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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Frankfurt Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$13.94 / per day
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Bremen Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$16.25 / per day
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Hannover Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$16.32 / per day
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Berlin Gendarmenmarkt/Hilton Hotel Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • Man.
Interrent
$16.81 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Cologne Bonn Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$17.15 / per day
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Frankfurt Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Buchbinder
$17.57 / per day
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Essen, Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$17.90 / per day
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Ramstein - Miesenbach, Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$17.95 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 10:20 on 2020-02-23. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
German
Currency
EUR
Country code
49
Average car rental length
4 days
Economy car rental price
$30.85 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.7

Why rent a car in Germany?

Germany is a great place to travel around by car. Although the country is rather large, it boasts some of the best highways in the world, and the route between the north and the south or the east and the west can be done in a matter of hours. With beautiful cities and impressive nature areas, Germany is a place to discover.

Germany Car Rental

Top ways to enter Germany

  • Munich Airport: Located in the capital city of the Bavaria region, Munich Airport is the best way to enter Southern Germany.
  • Frankfurt Airport: Busiest in Germany and one of the largest in Europe, Frankfurt Airport hosts flights to and from all parts of the world.
  • Düsseldorf Airport: Serving the Rhine-Ruhr metropolitan region, Düsseldorf Airport is a hub of numerous low-cost carriers.
  • By land: It’s possible to rent a car in a neighboring country and then drive to Germany. Some large international airports near Germany are Brussels Airport in Belgium, Amsterdam Airport in the Netherlands, and Zürich Airport in Switzerland.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Berlin: Germany's capital is one of Europe's most popular travel destinations thanks to its colorful neighborhoods, bustling arts scene, and free spirit.
  • Hamburg: Hamburg is popular with travelers both for its history as an important port city and its laidback lifestyle in areas like St. Pauli.
  • Bavaria: The region's main attraction is its grand capital, Munich, but you shouldn't overlook its national parks, stunning mountains, and cozy towns, either. Historic Augsburg should also not be missed.
  • Leipzig: One of Germany's best kept secrets, during the last decade Leipzig has quickly become a cultural, arts, and science center.
  • Frankfurt: There's more to Frankfurt than just finance and business as the city is also famous for its museums, architecture, and Hessian cuisine.
  • Bonn: The capital of Germany between 1949 and 1990, Bonn is a smaller city with an abudance of cultural life.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Germany is the VW Golf, but the Opel Astra and the Audi A3 are also popular among travelers.

Crossing Borders

Germany shares a border with Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Germany is a member of the Schengen Area and so are all of its neighboring countries. If you’ll need a visa to enter the Schengen Area, the same will also permit you to enter any of the Germany’s neighboring countries.

Some car rental providers allow you to cross national borders and even drop off your car in a different country, while others don’t. If you’d like to cross a national border during your rental period, make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking a car. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our FAQ section.

Most popular types of rental car

The most popular rental car type in Germany is an Economy, closely followed by compact and fullsize.

Top driving routes

Munich - Frankfurt (392 km / 243 mi) The route through Southern Germany will take you near interesting cities like Stuttgart and Heidelberg which you can explore on the way.

Hamburg - Copenhagen (473 km / 293 mi) Thanks to Hamburg’s proximity to Denmark, you can be in Scandinavia in just a few hours.

Berlin - Amsterdam (655 km / 407 mi) Although these two legendary cities are quite a distance from one another, great roads let you travel between them in under seven hours, meaning that you can have breakfast in one capital and dinner in the other.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $99 per day
  • Station wagons - from $42 per day
  • Large cars - from $39 per day
  • Medium cars - from $32 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $89 per day
  • Premium cars - from $57 per day
  • Small cars - from $28 per day
  • SUVs - from $42 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Germany:

  • Compare rates of different car providers
  • Book your rental car as early as possible
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Germany is the cheapest in October when renting an automobile is almost 30% cheaper than the yearly average.

Top 20 Most Popular Cities in Germany

  1. Car Rental in Munich from $47.98 per day
  2. Car Rental in Berlin from $23.11 per day
  3. Car Rental in Frankfurt from $38.05 per day
  4. Car Rental in Dusseldorf from $13.94 per day
  5. Car Rental in Stuttgart from $17.38 per day
  6. Car Rental in Cologne from $24.01 per day
  7. Car Rental in Hamburg from $16.14 per day
  8. Car Rental in Nurnberg from $26.21 per day
  9. Car Rental in Weeze from $30.78 per day
  10. Car Rental in Dortmund from $17.73 per day
  11. Car Rental in Bremen from $15.34 per day
  12. Car Rental in Hannover from $16.32 per day
  13. Car Rental in Memmingen from $32.32 per day
  14. Car Rental in Dresden from $22.97 per day
  15. Car Rental in Mannheim from $31.77 per day
  16. Car Rental in Leipzig from $22.97 per day
  17. Car Rental in Flensburg from $16.08 per day
  18. Car Rental in Münster from $18.05 per day

Map of Car Rental Locations

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Germany?

