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Sofia, Bulgaria
2 Nov — 9 Nov
Same drop-off
Sofia, Bulgaria
Tue 2/11
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Tue 9/11
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Sofia car hire information

Pick-up locationSofia
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van, Standard, Standard SUV
Hire locations139
Airport locations47
Popular agenciesMEXRENTACAR , AbbyCar Car Rentals, Top Rent-A-Car, GREEN MOTION , Low Cost Cars

Cheap car hire in Sofia

Economy£7/day
Compact£7/day
Intermediate£9/day
Standard£24/day
Mini£7/day
Passenger van£29/day
Compact estate car£9/day
Intermediate SUV£16/day
Standard SUV£45/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Sofia car hire reviews and directory

From £24/dayRated no. 1
Hertz
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
3 locations in Sofia
Hertz
Locations in Sofia
  • 10
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From £17/dayRated no. 2
Alamo
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Sofia
Alamo
Locations in Sofia
  • 10
  • 6
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From £10/dayRated no. 3
GREEN MOTION
9.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
4 locations in Sofia
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Sofia
  • 10
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  • 9
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From £30/dayRated no. 4
Europcar
9.4 Excellent (2 reviews)
3 locations in Sofia
Europcar
Locations in Sofia
  • 8
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10.0 Excellent4 Jan 2021
Fast, professional, friendly. Very much satisfied.
8.8 Excellent14 Sep 2016
Car wasn't clean
Rated no. 5
Dollar
9.2 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Sofia
Dollar
Locations in Sofia
  • 10
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From £14/dayRated no. 6
Top Rent-A-Car
8.8 Excellent (1 review)
11 locations in Sofia
Top Rent-A-Car
Locations in Sofia
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From £14/dayRated no. 7
Sixt
8.4 Excellent (17 reviews)
7 locations in Sofia
Sixt
Locations in Sofia
  • 8.4
  • 8.4
  • 8.5
  • 8.4
  • 8.2
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8.0 Excellent1 Sep 2019
Friendly staff.They charged additional money after drop off and I haven’t received an email explaining why.
6.0 Good14 Jul 2019
pick up/drop offthe staff asked for extra fees
9.6 Excellent17 Aug 2017
Service !Price for this class car !
10.0 Excellent28 Jul 2017
The car drove really well. The gas tank was full and the car was clean. Zdravko helped us with our pickup and was also there for our drop off. He was really nice and made the whole experience a gods one. Mihail helped us with our drop off and was also really nice. He made the the drop off smooth and fun. We will definitely be renting from sixt again.
10.0 Excellent11 Jul 2017
Great service and value for moneyHighly professional and friendly staff that made renting the car I needed easy and hassle free.
8.0 Excellent25 Jun 2017
The best rental car service at Sofia airportThe car and the staff responseThere is always a line in front of the counter
10.0 Excellent4 May 2017
Very satisfiedThe car was clean in & out. Got diesel version for free. Low km car. The car was parked right in front of parking entrance
8.0 Excellent27 Feb 2017
It was quick at the desk and the car was reliableThey gave me a different car from what I booked.
9.2 Excellent31 Oct 2016
Comfortable car with good fuel economyComfortable car with good fuel economy
8.4 Excellent11 Sep 2016
Good valueEarly pick up, also received free second driver. Price was probably about two thirds of everyone else.Car was a bit dirty inside when we received it.
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From £8/dayRated no. 8
ADDCAR RENTAL
8.2 Excellent (3 reviews)
6 locations in Sofia
ADDCAR RENTAL
Locations in Sofia
  • 10
  • 9.3
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  • 6.6
  • 7.3
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From £17/dayRated no. 9
Enterprise
6.4 Good (5 reviews)
2 locations in Sofia
Enterprise
Locations in Sofia
  • 7.2
  • 6.4
  • 6
  • 6.8
  • 6.4
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10.0 Excellent2 Jun 2021
Great customer service and great attitude
2.0 Mediocre16 Apr 2021
Not much; the car had 75,000 on it ( they assured me it is going to be practically new) then it broke down . The staff - Ivo and his manager Christos Chatzigeorgiadis have refused to provide a replacement car, and had the audacity to blame me for it. They finally brought a replacement car after I told them I am going to complain to Enterprise, but charged me about 20 times more than the cost of rental for "repairs" . They have ruined my vacation by leaving me without a car for 2 days The second day I had to wait in the house from the morning to 3 PM for them to let me know when they are going to come with the replacement . I was very unpleasant to deal with them. Of course I am disputing the charges, but dealing with them has left a very bitter taste in me.Everything. I think Enterprise should discontinue their franchise. This company- Mirkat Ltd is a dark spot on the Enterprise name. I am telling all my friends about it.
5.2 Okay20 Mar 2019
Staff was friendly and helpfulVehicle was cheap and poor quality, with mechanical issues. Was expecting a vehicle from a reputable manufacturer
