If you are bringing children on your vacation to Russia, they will need to sit in the back of the car if they are under 12 years old. A child under 12 may only sit in the front passenger seat if they are restrained in a suitable child car seat. You can rent a car seat or booster seat from your car hire company for around 322 RUB (5 USD) per day.
Crossing the Russian border into neighboring countries is possible, provided you discuss it with your car hire company and ensure that you have applied for the appropriate visas. There may be an additional charge to take your car across the border. At Baltic and non-EU borders, you will be required to fill out extra paperwork and go through customs.
If you plan to visit an area that does not have good public transport or if you want to visit several cities, such as the Golden Ring around Moscow, it’s a good idea to rent a car in Russia. You will find that public transport costs more the larger the city; therefore, renting a car is not only comfortable, but also saves money. If you want to summit Mount Elbrus, in the Caucasus Mountains in southern Russia, driving is the best way to get there.
When you rent a car in Russia, you must carry the following documents at all times in case you are stopped by traffic police: passport and visa, migration card, a valid driver’s license, insurance, and registration papers.
The city of Stirling is the geographical bridge between the Scottish Lowlands and the Highlands, playing a pivotal role in much of the country’s history. With car hire in Stirling, you can explore both regions with a freedom and flexibility to explore towns and villages beyond the reach of public transport. Start your escapades with a visit to the city of Glasgow, 27 miles south along the M80, as a warm-up for the lengthy trip to Inverness in the heart of the Highlands, 143 miles north via the A9.
If you decide on Edinburgh Airport (EDI) for your flight to Scotland, you can obtain a car hire in Stirling from the airport’s Car Hire Centre before setting off on the 30-mile drive to your destination. Among the providers servicing the airport are Thrifty, Alamo and Sixt. To find their desks, just exit the terminal building from Domestic Arrivals and follow the directions to the Multi Storey Car Park. You’ll see the car hire village at the end of the covered walkway.
The city of Stirling has a large number of intracity commuters, which means you can expect a significant amount of vehicular, pedestrian and cycle traffic on the motorways during morning and evening rush hours. Craigs Roundabout is a key point for congestion, as is the huge M9/A84 interchange west of Raploch district for inbound and outbound flow to the city centre. The area around University of Stirling is an active pedestrian/cycle zone at any time during the university year.
If you want to escape peak rush hour traffic, avoid major roads leading in and out of the city centre from 07:00–09:00 and 16:00–18:30. The early afternoon period from 13:00-15:00 is active with lunch and retail shoppers, which will also cause delays near school and retail zones. Stirling attracts many visitors especially during the summer months between May and September, so if you intend to visit during this period, expect a heavy increase of overall traffic to impede your progress as you drive around the city limits.
25% of our users found a car hire in Russia for £24 or less
Book your car hire in Russia at least 7 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Economy car hires in Russia are around 24% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Russia
Economy (Hyundai Accent or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Russia.
Based on car searches on KAYAK. The most popular cities to hire a car in Russia are Moscow (34% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Russia). Saint Petersburg (32%) and Sochi (17%).
On average hiring a car in Russia costs £191 per week (£27 per day).
On average a car hire in Russia costs £817 per month (£27 per day).
Before you rent a car in Russia, you will need to understand the country’s driving rules. You must drive on the right-hand side of the road and use low beam headlights at all times. Unless you use a hands-free kit, the use of mobile phones when driving is illegal, as is driving with a dirty car and driving while intoxicated. All passengers in the front and back seats must wear seatbelts. Most of the road signs are in Cyrillic characters, not English, and you will encounter toll roads on the M3, M4, and M11 highways, where you can expect to pay around 25 RUB (0.39 USD) per km.
If you plan to rent a car in Russia, the minimum age for drivers is 21 years old; however, this can vary depending on car category. You must have held a valid driver’s license for a year, and you must also hold an International Driving Permit. Drivers younger than 25 years old need to pay an additional young driver surcharge, and the maximum age for renting a car is 70 years old.
When you rent a car in Russia, you will find that the average price of petrol is 45,70 RUB (0.71 USD) per liter and 2.84 USD per gallon. At petrol stations, you generally pay for your petrol first and then pump. If you cannot find a petrol station, you can often buy petrol in plastic tanks or bottles from roadside vendors. In rural areas, petrol stations are no farther than 70 km (43 mi) apart.
When you drive on Russian roads, you will need to follow the national speed limits. In urban areas the speed limit is 60 km/h (37 mph), and outside of built-up areas, you can travel up to 90 km/h (55 mph). In some residential areas, there may be signs for 20 km/h (13 mph). On highways, the maximum speed limit is 110 km/h (68 mph).
The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 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.