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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Berlin Mariendorf Car Rental
Compact
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Global Rent A Car
$19.67 per day
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Berlin Mariendorf Car Rental
Compact
Hyundai i30 STW or similar
Hyundai i30 STW
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Global Rent A Car
$21.69 per day
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Berlin Brandenburg Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Global Rent A Car
$22.43 per day
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Berlin Weissensee Car Rental
Intermediate
Opel Insignia Stationwagon or similar
Opel Insignia Stationwagon
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Global Rent A Car
$22.90 per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Berlin Zoo Train Station Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$23.19 / per day
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Berlin Zoo Train Station Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$25.42 / per day
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Berlin Mariendorf Car Rental
Intermediate
Jeep Compass or similar
Jeep Compass
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Global Rent A Car
$25.53 / per day
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Berlin Brandenburg Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Buchbinder
$27.35 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 14:09 on 2021-10-25. 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
10.0

Why rent a car in Berlin?

One of the great old cities of Europe, the capital of Germany is a fascinating place to visit. As notable for its monumental history as it is for its culture, nightlife, and contemporary art scene, Berlin has something for everyone. Better yet, it can serve as a hub for exploring the rest of Northeast Germany.

One-Way Car Rentals in Berlin

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Berlin and drop off in another city include:

  • From Berlin to Munich - 556 offers from € 31.44 per day
  • From Berlin to Warsaw - 127 offers from € 94.46 per day
  • From Berlin to Poznan - 73 offers from € 94.46 per day
  • From Berlin to Gdansk - 91 offers from € 87.25 per day
  • From Berlin to Riga - 73 offers from € 130.82 per day

Top ways to enter Berlin

  • Berlin Brandenburg Airport: Finally opened in late 2020, Berlin Brandenburg Airport replaced the old Tegel and Schoenefeld airports. Served by tens of airlines, including multiple low-cost carriers, the airport is located southeast of the city center and can take some 40 minutes to reach by car.
  • By rail: If you’re arriving in Berlin, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at the Hauptbanhoff, the Zoo Train Station, the Friedrichstrasse Station or at some of the other train stations of Berlin.

Useful city facts

  • Berlin has a temperate oceanic climate with warm summers, cool winters, and rather high precipitation throughout the year. The average temperature is 25 °C  (77 °F) in July, the warmest month, and 0.6 °C  (33 °F) in January. There are at least a few days with snow every year.
  • Berlin is made up of 12 boroughs that are further divided into localities. Many of the neighborhoods are culturally and architecturally distinct. Native Berliners take great pride in their neighborhoods of origin and will often refer to themselves as being from their neighborhood instead of saying they’re from Berlin. Spandau is picturesque and historic, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is the busiest part and has the best restaurants, and  Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg has very active art, music, and theater scene. The most populous borough is Pankow and the most densely populated one is Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.

