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Car Rental in Dusseldorf

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • Man.
Interrent
$26.73 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Skoda Fabia or similar
Skoda Fabia
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$26.90 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up 3d or similar
Volkswagen Up 3d
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • Man.
Buchbinder
$28.49 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Buchbinder
$28.67 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 1x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$28.80 / per day
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Dusseldorf Airport Car Rental
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$28.96 / per day
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Dusseldorf Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$29.18 / per day
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Dusseldorf Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$29.30 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 18:25 on 2020-10-23. 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
1 days
Economy car rental price
$34.71 / 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
8.0

Why rent a car in Dusseldorf?

Dusseldorf is a great place for renting a car. Upbeat and modern, but at the same time cozy and easy to navigate, its museums, parks, and beautiful buildings can be explored for days. Dusseldorf’s proximity to many other German destinations, as well as to a number of neighboring countries, means it can also serve as a great base for further explorations.

One-Way Car Rentals in Dusseldorf

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

  • From Dusseldorf to Hamburg - 207 offers from US$ 34.56 per day
  • From Dusseldorf to Cologne - 207 offers from US$ 34.56 per day
  • From Dusseldorf to Munich - 48 offers from US$ 45.54 per day
  • From Dusseldorf to Nurnberg - 152 offers from US$ 42.19 per day
  • From Dusseldorf to Hannover - 191 offers from US$ 42.19 per day

Top ways to enter Dusseldorf

  • Dusseldorf Airport: The third-busiest in Germany, the large and modern Flughafen Düsseldorf serves nearly 25 million travelers every year, providing air links to countless destinations in Europe, as well as some to other parts of the world. The airport is located just north of the city center.
  • Cologne-Bonn Airport: Served by around 30 different airlines, flying into this airport can serve as a good alternative for reaching Dusseldorf. The airport serves both Cologne, Germany’s fourth largest city, and Bonn, the former capital of West Germany, and is located just one hour’s drive south of Dusseldorf.
  • Weeze Niederrhein Airport: Sometimes also called Weeze-Dusseldorf, this small airport on the German-Dutch border is served by only one airline, the low-cost carrier Ryanair. It hosts flights to and from Spain, Italy, Morocco, the United Kingdom, Ukraine, and other destinations. Weeze airport is about 80km (50 miles) northwest of Dusseldorf, a distance that can be traveled by car in about 80 minutes.
  • Dortmund Airport: Another airport served exclusively by low-cost airlines, Dortmund Airport handles about two million passengers every year. Primarily serving the city of the same name, it is about a one-and-a-half-hour drive northeast of Dusseldorf.
  • By rail: If you arrive in Dusseldorf by train, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at Dusseldorf Hauptbahnhof.

Useful city facts

  • Thanks to its relative proximity to the North Sea, Dusseldorf has an oceanic climate with moderately warm summers and cool winters. The average temperature is 19°C  (66°F) in July, the hottest month, and 3°C  (37°F) in December. The precipitation is even throughout the year except for some occasional snowfall and increased rain in December.
  • Thanks to its many green areas, pedestrian-friendly city center, high level of education and healthcare, and status as a technological and financial hub, Dusseldorf has been frequently mentioned among the most liveable cities in Europe and among the top 10 in the world.

Top destinations and activities

St. Lambertus Basilika. If you have ever seen a postcard from Dusseldorf, the odds are quite good that St. Lambertus was on it. The impressive church built in the Lower Rhine Gothic style has been an important religious center and one of the landmarks of the city for centuries, perhaps thanks to its most recognizable feature, its twisted tower.

Media Harbor. Known as Medienhafen in German, this part of Dusseldorf was once the city harbor, and you can still see this past in the many remaining quays, depots, and warehouses. Nowadays, however, it has been turned into an upbeat neighborhood full of restaurants, coffee shops, and art centers. This mixture of old and new is perhaps what characterizes Dusseldorf the best.

Benrath Palace and Park. An impressive palace, Schloss Benrath has been standing at its place since the 18th Century. It is one of the finest examples of Rococo architecture in Germany. It is joined by a beautiful former orangery, as well as by a vast park that is perfect for long walks and a relaxing getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limit is 50km/h (31mph) 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 have their own individual speed limits, so carefully follow the speed limit signs on each road that you drive on.
  • Where speed limits are enforced, the tolerance for speeding is low. Driving just 3km/h (2mph) above the speed limit can, and often will, lead to a fine. 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 110km/h (68mph) for the left and 90km/h (56mph) 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. 
  • Proof insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in it whenever you’re driving.
  • If you are driving, 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 Dusseldorf.

