 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 45.47 EUR from 22/04/2024

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 41.96 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 293.78 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.37 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 345.62 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 49.37 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 345.62 EUR from 22/04/2024

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Romania

  • Choose Rhinocarhire: Opt for Rhinocarhire, a reputable provider known for its reliable service and transparent pricing in Romania.

  • Insurance Coverage: Understand the insurance options provided by Rhinocarhire, including coverage for collision damage, theft, and liability. Consider additional insurance for comprehensive protection, especially for driving in diverse terrains and rural areas.

  • Road Conditions Awareness: Be prepared for varying road conditions in Romania, from well-maintained highways to potholed rural roads. Drive cautiously and be mindful of road signage, as well as local driving habits.

  • Traffic Regulations: Familiarize yourself with Romania's traffic laws and regulations, including speed limits, road signs, and parking rules. Respect local driving customs and be cautious of pedestrians and cyclists, particularly in urban areas.

  • Explore Cultural and Natural Attractions: Utilize your rental car to explore Romania's rich cultural heritage and natural beauty, including attractions like Transylvania's medieval towns, the Carpathian Mountains, and the painted monasteries of Bucovina. Plan your routes to discover the best of Romania's landscapes and historical sites.

 

Popular car hire destinations in Romania

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Romania

  •  

    R

    Road Driving Side

  •  

    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

  •  

    90kph

    Rural Speed Limit

  •  

    130kph

    Motorway Speed Limit

  •  

    RON  6.37/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

  •  

    0mg

    Drink Drive Limit

  •  

    RON

    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 Romania

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Klass wagen
6
9.2/10
570
€ 3.44
€ 3.96
€ 6.57
 Alamo
10
8.8/10
191
€ 23.31
€ 31.32
€ 32.86
€ 31.86
 Auto-union
19
8.8/10
312
€ 10.30
€ 11.23
€ 12.20
€ 27.07
 Sixt
8
8.4/10
234
€ 35.84
€ 43.54
€ 62.54
 Addcar
6
8.2/10
235
€ 4.13
€ 4.48
€ 5.36
€ 11.08
 Surprice
2
7.7/10
34
€ 5.59
€ 5.05
€ 9.21
 Green motion
6
7.3/10
67
€ 3.47
€ 5.11
€ 19.61
 Wheego
7
6.8/10
252
€ 3.93
€ 5.21
€ 6.49
€ 52.14

Car rental agent statistics in Romania

  • Highest Rated Agent Icon
    9.4/10
    Highest rated agent:
    KLASS WAGEN
  • Lowest Rated Agent Icon
    6.8/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    WHEEGO
  • Total Number of Reviews Icon
    1,895
    Total number of reviews in
    Romania
  • Most Locations Icon
    42
    Most Locations in Romania:
    AUTONOM
  • Average Wait Time Icon
    17
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • Total Rental Companies Icon
    25
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Romania

ItemPercent
January€ 49
February€ 48
March€ 48
April€ 55
May€ 58
June€ 63
July€ 77
August€ 72
September€ 60
October€ 49
November€ 48
December€ 52
ItemPercent
January€ 36
February€ 35
March€ 35
April€ 42
May€ 43
June€ 47
July€ 58
August€ 56
September€ 46
October€ 38
November€ 37
December€ 40
ItemPercent
January€ 135
February€ 126
March€ 151
April€ 122
May€ 110
June€ 131
July€ 158
August€ 147
September€ 130
October€ 129
November€ 126
December€ 126
ItemPercent
January€ 67
February€ 68
March€ 75
April€ 82
May€ 81
June€ 86
July€ 104
August€ 102
September€ 84
October€ 67
November€ 72
December€ 77
ItemPercent
January€ 159
February€ 151
March€ 177
April€ 153
May€ 151
June€ 175
July€ 211
August€ 190
September€ 183
October€ 163
November€ 164
December€ 167
ItemPercent
January€ 26
February€ 25
March€ 25
April€ 31
May€ 31
June€ 35
July€ 46
August€ 42
September€ 34
October€ 31
November€ 29
December€ 32
ItemPercent
January€ 84
February€ 89
March€ 98
April€ 103
May€ 104
June€ 110
July€ 136
August€ 128
September€ 109
October€ 95
November€ 101
December€ 103
ItemPercent
January€ 47
February€ 48
March€ 49
April€ 60
May€ 67
June€ 87
July€ 97
August€ 85
September€ 67
October€ 58
November€ 54
December€ 59

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Fuel prices in Romania

DieselUnleaded
Mar , 2023

€ 1.49

€ 1.35

Apr , 2023

€ 1.44

€ 1.37

May , 2023

€ 1.30

€ 1.30

Jun , 2023

€ 1.31

€ 1.31

Jul , 2023

€ 1.36

€ 1.35

Aug , 2023

€ 1.44

€ 1.40

Sep , 2023

€ 1.53

€ 1.47

Oct , 2023

€ 1.57

€ 1.45

Nov , 2023

€ 1.46

€ 1.33

Dec , 2023

€ 1.41

€ 1.31

Jan , 2024

€ 1.44

€ 1.35

Feb , 2024

€ 1.46

€ 1.37

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Feb , 2024 1.46 1.37
Jan , 2024 1.44 1.35
Dec , 2023 1.41 1.31
Nov , 2023 1.46 1.33
Oct , 2023 1.57 1.45
Sep , 2023 1.53 1.47
Aug , 2023 1.44 1.40
Jul , 2023 1.36 1.35
Jun , 2023 1.31 1.31
May , 2023 1.30 1.30
Apr , 2023 1.44 1.37
Mar , 2023 1.49 1.35

Car rental price statistics in Romania

  • Average Price Icon
    € 24.08
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • Highest Daily Price Icon
    € 289.51
    Highest daily price:
    Opel Vivaro
  • Total Vehicles Icon
    1,977
    Total cars available
     
  • Most Popular Car Model Icon
    142
    Most popular model:
    Dacia Duster
  • Locations with Most Cars Icon
    277
    Location with most cars:
    Bucharest - Airport Otopeni
  • Cheapest Daily Price Icon
    € 3.4 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    KLASS WAGEN - Cluj-Napoca - Airport
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Bucharest
€10.0
 
 
Mini 5 4 1 from €10.0 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €10.4 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €10.4 per day
Cluj-Napoca  Airport
€7.0
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €7.0 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €9.4 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €8.1 per day
Constanta
€14.1
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €14.1 per day
Compact 5 5 3 from €20.7 per day
Economy 3 5 2 from €15.9 per day
Timisoara
€27.8
 
 
Mini 5 4 1 from €27.8 per day
Compact 3 5 3 from €34.3 per day
Economy 5 5 2 from €31.0 per day