Otopeni Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Otopeni

Otopeni is a satellite city of Romania’s capital. It connects Bucharest with the northern part of Ilfov County through the DNCB orbital freeway and the local train station. It’s also linked with the Hungarian border and major cities northwest of the capital, such as Sibiu, Brașov and Cluj-Napoca, through the DN1 national road. Otopeni hosts Romania’s busiest airport, Henri Coandă International Airport, where your Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch is ready to make traveling in Romania more rewarding.

What to do and see in Otopeni

Every tour of Bucharest and the region of Muntenia should start with a quick foray into the city of Otopeni because what it lacks in size, it makes up for in events, culture and entertainment. The city’s roots can be traced back to the Iron Age, with pottery and other artifacts found here displayed in Bucharest’s history museum.

Reminding visitors of times gone by, but from the perspective of automobiles, the Țiriac Collection is Otopeni’s greatest tourist attraction. It displays over 150 historical and luxury sports vehicles belonging to former tennis player Ion Țiriac. Among them, visitors can spot models from 1899, cars that were once owned by celebrities, such as Sir Elton John, and unique collections like the only 6-piece Rolls Royce Phantom series in the world.

The city’s foremost cultural landmark, Centrul Cultural Ion Manu, is the go-to place for ballet, theater, art galleries, dance shows, symphonic music, folkloric festivals and marching bands. Teenagers and those more in tune with contemporary music will likely enjoy pop concerts and performances by musical bands known locally as "taraf."

For a fun day out with the kids, head over to the Water Park, where you will find an ample supply of sun loungers, waterslides for every type of adventurer, a lazy river, kids' pools, a tennis field, beach sports and baby areas. The Therme wellness center can also help you unwind while the kids have their aquatic fun. With a family lounge, water playground, beach and several parks, there’s plenty for them to do at Europe’s largest wellness center while the grown-ups enjoy their hydromassage, spa and sauna or a dip in the mineral pool. Once refreshed, take a breather in the library, stroll through Romania’s largest botanical garden or sample the local cuisine at the in-house restaurant.

Sports lovers will undoubtedly enjoy a day at Stadionul Otopeni, the multi-use stadium that hosts mainly soccer matches with an audience of 1,300 people. To let off some steam, finish the day with a mushroom hunt in Pădurea Petrești or go airplane spotting at the ‘OTP Delta’ scenic point.

The best thing about car and van rental in Otopeni is that you have the freedom to travel to the adjoining city of Băneasa. There’s much to see and do here, starting with Bucharest Zoo, Casa Albă Park and Garden and the sprawling local forest, Pădurea Băneasa.

Driving in Otopeni

Otopeni is a small city that developed around the local airport. Less than 7 km long, the city takes mere minutes to drive through via the DN1/E60 route. As with other European routes, the speed limit on this road and the adjoining DNCB beltway is usually 100 km/h, but variable speed limits are in place as drivers approach the airport.

Several schools, academies, nurseries and after-school venues operate in the area. In their vicinity and in built-up areas, the driving speed may be limited to 50 km/h. But elsewhere in the city, the limit is typically 90 km/h. As it lies on the E60 route, Otopeni sees some heavy traffic over the summer, but it’s usually fluid during the rest of the year.

While most road signs at the airport are bilingual (Romanian and English), drivers should be vigilant in residential areas, as local traffic signs tend to be in Romanian only. This residential community driven by urban sprawl is made up of generations of commuters to the capital. So, many of its residents are multilingual and able to help with directions.

In terms of rules and regulations, a car rental in Otopeni is more convenient than driving your right-hand drive vehicle. Here, the steering wheel is on the left side. Drivers must keep to the right, give priority to vehicles coming from the right side and allow vehicles on roundabouts to exit first. Be sure to only pass on the left side. Passing is prohibited at crossings, bridges, roundabouts and on street humps.

When driving in Otopeni, you should remember to always use approach lights but also avoid using the car horn between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am. Take extra care at crosswalks as they don’t usually come with traffic lights and any pedestrian is entitled to cross safely as soon as they step foot on the marked area. Finally, booster seats are compulsory for 3 to 11-year-olds not yet 1.35 m tall. Also, children can only be placed on the front passenger seat if they are at least 1.5 m tall, or 1.35 m and with a booster seat.
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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 Otopeni

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 Otopeni

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