Car Hire in Bulgaria

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Sofia, Bulgaria
24 Aug — 31 Aug
Same drop-off
Sofia, Bulgaria
Wed 24/8
Noon
Wed 31/8
Noon
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Best deals found for Bulgaria car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular hire cars in Bulgaria
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£16/day

15 Oct - 29 Oct
Nissan Qashqai
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£16/day

4 Oct - 11 Oct
Audi A3
Kia Sportage
or similar Standard
Up to 5 passengers

£16/day

18 Nov - 20 Nov
Kia Sportage
Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£6/day

17 Nov - 19 Nov
Toyota Yaris
Volkswagen Caddy
or similar Passenger van
Up to 5 passengers

£37/day

4 Oct - 8 Oct
Volkswagen Caddy
Peugeot 308 SW
or similar Compact estate car
Up to 4 passengers

£12/day

17 Nov - 19 Nov
Peugeot 308 SW
Nissan Qashqai
or similar Intermediate SUV
Up to 5 passengers

£30/day

17 Nov - 19 Nov
Nissan Qashqai
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£16/day

14 Nov - 16 Nov
Ford Focus
Audi A3
or similar Intermediate
Up to 5 passengers
4-door vehicles

£18/day

17 Nov - 19 Nov
Audi A3

Bulgaria car hire information

Cars must keep their headlights on (including during daylight hours) and hire car drivers should be aware of changing speed limits on Bulgarian roads. As soon as you enter a built-up area or pass a sign showing the place name on the outskirts of a town or village you are in a 31 mph zone. On most rural roads the speed limit is 50 mph and motorways have maximum speeds of 80 mph or 87 mph , depending on whether there is a hard shoulder. Speed cameras and speed traps are not signposted. Bulgarian police have the right to issue on-the-spot fines to drivers of rental cars and to send them to a local hospital for a follow-up breath test. Parking fines can be expensive, so avoid blue and green no parking zones in cities. Trams have right-of-way over cars at all times. Be aware that a red fuel pump at a service station is reserved for service vehicles. Your car rental company should equip the car with compulsory items, i.e. warning triangle, fire extinguisher, first aid kit and reflective jackets for each passenger.

When you use momondo for rental car comparison, you have a range of car hire companies to choose from and each one will have their own car hire terms and conditions. They may include documentation over and above the legal requirements. When you pick up your rental car you will need to provide your passport or national ID card, your driving licence and your debit or credit card. Some car hire deals include a compulsory deposit which can only be paid by credit card, even if you're paying for the car hire by debit card. In addition, some rental cars can only be hired by drivers over 23, while other companies specify a minimum age of 21 years. Some car rental companies also require a printed copy of the online booking confirmation and may attach conditions to the driving licence, such as having held your licence for over three years. Always double-check the T&Cs when deciding on cheap rental cars as there will be differences in the collision and theft waivers and the deposits required. Extras such as car seats for children may incur additional charges.

Svelingrad/Kapikule is a border crossing into Turkey and so the A1 motorway from Sofia to Svelingrad is always busy and traffic includes heavy lorries in both directions. The Black Sea coast of Bulgaria is a popular holiday destination so the A4 and A2 highways to the main resorts will be busy in Summer, as will the E67 road along the coast. Winter visitors to Bulgaria often hire 4WD rental cars to take them up to the ski resorts so the roads up into the Pirin Mountains and the famous Bankso resort will almost certainly be busy in Winter. Ensure your rental car is equipped with snow chains and don’t forget to obey the low maximum speed limit on snowy roads.

Make the most of your rental car, weather permitting, by driving from Plovdiv to Veliko Tarnovo. Following Route Six and then turning onto Route Five to reach Veliko Tarnovo via the Shipka Pass takes you up into the Balkan Mountains. The road zig-zags in a series of hairpin bends and each turn on the way down opens up vistas of huge valleys, wooded slopes and spiky peaks. The E671 heading East from Sofia towards Karlovo takes you through fields of red damask roses and vineyards. The scent and views in May and June when the roses are in flower are wonderful. Or consider the road from Sofia to the picturesque spa town of Shiroka Laka. Take the A1 toward Plovdiv but turn off onto Route 843 through rolling countryside, quiet lakes and wooded hills.


