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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Skopje Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
387 Rent a Car
$20.24 per day
Ohrid Airport
Mini Elite
Mitsubishi Space Star or similar
Mitsubishi Space Star
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alfa Rent A Car
$31.01 per day
Ohrid Airport
Mini
Seat Mii or similar
Seat Mii
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$31.20 per day
Ohrid Airport
Economy Elite
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Goldcar
$35.68 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Skopje Airport
Compact
Nissan Note or similar
Nissan Note
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$42.33 per day
Skopje Airport
Intermediate
Fiat Tipo Sedan or similar
Fiat Tipo Sedan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
CITY Rent a Car
$52.47 per day
Skopje Airport
Standard Elite
Opel Astra Wagon or similar
Opel Astra Wagon
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Q Rent
$57.87 per day
Skopje Airport
Standard SUV
Hyundai Tucson or similar
Hyundai Tucson
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Sharr Express
$59.40 per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 01:54 on 2024-07-09. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Macedonian, Albanian, Turkish
Currency
MKD
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+389
Average car rental price
$41 per day
Average car rental length
8 days
Speed limit within town
60 km/h or 37 mph
Speed limit out of town
80 - 130 km/h or 50 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3 / 10

Why rent a car in Macedonia?

North Macedonia is a wonderful country to visit by car. Small, yet varied, it offers everything from modern cities to ancient sites, majestic mountains, and rich wildlife. Having your own ride is the best bet to see all of it.

North Macedonia

One-way Car Rentals in Macedonia

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

  • From North Macedonia to Kosovo - 99 offers from $20.52 per day
  • From North Macedonia to Albania - 34 offers from $33.41 per day
  • From North Macedonia to Montenegro - 48 offers from $37.73 per day
  • From North Macedonia to Bulgaria - 19 offers from $53.98 per day

Top ways to enter North Macedonia

  • Skopje Airport: North Macedonia’s main airport, also known as Petrovec Airport, hosts flights to and from many destinations in Europe and the Middle East. Low-cost carrier Wizz Air is the most active airline.
  • Ohrid Airport: Located next to the city and the lake of the same name, Ohrid Airport is mostly active during summers when it offers flights to Istanbul, Vienna, London, Tel Aviv, and more than 10 other destinations.
  • By land: If your rental car provider permits it, it’s possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to North Macedonia. Some large international airports near North Macedonia are Thessaloniki Airport in Greece, Sofia Airport in Bulgaria, and Tirana Airport in Albania.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Lake Ohrid. Sometimes called the Galapagos of the Balkans, Lake Ohrid is teeming with unique flora and fauna (it has been called the most biodiverse lake on the planet). Whether you explore the area by hiking, taking a boat ride, or marveling at ancient sites in the city of Ohrid, you’re in for a treat.
  • Skopje. The country’s capital is also the location of its busiest airport, as well as its main finance and entertainment hub. While the city is sometimes overlooked in favor of natural attractions like Lake Ohrid and the mountains, Skopje has plenty to excite you if you know where to look. In addition to architectural landmarks like Skopje Fortress, there’s also a surprisingly diverse culture and cuisine.
  • Kruševo. Located even higher in the mountains than most other North Macedonian cities, Kruševo is a historical and architectural gem. There are plenty of landmarks like the Church of St. John, but even regular houses in this southwestern city are often notably distinct. In addition to that, the city is also rich in museums and becomes a snowboarding destination every winter.

Most popular rental car

The most picked rental car in North Macedonia is the VW Polo, but the Skoda Fabia and the Volkswagen Up are also very popular among travelers.

