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    Car Hire Bulgaria

    Bulgaria Car HireBooking car hire in Bulgaria through Auto Europe is safe, reliable and easy using our online booking system. Compare the prices of major global car hire suppliers and find unbeatable low prices on car hire. Use our online system or call our friendly reservations staff to book today!

    Book With the Top Car Hire Suppliers in Bulgaria

    Enterprise Car Hire in BulgariaIn order to provide our clients with the best possible car hire experience, Auto Europe works with the top, trusted suppliers in the industry. Our unique relationships with these suppliers allows us to offer our clients the lowest rates on car hires, guaranteed. At our convenient pick-up locations in Bulgaria we work with suppliers such as Enterprise and offer even more transportation options including luxury hires and passenger vans. No matter what your travel plans entail, Auto Europe has vehicles to accommodate nearly all travel plans. Compare rates from our top car hire suppliers in Bulgaria in a our booking engine and begin planning your next holiday.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Bulgaria

    Can I hire a car with unlimited mileage in Bulgaria?

    Travellers hiring a car in Bulgaria are in luck, as most car hire suppliers allow unlimited mileage hires. However, travellers should be aware that some suppliers will impose mileage restrictions on specific car categories such as luxury and SUV hires.

    Can I use my licence to drive in Bulgaria?

    In most countries, you can drive your car hire with only you domestic driver's licence. While an international driver's permit (IDP) is not necessarily required, Auto Europe still recommends an IDP as there is a chance that local police officers will issue a ticket to international drivers without an IDP.

    Contact Auto Europe - BulgariaWhy book a car hire in Bulgaria with Auto Europe?

    When travelling in Bulgaria, Auto Europe offers the best rates on car hires and more for our clients. We are proud to boast over 60 years of experience in the car hire industry, 24,000 pick-up locations throughout the world and 24/7 live customer service, giving all travellers many reasons to book with Auto Europe.

    Driving in Bulgaria

    A true gem of Eastern Europe, Bulgaria is a highly popular holiday destination for visitors from nearby countries, yet has managed to remain relatively unknown to the rest of the world. Stunning beaches, huge mountain ranges and loads of historic sites together make Bulgaria a country with plenty to offer visitors to the area.

    Most people arrive in Bulgaria by plane to Sofia, the capital city. There are many attractions here to get your holiday started and there are a few you shouldn't miss. Pick up your hire car at the airport or downtown, and head off to see the sights and get familiarised with the country. The National Historical Museum of Bulgaria is located in Sofia and houses exhibits on art, archaeology and the history of the nation, an excellent way to learn a little about how the country came to be the way it is.

    There are many seasonal attractions in Bulgaria, so your options will depend on what time of year you visit. During summer months, the beach resorts along the coast of the Black Sea are highly popular and packed with life and activity. Drive east of Sofia, and stay at one of the resorts scattered along the bays and beaches. Popular places to stay are Burgas, Nesebar and Varna, and at each of these, you can enjoy windsurfing, boating and swimming. With the tourists comes nightlife also, so be sure to check out the bars in the tourist areas.

    During winter the main attraction for visitors to Bulgaria is the mountains and ski resorts. Drive your car hire south from Sofia, towards the Pirin Mountains, a popular place for snow sports. On the way, be sure to stop at Rila, a small town which is home to a famous monastery.

    Aside from seasonal holiday attractions, there are plenty for things to see and do in Bulgaria regardless of what time of year you visit. If you head to the north-west corner of the country, you will arrive at the town of Vidin. Near the town, you will find Baba Vida, a medieval castle in excellent condition and definitely worth a visit. If you drive a little south of Vidin you will reach Belogradchik, home to the famous Belogradchik Rocks. Massive sandstone and limestone formations up to 200 metres in height line the area, and there is even a fortress built within them.

    Country Essentials

    Traffic in Bulgaria flows on the right side of the road and overtaking is done on the left.

    The speed limit in Bulgaria ranges between 50km in the cities and 120km per hour on highways.

