Visit the vastly historical and dazzling capital of Hungary with a car hire in Budapest. You'll have a hard time deciding what to visit first with sites such as the grandeur Parliment house, built in a Gothic Revival style, or the Fisherman's Bastion, with specaculator views of the Danube River. Let Auto Europe help you get on your way in central Hungary quicker with our expert advice and extensive range of rental cars. Use our online search engine to find the perfect vehicle for you!
Other popular attractions to visit with your rental car in Budapest include the Danube Bend or the former Royal Residence. It is also possible to drive your car to Balatonfoldvar, which is less than an hour and a half drive away.
As a tourist destination, Budapest tends to be quite busy at times. It is best to avoid peak hours and for short distances, choose walking rather than going by car. Parking can be more difficult to find around tourist attractions, so it is best to avoid parking in these areas.
To drive your car hire in Budapest safely, learn about the local traffic regulations by paying a visit to our Hungary driving information page.
There is on-street parking in operation in Budapest, some of which becomes free after the peak hours end. Additionally, there are various public car parks dotted throughout the city. Parking in the city centre is reserved for residents and requires a permit. If you have obtained an blue parking disc, which are available from banks, tourist offices, tobacconists and post offices, you can park in blue zones. The blue zones are in operation from 0900 - 1800, Monday-Friday. Outside these hours, parking is free of charge. Drivers can also park in white zones, which are free of charge.
The city of Budapest is situated in the Central region of Hungary. The name ''Budapest'' is a combination of the city names 'Buda' and 'Pest' which became a single city occupying both banks of the river Danube. The unification of cities Buda and Óbuda on the west bank, with Pest on the east bank in happened in 1873. The climate of Budapest is humid continental, with summer being the best time to visit.
The airport is located 23 miles southeast of the city centre if driving there with your car hire in Budapest.
Budapest Airport (BUD)
Website: Budapest Airport
Telephone: +36 1 296 7000
When parking is scarce at popular sites, Budapest is home to an extensive public transport network with buses, trains and trams available.