A 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.
Our car hire suppliers in Budapest include Megadrive, Thrifty, Buchbinder and Sixt.
Our supplier depots are conveniently located in Terminal 2 at Budapest Ferihegy Airport, as well as Budapest Keleti Rail Station and several locations in the city centre. Explore the interactive map in the search form to find which Budapest depot is convenient for you to pick up your car hire.
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.
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