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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Dusseldorf Airport Car Rental
Ford Fiesta or similar
Ford Fiesta
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
$29.05 per day
Dusseldorf Airport Car Rental
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
$33.60 per day
Dusseldorf Airport Car Rental
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
$38.97 per day
Dusseldorf Airport Car Rental
Intermediate SUV
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
$50.33 per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Dusseldorf Airport Car Rental
Volkswagen Passat or similar
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
$52.28 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Full-size SUV
Kia Sportage or similar
Kia Sportage
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
$64.43 / per day
Dusseldorf Airport Car Rental
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
$65.68 / per day
Dusseldorf Airport Car Rental
Audi A6 or similar
Audi A6
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
$84.96 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 15:27 on 2023-05-25. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.
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Travel Information

Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
Average car rental price
$52.41 / per day
Average car rental length
4 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
Average gasoline price
$2.14 per liter
Highest gasoline price
$2.36 per liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.83 per liter

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 $31.23 per day
  • From Dusseldorf to Cologne - 207 offers from $31.23 per day
  • From Dusseldorf to Munich - 48 offers from $41.16 per day
  • From Dusseldorf to Nurnberg - 152 offers from $38.14 per day
  • From Dusseldorf to Oldenburg - 36 offers from $35.35 per day

Top ways to enter Dusseldorf

  • Dusseldorf Airport: The third-busiest in Germany, the large and modern Flughafen Düsseldorf serves more than 16 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 25 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 mostly by the low-cost carrier Ryanair. In addition, Weeze Airport is also served by Corendon Airlines and Air Arabia Maroc (from March 2023) It hosts flights to and from Spain, Italy, Morocco, the United Kingdom, Turkey, Croatia, Greece, 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 2.5 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 23°C  (73°F) in July, the hottest month, and 5°C  (41°F) in January. 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. Taking the elevator up to the rhine tower (Rheinturm) is definitely worth it. From a height of 172.5 meters, you can enjoy an impressive view. There is also a restaurant at the top of the tower.
  • Benrath Palace and Park. An impressive palace, Schloss Benrath has been standing in 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.
  • North park. Dusseldorf Nordpark is one of the most beautiful green spaces in the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital. A visit in spring is particularly worthwhile. Then numerous flowers bloom in the park. During a walk, you can explore the different plants and fountains. The highlight is the Japanese garden in the back of the park. Admission is free. The Aquazoo Löbbecke (which has an entrance fee), with over 5,000 marine animals, is also integrated into the park.
  • Kings avenue (Königsallee). This well-known shopping street is located between Düsseldorf city center and the old town. It offers numerous shops of mostly high-priced luxury brands. There are also some good restaurants on the Kö, as it is known for short.
  • K20 and K21. The most worthwhile museums of Dusseldorf. The K21 is a museum for modern art, which is highly recommended. It offers a climbing area at the top level, which is called the orbit. This room installation is made of walkable steel nets. If you are interested in classical modern art, such as Paul Klee, you should not miss the K20 museum.
  • Brewhouses. In order to get to know the typical German, good middle-class cuisine, you should stop off at a brewery in Dusseldorf. Beer is brewed there. Classic dishes include pork knuckle with sauerkraut and mashed potatoes, knuckle of pork with red apple cabbage and boiled potatoes, "Sauerbraten Rheinische Art", and schnitzel with chips or fried potatoes. Füchschen, Himmel & Ähd, EigelStein and Zum Schiffchen are some great ones.

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 highways 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 and drivers under the age of 21. 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 day trips

  • 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.
  • Zons. You can explore this small medieval town between Dusseldorf and Cologne on your own or take a guided tour. The night watchman tours are particularly atmospheric here. Zons is located directly on the Rhine and offers several good restaurants.
  • North Duisburg Landscape Park. An approximately 180-hectare landscaped park with disused industrial plants, it belongs to the Ruhr area, which is known for its industrial culture. On the park grounds, there are, among other things, disused blast furnaces, which you can take a close look at. The landscape park is about 35 minutes by car from Dusseldorf.
  • Schloss Burg. Construction of this medieval castle in Solingen began in the year 1130. You can go up here by cable car or directly by car. The castle grounds are accessible free of charge. There is also a castle museum that has an entrance fee. The distance to Düsseldorf is just under an hour.
  • Muenster. This is one of the most beautiful cities in Germany. Its old town was rebuilt true to the original after being destroyed in World War II. St. Paul's Cathedral, St. Lamberti, Liebfrauen-Überwasser Church and Prinzipalmarkt, with the historic town hall, are particularly impressive to look at. Café 1648, with its inclusive concept and a fantastic view over Muenster, is a great place to grab some food. A trip on the solar ship across Lake Aasee and a visit to the LWL Natural History Museum are also worthwhile. The travel time between Muenster and Duesseldorf is approximately 1 hour and 45 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

  • Convertibles - from $64 per day
  • Station wagons - from $51 per day
  • Large cars - from $52 per day
  • Medium cars - from $34 per day
  • Vans - from $234 per day
  • Premium cars - from $73 per day
  • Small cars - from $29 per day
  • SUVs - from $45 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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Jenny and Christian Juraschek
Jenny and Christian are originally from Germany. They have been traveling the world together since 2017 and live in the Canary Islands for a few months a year. They are parents, German-speaking travel bloggers and nature lovers.

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!
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.
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.
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.

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

Car rental prices in Dusseldorf vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Dusseldorf
The cheapest month to rent a car in Dusseldorf is January (when prices average $53.80 per day). This is 26% cheaper than the yearly average and 45% cheaper than renting in June (when prices average $97.48).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Dusseldorf?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in August, the average renter keeps their car for 6 days, and in February, they keep their car for 4 days.
Average rental length in Dusseldorf

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

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Dusseldorf is May, and the least popular is August.
Monthly searches in Dusseldorf by pick-up date relative to the average

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 7
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Enterprise, Alamo, Keddy, SIXT, Global Rent A Car
Popular car categories Medium cars, Small cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $29 per day
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Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Enterprise Volkswagen Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Keddy Volkswagen Polo 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Volkswagen Golf 5 4 Medium cars
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Keddy Mercedes Benz A Class 4 2 Medium cars
Enterprise Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Keddy Skoda Kamiq 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Opel Corsa 5 1 Small cars
WheeGo Skoda Fabia 3 2 Small cars
Global Rent A Car Hyundai i20 5 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 car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

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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.

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Lowest rated company
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Top 15 Suppliers in Dusseldorf in 2023

Exceptional 9.1 / 77 reviews
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$42 - $92
Exceptional 9.1 / 70 reviews
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$41 - $80
Exceptional 9 / 34 reviews
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$56 - $166
Exceptional 9 / 7 reviews
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$48 - $116
Exceptional 9 / 12 reviews
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$48 - $524
Excellent 8.9 / 7 reviews
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$55 - $101
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Excellent 8.9 / 37 reviews
1 location
Excellent 8.8 / 7 reviews
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$52 - $79
Excellent 8.8 / 27 reviews
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Excellent 8.7 / 44 reviews
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$39 - $59
Excellent 8.6 / 4 reviews
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Excellent 8.6 / 12 reviews
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