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Car Rental in Hungary

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Budapest Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Klass Wagen
$17.32 per day
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Budapest Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Klass Wagen
$17.32 per day
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Budapest Airport Car Rental
Economy Elite
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Klass Wagen
$18.67 per day
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Budapest Airport Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$21.19 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Budapest Airport Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 208 or similar
Peugeot 208
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$21.78 / per day
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Budapest Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Klass Wagen
$21.96 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Citroen C4 or similar
Citroen C4
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Flizzr
$22.70 / per day
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Budapest Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$22.74 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 21:25 on 2022-01-19. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Hungarian
Currency
HUF
Country code
36
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.00%
Rating
8.3

Why rent a car in Hungary?

From majestic castles to cave baths, from Lake Balaton to Budapest, Hungary is a great country to travel around by car. The distances are small, the locals are hospitable and the cuisine is among the best you’ll find in Europe. Hungary’s equally fascinating neighbors offer plenty of opportunities for fun side trips.

Hungary Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in Hungary

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Hungary and drop off in another country:

  • From Hungary to Austria - 170 offers from € 33.76 per day
  • From Hungary to Slovakia - 104 offers from € 36.45 per day
  • From Hungary to Germany - 25 offers from € 34.82 per day

Top ways to enter Hungary

  • Budapest Airport: Hungary’s largest airport hosts flights to and from nearly European country and many locations beyond.
  • Debrecen Airport: Although much smaller than the one in Budapest, this international airport has flights to and from Munich, Moscow, London, Tel Aviv, and many other destinations.
  • By land: It’s possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Hungary. Some large international airports near Hungary are Vienna Airport in Austria, Belgrade Airport in Serbia, and Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Budapest. It is fair to say that Budapest, the primate city of Hungary and the former imperial capital, is one of the most interesting destinations in Europe. In addition to monumental architecture in a well-preserved city center, you’ll also find distinct neighborhoods, heritage sites from different eras, a busy cultural life, and interesting cuisine. 
  • Lake Balaton. Sometimes called the Hungarian Sea, Lake Balaton is not just the largest body of water in this landlocked Central European country, it’s also one of its most popular tourist destinations. From lakeside churches and castles to sandy beaches, hot springs to protected nature areas, the Balaton does not disappoint, especially if visited during the summer months.
  • Szeged. Sometimes called the sunniest city in Hungary and also known for its large student population, Szeged is a fun place to visit. Located in the south of the country near the borders of Serbia and Romania, it boasts plenty of notable Art Nouveau buildings, eclectic religious architecture, thermal baths, and fun nightlife.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Hungary is the Opel Astra, but the Audi A3 and the Skoda Fabia are also in high demand.

Driver license requirements

  • Hungary accepts all driver licenses issued in the European Union (EU).
  • If your driver license is issued by a non-EU country, for it to be considered valid you’ll need a Hungarian visa. Another requirement is to have been in the EU for no more than six months at the time of the rental. If you’ve been in the EU longer, you’ll need a driver license issued by an EU country.
  • If your driver license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP) or an official translation of your license into English or Hungarian.
  • You must carry your driver license, not its copy, with you at all times.
  • You need to have had your driver license for at least one or two years, depending on the car provider’s requirements.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car provider and car category, so make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

Hungary is bordered by Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, and Austria. Hungary is a member of the Schengen Area, as are Slovakia, Austria, and Slovenia. Having a Schengen visa will permit you to enter Hungary as well as these three countries. Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, and Croatia are not members of the Schengen Area. Each of these countries has an individual visa policy, and you may or may not need a visa to enter them. We advise you to contact your Ministry of Foreign Affairs to find out about the visa requirements citizens of your country have for visiting each of these countries. Some car rental providers allow you to cross national borders and even drop off your car in a different country, while others don’t. If you’d like to cross a national border during your rental period, make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking a car. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our FAQ section.

Most popular types of rental car

The type of automobile most often rented in Hungary is economy, but intermediate and compact are also popular.

Top driving routes

  • Hortobágy National Park. Located in the east of the country, Hortobágy is not only the largest national park in the country, but it is also one of the most distinct ones. Made up of a vast grassy steppe as far as the I can see that reminds of landscapes of Central Asia, the park is home to cultural sites like the Nine-arched Bridge, traditional villages that host exhibitions of local culture, and local wildlife like the red-footed falcon, water buffalo, and the wild (and extremely rare) Przewalski's horse. The drive from Budapest takes just over two hours.
  • Bükk Mountains. Mostly made up of the aforementioned grasslands, Hungary is not blessed with the same impressive mountains as some of its neighbors like Slovakia, Austria, or Romania. Despite that, the most notable range in the country — the Bükk Mountains — can be lovely to explore. Located in the north of the country near the historic city of Eger (a worthwhile destination in its own right), the mountains and the national park of the same name are a great place for hiking and exploring its deep canyons and caves.
  • Győr. Located in the west of the country, the historic city of Győr is best known for its well-preserved old town where architectural gems such as the Bishop’s Castle and Palace, Győr Basilica, and a number of other churches survive to this day. For a city of its size, there is also an impressive number of museums and galleries. The drive from Budapest takes only about 90 minutes, and Győr is about the same distance from Vienna and Bratislava, the capitals of neighboring Austria and Slovakia. While you might understandably be tempted to take a short trip across at least one of the borders, ask your rental car provider in advance to make sure they permit it.