Top destinations and activities

  • Berlin Cathedral. Der Berliner Dom is not only the largest church of the city, it’s also the most famous one. Built in a Neo-renaissance style in 1905, it lost its roof during the bombing of the Second World War, but the rest of the building withstood, and was later renovated to receive back its former glory. Nowadays, in addition to being a major tourist landmark, it also still functions as a parish church.
  • Topography of Terror. Documenting the crimes of the Nazi regime against the Jewish people and other minorities before and during the World War Two, this open-air museum is not an easy to place to visit at first, but of those who do go there, very few regret it; not only does it provide an important, if terrifying, history lesson, it also tells the story of the strength of human resilience.
  • Brandenburg Gate. Built more than 200 years ago, the gate is a beautiful architectural monument, but also a symbol of the fall of the Berlin Wall that again united the east and the west of the city in 1989. For many locals, it is the most important place in the city. Right at the gate begins Unter den Linden, the most famous boulevard of Berlin.
  • Pergamon Museum. One of its kind, Pergamon Museum reconstructions of famous structures of the ancient world. These include the Ishtar Gate from Babylon that’s more than 2,500 years old, Market Gate of Miletus in Ancient Greece, and the Mshatta Facade from an Umayyad Palace. The museum’s other branches include the Antiquity Collection (which hosts a tablet with a fragment of the Epic of Gilgamesh), the Islamic Art Museum, and Middle East Museum.
  • Charlottenburg Palace. One of the symbols of the city for the last 300 years, Charlottenburg Palace is one of the most impressive buildings in Germany. Built under the orders of Sophie Charlotte, the wife of the Prussian king Friedrich I, the Baroque palace is known for its gardens, statues, and a vast collection of art.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph) in populated or built-up areas. There is no national speed limit on the autobahns (highways) and many of them don’t have a set speed limit. However, contrary to what is sometimes stated, about 50% of the autobahns do have their own individual speed limits, so carefully follow the speed limit signs on each road that you’re driving on.
  • Where the speed limits are enforced, the tolerance for speeding is low. Driving just 3 km/h (2 mph) above the speed limit can, and often will, lead to fines. Many roads that do have speed limits have radars in place.
  • Some autobahns have a minimum speed limit that applies to specific lanes, for example, a minimum speed of 110 km/h (68 mph) for the left and 90 km/h (56 mph) for the center lane. 
  • Because of the very high speeds used by some on the German autobahns, be extra careful before switching lanes.
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving. This is strictly enforced and the fines are high.
  • Children under the age of 12 have to use a child safety seat.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers. Exceeding these limits can lead to high fines and a license ban. 
  • The car’s registration and insurance documents must be in it at all times.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The general emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112. 

Toll roads

Although Germany has a large number of high-speed motorways, only vehicles that weigh more than 7,5 tons need to pay a toll. This excludes practically all types of rental cars.

There are two tolled tunnels in Germany, the Herren Tunnel in Schleswig-Holstein and the Warnow Tunnel in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Neither of them is near Berlin.

Find out more about the toll roads in Germany on the European toll road website

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Potsdam. The capital city of the Brandenburg state that completely surrounds Berlin, Potsdam is a tranquil and picturesque place, especially if you’re visiting it after Berlin. Travelers love exploring the Sanssouci park with its many avenues, Roman baths, and the picture gallery, as well as the city’s many palaces. Potsdam is just a 45-minute drive southwest of Berlin.
  • The Spreewald. A green area of forests and meadows is crisscrossed by the river Spree that gives it its name. Thanks to its impressive landscapes and ecological importance, Spreewald is a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Come here for long hikes, wildlife spotting, and a breath of fresh air after city life. The forest is just an hour’s drive east of Berlin.
  • Usedom. An island in the Baltic Sea, but well connected to the German mainland with numerous bridges, Usedom is another great place for relaxing, especially during the summer months when you can swim, sunbathe, and do water sports. If you’re coming with your own vehicle that’s not too small in size, it’s quite possible to also explore the many wilderness areas of the island, probably the closest thing to a safari that you can find in Germany. Located 225 km (140 mi) north of Berlin, Usedom can be reached in less than three hours.
  • Szczecin. Located just 150 km (93 mi) northeast of Berlin, the Polish city of Szczecin is a great - and doable - day-trip destination. The city is home to a well-preserved old town, impressive Pomeranian Dukes Castle, and a promenade along the River Oder, while the Lower Oder Valley Landscape Park is just outside. You’ll have to cross an international border to go from Germany to Poland, so ask your rental car provider in advance if they permit it.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Berlin is the Skoda Fabia. Many travelers also like the Ford Focus and the Fiat Panda. The most popular car type is compact, followed by economy and mini. 

Further destinations

For more about traveling around Germany with a rental car, check out our complete guide.

