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Romania Car Rental Mini Guide

Romania is an interesting and dynamic country which is rich in natural beauty, history and culture. If you hire a car in Romania you can enjoy being your own boss at the wheel and go where you want and when you want. A manageable journey of three to four hours in the rental car could take you from the capital city Bucharest to the Black Sea or from Transylvania to the beautiful and serene Danube River.

Is it safe to rent a car in Romania?

It's perfectly safe to drive in Romania and renting a car for a self-drive holiday here has always been popular. Much like driving in any foreign country for the first time it's wise to read up on local rules and regulations before taking to the road, but armed with the right knowledge, there is little to be concerned about when renting a car in Romania.

Romania is an interesting and dynamic country which is rich in natural beauty, history and culture. If you hire a car in Romania you can enjoy being your own boss at the wheel and go where you want and when you want. A manageable journey of three to four hours in the car could take you from the capital city Bucharest to the Black Sea or from Transylvania to the beautiful and serene Danube River.

Cheapest car hire in Romania

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 7.30 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 51.16 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 7.69 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 53.83 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 11.51 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 80.60 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 11.76 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 82.38 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 13.17 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 92.19 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.40 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 93.80 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.40 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 93.80 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 13.93 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 97.54 EUR from 20/03/2023

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 15.46 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 108.25 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Rapid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 9.09 EUR/day
Skoda Rapid

7 Days rental at 63.65 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 10.36 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 72.57 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Rapid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 12.78 EUR/day
Skoda Rapid

7 Days rental at 89.49 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Rapid

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 12.87 EUR/day
Skoda Rapid

7 Days rental at 90.13 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Rapid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.42 EUR/day
Skoda Rapid

7 Days rental at 93.98 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.43 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 94.05 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.57 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 102.02 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Puma

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.70 EUR/day
Ford Puma

7 Days rental at 102.90 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Focus

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.70 EUR/day
Ford Focus

7 Days rental at 102.90 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Dacia Logan

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 7.56 EUR/day
Dacia Logan

7 Days rental at 52.94 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Dacia Logan

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 11.01 EUR/day
Dacia Logan

7 Days rental at 77.07 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Dacia Logan

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 11.64 EUR/day
Dacia Logan

7 Days rental at 81.49 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Dacia Logan

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 12.87 EUR/day
Dacia Logan

7 Days rental at 90.13 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Dacia Logan

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 13.42 EUR/day
Dacia Logan

7 Days rental at 93.98 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.07 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 98.53 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.07 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 98.53 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 14.07 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 98.53 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 14.07 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 98.53 EUR from 20/03/2023

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 95.88 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 671.16 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.73 EUR/day
Skoda Kodiaq

7 Days rental at 684.12 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.73 EUR/day
Skoda Kodiaq

7 Days rental at 684.12 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.73 EUR/day
Skoda Kodiaq

7 Days rental at 684.12 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.73 EUR/day
Skoda Kodiaq

7 Days rental at 684.12 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.73 EUR/day
Skoda Kodiaq

7 Days rental at 684.12 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Skoda Kodiaq

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 97.73 EUR/day
Skoda Kodiaq

7 Days rental at 684.12 EUR from 20/03/2023

  6 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 118.83 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 831.86 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

BMW 3 Series

5 Adults, 4 Doors

From 118.83 EUR/day
BMW 3 Series

7 Days rental at 831.86 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Volkswagen T-Roc

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 16.99 EUR/day
Volkswagen T-Roc

7 Days rental at 118.96 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 18.51 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 129.62 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Dacia Duster

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.15 EUR/day
Dacia Duster

7 Days rental at 134.07 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 19.41 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia Estate

7 Days rental at 135.88 EUR from 20/03/2023

  5 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 20.43 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 143.04 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Dacia Duster

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.07 EUR/day
Dacia Duster

7 Days rental at 147.50 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 21.07 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 147.50 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen T-Roc

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 23.11 EUR/day
Volkswagen T-Roc

7 Days rental at 161.78 EUR from 20/03/2023

  4 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Skoda Octavia Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 24.24 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia Estate

7 Days rental at 169.74 EUR from 20/03/2023

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.46 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 339.25 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.42 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 317.99 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 58.15 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 407.11 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 86.07 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 602.53 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 86.07 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 602.53 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.42 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 317.99 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 48.46 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 339.25 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 45.42 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 317.99 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Toyota C-HR Hybrid

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.03 EUR/day
Toyota C-HR Hybrid

7 Days rental at 301.26 EUR from 20/03/2023

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

Top tips when hiring a car in Romania

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Romania
  • Romania has a zero tolerance policy towards alcohol and driving, never drink alcohol if planning to drive your rental car in Romania
  • There are toll roads in Romania, you can pay by card, but it's always wise to carry some cash (Romanian Leu)
  • Recognised car hire companies in Romania include Alamo, Avis and Sixt

