Car Rental in Hungary

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Budapest Airport
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Klass Wagen
$10.55 / per day
Budapest Airport
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Carwiz
$19.75 / per day
Budapest Airport
Compact
Toyota Corolla or similar
Toyota Corolla
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$29.73 / per day
Downtown
Intermediate SUV
Suzuki Vitara or similar
Suzuki Vitara
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Fox Autorent
$33.14 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown
Compact Elite
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$38.46 / per day
Budapest Airport
Intermediate Elite
Skoda Octavia Estate or similar
Skoda Octavia Estate
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Schiller Rent
$54.04 / per day
Budapest Airport
Standard
Opel Insignia or similar
Opel Insignia
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$59.14 / per day
Downtown
Economy Elite
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Hertz
$61.24 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 02:43 on 2024-04-11. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Hungarian, English, German
Currency
HUF
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+36
Average car rental price
$38 per day
Average car rental length
7 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of town
90 - 130 km/h or 56 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.00%
Rating
9.3 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.47 per liter or $5.56 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.29 per liter or $4.87 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.87 per liter or $7.07 / 1 gallon

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

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 $35.92 per day
  • From Hungary to Slovakia - 104 offers from $38.78 per day
  • From Hungary to Germany - 25 offers from $37.04 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. The former imperial capital Budapest is, for many, one of the most interesting cities in all of Europe. Known for its monumental architecture that includes the UNESCO-recognized Banks of the Danube, Buda Quarter, and Andrássy Avenue, but equally for its thermal baths which are just as opulent as its buildings, the city has an endless array of landmarks to excite any visitor – and that’s not to mention the wonderfully spicy traditional cuisine of Hungary.
  • 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.
  • Visegrád. A small town just a stone’s throw north of the capital, Visegrád punches way above its weight when it comes to tourist attractions, thus ranking it amongst the most popular destinations for day trips from the capital. Known for the stunning views it provides of the Danube Bend, it is the home of the Visegrád Castle (the city’s name is of Slavic origin and means the Upper Castle), one of the most impressive palatial fortifications in Central Europe, as well as other architectural landmarks, observation towers, and botanical and wildlife areas.

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's 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.
  • Debrecen. Located in the eastern corner of the country near its borders with Ukraine and Romania, Debrecen is not often seen as a tourist destination but can be lovely to explore. Known for its strong Protestant heritage (it has been called the Calvinist Rome), it boasts the Great Church of Debrecen and countless other impressive religious landmarks. It is also known for the Déri Museum which celebrates the culture and nature of the surrounding region and Europe’s largest bath in the neighboring town of Hajdúszoboszló.

Car Rental Prices

  • Station wagons - from $23 per day
  • Large cars - from $35 per day
  • Medium cars - from $14 per day
  • Vans - from $57 per day
  • Premium cars - from $108 per day
  • Small cars - from $11 per day
  • SUVs - from $15 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
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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

The cost of renting a car in Hungary varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day in Hungary
$18.88
January
$22.80
February
$23.09
March
$30.38
April
$27.86
May
$33.33
June
$48.68
July
$41.67
August
$28.89
September
$24.07
October
$20.29
November
$25.42
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Hungary is January — when rental costs average $18.88 per day. This is 34% cheaper than the yearly average and 61% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $48.68 per day).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the average rental length in Hungary?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in July — an average of 10 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in February — an average of 5 days.
Average number of rental days in Hungary
6
January
5
February
6
March
7
April
9
May
8
June
10
July
9
August
8
September
6
October
6
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Hungary?

Based on how many customers search for a car in Hungary, the most popular month is July, while the least popular is February.
Monthly searches in Hungary by pick-up date relative to the average
63%
January
58%
February
60%
March
82%
April
78%
May
109%
June
190%
July
161%
August
121%
September
109%
October
79%
November
90%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 22
Airport locations 4
Popular suppliers Klass Wagen, Flizzr, Schiller Rent, GreenMotion, Dryyve
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Station wagons
Lowest price $11 per day
Cheapest supplier Klass Wagen

