Enjoy this country's mix of outdoor adventure and city life with our Sixt car hire deals in Bulgaria. Our extensive fleet of affordable rental vehicles is designed to suit both business and leisure travellers and fit any budget while your rental car contract is backed up by our highly-rated customer service. Keep reading for some useful driving and travel tips that help you make the most of your car rental in Bulgaria.
We have eight Sixt car hire in Bulgaria branches meaning your business or holiday visit gets off to a stress-free start. These are conveniently located at the country's main airports and in city or resort hotels. Booking systems for car rental in Bulgaria are straightforward and cancellations are often free of charge should your plans change. Browse this page to read more about the cities and attractions we recommend you visit when you rent a car in Bulgaria.
Your Sixt car in Bulgaria is supplied by well-known manufacturers and on our bookings page you can choose to rent a car in Bulgaria with an automatic transmission or organise one-way rentals. Here you can also select optional extras from our attractive range.
Bulgaria accepts all international driving licences. If they are in a non-Roman alphabet like Cyrillic, Arabic or Chinese they must be accompanied by an International Driver's Permit (IDP). Obtain these online or from Post Offices in the UK.
The minimum age for driving a Sixt car hire in Bulgaria varies from 20 to 25 depending on the vehicle category. Also, depending on the vehicle category a valid licence must have been held for between 1 to 3 years. Surcharges apply for drivers under 23. For full details visit the booking engine.
You can pay for your car hire deals in Bulgaria with all major credit cards. For some vehicle categories prepaid or debit cards such as VISA Electron, as well as cash, are accepted. Payment methods must be in the driver's name and accompanied by photo ID.
Should you have an accident while in Bulgaria emergency services can be contacted on the recognised European number 112.
As Bulgaria's popularity as a holiday destination rises major improvements are being made to its road infrastructure. This does, however, mean major construction and roadworks can cause traffic jams and congestion especially in the peak Summer months. Other roads are in variable condition and do not always have clearly marked lanes. Bulgaria is a mountainous country where driving is rewarded with spectacular views but drive cautiously on roads with steep gradients and hairpin bends.
Drink driving is being taken increasingly seriously by the Bulgarian police and might result in imprisonment or at least an extremely heavy fine. On-the-spot fines can be issued for offences such as speeding.
The Rila Monastery is located in the mountains South of Sofia. Still home to a community of monks it is considered one of Bulgaria's most important cultural and architectural sites and is one of its biggest tourist attractions. The Saint Alexander Nevsky Cathedral is one of the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedrals in the world. This lavishly ornate building is topped with gold-plated domes. Appearing to grow out of the rocks of the Balkan Mountains is the Belogradchik Fortress. Originally constructed during the Roman Empire it was last used as a stronghold in the 19th-century. Perperikon was an ancient Thracian city located near Kardzhali. It is a megalithic site with palaces, fortresses and temples that have been destroyed and rebuilt many times over the centuries.
The Kaliakra Nature Reserve sits on a headland on the Bulgarian Black Sea Coast. It is on a major migration route for many rare species of birds while cormorants and dolphins can be seen all year round. The Rila Mountain Range is one of the highest in Europe and home to the Rila National Park. Its glacial lakes and hot springs make it popular with both locals and visitors. Legend says that the mysterious Devil's Throat Cave inspired the story of Orpheus's descent into Hades. It is part of the Trigrad Gorge region near the Greek border. At the Krushuna Falls, a series of low stepped cascades is surrounded by picturesque countryside and the archaeological remains of a 13th-century monastery.
Bulgaria with its historic cities and stunning countryside has provided the location for dozens of films such as the American fantasy film Conan the Barbarian (2011). It used sites in Sofia, Pernik and Vitosha. The 2006 crime thriller Black Dahlia was also shot on location in Pernik while the zombie horror film Day of the Dead was shot at locations across Bulgaria in 2008.
Cross border rentals are only allowed into Greece, Romania, Serbia and Macedonia. Written permission must be obtained and should you cross any other borders you will invalidate your insurance.