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Driving Information in Hungary

Driving Licence Requirement

The driving licence requirements in Hungary state that you must be at least 17 years old and have a full driving licence valid in your country of residence. International Drivers license is mandatory

Age Restrictions

To hire a car in Hungary, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for 1 year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge when picking up your rental in Balatonfoldvar and any other destinations.

Driving Distances

  • Balatonfoldvar to Budapest - 120kms (1hour/15mins)

  • Gyor to Tata - 67kms (45mins)

  • Kecskemet to Pecs - 202kms (2hours/20mins)

Road Rules and Petrol Stations

General Hungary driving information, laws rules and regulations:

  • Driving in Hungary is on the right hand side of the road.

  • Seat belts when driving a hire car in Hungary are mandatory.

  • The use of a mobile phone while driving is prohibited, with the exception of a hands-free system.

  • Drivers are to carry at all times while driving, a valid driver?s licence, registration documents and insurance documents.

  • Petrol stations in Hungary open from 6.00am to 8.00pm and most stations along the express ways open 24 hours.


In Hungary, the following highways require a toll sticker: M1, M3, M5 & M7. Hungary toll stickers can be purchased at gas stations and highway stations and last for 4 days, 1 week or 1 month, price depends on duration.

Parking Information

Most of the main tourist areas have free parking, so you will not have any issues when trying to find a spot for your car in Budapest. Parking is permitted on the right-hand side of two-way streets and on both sides of one-way streets.

One-Way Car Hire

If you plan to drive with a Hungary car hire you can pick it up in one location and return it to another location but there are some restrictions that you need to check with your car hire supplier. Domestic one-way car rentals are free of charge with some restrictions. There are fees for international one-way rentals and not all vehicles are allowed.

With your car hire in it is important that you have looked through some of the above Hungary driving information, rules and regulations about driving a car to ensure you have the safest possible journey.

Budapest car hire starting at ú11 /per day*

*Rates shown are per day, based upon a 7-day car hire. Taxes and additional surcharges may apply.

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