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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
WheeGo
$30.57 per day
Dusseldorf Flingern Downtown Car Rental
Intermediate
Volkswagen Caddy or similar
Volkswagen Caddy
  • 2
  • 5
  • 4
  • Man.
Enterprise
$39.02 per day
Dusseldorf Flingern Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Hyundai i20 or similar
Hyundai i20
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Buchbinder
$42.35 per day
Dusseldorf Intercontinental Hotel Car Rental
Compact
Opel Crossland X or similar
Opel Crossland X
  • 4
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$57.85 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Dusseldorf Airport Car Rental
Standard
Ford Kuga or similar
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$53.02 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$67.81 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Full-size
Kia Sportage or similar
Kia Sportage
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
WheeGo
$78.78 / per day
Dusseldorf Airport Car Rental
Minivan
Ford Tourneo or similar
Ford Tourneo
  • 9
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$82.63 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 16:15 on 2023-01-27. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Language
German
Currency
EUR
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Country code
49
Average car rental price
$35.80 / per day
Average car rental length
1 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.3

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 $31.67 per day
  • From Dusseldorf to Cologne - 207 offers from $31.67 per day
  • From Dusseldorf to Munich - 48 offers from $41.74 per day
  • From Dusseldorf to Nurnberg - 152 offers from $38.68 per day
  • From Dusseldorf to Hannover - 191 offers from $38.68 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.

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

  • 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. 
  • Bonn. Many people know it as the former capital of Western Germany, but the historical importance of Bonn long preceded the events of the 20th century - as shown by landmarks such as the 18th century Old Town Hall, Bonn Basilica, and Beethoven Monument. Located some 75 km (46 miles) to the south, Bonn can be reached in about 1 hour and 15 minutes.

Most popular 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.
  • Frankfurt. Much more than just a financial powerhouse, Frankfurt is one of the most interesting cities in Western Germany. The city is home to unique architecture, plenty of high-quality museums, and large green spaces, and it also provides access to the nearby Rhine Valley. The drive between Dusseldorf and Frankfurt takes just under three hours.

Car Rental Prices in Dusseldorf

  • Station wagons - from $73 per day
  • Large cars - from $69 per day
  • Medium cars - from $55 per day
  • Vans - from $118 per day
  • Premium cars - from $83 per day
  • Small cars - from $46 per day
  • SUVs - from $94 per day

Money-saving tips

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.
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What travel writers say

Often said to be Germany’s answer to Milan, Düsseldorf is the fashion capital of the nation. While it might appear to be posh, modern and a little closed to outsiders, when you look under the surface you’ll discover its great art scene as well as a pumping nightlife. The Düsseldorf Altstadt (old town) is even nicknamed “the longest bar in the world” because the historic, central district has over 300 bars and nightclubs concentrated in a small area!
BS
Brooke Saward
Hello! My name is Brooke. I’m originally from Australia but have long had an ongoing desire to travel the world and share my stories with others.
The Dusseldorf Christmas Market is one of the most wide-spread Christmas Markest in Germany. Not only is Dusseldorf located near other Northern cities and their German Christmas Markets, but it also spread out all across Dusseldorf so there is no shortage of things to see. On Flinger Strasse, there are huts modeled after the historical Dusseldorf houses. Then, over on Schadowstrasse, visitors can snack to their heart’s content. Over on Konigsalle, the market has added a 1700 square-meter ice-rink! Everywhere you go in Dusseldorf, there is Christmas fun to be had.
T&V
Terrence & Victoria
Hi! We are Victoria and Terrence, a traveling couple on a mission to inspire others to see the world!
The city is packed full of green spaces. And I can tell you that visiting Dusseldorf was a welcome reprieve from the sometimes claustrophobic nature of living in London! Although the population of the city hovers around 600,000, parts of Dusseldorf such as the Old Town and even some of the park spaces made the city feel a lot friendlier and smaller.
SN
Sophie Nadeau
Bonjour! For the past seven years, I've been writing about the weird and wonderful on this travel and culture blog, with a particular focus on history, hidden gems, and offbeat adventures in Europe and beyond.

Top 20 Cities near Dusseldorf

  1. 479.5 km / 297.9 miles away
  2. Munich Car Rentals from $40.11 per day
    489.0 km / 303.8 miles away
  3. Hamburg Car Rentals from $43.19 per day
    339.4 km / 210.9 miles away
  4. Frankfurt Car Rentals from $43.18 per day
    179.8 km / 111.7 miles away
  5. Cologne Car Rentals from $40.81 per day
    36.6 km / 22.8 miles away
  6. Stuttgart Car Rentals from $42.49 per day
    324.4 km / 201.6 miles away
  7. Hannover Car Rentals from $42.32 per day
    243.7 km / 151.4 miles away
  8. Dresden Car Rentals from $44.93 per day
    486.3 km / 302.2 miles away
  9. Nurnberg Car Rentals from $44.66 per day
    372.5 km / 231.5 miles away
  10. Leipzig Car Rentals from $38.18 per day
    382.9 km / 237.9 miles away
  11. Mannheim Car Rentals from $35.94 per day
    231.9 km / 144.1 miles away
  12. Dortmund Car Rentals from $39.43 per day
    58.9 km / 36.6 miles away
  13. Bremen Car Rentals from $39.51 per day
    245.6 km / 152.6 miles away
  14. Augsburg Car Rentals from $38.82 per day
    436.7 km / 271.3 miles away
  15. 148.5 km / 92.3 miles away
  16. Mainz Car Rentals from $34.64 per day
    171.9 km / 106.8 miles away
  17. Baden-Baden Car Rentals from $40.63 per day
    292.5 km / 181.7 miles away
  18. 61.6 km / 38.3 miles away
  19. 100.8 km / 62.6 miles away
  20. Freiburg Car Rentals from $43.14 per day
    369.8 km / 229.8 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Dusseldorf

