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Driving Tips in Bucharest, Romania

Car Hire Depot information in Bucharest

DriveAway offer unbeatable rates and a wide range of vehicles with our suppliers in Bucharest. The suppliers are conveniently located at the Bucharest airport and downtown depots located in the city. Bucharest airport is located just 16 kilometres from the city centre, approximately 25 minutes drive.

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Driving Licence

A full valid driver’s license is required for a minimum of 1 year. An International licence is required for Australian drivers licence holders.

Age Restrictions

Generally the minimum age is 21 years, but can vary between the car hire company and location. Maximum age limits apply in some locations, a young/senior driver surcharge may apply. Please check Terms and Conditions when making an enquiry or booking.

Rules and Regulations

General driving rules and regulations in Romania;


The following equipment are required to be carried in the vehicle and which are to be used in the event of an incident, accident or breakdown.

Child Safety Seats

For children under the age of 4 years old a child safety seat must be used. Passengers under the age of 12 years old or under 1.5m are required to be seated in the back seats of the vehicle.

Speed Limits

It is essential that you observe the speed limits, as conditions of the roads aren't in immaculate condition and live animals on the side of the road are potential hazards especially in rural roads. Below are the speed limits in Romania, unless signed otherwise;

Drink Driving

Being under the influence of alcohol while driving is dangerous and is a criminal offence to have any alcohol in your system (0% BAC) while operating a vehicle. Serious consequences apply to motorists over the limit.


A vignette sticker is required by all motorists to be permitted to drive on national roads in Romania. Stickers avialable are weekly, monthly and annual and can be purchased at most petrol stations and online via a credit card.

Road Signs

Road Signs in Romania adopts the standardization of the Vienna Convention on Road Signs and Signals which many European countries now utilize, but with slight variance. Signs in Romania are commonly found in the countries local language however English is also used on city roads and state highways. The signs are very easy to understand as the vast majority of them are posted with symbols. Warning Signs are generally triangular in shape with a red border, white background or yellow and a symbol in the middle. Prohibitory Signs are signs where motorists must follow the actions they are permitted or forbidden to do. These signs vary in shapes from a circle, octagon and a box. You will find these signs in either blue with a white symbol in the middle and white with a red border. Information Signs are indicated with a blue or green background and white text providing motorists with information such as directions.


Parking in Romania uses the pay-n-display system, machines are limited so tickets will need to be purchased from a uniformed parking officer. Tickets will then need to be displayed on the vehicles front windscreen. Illegally parked vehicles or unpaid parking are subject to their vehicles either being clamped or towed away.

Visa Information

Visa, passport and entry requirements for Australians visiting Romania;

*Please note distances and time should only be used as a guide, and may vary according to the route taken.

Last Updated 4 June 2010