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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Bucharest Airport Car Rental
Economy
Dacia Logan or similar
Dacia Logan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Caroutis
$11.59 per day
Bucharest Airport Car Rental
Economy
Dacia Logan or similar
Dacia Logan
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
NUCarrentals
$11.72 per day
Cluj-Napoca Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$13.28 per day
Cluj-Napoca Airport Car Rental
Economy
Dacia Logan or similar
Dacia Logan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
AXA Rent a Car
$13.28 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Bucharest Airport Car Rental
Compact
Dacia Logan or similar
Dacia Logan
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$13.28 / per day
Sibiu Airport Car Rental
Economy Elite
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Klass Wagen
$13.28 / per day
Iasi Airport Car Rental
Mini
Dacia Logan or similar
Dacia Logan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Klass Wagen
$13.65 / per day
Cluj-Napoca Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$13.77 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 19:00 on 2022-01-26. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Romanian
Currency
RON
Country code
40
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
8.4

Why rent a car in Romania?

Romania is a great destination to travel around by car. Both its nature and its regional cultures are incredibly diverse for the country’s size. Romania is easily accessible and constantly developing, but still retains an historical and untamed feeling that you won’t find in many other places in Europe.

Romania Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in Romania

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

  • From Romania to Spain - 32 offers from US$ 126.05 per day
  • From Romania to Switzerland - 26 offers from US$ 115.13 per day
  • From Romania to Greece - 32 offers from US$ 72.80 per day
  • From Romania to Bulgaria - 42 offers from US$ 62.61 per day

Top ways to enter Romania

  • Bucharest Otopeni Airport: Also known as Bucharest-Henri Coandă after a Romanian inventor, the main airport of the capital city is the busiest in the country. Otopeni Airport handled nearly 14 million travelers in 2018 and is served by around 20 different airlines, including the national carrier TAROM, as well as a number of low-cost companies.
  • Cluj Avram Iancu Airport: Serving the city of Cluj-Napoca in the northwestern part of the country, Avram Iancu Airport handled 2.7 million travelers in 2018. The airport is a large hub for the low-cost company Wizz Air and also has flights by more than ten other airlines.
  • Timișoara Airport: Serving the city of Timișoara near the borders with Hungary and Serbia, this airport handled 1.5 million travelers in 2018. It has flights by ten different airlines (although some are only active seasonally) and offers flights to and from France, Spain, Germany, and many other European countries.
  • Iasi Airport: Largest in the northeastern part of the country, Iasi Airport is on the border with Moldova and near Ukraine. The airport has flights by eight different airlines, serving domestic routes, as well as flights to foreign destinations in Europe, the Middle East, and North Africa.
  • By land: It’s possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Romania, although you should ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it. Depending on your citizenship, you may or may not need a visa to enter Romania or any of its neighboring countries. Some large international airports near Romania are Sofia Airport in Bulgaria, Belgrade Airport in Serbia, and Budapest Airport in Hungary.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Bucharest. Home to much more than just Europe’s largest parliament building, Bucharest is a very fun city to explore. The capital’s somewhat hectic atmosphere might not immediately be your cup of tea, but give it a chance and you’ll discover that the real Bucharest lives in interesting museums, large green areas, and fascinating cultural heritage.
  • Brasov. Located in the Eastern Transylvanian mountains, Brasov is one of the best places in Romania for sightseeing. Parts of the city seem to be stuck in time and have a slow-paced, medieval atmosphere — this applies to not just the well-preserved Old Town, but also areas like Șcheii. 
  • Black Sea Coast. Some 245 km (150 miles) long, Romania’s coastline is the most popular holiday destination in the country. A part of the historical Dobrogea region, its beach life is centered around resorts like Mamaia and Vama Veche, but the area is also known for its Ancient Greek and Roman heritage and as the location of the Danube Delta.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Romania is the Dacia Logan, but the Skodia Fabia and the Opel Astra are also in high demand among travelers.

Driver license requirements

  • Romania recognizes foreign driver’s licenses from around the world if they are valid and if you’re visiting on a trip that’s shorter than three months. If you have been in Romania for longer than that period or reside there permanently, you need to acquire a local driver’s license instead.
  • If your driver’s license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), 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 need to also carry your original driver’s license as you might be asked to show 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 providers 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 provider and car category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

Romania shares a border with Hungary, Ukraine, Moldova, Bulgaria, and Serbia. While a member of European Union (EU), Romania is not a Schengen Area member state. Of Romania’s neighbors, only Hungary is a Schengen Area member.

