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Budapest, Hungary
3 Nov — 10 Nov
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Budapest car hire information

Pick-up locationBudapest
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate estate car, Mini, Premium
Hire locations76
Airport locations35
Popular agenciesKlass Wagen, GREEN MOTION , keddy by Europcar, U-Save, Fox Autorent

Cheap car hire in Budapest

Economy£13/day
Compact£16/day
Intermediate£28/day
Mini£13/day
Premium£114/day
Compact estate car£24/day
Intermediate SUV£25/day
Intermediate estate car£49/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Budapest car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
National
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Budapest
National
Locations in Budapest
  • 10
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent30 Sep 2019
The staff was super friendly, helped us with our luggage, directions, very concerned we enjoyed our trip, did not try to upsell us.
From £44/dayRated no. 2
Europcar
10 Excellent (1 review)
4 locations in Budapest
Europcar
Locations in Budapest
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent9 May 2018
brand new automatic carBrand new car in perfect condition. Service was excellent on check in and return. Very EASY process from the Budapest airport.
From £43/dayRated no. 3
Avis
9.1 Excellent (4 reviews)
3 locations in Budapest
Avis
Locations in Budapest
  • 9.5
  • 9.5
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  • 9.5
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
7.2 Good31 Oct 2017
Good city location and the staff was friendly and helpful. They changed the drop off fee to 150 Euros and took off the GPS charge. They tried to make the rental right but they could not do anything about the "upgraded car" and agreed that the VW Golf was not an SUV category.They were fine it was the left over dissatisfaction with Avis in Prague.
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From £15/dayRated no. 4
BUCHBINDER
8.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
3 locations in Budapest
BUCHBINDER
Locations in Budapest
  • 9
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Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent16 Sep 2016
Relatively quick pick up and return, clean.Upon return, the attendant indicated damage on the front allow wheel rim. I drove from rental car parking spot to another parking spot 5 hours away. Did not have an opportunity to rub rim against a curb to inflict damage. Damage seemed to be old, but attendant said it was not on the initial inspection. I can't take 30 minutes to inspect cars for minor wear and tear. Waiting on Buchbinder final assessment for damages.
From £25/dayRated no. 5
Hertz
7.8 Good (14 reviews)
3 locations in Budapest
Hertz
Locations in Budapest
  • 9.2
  • 8.5
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible15 Sep 2021
Customer service was very poor. Difficult to work with and reason with.
10.0 Excellent26 Aug 2021
The car had a high insurance rate, essentially doubling the price.
10.0 Excellent25 Aug 2021
Good car
5.9 Okay27 Jul 2021
Car was clean, staff was friendly but access to parking lot is horrible (about half mile walk on poor surfaced sidewalk, and no shuttle)
10.0 Excellent8 Jul 2021
the rental package
4.0 Okay29 Jun 2021
Clean car.As I was travelling with lots of luggages, it would've been nice to be able to park at the airport and not at some nearby hotel. I had push and pull 5 suitcases to get to the car and then the same thing upon return. The road where one can walk to the car with the suitcases is not wheelchair friendly so I couldnmt even use the airport cart to ease the process. When asked the staff for help, either to allow me to leave at least some of the suitcases in their office while I go to pick up the car, it was rejected. When asked I could use one the Hertz parking spots outside the terminal, I was told that they cannot ñromise that as they don't know what will be free when...afterall, arenmt they supposed to know when their cars leave and depart to be able to calculate such things?? The staff was really unhelpful afterall.
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From £21/dayRated no. 6
Enterprise
7.7 Good (5 reviews)
3 locations in Budapest
Enterprise
Locations in Budapest
  • 9.6
  • 8.3
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  • 6.7
Recent reviews
3.9 Mediocre12 Oct 2021
