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Car rental offers in Bucharest

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Bucharest.
  • For example: Skoda Citigo
    Mini class
    For example: Skoda Citigo
  • Popular category
    For example: Opel Corsa
    Economy class
    For example: Opel Corsa
  • For example: Ford Focus Estate
    Compact class
    For example: Ford Focus Estate
  • For example: Opel Insignia
    Intermediate class
    For example: Opel Insignia
  • For example: Ford Kuga
    Standard class
    For example: Ford Kuga
  • For example: Skoda Kodiaq
    Full-size class
    For example: Skoda Kodiaq
  • For example: Mercedes GLC
    Luxury class
    For example: Mercedes GLC
  • For example: Ford Focus Estate
    Station wagon class
    For example: Ford Focus Estate

Car rental companies in Bucharest

Below are the car rental companies in Bucharest with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.
  • Alamo
    8.3 (7251)
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  • Enterprise
    7.9 (1574)
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  • Thrifty
    7.8 (4382)
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  • Flexicar
    7.5 (24)
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  • Sixt
    7.4 (2353)
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  • Klass Wagen
    7.4 (21)
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  • Payless Car Rental
    7.3 (448)
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  • FireFly Car Rental
    7 (3221)
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  • addCarRental
    6.6 (89)
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Car rental companies in and around Bucharest

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Available locations in Bucharest

Bucharest Baneasa Airport
Calea Victoriei 63-81
Grigore Mora Str, 17

Bucharest Guide


Bucharest, like so many other cities in Eastern Europe, took a beating during WWII and the Soviet Times. Once known as the ‘Paris of the East’, this city, still retains some of its Old World flavour, despite being ‘frozen in time’ for the past 60 years. Car hire in Bucharest is the most convenient way to get around the city and its outer areas, and is suggested by many visitors. Book today with us to a secure a car at a fantastic price.

Explore Bucharest

During the 1980's, Nikolai Ceausescu, Romania’s brutal dictator, decreed that the biggest building in the world would be constructed in Bucharest. Although it fell short of its goal, (the Pentagon is bigger), the enormous Palace of Parliament offers daily tours of its 3,100 room interior, as well as its ornate exterior.

In central Bucharest contained within the Old Court Church which is dated back to the 16th century, are well preserved frescos. Nearby is the George Enescu Museum displaying the musician’s manuscripts and personal belongings. For a bit of the macabre, in the western part of the city is the Ghencea Civil Cemetery which contains the ornate final resting place of the Ceausescu family.

For entertainment, the city offers many bars, nightclubs, theatres, arts and cinemas. Both the center and the Gara de Nord train station area contain numerous options for accommodation and dining.

Travel out of Bucharest city and you will reach the beautiful Fagaras Mountains. A branch of the legendary Carpathians, they contain numerous mountain lakes and for the hikers, spectacular trails. And what trip to Romania is complete without a journey to Dracula’s Castle. Poienari Castle, just over the border in Wallachia, is regarded as the one time dwelling of the mysterious Vlad Tepes, the real man behind the story of Dracula.


Bucharest offers numerous flights to cities all over Europe from its two airports.

Bucharest Aurel Vlaicu Airport
The closest Airport to Bucharest city center located only 5 miles north is Bucharest Aurel Vlaicu Airport, more commonly known as Baneasa International Airport. The airport has a bar and snack bar, ATM's and currency exchange, a VIP terminal, disabled facilities, internet access and adequate parking facilities.

Transport options from the airport include trains, Taxi's, Buses and trams. If you wish to rent a vehicle Avis and Direct Rent A Car offer car hire services at the airport. Book now to get cheap online deals and offers, and save time queuing at the airport.

Henri Coandă Airport
Most commonly known as Bucharest Otopeni International Airport, is located approximately 10 miles to the northwest of Bucharest city center and is Romania's busiest airport. The airport offers its passengers fantastic facilities including a post office, bank, ATM, hairdressers, internet access, currency exchange, baggage area, and numerous bars and restaurants to relax. If you enjoy a bit of shopping there's a book store, fragrances and cosmetics, newspaper shop and not forgetting duty free.

Car hire companies also operate from desks located in the main terminal building on the ground floor. These include Avis, Bavaria, Budget, Dollar, Eco Rent A Car, Hertz, Sixt and Touring Rent A Car. Book online in advance or on arrival at the airport. Bus Taxi and train services all operate from this airport to Bucharest.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Romanian leu
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
  • Popular car category
  • Popular rental companies
    Payless Car Rental

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk? at this location
  • Alamo
  • Enterprise
  • Thrifty
  • Flexicar
  • Sixt
  • Klass Wagen
  • Payless Car Rental
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • addCarRental
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