Sixt is ready to help you out with your holiday travels with our car rental deals in Hungary. We host an extensive fleet that can suit just about any mobility needs. With our excellent customer service, premium rental cars and affordable rates you will have the means to make the most of your trip. Whatever your budget or plans we have a car rental in Hungary to accommodate. Browse our branch menu to find the branch to rent a car in Hungary and book easily online.
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Pick up your rental vehicle at the Budapest Airport or the city's major train stations, or collect your rental car in Budapest at places like Heroes Square and St. Stephens Basilica. All of our Sixt rent a car Hungary branches are conveniently located, giving you easy access to key travel routes and tourist sites. Read on for further details about our rental services, interesting sightseeing destinations and driving tips that can help you plan your trip.
On offer with our car rental in Hungary is a wide selection of up-to-date, leading brand vehicles. Our rental vehicle fleet hosts models from top manufacturers such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz. While booking online you can customize your rental car with numerous add-ons. We recommend optional extras like GPS, child seats, roadside protection, loss damage waiver and additional driver coverage. Sixt car rental deals in Hungary often come equipped with 500 free miles as well.
All US driver's licenses are valid in Hungary. For an extended visit, you might consider obtaining an International Driver's License.
You must be 21 with a driver's license in effect for at least one year. Some premium class models require drivers to be at least 25.
We accept all major credit cards at our Hungary branches, and there are no credit card fees.
In the event of a major accident, contact the police by calling 107 and the ambulance at 104. With a minor accident, it is advised that you not move a vehicle until the police complete an accident report. If there are any damages to the rental vehicle contact Sixt immediately and fill out the Accident Report form enclosed with your vehicle documents.
TIP: It is generally cheaper to rent a car at least three months before any high season. Free cancellation up to 24 hours before collection is almost always possible, but is dependent on the chosen tariff.
From awesome architectural landmarks to the majestic bridges over the Danube River, to quaint, traditional villages and gentle, rolling countryside, car rental in Hungary allows you to make the most of your vacation. In general, the quality of smaller roads in Hungary will vary, but the 900 mile major motorway system is generally free of any major construction delays or heavy traffic. Be aware that motorways are tolled and you will need to purchase a vignette either from your rental office, at gas stations or online.
Located in a former industrial district on the River Danube Embankment is the Palace of Arts. Also known as MUPA, it is an enormous cultural complex which is the musical and cultural hub of Budapest. In Eger, a historic, northeastern town famous for its wines and therapeutic waters you can find the revered Castle of Eger. The castle memorializes the place where a small, defiant Hungarian garrison defeated a huge Turkish army in 1552. Surrounded by the modern city of Miskolc, the medieval Castle of Diósgyőr hosts the Kalaka Folk Festival each July. The festival showcases theatric performances reviving the Middle Ages and key historical events. Built in 1745, the baroque palace of the Festetics family in Keszthely houses the largest aristocratic private library in Hungary.
The 300 square miles of the Hortobágy National Park in eastern Hungary is a perfectly intact cultural landscape of traditional pastoral farming which has been in use for more than two millennia. The beautiful Pálvölgyi Cave in Budapest stretches more than four miles through a multi-level labyrinth of amazing rock formations formed by thermal waters over millions of years. Near the western end of Lake Balaton, Lake Hévíz is the largest thermal lake in the world. Bathers can take a dip in the 90 degree hot springs fed waters which are rich in sulfur, radium and minerals. The Lake Cave of Tapolca is a three mile system of Miocene limestone layered caves, which are electrically illuminated over a blue lake that placidly wanders directly under the town of Tapolca.
The iconic scene of Scarlett Johannson crossing the Chain Bridge in Budapest is one of many memorable images from the 2001 "An American Rhapsody". The opening scene of the 2005 "Munich", a historical drama and political thriller directed by Steven Spielberg, was shot at Puskás Ferenc Stadium in Budapest. The 2013 action film "A Good Day To Die Hard" features many scenes of Budapest as a stand in for Moscow. Budapest also plays prominently in "Blade Runner 2049", a 2017 neo noir science fiction sequel to the immensely popular original film.
Hungary observes strict border control. While US and EU citizens can pass freely into neighboring countries, some nations do impose road taxes so check with your rental agent to see what to expect when leaving the country. More details about crossing borders with your Sixt rent a car in Hungary can be found here: Rental Information.