Bulgaria

Car hire in Bulgaria

Hiring a car with SIXT is a great way to explore Bulgaria. We have branches located across the country, including convenient locations inside Sofia International Airport (SOF), Varna Airport (VAR) and Burgas Airport (BOJ). Compact or economy cars are great for exploring the major cities like Plovdiv and Burgas, while 4x4 may be better suited for rural areas. All our fleet at our Bulgaria branch are new vehicles, with an average age of 3 months old and are all from top brands. One of our friendly SIXT team will be waiting to help you at whatever Bulgaria branch you choose for your car hire.  

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SIXT services in Bulgaria

We have a large fleet of vehicles available for car hire in Bulgaria, with something to suit everyone. If you are planning to drive between a few different cities, we recommend one of our 4x4 vehicles, which you can hire for weekly hire for your holiday, or long-term hire, if you are enjoying a longer trip in Bulgaria. If you are sticking to one city, like Sofia, our saloon options work great, with the option to add bookable extras like a sat nav or a child seat. All our vehicles are also available for a one day hire if you want to use your car for a day trip to the Seven Rila Lakes.  

Good to know when you're visiting Bulgaria

Available Extras

If you need additional assistance, we can include sat navs, child seats and additional drivers to the booking each for a small fee.  

Flexible Hiring Options

Trips and holidays are always subject to change so if you decide to pay later cancellation is free up to the day, simply select the option during booking.  

Licence Requirements

Generally, most EU and UK licences are accepted and should be matched with a passport. Be sure to check beforehand if an International Driving Permit is required if outside the EU.  

Crossing Borders

For an extra charge you may cross into one of the following: Greece, Romania, Serbia, North Macedonia. Please let this be known before the booking begins.   

Driving Tips

If you are driving in Bulgaria always keep headlights on even during the day, drive on the right and be sure you have a sticker for motorways – these can be obtained at local post offices. 

Payment Methods

Internationally recognized credit cards such as VISA, American Express, Mastercard etc. are accepted methods, whereas debit and prepaid cards are not.   

Our top picks in Bulgaria

  • Sofia: We recommend visiting the capital of Bulgaria, Sofia. Here you can find the St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral, St. George Rotunda and St. Sofia Church. Hire a car and take a day trip to the famous Rila Monastery – you won’t regret it.  
  • Plovdiv: The ancient city of Plovdiv has a range of interesting monuments to explore, including the Ancient Roman Theatre, the Roman Stadium and the Bachkovo Monastery. After a long day of sightseeing, head to the old town and enjoy some local Bulgarian cuisine in one of the many restaurants.  
  • Varna: Relax in the Sea Garden in Varna, where you can also find a zoo, which is a great afternoon activity if you are travelling with kids. Varna Cathedral is one of the main attractions in the city and is worth a visit. Or use your car hire in Bulgaria to easily access the Aladzha Monastery, which is located just beyond Varna’s north-eastern suburbs.  

Winter 2021 in Bulgaria

Winter is a great time to visit Bulgaria, with amazing ski resorts like Borovets and Bansko. You can easily add ski racks to your car hire in Bulgaria if you are going on a ski trip. Christmas markets are also a popular destination, the Sofia Christmas Market being the most famous. As it gets fairly cold in Bulgaria in the winter, consider adding on winter tires to your booking to make sure you are prepared as possible for the road conditions. 

Why Rent With Sixt?

Why Rent With Sixt?
  • New Cars - On Average 3 Months Old
  • Premium Fleet Of German Cars
  • Car Hire Made Quick And Easy
  • Friendly 24/7 Customer Service
  • Free Cancellation When You Pay On Arrival
  • No hidden costs or credit card fees

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