All about rental cars

Do I need to rent a car in Saint Petersburg?

Can a tourist rent a car in Russia?

To rent the car you will need your passport and driver’s license. You will also need a credit card (debit or prepaid are not valid) to make a deposit against possible car damage that is not covered by insurance. Most companies don’t allow you to cross the border with a rented car.

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

On average a rental car in Russia costs $306 per week ($44 per day).

Should I rent a car in Moscow?

For those tourists who are travelling exclusively to one of the two main Russian cities (Moscow and St. Petersburg), it’s not really worth it to rent a car, as the public transport system of these cities is very efficient and economical.

Can I drive my car in Russia?

In order to drive a vehicle into Russia, you will need to declare the vehicle with the customs authority at the point of entry. You can bring a vehicle into Russia without paying import taxes for a maximum period of 1 year.

Is self drive recommended in Russia?

Re: self drive in Russia??? I would never suggest any foreign tourist to drive a car in Russian big cities – Moscow, St. Pete and others. Even some american expacts who live here for many years decide not to drive in the city.

How do you drive in Russia?

Traffic rules in Russia

  1. You must drive on the right-hand side of the road.
  2. The driver and all passengers must wear seatbelts.
  3. Using your mobile when driving is illegal (without a hands-free kit).
  4. Picking up hitchhikers is illegal.
  5. Turning right at a red light is only possible if there is a filter system.

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

The lowest price for a rental car in Moscow is $22/day. For this area, you can expect average prices starting from $31/day.

How do I hire a car in Russia?

You must have held a valid driver’s license for a year, and you must also hold an International Driving Permit. Drivers younger than 25 years old need to pay an additional young driver surcharge, and the maximum age for renting a car is 70 years old.

What is it like driving in Russia?

Cars driving 120 km/h on highways are not an uncommon sight, though road conditions do not always allow for high speeds. Driving on unpaved roads with a normal car is possible, though it’s good to have a 4WD. Traffic behavior in Russia is unpredictable, for the uninitiated outright dangerous.

What is the speed limit in Russia?

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The Russian speed limit in residential areas is 20km/h, while in other urban areas, it’s 60km/h. Outside built-up areas, the limit is 90km/h, increasing to 110km/h on expressways.

Are there freeways in Russia?

This is a list of Russian federal highways and the motorway portions of them.

List of motorways in Russia.

Name or road number Total length of the road number Motorway
Nizhniy Novgorod bypass ( M7) 84 km 0–45 km
M8 1271 km 96–115 km
M9 610 km 19–118 km
M11 684 km 15–149 km; 208–684 km

Can an American drive through Russia?

No, you cannot drive a car from Alaska to Russia because there is no land connecting the two. This also means that there is no road, no immigration offices and no way to legally exit or enter any of the countries.

Are Russian roads good?

The World Economic Forum put the quality of Russian roads at the 114th place in global rankings. Road infrastructure in the country scored only 2.9 in the rating, where 1 is extremely poor and among the worst in the world and 7 extremely good, among the best in the world.