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Pick-up locationBudapest
Hire locations71
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Budapest car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
National
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
1 location in Budapest
National
Locations in Budapest
Liszt Ferenc International Apt+36 1 770 7070
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
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10.0 Excellent30 Sep. 2019
Pros: The staff was super friendly, helped us with our luggage, directions, very concerned we enjoyed our trip, did not try to upsell us.
Rated no. 2
Europcar
10 Excellent (1 review)
4 locations in Budapest
Europcar
Locations in Budapest
Erzsebet Ter 7-8+36 1 505 4400
Liszt Ferenc International Airport+36 1 421 8370
Prielle Kornelia U.45+36 1 204 2994
Szentlorinci Ut 195853 Hrsz+36 1 421 8333
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10.0 Excellent9 May 2018
brand new automatic carPros: Brand new car in perfect condition. Service was excellent on check in and return. Very EASY process from the Budapest airport.
Rated no. 3
Hertz
9.3 Excellent (3 reviews)
3 locations in Budapest
Hertz
Locations in Budapest
Apaczai Csere Janos U. 4.+36 1 296 0997
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
Budapest A/p Term 2b+36 1 296 0996
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
Visegradi Utca 101+36 1 296 0998
Monday07:00 - 19:00
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Thursday07:00 - 19:00
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Saturday07:00 - 19:00
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Rated no. 4
Avis
9.1 Excellent (4 reviews)
3 locations in Budapest
Avis
Locations in Budapest
Arany Janos Utca 26-28+36 1 318 4240
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
Avis Desk Terminal 2B+36 1 296 6421
Monday08:00 - 23:59
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Soroksari Ut 16+36 1 790 5250
Monday08:00 - 23:59
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Friday08:00 - 23:59
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7.2 Good31 Oct. 2017
Pros: Good city location and the staff was friendly and helpful. They changed the drop off fee to 150 Euros and took off the GPS charge. They tried to make the rental right but they could not do anything about the "upgraded car" and agreed that the VW Golf was not an SUV category.Cons: They were fine it was the left over dissatisfaction with Avis in Prague.
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From $40/dayRated no. 5
BUCHBINDER
8.8 Excellent (2 reviews)
3 locations in Budapest
BUCHBINDER
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Downtown
T2 Terminál+36 1296 6610
Vaci ut 99+36 1225 2170
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
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8.0 Excellent16 Sep. 2016
Pros: Relatively quick pick up and return, clean.Cons: Upon return, the attendant indicated damage on the front allow wheel rim. I drove from rental car parking spot to another parking spot 5 hours away. Did not have an opportunity to rub rim against a curb to inflict damage. Damage seemed to be old, but attendant said it was not on the initial inspection. I can't take 30 minutes to inspect cars for minor wear and tear. Waiting on Buchbinder final assessment for damages.
Rated no. 6
Enterprise
8.7 Excellent (4 reviews)
2 locations in Budapest
Enterprise
Locations in Budapest
Alkotas Utca 20-22+36 1225 2170
Liszt Ferenc International Apt+36 1 770 7070
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent27 Jan. 2017
Pros: Ease of the pick-upCons: I was asked if I wanted winter tires or summer tires, IT SNOWS IN BUDAPEST
6.4 Good3 Nov. 2016
Cons: extra charge to return to different location in same city
9.6 Excellent2 Oct. 2016
Cons: Extremely slow service at drop-off.
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From $102/dayRated no. 7
Sixt
6.5 Good (22 reviews)
2 locations in Budapest
Sixt
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Liszt Ferenc Term. 2B+36 1 451 4227
Monday07:45 - 23:59
Tuesday07:45 - 23:59
Wednesday07:45 - 23:59
Thursday07:45 - 23:59
Friday07:45 - 23:59
Saturday07:45 - 23:59
Sunday07:45 - 23:59
Váci út 141+36 1 451 4220
Monday07:00 - 19:00
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Saturday08:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent29 Jul. 2019
Pros: Drop off was very easy. Peter made it very quick and convinient
8.8 Excellent23 Jul. 2019
Pros: Staff was attentive and managed to upsell me...but that was just fine because it was for a bigger vehicle and we were moving, so actually it was a win-win. I managed to fit about 11 bags in the car and avoided multiple taxi trips and a bag storage fees.Cons: The experience was pretty painless, could be a bit faster. Also, I think the price of the cars in town (Budapest) is pretty high. Having said that it was a last minute rental and more than made up for the higher cost
2.0 Mediocre4 Apr. 2019
Pros: nothingCons: they charged me for rental i canceled
