When to book a rental car in Bosnia and Herzegovina
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Top tips for renting a car in Bosnia and Herzegovina
Renting a car in Bosnia and Herzegovina can be the most efficient way to get around if you’ll be exploring the off-the-beaten-track areas of the country. Buses between cities are available, but access to attractions outside of the city can be complicated. Getting to destinations like the Kravice Waterfalls might require several bus transfers, as well as a handful of lengthy trips on foot.
Because Bosnia and Herzegovina is bordered by countries with popular attractions, including Croatia and Montenegro, there is a high likelihood that you’ll want to cross a border or two during your time in the country. For hassle-free border crossings, check with your rental car company that your car has the proper insurance for border crossings to the EU, and keep all documentation with you at all times.
From November 15 to April 15, your car is legally required to have winter tires, which can be added onto your rental reservation with companies like Sixt and Europcar. Failing to ensure that your rental car is equipped with winter tires with at least 4mm of tread can come with a hefty fine, so make sure that you check that this requirement is covered by your rental car provider before you drive off the lot.
Bosnia and Herzegovina is an extremely mountainous country with rugged areas that often have narrow roads leading up steep mountain passes. An important thing to remember when driving up or coming back down these mountain passes is that the driver coming up the hill has the right of way. Sheep crossings are also common on roads outside of larger cities, so it pays to exercise caution in less-populated areas.
25% of our users found rental cars in Bosnia and Herzegovina for C$ 49 or less
Book your rental car in Bosnia and Herzegovina at least 5 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Off-airport rental car locations in Bosnia and Herzegovina are around 38% more expensive than airport locations on average
Mini rental cars in Bosnia and Herzegovina are around 4% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about renting a car in Bosnia and Herzegovina
On average a rental car in Bosnia and Herzegovina costs C$ 56 per day.
Mini (Skoda Fabia or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Budget (C$ 29/day), Sixt (C$ 30/day) and Euro Rent (C$ 42/day).
Based on car searches on KAYAK. The most popular cities to rent a car in Bosnia and Herzegovina are Sarajevo (78% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Bosnia and Herzegovina). Banja Luka (13%) and Mostar (6%).
On average a rental car in Bosnia and Herzegovina costs C$ 404 per week (C$ 58 per day).
On average a rental car in Bosnia and Herzegovina costs C$ 1,731 per month (C$ 58 per day).
The driving conditions in Bosnia and Herzegovina are especially friendly for visitors, due to their many updated roads. Another advantage is that few roads have tolls. You’ll need an international driver’s permit to rent a car in this country, and it’s a good idea to carry it along with your passport at all times in case of unplanned stops by the local authorities.
You can rent a car in Bosnia and Herzegovina as soon as you turn 21. However, as in the US, some companies have age restrictions for drivers below 25 years of age. Also, if the company rents to drivers under the age of 25, there are often per-day surcharges, which can range from around 17-85 BAM (10 to 50 USD) per day.
Getting fuel for your rental car in Bosnia and Herzegovina will run you a bit more than filling up in the US. The average gas price in Bosnia is around 8.63 BAM (5.00 USD) per gallon, while in the US, the average cost of gas sits at around 2.50 USD per gallon. Cards are widely accepted, so there’s no need to scramble for cash when you need to refuel.
The speed limits in the country are a bit more lenient than they are in the United States, as there are four basic speed limits: 60 km/h (37 mph) in suburban areas, 80 km/h (50 mph) outside of suburban areas, 100 km/h (62 mph) on major highways, and up to 130 km/h (81 mph) on motorways, which are the European equivalent to American interstate highways.
The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last 24 hours. Offers are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (GPS, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.