Bulgaria, Serbia, Moldova, and Ukraine each have their own visa policy and you may or may not need a visa to visit them, depending on your citizenship. If you plan to enter one of these countries from Romania during your rental period, we strongly advise you to get in touch with your Ministry of Foreign Affairs in advance to find out about any potential visa requirements.

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 most popular rental car in Romania is an economy, but compact and fullsize are also often picked. 

Top driving routes

  • Sibiu. Another Transylvanian gem, Sibiu is one of the most interesting cities in the country. Known across Romania for the notable German component in its heritage and in Europe as its Capital of Culture back in 2007, it has a beautiful historical center (divided into the Upper and Lower Town), many churches, and the ASTRA Museum of Traditional Folk Civilization.
  • Moldavia. A large region not to be confused with the Republic of Moldova, the sovereign country that it borders, Moldavia is an interesting, if underrated, place to explore. With just a few large cities, but many well-preserved, historic towns and plenty of farmland and wineries, it has a more relaxed, historic feel to it. 
  • Retezat National Park. Located in the Western part of the country, Retezat is one of the most scenic places in this part of Europe. Characterized by its snow-capped peaks, primeval forests, and glacial lakes, it is home to a variety of flora and fauna. The Retezat is relatively remote — the nearest big city, Sibiu, is more than two hours away — but the long trip is worth it. 

Car Rental Prices

  • Station wagons - from $44 per day
  • Large cars - from $63 per day
  • Medium cars - from $42 per day
  • Vans - from $161 per day
  • Premium cars - from $130 per day
  • Small cars - from $29 per day
  • SUVs - from $81 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 Romania:

  • Compare rates
  • 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 Romania is the cheapest in March - prices start from € 21.80 for an economy vehicle per day which is 39% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 14 Most Popular Cities in Romania

  1. Car Rental in Bucharest from $11.59 per day
  2. Car Rental in Cluj-Napoca from $12.46 per day
  3. Car Rental in Sibiu from $12.92 per day
  4. Car Rental in Timisoara from $13.89 per day
  5. Car Rental in Bacau from $18.11 per day
  6. Car Rental in Iasi from $13.53 per day
  7. Car Rental in Craiova from $18.15 per day
  8. Car Rental in Constanta from $20.70 per day
  9. Car Rental in Brasov from $25.31 per day
  10. Car Rental in Oradea from $60.79 per day
  11. Car Rental Ploiesti from $21.36 per day
  12. Car Rental in Otopeni from $15.37 per day

Top 11 Most Popular Locations in Romania

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

The cost of renting a car in Romania 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 Romania
$53.17
January
$36.62
February
$24.74
March
$33.59
April
$27.74
May
$27.55
June
$61.11
July
$53.42
August
$40.08
September
$40.24
October
$52.74
November
$52.74
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Romania is March — prices start from $24.74 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 41% cheaper than the yearly average and 60% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $61.11 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 Romania?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 9 days. The shortest are in August — an average of 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Romania
9
January
7
February
7
March
8
April
8
May
8
June
8
July
6
August
6
September
8
October
6
November
6
December

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

Discover Cars users search for cars in a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Romania. The most popular month is October, while the least popular is November.
Popularity of Car Rental in Romania by Monthly Searches
20%
January
17%
February
19%
March
22%
April
31%
May
27%
June
35%
July
31%
August
16%
September
952%
October
15%
November
15%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
AddCar Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
Autounion Toyota Aygo 4 1 Small cars
Autounion Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
NUCarrentals Dacia Logan 4 2 Small cars
Autounion Citroen C1 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Autounion Renault Captur 5 2 SUVs
AddCar Opel Corsa 5 2 Small cars
AddCar Toyota Aygo 4 2 Small cars
Autounion Renault Megane Grandtour 5 2 Large 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.

