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Car hire Sofia

EasyTerra Car Hire Sofia is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies so as a customer you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Popular rental locations in Sofia

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Sofia

Car rental offers in Sofia

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Sofia.

Car type
Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
Station wagon
Passenger van
Convertible
SUV
Electric

Car rental companies in Sofia

Below are the car rental companies in Sofia with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Autounion

    8.9 (13)
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  • Alamo

    8.6 (7579)
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  • Top Rent-a-Car

    8.3 (75)
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  • National Car Rental

    7.9 (368)
  • Europcar

    7.9 (6864)
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  • Sixt

    7.9 (2655)
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  • Avis

    7.8 (5015)
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  • Budget

    7.8 (8602)
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  • Hertz

    7.7 (5829)
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  • Thrifty

    7.7 (4552)
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  • Enterprise

    7.7 (1638)
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  • Your Rent

    7.7 (49)
  • SurPrice car rentals

    7.1 (437)
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  • Green Motion

    7 (1617)
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  • FireFly Car Rental

    7 (3304)
  • InterRent

    6.7 (5872)
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  • CarRent.bg

    6.6 (26)
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  • addCarRental

    6.5 (91)
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  • Mex Rent a Car

    5.6 (41)

Recent reviews

8.7 / 10 Number of reviews: 565

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Car rental companies in and around Sofia

Looking for a hire car in Bulgaria? Take a look at our Car rental Bulgaria directory.

Sofia

EasyTerra Car Hire Sofia compares prices of car hire companies at the following locations:

53 Nikola Vaptsarov Blvd
60 Vassil Levski Blvd
84 Orion Street

Location information for Sofia

Introduction

Sofia is the capital city of Bulgaria and one of the oldest cities in Europe. In the center some scrap have been discovered of a settlement that was there 7000 years ago. Some remnants of the settlement are on display at the St. George Church that was built in the 4th century. Despite the building mania in communist style during the Soviet domination, there are still many historical buildings to admire in Sofia (or remnants thereof).

Population

When Sofia became capital of Bulgaria (in 1878), there were only 12,000 people. Thereafter, the population increased rapidly and now Sofia has 1,4 million inhabitants. 

Location

Sofia is located in western Bulgaria in the Sofia valley that is surrounded on all sides by mountains. The city lies in a junction of ancient roads that connects central Europe with the Black and Aegean Sea.

Economy

The capital city of Bulgaria is also the economic center of the country. The main industries are metal, textile, rubber, leather and electronics. Sofia is also a center for (financial) services. Since the end of the communist era, activity in the construction area has increased dramatically, which is also a major contribution to the economy.

Although the bulk of tourism in Bulgaria is focused on the beaches of the Black Sea, the number of visitors in Sofia is increasing.

Airports

The airport of Sofia lies 10 kilometers east of the city center and is easily accessible by rental car. The route to and from the airport is clearly signposted, in English.

Public transportation

Sofia has a good public transportation system consisting of buses, trams, trolley buses and a subway line. This line runs from the western city parts through the center to the southeast, where the line will be further extended to the airport. 

Sofia also has minibuses driving around that you can call by simply raising your hand. You do have to know your destination and tell the driver though.

Traffic and parking

The traffic in Sofia can be busy and chaotic, but if you are used to these conditions, you will have no problem driving around in the Bulgarian capital. You might have some trouble finding parking in the center of the city. In blue zones you can park by buying a ticket from parking attendants, who can be identified by their green jackets, and put it behind the windscreen. 

If you want to travel the country, you need a motor way vignette. It can be purchased at any gas station. There are vignettes with a validity of one week, one month and a year.

Hotels

Sofia has a wide range of overnight facilities in all categories. From simple accommodation for backpackers to five star hotels. In the last few years many apartment complexes have been built, so there is a wide range of service apartments, usually rented out for longer periods of time.

External resources

For more information on Sofia, we recommend Google and the following sources:

Practical information

  • Currency
    Bulgarian lev
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 km/h
  • Language
    Bulgarian
  • Popular car category
    economy

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is EasyTerra Car Hire the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Hire at this location?
  • Autounion
  • Alamo
  • Top Rent-a-Car
  • National Car Rental
  • Europcar
  • Sixt
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Hertz
  • Thrifty
  • Enterprise
  • Your Rent
  • SurPrice car rentals
  • Green Motion
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • InterRent
  • CarRent.bg
  • addCarRental
  • Mex Rent a Car
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