Car rental Romania
General information and regulations
In order to rent a car you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for one year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. The maximum age for renting a car is 70.
Non-EU residents need to obtain an International Driver's License in order to drive in Romania. Seatbelts are mandatory, but child's seats are not. Traffic travels on the right and fines can be paid on the spot.
The speed limits are: in the city 37mph/60kph, on open roads 44mph/70kph and on highways 56mph/90kph.
Driving in Romania with a rental car
Romania is a large country with a wide variety of scenery and regions. In the famous region of Transylvania, you can find the highest mountain of Romania, Moldoveaunu (2,544 meters) and several beautiful mountain ranges. You can find more than 150 glacier lakes and boreal forests here.
The city of Sibiu, a medieval city in the heart of Romania, is situated at 215 km from Bucharest. Another option for a nice daytrip is the journey to the historical region of Dobroedzja. You can find the district of Constanta here, on the black sea (a little more than 200 km from Bucharest).
Romania offers charming scenery and the largest population of bears, wolves and lynxes in Europe. Nowadays, the country is covered in forest for 26%, this percentage used to be higher. Near Bucharest, the closest forest is the Vlasia forest, which surrounds Bucharest and parts of the Ilfov district, farmland near Bucharest.
Renting a car in Romania
There are several car rental companies located at the airport of Bucharest. These include: Budget, Europcar and Hertz. You can book a rental car through EasyTerra as well. This website compares the rates of well-established car rental companies for your convenience.