Car Rental Prices

  • Station wagons - from $95 per day
  • Large cars - from $81 per day
  • Medium cars - from $67 per day
  • Vans - from $159 per day
  • Premium cars - from $207 per day
  • Small cars - from $54 per day
  • SUVs - from $136 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Hungary:

  • Compare rates
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Hungary?

The cost of renting a car in Hungary depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Hungary
$57.29
January
$36.28
February
$30.50
March
$84.93
April
$73.94
May
$53.28
June
$67.92
July
$43.29
August
$38.89
September
$25.63
October
$44.47
November
$50.60
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Hungary is October — prices start from $25.63 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 49% cheaper than the yearly average and 70% cheaper than renting a car in the month of April (when prices start at $84.93 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Hungary?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in November — an average of 11 days. The shortest are in March — an average of 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Hungary
7
January
6
February
5
March
6
April
5
May
7
June
8
July
7
August
6
September
7
October
11
November
6
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Hungary?

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Hungary. The most popular month is January, while the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Hungary by Monthly Searches
304%
January
240%
February
270%
March
1%
April
1%
May
1%
June
1%
July
1%
August
54%
September
55%
October
148%
November
123%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Flizzr Citroen C3 4 2 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Flizzr Citroen C4 4 2 Medium cars
Alamo Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Peugeot 3008 5 3 SUVs
Klass Wagen VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Dacia Sandero Stepway 4 2 Medium cars
Klass Wagen Toyota Aygo 5 1 Small cars
Flizzr Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Flizzr Ford Focus 5 4 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Ireland
Seat Leon STW
November 17, 2021
No hassle rental. Quick pickup and drop off. Would recommend
Estonia
VW Polo
May 28, 2021
Serbia is a nice country to visit by a rental car. The roads are good and beautiful and it gives u a lot of freedom.
Australia
Skoda Fabia Combi
January 22, 2020
Check in advance for border crossing conditions/ limitations especially if you plan on taking the rental car to certain Eastern European countries
United Arab Emirates
Skoda Fabia Combi
August 27, 2019
Value for money, car was great for what we paid, staff was very friendly and understanding when we were 1 hour late
United Kingdom
Skoda Fabia Combi
August 12, 2019
Driving safe, diesel good price. A car is very useful if you want to travel with a family and see lots of different places.
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
July 7, 2019
to go to Romania
South Africa
Toyota Yaris
April 10, 2019
I enjoy driving on trips most of the time, streets are pretty narrow in Budapest. I still found it cheaper to travel with a rental car, giving better and more flexible trip planning.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Punto
March 30, 2019
Love it .
Hungary
Opel Crossland X
January 4, 2019
I was very impressed with the booking service, but not the car itself. The car that I had originally hired was a Mokka, but when arrived to pick up this was not available. I had to hire the next size car up, (a Ford s Max) diesel. although the car itself was very good I feel I need to mention that there was NO ADBLUE in the car and was lucky to get to petrol station to buy this at 10 litres for 8,000 ft and then try to get a funnel to poor it into car. I was under the impression that the cars come fully serviced and equip with these things. Also when I had filled this up, the car was run for around 1200 km and was still full when I dropped the car back at rental spot. THIS IS SOMETHING I WAS NOT HAPPY WITH.
Canada
Ford Focus STW
October 7, 2018
Maps.me or GPS a must. Alot of one way streets. Finding parking is tricky. Used our car rental mainly in Debrecen. Road conditions very good, Highways well signed.
Australia
Audi A3
September 7, 2018
Just follow general precautions, like anywhere else.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
August 1, 2018
There is a lot of good public transport but, travelling further out, it's good to have a car

Top 15 Suppliers in Hungary in 2022

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.4
+3614514220
Váci út 141
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+3617707070
LISZT FERENC INTERNATIONAL APT,
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
+3622512060
SELYEM U. 2.
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
+3612252170
Budapest City, Alkotas Utca 20-22
Megadrive
Megadrive
Excellent 8.8
+3612252170 / +36306650415
Vaci ut 99, 1139 Budapest
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+3615054400
ERZSEBET TER 7-8
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+36207712222
Kaptar Utca 3
Working hours
Mon:08:00-17:00
Tue:08:00-17:00
Wed:08:00-17:00
Thu:08:00-17:00
Fri:08:00-17:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+3617707070
LISZT FERENC INTERNATIONAL APT,
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+36709318001
Liszt Ferenc Intern. Airport Terminal 2b - Arrivals Hall
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
+3617707070
Liszt Ferenc International Apt
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:59
Tue:08:00-23:59
Wed:08:00-23:59
Thu:08:00-23:59
Fri:08:00-23:59
Sat:08:00-23:59
Sun:08:00-23:59
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Excellent 8.4
+3612252170
Vaci ut 99, 1139 Budapest
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+36306650415 / +3612252170
Budapest, Váci út 99, 1139
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+3619988310
Budapest Budapest Liszt Ferenc Term. 2B, 1180
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
36704500555 / 3172487251
Ulloi 829
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.3
+3612732779
Opera Parking House Budapest VI. district Zichy J. street 9
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