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Car hires in Sofia, Oblast Sofia City

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Sofia, Bulgaria
8 Mar — 15 Mar
Sofia, Bulgaria
Fri 8/3
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Fri 15/3
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Car hire insight and trends in Sofia

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What is the cheapest car hire agency in Sofia?

The cheapest car hire in Sofia are generally found through NU Car. When booking with NU Car, you may be able to find car hire prices for as low as £1/day. The average price to hire a car in Sofia is £1/day.

What car hire company in Sofia has the most locations?

CarRent Bulgaria has the most locations of any car hire company in Sofia, with 15 locations.

What car do most people hire in Sofia?

Dacia Duster hires and Volkswagen Polo hires in Sofia are the two most popular car models, according to our data. Dacia Duster hire prices in Sofia can vary depending on what company you hire from, but our users have found that prices average £15/day and can be as low as £4/day. Volkswagen Polo hire prices can also vary, but tend to average £9/day, with the cheapest deals as low as £2/day.

Best deals found for Sofia, Oblast Sofia City car hires

Find great deals below on a variety of popular rental car types in Sofia, Oblast Sofia City
Economy£4/day
Compact£4/day
Intermediate£4/day
Standard£5/day
Mini£4/day
Passenger van£27/day
Intermediate SUV£4/day
Compact SUV£4/day
Compact estate car£4/day
Best rates found by momondo users in the past 48 hours.

Important information about Sofia car hire

You can access about 187 car hire locations in Sofia with providers from multiple local and foreign brands. They present different models to tackle various itinerary needs, including a cheap car rental in Sofia for a user-friendly and affordable experience. Notably, some providers have on-airport services to enhance your convenience when dealing with a busy schedule. hired cars in Sofia give you the freedom to move around the city for business or pleasure with ease, allowing access to attractions such as the starting point of the Boyana Waterfall and the St. Aleksandar Nevski Cathedral. You can also drive to Vitosha for skiing and hiking activities with coworkers, friends, or family. The interconnecting streets and major roads like Georgi Rakovski Street and Ivan Ivanov Boulevard, make it more comfortable to reach amenities within the city centre such as restaurants, hospitals, and malls. You can also link to locations outside the town via the Sofia Ring Road. Sofia includes various parking systems such as Park & Ride, free and paid spaces for maximum convenience.

Is it worthwhile renting a car while visiting Sofia?

In Sofia, the Urban Mobility Centre (UMC) is the company in charge of all parking and transport, making it easier to track payment requirements during your movement around the city. You can utilise the short-term parking zones available in the Green and Blue types. The former has a maximum 2-hour restriction, and the latter features a 4-hour limit. You can get some free parking areas and Park & Ride options for more pocket-friendly usage outside these zones. Weekday traffic occurs mainly in the early morning and early evening rush hours around central to accommodate commuters, so you can spend some time in a restaurant or at home and leave after the congestion. Using a people carrier rental from Sofia car rentals, you can drive about an hour away to the Kotlite Waterfall and monasteries at Godech city for an adventurous ride with loved ones. The compact city centre is at a walkable distance, but the far-paced Sofia attractions make it convenient and practical to rent a vehicle.

What different driving laws should I keep in mind while driving in Sofia?

You can comfortably opt for a luxury car rental in Sofia because the city has a good transportation system. Bulgarians drive on the road's right side, overtake from the left, and have the headlights turned on throughout the operation, even during daytime. The regulations also state that you must have a reflective jacket, hazard triangle, first-aid kit, and fire extinguisher in your ride, even when driving rental cars in Sofia. You must ensure that all passengers, including those seated at the back, put on their seat belt throughout the ride. The law also restricts kids aged 12 and below from sitting in the front seat. You can drive your vehicle from hired cars in Sofia to attend various social gatherings, though be sure not to drink irresponsibly since Bulgaria strictly limits the blood alcohol to 0.05%. We recommend that you stay up to date with recent laws by advising the city's department of vehicles.

