Hungary Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving In Hungary

Hungary drives on the right and you can use the photo licence of any EU country to drive here.Drivers from other countries need their own licence plus an international driving permit. Speed limits range from 130kmh on motorways to 90-110kmh on other roads and 50kmh in urban areas. The drink drive limit is zero.

Hungary has a well devloped network of main routes including those classified as motorways which have emergency lanes and a maximum speed of 130 kmh  and expressways which may be built without them and the speed limit is 110 kmh. Motorways in Hungary are –

M0 – Budapest bypass

M1 Budapest – Tatabánya – Győr – Mosonmagyaróvár – Border with Austria near Hegyeshalom

M3 Budapest – Hatvan – Füzesabony – Polgár – Nyíregyháza – Vásárosnamény – Border with Ukraine near Beregdaróc

M4 Budapest – Szolnok – Püspökladány – Berettyóújfalu – Border with Romania near Nagykereki

M5 Budapest – Kecskemét – Szeged – Border with Serbia near Röszke

M6 Budapest – Dunaújváros – Szekszárd – Border with Croatia near Ivándárda

M7 Budapest – Székesfehérvár – Siófok – Nagykanizsa – Border with Croatia near Letenye

M8 Szolnok – Kecskemét – Dunaújváros – Veszprém – Border with Austria near Rábafüzes

M30 Emőd – Miskolc – Border with Slovakia near Tornyosnémeti

M31 Nagytarcsa – Gödöllő

M35 Görbeháza – Debrecen – Berettyóújfalu

M43 Szeged – Makó – Border with Romania near Csanádpalota

M60 Bóly – Pécs – Border with Croatia near Barcs

A number of Hungarian main routes are toll roads. Tolls are applied using a vignette system. All rental cars should have a vignette, but if you are travelling through the country, you can access more information on how to pay tolls in your own vehicle here.

Most main roads in Hungary are in a good condition,though some minor routes may deteriorate, particularly in winter. Budapest tends to have a lot of roadworks with associated delays but it isn’t a particularly stressful city to drive in, though expect the usual rush hour traffic there and in other cities. Driving style isn’t aggressive and most motorists abide by road rules. In the countryside you may encounter slow, older vehicles and form traffic but roads tend to be quiet so overtaking isn’t an issue. Use dipped headlights at all times , even in daylight and check with the rental company that your vehicle has the necessary vignette to drive on motorways (which may also be toll roads).

Although I try and keep the information in the site updated as much as possible, in a rapidly moving world, situations can change daily. Therefore please use the site as an approximate guide, and in conjunction with other resources in order to form your view on driving conditions, roads, safety etc.

Hungary Car Rental –
Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, National,Avis, Budget, Thrifty, Dollar have outlets here.Also usually features on Car rental broker sites s and Web discount sites such as  Expedia

We currently have no local car rental partners in Hungary. If you are a local car rental company who would like to feature on please check details on our Partnering page or contact us on

Hungary Self Driving Rules-
Cars will generally be allowed to be driven to other mainland Europe countries plus UK. One way international rentals should be possible to certain countries with an additional charge.

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