car hire in Russia

Tips for driving your rental car in Russia

If you're travelling to Russia, a rental car is the best way to reach all the spots this country has to offer. Russia is a very interesting country to explore and its capital city Moscow counts 11,541,000 inhabitants. In Moscow lives 8,1% of the entire country's population, which counts over 142,500,000 inhabitants. In Russia the language spoken most widespread is russian but people also speak other minor languages. The time zone in Russia is GMT+02:00 / +12:00 so make sure you adjust your watch at landing. We suggest adjusting your watch before take-off to help conquer jetlag! The electric plug type in Russia is C / F and the electric voltage is 220 V, so it could be a good idea to bring an adaptor with you to protect your devices' lifetime. The calling code in Russia is +7, make sure you note this down as it can come useful at times.

More travel information about Russia

With a fuel cost in Russia averaging at 0,73 GBP, driving around the country won't break the bank. Russia shares its land borders with Azerbaijan, Belarus, China, Estonia, Finland, Georgia, Kazakhstan, North Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Mongolia, Norway, Poland and Ukraine, which mean there are plenty of road trip options for travellers wishing to explore a little further. Before crossing any border, please make sure that this is in line with the terms and conditions of your car hire as these might vary according to the supplier you rent your car from. The roads stretch for 867,434, which ranks Russia as the 5th country in the world with the longest road system. This amount of road will let you drive across the country and discover its wonders, secret spots and the delicious local tastes. Please note that in Russia there is a right-hand traffic law - it's important to know that the currency is the Euro (RUB). Speed limits in town are 60 km/h and on motorways they are 110 km/h. Bear in mind that in Russia, speaking on the phone while driving isn't allowed therefore we recommend caution at any time.

UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Russia

Russia boasts twenty-six UNESCO sites which confirm this country's important heritage. Should you visit this country for leisure you can't miss spots like the cultural site of Kremlin and Red Square, Moscow and the cultural site of Church of the Ascension, Kolomenskoye. Hire your car choosing among the most popular car hire suppliers in the world, including Avis, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, Budget and many more.