9.2 Excellent29 Nov 2016
Recommended ServiceThe car was in top condition and exactly what I ordered. Drop off was easy.It took a long time for the car to be delivered to us.
6.0 Good27 Jul 2016
Advertised price and online bookingTerrible communications: Called the office to find out what cars they have before finalising my booking. When I mentioned the dates I m looking the rep said 'dont bother booking , we have no available cars for this period at all '. Regardless of the warning I went ahead and made the booking. Called again to say that I was successful in booking and then the reply was 'dont worry you ll get an email from us to decline the booking '. At this point I was very confused but went to the airport anyway as all car rental companies were there so if I wanted to rent a car this was my only option. There I got a car without a problem. Not sure who was on the phone but the experience was completely different on site.
From £19/dayRated no. 10
Budget
5 Okay (2 reviews)
4 locations in Sofia
Budget
Locations in Sofia
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2.0 Mediocre18 Oct 2016
Terrible ServiceNothingEverything. I had a reservation and they didn't explain anything during my reservation but apparently I needed to contact budget and have forms filled out 3 days prior to my arrivall date. They said they tried contacting me which is a lie. I never received a phone call or an email regarding this information. I was stuck at the airport for 8 hours. Worst experience of my life.
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Rated no. 11
Economy Rent a Car
4.6 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Sofia
Economy Rent a Car
Locations in Sofia
  • 4.6
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2.0 Mediocre30 Apr 2020
Bunch of scammers! Bunch of jokes! Bunch of fakes!
2.0 Mediocre18 Mar 2020
Wish company was more flexible. Bad customer service.
From £8/dayRated no. 12
MEXRENTACAR
Most popular
4.2 Okay (8 reviews)
1 location in Sofia
MEXRENTACAR
Locations in Sofia
  • 5.9
  • 5.2
  • 3.9
  • 4.2
  • 3.4
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5.9 Okay5 Aug 2021
When searching for a rental car this one was listed for $62 a day. The true price was way more. I did opt for an insurance package but to have a safe vehicle with features to protect us I paid way more than the listed price. The staff was excellent. I would definitely use them again but book directly.
1.9 Horrible18 Jul 2021
Horrible, we never got the car , and they needed more and more money for the new car . Never again will book with them , spammers . They said they never get the money from our booking. Never
2.0 Mediocre31 May 2021
This is scam I did not even pick up the car. It was advertise it work 24 hours. Actually the hours of operations were 9am 5 pm. Outside these hours you are charged 70 euros for paperwork and shuttle to the airport which is 1 mile away. The parking lot with cars is absolutely dark, at the same moment the “owner” of this fine establishment start picturing the car with his cell phone with explanation that he wants to document the current condition of the car and to find out what are the new damages of the car after return. I could not see the car at that time how can I see the condition. After I told them that this does not make lots of sense (extra charges and the pictures on dark parking lot) I was called ridiculous, and middle class overworked American who is overworked and has no time to call the rental car company directly to find out how this “fine establishment” works. Why I should call if I can book online? Why middle class overwork American should be an insult? O and last but not least he comment on my dress code. This 25 y/o fine gentlemen who represented himself as an owner told me that I am very low class citizen and he does not want me as customer anyways, he figured out that by the way I was dressed ( I was pullover sweat pants and running shoes- 90% of people travel like that long flights as far as I can see). So far I end up paying this scammer 35 euros (I hope this is al I paid, I have to check my cards) plus what I paid for the rent car previously online and left the parking lot without picking up the car. Thanks god my brother came to pick me up from there.Never offer this scammer anymore to anyone!!!! I personally learn my lesson, never rent from shady sites. Go directly to establish rental car company.
2.0 Mediocre28 May 2021
There was no office at the pick up location so I had to be driven to the office where I was told I needed to give a deposit which was 50 times (not exaggerating here) my rental amount or pay for insurance which was approx 3 times my rental amount. My credit card limit couldn't take a 50x so I couldn't actually get the car I rented. None of this was stated prior to me agreeing to rent the vehicle. On top of all this on our way back from the remote office we were in a car accident so I had to make my way back on my own. This whole business is a scam.Stating the policy that you had to pay triple the rental amount as insurance to avoid giving a deposit equal to 50 times your rental amount or in other words not scam people
2.0 Mediocre14 May 2021
