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Car Rental in Germany

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Nuremberg South Car Rental
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Global Rent A Car
$17.74 per day
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Lindau Railway Station Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Global Rent A Car
$19.04 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$22.44 per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$23.40 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown Car Rental
Intermediate
VW Caddy or similar
VW Caddy
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • Man.
Enterprise
$24.20 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Standard
Opel Vivaro or similar
Opel Vivaro
  • 3x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Man.
Enterprise
$24.69 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Compact
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Global Rent A Car
$24.73 / per day
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Reutlingen West Car Rental
Compact
Opel Crossland or similar
Opel Crossland
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Global Rent A Car
$24.94 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 07:17 on 2021-10-20. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
German
Currency
EUR
Country code
49
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
9.4

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.

If you want to know more about renting a car in Germany, don't miss our complete guide.

Germany Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in Germany

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Germany and drop off in another country:

  • From Germany to Poland - 1225 offers from € 71.85 per day
  • From Germany to Italy - 534 offers from € 49.38 per day
  • From Germany to Switzerland - 293 offers from € 62.32 per day
  • From Germany to Austria - 681 offers from € 48.36 per day
  • From Germany to Hungary - 316 offers from € 52.06 per day

Top ways to enter Germany

  • Munich Airport: Serving the capital city of Bavaria, Munich Airport handled 47 million passengers in 2019. The airport is a large hub for Lufthansa, but also has flights by low-cost carriers like easyJet and Vueling. 
  • Berlin Brandenburg Airport: Opened in late 2020, Brandenburg Airport replaced both Tegel and Schoenefeld airports that served the German capital and the surrounding Brandenburg region.
  • Frankfurt Airport: The largest airport in the country and fourth-busiest in Europe, Frankfurt Airport handles flights to and from destinations all around the world. The airport offers access to much of central and western Germany.
  • Hamburg Airport: Serving Germany’s second-largest city, it is the main airport in the country’s north. The airport is popular with low-cost carriers like Eurowings, Ryanair, and Wizz Air.

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 Fiat 500, followed by the Hyundai i30 and the Opel Astra. The most popular rental car types are compact, mini, and economy. 

Driver license requirements

  • Germany recognizes driver’s licenses from all the member states of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) if they are valid, written in a Latin alphabet, and if you are in the country on a visit that’s shorter than one year. If you are a full-time resident of Germany, you need to acquire a German driver’s license.
  • If your driver’s license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP). 
  • Similarly, if your driver’s license doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP.
  • Even if you have an IDP, you also need to carry the driver’s license from your country as you might be required to present both.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • You need to have had your driver’s license for at least two years.
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

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.

Top driving routes

  • Baltic Sea Coast. Mostly overlooked by foreign visitors, Germany’s Baltic Sea region is an interesting place to visit. The formerly East German region is known for its white-sand beaches and islands which are lovely to visit during the summer months, as well as the scenic Hanseatic cities of Rostock, Kiel, and Lubeck.
  • The Black Forest. An inspiration for many of the famous German fairy tales, the Schwarzwald is both a nature area and a cultural region. As fun to explore hiking as it is in a car, the region is home to some of the most scenic drives in Germany. Attractions include the distinct Black Forest farmhouses, the historic Maulbronn monastery, and plenty of serenity.
  • Western Germany. Industrial and very densely populated, the west of Germany is another part of the country that’s perhaps under the radar of most foreign visitors. Those who do give it a chance will discover not just historic cities like Cologne and Trier, but also wineries, river valleys, and mines turned into heritage sites.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $106 per day
  • Station wagons - from $56 per day
  • Large cars - from $52 per day
  • Medium cars - from $44 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $78 per day
  • Premium cars - from $78 per day
  • Small cars - from $36 per day
  • SUVs - from $62 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.

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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
$59.75
January
$60.31
February
$63.96
March
$76.08
April
$69.18
May
$67.46
June
$70.59
July
$57.38
August
$44.63
September
$44.06
October
$63.91
November
$63.34
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Germany is October — prices start from $44.06 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 $76.08 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 for cars in 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.
Popularity of Car Rental in Germany by Monthly Searches
7%
January
6%
February
6%
March
7%
April
10%
May
9%
June
10%
July
9%
August
6%
September
1114%
October
7%
November
8%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Global Rent A Car Hyundai i20 5 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Global Rent A Car Opel Crossland 5 2 Medium cars
Global Rent A Car Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Ok Rent A Car Renault Clio 4 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Nissan Juke 5 2 Small cars
Ok Rent A Car Opel Zafira 5 2 People Carriers/Vans
Ok Rent A Car VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Global Rent A Car Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars

