Driving Licence Requirements
The lessee and the driver must be in possession of a full, valid driver's license for at least one year and present it together with an identity card or passport while receiving delivery of the vehicle. Furthermore, the following conditions apply depending on the issuing country of the driving licence.
EU Driving Licences
Valid driving licences of all EU countries are accepted
All Other Licences
Driving license printed with non Roman Alphabet (Arabic, Japanese, Cyrillic, etc.) must be complemented by an International driving license.
For driving licenses from countries that are not part of the Geneva/Vienna Convention on Road Traffic (e.g. China) a copy of the driver's license, translated into Romanian language and legalized (signed and stamped by the government/legal authorities/notary) must be presented with the original license.
U.S. and Canada citizens who wish to drive in Romania must have an International Driving Permit (IDP) in addition to the valid U.S./ Canada state drivers' license (DL).
Photocopies, digital licenses, Learner's Permits, and driver's licenses with driving restrictions will not be accepted.
Certain regulations apply related to minimum age and possession of driver's license which can be found during the booking process depending on the booked vehicle. Basically, the minimum age for every driver is 18 years (having held the driving license for at least 1 year). A deviation from the minimum age is possible depending on the vehicle.
In Romania, the following rules apply for the minimum age and possession of a driver's license:
|Minimum Age||License Requirements||Car Category|
|18||License held for 1 year||A, B|
|21||License held for 3 years||V, W|
A surcharge applies for young drivers under 25 years.
All credit cards from internationally recognized credit card companies - such as American Express, Eurocard/Mastercard, Visa are acceptable as payment methods, whereas all debit and prepaid cards are not accepted The payment method must have been issued in the name of the driver. This must be presented at the time of vehicle pick-up and be valid at this time.
Sixt CarExpress Servicecard (Advantage Circle) is only accepted in combination with a valid Credit Card.
Please note, that payments with credit card may require the PIN of the credit card.
The full rental amount will be due upon transfer of the vehicle.
Cash and debit card deposits are not accepted.
An advance charge approval is obtained for the chosen means of payment as a security.
The deposit is half of the rental plus the excess. The exact amount of the deposit will be determined upon pickup as the amount depends on the vehicle. It varies between 100 and 6,000 euros. For luxury vehicles the deposit is at least EUR 2,600.
The deposit for bookings with no protection included starts from an altitude of EUR 3,000 until EUR 6,000.
Corporate customers must specify their VAT identification number.
When booking at a prepaid rate, the payment will be charged along with the total rental price (incl. booked extras and charges) prior to the rental. The driver and mode of payment shall be finalised at the time of reservation and cannot be changed. The confirmed credit card should be valid and available for presentation on collection of the vehicle. All extra costs that occur during the car rental will be charged to this credit card.
A refund shall not be issued for non-collection, vehicle being collected late or returned early.
A prepaid booking can be changed up to 48 hours before the start of the rental (depending on availability) in return for a booking modification fee of 20,00 EUR. Any payment already made towards the rental will not be refunded; nor shall any differential amount be refunded if this modification leads to a lesser rental cost. Any changes made to a prepaid reservation may impact the rental rate. A change from a prepaid rate to a non-prepaid rate is not possible.
A booking can be cancelled before the rental begins. In the event of cancellation, the payment in advance already made towards the rental shall be paid back subject to a cancellation charge, which will be withheld and shall be in the amount of the rental charge (including any extras and charges) for a maximum of 3 rental days. Cancellations can be made online or in writing and must be addressed to: Sixt Romania Headquarters, New Kopel Romania, Calea Bucurestilor Nr. 201-203 Ilfov, Otopeni, Romania, Fax +40 21 352 44 77, Email: [email protected].
In the event that the booked vehicle is not collected or not collected at the agreed time the rental charge already paid shall be withheld in full.
Protection coverage for the vehicle rented includes Third Party Liability with a maximum cover of EUR 1,000,000.00 EUR for material damages. Maximum cover for personal injuries is EUR 5,000,000.00 EUR
Excluded from the protection is the use of the vehicle for the transport of dangerous goods. All protection as part of the rental contract will become void, in particular, if an unauthorized driver has used the vehicle or if the driver of the vehicle does not possess the required driver's license at the time of the event giving rise to claim.
Collision Damage Waiver removes the drivers responsibility to a part of the vehicle in case of damage.
All rates are inclusive of CDW.
Customer is only responsible for the following amounts:
EUR 720.- A, B
EUR 1,200.- V, W.
If loss damage waiver is not accepted the customer will be held liable for the full value of the car.
If the documents required for the insurance file (Police report, Insurance declaration, Accident Report, copies of documents of the third party) are not provided at the time of return, the customer will be held liable for the entire value of the repairs or the full value of the car.
If CDW is already included in the rates, the renter can choose Top Cover CDW to reduce the Non-Waiverable Responsibility.
If Top Cover CDW is accepted, customer is only responsible for the following amounts:
360.00 EUR (A, B);
600.00 EUR (V, W).
If Top Cover CDW is already included in the rates, the renter can choose Super Top Cover CDW to eliminate the Non-Waiverable Responsibility.
