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Car rental Budapest

Budapest, located in the region Central Hungary, is the capital of Hungary. As the country's largest city, it serves as Hungary's political, cultural, industrial and commercial engine. Cited as one of the most beautiful cities in Europe , it attracts more than two million tourists a year with its extensive World Heritage Site. It has twinned with many cities all over the world, such as Istanbul, Vienna and Berlin.

Enjoy the conveniece of car rental in Hungary's Budapest

Car rental in Budapest is highly favored among tourists to explore the “Little Paris of Central Europe”. Its public transport is well-developed, but travelling by car rental in Budapest gives you the freedom and flexibility that no public transport can match. The bridges here serve as the best reference points for orientation when cruising around in a rental car, including Árpád Bridge (the longest bridge in Budapest), Margaret Bridge, Chain Bridge, Elisabeth Bridge, Liberty Bridge, Petofi Bridge and Lágymányosi Bridge. Despite those orientation points, it is still important to bring your GPS device or rent one with the company of your car rental in Budapest when driving across downtown. For example, in most of the crossings of the inner ring road or on the main avenues you cannot turn left. You can rent a car and head north to Eger, a small and charming historic town, situated between the Mátra and Bükk mountains. Or drive to Esztergom, where the biggest basilica of Central Europe is located. If you fancy a relaxing day in the nature, then drive east to Gödöllo , a town full of parks and home to Grassalkovich Kastély, a former Royal Palace.

What you should know when you park your rental car

As a major city in Central Europe, parking in Budapest is understandably heavy. For those who travel with car hire, it's advised to park your rental car in the hotel garage and take the public transport in the city center area. There are several parking zones with different hourly fees. The minimum parking time is 15 minutes, and the maximum waiting time is from 3 to 4 hours. You can find 24 hour multi-storey car parks below the Millennium Centre at V Vaci utca 25 and V Szervita ter 8. If you need to park your rental car for a longer period, then it's advisable to park your rental car in a P+R car park, which can be found at metro stations and bus terminals.

See one one of the many UNESCO world heritages with car hire

Starred with extensive World Heritage Sites, Budapest has a lot to offer: such as The Castle Hill, the River Danube embankments and Andrássy Avenue, all recognized as UNESCO World Heritage Sites; Szépmuvészeti Múzeum, containing more than 100,000 pieces of international art; Hosök tere (Heroes' Square), rich with historic and political connotations.

Events & festivals

To name just a few of the many tourist attracting events: Budapest Christmas Market, one of the major Christmas markets in Europe; Budapest Art Fair, presenting modern and contemporary art; Budapest Opera Ball, by which the Opera House is transformed into the most spectacular ballroom in Hungary; Titanic International Film Festival, the biggest film festival in Hungary, featuring the independent and innovative movies.

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Tips and experiences for Budapest

Our customers rated Budapest with an average of 9.8 based on 8 ratings, and these are the most recent tips, experiences and highlights.

16-02-2017
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In the morning you need to climb to Gellert hill, then get down and climb again to the Castle hill, where visit art gallery and historical museum, Matiash church, and old town. The best place to have lunch or dinner is Trofea Grill near Mexico Utica metro station. The best thing to do in the evening is to visit opera.
31-12-2016
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House of Parliament, Hero's square, lot of good restaurants in downtown
14-07-2016
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Balaton Sound is really good and there's ample parking space
04-07-2016
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Beautiful town with full of musical events from classical to folklore and traditional dancing.
12-05-2016
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Take a car in Budapest and go to Tokaj, stay there two days, taste wines, look into wine cellars. Be careful with meals - very big servings :)
04-04-2016
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Budapest is very nice. I recommend visit this city.
14-04-2015
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Wonderful Gundel Restaurant at Hero Square it's a MUST when you visit Budapest
27-01-2015
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