The cost of renting a car in Germany depends on the time of year. This graph compares price changes from month to month in order to find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Germany
$55.54
January
$56.06
February
$59.45
March
$70.72
April
$64.31
May
$62.70
June
$65.62
July
$53.33
August
$41.48
September
$40.95
October
$59.41
November
$58.88
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Germany is October — prices start from $40.95 for an Economy class vehicle. This is 29% cheaper than the yearly average and 42% cheaper than renting a car in the month of April (when prices start at $70.72 for a Compact class). This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. The exact price for your trip will depend on the length of your rental and the number of days until your rental period begins. Just enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see exact prices and offers.

What’s the average rental length in Germany?

The average length differs from month to month. The longest rental periods are in January — an average of 8 days. The shortest are in September — an average of 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Germany
8
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
7
May
5
June
6
July
5
August
4
September
6
October
5
November
5
December

What’s the most popular time for renting a car in Germany?

Discover Cars users search a lot of locations daily. We gathered this information in order to analyze car rental popularity in Germany. The most popular month is October, while the least popular is February.
Germany Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
90%
January
75%
February
78%
March
82%
April
118%
May
103%
June
125%
July
112%
August
75%
September
166%
October
86%
November
91%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Global Rent a Car Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Ford Focus 5d 5 2 Medium cars
Buchbinder VW Polo 3 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Ford Tourneo Connect 5 2 People Carriers/Vans
Alamo VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Global Rent a Car Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
SIXT VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Alamo Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars

FAQ

Should I rent a car in Germany?
A majority of the ratings and reviews left by Discover Cars’ customers recommend renting a car (9.7 from 12 reviews).
What do you need to rent a car in Germany?
In most cases, you need a driver’s license, passport or ID card, and a credit card (in the name of the main driver), and the booking voucher to rent a car. Some companies may have additional requirements (be sure to check the rental conditions).
On what side of the road do they drive in Germany?
Drivers must drive on the right side of the road.
Can I rent a car at 18 in Germany?
Yes, you can rent a car at the age of 18.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Germany?
You must be between 18 and 99 years old.
Can you rent automatic cars in Germany?
Yes, automatic cars are available from Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Avis, Keddy, Europcar, SIXT, Buchbinder, Global Rent a Car, Galaxy Asia Car and SKARENT in Germany.
Can I rent a car with a debit card?
Though most companies require a credit card to leave a deposit, some accept debit cards. Check the rental conditions for more information.
Can I rent a car without a credit card?
Most companies require a credit card to pick up the car. Some may accept debit cards or cash. Check the rental conditions for more information.
What car classes can I rent?
Small cars, Medium cars, Station wagons, Large cars, People Carriers/Vans, Premium cars, SUVs, and Convertibles vehicle types are available in Germany.
Can I rent a car in Germany with my home country’s driver's license (for example, U.S., U.K., or Australia)?
In most cases, a driver’s license from your home country is acceptable if it uses the Latin alphabet. In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Germany.
Do I need an International Driving Permit in Germany?
In most cases, if your driver’s license uses the Latin alphabet, you can rent a car in in Germany without an International Driving Permit (IDP). In some cases, you will need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Check the rental conditions for more information. If your driver’s license does not use the Latin alphabet, you need an International Driving Permit (IDP) in Germany.
How much does an additional driver cost? Is there an option for a free additional driver?
No rental company in Germany offers a free additional driver.
How much does it cost to rent a car in Germany?
A rental car costs $40 per day, on average. The lowest daily price found in the past 48 hours was $14 at Alamo, Europcar, Enterprise, Keddy, SIXT, Global Rent a Car, Interrent, Budget, Buchbinder, Avis and SKARENT.
How much is car rental for a week?
The average price for a weekly rental in Germany is $277. In the past 48 hours, the lowest price for a weekly rental in Germany was $98.
What car rental companies are located in Germany?
Alamo, Enterprise, Budget, Avis, Keddy, Europcar, SIXT, Buchbinder, Global Rent a Car, Galaxy Asia Car and SKARENT can be found in Germany.
What is the best car rental company in Germany?
Ratings and reviews left by our users indicate that the best providers are Alamo (9.0, 124 reviews), Keddy (8.9, 32 reviews) and SIXT (8.8, 110 reviews).

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
VW Golf
August 28, 2019
Rental return was at the rear of the airport. Follow signs

Top Suppliers for Germany in 2020

Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9
+494051316170
Flughafenstrasse 1-3, 22335 Hamburg

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