Budapest Car Hire

The graceful city of Budapest is the capital city of Hungary, and is separated into districts by the Danube River, Buda, and Pest. On the flat east bank lays Pest, which covers the commercial district as well as fashionable shopping areas and wide boulevards.

The older and more charming district of Buda lies on the west of the river, with gorgeous cobbled streets, medieval neighbourhoods and the famous Royal Palace atop Castle Hill.

Known affectionately as the ‘Paris of the East’, Budapest is a haven of culture, heritage, and charm, waiting to be discovered, and your car hire will give you the freedom to uncover it all at your own pace.

To view driving distances from Budapest to other cities in Budapest and car hire information, visit our Hungary Driving Tips page.

Drive a Car in Budapest

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Collect your car hire in Budapest from the airport or any one of the downtown depots and begin your exploration! The Royal Palace was built in the thirteenth century, and now houses numerous museums as well as the Hungarian National Gallery, the National Library and the Ludwig Museum. Drive over some of the magnificent bridges, including the Chain Bridge, the oldest and most beautiful in Budapest.

Use your hire car to drive to the Fisherman’s Bastion, the medieval castle with gleaming white cloisters and stairways, and also offers spectacular views over Budapest. Drive to Gellert Hill, for unrivalled panoramic views of the city, as well as the famed Turkish Baths where you can relax in the thermal waters of the Roman-style pool. Visit the source of these thermal waters at the Palvolgy and Szemlo Caves in the Buda Hills. Your car hire can take you to all the attractions of Budapest, as well as new sights you’ll discover for yourself!

Cities (To and From) Distance (Approx. km) Travel Time (Approx. hr)
Budapest - Pecs 208 2.25
Budapest - Gyor 121 1.25
Budapest - Debrecen 231 2.5