10.0 Excellent21 Aug. 2018
Quick pick-up and drop-offPros: I liked that the car was ready for pick-up, and that the agent reviewed the paperwork with me. When I dropped off the car, the agent came to where I was, reviewed the condition of the car, and sent me on my way within a matter of minutes.
10.0 Excellent5 Aug. 2018
Pros: Everything was top class. The car was brand new and perfect for our needs. It was very fuel efficient too. The pickup up dropoff was very convenient and the staff at the counter were informative professional and courteous. And I believe I got a great deal booking last minute in peak summer through Kayak.Cons: Things I didn't like was that the Bluetooth was not working properly. I wanted to connect the Google maps on my mobile and to make calls but it seems that the car rental company doesn't allow this function. Also I took 3rd party insurance as Sixth sells insurance very expensive and they took €1800 as deposit for not taking insurance from them. They need to work out a better deal for insurance and make it convenient for customers.
10.0 Excellent2 Jul. 2018
Love renting from SixtPros: Friendly staff very helpful. Good vehicles. Always trying hard to make our experience enjoyable.Cons: Nothing
8.4 Excellent29 Apr. 2018
Scratch under the bumperPros: Take photos of car inside and out before you leave. We were charged $200 for a tiny scratch under the car. Also watch for the 700 mile limit that Sixt does. If you’re traveling, the miles rack up. Hidden charges throughout. The men working were harsh.
2.0 Mediocre24 Mar. 2018
Sixt didn’t recognise booking via KayakPros: I booked a ford transit and was informed at the very last minute that it was not ford transit but a galaxy. However, the booking done via Kayak clearly states Ford Transit and I was then told to rebook and was charged a much higher rate.Cons: Was charged exorbitant fees, GPS doesn’t work, poor customer service from both Kayak and Sixt. I got ripped off, the entire booking is more expensive than my return flight ticket to the Far East.
6.4 Good26 Dec. 2017
Overcharge for extra KMPros: The carCons: Did not gave option for unlimited KM. Over charge me with 130 euros!
9.2 Excellent22 Jun. 2017
Very impressedPros: I had the "ford focus" class reserved but was pleasantly surprised by a Renault fluence 6 speed manual diesel. They also had a highway decal included. The car was a little no frills but super clean and great trunk space and rear seat for rear facing baby seat. Would rent from them again.Cons: They really nitpick every scratch to do your own pre-inspection.
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From $97/dayRated no. 8
Budget
6.4 Good (12 reviews)
2 locations in Budapest
Budget
Locations in Budapest
Kassak Lajos U 19 25+36 1 700 4859
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
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Thursday08:00 - 23:59
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Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Liszt Ferenc Intern. Airport+36 70 931 8001
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
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6.8 Good5 Feb. 2020
Pros: Clean car, professional serviceCons: So called ‘SUV’ is a small sedan with very little space for passengers and luggage..
7.2 Good13 Nov. 2019
Pros: The staff were not friendly enough on delivery of the vehicle at the end of our stay.
9.6 Excellent11 Sep. 2019
Pros: Clean, peppy and roomy car.Cons: Drop off charge was high
9.2 Excellent28 Aug. 2019
Pros: Friendly and flexible staff and I loved the car.
2.0 Mediocre10 May 2019
Cons: When I book a car I should get it and not be canceled without any notification
4.0 Okay20 Jun. 2017
Pros: Nice enough car.Cons: No one would answer the phone at the rental office. Also, the staff were no help at all on driving directions to our destination. They actually sent us in the wrong direction and wasted an hour of our time.
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From $16/dayRated no. 9
Klass Wagen
Most popular
5.4 Okay (3 reviews)
1 location in Budapest
Klass Wagen
Locations in Budapest
Liszt Ferenc - International Airport, 1185 , Üllői út 822+36 1550 7312
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
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Thursday08:00 - 23:59
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2.0 Mediocre28 Jan. 2020
bad servicePros: nothingCons: bad service
Rated no. 10
MEGADRIVE
4 Okay (1 review)
2 locations in Budapest
MEGADRIVE
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Liszt Ferenc Term. 2BT: 00361-296-66-08
Vaci ut 99+36 1225 2170
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
4.0 Okay26 Nov. 2016
Pros: Only thing that is worth mentioning is the pick up and drop off was okayCons: Lots of hidden charges. Excess was 800 as stated by all info I received however when I reached the desk it was 1000 so I had to take out the full insurance which cost me an additional 180 euro.
Rated no. 11
Alamo
3.8 Mediocre (2 reviews)
1 location in Budapest
Alamo
Locations in Budapest