Will I need a special driving license or permit to drive a rental car in Sofia if I'm visiting from another country?

Generally, hired cars in Sofia allow transactions if you show proof of identification via an ID or passport and a valid driving license held for at least one year. You must be at least 20 years of age to rent a car but expect to incur a surcharge typically placed on drivers under 25 years. Most rental providers need you to bring an International Driving Permit, which serves translation purposes for foreign licenses written in the non-Latin-based alphabet.


Sofia, Oblast Sofia City car hire deals found on momondo

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

Small cars

£8 - £32

All Car Types

£17 - £52

The average price of a small car hire in Sofia, Bulgaria is £14. The cheapest time to hire a small car in Sofia, Bulgaria is in January. The price is 47% lower than the rest of the year at just £8 per day. A small car rental is typically 45% less expensive than the average rental car in Sofia. The average price of a car hire in Sofia 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 Sofia small car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a medium car hire in Sofia, Bulgaria is £26. The cheapest time to hire a medium car in Sofia, Bulgaria is in March. The price is 54% lower than the rest of the year at just £12 per day. A medium car rental is typically 4% less expensive than the average rental car in Sofia. The average price of a car hire in Sofia 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 Sofia medium car rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a large car hire in Sofia, Bulgaria is £58. The cheapest time to hire a large car in Sofia, Bulgaria is in April. The price is 42% lower than the rest of the year at just £34 per day. A large car rental is typically 54% more expensive than the average rental car in Sofia. The average price of a car hire in Sofia 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 Sofia, Bulgaria is £31. The cheapest time to hire a SUV in Sofia, Bulgaria is in March. The price is 52% lower than the rest of the year at just £15 per day. A SUV rental is typically 13% more expensive than the average rental car in Sofia. The average price of a car hire in Sofia 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 Sofia SUV rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a van hire in Sofia, Bulgaria is £38. The cheapest time to hire a van in Sofia, Bulgaria is in November. The price is 44% lower than the rest of the year at just £22 per day. A van rental is typically 31% more expensive than the average rental car in Sofia. The average price of a car hire in Sofia 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 Sofia van rentals found on momondo in the past week.

The average price of a luxury car hire in Sofia, Bulgaria is £89. The cheapest time to hire a luxury car in Sofia, Bulgaria is in October. The price is 54% lower than the rest of the year at just £41 per day. A luxury car rental is typically 70% more expensive than the average rental car in Sofia. The average price of a car hire in Sofia 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 Sofia, Bulgaria is £105. The cheapest time to hire a convertible in Sofia, Bulgaria is in November. The price is 76% lower than the rest of the year at just £26 per day. A convertible rental is typically 75% more expensive than the average rental car in Sofia. The average price of a car hire in Sofia can vary based on a number of factors including supply, popularity of the vehicle, and how far out you book your car hire.

Opel Corsa
or similar Economy
Up to 2 passengers

£4/day

27 Apr - 11 May
Opel Corsa
Skoda Kamiq
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£4/day

13 Apr - 27 Apr
Skoda Kamiq
Hyundai i10
or similar Compact
Up to 4 passengers

£6/day

20 Mar - 27 Mar
Hyundai i10

Sofia car hire directory

All major car hire suppliers in Sofia, Oblast Sofia City

Hertz

4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Europcar

10.0
Wonderful
2 reviews3 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

10.0

Pick-up/drop-off

10.0

Value

10.0

Top Rent-A-Car

12 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Overall

8.0

Pick-up/drop-off

8.0

Value

8.0

GREEN MOTION

7.6
Good
1 review4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

9.1

Comfort

8.0

Overall

7.7

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

7.1

Sixt

7.3
Good
14 reviews8 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.6

Comfort

7.0

Overall

7.3

Pick-up/drop-off

7.7

Value

6.8

ADDCAR RENTAL

6 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

7.3

Comfort

6.0

Overall

4.6

Pick-up/drop-off

3.3

Value

3.3

CarRent Bulgaria

15 locations

Top Rent a Car - Bulgaria

12 locations

Quick facts about car hire in Sofia

Get the overview on great hire deals, popular car hire companies, and best car types for your visit in Sofia

