North Macedonia shares borders with several countries, including Greece, Albania, and Bulgaria; in addition, the region enjoys a favourable cross-border policy with its EU neighbors, so you can use your rental car to visit them if you choose. Be aware that you will have to purchase special insurance for this type of travel, and if you rent from Enterprise, you will incur a fee of 1,837 MKD (about 34 USD) for each border you cross.
If you are traveling with companions, you should consider adding an additional driver if you rent a car in North Macedonia. If a designated driver is needed, make sure there is already someone legally allowed to operate the vehicle, and remember to take turns behind the wheel on long road trips. There is a fee that applies, which should be no more than 1,297 MKD (approx. 24 USD) per vehicle.
As always, when parking a rental car in an unfamiliar country, you should always use well-lit areas or parking lots whenever possible. Locals are known to ignore strict parking regulations, so be careful how you park your vehicle. Parking rates in North Macedonia are usually about 25 MKD to 50 MKD per hour (about 0.46 USD to 0.92 USD) and fines are about 2,500 MKD (about 46 USD) if you are in violation.
One great way to explore the country of North Macedonia is to take the national motorway, the A1, which connects its northern region near Serbia and the southern region near Greece. Along the way, you can visit the ancient Kokino observatory at Kumanovo and visit the town of Gevgelija, known for its agricultural produce, silkworms, and casinos, about 70 km (about 43 mi) from Thessaloniki, Greece.
Economy (Volkswagen Polo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in North Macedonia.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in North Macedonia are Budget (10.0, 1 reviews), Europcar (10.0, 1 reviews), and Alamo (9.4, 2 reviews).
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On average hiring a car in North Macedonia costs €223 per week (€32 per day).
On average a car hire in North Macedonia costs €957 per month (€32 per day).
Unfortunately, you will need an International Driver’s Permit along with a valid US driver’s license in order to rent a car in North Macedonia. Drivers always use the right side of the road, and dimmed headlights are required to be on at all times while the vehicle is in motion. There are fines that apply to violators, so you should make careful note of this.
In general, you must be at least 21 years of age and no older than 75 to rent a car in North Macedonia. For certain vehicle types, you must have held your license for two years (minivans and SUVs). Companies like Enterprise will also apply a young drivers fee of 918 MDK (17 USD) per day to drivers under the age of 24.
It will cost you about 66.50 MKD (approximately 1.23 USD ) to purchase a liter of petrol in North Macedonia and about 4.64 USD for a gallon. You will pay about 4.19 USD for a gallon of diesel and 60 MKD (about 1.11 USD) by the liter. Also, not all petrol stations use credit cards, so be sure to carry some Denar notes in case you need them.
You can drive at speeds up to 130 km/h or about 81 mph when traveling along the highways in North Macedonia, but on rural roads you should reduce your speed to 80-100 km/h (between 49 and 62 mph). When driving around the urban areas, which are more populated, the speed limit is further reduced to 50 km/h or about 31 mph.
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