Cheapest car hire in Russia

Top tips when hiring a car in Russia

  • Drive on the RIGHT side of the road in Russia, the steering wheel will always be on the left in a rental car
  • All rental cars in Russia are automatic models
  • There are toll roads in Russia, you can pay by card, but it's wise to carry small amounts of cash at all times
  • There are 5 car hire companies in Russie, the average queue time is just 16 minutes

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Laws and rules of the road when driving in Russia



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    RUB  42.04/Ltr

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Compare car rental agents in Russia

Rental Agent
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Rent motors
€ 31.32
€ 34.94
€ 74.15
€ 41.55
€ 58.65

Car rental agent statistics in Russia

  • 8.8/10
    Highest rated agent:
  • 8.2/10
    Lowest rated agent:
  • 736
    Total number of reviews in
  • 38
    Most Locations in Russia:
  • 16
    Average wait time
  • 5
    Total rental companies

Average prices per day for car hire in Russia

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

Fuel prices in Russia

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun , 2020 0.59 0.59
May , 2020 0.60 0.59
Apr , 2020 0.58 0.57
Mar , 2020 0.53 0.52
Feb , 2020 0.66 0.65
Jan , 2020 0.67 0.66
Dec , 2019 0.67 0.66
Nov , 2019 0.66 0.65
Oct , 2019 0.64 0.65
Sep , 2019 0.64 0.65
Aug , 2019 0.62 0.62
Jul , 2019 0.64 0.65

Car rental price statistics in Russia

  • € 150.50
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 290.40
    Highest daily price:
    Mercedes GL
  • 549
    Total cars available
  • 90
    Most popular model:
    Hyundai Solaris
  • 45
    Location with most cars:
    Moscow - Airport Domodedovo
  • € 21.5 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    EUROPCAR - St.Petersburg - Moskovsky District

FAQs about car hire in Russia

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

Car hire in Russia starts from just €21.50 per day for a (economy) class car from Europcar. The average price to hire a car in Russia is just €77.90 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Russia is a Mercedes GL car for a (luxury) class from Avis costing €290.40 per day.

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

We often have special offers on car hire in Russia including free additional drivers, for example, is offering free additional driver and express check-in at for €0.00 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Russia?

Car hire prices in Russia are kept low thanks to the 5 car hire companies across the country. With over 43 car hire locations and 1,636 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Russia.

Who is the best car hire company in Russia?

Based on over 736 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Russia Is Avis who score on average 8.2/10 across all locations in Russia.

What is the most popular car hire location in Russia?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Russia is Moscow - Airport Domodedovo with 5 car hire companies and 45 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Russia?

Current fuel prices in Russia are €0.59/ltr for petrol and €0.59/ltr for diesel as of 29 June 2020, it’ll cost on average €24 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €24 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Russia?

Speed limits in Russia are in km/h and are generally 20-60 km/h on urban roads, 90-110 km/h on rural roads and 110 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Russia?

Europcar is the cheapest car hire company in Russia offering a (economy) class car such as the Volkswagen Polo for as little as €150.50 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Russia?

The most popular car hire category in Russia is the Hyundai Solaris available from 3 car hire companies in over 41 locations.

Most popular car hire locations in Russia

Russia Mini Guide

Hiring a car in Russia is the best way to see the world’s largest country which spans Eastern Europe and Northern Asia. Russia has many car hire locations all across this huge country and includes St Petersburg and Moscow as well as the international airports that serve these cities. Whether you are travelling to Russia on a business trip or you are going for a holiday, you'll find a hire car to suit your requirements.

Russia Factfile

  • Russia is also known as the Russian Federation and is a state in northern Eurasia
  • It is the largest country in the world and approximately 142.9 million people live there
  • There are 23 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia including the Church of the Ascension, Lake Baikal, Moscow Kremlin and Red Square
  • Borscht is a popular meal in Russia and is a type of soup made from beetroot and soured cream
  • The currency in Russia is the Ruble (RUB)
  • It's illegal to have a dirty car in Moscow, see more Weird Driving Laws

Is it safe to rent a car in Russia

There's little to be concerned about when renting a car in Russia, many of the worlds leading car hire companies have a presence here and you'll find an excellent range of hire cars available at international airports all over the country. Minor road traffic accidents and bumps are not uncommon and we recommend an insurance excess policy for peace of mind.

Is it safe to drive in Russia?

Driving standards in Russia are not the highest and to the uninitiated driving in Russia could be viewed as dangerous. Like many things however, it's often a case of differing cultures and expectations that drive opinion. What might appear unsafe to many is simply normal to others. It's wise to drive defensively in Russia and accept that other drivers might appear erratic or unpredictable.

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Fuel Prices in Russia

  • Price of petrol in Russia in June

    € 0.59/Ltr

    ($ 0.72/Ltr | 42.04/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Russia in June

    € 0.59/Ltr

    ($ 0.72/Ltr | 42.04/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Russia in June

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 23.60  ($ 28.90) | € 23.60  ($ 28.90)
Compact € 23.60  ($ 28.90) | € 23.60  ($ 28.90)
Full Size € 29.50  ($ 36.12) | € 29.50  ($ 36.12)
SUV € 35.40  ($ 43.35) | € 35.40  ($ 43.35)
Carrier € 41.30  ($ 50.57) | € 41.30  ($ 50.57)

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