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Klass Wagen Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Flizzr Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
Klass Wagen Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Klass Wagen Skoda Scala 5 2 Medium cars
Klass Wagen Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 SUVs
Flizzr Renault Captur 5 1 Medium cars
Klass Wagen Volkswagen T-Roc 4 2 SUVs
Flizzr Citroen C3 Aircross 5 3 Medium cars
Schiller Rent Opel Corsa Hatchback 4 2 Small cars
Flizzr Opel Corsa 4 1 Small 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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Poland
Volkswagen T-Cross
November 30, 2023
business
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
November 17, 2023
Beautiful Hungarian countryside with Autumn colours around lake Balaton.
United States of America (USA)
Fiat Panda
October 26, 2023
Just enjoy Budapest!!
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C3
October 13, 2023
nice , but here also getting expenses
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 208
September 27, 2023
Wedding and siteseeing
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
September 22, 2023
Visited family
Israel
Toyota Corolla
September 3, 2023
Mainly nature spots.
Hungary
Suzuki SX4 S-Cross
August 1, 2023
Went to the Croatian see
United Kingdom
Renault Captur
July 31, 2023
Budapest was visiting family what more can I say - wonderful
Australia
Hyundai i10
July 8, 2023
Buda and some parts of Pest are not to missed, of course. Hungary has many natural beauty, hills for hiking/walking, medicinal spas, great architecture, great food, interesting culture, festivals, museums, affordable theaters. Prepare to pay for using toilets. Some lake-sides are fenced off and charging fees to use the water/beach. I'm not used to it as these are free in my country. Roads are horrible, like in a 3rd world country, not maintained apart from major roads/highways.
Ireland
Toyota Yaris
June 6, 2023
We drove from Hungary to Croatia, then back. Also around Budapest, and even stayed in local ranch. Was amazing
United Kingdom
Hyundai i10
April 5, 2023
Spent the entire trip in Szeged visiting family.
United States of America (USA)
Opel Corsa Hatchback
December 23, 2022
Visited hungary(budapest,pannonhalmaand godollo).went to vienna ,munich and spent 4 days in France
United States of America (USA)
Toyota Yaris
October 12, 2022
Best rental car agency I’ve ever used. Simple, hassle free, and efficient. I hope to rent again from them.
Israel
Toyota Corolla Station wagon
August 27, 2022
All.was great
Israel
Citroen C3
August 12, 2022
Everything run like a planed, even the weather became colder for our pleaser
Hungary
Toyota Aygo
May 22, 2022
trust this place
Malaysia
Toyota Corolla Station wagon
May 7, 2022
we drove cross border from Hungary to Slovenia and Croatia. Our visits in Ljubljana, Zadar, Split, Dubrovnik, Zagreb and Budapest were very pleasant. The only problem was getting parking for the car in these cities.
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

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Flizzr
9.4 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Buchbinder
7.4 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
54
Total rental companies
22
Average daily price
$38.26
Lowest daily price
$10.55
Total cars available
858

Top 22 Suppliers in Hungary in 2024

Flizzr
Flizzr
Exceptional 9.4 / 322 reviews
2 locations
$33 - $70
Schiller Rent
Schiller Rent
Exceptional 9.1 / 416 reviews
2 locations
$29 - $94
GM Rent a car
GM Rent a car
Exceptional 9 / 129 reviews
1 location
$37 - $455
Fox Autorent
Fox Autorent
Very good 8.9 / 59 reviews
2 locations
$33 - $79
Klass Wagen
Klass Wagen
Very good 8.8 / 610 reviews
1 location
$11 - $68
Dryyve
Dryyve
Very good 8.7 / 39 reviews
2 locations
$28 - $106
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.6 / 15 reviews
2 locations
$31 - $115
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.4 / 36 reviews
7 locations
$78 - $491
WheeGo
WheeGo
Very good 8.4 / 11 reviews
2 locations
$24 - $93
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 8.2 / 160 reviews
1 location
$27 - $111
Megadrive
Megadrive
Very good 8.2 / 76 reviews
1 location
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.2 / 49 reviews
1 location
$27 - $86
Carwiz
Carwiz
Very good 8.2 / 8 reviews
1 location
$20 - $105
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8 / 3 reviews
14 locations
$50 - $286
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.7 / 12 reviews
13 locations
$38 - $193
Avis
Avis
Good 7.7 / 8 reviews
10 locations
$35 - $169
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.7 / 7 reviews
2 locations
$29 - $96
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.7 / 6 reviews
2 locations
$63 - $78
National
National
Good 7.7
1 location
Thrifty
Thrifty
Good 7.6 / 16 reviews
14 locations
$39 - $128
AddCar
AddCar
Good 7.6
1 location
$140 - $1986
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Good 7.4 / 60 reviews
1 location
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