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Cheap car rentals in Moldova

Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for renting a car in Moldova

  • Though public transportation in Moldova is inexpensive, the regularity of the public transport schedules can leave a lot to be desired, so renting a car provides more freedom. Reaching other cities by car is easy and hassle free from the capital of Chisinau, with fellow cities like Balti around 135 km away; that travel time is about one hour and 50 minutes. Other smaller destinations that are more difficult to get to with public transport include Tipova and its famous monastery, which are only about an hour and a half away by car.
  • Be mindful of the various requirements to allow you to rent a vehicle in Moldova, as well as local driving regulations, prior to collecting your vehicle. For instance, firstly you will need to ensure you have an International Driving Permit to go with a valid driving license to rent a vehicle. If you’re traveling with family, children under 12 cannot sit in the front passenger seat, and those under age 7 must be seated in safety seats.
  • You will find that when you are driving around the cities of Moldova, the quality of the road surfaces can be mixed, with some modernization in areas still heavily required. Furthermore, as you drive along country roads between the urban centers, it’s very likely you will experience some challenging driving conditions, both when it comes to the road surface and the sometimes-icy winter temperatures. It’s vital you choose your vehicle carefully, with an SUV being the best choice for control, comfort, and traction.
  • If you’re thinking about traveling to other neighboring countries in your rental car, such as Romania, Slovakia, and Hungary, this can be arranged depending on your chosen car rental agency and the countries in which you’d like to take your vehicle. Various car hire agencies such as Sixt, Hertz, and Europcar, among others, will allow you to add a cross-border fee to your agreement; however, only certain vehicle models are permitted, so be mindful of this when making your arrangements.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Moldova for $29 or less
  • Book your rental car in Moldova at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Moldova are around 41% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy rental cars in Moldova are around 31% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Moldova

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Moldova?

    On average a rental car in Moldova costs $34 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Moldova?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Moldova.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Moldova?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Sixt ($22/day), Avis ($30/day) and Hertz ($36/day).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Moldova?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Moldova?

    On average a rental car in Moldova costs $253 per week ($36 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Moldova?

    On average a rental car in Moldova costs $1,085 per month ($36 per day).

  • What is driving like in Moldova?

    Like in the United States, in Moldova, you drive on the right-hand side of the road. At crossroads and junctions, traffic on the right normally has priority. If you are about to make a left turn at an intersection, you must yield to approaching traffic. Even if no warning signal is received, all drivers and vehicles must prioritize emergency vehicles with blue flashing lights. When departing intersections, buses and school buses take precedence. Vehicles must also yield when a bus indicates its intention to proceed.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Moldova?

    In Moldova, you must be at least 21 years old to rent a car, although drivers of this age will have limited vehicle choices and will incur a young driver fee added to the agreement. Even for agencies that rent to anyone over the age of 21, there are typically restrictions on the type and brand of car you can rent.

  • How are gas prices in Moldova?

    Typically, a gallon of gas in Moldova is going to cost you around 100 MDL (5.35 USD), while a liter will only come to about 27 MDL (1.40 USD). You’ll come across plenty of gas stations if you’re in the major cities of Chisinau, Balti, and Tiraspol, but they are much harder to come by in the rural areas of the country, as you might expect, so make sure you fill up if you decide to venture out to the vast countryside.

  • What are the speed limits in Moldova?

    As with any country on the European continent, speed limits can vary from region to region, and Moldova is no different. When driving around urban areas, note that you cannot exceed 50 km/h (31 mph), and if you end up entering residential areas, you must reduce your speed to 20 km/h (12 mph). Out on the open roads between cities, the maximum speed limit can vary depending on the road you are driving, but it can range between 80 km/h (50 mph) and 110 km/h (68 mph). Due to this, be extra careful to pay attention to the signs as limits can change regularly.

Car rental directory

  • greenmotion

    GREEN MOTION car rental locations in Moldova

    6 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car rental locations in Moldova

    5 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car rental locations in Moldova

    5 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car rental locations in Moldova

    4 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car rental locations in Moldova

    2 Locations

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car rental locations in Moldova

    2 Locations

  • goturtrans

    Gotur Trans car rental locations in Moldova

    2 Locations

  • alamo

    Alamo car rental locations in Moldova

    1 Location

  • europcar

    Europcar car rental locations in Moldova

    1 Location

  • interrent

    INTERRENT car rental locations in Moldova

    1 Location

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Moldova

    1 Location

  • national

    National car rental locations in Moldova

    1 Location

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