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    Driving in Romania: Car Rental Information & Tips


    Driving Overview | Insurance Information | Rental Restrictions

    Driving Overview


    Romania Car Rental Information - Driving in RomaniaGeneral Information
    Romania is a diverse country that offers a variety of destinations. The seaport town of Conatanta is located on the Black Sea and is a popular destination for many visitors. Legendary Transylvania makes up a large portion of northern Romania. There are many mountains in this region and driving can be a challenge in poor weather conditions. Make sure to have plenty of gas in you tank as gas stations can be few and far between outside of the major cities.


    To rent a car in Romania, you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category) and have held your license for one year. Drivers under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge. The maximum rental age for rentals is 70 years. An International Drivers License is required.Child seats are not mandatory.


    Speed Limits
    Speed limits in Romania are as follows: City 30mph/50kph Open Roads 56mph/90kph European Roads 62mph/100kph Highways 74mph/120kph


    Rules of the Road
    Traffic travels on the right and trams are the only vehicles that can be passed on the right. Vehicles entering on the right of a roundabout are given priority. Police can levy fines on the spot.


    Most gas stations are found on the main roads departing a town.


    There is a toll to travel into Bulgaria from Giurgiu and there is a toll to cross the Danube River.


    Parking in Romania is allowed only on the right side of the street and cars must be parked in the direction of traffic.


    Insurance Information


    Beautiful Sighisoara, RomaniaGeneral Information
    Car rental insurance varies widely, so please review the information below prior to making your reservation. Regulations of the country where you rent the car will be in effect for the duration of your rental.

    All our car rental rates include fire and third party liability insurance. Our inclusive rates also provide collision and theft coverage at an advance purchase discount. You may elect to decline collision and theft coverage. If you plan to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card, please contact your card issuer directly for details. Specific insurance information for your reservation will be printed on your confirmation voucher.

    The following guidelines apply to rentals commencing in Romania.


    Required Coverage
    Fire and third party liability insurance is mandatory and is included in all rentals. Third party liability insurance covers up to US$5,000 in Romania in case of damage or injury to people or property outside of the rental car.


    Optional Coverage
    Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and theft protection are included in our inclusive rates at a discount. CDW, if purchased at the rental counter, costs approximately US$8 - US$30 per day. Theft protection, if purchased at the rental counter, costs approximately US$7 - US$36 per day. CDW and theft coverage reduce the deductible (responsibility of the client) to US$405 - US$1285, depending on the vehicle type that is rented. Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) is available at the rental counter for approximately US$5 per day. Super CDW may be offered locally to reduce the deductible as low as zero. Optional insurance coverage is available with select suppliers only, rates subject to change without notice.


    Rental Restrictions


    Visit Peles Castle while Driving in RomaniaGeneral Information
    Most rental car categories in Romania can be driven anywhere in Western Europe without restriction. Due to insurance regulations, there are restrictions on luxury car categories and on travel in certain countries. Please take a minute to ensure that your intended itinerary will be possible with the car you plan to rent.


    Restricted Countries
    Cars rented in Romania are not allowed into the following countries: Albania, Bosnia/Herzegovina, Croatia and Slovenia. Purchasing Green Card Insurance permits travel to countries other than the ones listed above for US$95 - US$140, rates and availability subject to change.


    One-Way Rentals
    Domestic one-way rentals are available at an additional fee. International one-way rentals are not available


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