  1. 5.7 km / 3.5 miles away
  2. 31.5 km / 19.6 miles away
  3. 35.0 km / 21.7 miles away
  4. Cologne South Car Rentals from $41.70 per day
    39.6 km / 24.6 miles away
  5. 50.5 km / 31.4 miles away
  6. 57.5 km / 35.7 miles away
  7. 59.8 km / 37.1 miles away
  8. Dortmund Airport Car Rentals from $55.59 per day
    68.1 km / 42.3 miles away
  9. 118.9 km / 73.9 miles away
  10. 148.5 km / 92.3 miles away
  11. Frankfurt West Car Rentals from $43.18 per day
    179.8 km / 111.7 miles away
  12. 185.3 km / 115.1 miles away
  13. 185.7 km / 115.4 miles away
  14. 186.6 km / 116.0 miles away
  15. 188.8 km / 117.3 miles away
  16. Offenbach West Car Rentals from $37.39 per day
    191.1 km / 118.7 miles away
  17. Hannover Airport Car Rentals from $42.32 per day
    243.7 km / 151.4 miles away
  18. Bremen Airport Car Rentals from $45.69 per day
    244.7 km / 152.0 miles away
  19. Bremen Strom Car Rentals from $39.51 per day
    245.6 km / 152.6 miles away
  20. Brunswick North Car Rentals from $55.24 per day
    285.1 km / 177.2 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
$59.04
January
$98.10
February
$47.47
March
$77.05
April
$43.74
May
$72.50
June
$65.95
July
$100.82
August
$27.06
September
$34.60
October
$50.27
November
$50.27
December
The best month to rent a car in Dusseldorf is September (when prices for an Economy class start from $27.06). This is 55% cheaper than the yearly average and 73% cheaper than renting in August (when rental prices start at $100.82 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 December, the average rental period is 3 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
3
December

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

The most popular month for renting a car in Dusseldorf is July, and the least popular is January.
Popularity of Car Rental in Dusseldorf by Monthly Searches
77%
January
88%
February
86%
March
91%
April
108%
May
96%
June
122%
July
117%
August
93%
September
108%
October
109%
November
104%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Global Rent A Car Hyundai i20 5 2 Small cars
Enterprise Volkswagen Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Global Rent A Car Opel Crossland 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Volkswagen Golf 5 4 Medium cars
Global Rent A Car Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Enterprise Volkswagen Golf 5 3 Medium cars
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Keddy Mercedes Benz A Class 4 2 Medium cars
Global Rent A Car Opel Astra 5 2 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.

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.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
SIXT
9.05 / 10
Lowest rated company
Interrent
7.86 / 10
Total number of reviews
3
Total rental companies
15
Average daily price
$35.80
Lowest daily price
$17.98
Total cars available
619

Top 15 Suppliers in Dusseldorf in 2023

SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9.1 / 29 reviews
+498966060060
Terminal Ring 1, Zentralgeb. 40474 Düsseldorf
$51 - $162
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9 / 56 reviews
+4902119843000
Dusseldorf International Airport, Terminal-Ring 1, 40474 Dгsseldorf
$44 - $113
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.9 / 58 reviews
02115637460
Hoherweg, 105
$39 - $154
Keddy
Keddy
Excellent 8.8 / 24 reviews
+49211942380
Flughafenstrasse - Arrival Hall
$47 - $139
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
National
National
Excellent 8.8 / 5 reviews
+4902119843000
Düsseldorf International Airport, Terminal-Ring 1, 40474 Düsseldorf
$51 - $177
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.7 / 7 reviews
+490211411083
Flughafenstrasse 120, Flughafen Düsseldorf, Terminal B, 40474 Düsseldorf
$48 - $69
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:08:00-17:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
WheeGo
WheeGo
Excellent 8.6 / 3 reviews
+4915165016684
Wiesenstraße 66A, 40549 Düsseldorf, Germany
$31 - $79
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:07:30-12:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Excellent 8.6 / 19 reviews
+4921141604440
Zentralgebaude, Terminal Ring 1
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:30
Tue:08:00-16:30
Wed:08:00-16:30
Thu:08:00-16:30
Fri:08:00-16:30
Sat:09:00-14:00
Sun:09:00-14:00
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Excellent 8.6 / 25 reviews
+49211942380
Flughafenstrasse - Arrival Hall
$42 - $175
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
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5 / 6 reviews
+4969710445596
Flughafen DusseldorfFlughafenstrasse
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:07:30-19:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5 / 4 reviews
+492114216747 / +492114216748
Flughafen, Flughafenstrase, 40474 Dusseldorf, Germany
$57 - $113
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:00
Tue:06:00-23:00
Wed:06:00-23:00
Thu:06:00-23:00
Fri:06:00-23:00
Sat:07:30-19:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.4 / 1 reviews
+490211357025
Immermannstrasse 65, Dusseldorf
$48 - $65
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:07:30-12:00
Sun:10:00-11:00
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.4 / 2 reviews
+49211411083
ARRIVALS HALL IN TERMINAL
$48 - $48
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:08:00-17:00
Sun:07:00-23:00
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.4 / 7 reviews
+49211173810
BISMARCKSTRASSE 95
$56 - $228
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:10:00-15:00
Sun:10:00-15:00
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.9 / 5 reviews
+4921141604440
Zentralgebaude, Terminal Ring 1
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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