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    Car Hire Russia

    Russia Car HireBooking 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!

    Book With the Top Car Hire Suppliers in Russia

    When booking a car hire with Auto Europe, our clients have the confidence and peace of mind of knowing that we only work with the top car hire suppliers in Russia. We have established unique relationships with trusted suppliers during our 60 years of industry experience and offer options from traditional car hires to luxury hires and passenger vans. Compare rates from our top suppliers and allow Auto Europe to be there for you every step of the way.

    Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Russia

    Can I hire a car in Russia if I am under 25?

    Hiring a car in Russia when under 25 is relatively simple. The only caveat is that most car hire suppliers will charge an additional "young driver surcharge," which is drivers under the age of 25 are subject to.

    Is car hire insurance required in Russia?

    Most countries will require drivers to have third party liability insurance, at the very least, when hiring a car. However, Auto Europe makes car hire insurance simple and includes both third party liability and fire insurance in all of our car hire rates - so, you can pick-up with confidence and take to the streets with ease.

    Contact Auto Europe - RussiaHow much does it cost to hire a car in Russia?

    Due to the nature of the industry, car hire rates are constantly changing and because of this, hiring a car can appear daunting. However, despite these changing rates, Auto Europe is able to offer our clients the guarantee best rates in the industry from trusted suppliers - so, our clients can book with confidence. To ensure the best rates for your travel plans, we recommend that you book your car hire as early as possible.

    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 car hire 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 car hire.

    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 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

    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.

    Additional Transportation Services in Russia

    Auto Europe is proud to guarantee our clients with the industry best rates on traditional car hires. To provide our clients with even more value, we additionally offer great rates on unique vehicle hires such as luxury, motorhomes, vans and more. So, no matter what you and your travel party are in need of, Auto Europe has a mode of transportation that can make your travel dreams a reality. Compare rates in our booking engine and take the next step in planning your holiday.

    Luxury Car Hire Russia
    Luxury Car Hire Russia -  With a luxury car hire in Russia, travellers can make the most of their time in the region. When behind the wheel of luxury models such as Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more, you can have a premium car hire experience you will never forget. Compare rates and find your ideal vehicle today!
    Van Hire Russia
    Van Hire Russia -  When the capacity of a traditional car hire simply isn't enough, look no further than a van hire with Auto Europe. We offer small, medium and large vans that are ready to accommodate anything from large travel parties to heavy luggage, so you can travel comfortably and conveniently. Use our booking engine to compare rates on van hires in Russia.
    Motorhome Hire in Russia
    Russia Motorhome Hire -  With a motorhome hire, unmatched levels of exploration in Russia are at your fingertips. This increasingly popular mode of transportation allows travellers to experience Russia in an unforgettable way with numerous locations safely pitch and immerse yourself in. When you pick-up an RV in Russia, you can explore the city and beyond to make the most of our time in the region.