Hungary car hire

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Cheap car hire in Hungary

Economy£9/day
Compact£9/day
Intermediate£22/day
Standard£66/day
Passenger van£42/day
Compact SUV£15/day
Compact estate car£17/day
Intermediate SUV£19/day
Commercial£19/day
Intermediate estate car£26/day
Standard estate car£77/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Hungary

  • Those wishing to explore the countryside will find it very advantageous to rent a car in Hungary. Popular destinations accessible by car include Lake Balaton, Bükk National Park, the wine-growing regions of Eger and Tokaj, and the Pilis Mountains.
  • Several national highways (including M1, M3, M5, and M7) are toll roads, meaning that anyone who wishes to use them will need to display a toll sticker in the windshield of their rental car. These stickers are available from outlets such as petrol stations and can be purchased for different time periods, starting from around 2,100 HUF (7.50 USD) for 4 days.
  • Child seats are mandatory for children under 3 years of age, even when making short trips, e.g., between the airport and the city center. Most rental agencies are able to provide baby or child booster seats for an additional fee; during the busy periods of the year, it is especially important to book in advance. As an example, you can expect to pay approximately 2,000 HUF (7 USD) per day for this service with an agency like Buchbinder. Regardless of age, children under 150 cm (59 in) in height are not allowed to sit in the front seat without an appropriate restraint.
  • Many people who rent a car in Hungary will want to travel across an international border into another European country. Although rules vary by agency and should always be checked in advance, the vast majority, including Avis and Hertz, will allow you to cross a border into a Western European country (such as Austria) without a problem. Eastern European countries such as Albania or Croatia may be subject to restrictions.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Hungary for £20 or less
  • Book your car hire in Hungary at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Hungary are around 57% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Intermediate car hire in Hungary are around 5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Hungary

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Hungary?

    On average a car hire in Hungary costs £23 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Hungary?

    Intermediate (Suzuki Vitara or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Hungary.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Hungary?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Klass Wagen (£9/day), Autonom (£9/day) and CarWiz (£15/day).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Hungary?

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

  • Where should I hire a car in Hungary?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Hungary are Budapest (96% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Hungary), Debrecen (2%) and Szeged (1%).

  • How much does a car hire in Hungary cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Hungary costs £188 per week (£27 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Hungary cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Hungary costs £806 per month (£27 per day).

  • What is driving like in Hungary?

    Anyone planning to rent a car in Hungary will find the driving experience to be quite simple: traffic drives on the right, and roads are generally in good condition. In some rural areas, you may find roads with gravel or other non-smooth surface. If driving in the city, it is important to be aware that buses and streetcars always have the right of way and should only be overtaken on the right.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Hungary?

    In order to rent a car in Hungary, drivers need to be at least 21 years of age and have held their license for a minimum of 12 months. Even then, drivers younger than 25 may find themselves paying a daily surcharge. Klass Wagen, for example, charges an extra 1,200 HUF (4.25 USD) per day for young drivers. Most agencies accept domestic licenses in English, but it may be a good idea to have an International Driver’s Permit (IDP) in case of on-the-spot police checks. If you’re renting a car in Hungary, it is good to always travel with your passport.

  • How much does petrol cost in Hungary?

    Petrol prices in Hungary tend to be slightly below the global and European average, but can fluctuate. A liter of petrol or diesel will probably cost around 410 HUF (1.45 USD). Petrol stations may be sparse in rural areas, so it is important to fuel up when you have the chance. As a general rule, petrol stations will be open from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm daily, and highway express stations should be open 24h a day.

  • What are the speed limits in Hungary?

    There are three main speed limits enforced nationally in Hungary, although additional limits may be used, depending on the road conditions in certain areas. In urban areas the top limit is 50 km/h (31 mph), while open roads have a limit of 90 km/h (56 mph). National highways have a higher limit of 120 km/h (75 mph). Anyone who commits a speeding offense might have to pay a fine on the spot in local currency.

Car hire directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Hungary

    26 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Hungary

    22 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Hungary

    18 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Hungary

    17 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Hungary

    15 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Hungary

    14 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car hire locations in Hungary

    10 Locations

  • free2move

    Free2Move car hire locations in Hungary

    8 Locations

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car hire locations in Hungary

    4 Locations

  • schillerrentacar

    Schiller Rent A Car car hire locations in Hungary

    4 Locations

  • yourrent

    YourRent car hire locations in Hungary

    4 Locations

  • buchbinder

    BUCHBINDER car hire locations in Hungary

    3 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Klass Wagen

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

£27/day

Good deal

£20/day

When to book a rental car in Hungary

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Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.