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Budapest Car Rental with SIXT

SIXT makes securing a Budapest car rental the easiest task on your travel “to-do” list. Whether you need an agile sedan for ancient city streets, or an SUV for a day trip to Eger in the nearby Bükk Mountains, SIXT has a vehicle for your trip. The user-friendly SIXT website or app allows you to make your car rental reservation with just a few clicks or taps. Regardless of the car type you’ve chosen from SIXT’s diverse fleet, you’ll be able to pick up your ride from any one of the convenient locations, like the airport, main train station, or Heroes Square. If you have a question before or during your rental term, our friendly English-speaking customer service agents are available 24/7. 


SIXT services in Budapest

SIXT has many vehicles available in its fleet, making it possible to secure the ideal Budapest car rental for your trip. If you’ve booked a significant block of time for your journey to the area, you may want to choose an economical long-term rental, like a compact car. Professionals traveling to Budapest for work may choose a premium SUV or sedan for a one-day rental. Our diverse selection also includes SUVs, station wagons, multi-seaters and passenger vans. Whatever you choose, enhance your rental with extras like GPS and child seats. 

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Good to know when you’re visiting Budapest

Car rental under 25 in Budapest

The minimum age for a SIXT rental in Hungary is 21 with a license held for at least 1 year. Some car categories have a higher minimum age, and an underage driver fee applies to those under 25. 

Documents you need to rent a car in Budapest

You need to have a valid driver’s license that you have held for at least 1 year, plus an ID or passport. Renters with licenses using a non-Roman alphabet like Cyrillic or Arabic also need an international driving permit. 

One-way car rental in Budapest

 It is generally allowed to make one-way rentals between SIXT stations in Hungary. An additional fee may apply. 

What to do while in Budapest

Budapest is a surprising city known for its architecture. While here, you’ll want to want to visit Halászbástya, otherwise known as Fisherman's Bastion, which is a 19th-century structure that is the picture of romantic monuments. Nearby are the must-see Budapest Castle grounds. One of the great benefits of long-term visits to the city is the opportunity for day trips; rent a car in Budapest to explore the riverside villages along the Danube Bend, just a short drive north. 

Summer in Budapest

Summer is a special time to visit Budapest. The warm months make river cruises along the Danube particularly enjoyable. Since the river cuts through the heart of the city, the most striking, architecturally astounding buildings are best seen by boat. If you’re visiting during the month of August, you’ll get a chance to check out the Sziget Festival, which is one of the largest music festivals in Europe. Hop in your rental on an early summer afternoon and head to Etyek Wine Country. 



I can’t believe I didn’t write this review earlier. Dear Sixt Budapest Airport team, I’ve been renting from you for many years now and very often. I normally drive from Budapest to Slovakia when I visit my family. Without your services, life would have been complicated. Your clear communication, friendliness and professional attitude makes hiring a car very easy and stress free. I’ve driven everything from your A class Mercedes to your Range Rover and I can say, you provide high quality, well maintained and clean cars at all levels of premium. It’s a pleasure to hire from Sixt, I really look forward to picking up the keys from you soon on my next trip to Budapest and Slovakia. My holiday time begins with your rental center and it has always been the part I am most excited about. Thanks for your incredible service over the years!

huzat t.

nice service, car was not what i ordered, but get a category up. car was clean and ok. staff was nice.

Tibor F.

Excellent customer service, resolve and help from Diana at Sixt Budapest Airport. I will definitely come back again as their customer service is unparalleled.

Leonid E.

Special thanks to the Kiss Zsolt for the outstanding service!

Jessica H.

Staff was very friendly and helpful. The staff made sure we were aware of the nuances of driving in a new country. This location was easy to find and accessing the car was easy.

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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