Car Rental in Romania

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Sibiu Airport
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Klass Wagen
$0.64 / per day
Sibiu Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Pricecarz
$0.64 / per day
Cluj-Napoca Airport
Economy
Volkswagen Polo or similar
Volkswagen Polo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
ExpediCar
$2.78 / per day
Downtown
Economy Elite
Citroen C3 or similar
Citroen C3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
$4.25 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Sibiu Airport
Compact
Renault Megane or similar
Renault Megane
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
WheeGo
$4.92 / per day
Cluj-Napoca Airport
Standard
Skoda Octavia or similar
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
$6.67 / per day
Timisoara Airport
Intermediate
Renault Megane or similar
Renault Megane
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
$7.16 / per day
Cluj-Napoca Airport
Luxury SUV
Mercedes Benz GLA or similar
Mercedes Benz GLA
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Carwiz
$48.23 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 03:24 on 2024-06-14. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
Romanian, Hungarian, German
Currency
RON
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+40
Average car rental price
$9 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
9.5 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.64 per liter or $6.21 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.41 per liter or $5.32 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$1.83 per liter or $6.91 / 1 gallon

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

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 $120.09 per day
  • From Romania to Greece - 32 offers from $69.36 per day
  • From Romania to Bulgaria - 42 offers from $59.65 per day
  • From Romania to Switzerland - 26 offers from $109.68 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 12.5 million travelers in 2022 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 2.26 million travelers in 2022. 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. It handled 1.5 million travelers in 2022.
  • By car: 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.
  • By train: International train travel from various European cities to major Romanian towns. In Hungary, Budapest Keleti Railway Station in Budapest provides direct trains to Bucharest, Cluj-Napoca, and Timisoara. Sofia Central Railway Station in Bulgaria has connections to Bucharest. Serbia's Belgrade Central Railway Station offers train services to Bucharest and other destinations in Romania. Chișinău Railway Station in Moldova also provides train connections to several Romanian cities, including Iași and Bucharest. You can enjoy comfortable seats and a scenic journey.
  • By bus: Several bus companies, like Eurolines and FlixBus, provide service to Romania with routes starting from European cities such as Budapest, Hungary; Vienna, Austria; Chisinau, Moldova; Prague, Czechia; Sofia, Bulgaria; and Belgrade, Serbia to several Romanian destinations such as Cluj-Napoca, Oradea, and Timisoara.

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.
  • Transylvanian Alps. You can enjoy hiking, biking, skiing, and wildlife spotting in Retezat National Park which has pristine forests, lakes, and rare plants. With picturesque valleys, majestic peaks, and rich flora and fauna, the Transylvanian Alps are a must-visit for nature lovers and adventurers.
  • Cluj-Napoca. You can explore historical landmarks, savor local cuisine, and immerse yourself in lively cultural events, theaters, galleries, and festivals. Cluj-Napoca is also home to prestigious universities like the Technical University of Cluj-Napoca and the University of Medicine and Pharmacy, creating a youthful and energetic atmosphere. 
  • Armenian Quarter. Once the heart of Bucharest's Armenian community, the quarter is a great place to appreciate well-preserved Armenian houses, churches, and cultural institutions while strolling through its narrow streets. The Armenian Church, built in the 17th century, showcases the community's heritage. Today, the Quarter is a vibrant district with charming cafes, restaurants, and art galleries. Exploring this area offers a glimpse into Bucharest's multicultural past and thriving contemporary art scene. 
  • Libearty Bear Sanctuary. Located in Zarnesti, Brasov County, the Libearty Bear Sanctuary was founded by Cristina Lapis, a Romanian woman driven by a commitment to rescue bears from cruelty. Over 100 bears, previously held in restaurant cages, circuses, and pseudo-zoos around the world, have found refuge here. The sanctuary also cares for other animals on a 160-acre donated woodland, including wolves. Visitors can meet Cristina herself, hear stories of rescued bears, and witness their rehabilitation. The sanctuary provides a semblance of natural bear life with large enclosures, trees to climb, and pools to play in. Support can be extended through visits, adoptions, or volunteering opportunities.

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's 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 for insurance reasons. The amount of the surcharge can differ, but it is usually higher for drivers under 25.
  • 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 Help Center

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.
  • Painted Monasteries of Bucovina. These monasteries are adorned with vibrant frescoes, showcasing religious artistry and history. Driving through the picturesque countryside of Bucovina allows visitors to explore these unique architectural gems while immersing themselves in the region's rich cultural heritage. 
  • Danube Delta. The Danube Delta driving route is a captivating journey that unveils the natural wonders of this UNESCO World Heritage Site. You can drive along winding roads to witness the delta's breathtaking landscapes, wetlands, and abundant wildlife. The route allows for exploring charming fishing villages, birdwatching opportunities, and boat trips along the winding waterways. 

