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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Sibiu Airport
Mini Elite
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Klass Wagen
£ 0.53 / per day
Sibiu Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or comparable
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Pricecarz
£ 0.56 / per day
City Centre
Economy
Suzuki Swift or comparable
Suzuki Swift
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
£ 1.07 / per day
Bucharest Airport
Compact
Skoda Rapid or comparable
Skoda Rapid
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Finalrentals
£ 1.71 / per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

Bucharest Airport
Standard
Opel Insignia Wagon or comparable
Opel Insignia Wagon
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Payless
£ 2.94 / per day
Sibiu Airport
Intermediate
Skoda Octavia or comparable
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
WheeGo
£ 3.26 / per day
Bucharest Airport
Luxury SUV
Mercedes Benz GLA or comparable
Mercedes Benz GLA
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Carwiz
£ 13.24 / per day
Bucharest Airport
Economy Elite
Renault Clio or comparable
Renault Clio
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
RightCars
£ 15.69 / per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 05:44 on 2024-04-21.

Travel Information

Languages
Romanian, Hungarian, German
Currency
RON
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+40
Average car hire price
£ 5 per day
Average car hire length
7 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
90 - 130 km/h or 56 - 81 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.00%
Score
9.5 / 10
Average gasoline price
£ 1.32 per litre or £ 4.99 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.13 per litre or £ 4.28 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.47 per litre or £ 5.55 / 1 gallon

Why hire a car in Romania?

An unknown quantity to many foreign visitors and a favourite destination for others, Romania is arguably one of Europe’s most interesting lands. More than just Transylvania, the country is home to culturally distinct regions, majestic mountains, a Black Sea coastline, and a notorious hospitality.

Romania

One-way Car Hire in Romania

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

  • From Romania to Spain - 32 offers from £ 96.33 per day
  • From Romania to Switzerland - 26 offers from £ 87.98 per day
  • From Romania to Greece - 32 offers from £ 55.63 per day
  • From Romania to Bulgaria - 42 offers from £ 47.85 per day

Top ways to enter Romania

  • Bucharest Airport. By far the largest in the country, the capital city’s airport handles close to 15 million travellers annually. The airport has flights to virtually all the largest cities in Europe and even some destinations beyond.
  • Cluj Airport. Serving the famous cultural city of Cluj-Napoca, this airport offers access to northwestern and central Romania. The airport is especially busy during the summer months when it hosts flights by more than ten different airlines.
  • Timișoara Airport. Serving the city of the same name, Timișoara Airport is located near the border with Hungary and Serbia and offers access to the country’s west.
  • Iasi Airport. Serving the largest city in the historical region of Moldavia and located near the Republic of Moldova, Iasi Airport serves as a gateway to Romania’s northeast. The airport is a large hub for the local low-cost company Blue Air.
  • Constanta Airport. Although quite small, Constanta Airport offers the most direct access to the country’s coast. As of 2022, there are direct flights to and from Rome, London, and Istanbul, as well as some domestic destinations in the country’s north.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Bucharest. By far the largest in the country (and among the ten largest in the European Union), Bucharest sometimes leaves the first impression of being hectic - but can actually be wonderful to explore if you catch beneath the surface. The city’s Parliament Palace is quite literally the first thing that catches the eye - it is one of the largest buildings on the planet - but there’s plenty of architectural heritage, thriving culture, and public greenery beyond it.
  • Brasov. It might not be home to “Dracula’s Castle” (that’s in Bran, some 25 km (16 miles) to the south) nor the birthplace of his prototype, Vlad the Impaler (that’s Sighișoara), but Brasov might just be the place that best embodies the murky, enigmatic mood of Transylvania. Notable landmarks include the Gothic Black Church, Museum of Ethnography, and the panoramic view from Tâmpa Mountain, but for many visitors, the favourite thing to do is to simply stroll around the city’s historical centre and soak up the atmosphere.
  • Sibiu. Another Transylvanian city some 140 km (100 miles) to the west of Brasov, Sibiu is one of the most sophisticated in the country and has even represented Romania as the European Capital of Culture. Without a doubt, the most photographed landmarks in the city are the Houses With Eyes, though, in fairness, much of Sibiu’s historical centre, divided into the Upper Town and Lower Town, is going to grab your attention.

