Top tips for renting a car in Cluj-Napoca, Romania

  • The Cluj-Napoca is the bigest city in Transilvania, is extremely busy city, which means driving around can be stressful. But, while public transportation is the best option when discovering the city center, a car is the perfect option for those looking to leave and explore the countryside.
  • Cluj-Napoca has a international airport: AVRAM IANCU (CLJ) from where you can fly anywhere in Europe and Romania. You can find many car rental companies in the airport, but also you can take a taxi or the bus to go in to the town.
  • The main thing you need to know about driving in Cluj-Napoca or in the countryside is that the traffic is on the right side of the road and we recommend that you use your phone and GPS with Google maps or Apple Maps to guide you, we have a very good coverage of GSM / GPS signal with 3G / 4G / 5G connection.
  • If you are brave enough to drive through the city center, make sure that the streets are always full of tourists and some are pedestrian. Please note that certain areas of the city are subject to rehabilitation, and parking must be paid for by you, if you park illegally there is a possibility of your car being towed.
  • Driving in Cluj-Napoca during rush hour can easily add 40minutes to an hour to your travel time, so avoid going into and out of central between 8 a.m. and 10 a.m., and again in the evening, between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. and 7 p.m.
  • Book your car at least 2-3 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price and a good deal
  • Compact car rental in Cluj-Napoca are around 6% to 12% cheaper than other car types, on average

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