We booked a car in the city center in Budapest, but when we arrived the office was still being set up and there was a “coming soon” sign in the window. There was another guy there who was also supposed to get a rental car so we shared a taxi to the airport. The people at the airport said it was a glitch that allowed us to book from that location since it’s not open yet. They made us wait for about 45 minutes, forced me to negotiate a lower price for our troubles and then told us we could drop it off at the city center location and he would email me instructions. So at the end of the weekend I still hadn’t received any instructions so we called and they said there’s a garage there, it’s super easy and then drop the keys in the drop box. Well, it was not easy. There were multiple garages and no enterprise signs anywhere. We called again and they sent us a map. We pulled into a garage and parked in a random spot. Then went to the new office and there was no drop box for the keys as they said there would be. The door was open and a guy came out and told us to go to the office next door. We went to that office and the guys wouldn’t take our keys so we went back and just gave them to the guy in the enterprise office bc we were so annoyed with the whole process. Basically make sure this location is fully functional before you book a car there.
9.2 Excellent27 Jan 2017
Ease of the pick-upI was asked if I wanted winter tires or summer tires, IT SNOWS IN BUDAPEST
6.4 Good3 Nov 2016
extra charge to return to different location in same city
9.6 Excellent2 Oct 2016
Extremely slow service at drop-off.
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From £11/dayRated no. 7
Klass Wagen
Most popular
6.6 Good (4 reviews)
1 location in Budapest
Klass Wagen
Locations in Budapest
  • 7
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Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre28 Jan 2020
bad servicenothingbad service
From £40/dayRated no. 8
Sixt
6.5 Good (22 reviews)
2 locations in Budapest
Sixt
Locations in Budapest
  • 7
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  • 5.8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent29 Jul 2019
Drop off was very easy. Peter made it very quick and convinient
8.8 Excellent23 Jul 2019
Staff was attentive and managed to upsell me...but that was just fine because it was for a bigger vehicle and we were moving, so actually it was a win-win. I managed to fit about 11 bags in the car and avoided multiple taxi trips and a bag storage fees.The experience was pretty painless, could be a bit faster. Also, I think the price of the cars in town (Budapest) is pretty high. Having said that it was a last minute rental and more than made up for the higher cost
2.0 Mediocre4 Apr 2019
nothingthey charged me for rental i canceled
10.0 Excellent21 Aug 2018
Quick pick-up and drop-offI liked that the car was ready for pick-up, and that the agent reviewed the paperwork with me. When I dropped off the car, the agent came to where I was, reviewed the condition of the car, and sent me on my way within a matter of minutes.
10.0 Excellent5 Aug 2018
Everything was top class. The car was brand new and perfect for our needs. It was very fuel efficient too. The pickup up dropoff was very convenient and the staff at the counter were informative professional and courteous. And I believe I got a great deal booking last minute in peak summer through Kayak.Things I didn't like was that the Bluetooth was not working properly. I wanted to connect the Google maps on my mobile and to make calls but it seems that the car rental company doesn't allow this function. Also I took 3rd party insurance as Sixth sells insurance very expensive and they took €1800 as deposit for not taking insurance from them. They need to work out a better deal for insurance and make it convenient for customers.
10.0 Excellent2 Jul 2018
Love renting from SixtFriendly staff very helpful. Good vehicles. Always trying hard to make our experience enjoyable.Nothing
8.4 Excellent29 Apr 2018
Scratch under the bumperTake photos of car inside and out before you leave. We were charged $200 for a tiny scratch under the car. Also watch for the 700 mile limit that Sixt does. If you’re traveling, the miles rack up. Hidden charges throughout. The men working were harsh.
2.0 Mediocre24 Mar 2018
Sixt didn’t recognise booking via KayakI booked a ford transit and was informed at the very last minute that it was not ford transit but a galaxy. However, the booking done via Kayak clearly states Ford Transit and I was then told to rebook and was charged a much higher rate.Was charged exorbitant fees, GPS doesn’t work, poor customer service from both Kayak and Sixt. I got ripped off, the entire booking is more expensive than my return flight ticket to the Far East.
6.4 Good26 Dec 2017
Overcharge for extra KMThe carDid not gave option for unlimited KM. Over charge me with 130 euros!
9.2 Excellent22 Jun 2017
Very impressedI had the "ford focus" class reserved but was pleasantly surprised by a Renault fluence 6 speed manual diesel. They also had a highway decal included. The car was a little no frills but super clean and great trunk space and rear seat for rear facing baby seat. Would rent from them again.They really nitpick every scratch to do your own pre-inspection.
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From £21/dayRated no. 9
Budget
6.4 Good (12 reviews)
2 locations in Budapest
Budget
Locations in Budapest
  • 6.8
