Car Hire in Romania

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

City Centre
Mini
VW Up or comparable
VW Up
  • 5
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
£ 19.98 per day
Bucharest Airport
Compact
Dacia Logan or comparable
Dacia Logan
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Surprice
£ 20.17 per day
Bucharest Airport
Economy
Opel Corsa or comparable
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
£ 21.16 per day
Bucharest Airport
Mini
Toyota Aygo or comparable
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
£ 21.73 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

City Centre
Mini
Toyota Aygo or comparable
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Payless
£ 22.04 / per day
Cluj-Napoca Airport
Mini
Toyota Aygo or comparable
Toyota Aygo
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
£ 25.42 / per day
Cluj-Napoca Airport
Mini
Citroen C1 or comparable
Citroen C1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Autounion
£ 25.93 / per day
Cluj-Napoca Airport
Economy
Dacia Logan or comparable
Dacia Logan
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
AddCar
£ 26.28 / 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 05:43 on 2022-09-30.

Travel Information

Language
Romanian
Currency
RON
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Dialing code
40
Budget car hire price
£ 46.56 / per day
Average car hire length
2 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of city centre
90 km/h
56 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.00%
Average gasoline price
£ 1.43 / 1 liter
Highest gasoline price
£ 1.60 / 1 liter
Lowest gasoline price
£ 1.31 / 1 liter

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 £ 98.64 per day
  • From Romania to Greece - 32 offers from £ 56.97 per day
  • From Romania to Bulgaria - 42 offers from £ 48.99 per day
  • From Romania to Switzerland - 26 offers from £ 90.09 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 FAQ section.

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 £ 58 per day
  • Large cars - starting at £ 69 per day
  • Medium cars - starting at £ 51 per day
  • People Carriers - starting at £ 148 per day
  • Premium cars - starting at £ 101 per day
  • Small cars - starting at £ 41 per day
  • SUVs - starting at £ 99 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. Learn more about our editorial policy.

Top 9 Most Popular Cities in Romania

  1. Car Hire in Bucharest starting at £ 20.03 per day
  2. Car Hire in Cluj-Napoca starting at £ 24.98 per day
  3. Car Hire in Suceava starting at £ 51.60 per day
  4. Car Hire in Craiova starting at £ 32.18 per day
  5. Car Hire in Ploiesti starting at £ 38.22 per day
  6. Car Hire in Otopeni starting at £ 23.71 per day

Top 6 Most Popular Destinations in Romania

  1. Car Hire at Bucharest Airport Otopeni starting at £ 19.98 per day
  2. Car Hire at Cluj-Napoca Airport starting at £ 24.98 per day
  3. Car Hire at Suceava Airport starting at £ 40.13 per day
  4. Car Hire at Bucharest Sheraton Hotel starting at £ 20.03 per day
  5. Car Hire at Oradea Airport starting at £ 55.52 per day
  6. Car Hire in Ploiesti with Hotel Delivery starting at £ 47.47 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

During which month is it most affordable to hire a car in Romania?

Our data show how prices for hiring a car in Romania fluctuate depending on the time of the year. This graph can assist you in finding the best bargain.
Average Price for Hiring a Car in Romania
£ 41.61
January
£ 28.66
February
£ 19.36
March
£ 26.29
April
£ 21.71
May
£ 21.56
June
£ 47.82
July
£ 41.80
August
£ 31.37
September
£ 31.49
October
£ 41.27
November
£ 41.27
December
The cheapest month to hire a car in Romania is March with prices starting at £ 19.36 for an Economy class cars. The most expensive month in which to hire a car is July with prices for for a Compact class) starting at £ 47.82. The average cost over the course of the entire year is £ 33. You can use this to plan your trip at the time of year when it would be most economical to hire a car. Note that these prices are only averages. The amount of time you hire a car for and the time at which you book will influence the prices.

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

Hirers picking up a car in Romania keep them for an average of 9 days during in January, while those picking up their cars in August keep them for an average of 6.
Average Hire 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 month is the most favoured for hiring a car in Romania?

Though Romania is popular for travellers all year long, the month for which the highest number of people search for a hire car is in October. in November is the month that sees the lowest demand for hire cars.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Romania Compared to the Yearly Average
38%
January
33%
February
36%
March
43%
April
59%
May
51%
June
67%
July
60%
August
31%
September
724%
October
28%
November
29%
December

Most Popular Car Hire Models

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Klass Wagen VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Klass Wagen Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Pricecarz Dacia Logan 4 2 Small cars
Klass Wagen Skoda Rapid 4 1 Medium cars
Klass Wagen Dacia Logan 5 1 Small cars
AddCar Citroen C3 5 2 Small cars
Pricecarz Renault Megane 4 2 Large cars
Pricecarz Dacia Duster 5 3 SUVs
Pricecarz Skoda Fabia 5 2 Small cars
Pricecarz Fiat 500 3 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. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

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

Car Hire Statistics

Highest rated company
SIXT
8.96 / 10
Lowest rated company
NUCarrentals
6.6 / 10
Total number of reviews
17
Total rental companies
30
Average daily price
£ 46.56
Lowest daily price
£ 0.62
Total cars available
1484

