Targu Mures Car Rental

Enterprise Car Rental Locations in Targu Mures

Targu Mures is a town nestled in the heart of Transylvania, Romania. Located on the E60 European route, the town is connected to countries across Eurasia, from the Atlantic coast of France to Kyrgyzstan’s border with China. Coach services also link the city to major European destinations, as do direct train services and connecting trains toward Bucharest and Arad. Only 16 km from the downtown area, Targu Mureș Transylvania Airport is your go-to for speedy and flexible car rental in Targu Mures, thanks to the local Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch.

What to do and see in Targu Mures

The ideal destination for a city break, Targu Mureş is known for its medieval architecture, ancient culture, jazz festivals, Transylvanian cuisine and historical landmarks. Once part of the Kingdom of Hungary, the "city of roses" is a melting pot of Romanian and Hungarian cultures. A major academic center, Targu Mureș is home to one of the most acclaimed medical universities in the country and welcomes students from across the world.

The epicenter of modern arts in Targu Mureş, the Palace of Culture, should be the first stop on your itinerary. This Art Nouveau building with stained glass, ceiling murals and oriel windows was once home to the country’s first drama school, along with the city’s movie theater and several fine arts schools. Nowadays, it hosts the local philharmonic and library, as well as the art galleries of the co-located Mureş County Museum.

Several historic attractions are part of this museum complex, including the history and archeology section, Gurghiu Castle and Zau de Câmpie Castle. The "Ethnographic Museum" offers an immersive audio-visual experience that vividly depicts the trials and tribulations of local townsfolk and peasants under foreign rule.

As for the Călugăreni Archeological Park, it’s the site of a Roman command camp on a linear defensive structure known as "limes." This former border outpost now plays host to archeology workshops and an outdoor movie theater. With its permanent Time Box Pavilion exhibits, this site reveals fascinating Roman facts relevant to the digging carried out in the area.

The fascinating Targu Mureș Citadel, which dates back to the 15th century, is a magnificent example of defensive architecture. As you walk by reconstructed traps and cunning devices once used to prevent the Austrian conquest, you get a sense of the scale of this foiled plan and the complexity of the restoration work. Visit in the summer to enjoy the courtyard at its best, with live music and historical events at every turn.

After a long day of exploring historical landmarks, set aside some time for the city’s many green spaces. They are scattered across the city, in public squares, on the citadel boulevard, beside the local botanical garden and zoo, flanking the local stadium, and around a handful of beautiful churches. Be sure to visit the Apple Tree of Farkas Bolyai, which is named after a local mathematician known for his contributions to geometry.

Walkers will enjoy a leisurely stroll and stunning panoramic views at the top of the stairs at the Romanian Heroes Park, which is part of the Invictus royal duathlon’s yellow route. But anyone eager for a shopping spree will turn back to the downtown area for the Mureş Mall or head further west to the Promenade Mall, which is always ready to entice visitors with its stores, movie theater and supermarkets.

Finally, a day out with the kids without a dip and a splash at the local outdoor pool is unthinkable. "Complexul Weekend" is a recreation complex with several pools, water slides, sports and play areas for children and those who are young at heart. Bring some swim wear and enjoy this inviting oasis on a sweltering summer’s day.

Driving in Targu Mures

Targu Mureş is a gateway to Transylvania, welcoming more than half a million tourists every year. Its proximity to the Carpathian mountains makes renting a van in Targu Mures the ideal option not only for a break from the city but also for winter sports and mountaineering. Taking a map is recommended, as the locals may not speak English, and road signs are only available in Romanian and Hungarian.

As elsewhere in Romania, drivers should take care to only pass on the left, drive on the right side of the road and yield to vehicles coming from the right. Always give priority to vehicles already on traffic circles, priority roads or traveling uphill on mountain roads. Passing at intersections, train crossings, bridges and on speed bumps is not allowed under any circumstances. Nor is driving through a crosswalk without a traffic light once a pedestrian has stepped into it.

Drivers with a rental car in Targu Mures must use headlights between the hours of 10:00 pm and 6:00 am and avoid using their horns in the town at those times. The speed is set at the following values everywhere in Romania: 50 km/h in urban areas, 90 km/h on main roads, 120 km/h on European (E) routes and 130 km/h on express freeways. However, local schools and other institutions may impose lower speed limits.

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 Targu Mures

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 Targu Mures

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