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Recent reviews
6.8 Good5 Feb 2020
Clean car, professional serviceSo called ‘SUV’ is a small sedan with very little space for passengers and luggage..
7.2 Good13 Nov 2019
The staff were not friendly enough on delivery of the vehicle at the end of our stay.
9.6 Excellent11 Sep 2019
Clean, peppy and roomy car.Drop off charge was high
9.2 Excellent28 Aug 2019
Friendly and flexible staff and I loved the car.
2.0 Mediocre10 May 2019
When I book a car I should get it and not be canceled without any notification
4.0 Okay20 Jun 2017
Nice enough car.No one would answer the phone at the rental office. Also, the staff were no help at all on driving directions to our destination. They actually sent us in the wrong direction and wasted an hour of our time.
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From £10/dayRated no. 10
MEGADRIVE
Cheapest deal
4 Okay (1 review)
2 locations in Budapest
MEGADRIVE
Locations in Budapest
  • 6
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Recent reviews
4.0 Okay26 Nov 2016
Only thing that is worth mentioning is the pick up and drop off was okayLots of hidden charges. Excess was 800 as stated by all info I received however when I reached the desk it was 1000 so I had to take out the full insurance which cost me an additional 180 euro.
From £20/dayRated no. 11
Alamo
3.8 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in Budapest
Alamo
Locations in Budapest
  • 4
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Recent reviews
5.6 Okay10 Aug 2019
Kayak quoted me $600 for the car rental at the airport I've paid over $200 more
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Rated no. 12
Dollar
1.9 Horrible (1 review)
2 locations in Budapest
Dollar
Locations in Budapest
  • 3.9
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Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible11 Aug 2021
I brought back the car in Hertz parking lot they charge me 143 for a damage “ they say “ was there, I have a witness I wasn’t there on time when parking, but they seem ignorant to understand it , maybe it’s a way how they make extra money after they give a rate , beware. I hope you all enjoy Hungary look for something else ,
From £24/day
FLIZZR
8 locations in Budapest
FLIZZR
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
5 locations in Budapest
Sunnycars
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
From £32/day
keddy by Europcar
4 locations in Budapest
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
Right Cars
3 locations in Budapest
Right Cars
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
Autorent Car Rental
2 locations in Budapest
Autorent Car Rental
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
Carfleet Rent A Car
2 locations in Budapest
Carfleet Rent A Car
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
From £18/day
Fox Autorent
2 locations in Budapest
Fox Autorent
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
From £12/day
Global Rent A Car
2 locations in Budapest
Global Rent A Car
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
From £14/day
Schiller Rent A Car
2 locations in Budapest
Schiller Rent A Car
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
From £20/day
Thrifty
2 locations in Budapest
Thrifty
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
YourRent
2 locations in Budapest
YourRent
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
From £17/day
Autonom
1 location in Budapest
Autonom
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
BER ELEK
1 location in Budapest
BER ELEK
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
Berauto
1 location in Budapest
Berauto
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
Car 1
1 location in Budapest
Car 1
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
Car One
1 location in Budapest
Car One
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
CLICK RENT
1 location in Budapest
CLICK RENT
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
FLEET
1 location in Budapest
FLEET
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
Flottaman
1 location in Budapest
Flottaman
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
From £18/day
GM Car Rental
1 location in Budapest
GM Car Rental
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
From £24/day
GM Rent a Car
1 location in Budapest
GM Rent a Car
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
GREEN MOTION
1 location in Budapest
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
Koala Autorent
1 location in Budapest
Koala Autorent
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
MAGGIORE
1 location in Budapest
MAGGIORE
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
From £11/day
U-Save
1 location in Budapest
U-Save
Locations in Budapest
Recent reviews
69 travellers who hired a car in Budapest gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car hire locations in or near Budapest

