If you are one of those travelers that don’t like to get mixed up in the hassle of using public transport, then car rental surely is the answer for you. When in Budapest expect a highly effective car rental service. You also have a lot of options to choose from. If you want to use car companies that are known internationally, then you can try Avis, EuropCar, Budget, Hertz, and Fox Autoret. There are also local car companies that you can use that will give you the same excellent service. The Avalon Rent a Car and the Group 4 Rent are some examples of these.
Before getting a car to drive around Budapest in, you need to know the city’s driving rules. You don’t want to be caught by authorities just because you weren’t aware that it was prohibited in the city. Remember that “Ignorance of the law excuses no man.”
Like in all cities, drinking under the influence is highly prohibited. Even if you just had a glass of wine, your license will be taken. You must also remember to be on the right side of the street when driving in Budapest and you must always have your seatbelt on. And this is not just for the law, it’s for your own safety too.
One important thing to remember is that you must get an e-vignette or an e-sticker for your vehicle if you are going to use one of the city’s motorways. Before it used to be actual stickers that you put on your windshield, but now you can just register the car on a computer system. The e-vignette is for the highway toll. In Budapest like in the whole of Hungary, each motorway is considered as a toll road.
So if you are already above 21 years old and have had your license for a year, then you can opt for a car rental and just drive yourself around Budapest and not have to endure waiting in line to buy the tickets and waiting for the bus to arrive. You don’t even need an international driver’s license.