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Sixt Car Hire Deals in Romania

Sixt Car Hire Deals in Romania

Whether you're travelling to Romania on holiday or for a business trip, you can enjoy your stay to the full with a car hire from Sixt. We cater for all drivers with our extensive fleet of modern, well maintained vehicles, keeping your safety and comfort in mind. Exploring the beautiful landscapes and fascinating history of the country is easy when you rent a car in Romania from Sixt.
Sixt car rental Romania

Sixt car rental Romania

You can find Sixt car hire in Romania at 16 different locations, including one conveniently located at Bucharest Airport. Please see our branch menu for all our branch locations. We hope this travel guide will help you get the most of your stay by explaining some of the driving conditions and traffic laws. We've also included a handy map highlighting several of the main sights and tourist attractions you can discover with a car rental in Romania.
Our Service

Our Service

Sixt's car hire deals in Romania all come with 900 free kilometres, no matter which vehicle category you choose. Families can take advantage of a spacious estate or 4x4, while parties of friends may opt to hire a minibus. Alternatively, choose an economy model to make your holiday budget go further, or travel in style with a luxury make such as BMW or Mercedes-Benz.
Your car hire in Romania can also be tailored to suit your needs with our range of optional extras, which you can book when you reserve your rental car. If you're here for the skiing, you can include* snow chains or a ski rack*. Child seats are a wise option if you're travelling with children, as those under 12 are not allowed to travel in the front of the car and must be properly restrained. If you're new to the area, you may also want to add Sat Nav. Our full range of extras can be explored when you book your rental vehicle.

Credit Card Bookings

It's quick and easy to book your car rental in Romania by credit card. We accept all major cards including Visa, Eurocard/ Mastercard and American Express. We aren't able to accept prepaid or debit cards such as Visa Electron. Please note that if you are reserving a car from categories FDMR, FDAR or PFAR you will be required to produce two credit cards.

Driving Licence Requirements

You may use your UK or EU licence in Romania. Other countries will require an International Driving Permit. If the driver is different from the person hiring the car, they will also need to show an ID and licence. Corporate customers will also need to provide a VAT number. If your home country is not part of the Geneva/ Vienna Convention on Road Traffic you will also need supply a Self Translation Form, which Sixt can provide you with, along with your original driving licence.

Age Restrictions

To hire a car in Romania you must be aged 18 or over and have held your licence for at least one year. However, drivers aged under 25 will have to pay a daily surcharge to rent certain categories of car.


If you are involved in a traffic accident while driving in Romania, you can contact the police, ambulance and fire services by calling 112 from any telephone including mobile, free of charge.
Driving Tips

Driving Tips

Driving is on the right in Romania, and priority is given to traffic coming from the right, except at roundabouts.

Speed Limits

Speed limits are measured in kilometres per hour, and are 50 km/h in towns and cities, and 90 km/h in more rural areas. You can drive 100 km/h on dual carriageways and 130 km/h on the motorway.

Traffic Laws

You should carry your driving licence, rental contract and proof of ID such as your passport with you when driving in Romania. The alcohol limit for driving in Romania is zero, and you can be stopped at random and breathalysed. The police can impose on-the-spot fines for driving offences, and they have the right to suspend your driving licence, even if you're from another country. You will only be allowed to collect your licence when you're leaving the country, and you will have to provide proof of departure.


You can only park on the right hand side of the road, as close to the pavement as possible. If you remain stationary for longer than five minutes you are considered to have parked. Parking illegally incurs a fine, and you may have your vehicle clamped or towed away.

Major Routes

Much of Romania's motorway network is still under construction, so many areas of the country have to be accessed using European routes and National Roads, most of which are dual carriageways. The road network radiates outwards from the capital, Bucharest, with seven of the major National Roads originating here.
Places of Interest

Places of Interest

Top 4 Architectural Sites

  • Wooden Churches of Maramures
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Old Town of Sighisoara
  • Palace of the Parliament Bucharest
  • Villages with Fortified Churches in Transylvania
Maramures is a mountainous, forested region in the north of the country, containing a famous collection of steepled wooden churches. The medieval Old Town of Sighisoara features fortified walls, narrow winding streets and pastel coloured buildings. The Palace of the Parliament, in Bucharest, opened in 1997. This Neo-Classical inspired building is the second largest administrative building in the world. Transylvania is home to seven villages in close proximity to each other, each containing a fortified church dating back to the Middle Ages. The area is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Places of Natural Beauty

