Sibiu Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Sibiu

The city of Sibiu lies at the heart of Transylvania, in central Romania, and enjoys train and bus services to other vibrant multicultural cities like Cluj-Napoca, Brașov and Bucharest. It boasts the well-connected Sibiu International Airport with direct flights to countless domestic destinations as well as international hot spots like Brussels, Venice, Vienna and Dublin. Only 7 km from downtown, the Enterprise Rent-A-Car airport branch awaits!

What to do and see in Sibiu

Sibiu is a medieval citadel and the 2007 European Capital of Culture. Also known as Hermannstadt, it was founded by Saxon settlers in the 12th century and has since been deemed one of Europe's most idyllic places to live. This cultural capital lays claim to Romania's first hospital, pharmacy, school and library, as well as a myriad of museums, theaters, parks and places of worship.

The starting point for every wanderer, art enthusiast and history buff is The Large Square, surrounded by centuries-old colorful buildings. For over 600 years, it witnessed major local events like public gatherings, medieval executions, theater festivals and carnivals. It's flanked by the Brukenthal Palace, the crown jewel of the local museum complex, with its baroque facades and rococo interiors. The building houses a colossal library with hundreds of thousands of manuscripts, incunabula and rare books, as well as art galleries with over 1,200 works of art by the likes of Titian, Jan van Eyck and Grigorescu.

Nearby lies the Pharmacy Museum, staged to look like an apothecary's shop with a laboratory, instruments and concoctions by the founder of homeopathy. A short walk away is the Museum of History, Altemberger House. It exhibits Roman and medieval lapidarium sections, an armory, coins, glass work and prehistoric artifacts. A must-see for nature lovers is the Museum of Natural History, with exhibits on mineralogy, palaeontology, ecosystems and the live world.

A stone's throw away, the Bridge of Lies is Romania's first cast iron bridge. Local legend says the bridge would collapse at the first lie, so this is where couples flock to whisper sweet nothings. For a romantic stroll or a day out with the kids, head over to one of the country's oldest parks, Sub Arini (Under Alders), where a military band performs every Sunday. It has a playground, music pavilion, fountain, restaurant and bust of the national poet. Its neighbor is the Municipal Stadium, which hosts premier league matches with seating for 14,000 soccer fans.

The spiritually inclined will find Sibiu's offering of ecclesiastical buildings more than generous. The Evangelical Cathedral and Stairway Tower in Huet Square boast the largest organ in South-East Europe, a Gothic vaulted ceiling and gravestones set within the walls. The Orthodox Cathedral was built in Byzantine Revival style and embellished with gilt iconostasis, painted dome and mosaics. In Neogothic style, the synagogue once served many congregants. But as the local Jewish population has since dwindled, visitors may only view its interior upon request.

Further away is the ASTRA Museum of Traditional Popular Civilization. Set in Europe's biggest and the world's second-largest open-air museum, it covers 250 acres of magnificent landscapes amid a lush forest called Dumbrava. It's the ideal getaway with the kids, especially as the local zoo is only a stone's throw away.

Winter sports and fresh air lovers should not miss the Păltiniș Resort, only 32 km away from the city. Renting a car or van in Sibiu will make quick work of a trip to Cindrel Mountains. Once there, you can enjoy a hike to the glacial lakes and a visit to the quaint hermitage or a more challenging trek to the peak.

Driving in Sibiu

Sibiu lies on the E68 European route to Hungary, as does its airport. Drivers can also make use of its exits on the E81 route toward the seaside and the A1 freeway to Bucharest. When you can rent a car in Sibiu, you can also reach the city from the northern counties of Mures and Alba on the A14. Those returning from the Păltiniș Resort may approach it via the 106A road.

Sibiu is a multilingual city, as its street signs will show. Driving here is relatively easy, and asking for directions in a world language is likely to be worthwhile. Local law enforcement don't take kindly to horns between 10:00 pm and 6:00 am. Between these times, you must also use lights as an approach warning. In urban areas, drivers shouldn't go over the 50 km/h speed limit, but they may go as high as 90 km/h on a main road with little traffic. For express freeways, the speed limit increases to 130 km/h, but be aware that European routes have a speed limit of 120 km/h.

The medieval downtown area with its cobbled streets and pedestrian areas, is off-limits to cars. But the rest of the city is easy to navigate by car. Motorists must remember to always drive on the right side of the road and pass on the left. Yield the right of way to vehicles coming from the right, those on a priority road and those that are already in a traffic circle. Also, make way for ambulances, fire engines and motorcades, where possible. On narrow mountain roads, give priority to vehicles driving uphill.

Take note that, in Romania, you must yield to pedestrians as soon as they enter a crosswalk. Most pedestrian crossings don't come with traffic lights, except in downtown areas. Also, children under 1.35 m tall and between 3 and 11 years old should use compliant booster seats and never be placed on a front passenger seat. Passing at intersections, crosswalks, bus stops and on speed bumps and bridges is strictly forbidden. Finally, you must only pass after signaling your intention with the appropriate signal light, so be sure to familiarize yourself with your dashboard before setting off.

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 Sibiu

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 Sibiu

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