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

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Bruhl. A small town near Cologne, Bruhl is one of the most picturesque places in Germany. It is known for its many historic buildings, the most famous of which, the Augustusburg Palace, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Walking among Bruhl’s churches, fortresses, and exquisite hunting lodges feels like a trip back in time. Located about 70km (43 miles) south of Dusseldorf, Bruhl can be reached in about one hour.
  • Cologne. There’s a century-long rivalry between Dusseldorf and Cologne. Famous for its magnificent cathedral, interesting museums, and the creative Agnesviertel, the largest city of the North-Rhine Westphalia indeed has a lot to offer. After visiting Dusseldorf and Cologne, you’ll probably conclude that both of them were worthy of your time. The distance between them can be covered in under one hour by car.
  • The Rhine Valley. The scenic middle section of the Rhine River is dotted by many small towns and villages, each with a castle straight out of a fairy tale. Here you can also visit the famous Mittelrhein vineyards and sample amazing local rieslings. Or, if you’re up for something more active, explore the areas forests, meadows, and streams. 

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental cars in Dusseldorf are the Toyota Aygo, the Skoda Fabia, and the Renault Clio, while the most popular rental car types are the compact, mini, and economy classes.

Further destinations

  • Amsterdam. The capital of the Netherlands is considered one of the nicest cities in Europe for a reason. With a large historic city center, unique wooden architecture, world-class museums, and, of course, its famous canal system, it’s a fun place to explore. Only 230km (143 miles) northwest of Dusseldorf, it can be reached by car in two and a half hours. Keep in mind that you’d have to cross a international border, so first, ask your car rental provider if they permit it.
  • Brussels. The capital of Belgium, NATO, and the EU, Brussels is known for its grand political standing, but it is also an upbeat, thriving metropolis with plenty to offer travelers. Appreciate its distinct architectural styles, explore its unique neighborhoods, and try what is arguably the most delicious cuisine in the region. Only 205km (127 miles) from Dusseldorf, it’s also easy to reach. Keep in mind that you’d have to cross an international border, so first, ask your car rental provider if they permit it.
  • Munich. The largest city in southern Germany, Munich is as famous for its cathedrals, towers, and galleries, as it is for the scenic beauty of the nearby Bavarian Alps. Oktoberfest is, of course, the most famous of its festivals, but far from the only one. About 600km (373 miles) southeast of Dusseldorf, driving to Munich takes about six hours, but the destination is worth the trip.

Car Rental Prices in Dusseldorf

  • Station wagons - from $53 per day
  • Large cars - from $50 per day
  • Medium cars - from $41 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $58 per day
  • Premium cars - from $67 per day
  • Small cars - from $35 per day
  • SUVs - from $56 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Apply these tricks to get a great car rental deal in Dusseldorf:

  • Compare the 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 during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Dusseldorf is the cheapest in September when renting a car is about 55% cheaper than the yearly average and an entire 70% cheaper than renting a car just a month earlier in August.

Top 20 Cities near Dusseldorf

  1. Berlin Car Rentals from $27.73 per day
    475.4 km / 295.4 miles away
  2. Munich Car Rentals from $27.47 per day
    482.9 km / 300.0 miles away
  3. Frankfurt Car Rentals from $30.72 per day
    184.8 km / 114.8 miles away
  4. Hamburg Car Rentals from $45.86 per day
    337.2 km / 209.5 miles away
  5. Stuttgart Car Rentals from $31.96 per day
    324.0 km / 201.3 miles away
  6. Cologne Car Rentals from $28.22 per day
    37.6 km / 23.3 miles away
  7. Nurnberg Car Rentals from $31.14 per day
    365.9 km / 227.3 miles away
  8. Dortmund Car Rentals from $29.00 per day
    65.6 km / 40.8 miles away
  9. Mannheim Car Rentals from $45.86 per day
    233.2 km / 144.9 miles away
  10. Hannover Car Rentals from $29.94 per day
    241.2 km / 149.9 miles away
  11. Bremen Car Rentals from $43.81 per day
    246.8 km / 153.3 miles away
  12. Weeze Car Rentals from $41.72 per day
    58.5 km / 36.4 miles away
  13. Leipzig Car Rentals from $29.13 per day
    380.5 km / 236.4 miles away
  14. Memmingen Car Rentals from $39.74 per day
    440.2 km / 273.5 miles away
  15. Dresden Car Rentals from $25.36 per day
    486.5 km / 302.3 miles away
  16. Flensburg Car Rentals from $25.73 per day
    429.8 km / 267.1 miles away
  17. Friedrichshafen Car Rentals from $39.74 per day
    444.5 km / 276.2 miles away
  18. Baden-Baden Car Rentals from $40.17 per day
    290.6 km / 180.6 miles away
  19. Essen Car Rentals from $25.31 per day
    29.0 km / 18.0 miles away
  20. 148.9 km / 92.5 miles away

