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|Most popular company||SIXT|
|Price of gas per litre||£1.78|
|Average price per day||£30|
|Cheapest price per day||£19|
Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Kaunas is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is August. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.
For car hire in Kaunas, you’ll need to be at least 21 and have a full valid UK driving licence, as part of EU policy. An International Driving Permit is not required. Most companies also require a second form of photo ID, so bring your passport with you. Also check with the individual company whether you need to have held your licence for a minimum period to book hire cars in Kaunas. You may also need to be 25 or older to book passenger van hire or luxury car hire in Kaunas, which again depends on individual hire car company policies.
Some tips on traffic laws for car hire in Kaunas can be useful to know in advance. You’ll drive on the right in Lithuania, which is the main difference compared to the UK. The speed limits are higher than those in the UK, too. You can drive in built-up areas at 50 km/h (about 31 mph) and from 70-90 km/h (roughly 43-56 mph) on non-urban roads. On the larger motorways, the speed limit is 130 km/h (about 81 mph). However, this is reduced to 110 km/h (about 68 mph) if you hire cars in Kaunas during winter. The alcohol limit for driving is quite strict, at 0.04%; however, if you have less than two years’ driving experience, it’s 0.02%.
You want something versatile for car hire in Kaunas, as Lithuania offers a great mix of historic cities and towns and scenic countryside – it’s not known as "the pearl of the Baltic" without reason. Consequently, a compact SUV will be a great choice for Kaunas car hire, allowing you to deal with country roads and urban streets with equal aplomb. Some of the towns have narrow, old streets, though, so if you’re based in one, rather take advantage of economy car hire and get a compact city car hire in Kaunas. Tour groups can book a passenger van hire or get a large MPV.
If you’ve opted for Kaunas car hire, be aware that it can sometimes be challenging to find parking in the city centre, so you’ll find a space quicker if you park a bit on the outskirts. It’s also cheaper, as on-street parking here comes with a price tag. It costs about Lt3 (£0.75) per hour in the downtown area and roughly Lt1-2 (£0.25-0.50) outside of it. This makes it even easier to enjoy cheap car hire in Kaunas overall. The city is also very walkable, so if you’re only going a short distance, you can leave your hire car in the hotel car park, too.
In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £24/day when booking a car hire in Kaunas. The absolute best deal a user found was for £16/day from Carsrent, booked on Jul. 28.
Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Sixt (10.0 rating), Alamo (7.9 rating) and Hertz (2.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Kaunas.
The average price of petrol in Kaunas is £1.78/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £80 and £116 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.
Sixt is one of the top picks in Kaunas. They can have you in a hire car for about £177 per week on average.
Generally, for a better deal in Kaunas it’s recommended to book in a timely manner (to save up to 13%). Cheapflights recommends you book around 72 days prior to your pickup date. Booking as early as you can also increases the likelihood that you’ll get the ideal car.
Yes, cars are available to be hired for an entire month in Kaunas.
The monthly cost of a car hire in Kaunas is £758 (£25/day) on average.
Car hire prices in Kaunas are typically £48 for the weekend. On Cheapflights, you’ll be able to find great car hire deals on any type of vehicle. However, consider hiring a Economy to save money on your trip to £48. Our users have found prices for Economy car hire in August to be on average £34 per day.
The most popular car to hire while in Kaunas is the Peugeot 107, which is a Mini vehicle.