Car Rental Prices

  • Station wagons - from $4 per day
  • Large cars - from $2 per day
  • Medium cars - from $2 per day
  • Vans - from $11 per day
  • Premium cars - from $39 per day
  • Small cars - from $1 per day
  • SUVs - from $1 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.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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This article was reviewed and updated by Teresa, the traveler behind Brogan Abroad, an award-winning responsible travel blog that focuses on responsible travel through cultural experiences, adventure, and local flavors – always with sustainability in mind. Teresa has lived in the UK, Spain and Mexico.

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

The cost of renting a car in Romania 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 Romania
$8.93
January
$10.02
February
$11.18
March
$11.81
April
$15.12
May
$24.63
June
$35.65
July
$35.37
August
$18.76
September
$15.25
October
$12.30
November
$20.34
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Romania is January — when rental costs average $8.93 per day. This is 51% cheaper than the yearly average and 75% cheaper than renting a car in July (when prices average $35.65 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 Romania?

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 9 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in November — an average of 5 days.
Average number of rental days in Romania
7
January
6
February
6
March
7
April
7
May
8
June
9
July
9
August
8
September
6
October
5
November
8
December

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

Based on how many customers search for a car in Romania, the most popular month is August, while the least popular is January.
Monthly searches in Romania by pick-up date relative to the average
56%
January
58%
February
64%
March
84%
April
137%
May
94%
June
140%
July
166%
August
128%
September
115%
October
68%
November
88%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 37
Airport locations 16
Popular suppliers Klass Wagen, Pricecarz, AddCar, Payless, WheeGo
Popular car categories Small cars, SUVs, Medium cars, Large cars
Lowest price $1 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
Pricecarz Dacia Sandero Stepway 5 2 SUVs
Klass Wagen Dacia Duster 5 2 SUVs
Pricecarz Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 SUVs
Klass Wagen Volkswagen T-Roc 5 2 SUVs
Klass Wagen Volkswagen T-Cross 5 2 SUVs
AddCar Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
Klass Wagen Dacia Logan 5 1 Small cars
Klass Wagen Skoda Rapid 4 1 Medium cars
Klass Wagen Volkswagen Golf 5 1 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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Greece
Toyota RAV4
December 7, 2023
4WD car was the best choice , the automatic gearbox allowed ease of driving
United Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Cross
November 25, 2023
Everything fantastic ,good car condition.
Hungary
Volkswagen Polo
November 21, 2023
Beautiful Transylvannia in Romania
United States of America (USA)
Ford Focus
October 16, 2023
Difficulty navigating and finding places without the gps.
Israel
Peugeot 208
August 3, 2023
my journey was a mixture of visiting the festival in Sibiu, and visiting the cities of Transylvania, mountains, air, pleasant and hospitable people! Romania in my heart
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New Zealand
Dacia Logan
July 25, 2023
Great trip around Transylvania.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus STW
July 23, 2023
This was four friends on a fifteen road trip around Romania using a Ford focus station wagon rented from Klasswagen, visiting Bucharest, the Danube delta and round trip of the Carpathian mountains. Taking in city's such as Sibiu, Brasov, Baia Maria, Piatra Neamt. We took trips on the Danube delta, Mocanita steam train and visited the bear sanctuary in Rasnov and of course Bran castle.
South Korea
Citroen C3
July 4, 2023
I respect how most Romanian drivers keep traffic laws: pedestrians protected, turn-about system worked out perfect, etc. We loved Danube Delta and Braşov very much.
United States of America (USA)
Dacia Sandero Stepway
June 19, 2023
Brasov, Romania, was very busy and clean city. Good infrastructure about transportation in and about going places. Good clean busses, some electric, almost every 10 min. Taxi service, bolt, cheap fares. Good food, lots of restaurants to choose from. Prices are a little high for locals, but for a tourist is all good. Too many cars, not enough parking spaces. Best to use cabs or busses. Friendly people, especially young ones, a lot of people speak English, French, German.
United Kingdom
Citroen C3
June 7, 2023
We visited Cascada Putnei in Focsani Vrancea. Very nice place,clean and breath taking views. I recommend this place to visit.
Romania
Opel Astra
April 15, 2023
During the few days of car rental I drove over 600 km and visited 2 cities very dear to me: Cluj-Napoca and Sibiu. It was a successful vacation.
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United Kingdom
Fiat 500
March 22, 2023
Good food, cheap prices, great sights
Romania
Fiat 500
October 27, 2022
Visit Romania, it is beautiful
Slovenia
Opel Corsa
September 6, 2022
The places were amazing and could only be reached by car, so I would definitely recommend renting it.
Belgium
Skoda Rapid
August 31, 2022
Easy to access
Netherlands
Ford Fiesta
July 6, 2022
speedy delivery, flexibility (plane was delayed, luggage lost, but still there was someone available 2h after the time I Indicated, it was no issue), professional agents. Will definitely consider again, provided they'd lower a bit the prices.
Romania
Renault Megane
June 20, 2022
Try visit the Apuseni natural reserve, the seaside and the central part of Romania. Transfăgărășan and Transalpina are a must!
Canada
Skoda Fabia
June 19, 2022
A COMPANY TO TRUST WITH HIGH QUALITY MOTORS. NO SURPRISE WITH TH ECAR, EVEN IF DRIVEN ON HIGHWAY OR NOT SO GOOD ROADS.
United Arab Emirates
Fiat 500
April 16, 2022
It was a business trip. No time for exploring.
Israel
Skoda Karoq
February 5, 2022
Maximum caution on mountain roads in winter, especially at night.
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
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.
Israel
Opel Astra Aut.
June 11, 2019
New car in comparison with other places. Beware Cyprus.
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Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
9 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
NUCarrentals
5.1 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
63
Total rental companies
40
Average daily price
$9.41
Lowest daily price
$0.64
Total cars available
3550

