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Explore Bucharest

Explore Bucharest with Expedia’s Travel Guides to find the best hotels, flights, holiday packages and more!

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Why rent a car in Bucharest?

Bucharest is a beautiful city with a proud history that can be seen in its architecture. A Bucharest hire car will give you the opportunity to really take advantage of this stunning location and see local attractions such as Dimitrie Gusti National Village Museum, an open-air museum that gives a glimpse into traditional village life in Romania. There are also several museums and buildings with classic architecture to enjoy around the city.

How to get to and around Bucharest?

Bucharest Henri Coandă International Airport is Romania's busiest airport, and it's a little less than half an hour's drive away from the city centre. Ploiesti, just over an hour away with a Bucharest hire car, offers a wealth of museums and attractions, including Peles Castle, the former residence of Romania's King Charles I.

Hiring a car in Bucharest city centre

There are a number of city centre pick-up points for a Bucharest rental car, and you can also rent a car at the airport. If you want to find out about parking in Bucharest, check out Parking Bucharest, which gives some tips on parking and has an interactive map of car parks in the city.

What brands are available?

The following companies are available to offer car hire in Bucharest:

  • Right Cars
  • Green Motion
  • Alamo
  • NU
  • Sixt
  • Enterprise
  • Must-sees within an easy drive of Bucharest

    If you're visiting Romania, it's advisable that you hire a car in Bucharest and take in the stunning natural scenery while stopping off in some of the historic cities around the country. Brasov, around two hours and 45 minutes' drive from Bucharest, offers stunning natural views and impressive ancient buildings. 14th century Bran Castle, which sits on top of a hill and presides over the local area, is said to be the inspiration for the legend of Count Dracula, as depicted in Bram Stoker’s classic novel.

    Slatina takes two hours and 20 minutes to reach with a Bucharest rental car. Located on the bank of the Olt river, Slatina has lots of museums to visit. In the heart of picturesque Transylvania, the city of Cluj-Napoca is worth the journey of six hours and 20 minutes in your Bucharest hire car. The Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania has been there for more than 80 years, and offers a variety of cultural exhibits, and the National Museum of Transylvanian History features historical and archaeological displays from the local area.

    Tips and tricks for driving in Romania

    In Romania, you must drive on the right-hand side and overtake on the left, other than trams, which are to be overtaken on the right. Using your horn is prohibited in the centre of Bucharest and some other large cities. Speed limits are signposted, and can be as high as 130kmph (81mph) on motorways, and 50kmph (31mph) in town centres. The driver and all passengers must wear a seatbelt while the car is moving.

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