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Car Rental in Germany

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$25.86 / per day
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Hamburg Airport Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$27.39 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up 3d or similar
Volkswagen Up 3d
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • Man.
Buchbinder
$28.02 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Skoda Fabia or similar
Skoda Fabia
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$28.60 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$28.61 / per day
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Munich Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$28.73 / per day
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Bremen Airport Car Rental
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$28.85 / per day
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Berlin Schoenefeld Airport Car Rental
Compact
VW Golf or similar
VW Golf
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$28.94 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 12:37 on 2020-10-21. 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
$36.69 / 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
9.0

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 US$ 85.15 per day
  • From Germany to Italy - 534 offers from US$ 58.52 per day
  • From Germany to Switzerland - 293 offers from US$ 73.86 per day
  • From Germany to Austria - 681 offers from US$ 57.32 per day
  • From Germany to Hungary - 316 offers from US$ 61.70 per day

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 $108 per day
  • Station wagons - from $52 per day
  • Large cars - from $49 per day
  • Medium cars - from $42 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $76 per day
  • Premium cars - from $67 per day
  • Small cars - from $34 per day
  • SUVs - from $57 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 Berlin from $36.92 per day
  2. Car Rental in Munich from $34.30 per day
  3. Car Rental in Frankfurt from $27.88 per day
  4. Car Rental in Dusseldorf from $26.70 per day
  5. Car Rental in Hamburg from $45.82 per day
  6. Car Rental in Stuttgart from $31.93 per day
  7. Car Rental in Cologne from $28.44 per day
  8. Car Rental in Nurnberg from $31.11 per day
  9. Car Rental in Dortmund from $28.98 per day
  10. Car Rental in Hannover from $29.91 per day
  11. Car Rental in Mannheim from $45.82 per day
  12. Car Rental in Leipzig from $29.11 per day
  13. Car Rental in Bremen from $43.77 per day
  14. Car Rental in Weeze from $41.68 per day
  15. Car Rental in Memmingen from $39.70 per day
  16. Car Rental in Dresden from $25.34 per day
  17. Car Rental in Flensburg from $25.71 per day
  18. Car Rental in Baden-Baden from $40.13 per day
  19. Car Rental in Essen from $25.29 per day

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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
$60.78
January
$61.34
February
$65.05
March
$77.38
April
$70.36
May
$68.61
June
$71.80
July
$58.36
August
$45.39
September
$44.81
October
$65.01
November
$64.43
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Germany is October — prices start from $44.81 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 $77.38 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
29%
January
24%
February
25%
March
26%
April
37%
May
33%
June
40%
July
36%
August
24%
September
871%
October
27%
November
29%
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
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Alamo VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
SIXT VW Polo 5 1 Small cars
Alamo Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars
Enterprise Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Enterprise VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

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

Top 13 Suppliers in Germany in 2020

Keddy
Keddy
Exceptional 9.2
+492203955880
MIETWAGENZENTRUM
Working hours
Mon:06:45-23:00
Tue:06:45-23:00
Wed:06:45-23:00
Thu:06:45-23:00
Fri:06:45-23:00
Sat:06:45-22:30
Sun:07:30-22:30
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+4902203369800
Kennedystrasse Mietwagenzentr, Terminal 1, 51147 Köln
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9
+4902203369800
Koeln Airport, Kennedystraße, 51147 Köln
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8
+498966060060
Oberwiesenstraße 2a, 76829 Landau in der Pfalz
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+4902203369800
Koeln Airport, Kennedystraße, 51147 Köln
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.5
+492203955880
Kennedystrase, 51147 Köln, Europcar
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:30
Tue:07:00-21:30
Wed:07:00-21:30
Thu:07:00-21:30
Fri:07:00-21:30
Sat:08:00-13:00
Sun:08:00-13:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+492203402343
Flughafen Koeln Bonn, 51147 Koln, Germany
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:09:00-14:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+4969710445596
Flughafen Koln-Bonn
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:09:00-14:00
Sun:09:00-19:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
02203369800
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-18:00
Sun:08:00-18:00
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Very good 7.8
+492203104270
Terminal 1 Mietwagenzentrum 51147 Köln
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:11:00-15:00
Sun:07:30-22:30
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+492203104270
Köln Bonn Flughafen CGN, Terminal 1 Mietwagenzentrum, Germany
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:11:00-15:00
Sun:07:30-22:30
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+492203104270
Terminal 1 Mietwagenzentrum, 51147 Koln, Germany
Working hours
Mon:08:00-18:00
Tue:08:00-18:00
Wed:08:00-18:00
Thu:08:00-18:00
Fri:08:00-18:00
Sat:11:00-15:00
Sun:12:00-16:00
RightCars
RightCars
Very good 7.3
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