Top 40 Suppliers in Romania in 2024

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9 / 139 reviews
11 locations
$30 - $126
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.7 / 131 reviews
9 locations
$21 - $272
EZ Rent A Car
EZ Rent A Car
Very good 8.3 / 8 reviews
4 locations
$30 - $138
Klass Wagen
Klass Wagen
Very good 8.2 / 715 reviews
6 locations
$1 - $46
Trio Rent a Car
Trio Rent a Car
Very good 8.1 / 26 reviews
1 location
$20 - $119
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8 / 15 reviews
3 locations
$31 - $42
Budget
Budget
Very good 8 / 7 reviews
6 locations
$30 - $91
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.9 / 22 reviews
11 locations
$34 - $240
WheeGo
WheeGo
Good 7.8 / 141 reviews
12 locations
$5 - $154
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8 / 17 reviews
7 locations
$37 - $77
OTOQ
OTOQ
Good 7.8 / 1 review
1 location
$35 - $140
Alma Car Hire
Alma Car Hire
Good 7.8
1 location
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.7 / 6 reviews
14 locations
$47 - $202
National
National
Good 7.7
10 locations
EXER
EXER
Good 7.6 / 6 reviews
1 location
$16 - $35
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6
7 locations
$38 - $96
ExpediCar
ExpediCar
Good 7.5 / 5 reviews
6 locations
$3 - $114
ACARENT
ACARENT
Good 7.5 / 1 review
4 locations
$62 - $683
Autounion
Autounion
Good 7.4 / 251 reviews
30 locations
$6 - $232
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.4 / 9 reviews
12 locations
$52 - $184
NextCar
NextCar
Good 7.3
1 location
Priceless
Priceless
Good 7.3
1 location
$152 - $201
Payless
Payless
Good 7.2 / 301 reviews
7 locations
$4 - $189
AXA Rent a Car
AXA Rent a Car
Good 7.2 / 63 reviews
5 locations
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Good 7.2 / 27 reviews
7 locations
$9 - $128
Finalrentals
Finalrentals
Satisfactory 6.9 / 7 reviews
1 location
Pricecarz
Pricecarz
Satisfactory 6.8 / 581 reviews
8 locations
$1 - $426
Flexways
Flexways
Satisfactory 6.8 / 14 reviews
3 locations
$21 - $126
AddCar
AddCar
Satisfactory 6.6 / 305 reviews
8 locations
$3 - $273
Caroutis
Caroutis
Satisfactory 6.4 / 93 reviews
3 locations
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Satisfactory 6.4 / 10 reviews
1 location
$16 - $296
Goldcar
Goldcar
Satisfactory 6.4 / 9 reviews
4 locations
$31 - $139
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Satisfactory 6.3 / 6 reviews
1 location
Carwiz
Carwiz
Satisfactory 6.2 / 25 reviews
3 locations
$17 - $251
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Satisfactory 6 / 57 reviews
7 locations
Surprice
Surprice
Poor 5.9 / 87 reviews
4 locations
$6 - $75
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Poor 5.3 / 57 reviews
2 locations
$71 - $246
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Poor 5.3 / 28 reviews
1 location
$37 - $42
RightCars
RightCars
Poor 5.2 / 22 reviews
1 location
$13 - $77
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Poor 5.1 / 61 reviews
6 locations
$21 - $362
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