Most Popular Agency

MEXRENTACAR

Popular Car Types

Economy, SUV, Compact

Cheapest Hire Car

£3

Most Popular Model

Dacia Duster
The most popular Sofia car hire agency found on momondo this month is MEXRENTACAR . Other top choices for car hire companies are Easyrent and AbbyCar Car Rentals
The following car types were offered at car hire companies in Sofia in the past 72 hours: Economy, SUV, Compact.
The lowest price for a car hire in Sofia is £3/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from £9/day.
The most popular car model to hire in Sofia in the past 7 days is the Dacia Duster. Our users also prefer the Volkswagen Polo as an alternative.

Find popular attractions close to your car hire pick-up

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

Nearby attractions:

Armeets Arena2.5 mi
Bulgarian National Film Archive3.9 mi
National Palace of Culture4.5 mi
Boyana Church7.9 mi

Nearby attractions:

Armeets Arena86.3 mi
Bulgarian National Film Archive88.7 mi
National Palace of Culture89.0 mi
Boyana Church90.1 mi

Nearby attractions:

Armeets Arena1.7 mi
Bulgarian National Film Archive3.9 mi
National Palace of Culture4.3 mi
Boyana Church7.2 mi

Hire a car near one of these popular hotels in Sofia

Below are the most popular hotels in Sofia
Grand Hotel Millennium Sofia

Grand Hotel Millennium Sofia

89B, Vitosha Blvd., Sofia, Bulgaria

1.1 mi from city centre

Sofia Balkan Palace

Sofia Balkan Palace

5 Sveta Nedelya Square, Sofia, Bulgaria

0.1 mi from city centre

ibis Sofia Airport

ibis Sofia Airport

132 Mimi Balkanska Str, Sofia, Bulgaria

3.8 mi from city centre

Hotel Marinela Sofia

Hotel Marinela Sofia

100 James Bourchier Boulevard, Sofia, Bulgaria

1.8 mi from city centre

Grand Hotel Sofia

Grand Hotel Sofia

1 Gurko Str, Sofia, Bulgaria

0.2 mi from city centre

Best Western PREMIER Sofia Airport Hotel

Best Western PREMIER Sofia Airport Hotel

11 Briuksel Boulevard, Sofia, Bulgaria

3.9 mi from city centre

Hotel Anel

Hotel Anel

14 Todor Alexandrov Boulevard, Sofia, Bulgaria

0.5 mi from city centre

Metropolitan Hotel Sofia

Metropolitan Hotel Sofia

64 Tsarigradsko Shose Blvd, Sofia, Bulgaria

4.1 mi from city centre

Best Western Plus Bristol Hotel

Best Western Plus Bristol Hotel

Bul. Hristo Botev 69, Sofia, Bulgaria

0.4 mi from city centre

Geneva Hotel

Geneva Hotel

9 Balkandji Iovo Str, Sofia, Bulgaria

2.1 mi from city centre

Hyatt Regency Sofia

Hyatt Regency Sofia

1 Vasil Levski Square, Sofia, Bulgaria

0.6 mi from city centre

Best Western Terminus Hotel

Best Western Terminus Hotel

154 Hristo Botev Boulevard, Sofia, Bulgaria

0.9 mi from city centre

Central Hotel Sofia

Central Hotel Sofia

52, Hristo Botev Blvd., Sofia, Bulgaria

0.4 mi from city centre

Maison Sofia - MGallery

Maison Sofia - MGallery

Atanas Dukov 36, Sofia, Bulgaria

2.2 mi from city centre

Intercontinental Sofia, An IHG Hotel

Intercontinental Sofia, An IHG Hotel

4 Narodno Sabranie Sq, Sofia, Bulgaria

0.5 mi from city centre

Vitosha Park Hotel

Vitosha Park Hotel

1 Rosario Street, Sofia, Bulgaria

3.2 mi from city centre

Hotel Rila Sofia

Hotel Rila Sofia

Tsar Kaloyan Str.,6, Sofia, Bulgaria

0.2 mi from city centre

Eurostars Sofia City

Eurostars Sofia City

6 Stara Planina Str., Sofia, Bulgaria

0.4 mi from city centre


Driving with a car hire in Sofia - FAQs

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

How much will it cost to hire a car in Sofia, Bulgaria in March?

