Macedonia Driving Advice and Car Hire Info

Driving In Macedonia
You can drive in Macedonia with either a UK or International Driving Licence. By law all vehicles must use dipped headlights during the day. Roads are generally in acceptable condition though smaller mountain roads will deteriorate after rain and in winter. Driving standards are not as high as those in western Europe and vehicles may be in poor states of repair, especially in rural areas. You should exercise caution when travelling in regions near the Kosovo and Serbia borders. Travel should be restricted to primary roads and daylight hours only

Macedonia Car Rental –
Sixt, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, National,Avis, Budget,  have outlets here.Also features on Car rental broker sites such as Argus Car Hire and Web discount sites such as or Expedia

This website has a list of local companies though most don’t seem to have a website-

Macedonia Self Drive Rules-
There seem to be different rules in force depending on the rental company. Eg Sixt allow cars to be driven outside Macedonia though there are some restrictions on taking cars into Bulgaria. Budget don’t allow any cross border rentals. Hertz allow cars to be taken to Albania, Belarus, Estonia, Greece, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Poland, Russia, Serbia & Montenegro (Kosovo only), Turkey, Ukraine, United Kingdom. One way rentals are allowed to certain countries. Best to decide where you want to go then check when making your reservation that the company allow cars to go there.

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