Car Rental Hungary

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Budapest, Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Suzuki Swift or similar
Suzuki Swift
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 2x
  • No
  • Man.
Megadrive
$15.25 / per day
Budapest Airport Car Rental
Economy
Fiat Punto or similar
Fiat Punto
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Megadrive
$17.59 / per day
Budapest Airport Car Rental
Economy
Suzuki Celerio or similar
Suzuki Celerio
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Schiller Rent
$18.68 / per day
Budapest Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Schiller Rent
$19.74 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Budapest Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Megadrive
$20.20 / per day
Budapest Airport Car Rental
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Schiller Rent
$21.32 / per day
Budapest Airport Car Rental
Compact
Skoda Fabia Combi or similar
Skoda Fabia Combi
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Schiller Rent
$22.03 / per day
Budapest, Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Opel Combo or similar
Opel Combo
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Megadrive
$23.61 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
Hungarian
Currency
HUF
Country code
36
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$43.96 / per day
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%

Why rent a car in Hungary?

From majestic castles to cave baths, from Lake Balaton to Budapest, Hungary is a great country to travel around by car. The distances are small, the locals are hospitable and the cuisine is among the best you’ll find in Europe. Hungary’s equally fascinating neighbors offer plenty of opportunities for fun side trips.

Hungary Car Rental

Top ways to enter Hungary

Budapest Airport: Hungary’s largest airport hosts flights to and from nearly European country and many locations beyond.

Debrecen Airport: Although much smaller than the one in Budapest, this international airport has flights to and from Munich, Moscow, London, Tel Aviv, and many other destinations.

By land: It’s possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Hungary. Some large international airports near Hungary are Vienna Airport in Austria, Belgrade Airport in Serbia, and Ljubljana Airport in Slovenia.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Budapest: Historic in every way and yet full of life, Budapest is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe.
  • Szeged: This beautiful and sunny southern Hungarian city is a great destination to enjoy at a slow pace. The surrounding Great Hungarian Plain region is both traditional and distinct. 
  • Lake Balaton: Called the Hungarian Sea by the locals, Balaton offers everything from resorts and spas to sailing and hiking along its shores.
  • Caves of Aggtelek: This small village in Northern Hungary hides an extensive karst cave system.
  • Bükk Mountains: Although mountains in Hungary are smaller than in most neighboring countries, the area of Bükk is both beautiful and accessible.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Hungary is the Opel Astra, but the Audi A3 and the Skoda Fabia are also in high demand.

Driver licence requirements

  • Hungary accepts all driver licenses issued in the European Union (EU).
  • If your driver license is issued by a non-EU country, for it to be considered valid you’ll need a Hungarian visa. Another requirement is to have been in the EU for no more than six months at the time of the rental. If you’ve been in the EU longer, you’ll need a driver license issued by an EU country.
  • If your driver license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP) or an official translation of your license into English or Hungarian.
  • You must carry your driver license, not its copy, with you at all times.
  • You need to have had your driver license for at least one or two years, depending on the car provider’s requirements.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car provider and car category, so make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

Hungary is bordered by Slovakia, Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, Croatia, Slovenia, and Austria. Hungary is a member of the Schengen Area, as are Slovakia, Austria, and Slovenia. Having a Schengen visa will permit you to enter Hungary as well as these three countries. Ukraine, Romania, Serbia, and Croatia are not members of the Schengen Area. Each of these countries has an individual visa policy, and you may or may not need a visa to enter them. We advise you to contact your Ministry of Foreign Affairs to find out about the visa requirements citizens of your country have for visiting each of these countries. 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 type of automobile most often rented in Hungary is economy, but intermediate and compact are also popular.

Top driving routes

Budapest - Vienna (243 km / 151 mi) From one beautiful capital to another, the trip between Vienna and Budapest can be made in less than three hours. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.

Budapest - Munich (684 km / 425 mi) Although Munich might seem like a world way from Hungary, it can actually be reached in a day. You’ll cross all of Austria and see some beautiful Alpine peaks on the way. Note that you’ll have to cross two national borders on the way, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.

Budapest - Zagreb (343 km / 213 mi) Travel south for a few hours and you’ll be in Zagreb, capital of one of Europe’s most exciting countries, Croatia. Note that you’ll have to cross a national border, so check with your car rental provider first to make sure they allow it.

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Hungary:

  • Compare rates
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements

Top 2 Most Popular Cities in Hungary

  1. Car Rental in Budapest from $16.04 per day
  2. Car Rental in Debrecen from $66.50 per day

Top 3 Most Popular Locations in Hungary

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

The cost of renting a car in Hungary 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 Hungary
$55.53
January
$35.17
February
$29.57
March
$82.33
April
$71.67
May
$51.65
June
$65.84
July
$41.97
August
$38.88
September
$24.84
October
$55.79
November
$54.72
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Hungary is October — prices start from $24.84 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 51% cheaper than the year’s average and 70% cheaper than renting a car in the month of April (when prices start at $82.33 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 Hungary?

Average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in July — an average of 8 days. The shortest are in September — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Hungary
7
January
6
February
5
March
6
April
5
May
7
June
8
July
7
August
4
September
7
October
5
November
4
December

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

Discover Car Hire users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Hungary. The most popular month is October, while the least popular is September.
Hungary Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
84%
January
83%
February
83%
March
104%
April
145%
May
103%
June
134%
July
112%
August
65%
September
151%
October
68%
November
68%
December

Our Customers Reviews

United Arab Emirates
Skoda Fabia Combi
August 27, 2019
Value for money, car was great for what we paid, staff was very friendly and understanding when we were 1 hour late
South Africa
Toyota Yaris
April 10, 2019
I enjoy driving on trips most of the time, streets are pretty narrow in Budapest. I still found it cheaper to travel with a rental car, giving better and more flexible trip planning.
Canada
Ford Focus STW
October 7, 2018
Maps.me or GPS a must. Alot of one way streets. Finding parking is tricky. Used our car rental mainly in Debrecen. Road conditions very good, Highways well signed.
Australia
Audi A3
September 7, 2018
Just follow general precautions, like anywhere else.
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
August 1, 2018
There is a lot of good public transport but, travelling further out, it's good to have a car

Top 8 Suppliers for Hungary in 2019

FOX AUTORENT
FOX AUTORENT
Exceptional 9.6
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.4
Schiller Rent
Schiller Rent
Exceptional 9.2
Megadrive
Megadrive
Excellent 8.8
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.8
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
GM Rentacar
GM Rentacar
Excellent 8.5
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Excellent 8.4

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