For a weekend in March, the best deals in Sofia start from around £1 up to around £20. For a one-week car hire in Sofia, prices in March average £12, with the best deals starting at £1.

Is there a fee to cancel my Sofia, Bulgaria car hire?

When you hire a car in Sofia, popular agencies such as Hertz, Europcar, and Thrifty will generally offer free cancellation. While momondo does not have any control over cancellation policies for rental cars in Sofia, we can help you find the cheapest car to hire for your upcoming trip.

What is the best type of car to hire in Sofia during March?

Hiring a Standard car in Sofia during the month of March is the preferred choice of most travellers. With temperatures averaging 10 °C and precipitation around 50 mm during March, a Standard size car is more than capable of handling these weather conditions. This is the perfect rental car type for wet roads and above-freezing temperatures. Hiring a Standard in Sofia will cost you £20/day on average.

What is the speed limit in Sofia, Bulgaria?

The speed limit in Sofia is 35 mph, unless otherwise stated on road signs. Sofia also has a suburban speed limit of 55 mph which is strictly enforced. If you find yourself on a motorway in Sofia, be aware that the speed limit is generally 90 mph.

What car hire company has the Dacia Duster in Sofia?

What is the weather like in Sofia, Bulgaria in February?

Typically, the weather in Sofia through the month of February is 1 °C and the expected precipitation is 30 mm. This is important information to know when hiring a car so you can be sure to rent the perfect car for the expected weather.

Is the weather in Sofia similar to the rest of Oblast Sofia City?

Travellers looking to leave from Sofia on a road trip around Oblast Sofia City or the surrounding areas during the month of February should expect temperatures around 1 °C and about 30 mm of possible rain through the month.

When did momondo last update prices for cars in Sofia?

Prices for cars in Sofia refresh daily.

How many operators does momondo search for cars in Sofia?

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

Age requirements for drivers vary depending on the country, including Sofia. In several EU countries, drivers must be 18 years old. Generally, to rent a car overseas, you must be at least 21 years old, and if you're under 25, you may be charged a young driver surcharge. It's recommended that you review the policy of your preferred rental company before booking.

What documentation or ID do you need to rent a car in Sofia?

To rent a car in Sofia, all drivers must present a valid full driving license. If the license is written in a language other than the language of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit may be required to avoid the risk of potential fines. If you're renting a car abroad, you may also need to provide evidence of your return travel and accommodation information during your stay. We always recommend that you verify with the specific rental company you're booking with.


Why use momondo?

Why should I use momondo to book a car hire in Sofia?

You should book a car hire in Sofia using momondo because it is quick, free and easy to use and could save you money. momondo does the hard work of finding the car hire prices and policies, all you need to do is compare and choose what works best for your trip.

How does momondo help me find the best car hire deal in Sofia?

momondo enables you to find the best car hire deal in Sofia by providing useful filters to narrow your search. Filters include, but are not limited to: price, body type, rental company and specific policies that you may want.

Does momondo show car hire deals in Sofia with free cancellation?

Free cancellation is a policy that can be filtered on momondo car hire searches for Sofia and all other locations. Availability may vary by location.

Can I hire a car with a fair fuel policy in Sofia on momondo?

momondo specifically allows you to search for car hire in Sofia with fair fuel policies.

Can I find a car hire in Sofia which offers enhanced cleaning on momondo?

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

Can I search for car hire in Sofia with unlimited mileage on momondo?

Absolutely. You can specifically filter for car hire deals in Sofia with unlimited mileage on momondo.


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