Bulgaria car hire deals found on momondo

Find the car hire in Bulgaria that's right for you

Small cars

£8 - £30

All Car Types

£22 - £87

The average price of a Small hire in Bulgaria is £16. The cheapest time to hire a Small in Bulgaria is in February. The price is 50% lower than the rest of the year at just £8 per day. A Small car hire is typically 67% less expensive than the average car hire in Bulgaria. The average price of a car hire in Bulgaria can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Bulgaria Small rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Medium hire in Bulgaria is £25. The cheapest time to hire a Medium in Bulgaria is in November. The price is 50% lower than the rest of the year at just £13 per day. A Medium car hire is typically 46% less expensive than the average car hire in Bulgaria. The average price of a car hire in Bulgaria can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Bulgaria Medium rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Large hire in Bulgaria is £49. The cheapest time to hire a Large in Bulgaria is in October. The price is 44% lower than the rest of the year at just £28 per day. A Large car hire is typically 4% more expensive than the average car hire in Bulgaria. The average price of a car hire in Bulgaria can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a SUV hire in Bulgaria is £31. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Bulgaria is in October. The price is 60% lower than the rest of the year at just £13 per day. A SUV car hire is typically 34% less expensive than the average car hire in Bulgaria. The average price of a car hire in Bulgaria can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Bulgaria SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Van hire in Bulgaria is £38. The cheapest time to hire a Van in Bulgaria is in November. The price is 53% lower than the rest of the year at just £18 per day. A Van car hire is typically 21% less expensive than the average car hire in Bulgaria. The average price of a car hire in Bulgaria can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire. Below are the best prices for Bulgaria Van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a Luxury hire in Bulgaria is £83. The cheapest time to hire a Luxury in Bulgaria is in November. The price is 36% lower than the rest of the year at just £54 per day. A Luxury car hire is typically 43% more expensive than the average car hire in Bulgaria. The average price of a car hire in Bulgaria can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

The average price of a Convertible hire in Bulgaria is £154. The cheapest time to hire a Convertible in Bulgaria is in January. The price is 89% lower than the rest of the year at just £18 per day. A Convertible car hire is typically 69% more expensive than the average car hire in Bulgaria. The average price of a car hire in Bulgaria can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Toyota Yaris
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£6/day

17 Nov - 19 Nov
Toyota Yaris
Ford Focus
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£11/day

22 Oct - 29 Oct
Ford Focus

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

Visit these must-see attractions near popular car hire locations in Bulgaria

Nearby attractions:

Bulgarian National Film Archive3.9 mi
Boyana Church7.9 mi
Borovets Ski Resort31.8 mi
Bansko Ski Resort60.0 mi
Pamporovo Ski Resort97.0 mi

Nearby attractions:

City Garden4.7 mi
Musala Square5.0 mi
Golden Sands Beach11.6 mi

Nearby attractions:

Sunny Beach13.5 mi
City Garden48.1 mi
Musala Square48.1 mi
Golden Sands Beach56.1 mi
Pamporovo Ski Resort158.3 mi

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Car hire in Bulgaria

Learn everything there is to know about hiring a car in Bulgaria so you can be properly prepared for your next trip

The cheapest rental cars in Bulgaria are generally found through NU Car. When booking with NU Car, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as £9/day, depending on the city you intend to visit. In comparison, the average price to hire a car in Bulgaria is £31/day.

Top Rent-A-Car has the most car hire locations across Bulgaria. The company has 166 locations, many of which can be found in airports and city centres. If you haven’t picked a city to visit, Sofia is the most popular destination at the moment. Sofia also has 12 Top Rent-A-Car car hire centres.

If you hire a car in Bulgaria, be aware that you are required to drive on the right at all times.

As of 2019, Bulgaria ranked 98 out of 137 countries for road quality. Bulgaria received a road quality score of 3.3, which is based on a scale of 1 to 7, with 7 being the best possible score.

The highest Blood Alcohol Concentration you can have in Bulgaria while still legally able to operate a vehicle is 2.38 mg/l. However, some regions or cities within Bulgaria might have different BAC limits, so it’s important to do your research before you travel. Keep in mind that you must also be at least 18 years of age to consume alcoholic beverages, and it is not recommended to operate a motor vehicle under the influence.

A Economy is the most popular type of car hire for those travelling to Bulgaria. According to our data, 43% of our users preferred a Economy over any other car type. This may be due to the activities they have planned and what the weather conditions are like in their destination city. When renting a Economy in Bulgaria, you can expect to pay £14 per day on average.

As of last week, the average price of petrol in Bulgaria was £1.37 per litre. In comparison, the country with the cheapest average petrol price is Algeria at £0.27 per litre, whereas the country with the most expensive average petrol price is Hong Kong at £2.48 per litre.


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Yes, whether it is for cars in Bulgaria or elsewhere, momondo allows you to filter specifically for policies that offer free cancellation.

Yes, fair fuel policies are a specific filter offered on momondo for all car hire locations including Bulgaria.

You certainly can. momondo has a dedicated filter for enhanced cleaning services for all car hire locations including Bulgaria.

Yes, car hire deals in Bulgaria with unlimited mileage can be found on momondo.


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