Our Customers Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

Israel
Mercedes E Class
October 4, 2021
I received exactly the car I ordered. It is rare. I really enjoyed the car and the rental experience that went smoothly and without problems.
United States of America (USA)
Opel Crossland
September 5, 2021
The Europcar Berlin City location is convenient, modern and clean. Easily accessible by public transportation. The customer service reps were friendly.
Israel
VW Passat
July 8, 2021
Compared to other offers the company's offer was better and the company's reliability in my eyes in quite a few rentals I had through the company
France
VW Polo
September 7, 2020
A lot of roads were on work when I visited the city, which made the driving quite hard, but I appreciated very much visiting the region around Stuttgart, which is definitely worth to visit when coming to Germany. Konstanz and Sigmaringen were for example great places to visit.
Hungary
Opel Astra STW
July 13, 2020
easy to drive around , easy to park
Australia
Opel Corsa
June 11, 2020
Great airport service, very clean, like new car.
Romania
VW Golf
March 2, 2020
i was in Tyrol(Austria)
United Kingdom
VW Golf
August 28, 2019
Rental return was at the rear of the airport. Follow signs
United Kingdom
FORD S-MAX
January 24, 2019
Friendly staff.
United States of America (USA)
Skoda Fabia
October 2, 2018
Munich has great mass transit so staying in Munich only will rarely require a car but if you want to venture outside the city then a car is necessary.

Top 16 Suppliers in Germany in 2021

Keddy
Keddy
Exceptional 9.2
+493447502102
FABRIKSTRASSE 28
Working hours
Mon:07:30-18:00
Tue:07:30-18:00
Wed:07:30-18:00
Thu:07:30-18:00
Fri:07:30-18:00
Sat:08:00-12:00
Sun:09:00-11:00
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+4907117824070
Flughafenstrasse 43 Stuttgart Airport, Terminal 3, Ebene 2, 70629 Stuttgart
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9
+497117824070
Terminal 3 Ebene 2, 70629 Stuttgart
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8
+498966060060
Oberwiesenstraße 2a, 76829 Landau in der Pfalz
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+497117824070
Terminal 3 Ebene 2, 70629 Stuttgart
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.5
+493447502102
FABRIKSTRASSE 28
Working hours
Mon:07:30-18:00
Tue:07:30-18:00
Wed:07:30-18:00
Thu:07:30-18:00
Fri:07:30-18:00
Sat:08:00-12:00
Sun:09:00-11:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
03447511116
Am Anger 13
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:00; 13:00-17:00
Tue:08:30-12:00; 13:00-17:00
Wed:08:30-12:00; 13:00-17:00
Thu:08:30-12:00; 13:00-17:00
Fri:08:30-12:00; 13:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-10:00
Sun:09:00-10:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+4969710445596
Am Anger 13
Working hours
Mon:08:30-12:00; 13:00-17:00
Tue:08:30-12:00; 13:00-17:00
Wed:08:30-12:00; 13:00-17:00
Thu:08:30-12:00; 13:00-17:00
Fri:08:30-12:00; 13:00-17:00
Sat:08:00-10:00
Sun:09:00-10:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
07117824070
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:07:00-20:00
Tue:07:00-20:00
Wed:07:00-20:00
Thu:07:00-20:00
Fri:07:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Ok Rent A Car
Ok Rent A Car
Excellent 8.1
+34902360636
Terminalstraße Mitte, 85356 München-Flughafen
Working hours
Mon:08:00-21:00
Tue:08:00-21:00
Wed:08:00-21:00
Thu:08:00-21:00
Fri:08:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Very good 7.8
+4971194581020
Stuttgart Airport, Level 2 Terminal 3, Flughafenstraße 43, 70629 Stuttgart
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+4940520187222
Stuttgart Airport, Flughafenstrasse
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+49071194581021 / +4971194581020
Ebene 2, Terminal 3, Stuttgart, Germany
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+4971194581020
Terminal 3, Level 2 (Car Rental Area) 70629 Stuttgart
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:00
Tue:07:00-23:00
Wed:07:00-23:00
Thu:07:00-23:00
Fri:07:00-23:00
Sat:07:00-23:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Ace Rent a car
Ace Rent a car
Very good 7.5
+34902360636 / +18778223872
Nordallee 25, Munich, 85356
Working hours
Mon:07:00-22:00
Tue:07:00-22:00
Wed:07:00-22:00
Thu:07:00-22:00
Fri:07:00-22:00
Sat:07:00-22:00
Sun:07:00-22:00
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.3
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