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Car hire in Bucharest

Car hire in Bucharest

Bucharest is the capital of Romania and is in the southern area of the country. It is famous for its bustling atmosphere and its grand architecture. In recent years, it has also developed into the ideal destination for an enjoyable city break.

What I need to know

Bucharest is easy to fly to and has two airports that offer connections to the rest of Europe and beyond. This means there are lots of Bucharest car hire options to choose from. Use our site to search out the best deal for your rental and ensure you secure a vehicle that suits your needs.

Where to pick up my car

Henri Coanda International Airport] (OTP) is around located 16km from the centre of the capital and is the major hub for the area. If you are planning to collect your hire car from the airport then the majority of car rental firms in the city are located in a special area between the departures terminal and the arrivals terminal.

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  • “The pick-up was easy, it took 5 minutes from arriving at the desk to driving out the car, and the return took even less time.”
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Where to go

There is plenty to do during your stay in Bucharest. Many visitors like to explore the local markets to sample some of the local culture and explore the historic buildings in the city. One key landmark is the Memorial of Rebirth, that was created in 2005 to mark the victims of the Romanian Revolution of 1989.

Nearby Bucharest

Once you have picked up your hire car, it is easy to discover many of the attractions that surround Bucharest. Within an hour’s drive from Budapest is the famous River Danube and it could be the perfect place to spend a few hours enjoying this famous waterway.

Longer drives

For those who want to explore further afield then Bucharest is well-positioned as a base for heading to many other European destinations. For example, the Romanian capital is around four hours from the border of Bulgaria Bucharest and five hours from the capital city of Sofia.

Eating and drinking

Romania food is heavily influenced by a number of cultures, including German and Hungarian. Local dishes often include soups, while the national drink is a plum brandy known as tuica.

Things to do

The streets of Bucharest offer plenty of things to do and see, with evidence of the area’s history in abundance in the local buildings and monuments. For those keen to enjoy some
retail therapy during their stay, the main street in the city is Lipscani and offers a real mix of shopping opportunities.              


One of the must dos in Bucharest is the National Museum of Art of Romania. The most famous art gallery in the country is based in the royal palace and boasts a collection featuring pieces dating back to the medieval period, as well as works by local sculptor Constantin Brancuși.