Bulgaria car hire

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Cheap car hire in Bulgaria

Economy€5/day
Compact€9/day
Intermediate€7/day
Standard€14/day
Mini€5/day
Passenger van€41/day
Intermediate SUV€13/day
Compact SUV€14/day
Compact estate car€14/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Bulgaria

  • Getting around Bulgaria via public transport can be more difficult and limiting than renting a car, due to the lack of an accessible, centralized system; plus, they use a Cyrillic alphabet. Many private companies operate long-distance buses, while towns and cities have their own bus systems that often operate older vehicles on routes that aren’t always accessible without asking a local for help. Transfers are common even between short distances.
  • A car can get you from A to B, but you may want to rent a 4x4 if you plan to explore the mountainous regions. Bulgaria can experience heavy snowfall in the winter, so make sure to equip your vehicle with tire chains if you plan to visit any of the more mountainous regions in the winter months.
  • There are numerous safety items that you’ll be legally required to have in your car while driving in Bulgaria. You’ll need a fire extinguisher, a reflective jacket, a first-aid kit and a hazard triangle in order to legally drive in the country. When you rent a car in Bulgaria, all of these things should be included with the rental, but taking a quick look to make sure everything is there can potentially get you out of a ticket.
  • If you’re planning on crossing the border into neighboring countries like Macedonia, Serbia, Romania or Greece, you’ll need to obtain permission from your rental car agency first. The proper insurance and a "green card" that shows proof of insurance are essential for crossing the borders into neighboring countries successfully. As with crossing any border, make sure you have your passport/visa, your ID and your rental car papers on hand.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Bulgaria for €9 or less
  • Book your car hire in Bulgaria at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Bulgaria are around 34% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact car hire in Bulgaria are around -29% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Bulgaria

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Bulgaria?

    On average a car hire in Bulgaria costs €15 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Bulgaria?

    Compact (Renault Clio or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bulgaria.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Bulgaria?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at GREEN MOTION (€5/day), ADDCAR RENTAL (€9/day) and Goldcar Rental SP (€9/day).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Bulgaria?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Bulgaria?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Bulgaria are Sofia (59% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Bulgaria), Burgas (22%) and Varna (4%).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Bulgaria?

    On average a car hire in Bulgaria costs €78 per week (€11 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Bulgaria?

    On average a car hire in Bulgaria costs €336 per month (€11 per day).

  • What is driving like in Bulgaria?

    Driving in Bulgaria depends on where you are in the country. The driving conditions can vary widely from metropolitan cities like Sofia or Varna to the rural areas. Sudden lane changes and drivers overtaking you on the shoulder are a couple of the things to keep an eye out for.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in Bulgaria?

    To rent a car in Bulgaria, you must be over the age of 21. However, as in the US, travelers under the age of 25 who plan on renting a car will often be subjected to additional surcharges. If you’re a new driver, then take note that your license must have been valid for at least one year to rent a car in Bulgaria.

  • How much does petrol cost in Bulgaria?

    Make sure to budget appropriately for petrol when renting a vehicle in Bulgaria, as the petrol prices are almost twice what they are in the United States. The average price of petrol in the US sits at around 4.3 BGN (2.50 USD) per gallon, while a gallon of fuel in Bulgaria will cost you closer to the equivalent of around 8.5 BGN (4.85 USD).

  • What are the speed limits in Bulgaria?

    Speed limits in Bulgaria are unique in that they are different for cars, buses and motorcycles. For cars, the speed limit in towns is 50 km/h (31 mph), the speed limit outside of town limits is 90 km/h (56 mph), the speed limit on expressways is 120 km/h (75 mph) and the speed limit on motorways is 140 km/h (87 mph).

Car hire directory

  • toprentbulgaria

    Top Rent a Car - Bulgaria car hire locations in Bulgaria

    192 Locations

  • toprentacar

    Top Rent-A-Car car hire locations in Bulgaria

    170 Locations

  • skyrentacar

    Sky Rent A Car car hire locations in Bulgaria

    36 Locations

  • green

    Green Rent a Car car hire locations in Bulgaria

    24 Locations

  • lowcostcars

    Low Cost Cars car hire locations in Bulgaria

    23 Locations

  • carrent

    CarRent Bulgaria car hire locations in Bulgaria

    22 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Bulgaria

    20 Locations

  • prestigerent

    Prestige Rent A Car car hire locations in Bulgaria

    18 Locations

  • car1

    Car 1 car hire locations in Bulgaria

    14 Locations

  • acarent

    AcaRent car hire locations in Bulgaria

    13 Locations

  • discount.quebec

    DISCOUNT.QUEBEC car hire locations in Bulgaria

    13 Locations

  • addcarrental

    ADDCAR RENTAL car hire locations in Bulgaria

    12 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

ADDCAR RENTAL

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

€11/day

Good deal

€9/day

When to book a rental car in Bulgaria

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for hire cars for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 48 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car hires listed or dates of travel. Some hire car providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the website of the respective hire car provider.