Top 19 Locations near Dusseldorf

  1. 3.7 km / 2.3 miles away
  2. 4.3 km / 2.7 miles away
  3. 36.6 km / 22.8 miles away
  4. 50.1 km / 31.1 miles away
  5. 58.5 km / 36.4 miles away
  6. Dortmund Airport Car Rentals from $29.00 per day
    65.6 km / 40.8 miles away
  7. 116.8 km / 72.6 miles away
  8. 134.2 km / 83.4 miles away
  9. 148.9 km / 92.5 miles away
  10. 184.3 km / 114.5 miles away
  11. 184.8 km / 114.8 miles away
  12. 233.2 km / 144.9 miles away
  13. Hannover Airport Car Rentals from $29.94 per day
    241.2 km / 149.9 miles away
  14. Bremen Airport Car Rentals from $28.87 per day
    242.6 km / 150.7 miles away
  15. 290.6 km / 180.6 miles away
  16. 324.0 km / 201.3 miles away
  17. 334.4 km / 207.8 miles away
  18. 337.2 km / 209.5 miles away
  19. Hamburg Airport Car Rentals from $27.01 per day
    342.9 km / 213.1 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Dusseldorf 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 Dusseldorf
$64.41
January
$107.02
February
$51.79
March
$84.06
April
$47.72
May
$79.10
June
$71.95
July
$109.99
August
$29.53
September
$37.75
October
$54.84
November
$54.84
December
The best month to rent a car in Dusseldorf is September (when prices for an Economy class start from $29.53). This is 55% cheaper than the yearly average and 73% cheaper than renting in August (when rental prices start at $109.99 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Dusseldorf?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in July, travelers rent a car for an average of 32 days in August, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Dusseldorf
8
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
7
June
32
July
4
August
4
September
6
October
4
November
4
December

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

While travelers visit Dusseldorf year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is December, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Dusseldorf by Monthly Searches
54%
January
285%
February
278%
March
6%
April
7%
May
6%
June
8%
July
7%
August
65%
September
75%
October
41%
November
368%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

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

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Mercedes Benz A-Klasse
September 29, 2018
It's a beautiful area and a car is necessary however difficult to find parking in the city so be prepared to pay 3 to €5 per hour minimum.

Top 12 Suppliers in Dusseldorf in 2020

Keddy
Keddy
Exceptional 9.2
+49211173810
KONRAD-ADENAUER-PLATZ 11
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:08:00-13:00
Sun:09:00-11:00
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+4902119843000
Düsseldorf International Airport, Terminal-Ring 1, 40474 Düsseldorf
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9
+4902119843000
Dгsseldorf International Airport, Terminal-Ring 1, 40474 Dгsseldorf
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8
+498966060060
Georg-Glock-Str. 20
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+4902119843000
Dгsseldorf International Airport, Terminal-Ring 1, 40474 Dгsseldorf
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.5
+49211173810
BISMARCKSTRASSE 95
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:10:00-15:00
Sun:10:00-15:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+492114216747 / +492114216748
Flughafen, Flughafenstrase, 40474 Dusseldorf, Germany
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:07:30-23:00
Wed:07:30-23:00
Thu:07:30-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:10:00-22:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+4969710445596
Flughafen DusseldorfFlughafenstrasse
Working hours
Mon:07:30-23:00
Tue:07:30-23:00
Wed:07:30-23:00
Thu:07:30-23:00
Fri:07:30-23:00
Sat:09:00-17:00
Sun:10:00-22:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
02119843000
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:06:00-21:00
Tue:06:00-21:00
Wed:06:00-21:00
Thu:06:00-21:00
Fri:06:00-21:00
Sat:06:00-21:00
Sun:06:00-21:00
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Very good 7.8
+4921141604440
Terminal Ring 1 - Zentralgeb, 40474 Düsseldorf
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:30
Tue:08:00-22:30
Wed:08:00-22:30
Thu:08:00-22:30
Fri:08:00-22:30
Sat:09:00-22:30
Sun:09:00-22:30
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+4921141604440
Zentralgebaeude, Terminal Ring 1, Dusseldorf
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:30
Tue:08:00-22:30
Wed:08:00-22:30
Thu:08:00-22:30
Fri:08:00-22:30
Sat:09:00-22:30
Sun:09:00-22:30
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+4921141604440
Zentralgebaeude, Terminal Ring 1 40474 Duesseldorf, Germany
Working hours
Mon:08:00-22:30
Tue:08:00-22:30
Wed:08:00-22:30
Thu:08:00-22:30
Fri:08:00-22:30
Sat:09:00-22:30
Sun:09:00-22:30
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