  • Leipzig. Previously part of East Germany, Leipzig has been rising slowly, but recently the city has fully come into its own. A growing hub of technology, science, and art, and home to awesome museums and many city festivals, not to mention beautiful nature areas nearby, the city is called “the New Munich” by some people in Germany. Better yet, it is just 190 km (118 mi) southwest of Berlin and can be reached in just a tad more than two hours.
  • Hamburg. Germany’s second largest city is just as freethinking, innovative, and cultured as Berlin, but its location on the North Sea and proximity to Denmark gives it something of a Scandinavian flavor. Hamburg is about 290 km (180 mi) from Berlin, but thanks to those awesome German highways, it can be reached in just a bit over three hours by car.
  • Prague. Some people find it too full of tourists, but if there’s any truth in that, then only because Prague offers so much to see and do. The Czech capital is one of the most beautiful cities of Europe, mixing Eastern, Western, and Central European influences in architecture, cuisine, and lifestyle. It takes less than four hours to reach it by car from Berlin, so drive there and see for yourself! Do keep in mind, though, that you’ll be crossing a national border, so first ask your rental car provider if they permit it.
  • Nuremberg. Located in Northern Bavaria, Nuremberg has an incredible amount of things to see. These include the Nuremberg Castle, Imperial Castle, Albrecht Dürer's House, Toy Museum, Natural History Museum, and Industrial History Museum. Located 440 km (273 mi) south of Berlin, Nuremberg can be reached in just under four hours. After exploring everything this city has to offer, it’s easy to travel and see the rest of Bavaria.

Car Rental Prices in Berlin

  • Convertibles - from $95 per day
  • Station wagons - from $48 per day
  • Large cars - from $44 per day
  • Medium cars - from $36 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $63 per day
  • Premium cars - from $65 per day
  • Small cars - from $29 per day
  • SUVs - from $48 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

These are some of the things to keep in mind when booking a rental car in Germany’s capital:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • 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 Zagreb is the cheapest in September when renting a car is about 29% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 50% cheaper than renting a vehicle in May. Come visit Berlin in early spring!

Top 20 Cities near Berlin

  1. Frankfurt Car Rentals from $32.03 per day
    421.7 km / 262.0 miles away
  2. 494.6 km / 307.3 miles away
  3. Hamburg Car Rentals from $18.27 per day
    257.6 km / 160.1 miles away
  4. 472.0 km / 293.3 miles away
  5. 477.8 km / 296.9 miles away
  6. Stuttgart Car Rentals from $21.08 per day
    516.0 km / 320.6 miles away
  7. Dresden Car Rentals from $26.04 per day
    165.1 km / 102.6 miles away
  8. Hannover Car Rentals from $20.20 per day
    245.1 km / 152.3 miles away
  9. Nurnberg Car Rentals from $39.89 per day
    375.9 km / 233.6 miles away
  10. 423.0 km / 262.8 miles away
  11. Leipzig Car Rentals from $107.53 per day
    142.0 km / 88.2 miles away
  12. Bremen Car Rentals from $53.46 per day
    312.3 km / 194.1 miles away
  13. Baden-Baden Car Rentals from $33.26 per day
    556.7 km / 345.9 miles away
  14. Mannheim Car Rentals from $17.53 per day
    481.0 km / 298.9 miles away
  15. Essen Car Rentals from $26.86 per day
    449.5 km / 279.3 miles away
  16. Münster Car Rentals from $30.42 per day
    395.6 km / 245.8 miles away
  17. Memmingen Car Rentals from $53.46 per day
    549.7 km / 341.6 miles away
  18. 510.8 km / 317.4 miles away
  19. 360.4 km / 223.9 miles away
  20. Friedrichshafen Car Rentals from $26.47 per day
    603.6 km / 375.1 miles away