a lot of additional expenses, so the car rental was cancelled; I expect my payment to be refundedtransparency on what is included in the offered price as well as what is NOT included. Further, agent is remote from airport, so difficult to return the car early morning (no one present; no shuttle service).
6.8 Good16 Feb 2020
Car worked with a full tank of gas, and friendly staff.Wasn't the car we ordered, and there were extra "fees" once we got there.
7.2 Good29 Dec 2019
Drop-off easy, clean and nice carThey didn’t warn us about a very high security deposit and we had to buy an extra insurance to make it cheaper
From £19/dayRated no. 13
Avis
2 Mediocre (1 review)
3 locations in Sofia
Avis
Locations in Sofia
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2.0 Mediocre7 Aug 2017
Our reservation was denied and no alternative was offered, rudeDid not have time to see the rental reservation completed.They were discriminatory, unprofessional, a young guy and a young rude girl. They left us with no car in a foreign country with 2 kids. We had to rent with a competitor. Sound unbelievable but it is all truthful. The mismanagement, totally unprofessional, disregarding for the customer, we felt discriminated - we can go on and on. How difficult was for them to give us another vehicle. I hope this was just us.
From £16/dayRated no. 14
Thrifty
2 Mediocre (1 review)
3 locations in Sofia
Thrifty
Locations in Sofia
  • 2
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2.0 Mediocre12 Jul 2017
Did not hold my reservationNothingFlight and luggage were delayed. When i went to the counter they told me they dont have a car for me!
From £14/day
CarRent Bulgaria
15 locations in Sofia
CarRent Bulgaria
Locations in Sofia
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Sunnycars
9 locations in Sofia
Sunnycars
Locations in Sofia
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Autounion Car Rental
6 locations in Sofia
Autounion Car Rental
Locations in Sofia
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From £12/day
Car 1
5 locations in Sofia
Car 1
Locations in Sofia
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From £21/day
Lion Rent A Car
4 locations in Sofia
Lion Rent A Car
Locations in Sofia
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AbbyCar Car Rentals
3 locations in Sofia
AbbyCar Car Rentals
Locations in Sofia
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AcaRent
3 locations in Sofia
AcaRent
Locations in Sofia
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keddy by Europcar
3 locations in Sofia
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Sofia
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From £16/day
Yes Rent A Car
3 locations in Sofia
Yes Rent A Car
Locations in Sofia
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From £8/day
Car One
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Sofia
Car One
Locations in Sofia
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From £22/day
City Rent a Car
2 locations in Sofia
City Rent a Car
Locations in Sofia
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Dives Rent a Car
2 locations in Sofia
Dives Rent a Car
Locations in Sofia
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Easyrent
2 locations in Sofia
Easyrent
Locations in Sofia
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From £16/day
Firefly
2 locations in Sofia
Firefly
Locations in Sofia
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Global Rent A Car
2 locations in Sofia
Global Rent A Car
Locations in Sofia
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From £15/day
INTERRENT
2 locations in Sofia
INTERRENT
Locations in Sofia
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From £11/day
Low Cost Cars
2 locations in Sofia
Low Cost Cars
Locations in Sofia
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From £12/day
M Rent
2 locations in Sofia
M Rent
Locations in Sofia
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Prestige Rent A Car
2 locations in Sofia
Prestige Rent A Car
Locations in Sofia
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Smart Rent a Car
2 locations in Sofia
Smart Rent a Car
Locations in Sofia
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From £14/day
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
2 locations in Sofia
SURPRICE CAR RENTAL
Locations in Sofia
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TBI Rent
2 locations in Sofia
TBI Rent
Locations in Sofia
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VEGER
2 locations in Sofia
VEGER
Locations in Sofia
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From £9/day
Autojet
1 location in Sofia
Autojet
Locations in Sofia
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BOJONE
1 location in Sofia
BOJONE
Locations in Sofia
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Car2GO Rent a Car
1 location in Sofia
Car2GO Rent a Car
Locations in Sofia
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National
1 location in Sofia
National
Locations in Sofia
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From £11/day
NU Car
1 location in Sofia
NU Car
Locations in Sofia
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Payless
1 location in Sofia
Payless
Locations in Sofia
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YourRent
1 location in Sofia
YourRent
Locations in Sofia
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48 travellers who hired a car in Sofia gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car hire locations in or near Sofia

