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EasyTerra Car Rental Budapest is an independent car rental comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car rental companies so as a customer you can always reserve your rental car through us at a competitive rate.

Recent reviews

Average rating: 8.4 / 10
Number of reviews in Budapest: 46
Moshe Buchbinder Budapest Ferihegy Airport
“excellent web site”

“good rentals deals, reliable, easy handling web site and good customer service.”

28-09-2019 05:20
B De Vries U-Save Auto Rental Budapest Ferihegy Airport
“Goede service met ophaaldienst bij het…”

“Goede service met ophaaldienst bij het vliegveld. We werden opgewacht door een medewerkster. 2 opmerkingen : tank niet vol bij aflevering (ook niet vol terug) Gereserveerd bedrag op visa nog niet vrij gegeven! Al ruim 2 weken thuis.”

27-05-2019 20:27
Stefano Gatto Buchbinder Budapest Ferihegy Airport
“The only issue I had last time I rented…”

“The only issue I had last time I rented a car , was to receive 2 invoices in my Credit Card without understanding why 2. The reason is that I was not aware that I was going to be billed separately for the initial reservation made over Easyterra and secondly for the extra items purchased at car delivery time (insurance, airport tax(?), etc.) Therefore, I thought I was billed for a first reservation I made on Easyterra and which somewhat failed to conclude. Following this first reservation, I got no confirmation email at all and was not prompted in any way from the website itself. I thought this was the second line billed in my Credit card. Another aspect which let me into this wrong belief is that the 2 lines were invoiced by 2 different companies (megadrive and Buchbinder). This led to hours spent clarifying, while it could have been avoided by sending me the invoices by email, as soon as you issued it (preferably 1 consolidated invoice). Thank you anyway for the outstanding car and nice welcoming in Budapest!”

26-04-2018 08:52

Location information for Budapest

Car rental Budapest
Car rental Budapest

Introduction

Budapest is the capital of Hungary and consists of two parts. On the east bank of the Danube lies predominantly flat Pest, on the west bank hilly Buda. It is a beautiful city with splendid medieval building, narrow streets, colorful houses, ancient bathhouses and interesting museums. But there is also a modern Budapest with fancy shops, expensive restaurants and luxury hotels. The city is also called the 'queen of the Danube'.

Population

A quarter of the country's population, 2.5 million people, lives in Budapest.

Location

Budapest is located beautifully on the river Danube, which not only crosses Budapest, but also runs straight through Hungary. The city is situated in the north of Hungary, not far from the border with Slovakia. Some 230 kilometers to the north-west of Budapest lies the Austrian capital Vienna.

Economy

After the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, the economy of Budapest suffered enormously, but it still is the beating heart of the country's economy with shipyards, textile factories, machine industry and chemical companies. Trade and transport are other important pillars.
Tourism is very important to the city. In recent years the number of foreign visitors has risen tremendously.

Airports

To the east of Budapest lies the international Budapest Ferihegy Airport. There are connections to virtually all European capitals. The airport is also used a lot by budget airlines. Every half hour there are special buses from the city center (Erzsébet tér) to the airport.

Public transport

Public transport is very extensive: buses, trolley buses, trams, metros and also a cogwheel line (to the Fortress hill in Buda). The metro is perhaps the most convenient form of transportation. There are three lines, and a fourth one is being built, which will be opened in 2009. In Buda - where there are only a few metro stations - the tram provides a good alternative.

Budapest has a number of train stations. The most important ones are Keleti (east), Déli (south) and Nyugati (west). Check carefully from which station your train departs. It may not always appear logical to us. For example: the train for Vienna (which lies to the west of Budapest) departs from the train station in the east of the city!

Traffic and Parking

Budapest can be pretty busy. It is only during the Summer holiday that traffic is relatively calm. Keep in mind that you are not allowed to make a left turn on large boulevards. Plan your route carefully to avoid having to make unnecessary detours.

Car drivers are often pulled over by the police, usually because they are looking for illegal immigrants. Stay calm and hand them your papers. They will let you leave quickly. Something to bear in mind: in Hungary you are not allowed to drive when you have even a single drop of alcohol in your blood.

The city is divided into zones with different parking rates. In these zones you have to pay between 8 am and 6 pm on weekdays, and from 8 am to noon on Saturdays for parking in the street. The maximum parking time varies between 2 and 3 hours. If you want to park longer. There are P+R areas. You will find them near important metro stations and bus terminals. Even better (and safer!) would be to park your car in a car park. Wherever you decide to park, never leave anything of value in your car, in particular your documents.

The city is the traffic junction of Hungary. All important motorways begin in Budapest: the M1 to Vienna, de M3 to and Debrecen, the M5 to the Serbian border and the M7 to Lake Balaton and the Croatian border.

Hotels

Budapest has plenty of hotels. There are simple rooms in private residences, bed & breakfast accommodations, good mid-range hotels, and a few 5 star hotels. Some of them are very modern, others with a long history and atmosphere to match.

Compared to Western Europe, the hotel rooms are very reasonably priced. To be sure you have a hotel room in a certain hotel, we recommend you book in advance.

External Sources

For more information about Budapest, we recommend Google, and the following sources:

Frequently asked questions

Is EasyTerra Car Rental 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? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). 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 EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
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Car rental locations in Budapest

EasyTerra Car Rental Budapest compares prices of car rental companies at the following locations:

If you are looking for a rental car in Hungary, but in a city other than Budapest, please click through to the Car rental Hungary page, where you can choose in which city in Hungary you want to rent a car.