Questions on car hires in Bulgaria
Can I get my rental car in Bulgaria delivered to my hotel?
Yes. Additional delivery charges may apply whether on pick-up or return. Some rental companies in Bulgaria may offer free deliveries to some hotels and locations in Bulgaria when the rental duration is over a certain amount of days.
Can I rent a car in Bulgaria with no deposit?
Many car hire companies in Bulgaria have some rental car offerings without deposit required.
Is it safe to drive a car in Bulgaria?
Most tourists do not experience any dangerous situations. If you're a reasonably experienced driver, there's nothing you couldn't handle. Stay vigilant, watch of the oncoming traffic, be ready to occasionally move out of the way. Generally, there is no problem with driving in Bulgaria.
What kind of driving licence do I need to rent a car in Bulgaria?
International Driving License is not required, unless you do NOT have your name and credentials written in Latin letters in your domestic driving licence.
How old do I have to be to rent a car in Bulgaria?
Some rental companies in Bulgaria allow car rentals to customers aged 21+ without any additional fees.
How can I review my rental experience in Bulgaria?
Go to your Bookings page after your rental has ended and click "Leave a Review" to rate your experience. Should you wish to discuss any issues that occurred during your car rental in Bulgaria, please contact us and allow us to investigate the matter.
Are your renting out cars with a driver in Bulgaria?
Having a driver may occasionally speed some things up, but this service comes with additional charges and limitations in a lot of ways. All of our cars are offered without a driver. It is perfectly safe to rent a car without a local driver in Bulgaria.
What is the cheapest car hire in Bulgaria?
Our cheapest car to rent in Bulgaria would be a Ford Fiesta, manual, 1.3 Petrol
What is the best drive route for 7 days in Bulgaria?
This popular route across Bulgaria could be easily done within a week. Varna > Nessebar > Plovdiv > Sofia > Koprivshtitsa > Buzludzha > Shipka > Veliko Tarnovo > Varna.
What is required of the additional driver in Bulgaria?
The additional driver needs to meet the same requirements as those for the main driver. Any additional driver needs to be present at pick-up, possess their documents and be registered in the rental agreement.
Can I cross national borders with a rental car rented in Bulgaria?
Yes, but you have to inform the rental company about crossing borders of Bulgaria, otherwise, your rental car insurance may become invalid. Also, it is always a good practice to ask for advice on the territories you plan to visit.
Is there a full insurance for rental cars in Bulgaria?
Super CDW (or Full Damage Waiver as some companies call it) cover the car parts that aren’t covered by the CDW (often, the windows, wheels or tyres are not covered by the standard CDW in Bulgaria). Full insurance may also reduce the returnable Security Deposit and/or Excess so you may be required to leave a lower deposit amount at pick-up or even not pay anything for your own fault damages.
What is Theft Protect car rental insurance in Bulgaria?
Theft Protect limits your liability in the event that your rental car is stolen. Usually, TP sets the maximum amount of money the car rental company in Bulgaria will charge you for replacing a stolen car or repairing damages from a car theft attempt. This hardly ever happens in Bulgaria.
What does CDW rental insurance mean in Bulgaria?
CDW insurance reduces your liability to your own rental car in case you cause a collision accident in Bulgaria (that is YOUR fault). CDW sets the maximum amount of money you will have to pay for potential damages. Without CDW, you could be liable for the full cost of the rental vehicle if it were to be damaged. With CDW, you won’t have to pay the full cost of repairs, only contribute to them up to an agreed level. Note that the rental car's wheels, tyres, glass, underbody, roof, keys, locks and aerials are often not covered by the CDW in Bulgaria.
What does TPL insurance mean in Bulgaria?
In case you injure other road users or damage someone’s property while you’re driving in Bulgaria, TPL insurance will pay these costs. TPL does not cover any damage to the driver’s own rental car. Unlike many countries in Europe, TPL insurance is NOT required by the laws of Bulgaria.
Can I rent a diesel car in Bulgaria?
We clearly indicate which vehicles are diesel. In most cases, if a diesel vehicle is selected, a diesel vehicle will be provided.
How do you calculate car rental prices in Bulgaria?