Good to know

Most popular agency

Klass Wagen

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

£21/day

Good deal

£15/day

When to book a car hire in Budapest

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Budapest

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Budapest car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Budapest.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Budapest car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Budapest

  • It is well worth considering renting a car during your time in Budapest, especially if you are a family traveling together. While for the most part public transportation is widely available, at times it can be laborious and time consuming to use. This is particularly the case if you would like to visit the many tourist destinations in the city’s neighboring areas. For instance, Esztergom is the former capital of Hungary and is just 60 km away from Budapest. There is also the Gödöllő Palace, which is a mere 30 km from the city.
  • Is step one of your vacation in Hungary picking up the hire car? For travelers with flights landing at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, the hire car desks are conveniently located in the main hall of the airport.
  • In Budapest there are strictly no right turns on red at intersections. The only time this does not apply is when there is a separate green turn signal indicating that you may turn. Drivers caught turning right on red risk fines and there is no leeway given to travelers who claim to not know that this was a rule.
  • Rush hour traffic in Budapest, like many capital cities, can be rough at times. Drivers can expect the morning rush hour to start around 7:00 a.m. and last until 9:30 a.m., while in the afternoon the traffic picks up again at around 4:00 p.m. and cools down at about 7:00 p.m. The central business district is one of the worst-hit areas, particularly in the evening, so travelers are advised to avoid it at those times if they can.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Budapest for £15 or less
  • Book your car hire in Budapest at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Budapest are around 49% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini car hires in Budapest are around 18% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Budapest

  • Some car hire companies in Budapest which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Hertz, Budget and Alamo

  • On average a hire car in Budapest costs £21 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Klass Wagen (£12/day), GREEN MOTION (£17/day) and Fox Autorent (£28/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at GREEN MOTION Budapest Airport (BUD) 1185 (11 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Budapest is £4.31 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £52 and £69, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Hyundai i10 or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Budapest.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Ferenc Liszt Intl airport include Klass Wagen, MEGADRIVE, Global Rent A Car, Sixt, Hertz, BUCHBINDER, Schiller Rent A Car, Budget, Fox Autorent and Alamo.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Ferenc Liszt Intl airport to off-airport locations include Klass Wagen, U-Save, MEGADRIVE, Sixt, Hertz, BUCHBINDER, Schiller Rent A Car, Budget, Alamo and Autonom.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Mini car hire in Budapest costs £18 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Budapest costs £22 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Budapest costs £13 per day, on average.

  • In Budapest, cars are most frequently hired at Klass Wagen Liszt Ferenc - International Airport, 1185 , Üllői út 822 (10 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Budapest costs £146 per week (£21 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Budapest costs £626 per month (£21 per day).

  • Like many European cities, Budapest has many pre-automobile era roads and lanes that are ill suited for larger vehicles. Thus, if you plan to fully explore the city, then you are better off renting a smaller vehicle such as a compact or a sedan. Smaller vehicles are especially recommended if you will be parking in the downtown areas.

  • For the most part, drivers can expect speed limits of 50 km/h (31 mph) throughout Budapest and in towns and cities across Hungary. On smaller highways and open roads, the speed limit bumps up to 90 to 110 km/h (56 to 68 mph) and on the fastest highways it goes all the way up to 130 km/h (81 mph).

  • The average price of petrol in Budapest is about 365 HOF ($1.29) per liter of gas. In gallons that comes out to about 1381.53 HOF ($4.87), which isn’t bad at all for Europe.

  • In general, streetside parking is not too difficult to find in Budapest, particularly in the outer districts of the city. However, in the more historical parts of town, streetside parking can become scarce and, if spots are available, they tend to be limited in size. Private parking garages and lots are available and are a great option for drivers visiting the central areas of the city.