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Bucharest Car Rental Deals

When you rent a car in Bucharest with Sixt you will find branches conveniently located at the airport and in the city center. With its historic attractions, museums, and green spaces, the city is a good vacation destination, as well as a base for trips to Transylvania. Architecturally, the city is a mix of 17th-century Orthodox churches, 18th and 19th-century mansions, and statement-making Communist constructions such as the enormous Palace of Parliament. With a car rental in Bucharest, you can really make the most of the capital city of Romania.

 
  • Bucharest Airport
    Calea Bucurestilor 224E
    075150 Otopeni

    Mo. - Su.00:00 - 24:00
    Bank Holiday00:00 - 24:00
    Book at this location

  • Bucharest City Centre
    Calea Victoriei 63-81
    010065 Bucuresti

    Mo.10:30 - 18:00
    Tu. - Su.09:00 - 18:00
    Book at this location

  • Bucharest Airport

    Sixt rent a car
    Calea Bucurestilor 224E
    075150 Otopeni

    Mo. - Su.00:00 - 24:00
    Bank Holiday00:00 - 24:00

    Available vehicle categories: Compact Cars & Sedans, Sports cars & convertibles, 4x4 / SUV

  • Bucharest City Centre

    Sixt rent a car
    Calea Victoriei 63-81
    010065 Bucuresti

    Mo.10:30 - 18:00
    Tu. - Su.09:00 - 18:00

    Available vehicle categories: Compact Cars & Sedans, 4x4 / SUV

Discover Bucharest, Romania with a car rental

Our Services | Traffic Information | Sixt Tips | Sightseeing Destinations | Business Travel

Our fleet contains premium models from well-known brands such as Ford, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz for your car rental in Bucharest. Pick an economy compact car for navigating busy city streets or admire the views of the River Dambovita from the luxury of a convertible. If you are heading into the countryside, then choose a rugged SUV. With our prepaid offers, your leisure or business budget is taken care of. Please note that while your chosen vehicle category is guaranteed, we cannot do the same for specific rental cars.

What to Do in Bucharest in Winter 2019

With frosty mornings and snow covering the ground, a winter visit to Bucharest can be a magical experience. The Romanian National Day is celebrated on December 1 and marks the start of the Christmas season. The city is illuminated with millions of lights and the Christmas markets appear. Warm up with traditional Romanian food such as sarmale, minced meat and rice wrapped in cabbage leaves, or the Christmas dessert of scutecele domnului. Winter sees the opening of outdoor ice rinks in the Bucharest parks. One of the most popular is in the Cismigiu Garden. If you want to get warm and love to swim, try out Therme Park with its saunas. Escape the cold air with a visit to one of the many museums in Bucharest. The Grigore Antipa Natural History Museum is aimed at all ages while the Museum of the Romanian Peasant features partially restored houses and lots of artifacts. If you plan to head out of the city, it is a good idea to rent an SUV or 4-wheel-drive vehicle.

Our Services

Reserve or prepay online or with our mobile app for your car rental in Bucharest to ensure a speedy pickup when you arrive in the city. If you are traveling with a group, select a spacious passenger van or minivan. Vehicles adapted for different mobility needs are available and we are happy to offer rental cars to drivers under 25 for an additional fee. Remember to browse our selection of optional extras and add them to your reservation. When you rent a car in Bucharest, optional add-ons include:

  • Additional drivers
  • Unlimited mileage
  • GPS
  • Child seats
  • Tire and windshield protection
  • Collision damage waiver, theft and personal accident protection
  • Snow chains and ski racks


Traffic Information

The drive from Henri Coanda International Airport into the city center takes just 20 minutes on Route 1. In the capital, most major roads converge at the center but adding a GPS device to your booking takes the stress out of city driving. River crossings get congested, while morning and evening rush hours should be avoided. There are street and public parking areas, and payment is usually made to an attendant.


Sixt Tips

Bucharest was first documented in 1459 as the home of Prince Vlad III, the Impaler. Over the centuries the city has been destroyed by fire and flood and rebuilt many times, leading to its architectural mix. In 1862, when the Principality of Romania was formed, the city became the capital. The 20th century saw turbulent years with many historic buildings being destroyed on the orders of dictator, Nicolae Ceausescu. More recently, Bucharest has undergone a rapid period of rebuilding and renewal. Start your city visit with a drive, taking in the Palace of Parliament. This grandiose building is the second-largest administrative building in the world. Still unfinished, it has over 3,000 rooms. In contrast is the Romanian Athenaeum with its huge dome. This is the hub of the classical music traditions. Just outside the city center at Herastrau Lake is the National Village Museum where dozens of rural buildings have been relocated for preservation.


Sightseeing Destinations

Explore the Old Town or Lipscani, but it is best to park outside the area and explore on foot. Discover the Old Princely Court and buildings from the 16th to 19th centuries that once housed merchants and artisans. Stop to admire the small Stavropoleos Church with its tombstone-filled courtyard and intricate wooden carvings. If the sun is shining take a walk through Cismigiu Garden with its small lake, shady walks, and cafes. Further afield, Targoviste was once the capital of Wallachia and where Vlad Tepes ruled from. The former Princely Court is now an open-air museum. The town also has many churches dating from the 15th to 18th centuries. Lying on a little island at the northern edge of Snagov Lake is the Snagov Monastery, the alleged resting place of Vlad Tepes, the model for Dracula.

    Distances to Snagov Monastery from our:

  • Airport branch: 15.5 miles, 25 minutes
  • City center branch: 25 miles, 40 minutes


Business Travel

The headquarters of most of the largest companies in Romania are based in Bucharest. It is the economic and administrative center of the country as well as an important hub for information and communications technology. The Bucharest International Conference Center is a large space that hosts a full program of conferences and trade fairs. When you rent a car in Bucharest, traveling between your hotel and the Conference Center is quick and easy.

    Distances to the International Conference Center from our:

  • Airport branch: 7 miles, 12 minutes
  • City center branch: 3.5 miles, 10 minutes

 
 

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