Car rental prices in Bulgaria are based on a 24-hour time period, e.g. if you reserve and pick up your car rental at 10:00 you will have to drop it off the next day at 10:00 the latest so you don't get charged for an additional day. The number of hours that a Bulgaria car rental company will wait for a delayed return is entirely at their discretion.
Can I rent an automatic vehicle in Bulgaria?
If you wish to rent a vehicle with automatic transmission, look for the Automatic TM displayed on a car page. When searching for a car, you can also use our search filters to hide all manual cars and display cars with Automatic TM only.
Can I drive your rental car from Bulgaria to Thessaloniki?
Yes, some rental companies allow driving their cars to Thessaloniki (Greece), but they may choose to charge you for cross-border travel and additional fees may apply to cover extra insurance policies, taxes, etc.
Can I drive my rental car from Bulgaria to Turkey?
Some rental companies in Bulgaria offer the possibility to cross the national border with Turkey while others do not. If crossing the Turkish border is allowed, additional fees may apply to cover extra insurance and taxes.
What are the car rental rules in Bulgaria?
We operate with a number of car rental companies in Bulgaria, each with their own terms, conditions, charges, and fees. Most important, the terms and conditions are displayed during booking and fixed in your rental Voucher.
Should I rent a car from a private in Bulgaria?
You should definitely NOT. If a car rental provider has no legal entity, they don't provide proper rental insurance and have no legal right for such activities. Plus, they have no corporate reputation to lose so any surprises can happen on the return of the car.
Can I get unlimited mileage for rental cars in Bulgaria?
3/4 of rental cars in Bulgaria have unlimited mileage. Those who restrict the number of kilometres usually set it at 200 km per day. The price for extra km varies. Payment for any extra mileage will have to be made on return, unless you purchased Unlimited Mileage when booking.
What is the cheapest place to rent a car in Bulgaria?
Sofia airport may be called the cheapest place to rent in Bulgaria. As many as 80% of the car rental companies offer free deliveries there.
Are there cars to rent without a deposit in Bulgaria?
Most car hires in Bulgaria ask for a deposit at pick up. Deposit sums in local car hires vary depending on the company and the car class. Expensive cars will ask for a higher deposit than the economy ones. All Deposits are taken to cover the costs of possible expenses. If no costs to the Rental company occur, the Deposit will be fully refunded.
Can I rent a car in Bulgaria without a credit card?
Some rental companies in Bulgaria have no deposit rental car offerings or accept debit cards for deposit. Make sure you have enough money on your debit card to lay down a deposit.
What kind of car rental insurance do they have in Bulgaria?
Third Party Liability (TPL) – provided for free with 100% cars. Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) – provided for free for 70% of the cars. Super Collision Damage Waiver – provided for free for 15% of the cars.
Do I have to pay at the time of car booking?
Most rental companies in Bulgaria will not hold a car for a specific client unless the client has committed to renting it (i.e. prepaid it). We don't require full payment, but we do collect a small deposit as a commitment that you're willing to rent a car in Bulgaria. This way, we may guarantee that the selected vehicle will be reserved for your car hire. If you change your plans, you can cancel for free up to 24 hours before pickup in Bulgaria (subject to the rental company's Terms).
Am I going to get the exact car that I am booking in Bulgaria?
Rental companies do their best to supply the exact car that you booked in Bulgaria. Every effort will be made to provide the specified make and model of the vehicle. However, in an unlikely case, it may be necessary to supply you with a model from the same or a higher class of cars during your travel to Bulgaria. For instance, a Toyota Yaris may be substitued with a Toyota RAV-4 due to a late return by the previous renter.
How is mobile coverage and GPRS internet in Bulgaria?
If you get a local SIM-card, reception in all but the most remote areas will be of high quality.
Should I get a GPS navigator for my rental in Bulgaria?
Most customers use Google Maps for directions these days. Most car rental companies in Bulgaria will provide free road maps. A GPS Navigator may also be of use.
Can I rent a car for one day in Bulgaria?
Yes, rental companies in Bulgaria allow one day car rentals, although the same cars may be less expensive to rent for a period of at least 2-3 days.
What is the best car to rent in Bulgaria?
Depends on your travel needs. In general a 2.0 mid-size car will help you make the most of your trip to Bulgaria.
Do you provide your own insurance for rental cars in Bulgaria?
The car rental insurance is always provided by the car rental company.