If Super Top Cover CDW is accepted, customer is only responsible for the following amounts: 0.00 EUR (A, B, V, W).
Theft Protection removes the drivers responsibility to a part of the vehicle in case of theft.
All rates are inclusive of TP.
Customer is only responsible for the following amounts:
EUR 720.- A, B
EUR 1,200.- V, W.
The tire and glass coverage provides protection for damages on tires, windscreen, side windows and the rear window with a deductible of EUR 0.00.
If the protection is not accepted, the customer will be held liable for the full extent of the damage.
By taking out personal accident protection can also be extended to cover the consequences of an accident.
By taking out PAP the limit of liability is:
50,000.00 EUR (per car) for invalidity,
25,000.00 EUR (per car) for decease.
For car groups MCMR - FDAR:
5,000.00 EUR (per car) chirurgical intervention;
2,500.00 EUR (per car) medical expenses (diagnose, urgent transportation to the closes hospital, medical treatment ambulatory prescribed by the doctor)
For car groups SVMR:
6,000.00 EUR (per car) chirurgical intervention;
3,000.00 EUR (per car) medical expenses (diagnose, urgent transportation to the closes hospital, medical treatment ambulatory prescribed by the doctor)
Cross Border Rentals are allowed to the following countries:
Bulgaria, Hungary, Greece, Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Czech Republic, Montenegro, Croatia, Poland, Slovenia, Slovakia.
In case of offence against Cross Border & Territorial Restrictions all protections lose their validity.
For travels abroad, additional charges may apply and are governed by the respective country of entry and must be requested at the local rental station.
Accessories are bookable without obligation and subject to availability.
During the period of November 1st until March 31st snow tires are mandatory in Romania and will be charged.
One-way rentals within Sixt locations in Romania are allowed under conditions depending on tarif.
International one-way-rentals are only allowed for selected countries, depending on the current tarif.
All international One-Way Rentals are on request. Please contact the local rental station or [email protected].
For unannounced one-way rentals, we reserve the right to charge an additional fee.
In the case of unannounced and unauthorised one-way rentals, we reserve the right to charge an additional fee.
Navigation systems are available subject to a fee.
A charge is levied for the additional driver, whose details are noted in the lease only if the additional driver presents a valid driver's license.
Baby seats, child seats and booster seats are available subject to a fee.
Wi-Fi is available subject to a fee.
WiFi Hotspot has service coverage only in Romania.
In the event of theft or loss of the Wi-Fi device, a payment of 100 EUR (excluding VAT) will be forfeited.
All vehicles are supplied with a full tank of fuel and should be refilled prior to return to Sixt, otherwise the current prices per litre of petrol or diesel will be charged in addition to a refuelling fee.
If desired, the vehicle will be refuled according to currently available conditions after returning it to the station.
Alternatively, you may purchase a tankful of fuel at the time of rental at a price that is competitive with local fuel stations and return the tank empty. No refunds will be given for unused fuel.
Deliveries and collections are available at the local rental station subject to a fee.
The renter is obliged to report the vehicle back to SIXT at the end of the rental period.
Upon request, we will guarantee a vehicle with a diesel engine for a fee.
Winter tires and snow chains are available subject to a fee.
Luggage racks are available subject to a fee.
The Roadside Protection is an extended breakdown protection during the rental and protects you against high service and repair costs for the following incidents caused by you: breaking caused by lack of fuel, loss of key and vehicle stuck.
Spare parts, as well as the cost of fuel and tires are not included.
A premium location fee occurs for rentals at airport and train stations.
Out of opening hours service is available at selected stations. In this case, an additional charge applies for the provision of the service.
If the renter has a traffic/parking fine or in case of damage or theft during the rental the renter will be charged an Administration Fee together with the first settlement-proposition.
A Loss of Vehicle's Technical Passport Fee applies.
A Loss of Number plate fee applies.
A Lost Of Key Fee applies.
In case the car requires a special cleaning procedure (i.e. smell removal, animal pollution, spill of liquids etc.) after returning, a cleaning charge will apply.
Plans can change. As a flexible mobility partner, we are happy to adapt to your plans. Thanks to our Flexi Return guarantee, you have the freedom to return the vehicle at any time to an authorised Sixt station, regardless of the rental agreement.
If your plans change during your hire period, let us know by telephone on +4021 9400 or in person at any of our stations, and our employees will amend your rental contract. By doing this, we can adapt to your changed plans. This service is, of course, free of charge for you.
If you return your vehicle earlier than agreed in the rental contract, we will charge the rental price according to the rental contract. You will receive a partial discount for the unused rental days.
When booking at a prepaid rate, a refund shall not be issued for returned early. For further information please refer to the section Prepaid Tariff - Pay now.
If you return the vehicle later, without notifying us, we will bill you EUR 11.90 service fee for the Flexi Return Service. This fee applies in addition to any extra days which might incur due to the rental extension.
If you return the vehicle to a station other than that agreed in the rental contract, the Flexi Return location will incur a service fee of EUR19.99 if we have not been informed of the changes to the rental contract in advance.
With our Flexi Return guarantee, you will always have maximum flexibility and cost-efficiency when driving.