By Car

Exploring Budapest by Car

Driving in Budapest can indeed be a challenge for the uninitiated, given the bustling traffic and seemingly sporadic placement of stop signs and traffic lights. Despite these challenges, you might find a need to rent a car for journeys outside of the city. Reputable rental companies such as Hertz, Avis, Alamo, National, and Budget have offices both within the city and at the airport. To get the best deals, it’s advisable to make your arrangements directly through their websites and do so well in advance.

Car Rental Services in Budapest

When making your reservation, especially if you’re doing so from abroad, ask for written confirmation through fax or email. If you don’t receive confirmation, it’s safe to assume that your reservation may not have been made successfully.

For reference, below are sample quoted rates from two agencies for renting an economy car:

  • The driver must be a minimum of 21 years old, with no upper age limit
  • The driver must be the sole authorized driver
  • The driver’s license must be at least 1 year old
  • An International Driver’s License is required

Important Considerations for Renting a Car

It’s crucial to note that we’ve received numerous negative feedback from readers regarding their car-rental experiences in Budapest. Hence, do thorough research, read reviews, and ensure you fully understand the terms and conditions before finalizing your car rental.

Additional Notes: Driving in Budapest requires careful planning and awareness. This guide aims to provide all the necessary information to ensure you have a safe and enjoyable driving experience in and around the city. Enjoy your Budapest adventure!