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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Bucharest Airport Car Rental
Mini
VW Up or similar
VW Up
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$1.37 / per day
Bucharest Airport Car Rental
Economy
Citroen C3 or similar
Citroen C3
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$1.38 / per day
Bucharest Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$1.38 / per day
Bucharest Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$1.38 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Bucharest Baneasa Airport Car Rental
Economy
Dacia Logan or similar
Dacia Logan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
AddCar
$2.45 / per day
Bucharest, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Surprice
$2.49 / per day
Bucharest Airport Car Rental
Economy
Dacia Logan or similar
Dacia Logan
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Magrenta Rent a car
$2.59 / per day
Craiova Airport Car Rental
Mini
Skoda Citigo or similar
Skoda Citigo
  • 5x
  • x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
SIXT
$10.90 / 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
Romanian,
Hungarian,
German
Currency
RON
Country code
+40
Average car rental length
6 days
Economy car rental price
$26.87 / 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 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

Top ways to enter Romania

  • Bucharest Otopeni Airport: Romania’s largest international airport serves flights to and from most countries in Europe, as well as many destinations outside Europe.
  • Cluj-Napoca Airport: Cluj-Napoca, the Romania’s second city, is a great entry point for the region of Transylvania. 
  • Timisoara Airport: This international airport serves the western Romania and is near the borders with Serbia and Hungary. 
  • By land: It’s possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Romania. 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

  • Transylvania: Transylvania is home of to rich history, pretty cities like Sibiu and Brasov, and, of course, Dracula. Yet it is the region’s nature - forests, mountains, and wildlife - that is its most stunning attraction.
  • Black Sea Coast: From mouth of Danube to beaches of Constanța and Vama Veche, Southeast Romania is a fun place to visit. The larger region of Dobrogea is interesting to get to know as well.
  • Bucharest: Romania’s eclectic capital city has plenty to offer, and the more you explore it, the more exciting it becomes.
  • Moldavia: A place of stunning fortresses and delicious wine, this part of Romania is a place of distinct culture and lifestyle.
  • Oltenia: Traditional, rural, and hot-blooded, Southwest Romania is the most hospitable part of the country.

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.

Crossing the border

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

  1. Bucharest - Brasov (185 km / 115 mi) Start in the plains where Romania’s first city is located, and in just a couple of hours you’ll be in the heartland of Carpathians. The scenery will be stunning, but remember that it is always at least a couple of degrees colder in the mountains. The religious center of Sinaia and winter resort town Predeal make for great stops on the way.
  2. Cluj-Napoca - Sibiu (273 km / 169 mi) The route between the beautiful Transylvanian cities can be done in less than five hours, but Târgu Mureș and Sighișoara that will be on the way are, while smaller, just as interesting and historic.
  3. Constanta - Varna (155 km / 96 mi) The distance between the two beach cities can be done in less than three hours. Traveling along the coast for the whole route will take a bit more time, but will be a lot more picturesque. Note that Varna is in Bulgaria and you’ll have to cross a national border, so first check with your rental car provider to find out if 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 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.

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
$53.51
January
$36.86
February
$24.65
March
$31.93
April
$26.45
May
$27.72
June
$61.51
July
$53.76
August
$40.34
September
$37.35
October
$53.08
November
$53.08
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Romania is March — prices start from $24.65 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 41% cheaper than the year’s average and 60% cheaper than renting a car in the month of July (when prices start at $61.51 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?

Average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in May — an average of 15 days. The shortest are in August — an average of 6 days.
Average Rental Length in Romania
9
January
7
February
8
March
7
April
15
May
8
June
8
July
6
August
6
September
6
October
6
November
6
December

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

Discover Car Hire users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Romania. The most popular month is July, while the least popular is November.
Romania Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
93%
January
81%
February
88%
March
99%
April
113%
May
125%
June
164%
July
147%
August
76%
September
76%
October
68%
November
70%
December

Top 12 Most Popular Cities in Romania

Car Rental in Bucharest from $2.45 per day
Car Rental in Cluj-Napoca from $12.48 per day
Car Rental in Timisoara from $13.65 per day
Car Rental in Iasi from $10.90 per day
Car Rental in Sibiu from $10.90 per day
Car Rental in Craiova from $10.90 per day
Car Rental in Bacau from $26.54 per day
Car Rental in Constanta from $17.11 per day
Car Rental in Targu Mures from $18.19 per day
Car Rental in Satu Mare from $43.93 per day
Car Rental in Brasov from $33.52 per day
Car Rental in Arad from $33.52 per day

Top 14 Most Popular Locations in Romania

Top 8 Best Romania Suppliers in 2019

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.4
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.8
Magrenta Rent a car
Magrenta Rent a car
Excellent 8.6
Premium Rent
Premium Rent
Very good 7.7
Goldcar
Goldcar
Very good 7.2
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7
Surprice
Surprice
Very good 7
Rhodium
Rhodium
Very good 7

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