Good to know

Most popular agency

MEXRENTACAR

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£19/day

Good deal

£13/day

When to book a car hire in Sofia

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

Car hire excess insurance in Sofia

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 Sofia 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 Sofia.

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 Sofia car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Sofia

  • Bulgaria’s capital has a lot to offer including the National Museum of History, the Park-Museum Vrana, and the Russian Monument Square. Since these attractions and more are spread out all over the city, the best way to see everything and make the most out of your trip is to rent a car. The scenic and beautiful surrounding Bulgarian landscape is also worth exploring, which is done much more easily with a car.
  • Sofia Airport is located in the east of the city and about 20 minutes by car from the city center of Sofia. There are various car hire agencies at the airport, mostly located in Terminal 2, but some also have desks in Terminal 1. They are located in the arrivals hall and include renowned agencies like Sixt, Enterprise, and Avis.
  • Sofia is a very old city and the streets were not designed for cars. Therefore, be prepared for narrow streets, some of which are not in the best conditions. Bulgarian drivers have a reputation of not always adhering to all street regulations (as it is often the case with locals who know the streets very well in any city) but, by driving defensively, there should be no issues. Remember to always drive on the right lane on highways, as the left is for overtaking only.
  • With the narrow lanes and many car owners in Sofia, congestion can occur regularly, specifically during peak times between 7:30 and 9:30 am and 4:30 to 6:30 pm. If possible, try to avoid driving during these times and explore the city when everyone else is at work after enjoying a lengthy breakfast or sleeping in.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Sofia for £13 or less
  • Book your car hire in Sofia at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Sofia are around 70% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hires in Sofia are around 22% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Sofia

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

  • On average a hire car in Sofia costs £19 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at MEXRENTACAR (£5/day), GREEN MOTION (£8/day) and Low Cost Cars (£12/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at MEXRENTACAR Sofia International Airport null (4 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Sofia is £3.79 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £45 and £61, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Sofia.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Sofia airport include MEXRENTACAR, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Low Cost Cars, ADDCAR RENTAL, Sixt, Top Rent-A-Car, Car 1, Alamo, Europcar and Yes Rent A Car.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Sofia airport to off-airport locations include MEXRENTACAR, Low Cost Cars, ADDCAR RENTAL, Sixt, Car 1, Alamo, Europcar, Yes Rent A Car, Autojet and NU Car.

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

  • A Economy car hire in Sofia costs £9 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Sofia costs £10 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Sofia costs £8 per day, on average.

  • In Sofia, cars are most frequently hired at MEXRENTACAR Sofia International Airport (4 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Sofia costs £134 per week (£19 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Sofia costs £573 per month (£19 per day).

  • For driving mainly inside the city, we would recommend a compact car, which can be maneuvered through the streets more easily and will squeeze into most parking spots. When exploring the countryside, especially in the winter, opt for a car with 4-wheel drive, as snow and ice are not uncommon here during the cold months.

  • As in all continental European countries, speed limits are given in kilometers per hour, so familiarize yourself with the conversion. Inside the city, 50 km/h (31 mph) is permitted and 90 km/h (56 mph) is the limit outside the city. On expressways, drivers can speed up to 120 km/h (75 mph) and on highways they can even drive up to 140 km/h (87 mph).

  • In general, petrol is more expensive in Europe than in the US, regardless of which country you visit. Petrolis also measured in liters rather than in gallons. In Sofia, the average price is 2.21 Bulgarian lev per liter (about $1.28 per liter, or $5.12 per gallon), which is a fairly low price for European standards.

  • On-street parking in Sofia has two zones, a blue and a green one, that are metered. The blue one allows cars to be parked for up to 2 hours, while the green one goes up to 4 hours. The time restrictions -- between 8 am and 7 pm -- apply on working days, but bear in mind that some Saturdays are also declared working days and the meter must be fed. Alternatively, there are parking garages and lots dotted around the city, but they can be very pricey. A P+R is another option and is located at the metro to easily access the city center.