Romania is a beautiful country and its attractions have become all the more accessible to the visitor since it joined the EU. When you rent a car in Romania from Sixt you can explore the scenic beauty of the Carpathian Mountains and fascinating cities like Bucharest. As you can see from the list below, we offer car rental in Romania from branches across the country and this, along with our simple booking process, makes it easy to access a quality rental car. Read on for tips on driving in the country and securing better car rental deals in Romania.
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With branches at Romania's major cities, airports and travel routes, Sixt can fit seamlessly with your travel plans and you will soon be on the road and enjoying the sights of Romania. You might be surprised with what Romania has to offer the visitor, so we have included a Places of Interest section to help you with suggestions for sights you can visit when you rent a car in Romania. You might even decide to drive on the Transfagarasan in your chosen vehicle, described by some as the most beautiful road in Europe.
Choosing the right rental car for your trip is important. All visitors have different needs and preferences and that is why we offer such a wide choice of vehicles for car rental in Romania. Our sedans range from large luxury models, ideal for longer trips, to compact city cars, which are great around town. SUVs are the perfect partner for exploring the countryside, while station wagons provide for those with additional luggage needs. Minivans mean that larger parties can still enjoy traveling together. Be sure also to check out our extensive options list. You can make sure that your rental vehicle fits with your preferences by selecting add-ons like enhanced insurance cover, child seats, navigation systems or winter tires. You can even specify a ski rack if you are heading for the slopes. Whatever your choice, it's a good idea to book early to ensure availability of your preferred car and options and to secure advantageous car rental deals in Romania.
When you rent a car with Sixt in Romania, you will need to present a valid ID card or passport as proof of identity. The renter and any other drivers will also need a valid driver's license. A standard US license is acceptable.
You need to be at least 18 and have held your license for a minimum of one year to enjoy car rental in Romania with Sixt. There may be additional age restrictions for certain models of rental vehicle and drivers under 25 will pay a surcharge for certain classes of car. More details will be displayed while on the booking engine.
Sixt accepts payment by major credit card including those from Visa, MasterCard/EuroCard and American Express. We are not able to accept payment by debit card or prepaid card.
If you have a car accident in Romania you must report it to the police and obtain a report before leaving the scene of the accident. All accidents must be reported to the police, even if it didn't involve any other vehicle. The emergency services number is 112. You also need to inform Sixt immediately of any damage to the car and complete the provided Accident Report Form.
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.
Romanian roads are classified according to their importance and traffic rules. Motorways have an 'A' prefix and then a number, while expressways are noted as 'DX' followed by numbers. National roads get the 'DN' prefix, while country roads are labeled 'DJ' and local roads 'DC'. Major motorways are in good condition but the quality of country roads is variable and care should be taken when driving on them, especially at night. You will need to purchase a 'vignette' to use the motorways. These can be obtained from gas stations and border points.
The Wooden churches of Maramures in northern Transylvania number more than 100 and date from the 17th century. They typically have tall, slender towers and are known for their beauty. The UNESCO World Heritage Site old town of Sighisoara is an outstandingly preserved fortified medieval town. Beautifully painted buildings and narrow, winding streets make for a great place to visit. The Palace of the Parliament in Bucharest is the second largest government building in the world (behind the Pentagon). It has more than 3,000 rooms and can be explored only by guided tour. You will need your passport to enter. One of the more unusual architectural features of Romania are the villages with fortified churches in Transylvania. These are found in seven villages across southeast Transylvania.
The Danube Delta is a UNESCO protected site and the second largest river delta in Europe (after the Volga). The delta empties into the Black Sea and is a haven for wildlife, especially birds, along its many channels. Among the marshes and woodland you will find everything from Egyptian pelicans to Arctic geese. The Carpathian Mountains and Muntii Maramuresului Nature Park encompass some of the last unspoiled wilderness areas in Europe. There are spectacular mountain peaks, cascading rivers and lush Alpine meadows to enjoy. You will also find wolves and the Carpathian chamois in the virgin forests. The Liberty Bear Sanctuary in Zarnesti does a great job in rescuing bears from exploitation. There are more than 70 bears in the sanctuary, which can be viewed as they enjoy their natural habitat in safety. The Balti Steppe is another area of unspoiled wilderness. The landscape includes steep gorges and barren highlands in a breathtaking high plain.
The 2006 comedy, "Borat", starring Sacha Baron Cohen featured the Romanian village of Glod as Borat's home town. The Carpathian Mountains provided the spectacular backdrop for the 2003 film "Cold Mountain", while "Mirrors (2008)" used the interior of Bucharest's Academy of Science building. "The Whistleblower (2010)" was also filmed in Bucharest and in the Carpathians.
Cross border rentals are allowed to a number of European countries in Central and Eastern Europe. Charges apply and written permission is required before travel. You can find a list of countries and more details here: Rental Information. In case of offense against crossing borders and territorial restrictions all insurance coverage will be void of validity.