Rent a Car in Chisinau, Moldova. Top 10 things to know before renting

Published on: September 14, 2019

Looking for rent a car in Chisinau? Be ready for a tricky experience.

How to rent a car in Chisinau?

  • Be ready for a tricky experience.

  • Example: the final price will always arrive to be higher or even "doubled" from advertised cost when you got in the "rent a car" office. 

  • Just tell to the reception that you prefer unlimited mileages then ask for full CASCO insurance or ask if your wife / husband or other person can drive on rented car as second driver and be sure the final price will be multiplied by two.

  • The CASCO insurance does not cover damage of windows, windshields and wheels of the rented car. 

  • Do not forget on the cost of the car delivery and on the extra cost of washing the car at the end of your journey. (it is applied mostly by local rent a car companies)

  • Before signing the rental agreement, film and take pictures of the car's defects. (with the record of the filming time)

  • Be sure the tank of the rented car is full at the start of the rent, as you will be asked to return the car with full tank.

  • Check if the car you want to rent has a valid technical inspection for the desired rental period.

  • In case you want to travel with the rented car to the neighbor countries of the Republic of Moldova – be sure to have a “Green Card Auto Insurance” (compulsory external civil liability insurance)

How much does it cost to rent a car in Chisinau?

  • Car rental rates in Chisinau will vary depending on the time of the year and your personal rental itinerary.

  • Travelers can usually find a cheap car for rent in Chisinau within the range prices from 11 to 25 Euro per day.

  • The luxury car can be rented from 100 Euro per day and upper (like last version of Mercedes, BMW or Porsche ).
  • The fees can be applied as described above.

Which car rental companies will pick you up at the Chisinau Airport?

  • Most of car rental companies will offer theirs airport transfer at a price bit higher than rent a car but the best way to schedule your private Chisinau Airport transfer is to order in advance the dedicated service as chauffeur service at

Is it safe to drive a rented car to Tiraspol, Transnistria?

  • Tiraspol - when thinking to drive on your own the rented car to "Transnistria" - it is advisable to do not start such kind of adventure. It is better to avoid this experience by hiring a car with local driver. But if you finally decided to do this - you will be obliged to buy their's unrecognized local vinieta (vinieta - road tax) and be ready for an unpredictable trip.

  • Transnistria, or Transdniestria, officially the Pridnestrovian Moldavian Republic, is a breakaway state in the narrow strip of land between the river Dniester and the territory of Ukraine that is internationally recognized as part of Moldova. source: wikipedia

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