Car Hire in Arad
In addition to the car rental desks at Arad Airport in Romania, you can also hire a car in Arad city's south end. Here, two EuroCars agencies sit on Route 6. You can hire cars in Arad that include SUVs, station wagons, compact, medium, and full-size saloon cars, vans, economy, luxury, and convertibles.
Car Hire at Arad Airport
Arad International Airport (ARW) is located just on the western edge of Arad, near the Mureș Floodplain Natural Park, just north of the meandering Mures River. Once you pick up your car rental at Arad Airport, driving into downtown Arad takes only 10 minutes.
Driving in Arad
To drive anywhere in Romania, including Arad, you must carry a valid driver's licence, proof of insurance or a green card (third party or above), a passport or other proof of ID, and a V5C certificate showing proof of ownership or rental. An international driver's licence is the easiest way to avoid logistical issues when renting a car in another country. You must also carry the following items in the vehicle at risk of receiving a fine: warning triangle, headlamp beam deflectors, fire extinguisher, first aid kit, passing lights, and a reflective jacket for leaving the vehicle in case of emergency to walk on the road (day or night).
Using horns is prohibited in Romania from 10 p.m. until 6 a.m. During these times, lights must be used instead of a horn to signal a warning. In some towns, like Bucharest, using car horns is prohibited at all times. Look for signs that read "Claxonarea interzisa" to identify such prohibited areas. All passengers in the vehicle, including drivers, must wear seat belts. Children under 12 are not permitted in the front seat.
Speed limits in Romania are approximately 30 MPH in densely populated areas, 55 MPH in rural areas, 60 MPH in dual carriageways, and 80 MPH on motorways.
Parking in Arad
There are a few major parking lots where you can park a rent-a-car in Arad, including Parcare in the city centre near the Atrium Mall. There are also two car parks further outside of town: West Drive Parking & Restaurant northwest of town; and Garaj Luar in the southeastern end of town.
Popular Arad attractions to visit include Aradi Viztorony, Parcul Reconcilierii, Arad Museum Complex, and Evangelisch-Lutherische Church. There are also many popular casinos in downtown Arad, right near this lot and the mall.
Where to Go and What to See in Arad
A popular driving trip to take with your rent-a-car in Arad is to Budapest, Hungary. The beautifully scenic drive takes about 3 hours from start to finish, crossing the border at Nadlac. This area offers a number of lovely, scenic drives through the Carpathian Mountains and along the picturesque Danube. The local roadways, dubbed roads to the sky by some, can help you to discover some of the large, Transylvanian castles that brought legends like Dracula to life.