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    Explore the most of Russia with Car Hire

    Booking car hire in Russia is easy using Auto Europe’s online booking system. We compare prices on a range of vehicles from major car hire suppliers, so we will find the car best suited to your holiday needs. Use our online system or call our reservation staff and book today!

    Country Essentials

    Traffic in Russia flows on the right side of the road and overtaking is done on the left. The speed limit in Russia ranges from 60km per hour in the city to 100km per hour on highways. It is mandatory for every passenger in the car to be wearing a seatbelt and all children under the age of 12 must sit in the back seat by law. The use of a mobile phone without a hands-free device is strictly prohibited.

    Standard Inclusions

    Auto Europe includes the Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection in Russian car rental 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 rental. Auto Europe offers the option to purchase Excess Refund Insurance when you make your booking. If any damage occurs to your rental vehicle during the time it is in your possession, you can be refunded up to $5,000 on your return to Australia.Car Rentals


    Driving in Russia

    Russia is the largest country in the world and shares borders with 14 countries. Over a 100 languages are spoken throughout Russia, even though Russian is the official language. In the winter it can be -10 Celsius, whilst in summer the temperatures rise above 30. A country of Russia's size has a lot to offer, from beautiful nature to mysterious architecture and great cuisine. Your rental car will give you the freedom to get around in comfort and explore Russia's beauty.

    Russia covers over 10,000km east to west so it would take almost two months driving for 4 hours each day to travel from the border with Estonia to the coast of the Bering Strait. The country is well-known for its museums and art collections. You can find beautiful and famous artworks all over the country. The museums are a good choice for winter visitors, as when the temperature drops you’ll appreciate the activity and the need for central heating even more.

    If you are an adventurer you must go and explore the wildlife. Russia is the home of beautiful creatures like the Amur Tiger and the largest Brown Bears on the planet. If you decide to explore in search of wildlife, it is recommended to book a trip with a certificated tour operator. Russia's climate and native wildlife is unpredictable, so you want to go with somebody who knows the land.

    Russia is the perfect destination to explore by hire car as there are cities far and widespread throughout the country. Discover every inch of Russia’s urban lifestyle at your own pace with the freedom and luxury of your rental.

    Licence Requirements

    You must be at least 18 years old to drive a car in Russia. Drivers must have held their licence for a minimum of 1 year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. Some suppliers may have a maximum age limit of 75 years. There are a few mandatory items drivers must have with them whilst driving which include their passport and visa, Australian drivers licence, registration documents and insurance documents for their vehicle, first aid kit, a neon reflective vest, fire extinguisher and emergency triangle sign.

    Tolls and Freeways

    There a few toll roads in Russia. You must pay to use the 18km section of the Lipetsk Highway M-4 from Moscow to Novorossiysk. The fee can be paid in cash. Another toll road is the Western High-Speed Diameter in St Petersburg. This toll can be paid using a transponder, smart card or cash at the toll booth.

    Border Crossings

    Some suppliers may allow travel outside of Russia for an additional fee however it is important to note that all travel is strictly on a request basis and must be pre-approved.

    Useful Distances

    • Otraslevye Vedmosti Izdatesltvo Airport to Moscow (5km approx. 12min)
    • Moscow to Sochi (1,620km approx. 20hr)
    • Moscow to St Petersburg (715km approx. 10hr)
    • Moscow to Vladivostok (8,410km approx. 110hr)
    • Kazan to Ulyanovsk (225km approx. 3hr)

    Car Hire in Russia with Auto Europe

    Book your car hire in Russia 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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