|Car types||Compact, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van, Standard, Standard SUV|
|Popular agencies||MEXRENTACAR , AbbyCar Car Rentals, Top Rent-A-Car, GREEN MOTION , Low Cost Cars|
|Compact estate car||£9/day|
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.
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.
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 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.