Driver's License in Hungary

To drive in Hungary, the driver must present a valid national driver's licence that has been held for at least 1 or 2 years (according to different car rental company).

 

An International Driving Permit (IDP) is recommended for anyone living outside from Hungary. If your domestic driver's license is printed with non Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic etc), an International Driving Permit (IDP/IDL) or an official translation in English is required when you drive in Hungary. Please note that an International Driving Permit (often referred to as an International Driver's License) cannot replace the requirement for a regular driver's license. And you must carry your current overseas driver’s license, IDP or translation with you all the time when driving in Hungary.

 

Tips


Some car rental companies require you to have a photo ID license. If your foreign licence does not have a photo ID, you should get an IDP before travelling to Hungary if you intend to rent a car.


When renting in Hungary, all drivers with a UK license (except Northern Ireland) will need to provide evidence of any driving endorsements. This also applies if you have a paper license that was issued before 1998. UK drivers with the new-style photo card licence will need both the paper counterpart and photo card. UK license holders who have a paper license only will also need an official photo for identification when driving in Hungary.

 

Age Requirement


To rent a car in Hungary you must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category). Each car rental company has its own age requirements and a deviation from the minimum age is possible depending on the vehicle. If you're 21-25, you are likely to have to pay a young driver fee.

 

*Attention! Some car rental companies would have different requirements. Please check Terms and Conditions during the booking process.


To drive in Hungary, the driver must present a valid national driver's licence that has been held for at least 1 or 2 years (according to different car hire company).


An International Driving Permit (IDP) is highly recommended for anyone living outside from Hungary. Especially if your domestic driver's license is printed with non-Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic etc), an International Driving Permit (IDP/IDL) or an official translation in English is required together with your domestic driver's license when you drive in Hungary. 


*Attention! Some car rental companies would have different requirements. Please check Terms and Conditions during the booking process.


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