Cluj Napoca Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Cluj Napoca

The city of Cluj-Napoca in north-western Romania is a hub that links Transylvania to Hungary by a daily direct train, as well as cities across the country via express and local train services. With coach routes that reach countless local destinations as well as over 20 European countries, Cluj-Napoca is a gateway to the world. Only 10 km away from downtown, the Cluj International Airport is where the Enterprise Rent-A-Car airport branch will be standing by to make renting a car or van in Cluj Napoca an even more enjoyable experience.

What to do and see in Cluj Napoca

Cluj Napoca is Romania's second-largest city and the unofficial capital of the region of Transylvania. Founded as the Roman settlement of Napuca, Cluj-Napoca's rich history culminated in the 16th century, when it was dubbed a "treasure city" due to its thriving precious metal trade. Today, this university hub boasts historical sites that date back to Saxon and Hungarian rule, a vibrant nightlife and cultural landmarks galore.

A veritable treasure trove of architecture, Union Square is a medley of Gothic, Baroque, Renaissance and NeoClassical buildings. Banffy Palace, its crown jewel, is dubbed the most archetypal Transylvanian-Baroque structure. Former residence to Austro-Hungarian governors, it now hosts the Cluj National Art Museum. It displays sculptures, graphics, weaponry, furniture, carpets and paintings by local artists like N. Grigorescu, Th. Aman and Th. Pallady.

Cluj Napoca is brimming with cultural landmarks. One of Transylvania's most beautiful Gothic-style Catholic churches, St. Michael's boasts an awe-inspiring star-shaped vault, stained glass windows, grand sculptures and murals. Another imposing structure within walking distance is the Calvinist Reformed Church, one of the largest in south-eastern Europe. Built in late-Gothic-style, it hosts frequent concerts thanks to its unbeatable acoustics. To round off the church tour, the Orthodox Cathedral, the third tallest church in Romania, mixes Byzantine and Renaissance architecture and displays murals, domes and mosaics.

History buffs will appreciate the Transylvania History Museum, which traces local history from the Paleolithic era and beyond. It showcases the Dacian civilization, ancient books, medieval artifacts, modern memoirs, decorative art and coins. For a foray into local traditions and folk art, head over to the Ethnographic Museum of Transylvania. Over 65,000 items pertaining to trades, dwellings, pottery, textiles and folk costumes are yours to see. Tailors' Bastion and Firemen's Tower, part of the old citadel, offer further glimpses into Transylvanian life. Finally, panoramic views from Fortress Hill, where Saxon leaders were executed, show the power that Austrian rulers once had over these vast lands.

Moving on to science, the Pharmacy History Collection at the Hintz Residence displays over 2,300 pharmacy tools and paraphernalia. It's here that Cluj's first-ever pharmacy was opened back in 1573. But perhaps the most intriguing site is the Emil Racoviță Speleology Museum. It houses over 50,000 exhibits of subterranean fauna from over 1,400 caves from around the world, as well as samples from the Arctic Circle and beyond.

For days out with the kids, the Alexandru Borza Botanical Garden is your go-to. As one of the largest in south-eastern Europe, it boasts some 10,000 species of plants. It's also home to a museum, a Japanese-style house with its own garden and brook, a Roman garden with relics from ancient colonies, and several greenhouses with tropical and desert plants, including Amazonian water lilies. Then picture yourself as a Transylvanian at the Romulus Vuia Ethnography Park, where you'll see 90 traditional structures. Among them are dwellings, churches, wells, sawmills, potteries, sheepfolds, gold ore crushers, blacksmiths, and hide tanning works. Later in the day, head over to Central Park for a stroll or some rowing on the boating lake.

There's no shortage of kid-friendly entertainment in Cluj Napoca, starting with the Puck Puppet Theater. For adult audiences, some of the most sought-after venues are the National Theater and the Hungarian Theater & Opera. As the foremost music venue in Transylvania, the Philharmonic Concert Hall is sure to resonate, while the National Opera has been delighting audiences since 1919.

Driving in Cluj Napoca

Cluj-Napoca and its airport lie on the DN1C national road, which links the city to Ukraine. It also connects to Ukraine and the Romanian capital and seaside via the E81 European route. Given its proximity to the Apuseni Mountains, renting a car in Cluj Napoca is the optimal choice for those who want to enjoy winter sports.

Road signs in Cluj-Napoca are written in Romanian, Hungarian, Latin, German and Ukrainian. Drivers who need directions will find it relatively easy to navigate the city, as most of its population is multilingual. The most important rule for tourists is to drive on the right side and pass on the left. The central part of the city, with its cobbled streets and old buildings, is a pedestrian zone where driving is off-limits.

As elsewhere in the country, drivers must yield to vehicles coming from the right. They must also grant priority to vehicles on a priority road and those driving in a traffic circle or driving uphill on narrow mountain roads. As a rule, horns are not allowed between the hours of 10:00 pm and 6:00 am, and lights are mandatory when approaching other vehicles. Headlights must also be used in bad weather with reduced visibility.

Drivers must also yield to pedestrians crossing the street in a crosswalk without traffic lights. Children aged 3-11 and under 1.35 cm tall need booster seats and can't be placed on a front passenger seat. No passing is allowed at intersections, railroad crossings, crosswalks, bridges or speed bumps. Finally, the speed limit in urban areas is 50 km/h, but it goes up to 90 km/h on a main road with no urban traffic. A maximum speed of 120 km/h is accepted on European routes, and the equivalent for express freeways is 120 km/h.

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 Cluj Napoca

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 Cluj Napoca

Should you need to rent a van while you’re in Cluj Napoca, 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.