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Car Rental Budapest

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.

Popular rental locations in Budapest

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Budapest

Car rental offers in Budapest

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 Budapest.

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Mini
Economy
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Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
Station wagon
Passenger van
SUV

Car rental companies in Budapest

Below are the car rental companies in Budapest with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Alamo

    9 (7470)
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  • Sixt

    8.7 (2579)
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  • Hertz

    8.2 (5743)
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  • ORYX Rent A Car

    8.2 (79)
  • Avis

    8.1 (4911)
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  • U-Save Auto Rental

    8.1 (201)
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  • Active Car Rental

    8 (381)
  • Europcar

    8 (6715)
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  • Enterprise

    7.9 (1610)
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  • Budget

    7.9 (8488)
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  • Buchbinder

    7.8 (474)
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  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.7 (2799)
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  • Your Rent

    7.7 (49)
  • Flizzr

    7.6 (252)
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  • Thrifty

    7.6 (4510)
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  • Fleet Rent a car

    7.5 (245)
  • Klass Wagen

    7.4 (22)
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  • Global Rent a Car

    7.3 (133)
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  • Megadrive

    7.2 (366)
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  • Green Motion

    6.9 (1574)
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  • GLOBAL Rent-a-Car

    6.9 (699)
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Car rental companies in and around Budapest

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.

Car rental locations in Budapest

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Location information for 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:

Practical information

  • Currency
    Hungarian forint
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    Hungarian
  • Popular car category
    economy

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 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?
  • Alamo
  • Sixt
  • Hertz
  • ORYX Rent A Car
  • Avis
  • U-Save Auto Rental
  • Active Car Rental
  • Europcar
  • Enterprise
  • Budget
  • Buchbinder
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Your Rent
  • Flizzr
  • Thrifty
  • Fleet Rent a car
  • Klass Wagen
  • Global Rent a Car
  • Megadrive
  • Green Motion
  • GLOBAL Rent-a-Car
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