|Passenger van||R5 255/day|
|Compact estate car||R1 167/day|
|Compact SUV||R1 580/day|
On average a car hire in Belgium costs R1 198 per day.
Mini (Volkswagen up! or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Belgium.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Thrifty (R917/day), keddy by Europcar (R1 073/day) and Budget (R1 999/day).
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
Driving is done on the right side of the road in Belgium, and trams or trolley cars always have the right of way in the country. Bicycles are a very common mode of transportation in Belgium, so be careful whenever you’re on the road. There are no toll bridges in Belgium except for the Liefkenhoeks Tunnel in Antwerp, which is about 6,00 € (about $6.80).
All drivers intent on renting a car in Belgium must be at least 21 years of age and must hold their license for at least 12 months to be eligible. Drivers under 25 may incur an additional young driver fee. This fee will vary among companies but is estimated to be between 4,40 and 20 € (about $5-23) per day. There is no stated maximum age for renting cars, so if you are a senior, you should consult your rental agency of choice to see if there are restrictions.
The average price of petrol in Belgium is about 1.43 € ($1.62) per liter and is higher than the median world average of about 1.06 € ($1.20) per liter ($5.90 per gallon). A liter of diesel costs about 1.41 € ($1.64) compared to about $5,99 in the United States per gallon; so if your plan is to rent a car in Belgium and drive around the country extensively, make sure you budget for fuel costs.
Speed limits are fairly uniform across Belgium, though there may be some variations in certain geographical areas (Flanders versus French-Belgium). Regardless, the legal speed within city limits is 50 km/h (about 31 mph), and reduced speeds are common in most residential areas. Ninety km/h (about 56 mph) is permitted on highways, and 120 km/h (about 75 mph) is allowed on expressways.