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Southeast Europe car hire

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Cheap car hire in Southeast Europe

Economy£4/day
Compact£4/day
Intermediate£5/day
Standard£18/day
SUV£22/day
People carrier£55/day
Full-size SUV£36/day
Mini£4/day
Passenger van£34/day
Luxury£25/day
Convertible£34/day
Premium SUV£35/day
Supplier choice£4/day
Compact SUV£5/day
Compact estate car£6/day
Intermediate SUV£8/day
Standard estate car£8/day
Intermediate estate car£9/day
Standard SUV£11/day
Luxury SUV£79/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Southeast Europe

  • Athens International Airport (ATH) is the most central international airport in Southeast Europe. The airport is located east of downtown Athens in the Spata-Artemida region and functions as the principal gateway to Greece and the greater Southeast European region. ATH is therefore a suitable location to get a rental car for multiple adventures nearby. The car rental counters are located between Gate 3 and Gate 4 in the arrivals level of the main terminal building. In addition, following the signs for car rental providers will lead you to the available rental cars on the property. The rental cars are parked about 500 meters away from the airport terminals.
  • Southeast Europe experiences distinct rush hour times that vary from country to country or city to city. Generally, in the mornings, the rush runs from about 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. During this period, commuters and students head to work and school, leading to congested roads. The late afternoon rush hour commences around 5:00 p.m. and lasts until around 7:00 p.m., as people return home. Major cities in the region, including Athens, Istanbul, Bucharest, Sofia, and Belgrade, witness significant traffic jams during these peak hours, making it crucial for visitors to plan their journeys wisely. In addition, be aware of the variations in rush hour times between different cities.
  • A versatile and dependable compact SUV would be ideal for driving in Southeast Europe. These vehicles are suited to the region's varied topography. Compact SUVs feature high ground clearance and strong suspension systems, allowing them to navigate both urban areas and the region's rougher, unpaved roads found in rural areas. Furthermore, their good fuel economy allows for longer travels without constant refueling, which is especially handy when touring Southeast Europe's wide and attractive landscapes. These SUVs' large interiors provide plenty of space for people and luggage, making them perfect for road trips with family or friends.
  • The rules regarding car seats and child safety in Southeast Europe may vary slightly from city to city and country to country in the region. Generally, children under the age of 12 and measuring less than 135 cm (53 inches) in height and weighing less than 36 kg (79 lbs.) should be restrained in appropriate child car seats. Infants are usually required to use rear-facing car seats, while older children may use forward-facing seats.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Southeast Europe for £17 or less
  • Book your car hire in Southeast Europe at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Southeast Europe are around 106% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy hire cars in Southeast Europe are around 81% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Southeast Europe

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

    On average a car hire in Southeast Europe costs £20 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Southeast Europe?

    Standard (Class Convertible or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Southeast Europe.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Southeast Europe?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Europcar (£4/day), Payless (£4/day) and Klass Wagen (£5/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in Southeast Europe?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Southeast Europe are Alamo (8.0, 54 reviews), Sixt (6.9, 163 reviews), and Budget (6.6, 52 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Southeast Europe?

    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 Southeast Europe?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Southeast Europe are Tirana (23% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Southeast Europe), Corfu (15%) and Rhodes (12%).

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

    On average a car hire in Southeast Europe costs £173 per week (£25 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Southeast Europe costs £742 per month (£25 per day).

  • Should I rent a car in Southeast Europe?

    Renting a car in Southeast Europe will enable you to design personalized routes and make spontaneous stops to discover hidden attractions along the way. In addition, a rental car grants you access to destinations that might not be easily reachable by buses or trains. Some of the captivating attractions in Southeast Europe include Plitvice Lakes National Park, the Acropolis of Athens, and Buda Castle. Moreover, rental cars are viewed as cost-effective for groups or families traveling together, as sharing the rental and fuel expenses can be more economical than purchasing individual public transport tickets.

  • What is driving like in Southeast Europe?

    The driving experience in Southeast Europe varies from country to country, but there are some common features. The region features scenic landscapes and winding roads, which can lead to slower travel times. Speed limits are generally strictly enforced, and drivers are expected to obey them diligently. Generally, in urban areas, speed limits usually range from around 50 to 60 km/h (31 to 37 mph), while on highways and rural roads, they range from around 80 to 100 km/h (50 to 62 mph). It's necessary to be on the lookout for speed limit signs, as they can change frequently.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Southeast Europe?

    In Southeast Europe, the minimum age requirement for renting a car varies from country to country and is usually between 21 and 25 years old. However, some rental car companies may have higher age limits or require extra fees for drivers under 25. Additionally, some countries may have specific rules and regulations that affect the minimum age for car rentals. It's crucial to check with the rental car supplier in the specific Southeast European country you plan to visit to confirm the age requirements and any additional rental conditions.

Car hire directory

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    SURPRICE CAR RENTAL car hire locations in Southeast Europe

    90 Locations

  • autounion

    Autounion Car Rental car hire locations in Southeast Europe

    87 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Southeast Europe

    58 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Southeast Europe

    54 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Southeast Europe

    52 Locations

  • abbycar

    AbbyCar Car Rentals car hire locations in Southeast Europe

    49 Locations

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car hire locations in Southeast Europe

    47 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Southeast Europe

    45 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Southeast Europe

    44 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Southeast Europe

    43 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Southeast Europe

    41 Locations

  • discount.quebec

    DISCOUNT.QUEBEC car hire locations in Southeast Europe

    41 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

CarWiz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£24/day

Good deal

£17/day

When to book a rental car in Southeast Europe

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