Top 17 Locations near Berlin

  1. 1.9 km / 1.2 miles away
  2. 2.1 km / 1.3 miles away
  3. 5.8 km / 3.6 miles away
  4. Berlin Steglitz Car Rentals from $34.47 per day
    6.3 km / 3.9 miles away
  5. 7.6 km / 4.7 miles away
  6. 7.6 km / 4.7 miles away
  7. Berlin Britz Car Rentals from $28.91 per day
    8.1 km / 5.0 miles away
  8. 8.5 km / 5.3 miles away
  9. Berlin Adlershof Car Rentals from $34.47 per day
    14.5 km / 9.0 miles away
  10. 17.9 km / 11.1 miles away
  11. Magdeburg North Car Rentals from $20.05 per day
    123.8 km / 77.0 miles away
  12. 142.0 km / 88.2 miles away
  13. 145.4 km / 90.4 miles away
  14. Leipzig West Car Rentals from $20.05 per day
    146.7 km / 91.2 miles away
  15. Dresden Airport Car Rentals from $35.63 per day
    155.4 km / 96.6 miles away
  16. Dresden Reick Car Rentals from $20.05 per day
    168.7 km / 104.8 miles away
  17. Brunswick North Car Rentals from $20.20 per day
    194.8 km / 121.1 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Berlin vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Berlin
$50.05
January
$67.62
February
$46.66
March
$64.61
April
$84.71
May
$87.68
June
$84.14
July
$68.64
August
$45.65
September
$47.00
October
$55.64
November
$57.24
December
The best month to rent a car in Berlin is September (when prices for an Economy class start from $45.65). This is 28% cheaper than the yearly average and 48% cheaper than renting in June (when rental prices start at $87.68 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Berlin?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in February, travelers rent a car for an average of 14 days in January, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Berlin
4
January
14
February
12
March
8
April
8
May
6
June
11
July
5
August
4
September
6
October
6
November
4
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Berlin?

While travelers visit Berlin year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is March, and the least popular is June.
Popularity of Car Rental in Berlin by Monthly Searches
47%
January
200%
February
263%
March
18%
April
34%
May
17%
June
21%
July
21%
August
86%
September
94%
October
210%
November
189%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Global Rent A Car Hyundai i20 5 2 Small cars
Global Rent A Car Opel Crossland 5 2 Medium cars
Europcar Audi A3 5 2 Medium cars
Enterprise Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Enterprise Fiat Ducato 4 13 Large cars
Enterprise VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Global Rent A Car Opel Insignia Stationwagon 5 3 Station wagons
Global Rent A Car Opel Astra 5 2 Medium cars
Enterprise Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Alamo VW Golf 5 4 Medium 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.

Germany
BMW 1 Series
March 14, 2019
Public transport is better
Ukraine
BMW 3 series Aut.
October 29, 2018
Too much renovations on autobahns and a lot of cars, Germany is wonderful as always.
Israel
Ford Galaxy
July 19, 2018
Germany is a wonderfull place to visit. Its our second time in Germany. Make all car hire arangements ahead.

Top 13 Suppliers in Berlin in 2021

National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+4903041012151
Melli-Beese-Ring 1,
Keddy
Keddy
Exceptional 9.2
+49306349160
CAR RENTAL PAVILION
Working hours
Mon:07:00-23:30
Tue:07:00-23:30
Wed:07:00-23:30
Thu:07:00-23:30
Fri:07:00-23:30
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:08:00-23:00
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9
+4903020621650 / +4903041012151
Melli-Beese-Ring 1,
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8
+498966060060
Blumberger Damm 2
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+4903041012151 / +4903020621650
Melli-Beese-Ring 1,
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
030609176720
Flughafen Brandenburg Term 1 2Melli Beese Ring 1
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:08:00-20:00
Sun:10:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
030609176720
Flughafen Brandenburg Term 1 2
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:08:00-20:00
Sun:10:00-23:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.5
+49306349160
Flughafen Berlin Brandenburg
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
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
03020621650
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:08:00-20:00
Tue:08:00-20:00
Wed:08:00-20:00
Thu:08:00-20:00
Fri:08:00-20:00
Sat:08:00-20:00
Sun:08:00-20:00
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Very good 7.8
+4903026391550
Kurfürstenstraße 101
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-12:00
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+493026391550
Kurfürstenstraße 101
Working hours
Mon:07:00-18:00
Tue:07:00-18:00
Wed:07:00-18:00
Thu:07:00-18:00
Fri:07:00-18:00
Sat:08:00-12:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+49030683201130 / +490306349160
Berlin Brandenburg Airport, Melli-Beese-Ring 1, 12529
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
Berlin Airport Schönefeld
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