Driver's license requirements

  • North Macedonia only recognizes valid foreign driver’s licenses printed in either Latin or Slavic alphabet, provided that you are visiting for a short period of time. If you’re residing in the country permanently, you are required to obtain the local driver’s license.
  • If your driver’s license is printed in another alphabet (e.g., Arabic or Chinese), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP).
  • Similarly, if your driver’s license doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP.
  • Even if you have an IDP, you also need to keep your original license on you as you might be required to provide both.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

Crossing borders

North Macedonia is bordered by Kosovo, Serbia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Albania.  Each of North Macedonia’s five neighbors have their own visa policy, so, depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need a visa to enter each country. We strongly advise you to get in touch with your Ministry of Foreign Affairs beforehand to learn about whether you’ll need a visa to enter any of North Macedonia’s neighbors. Greece is a member of the Schengen Area, while neither North Macedonia nor its other neighbors are part of it.

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 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 Help Center.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in North Macedonia is Economy, followed by Mini and Compact.

Top driving routes

  • Mavrovo National Park. The largest in the country and home to its highest peak, Mavrovo is an objectively impressive place to visit. In addition to natural riches, the park is home to historical attractions such as the submerged St. Nicholas Church that becomes visible every summer when the water levels drop. Located near the borders of Kosovo and Albania, the national park is a 90-minute drive southwest of Skopje and only slightly farther north of Ohrid, making it a popular day-trip destination from both cities.
  • Prespa Lakes. As magnificent as Ohrid is, it is by no means the only impressive lake in North Macedonia. Located about an hour’s drive south of Ohrid is the Great Prespa Lake which is shared with Albania and Greece (there is also the Small Prespa Lake which is fully within Greece). The scenic body of water is surrounded by ancient monasteries and two national parks, making it a fascinating place to visit. 
  • Eastern North Macedonia. Yet to be discovered by foreign tourists, the most enigmatic part of North Macedonia can be a very interesting place to visit if you give it a chance. Bordered by Bulgaria and Serbia, the region boasts ancient sites like the megalithic prehistoric observatory in Staro Nagoričane, wild nature areas, and plenty of hospitality.

Car rental prices

  • Station wagons - from $35 per day
  • Large cars - from $41 per day
  • Medium cars - from $34 per day
  • Vans - from $111 per day
  • Premium cars - from $138 per day
  • Small cars - from $20 per day
  • SUVs - from $36 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 North Macedonia:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting North Macedonia is the cheapest in January when renting a car is about 28% cheaper than the yearly average and about 69% cheaper than in July. North Macedonia is charming in winter, too!
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 Macedonia?

The cost of renting a car in Macedonia varies by season. The table and graph below can help you find the best time of year to save on a rental car.
Average rental costs per day in Macedonia
$18.37
January
$16.39
February
$17.66
March
$23.74
April
$25.65
May
$30.90
June
$49.35
July
$45.58
August
$27.77
September
$20.28
October
$23.54
November
$24.34
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Macedonia is February — when rental costs average $16.39 per day. This is 39% cheaper than the yearly average and 67% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $49.35 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 Macedonia?

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 11 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in January — an average of 6 days.
Average number of rental days in Macedonia
6
January
8
February
7
March
8
April
7
May
9
June
11
July
8
August
7
September
7
October
6
November
8
December

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

Based on how many customers search for a car in Macedonia, the most popular month is September, while the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in Macedonia by pick-up date relative to the average
72%
January
81%
February
102%
March
93%
April
105%
May
111%
June
103%
July
92%
August
121%
September
115%
October
98%
November
108%
December

Car rental information

Car rental locations 9
Airport locations 2
Popular suppliers Carwiz, Alfa Rent A Car, Interways, Alamo, SIXT
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Station wagons
Lowest price $20 per day
Cheapest supplier 387 Rent a Car

Most popular car models of rental suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Carwiz Opel Corsa 5 2 Small cars
Interways Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Small cars
Carwiz Peugeot 308 5 2 Medium cars
Alfa Rent A Car Renault Clio 5 2 Small cars
Carwiz Fiat Panda 5 1 Small cars
Carwiz Skoda Fabia STW 5 1 Station wagons
Carwiz Opel Crossland 5 2 SUVs
Alamo Chevrolet Spark 5 2 Small cars
Carwiz Peugeot 208 5 2 Small cars
Alamo 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 the 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.

