Bacau Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Bacau

The city of Bacau lies in the region of Moldova, in north-eastern Romania. It's connected by road to Bucharest in the south, the historical region of Bukovina to the north, and Transylvania to the west. With train and bus services to major European cities and within easy driving distance of the Carpathian Mountains, the city of Bacau is primed for jet-setters. Only five kilometers from downtown, the George Enescu International Airport and its Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch make renting a car in Bacau easy.

What to do and see in Bacau

A city with a rich history, strong cultural identity and unspoiled heritage, Bacau was first documented at the cusp of the 15th century, during the time of Voivode Alexander the Good. Having once stood at the crossroads of ancient trade routes between the regions of Transylvania, Moldavia and Wallachia, this former customs hub is currently off the tourist trail and all the more enjoyable for it. Known best as the birthplace and stomping ground of some of Romania's greatest artists, this university city continues to impress with its Medieval architecture and its designer parks.

Every tour of Bacau should start with a romantic stroll through the lush green space known locally as the "Park of the Roses." Dating back to 1850, this park is the city's oldest and most colorful, displaying a kaleidoscope of roses and its very own Ginkgo Bilbao tree. Within walking distance are a series of other beloved public spaces, such as Cancicov Park, a 24-acre 'green lung' with stately fountains and monuments. It's here that the Ion Borcea Natural Science Museum awaits with its exotic plant greenhouse as well as algae, moss, mushroom, butterfly, birds, and mammal exhibits. The local Vivarium and the Astronomical Observatory are also part of this museum complex and are within walking distance.

Only a stone's throw away is the Iulian Antonescu Museum Complex, which encompasses history, ethnography and art galleries. The vast list of unique exhibits includes pottery, suits of armor, Daco-Roman furniture, dwellings, weaponry, regalia, national dress, icons, coins and paraphernalia. Overlooking it is the Princely Court Ensemble, built in the time of Stephen the Great for his son and co-ruler, Alexander. The court includes the ruins of the princely estate and residence, its defense tower, and a Medieval church that is still standing. As the oldest building in Bacau, The Precista Church, with its frescoes and unmistakable club-shaped 'Moldovan' architecture, is the city's symbol and foremost landmark.

Continue your ecclesiastical journey with the Orthodox Cathedral "Ascension of the Lord," the country's third-largest church. It boasts 18 bells, the largest tower cross in the country and wall-to-wall frescoes. Other unmissable cultural sites are the towering and elegant Catholic Cathedral and the neighboring St. Nicholas Church. The latter has two western towers and is flanked by the ruins of a 16th-century church. To immerse yourself in the local culture completely, head over to the George Bacovia Theater, which is sure to amuse and bemuse year-round, but even more so during the drama festival known as Bacau Fest.

Bacau is an excellent destination for walkers and hikers. It has its own lake and delta, and is literally minutes from the mountains. Bordering the city is Şerbăneşti Lake, a maze of islands spread over 500 acres. But the greatest perk of your car or van rental in Bacau is that your journey of exploration can continue beyond the city to the Hemeiuş Arboretum, the Buciaş Waterfall and Sphinx, Valea Uzului Lake, the Târgu Ocna salt mine, the mineral springs in Slănic Moldova and the Nemira Reservation.

Driving in Bacau

Bacau's impressive road system dates back to the Napoleonic period and has since evolved tremendously. Crossed by the E85 and E574 European routes, it facilitates travel to major Romanian cities like Bucharest, Iași, Constanța and Brașov. Except for the downtown area, which is sometimes turned into a pedestrian area on summer weekends, all its roads are accessible by car.

In terms of directions, most road signs are exclusively in Romanian. However, many of the locals are bilingual, as a large proportion work overseas, so navigating the roads with a rental car in Bacau should be a straightforward experience. Romanians drive on the right side of the road and only pass on the left. Passing is forbidden at intersections, railroad crossings, bridges and speed bumps.

As a rule of thumb, drivers yield to vehicles coming from their right, engaged in traffic circles, driving on a priority road and driving uphill on a mountain road. Local enforcement doesn't tolerate the use of horns between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am. They also mandate the use of headlights for oncoming vehicles, bad weather and days with reduced visibility.

Most local pedestrian crossings are crosswalks without traffic lights. As soon as a pedestrian begins to cross, drivers must yield and wait until all pedestrians have crossed. Booster car seats are mandatory for children aged 3–11 and under 1.35 m in height. Children may not be placed on a front passenger seat unless they are above 1.5 m tall or 1.35 m and with a compliant booster seat.

Finally, the speed limit in urban areas is 50 km/h but may be lower in school and university areas. It goes up to 90 km/h on a main road with no urban traffic, 120 km/h on European routes and 130 km/h on express freeways.

Car and van rental in Romania with Enterprise

Enterprise Romania offers a range of car and van rental services including one-way, long-term and short-term vehicle rental. Commercial clients can speak to our award-winning business rental team who will tailor a mobility solution for your needs and budget.

We are part of the Enterprise group, the largest transportation solutions provider in the world. Our global network covers more than 90 countries and over 9,500 locations, allowing us to serve your mobility needs, wherever you’re going.

We are committed to providing the best service possible and exceeding our customers’ expectations for quality and value.

Car rental in Bacau

If you are traveling with your family or in a big group, you may find a 7-seater or a people carrier will give you more space to travel comfortably with your luggage. For a city trip, a handy hatchback that’s easy to park may suit you better. For business trips or long drives an executive car will combine comfort and performance.

Whether you prefer automatic to manual transmission, no problem. If you want a petrol, diesel or hybrid engine, we’ve got you covered. You may also need GPS, a child seat or want to add another driver to the contract, let us know and we’ll arrange it for you.

Van rental in Bacau

Should you need to rent a van while you’re in Bacau, all our vans can be driven on a standard license and are modern, clean and easy to drive. Just ask and one of our branch team will happily show you around your rental van to make sure you are comfortable with it before you head off.