    Trams have priority on the roads in Bulgaria and pedestrians have right of way at 'zebra stripped' crossings.

    Parking is permitted on the right-hand side of one-way streets. Blue Zone parking is in effect in many built-up areas on weekdays from 8:30am-6:30pm. Parking within designated Blue Zone areas requires you to purchase a ticket that averages from €1 an hour or pay the fee to a parking warden if they are present.

    Seatbelts are mandatory for both the driver and passengers. Children are not permitted to travel in the front seat unless they are over 12 years of age.

    Standard Inclusions

    Auto Europe includes the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection in Bulgarian car hire prices. The CDW and theft protection reduce the liability and excess of the driver to a capped amount. Fire insurance is also included in the price of your car hire.

    Licence Requirements

    It is a requirement that visiting motorists carry their valid New Zealand drivers licence in addition to a valid International Driving Permit and the appropriate insurance documents. The minimum age for hiring a car in Bulgaria is 20 years old and drivers must have held their licence for at least one year. Drivers under the age of 25 may have to pay a young driver fee and some suppliers also have a maximum age limit.

    Tolls and Freeways

    A Vignette toll sticker must be affixed to the windscreen of your hire car if you plan to travel on freeways and highways. This is this tolling system in Bulgaria and is taken seriously with fines issued to those who don't have a Vignette attached to their windshield properly.

    Fleet Guide

    Take a look at the large fleet selection we offer in Bulgaria. Browse different car models, manufacturers and luggage capacity to find the hire car best suited to you. Please note that not all cars are available from all supplier locations and the exact make or model cannot be guaranteed.

    Border Crossings

    All travel with your car hire from Bulgaria to surrounding countries is on a strict request basis only and must be pre-approved with the supplier. Some suppliers will allow travel outside of Bulgaria for an additional fee however the approved locations will be at their discretion. Domestic one-way hires are available between selected locations and additional fees and minimum hire durations may apply. There are fees for international one-way hires and not all vehicles are allowed.

    Useful Distances

    • Sofia to Burgas (385km approx. 3hr 30min)
    • Sofia to Pirin Mountains (150km approx. 2hr)
    • Burgas to Varna (130km approx. 2hr)
    • Burgas to Nessebar (35km approx. 35min)

    Car Hire in Bulgaria with Auto Europe

    Book your car hire in Bulgaria with Auto Europe over our safe, reliable and secure online booking system. Our exceptional customer service and Beat Rate Guarantee assure the best savings and quality of service on your car hire. For more information, read our Car Rental FAQ page, read our Terms and Conditions, or Contact Us.

    Additional Transportation Services in Bulgaria

    Regardless of where you plans in Bulgaria take you, Auto Europe has the ideal mode of transportation for all travellers. With the guaranteed best rates in the car hire industry, we take pride in providing our clients with this exceptional value. While we are known for our unmatched rates on traditional car hires, we additional offers rates on luxury, motorhome, van hires and more - so, our clients can ensure that they have the ideal vehicle for their travel plans. Compare rates in our booking engine and save today!

    Luxury Car Hire Bulgaria
    Luxury Car Hire Bulgaria -  Seeking a premium travel experience during your time in Bulgaria? Consider a luxury car hire with Auto Europe for stylish and comfortable vehicles from manufacturers such as Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more. Compare rates and find the ideal vehicle for your travel plans in Bulgaria!
    Van Hire Bulgaria
    Van Hire Bulgaria -  If a traditional car hire doesn't have enough space for your travel party, consider Auto Europe's fantastic rates on van hires. We offer small, medium and large vans, so whether you are enjoying Bulgaria in a large group or need to transport sizable luggage - Auto Europe has you covered. In our booking engine, compare rates, capacity, detailed specs and more.
    Motorhome Hire in Bulgaria
    Bulgaria Motorhome Hire -  Offering a unique way to explore and experience Bulgaria, motorhome hires are on the rise. While behind the wheel of an RV, your travel options have no boundaries. With safe and accommodating locations to pitch throughout the country, you can make the most of your time when travelling in Bulgaria and beyond.