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    Car Hire Budapest


    Budapest Car HireA true gem nestled in central Europe, Budapest is well known to travellers as a beautiful and cultured city, with a long list of attractions and a buzzing atmosphere all of its own. Budapest was founded in 1873 when the cities of Buda on the west bank and Pest on the east united to form one city. Historical buildings dominate the city, with detailed stonework and unique architectural style. A ride along the shores of the Danube will reveal a spectacular view of the buildings lining the shore on the opposite side.

    Take a trip to the ruins of Citadella on Gellert Hill, located on the western side of the Danube. From up here you will be able to see virtually the whole city centre across the river. Head a short distance north to visit the famous Buda Castle, a magnificent structure containing three museums which are all worth a visit. Across the river, check the Hungarian Parliament building, the second largest Parliament building in Europe, and the Dohany Street Synagogue just a few blocks away. The Synagogue is the largest in Europe and a very impressive sight indeed.

    Venture into the Hungarian countryside with a day trip to the charming town of Eger, or visit Szentendre, home to the Hungarian Open-Air Museum which features many different types of ancient buildings from around the country, just 19 km north of the city. Journey to Gödöllö to visit Grassalkovich Kastély, formerly used as a royal palace.

    Convenient Locations in Budapest

    Travellers to Budapest will be pleased to find a number of convenient car hire pick-up and drop-off locations across the city. From popular airport and rail stations to downtown offices across the city, we've got a convenient location for you. Find more information on some of our most popular car hire locations in Budapest by clicking on the links below.

    Auto Europe has built a network of the most trusted car hire suppliers in Budapest. Working with top suppliers including Sixt, Buchbinder and more, we are able to pass on savings to our customers not found anywhere else on the web. Start planning your trip to Budapest with Auto Europe today!

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    Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Budapest


    Can I rent a car with a debit card in Budapest?

    Although most rental suppliers require a credit card for insurance, Auto Europe knows which suppliers have options for travellers who do not have a credit card and are looking to book a rental with a debit card. Contact one of our reservation specialists 24/7 at 1300-656-601 for more information

    Is rental car insurance required in Hungary?

    In most European countries, third party liability insurance is at minimum required to drive your rental off the lot. To make the rental process as simple as possible, all Auto Europe rental rates include third party liability and fire insurance - so, you can pick-up quickly and be on your way!

    Can you guarantee a rental car in Budapest with automatic transmission?

    In most destinations, yes, you can guarantee a rental car with automatic transmission. If you do not see the automatic transmission option in the booking engine, feel welcome to contact Auto Europe toll-free at 1300 656 601.

    To view more, visit our FAQs page.

    Parking and Tolls in Budapest

    Parking in the Budapest's city centre is primarily intended for residents and requires a permit. If you possess the international blue parking disc, you may park for 1-1.5 hours for free in blue zones 9.00-18.00, Monday-Friday. Parking is unlimited after hours and parking in white zones is always unlimited and free of charge. A selection of car parks are located in the city centre as well, which is the parking method generally advised for visitors. Visit the Budapest travel guide for more information on driving and the parking facilities in Budapest.

    Hungary requires all cars travelling through toll roads to carry a vignette. Please check details with your supplier or when booking, as various companies may handle this differently.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Budapest

    • Budapest to Budapest Ferihegy Airport (22km approx. 25min)
    • Budapest to Eger (139km approx. 1hr 35min)
    • Budapest to Szentendre (22km approx. 27min)
    • Budapest to Gödöllö (31km approx. 30min)

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