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Car Hire Bucharest Mini Guide

Get the best car rental deals in Bucharest at the best prices. With Rhinocahire simply search for the perfect deal and book it with a small advance payment, with the remaining amount payable during car pickup. We also offer free cancellation up to 48 hours before the rental pickup date, along with extras and special offers.. We carefully select the Car Hire Companies based on their level of expertise and quality of service, so you can rest assured that you'll receive the best possible rental experience.

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Bucharest is the capital of Romania and on the banks of the Dambovita River. It became known as ‘Little Paris’ and ‘Paris of the East’ between the 2 World Wars, due to its mixed but grand architecture. It’s name, as legend says, comes from a shepherd called Bucur (whose name meant joy). 

Here is some information to help you navigate Bucharest and its nearby areas:

Driving Practices/Customs:

  • Romania drives on the right-hand side of the road.
  • Seat belts are mandatory for all passengers.
  • Speed limits are typically 50 km/h (31 mph) in urban areas, 90 km/h (56 mph) on non-residential roads, and 130 km/h (81 mph) on highways. Be sure to obey posted speed limits.
  • Romania has strict laws against driving under the influence of alcohol, with a low legal blood alcohol limit.
  • Overtaking is allowed on the left side of the road, and drivers often use their horn to signal their intention to pass.
  • Be cautious when driving at night, as some rural roads may lack proper lighting.


  • There are no tolls on the main routes into Bucharest itself. However, Romania has implemented a national tolling system called "RoVignette" for using the national road network. You may need to purchase a vignette to use certain highways.

Language on Road Signs:

  • Road signs in Romania are typically displayed in Romanian, using the Latin alphabet. In some tourist areas or on major roads, you may also find signs with English translations.

Distance to Nearest Towns and Cities:

  • The distance to nearby towns and cities from Bucharest will vary. For example, Brasov is approximately 170 kilometers (about 106 miles) to the northwest, while Constanta is about 225 kilometers (about 140 miles) to the southeast. The specific distances and routes will depend on your destination.

Sightseeing Attractions:

  • Bucharest offers a range of attractions, including the Palace of the Parliament, Village Museum, and Herastrau Park.
  • Nearby attractions include the historic town of Brasov, Bran Castle (often associated with Dracula), and the Black Sea coast.

Emergency Telephone Number:

  • In Romania, the emergency telephone number is 112, which can be dialed for police, fire, medical emergencies, and other assistance.

Nearest Airport and Exit Route:

  • Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP) is the city's main airport. When exiting the airport by car, follow the signs and road network leading to Bucharest city center. The airport is located about 18 kilometers (about 11 miles) north of the city.

Please note that road conditions, regulations, and infrastructure can change, so it's essential to stay informed and updated on local rules and conditions when driving in Bucharest and Romania.

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Current Rental Rates in Bucharest

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 5 Doors

From 32.51 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 227.60 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Opel Corsa

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.86 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 237.07 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Dacia Logan

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 35.87 EUR/day
Dacia Logan

7 Days rental at 251.14 EUR from 21/07/2024

  2 |
  Manual |

Key Highlights for Car Hire at Bucharest : Making the Most of Your Journey.

  • Historical Charm: Explore the rich history of Bucharest by visiting landmarks like the Palace of the Parliament and the Romanian Athenaeum.
  • Vibrant Culture: Immerse yourself in the city's cultural scene by attending performances at the National Museum of Art or exploring the Village Museum.
  • Green Spaces: Enjoy leisurely strolls in the city's numerous parks, including Herastrau Park and Cismigiu Gardens, offering tranquil escapes from the urban bustle.
  • Cosmopolitan Dining: Indulge in diverse culinary experiences, from traditional Romanian cuisine to international fare, at the city's eclectic range of restaurants and cafes.
  • Day Trips: Use Bucharest as a base to explore nearby attractions such as the medieval towns of Brasov and Sinaia or the stunning landscapes of the Carpathian Mountains.


Bucharest - Popular Destinations

  • Brasov - Approximately 166 km
  • Sinaia - Approximately 124 km
  • Constanta - Approximately 225 km
  • Sibiu - Approximately 279 km
  • Bran Castle - Approximately 171 km

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Average prices per day in Bucharest

January€ 54
February€ 46
March€ 47
April€ 49
May€ 48
June€ 60
July€ 78
August€ 74
September€ 56
October€ 48
November€ 43
December€ 55
January€ 42
February€ 38
March€ 37
April€ 38
May€ 41
June€ 52
July€ 61
August€ 61
September€ 47
October€ 43
November€ 36
December€ 45
January€ 183
February€ 159
March€ 189
April€ 163
May€ 122
June€ 143
July€ 151
August€ 133
September€ 124
October€ 123
November€ 124
December€ 118
January€ 79
February€ 68
March€ 79
April€ 79
May€ 76
June€ 91
July€ 115
August€ 113
September€ 91
October€ 69
November€ 76
December€ 86
January€ 209
February€ 191
March€ 223
April€ 168
May€ 175
June€ 200
July€ 199
August€ 178
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December€ 161
January€ 40
February€ 32
March€ 32
April€ 39
May€ 35
June€ 42
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December€ 41
January€ 100
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April€ 104
May€ 106
June€ 124
July€ 151
August€ 145
September€ 115
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December€ 108
January€ 53
February€ 49
March€ 52
April€ 59
May€ 48
June€ 77
July€ 73
August€ 75
September€ 47
October€ 35
November€ 31
December€ 40

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