Liszt Ferenc International Apt+36 1 770 7070
Monday08:00 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 23:59
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Thursday08:00 - 23:59
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Recent reviews
5.6 Okay10 Aug. 2019
Cons: Kayak quoted me $600 for the car rental at the airport I've paid over $200 more
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FLIZZR
8 locations in Budapest
FLIZZR
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Gellert Square+36 1451 4227
Budapest Liszt Ferenc Term. 2B+36 1296 0158
Kerepesi út 2-4+36 1451 4227
Kossuth tér 1+36 1451 4227
Krisztina krt. 37/a+36 1451 4227
Szent István tér 1+36 1451 4227
Vorosmarty Ter
Váci út 141+36 1451 4220
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Sunnycars
5 locations in Budapest
Sunnycars
Locations in Budapest
Alkotas ut 20-22
Budapest Ferhihegy 2 APT
Dandar utca 22
Kassak Lajos 19-25
Vaci ut 99 - Balance Loft Building
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keddy by Europcar
4 locations in Budapest
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Budapest
Erzsebet Ter 7-8+36 1505 4400
Ferihegy Airport, Terminal 2B+36 1421 8370
Prielle Kornelia U.45+36 1204 2994
Szentlorinci Street+36 1421 8333
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Right Cars
3 locations in Budapest
Right Cars
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Airport
Budapest Downtown Head Office, Budapest Xiv. District, Tengerszem Street 106
Opera Parking House Budapest VI. district Zichy J. street 9
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Autorent Car Rental
2 locations in Budapest
Autorent Car Rental
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Liszt Ferenc Term. 2B+36 1367 3663
Árpád fejedelem útja 94+36 703 967 260
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Dollar
2 locations in Budapest
Dollar
Locations in Budapest
101 Visegradi Utca+36 1 296 0998
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday07:00 - 19:00
Sunday07:00 - 19:00
Budapest A/p Term 2b+36 1 296 7171
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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From $29/day
Fox Autorent
2 locations in Budapest
Fox Autorent
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Airport
Budapest, Hársfa utca 53-55
Recent reviews
From $13/day
Global Rent A Car
Cheapest deal
2 locations in Budapest
Global Rent A Car
Locations in Budapest
Alkotas Ut 20-22
Budapest Airport
Recent reviews
From $24/day
Schiller Rent A Car
2 locations in Budapest
Schiller Rent A Car
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Airport
Vaci ut 113 Schiller Opel Building
Recent reviews
Thrifty
2 locations in Budapest
Thrifty
Locations in Budapest
101 Visegradi Utca+36 1 296 0998
Monday07:00 - 19:00
Tuesday07:00 - 19:00
Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
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Budapest A/p Term 2b+36 1 296 7171
Monday07:00 - 19:00
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Wednesday07:00 - 19:00
Thursday07:00 - 19:00
Friday07:00 - 19:00
Saturday08:00 - 23:59
Sunday08:00 - 23:59
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YourRent
2 locations in Budapest
YourRent
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Airport
Budapest Keleti Rail Station
Recent reviews
Autonom
1 location in Budapest
Autonom
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Airport
Recent reviews
BER ELEK
1 location in Budapest
BER ELEK
Locations in Budapest
Ferihegy Airport Fotaxi desk PLEASE INDICATE FLIGHT NUMBER
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Berauto
1 location in Budapest
Berauto
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Airport
Recent reviews
Car One
1 location in Budapest
Car One
Locations in Budapest
Liszt Ferenc Repulotér, Budapest,,Hungary+421 907 709 291
Monday06:00 - 22:00
Tuesday06:00 - 22:00
Wednesday06:00 - 22:00
Thursday06:00 - 22:00
Friday06:00 - 22:00
Saturday06:00 - 22:00
Sunday06:00 - 22:00
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CLICK RENT
1 location in Budapest
CLICK RENT
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Airport
Recent reviews
FLEET
1 location in Budapest
FLEET
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Airport
Recent reviews
Flottaman
1 location in Budapest
Flottaman
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Airport
Recent reviews
GM Car Rental
1 location in Budapest
GM Car Rental
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Airport
Recent reviews
GM Rent a Car
1 location in Budapest
GM Rent a Car
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Airport
Recent reviews
Koala Autorent
1 location in Budapest
Koala Autorent
Locations in Budapest
Budapest Airport
Recent reviews
MAGGIORE
1 location in Budapest
MAGGIORE
Locations in Budapest
Vaci Ut 99
Recent reviews
From $18/day
U-Save
1 location in Budapest
U-Save
Locations in Budapest
22 Dandar Street+36 1 786 0526
Recent reviews
55 travellers who hired a car in Budapest gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car hire locations in or near Budapest