Most popular hire car

The most hired car in Romania is the Toyota Corolla, followed by the Toyota Aygo and the Dacia Logan. The most hired car types are mini, intermediate, and economy.

Driving licence 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 the European Union (EU), Romania is not a Schengen Area member state. Of Romania’s neighbours, only Hungary is a member of the Schengen Area.

Bulgaria, Serbia, and Moldova 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 suppliers 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 car hire period, make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking a car. Learn more about cross-border trips in our Help Center.

Top driving routes

  • Moldavia and Bukovina. Two regions with strong historical ties to the neighbouring Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, this off-the-beaten-path region takes some planning to get to but can be one of the most rewarding parts of Romania to explore. Authentic and culturally distinct, it is as known for its stunning nature and bucolic countryside as it is for the poetic streak of its artists and the hospitality of its inhabitants. Make time to visit the Painted Monasteries, several of which have been nominated for world heritage status.
  • Banat. Located in the opposite corner of the country, Banat is another underrated part of Romania. With its strong German heritage and thick woodlands, it might be mistaken for the Black Forest where the fairy tales of Brothers Grimm take place, but Banat is very much its own thing. Make sure to check out the region’s Baroque architecture, spa towns, and the Iron Gates gorge on the border between Romania and Serbia.

Car Hire Prices

  • Station wagons - starting at £ 1 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 1 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 1 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 5 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 18 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 1 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 1 per day

How can I save money on my hire car?

There are several good methods to find a cheaper car for hire:

  • Compare rates of different car hire suppliers
  • Book your vehicle well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit in the month when the car hire prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Romania is the cheapest in March when hiring a car is about 40% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 60% cheaper than hiring a car in July.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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In which month is car hire in Romania the most affordable?

Our data shows how prices for hiring a car in Romania fluctuate depending on the season. This graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Romania
£ 7.15
January
£ 8.03
February
£ 8.95
March
£ 10.53
April
£ 15.77
May
£ 19.73
June
£ 28.55
July
£ 28.33
August
£ 15.02
September
£ 12.22
October
£ 9.86
November
£ 16.29
December
The best month to hire a car in Romania is January — when the average price for a hire is £ 7.15 per day. This is 52% less than the yearly average and 75% less than hiring a car in July (when the average price is £ 28.55 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, in Romania?

Car hire lengths can vary according to the time of year. Longer periods of car hire are more common in July with an average of 9 days. Shorter periods of car hire are more common in November with an average of 5 days.
Average number of hire days in Romania
7
January
6
February
6
March
7
April
8
May
8
June
9
July
9
August
8
September
6
October
5
November
8
December

Which month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Romania?

Given the number of customers searching for a car in Romania, the month in which the highest number of people search for a hire car is August, while January is the month that sees the lowest demand for them.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Romania Compared to the Yearly Average
59%
January
61%
February
67%
March
89%
April
84%
May
99%
June
147%
July
175%
August
134%
September
121%
October
71%
November
93%
December

Car Hire Information

Car hire 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 Hire Models

Hire Agency 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 Skoda Rapid 4 1 Medium cars
Klass Wagen Dacia Logan 5 1 Small 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.

United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
11 November 2023
Great time with parents
United Kingdom
Toyota C-HR
27 September 2023
Not the car I booked.. however almost new car..but not as comfy as the car I booked
United Kingdom
Toyota Yaris
23 September 2023
Came to Romania for a wedding and stayed a week to do a road trip. Car we received made our journey very comfortable and enjoyable
customer photo
United Kingdom
Toyota Aygo
3 May 2023
Nice to see family and friends. Was great to be back in Romania
United Kingdom
Dacia Logan
27 February 2023
Winter sports and road trip around Transylvania
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
6 June 2022
Great experience that I would recommend to everyone.
United Kingdom
BMW X5
3 January 2022
Overall great service. Can’t fault them, they was always available to take a call (we called a few times with queries/changes)
United Kingdom
Dacia Logan
29 July 2021
I would advise to give all the options so customers are able to pay in Pounds rather than Euro/RON
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
Alamo
9 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Ace Rent a car
5.1 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
62
Total rental companies
37
Average daily price
£ 4.88
Lowest daily price
£ 0.53
Total cars available
3191