Turkey
Volkswagen Up
June 5, 2024
customer photo
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Volkswagen Polo
April 20, 2024
Honest and trustworthy
United Kingdom
VW Polo
December 10, 2023
customer photo customer photo
Canada
Peugeot 301
November 22, 2023
great food, friendly people
Denmark
Volkswagen Polo
October 19, 2023
all girls in the car driving from ohrid to skopje and we could play our own music without any regard for dumb boy music and their dumb topics
Netherlands
Skoda Fabia
September 9, 2023
Driven to capital. Really nice drive. Seen a lot. Car was underpowered and not that good for the mountain roads in this country
Hungary
Hyundai i20
August 1, 2023
We had one of the best trip, North Macedonia is a beautiful country, the rental car helped us to know more and more about this country. The people are nice, helpful, very good food, we tasted Mastika :-), and the normal macedonian food.
Sweden
Volkswagen Polo
July 27, 2023
I got an old car. The AC stopped working and when I contacted the rental company I got no response.
Turkey
Nissan Micra
March 27, 2023
Prepare your trip, and find the local foods and expenses. It will be easier if you talk to people before your trip
Netherlands
Volkswagen Polo
September 16, 2022
Cape Town, Ohrid, Sofia, Milan, Inverness
Switzerland
Dacia Sandero
November 6, 2021
Skopje is modern. The roads are in good condition. But don't forget to be careful when driving in Macedonia.
Slovenia
Peugeot 301
August 9, 2021
Nice trip to Skopje, Ohrid, Sv. Naum...
Finland
VW Polo
March 14, 2020
I am very satisfied with all the services, with prices and the car. Nothing other but best of best
United States of America (USA)
Citroen C4
August 19, 2018
Great place to visit.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest-rated company
Alfa Rent A Car
9.2 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
Surprice
4.6 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
36
Total rental companies
23
Average daily price
$41.27
Lowest daily price
$20.24
Total cars available
935

Top 23 suppliers in Macedonia in 2024

Alfa Rent A Car
Alfa Rent A Car
Exceptional 9.2 / 492 reviews
3 locations
$31 - $74
Carwiz
Carwiz
Exceptional 9.1 / 275 reviews
3 locations
$33 - $57
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.9 / 150 reviews
2 locations
$31 - $355
Sharr Express
Sharr Express
Very good 8.8 / 154 reviews
3 locations
$35 - $287
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.7 / 79 reviews
3 locations
$78 - $258
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 8.7 / 63 reviews
2 locations
$54 - $1,391
Interways
Interways
Very good 8.6 / 193 reviews
3 locations
$42 - $151
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.4 / 47 reviews
3 locations
$32 - $354
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.4 / 41 reviews
4 locations
$65 - $197
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8.2 / 17 reviews
7 locations
$67 - $221
AddCar
AddCar
Very good 8.1 / 26 reviews
2 locations
$59 - $294
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8 / 10 reviews
5 locations
$68 - $106
Goldcar
Goldcar
Good 7.8 / 16 reviews
4 locations
$36 - $308
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Good 7.7 / 6 reviews
3 locations
$49 - $244
Autounion
Autounion
Good 7.7
3 locations
$32 - $322
Budget
Budget
Good 7.7
2 locations
$106 - $138
National
National
Good 7.7
2 locations
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6 / 1 review
2 locations
$83 - $151
Street Rent A Car
Street Rent A Car
Good 7.5
1 location
$54 - $60
CITY Rent a Car
CITY Rent a Car
Good 7.4 / 76 reviews
1 location
$33 - $111
Q Rent
Q Rent
Good 7.1 / 49 reviews
2 locations
$46 - $93
387 Rent a Car
387 Rent a Car
Satisfactory 6.4 / 8 reviews
1 location
$20 - $36
Surprice
Surprice
Poor 4.6 / 197 reviews
2 locations
$35 - $118
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