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Explore Hungary's Scenic Beauty on a Road Trip

Hungary is so much more than a city break destination. While the capital, Budapest, is a beautiful, historic city, there is so much more of the country to see and it's a great destination for road trips.  Here's a curated list of the most scenic drives, divided into daytrips and longer road trips. 

Pick up a hire car at Budapest Ferenc Liszt International Airport (BUD)to start your adventure

Short Drives (2-4 Hours)

Lake Balaton Circuit

Duration: 3 hours

Pick up your hire car at the airport and start exploring Hungary with a drive around Lake Balaton, passing through charming lakeside towns and enjoying panoramic views of Central Europe's largest freshwater lake.

Danube Bend Scenic Drive

Duration: 2.5 hours

If you're staying in Budapest, this is the perfect daytrip out of town. Hire a car at one of our city branches and follow the curves of the Danube River north as it winds through the lush hills of Visegrád, Esztergom, and Szentendre. Visit medieval castles and enjoy picturesque riverside landscapes.

Hortobágy National Park Loop

Duration: 4 hours

Discover the vast plains of Hortobágy, a UNESCO World Heritage site. Children will love spotting the unique wildlife and watching daring riding displays performed by the blue horsemen of the Putza. On the way, stop off to get a photo of the iconic Nine-holed Bridge.

Eger to Bükk National Park

Duration: 3.5 hours

Drive northeast from Budapest to the town of Eger, famous for its hot springs and historic castle, then on to Bükk National Park, a bird watcher's paradise. Experience the beauty of rolling hills and dense forests, a pleasant contrast to the busy streets of the capital.

Longer Road Trips (1-5 Days)

Transdanubian Wine Country

Duration: 4 days

Explore the wine regions of Villány, Szekszárd, and Etyek-Buda. Stay over so you can enjoy the local wines, visit vineyards, and enjoy the scenic landscapes of Hungary's famous wine country.

Tisza Lake and Tokaj Wine Region

Duration: 3 days

Drive east from Budapest to Tisza Lake and explore the Tokaj Wine Region. Spend a day canoeing on the lake and enjoy the famous sweet Tokaji dessert wines in the evenings.

Southern Transdanubia Discovery

Duration: 3.5 days

Discover the charming towns of Pécs, Kaposvár, and Szombathely in Southern Transdanubia. Drive through scenic landscapes, explore historical sites, and immerse yourself in local culture.

Bakony Mountains and Lake Velence Loop

Duration: 2.5 days

Head southwest of Budapest to explore the Bakony Mountains and swim off the beaches of idyllic Lake Velence near Gárdony. Drive along winding roads through dense forests, visit the 11th Century Bakonybél Abbey, go hiking in the mountains or spend a day relaxing by the lake.

Budapest to Lake Tisza Nature Drive

Duration: 4 days

Drive east from Budapest to Lake Tisza, Hungary's second-largest lake. Spend a day exploring the lake by kayak or paddleboard, visit the Tiszafüred Ecocentre where they have Europe's largest freshwater aquarium, home to more than 40 local fish species, or just find a shady spot and enjoy the calm of the countryside.

Choose the Right Vehicle for Your Trip

With Enterprise's impressive fleet of vehicles to choose from, there's something for everyone. With everything from stylish saloon cars to roomy people carriers to choose from, customers can select their ideal vehicle to suit their driving style and journey requirements. Large families and travelling parties can choose a spacious vehicle that can comfortably seat 7 to 9 passengers to accommodate everyone in the group, or opt for a hardy 4x4 for journeys off the beaten track that require the best in handling and performance.

At the Airport

Whether visiting Hungary for business or pleasure, most travellers arrive via Budapest International Airport. This busy airport in Hungary's capital city is a gateway for international travel and handles flights from a host of departure points. Enterprise operates a branch at this location in proximity to the terminal itself, meaning there's no need to worry about paying for expensive taxis or having to endure public transport connections in order to commence the next leg of the journey after touching town. What's more, vehicles can be dropped off at the branch shortly before catching a return flight home, offering maximum convenience for travellers.

Cheap Car Hire in Hungary

Hiring a car rental in Hungary doesn't need to break the bank. Enterprise offers a wide variety of vehicles at affordable prices, providing customers with a cost-effective way to get around in this beautiful country. Those looking to save money on a car hire in Hungary are advised to check Enterprise's website for the best possible quotes before booking their vehicle. For those looking to hire a car for a shorter period outside of usual weekdays, Enterprise offers excellent weekend rates that can help make travel budgets stretch even further.

Exploring Hungary

A car rental from Enterprise provides plenty of freedom and flexibility when it comes to exploring Hungary. One way to explore the country in style and see its key cities is by enjoying a scenic drive along the Danube river. The Danube is the second-longest river in Europe and passes through some of the largest cities in the country, including Budapest. Enterprise customers can put their rental vehicle to good use and meander along the riverside route, which offers many picturesque points to pull over and enjoy a break. With a hire car, anyone visiting the capital can ensure they see everything the city offers, without having to strike anything from their agenda. Essential attractions can all be enjoyed even if time is tight, like Buda Castle, the Hungarian Parliament Building, and Fisherman's Bastion.

Knowing the Driving Rules in Hungary

Driving in Hungary is relatively simple, but it's worth bearing in mind that driving regulations can differ from elsewhere in Europe. Speed limits in cities and built-up areas tend to be capped at 50 kilometres per hour, while limits on motorways stand at 130 kilometres per hour. It's also worth noting that some motorways will require you to pay a toll. Driving in major cities during peak traffic times, like early mornings and early evenings, can be time-consuming due to congestion. For anyone looking to keep to a schedule, it's advised to avoid driving during these hours. Paid parking facilities can be easily found in most major towns and cities, and many major tourist areas often provide free parking.

Enterprise Services

There's little wonder why Enterprise is the leading car hire company in the world. With a first-rate vehicle fleet and conveniently located branches, choosing an ideal vehicle for your journey is easy, while collections and drop-offs are simple. Whatever's the reason for visiting, arranging a car rental in Hungary is simple, especially with Enterprise's friendly staff on hand to help with everything. Customers can also opt for handy add-ons when booking a vehicle, including GPS units for fuss-free navigation, as well as child safety seats to help ensure younger passengers are kept safe while driving on the roads.

Car & Van Hire in Hungary

Hungary has long been a destination for tourists from across Europe, and it's becoming increasingly more popular with visitors from further afield. Eclectic architecture, beautiful natural landscapes, and unique cultural attractions make Hungary a dream destination for a relaxing getaway. Though it's filled with tourist attractions, its significant economic prowess makes it an important destination for business travellers as well. No matter what's the reason for heading to Hungary, Enterprise Rent-A-Car is on hand to provide visitors with a convenient way to get around on their own schedule. Enterprise offers a wide range of vehicles to accommodate the specific requirements of drivers and the journey they have planned. Enterprise provides straightforward car hire booking at affordable prices, convenient vehicle pick-ups, and a useful range of add-ons that can help ensure every trip is hassle-free and as comfortable as possible.

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