  • Danube Delta
  • Carpathian Mountains and Muntii Maramuresului Nature Park
  • Libearty Bear Sanctuary Zarnesti
  • Balti Steppe
The* Danube Delta* is the best preserved river delta in Europe, and one of Romania's top tourist attractions due to the amount of wildlife it attracts. For stunning mountain views, visit the Carpathian Mountains and Muntii Maramuresului Nature Park. The Libearty Bear Sanctuary is home to over 70 bears who have been rescued from cruel lives being used as tourist attractions. This sanctuary in* Zarnesti* provides them with a natural habitat. Situated in Moldova, the Balti Steppe is a hilly region mainly used for agriculture, also containing a variety of lakes and creeks.

Film Locations

Romania has provided the settings for a variety of blockbuster movies in recent years. The village of Glod was the title character's home town in the 2006 film Borat. The 2003 smash hit Cold Mountain was mainly filmed in the Carpathian Mountains and Potigrafu. The Academy of Sciences building in Bucharest was used as the main location for Mirrors in 2007, while Bucharest and the Carpathian Mountains doubled for war-torn Sarajevo in 2010's The Whistleblower.
Crossing Borders

Crossing Borders

Rental cars can be used to cross the borders from Romania into the following countries: Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Turkey, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Croatia, Poland, Slovenia and Slovakia. However, car categories FDMR, FDAR and PFAR cannot be taken out of Romania. A foreign use charge will apply for any border crossings, and you must obtain permission from the Sixt branch where you hired your car before you use it to cross any borders.
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Crossing Borders
It is possible to travel to most surrounding countries of Romania including Germany, Croatia, and Greece. However, please make SIXT aware if you plan to do so.
Under 25 Car Hire
As long as you have held a valid licence for at least 1 year in Romania, drivers as young as 18 can rent a selection of cars. There is a small surcharge when under 25.
Added Extras
Improve your booking from our list of affordable and comprehensive add-ons. Include extra drivers, protection packages, unlimited mileage and more.
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Customer reviews & feedback

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Dov R.
Very easy check in and check out. We got brand new car (less than 1000 km). Highly recommended.
2017 M.
That was a great customer skills and very helpful peoples!i rented from TG Mures Airport they got the car there on time!Answered on the phone anytime and email too!I can just recommend! Regards Imre Incze
st e.
Really happy by the service, Marius and his team are doing their best to fulfill wishes. My car(a) were both relatively new and well maintained. Only the interior could have been better cleaned (inner windshield). But other than that, perfect! Thank you & will come back :)
Gareth J.
Great experience renting a car here for 5 days. The pickup process was painless, small scuffs / marks on the car were all checked and noted and then we were done in less than 15 minutes. The car was a nice VW Passat in really good condition and it drove well. Drop off was equally painless and quick.
Very nice team there. I received good car and the return was smooth too. I got good recommendations for my stay too and thank you Freddy for your stories.
Dorin L.
I had a rental car for two weeks from, Sixt Rent a Car Sibiu. I had a very good experience and the attitude has been changed in better, or I would say even the best, since my last rent over there three years ago. Thanks to Sebastian, who helped me at the desk. Professional, fast and transparent on the rental process.
I made a reservation via the Sixt App and had additional insurance covering the excess provided through my credit card. Sebastian gave me a very efficient and informative check-in experience and his younger colleague inspecting the car was very friendly and accurate both during check-in and checkout. The car was a small upgrade to the initially booked category and fairly new with 18k kilometres on the clock. To sum up, I had a very good experience with Sixt at Sibiu Airport and would recommend them anytime! Thank you
Elizabeth G.
Easy pick up at airport, convenient and customer friendly at a great price on a good car.
Alexandra D.
We rented a car for 4 days directly at the airport without pre booking. The agent taking care of us was very, very professional and helpful. We received a Skoda Rapid in a very good condition and all the instructions needed. We will definitely return to Sixt when in Sibiu and perhaps in other locations too. As general advice: if you arrive early in the morning at the airport they might still have cars to rent without pre booking, otherwise not pre booking might be a bit risky. We paid by card but it can be a good idea to have cash with you.
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