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  6.00/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)
 Sixt
8
9.6/10
48
€ 15.58
€ 31.09
€ 44.04
 Klass wagen
7
8.6/10
285
€ 7.30
€ 9.09
€ 16.99
 Addcar
5
7.9/10
50
€ 13.40
€ 17.12
€ 26.13
€ 47.13
 Alamo
10
7.8/10
70
€ 15.58
€ 26.08
€ 32.44
€ 31.45
 Surprice
2
7.2/10
12
€ 130.67
€ 130.67
€ 130.67
€ 130.67

Car rental agent statistics in Romania

  • 9.9/10
    Highest rated agent:
    KLASS WAGEN
  • 7.2/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    SURPRICE
  • 465
    Total number of reviews in
    Romania
  • 42
    Most Locations in Romania:
    AUTONOM
  • 17
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 20
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Romania

ItemPercent
January€ 54
February€ 50
March€ 49
April€ 46
May€ 47
June€ 54
July€ 69
August€ 71
September€ 57
October€ 48
November€ 47
December€ 53
ItemPercent
January€ 38
February€ 36
March€ 35
April€ 39
May€ 37
June€ 41
July€ 53
August€ 56
September€ 44
October€ 37
November€ 37
December€ 42
ItemPercent
January€ 155
February€ 137
March€ 175
April€ 92
May€ 85
June€ 122
July€ 156
August€ 169
September€ 147
October€ 144
November€ 142
December€ 148
ItemPercent
January€ 71
February€ 69
March€ 77
April€ 72
May€ 69
June€ 74
July€ 92
August€ 100
September€ 77
October€ 67
November€ 71
December€ 77
ItemPercent
January€ 166
February€ 151
March€ 188
April€ 125
May€ 131
June€ 160
July€ 214
August€ 205
September€ 196
October€ 168
November€ 172
December€ 184
ItemPercent
January€ 27
February€ 25
March€ 25
April€ 27
May€ 27
June€ 30
July€ 42
August€ 42
September€ 34
October€ 30
November€ 29
December€ 34
ItemPercent
January€ 87
February€ 87
March€ 99
April€ 92
May€ 94
June€ 98
July€ 124
August€ 125
September€ 102
October€ 93
November€ 101
December€ 106
ItemPercent
January€ 52
February€ 49
March€ 46
April€ 47
May€ 68
June€ 94
July€ 96
August€ 87
September€ 67
October€ 57
November€ 59
December€ 63

Select category to see average car hire prices in Romania

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

Fuel prices in Romania

DieselUnleaded
Feb , 2022

€ 1.44

€ 1.43

Mar , 2022

€ 1.70

€ 1.60

Apr , 2022

€ 1.72

€ 1.56

May , 2022

€ 1.79

€ 1.64

Jun , 2022

€ 1.82

€ 1.70

Jul , 2022

€ 1.82

€ 1.70

Aug , 2022

€ 1.82

€ 1.69

Sep , 2022

€ 1.85

€ 1.60

Oct , 2022

€ 1.71

€ 1.43

Nov , 2022

€ 1.85

€ 1.57

Dec , 2022

€ 1.70

€ 1.46

Jan , 2023

€ 1.53

€ 1.29

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jan , 2023 1.53 1.29
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

Car rental price statistics in Romania

  • € 51.10
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 511.93
    Highest daily price:
    BMW X5
  • 1,604
    Total cars available
     
  • 114
    Most popular model:
    Dacia Duster
  • 229
    Location with most cars:
    Bucharest - Airport Otopeni
  • € 7.3 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    KLASS WAGEN - Bucharest - Airport Otopeni

FAQs about car hire in Romania

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

Car hire in Romania starts from just €7.30 per day for a (mini) class car from Klass wagen. The average price to hire a car in Romania is just €79.00 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Romania is a BMW X5 car for a (premium) class from Auto-union costing €511.90 per day.

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

We often have special offers on car hire in Romania including free additional drivers, for example, Addcar is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Cluj-napoca - Airport for €13.40 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Romania?

Car hire prices in Romania are kept low thanks to the 15 car hire companies across the country. With over 44 car hire locations and 17,840 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Romania.

Who is the best car hire company in Romania?

Based on over 465 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Romania Is Alamo who score on average 7.8/10 across all locations in Romania.

What is the most popular car hire location in Romania?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Romania is Bucharest - Airport Otopeni with 15 car hire companies and 229 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Romania?

Current fuel prices in Romania are €1.289/ltr for petrol and €1.531/ltr for diesel as of 9 January 2023, it’ll cost on average €52 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €61 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Romania?

Speed limits in Romania are in km/h and are generally 50-70 km/h on urban roads, 90-100 km/h on rural roads and 100-130 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Romania?

Klass wagen is the cheapest car hire company in Romania offering a (mini) class car such as the Toyota Aygo for as little as €51.10 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Romania?

The most popular car hire category in Romania is the Dacia Duster available from 12 car hire companies in over 44 locations.

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€7.0
 
 
Mini 3 4 1 from €7.0 per day
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€14.1
 
 
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€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