Top 37 Suppliers in Romania in 2024

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9 / 134 reviews
10 locations
£ 19 - £ 273
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.6 / 121 reviews
9 locations
£ 15 - £ 214
Klass Wagen
Klass Wagen
Very good 8.4 / 674 reviews
5 locations
£ 1 - £ 19
EZ Rent A Car
EZ Rent A Car
Very good 8.3 / 8 reviews
4 locations
£ 17 - £ 111
Trio Rent a Car
Trio Rent a Car
Very good 8.1 / 25 reviews
1 location
£ 4 - £ 96
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8 / 15 reviews
3 locations
£ 18 - £ 31
Enterprise
Enterprise
Good 7.9 / 20 reviews
11 locations
£ 20 - £ 319
Hertz
Hertz
Good 7.8 / 17 reviews
7 locations
£ 20 - £ 55
Budget
Budget
Good 7.8 / 5 reviews
6 locations
£ 18 - £ 181
WheeGo
WheeGo
Good 7.7 / 139 reviews
12 locations
£ 3 - £ 415
Alma Car Hire
Alma Car Hire
Good 7.7
1 location
National
National
Good 7.7
6 locations
OTOQ
OTOQ
Good 7.7
1 location
£ 15 - £ 58
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.6 / 6 reviews
14 locations
£ 21 - £ 162
EXER
EXER
Good 7.6 / 6 reviews
1 location
£ 18 - £ 35
Avis
Avis
Good 7.6
7 locations
£ 21 - £ 181
ACARENT
ACARENT
Good 7.5 / 1 review
4 locations
£ 50 - £ 552
Autounion
Autounion
Good 7.4 / 246 reviews
30 locations
£ 7 - £ 151
Keddy
Keddy
Good 7.4 / 9 reviews
12 locations
£ 25 - £ 147
Finalrentals
Finalrentals
Good 7.4
1 location
£ 1 - £ 2
Payless
Payless
Good 7.2 / 283 reviews
5 locations
£ 1 - £ 64
AXA Rent a Car
AXA Rent a Car
Good 7.2 / 63 reviews
5 locations
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Good 7.2 / 26 reviews
7 locations
£ 7 - £ 96
Flexways
Flexways
Good 7.2 / 9 reviews
3 locations
£ 5 - £ 106
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Good 7.1 / 8 reviews
1 location
£ 26 - £ 204
Pricecarz
Pricecarz
Satisfactory 6.9 / 538 reviews
8 locations
£ 1 - £ 302
AddCar
AddCar
Satisfactory 6.8 / 280 reviews
8 locations
£ 1 - £ 219
Caroutis
Caroutis
Satisfactory 6.4 / 93 reviews
3 locations
Goldcar
Goldcar
Satisfactory 6.4 / 9 reviews
2 locations
Carwiz
Carwiz
Satisfactory 6.3 / 25 reviews
3 locations
£ 9 - £ 232
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Satisfactory 6.2 / 6 reviews
1 location
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Satisfactory 6 / 57 reviews
7 locations
Surprice
Surprice
Poor 5.8 / 85 reviews
4 locations
£ 8 - £ 13
Optimo Rent
Optimo Rent
Poor 5.3 / 28 reviews
1 location
£ 17 - £ 20
RightCars
RightCars
Poor 5.2 / 22 reviews
1 location
£ 16 - £ 98
NUCarrentals
NUCarrentals
Poor 5.1 / 61 reviews
6 locations
£ 10 - £ 199
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Poor 5.1 / 55 reviews
2 locations
£ 8 - £ 203
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