United Kingdom
BMW X5
January 3, 2022
Overall great service. Can’t fault them, they was always available to take a call (we called a few times with queries/changes)
Singapore
Opel Astra
December 17, 2021
Driving around Romania has been one of my best life experiences, highly recommended. But you need to be really careful on highways because it may just be single lane. Sky can get very dark in winter. Make sure you have snow tyres on.
Israel
Opel Astra
September 15, 2021
Even the cheapest car model equipped with a reverse sensor will give the driver more confidence and reduce the chances of an accident
United Kingdom
Dacia Logan
July 29, 2021
I would advise to give all the options so customers are able to pay in Pounds rather than Euro/RON
Israel
Opel Astra STW
July 4, 2021
Thank you Pay Less! They were very good.
Germany
Skoda Octavia
November 12, 2020
I have visited the city twice within a short time. I felt comfortable. I was there for settling a legal affair and for a convention. Very good hotel with big, friendly rooms and excellent service and restaurant (Sunny Hill Hotel). It is about 6 or 7 kilometers away from the citiy-centre. good parking-facilietes
Romania
Skoda Rapid
July 15, 2020
It was ok. The deposit is very high.
United Kingdom
Opel Corsa
January 30, 2020
Close to the airport, pick up and drop of service from the staff very efficient, recommend a call before the pick up staff arrive at the airport will be ideal and save time for the staff too as it is not far from the airport. Rest is very clear and recommend the service to anyone.
Israel
Opel Astra Aut.
June 11, 2019
New car in comparison with other places. Beware Cyprus.

Top 22 Suppliers in Romania in 2022

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.4
+40749169401
Traian Vuia Street. No.149
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
722397855
CALEA BUCURESTILOR 224E,
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.8
720070590
CLUJ INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, 149-151 TRAIAN VUIA STREET
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
+40720070590
Cluj International Airport, 149-151 Traian Vuia Street
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.6
+4040740198577
CLUJ NAPOCA AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:00
Tue:09:00-20:00
Wed:09:00-20:00
Thu:09:00-20:00
Fri:09:00-20:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.6
+4040740198577
CLUJ NAPOCA AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:00
Tue:09:00-20:00
Wed:09:00-20:00
Thu:09:00-20:00
Fri:09:00-20:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
Target Rent
Target Rent
Excellent 8.6
+40724841989
Parking OK, Strada Traian Vuia 259, Cluj-Napoca
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
AddCar
AddCar
Excellent 8.5
+40736733514
Avram Iancu International Airport Cluj Strada Traian Vuia nr.168 Cluj Napoca 400000
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+40264274113
Cluj Napoca Airport Meet&Greet
Working hours
Mon:08:30-19:30
Tue:08:30-19:30
Wed:08:30-19:30
Thu:08:30-19:30
Fri:08:30-19:30
Sat:08:30-19:30
Sun:08:30-19:30
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+40722522128
Cluj Napoca Airport Meet&Greetmeet & Greet, Tel:+40722522128
Working hours
Mon:08:30-19:30
Tue:08:30-19:30
Wed:08:30-19:30
Thu:08:30-19:30
Fri:08:30-19:30
Sat:08:30-19:30
Sun:08:30-19:30
Autounion
Autounion
Excellent 8.5
+40723235557
Strada Traian Vuia nr. 149, Cluj-Napoca 400397
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
720070590
149-151 Traian Vuia Street
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
MEX RENT A CAR
MEX RENT A CAR
Excellent 8.5
+40745179555
Aeroportul Internacional Avram Iancu Cluj, Cluj-Napoca 400397
Working hours
Mon:09:00-20:00
Tue:09:00-20:00
Wed:09:00-20:00
Thu:09:00-20:00
Fri:09:00-20:00
Sat:09:00-20:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Excellent 8.2
+40753324324
Calea Bucureștilor 291B, Otopeni 075100
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-21:00
Sun:09:00-21:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+40745647763 / +40747414414
str Traian Vuia nr 149-151, Cluj-Napoca
Working hours
Mon:09:30-20:00
Tue:09:30-20:00
Wed:09:30-20:00
Thu:09:30-20:00
Fri:09:30-20:00
Sat:09:30-20:00
Sun:09:30-20:00
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.7
+40748585486
Strada Traian Vuia Nr.168
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Very good 7.6
+40747134902 / +40724841989
Strada Traian Vuia 149-151, Cluj-Napoca 400397
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+40749151028
In terminal
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.3
+34965233425 / +40745179555
On-Airport. Arrivals hall
Working hours
Mon:09:00-21:00
Tue:09:00-21:00
Wed:09:00-21:00
Thu:09:00-21:00
Fri:09:00-21:00
Sat:09:00-18:00
Sun:09:00-18:00
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
+40741641029
Traian Vuia 259,Aeroport, cluj napoca, Cluj-Napoca
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-23:59
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7
40316302066
Strada Traian Vuia 149-151 Cluj-Napoca
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Good 6.5
+40319980 / +40768109433
Șoseaua Alba Iulia 120 Sibiu 550052
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:00
Tue:08:00-22:00
Wed:08:00-22:00
Thu:08:00-22:00
Fri:08:00-22:00
Sat:08:00-22:00
Sun:08:00-22:00
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