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Southeast Europe car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Southeast Europe

EconomyC$ 7/day
CompactC$ 7/day
IntermediateC$ 7/day
StandardC$ 8/day
SUVC$ 109/day
MinivanC$ 37/day
MiniC$ 7/day
Passenger VanC$ 33/day
LuxuryC$ 87/day
ConvertibleC$ 75/day
Premium SUVC$ 94/day
Intermediate SUVC$ 7/day
Compact SUVC$ 7/day
Compact station wagonC$ 7/day
Supplier choiceC$ 11/day
Economy station wagonC$ 29/day
Standard SUVC$ 46/day
Luxury SUVC$ 231/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Southeast Europe

  • Athens International Airport (ATH) is the most central international airport in Southeast Europe. The airport is located east of downtown Athens in the Spata-Artemida region and functions as the principal gateway to Greece and the greater Southeast European region. ATH is therefore a suitable location to get a rental car for multiple adventures nearby. The car rental counters are located between Gate 3 and Gate 4 in the arrivals level of the main terminal building. In addition, following the signs for car rental providers will lead you to the available rental cars on the property. The rental cars are parked about 500 meters away from the airport terminals.
  • Southeast Europe experiences distinct rush hour times that vary from country to country or city to city. Generally, in the mornings, the rush runs from about 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. During this period, commuters and students head to work and school, leading to congested roads. The late afternoon rush hour commences around 5:00 p.m. and lasts until around 7:00 p.m., as people return home. Major cities in the region, including Athens, Istanbul, Bucharest, Sofia, and Belgrade, witness significant traffic jams during these peak hours, making it crucial for visitors to plan their journeys wisely. In addition, be aware of the variations in rush hour times between different cities.
  • A versatile and dependable compact SUV would be ideal for driving in Southeast Europe. These vehicles are suited to the region's varied topography. Compact SUVs feature high ground clearance and strong suspension systems, allowing them to navigate both urban areas and the region's rougher, unpaved roads found in rural areas. Furthermore, their good fuel economy allows for longer travels without constant refueling, which is especially handy when touring Southeast Europe's wide and attractive landscapes. These SUVs' large interiors provide plenty of space for people and luggage, making them perfect for road trips with family or friends.
  • The rules regarding car seats and child safety in Southeast Europe may vary slightly from city to city and country to country in the region. Generally, children under the age of 12 and measuring less than 135 cm (53 inches) in height and weighing less than 36 kg (79 lbs.) should be restrained in appropriate child car seats. Infants are usually required to use rear-facing car seats, while older children may use forward-facing seats.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Southeast Europe for C$ 31 or less
  • Book your rental car in Southeast Europe at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Southeast Europe are around 49% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Southeast Europe are around 51% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Southeast Europe

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Southeast Europe?

    On average a rental car in Southeast Europe costs C$ 24 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Southeast Europe?

    Intermediate (Volkswagen Touran or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Southeast Europe.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Southeast Europe?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at ADDCAR RENTAL (C$ 7/day), GREEN MOTION (C$ 7/day) and NU Car (C$ 7/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Southeast Europe?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Southeast Europe are Enterprise Rent-A-Car (8.4, 56 reviews), Alamo (7.8, 58 reviews), and Sixt (7.4, 233 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Southeast Europe?

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

  • Where should I rent a car in Southeast Europe?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Southeast Europe are Zagreb (35% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Southeast Europe), Heraklion (14%) and Split (10%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Southeast Europe?

    On average a rental car in Southeast Europe costs C$ 305 per week (C$ 44 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Southeast Europe?

    On average a rental car in Southeast Europe costs C$ 1,306 per month (C$ 44 per day).

  • Should I rent a car in Southeast Europe?

    Renting a car in Southeast Europe will enable you to design personalized routes and make spontaneous stops to discover hidden attractions along the way. In addition, a rental car grants you access to destinations that might not be easily reachable by buses or trains. Some of the captivating attractions in Southeast Europe include Plitvice Lakes National Park, the Acropolis of Athens, and Buda Castle. Moreover, rental cars are viewed as cost-effective for groups or families traveling together, as sharing the rental and fuel expenses can be more economical than purchasing individual public transport tickets.

  • What is driving like in Southeast Europe?

    The driving experience in Southeast Europe varies from country to country, but there are some common features. The region features scenic landscapes and winding roads, which can lead to slower travel times. Speed limits are generally strictly enforced, and drivers are expected to obey them diligently. Generally, in urban areas, speed limits usually range from around 50 to 60 km/h (31 to 37 mph), while on highways and rural roads, they range from around 80 to 100 km/h (50 to 62 mph). It's necessary to be on the lookout for speed limit signs, as they can change frequently.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Southeast Europe?

    In Southeast Europe, the minimum age requirement for renting a car varies from country to country and is usually between 21 and 25 years old. However, some rental car companies may have higher age limits or require extra fees for drivers under 25. Additionally, some countries may have specific rules and regulations that affect the minimum age for car rentals. It's crucial to check with the rental car supplier in the specific Southeast European country you plan to visit to confirm the age requirements and any additional rental conditions.

Car rental directory

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    53 Locations

  • autounion

    Autounion Car Rental car rental locations in Southeast Europe

    52 Locations

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car rental locations in Southeast Europe

    48 Locations

  • abbycar

    AbbyCar Car Rentals car rental locations in Southeast Europe

    40 Locations

  • carwiz

    CarWiz car rental locations in Southeast Europe

    37 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car rental locations in Southeast Europe

    36 Locations

  • discount.quebec

    DISCOUNT.QUEBEC car rental locations in Southeast Europe

    36 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Southeast Europe

    36 Locations

Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

C$ 44/day

Good deal

C$ 31/day

When to book a rental car in Southeast Europe

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