Top 30 Hire Companies in Romania in 2022

SIXT
SIXT
Remarkable 9 / 65 reviews
+40219400 / +403524477 / +40730040971
Henri Coandă International Airport (OTP), Calea Bucureştilor 224E, Otopeni 075150
Alamo
Alamo
Outstanding 8.9 / 62 reviews
+40720070590
Cluj International Airport, 149 151 Traian Vuia Street
Enterprise
Enterprise
Outstanding 8.6 / 4 reviews
722397855
OTOPENI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, CALEA BUCURESTILOR 224E
National
National
Outstanding 8.5
+40722375392
Sibiu Apt Arrivals Terminal
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
Hertz
Hertz
Outstanding 8.5 / 13 reviews
+40725605169 / +40256386029
Timisoara Airport, Airport street, nr.2, 307200
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Budget
Budget
Outstanding 8.5 / 1 reviews
+40722522128
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
Thrifty
Thrifty
Outstanding 8.4 / 3 reviews
+40725605169
Timisoara Airport, Airport street, nr.2, 307200
Europcar
Europcar
Outstanding 8.4 / 5 reviews
+4040740044964
CALEA BUCURESTI 325, 200621 CRAIOVA ROMANIA
Working hours
Mon:12:00-18:00
Thu:12:00-18:00
Fri:12:00-18:00
EZ Rent A Car
EZ Rent A Car
Outstanding 8.4
+40742397368
Șoseaua Alba Iulia 73, Sibiu
Working hours
Mon:09:00-16:59
Tue:09:00-16:59
Wed:09:00-16:59
Thu:09:00-16:59
Fri:09:00-16:59
Sat:09:00-16:59
Sun:09:00-16:59
Keddy
Keddy
Outstanding 8.4 / 7 reviews
+40213101797
93 Dacia Blvd, Ground Floor, Apt 1,
Working hours
Mon:09:00-17:00
Tue:09:00-17:00
Thu:09:00-17:00
Fri:09:00-17:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Outstanding 8.3
+40755032761
Aeroport Street, nr. 1, Bacau
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-15:00
Target Rent
Target Rent
Outstanding 8.3 / 2 reviews
+40747134902
Air Parking, Calea Bucurestilor 291 B, Otopeni
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
Avis
Avis
Outstanding 8.3
+40722636595
Henri Coanda (Otopeni) Airport
Working hours
Mon:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-01:00; 08:00-23:59
ABBYCAR
ABBYCAR
Outstanding 8.3 / 21 reviews
+40720222777
Calea Bucureştilor 224E, Otopeni 075150
AXA Rent a Car
AXA Rent a Car
Outstanding 8.3 / 10 reviews
+40733783853
Transilvania Din Târgu Mureș, Dn15, Ungheni 547605, Targu Murres
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Sun:09:00-13:00
Klass Wagen
Klass Wagen
Outstanding 8.2 / 126 reviews
+40374779709
20 Aeroportului, Bacau
Working hours
Mon:00:00-23:00
Tue:00:00-23:00
Wed:00:00-23:00
Thu:00:00-23:00
Fri:00:00-23:00
Sat:00:00-23:00
Sun:00:00-23:00
Autounion
Autounion
Outstanding 8.2 / 168 reviews
+40754312802
Iasi International Airport,Iași 700000
Working hours
Mon:00:01-23:59
Tue:00:01-23:59
Wed:00:01-23:59
Thu:00:01-23:59
Fri:00:01-23:59
Sat:00:01-23:59
Sun:00:01-23:59
Carwiz
Carwiz
Outstanding 8.1 / 16 reviews
+40733783853
TGM airport, DN 15, Ungheni, Airport International Transilvania
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:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Pricecarz
Pricecarz
Outstanding 8 / 159 reviews
+40751934934
Strada Aeroportului 2, 307200, Timisoara
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:59
Tue:09:00-18:59
Wed:09:00-18:59
Thu:09:00-18:59
Fri:09:00-18:59
Sat:09:00-12:59
Sun:09:00-12:59
Payless
Payless
Outstanding 8 / 82 reviews
+40732905000
Calea, Strada Traian Vuia 168, 400000, 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
Interrent
Interrent
Great 7.9
+40741141141
TIMISOARA AIRPORT ARRIVAL TERMINAL PARKING AREA
Working hours
Mon:10:00-18:00
Tue:10:00-18:00
Wed:10:00-18:00
Thu:10:00-18:00
Fri:10:00-18:00
Sat:10:00-14:00
Sun:09:00-20:00
AddCar
AddCar
Great 7.9 / 137 reviews
+40736733514
Sibiu International Airport Șoseaua Alba Iulia 73, Sibiu 550052, Romania
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
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Great 7.6 / 36 reviews
+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
Caroutis
Caroutis
Great 7.5 / 64 reviews
+40733783853
Dn 15, Ungheni, Airport International Transilvania
Working hours
Mon:09:00-18:00
Tue:09:00-18:00
Wed:09:00-18:00
Thu:09:00-18:00
Fri:09:00-18:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Sun:09:00-13:00
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Routes Car & Truck Rentals
Great 7.5 / 6 reviews
+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
Surprice
Surprice
Great 7.3 / 67 reviews
+40724859590
Oradea, County Bihor, Calea Aradului 80, Oradea 410223
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
Goldcar
Goldcar
Great 7.1 / 9 reviews
+34965233425 / +40745179555
Clj 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
Magrenta Rent a car
Magrenta Rent a car
Great 7 / 39 reviews
+40751117368
Sos. Bucuresti - Ploiesti 40
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
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Good 6.6 / 45 reviews
+40737340001 / +408778223872
Blvd. Energeticienilor Nr 9E
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
Good 6.6 / 60 reviews
40747134902
TRANSILVANIA AIRPORT
Working hours
Mon:09:00-19:00
Tue:09:00-19:00
Wed:09:00-19:00
Thu:09:00-19:00
Fri:09:00-19:00
Sat:09:00-13:00
Sun:09:00-13:00
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