Good to know

Most popular agency

Klass Wagen

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$62/day

Good deal

$35/day

When to book a car hire in Budapest

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Budapest

  • It is well worth considering renting a car during your time in Budapest, especially if you are a family traveling together. While for the most part public transportation is widely available, at times it can be laborious and time consuming to use. This is particularly the case if you would like to visit the many tourist destinations in the city’s neighboring areas. For instance, Esztergom is the former capital of Hungary and is just 60 km away from Budapest. There is also the Gödöllő Palace, which is a mere 30 km from the city.
  • Is step one of your vacation in Hungary picking up the hire car? For travelers with flights landing at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport, the hire car desks are conveniently located in the main hall of the airport.
  • In Budapest there are strictly no right turns on red at intersections. The only time this does not apply is when there is a separate green turn signal indicating that you may turn. Drivers caught turning right on red risk fines and there is no leeway given to travelers who claim to not know that this was a rule.
  • Rush hour traffic in Budapest, like many capital cities, can be rough at times. Drivers can expect the morning rush hour to start around 7:00 a.m. and last until 9:30 a.m., while in the afternoon the traffic picks up again at around 4:00 p.m. and cools down at about 7:00 p.m. The central business district is one of the worst-hit areas, particularly in the evening, so travelers are advised to avoid it at those times if they can.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Budapest for $35 or less
  • Book your car hire in Budapest at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Budapest are around 64% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Budapest

  • Some car hire companies in Budapest which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Budget and Sixt

  • On average a hire car in Budapest costs $62 per day.

  • The average price of fuel in Budapest is $6.94 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $83 and $111, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Fiat Panda or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Budapest.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Ferenc Liszt Intl airport include Klass Wagen, Global Rent A Car, Budget, Sixt, Schiller Rent A Car, BUCHBINDER and Fox Autorent.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Ferenc Liszt Intl airport to off-airport locations include Klass Wagen, Budget, Sixt, Schiller Rent A Car, BUCHBINDER and U-Save.

  • Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • A Economy car hire in Budapest costs $30 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Budapest costs $36 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car hire in Budapest costs $20 per day, on average.

  • In Budapest, cars are most frequently hired at Klass Wagen Liszt Ferenc - International Airport, 1185 , Üllői út 822 (16 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Budapest costs $436 per week ($62 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Budapest costs $1,870 per month ($62 per day).

  • Like many European cities, Budapest has many pre-automobile era roads and lanes that are ill suited for larger vehicles. Thus, if you plan to fully explore the city, then you are better off renting a smaller vehicle such as a compact or a sedan. Smaller vehicles are especially recommended if you will be parking in the downtown areas.

  • For the most part, drivers can expect speed limits of 50 km/h (31 mph) throughout Budapest and in towns and cities across Hungary. On smaller highways and open roads, the speed limit bumps up to 90 to 110 km/h (56 to 68 mph) and on the fastest highways it goes all the way up to 130 km/h (81 mph).

  • The average price of petrol in Budapest is about 365 HOF ($1.29) per liter of gas. In gallons that comes out to about 1381.53 HOF ($4.87), which isn’t bad at all for Europe.

  • In general, streetside parking is not too difficult to find in Budapest, particularly in the outer districts of the city. However, in the more historical parts of town, streetside parking can become scarce and, if spots are available, they tend to be limited in size. Private parking garages and lots are available and are a great option for drivers visiting the central areas of the city.