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    Book your car hire in Hungary 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.

    Country Essentials

    In line with the norm across continental Europe, traffic in Hungary flows on the right-hand side, and vehicles pass only on the left-hand side of the road. Speed limits in Hungary range from: City 50km per hour to Highways 130km per hour.

    Standard Inclusions

    In Hungary, Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection are included in our Auto Europe rates. The CDW and theft protection reduces the deductible (responsibility of the client) to a capped amount. Fire insurance is also included in your car rental.

    Excess Refund Insurance can be purchased from Auto Europe when you make your booking. This insurance refunds your excess costs up to $5000 should any damage occur to the vehicles during your rental.Car Rent


    Driving in Hungary

    An excellent way to see the greatness of Hungary's capital city, Budapest, is to simply drive your hire car along the banks of the Danube and keep an eye out for the amazing architecture present. When driving along the west side of the river, known as Buda, you will see the impressive parliament house across the water. Alternatively, when you are travelling in your rental car along the east bank, known as Pest, you will get a grand view of Castle Hill, a superbly restored area showcasing historic architecture.

    For an amazing view of the city, drive your hire car up to Gellerthegy, a large hill in Buda quite close to Erzsebet Bridge. The lookouts at the top of the hill provide magnificent views of the city, especially at night time when the city is all lit up. For an alternative insight into the 20th-century history of Hungary, drive out to Statue Park, not far out from the city centre. Here you will come face to face with over 40 oversized pieces of art from communist times which have been well preserved.

    During warmer months, take a scenic drive southwest of Budapest and visit Lake Balaton, the largest lake in Central Europe. Popular with both Hungarians and foreigners alike, there are many activities you can take part in on the lake, including fishing, canoeing and wind sailing.

    Licence Requirements

    It is a requirement that visiting motorists carry their valid Australian State or Territory driving licence in addition to a valid International Driving Permit which must be obtained before leaving Australia. The minimum age to rent a car in Hungary is 19 years, though some suppliers may charge a fee for young drivers (25 and under) and you must have held a full licence for a minimum of one year. Some suppliers may have a maximum age limit of 75 years.

    Tolls and Freeways

    In Hungary, every motorway is a toll road, administered by the National Highway Authority. Toll roads are monitored electronically, and you must check that the supplier has provided the e-Vignette in their fleet or purchase and register your own at a petrol station in Hungary so that you can pay tolls.

    Fleet Guide

    You can find details of different manufacturers, models and luggage sizes between car category types in Hungary in our fleet guide. Please note that not all cars are available from all supplier locations, and that the exact model or make can not be guaranteed.

    Border Crossings

    Most car categories can be driven anywhere in Western Europe without restriction. Supplier within Hungary usually allow cars which have been picked up locally to travel in to other Central European nations as well. Travel in to Eastern Europe is restricted, with each supplier holding different policies on travel in to specific countries. Additional fees may be charged by the supplier to cover increased insurance costs, and cross-border fees are paid locally in the local currency, Euros, or US Dollars. Please ensure that your intended itinerary will be possible with the car you plan to rent.

    Useful Distances

    • Budapest to Budapest Airport (25km approx. 30min)
    • Budapest to Debrecen (230km approx.2hr 15min)
    • Budapest to Lake Balaton (135km approx. 1hr 30min)
    • Budapest to Vienna (Austria) (245km approx. 2hr 30min)

    Car Hire in Hungary with Auto Europe

    Book your car hire in Hungary 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.

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