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Car Rental in Frankfurt

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Downtown Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • Man.
Interrent
$28.11 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Skoda Fabia or similar
Skoda Fabia
  • 4
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$28.58 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Skoda Fabia or similar
Skoda Fabia
  • 5
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Interrent
$28.79 / per day
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Downtown Car Rental
Economy
Renault Clio or similar
Renault Clio
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$29.63 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Frankfurt Airport Car Rental
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$30.72 / per day
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Frankfurt Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 2x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$31.35 / per day
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Frankfurt Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$31.86 / per day
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Frankfurt Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • Man.
Global Rent a Car
$31.91 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 17:22 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
5 days
Economy car rental price
$35.52 / 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
9.2

Why rent a car in Frankfurt?

Frankfurt is an interesting place to explore. Often underrated as a travel destination, it offers an exciting mix of urban diversity, large green areas, and world-class museums. Getting a rental car is the best way to get around the city, as well as to travel to other destinations in Germany and neighboring countries.

Frankfurt Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Frankfurt

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

  • From Frankfurt to Munich - 221 offers from US$ 30.97 per day
  • From Frankfurt to Bologna - 48 offers from US$ 76.47 per day
  • From Frankfurt to Berlin - 381 offers from US$ 30.97 per day
  • From Frankfurt to Hamburg - 173 offers from US$ 30.97 per day
  • From Frankfurt to Warsaw - 46 offers from US$ 112.05 per day

Top ways to enter Frankfurt

  • Frankfurt Airport. The largest airport in Germany and one of the busiest in Europe, Frankfurt Airport is projected, for the first time in its history, to serve more than 70 million passengers in 2019. The airport is located southwest of the city.
  • Hahn Airport. Despite being 120 km (75 mi) west of Frankfurt, this small airport is sometimes also called Frankfurt-Hahn. Served by a number of low-cost airlines, it can sometimes be a cheaper alternative to get to or from Frankfurt.
  • Cologne-Bonn Airport. Serving not one, but two large Western German cities, Cologne-Bonn Airport sees more than 12 million travelers every year. The airport is located about two hours drive northwest of Frankfurt.
  • By rail. If you arrive in Frankfurt by train, you can also conveniently pick up your rental car at Frankfurt Central Station.

Useful city facts

  • Thanks to the influence of the nearby North Sea, Frankfurt has an oceanic climate. Summers are quite warm and can even get very hot in July and August, while winters are cold with occasional snowfall. The precipitation is relatively even throughout the year.
  • Although a large commercial and industrial center whose skyline is dotted with skyscrapers, Frankfurt is also a very green metropolis. It is home to many beautiful parks, but the most interesting natural areas to explore are Frankfurter Stadwald, the largest urban forest in Germany, as well as two botanical gardens, the Palm Garden and the Botanical Garden of the Goethe University, that are home to many unique local and foreign plants and trees.
  • Frankfurt is also a culinary destination. Some of the many local specialties include Apfelwein, or apple wine; Grüne Soße, or green sauce; and many types of German wursts, or sausages.

Top destinations and activities

  • Frankfurter Dom. The main cathedral of Frankfurt, and one of the most famous in Germany, witnessed the coronation of the Emperors of the Holy Roman Empire. Although its political influence has waned, the Gothic building has lost none of its architectural charm. Observe it from below, but also climb its impressive towers - the views from the top will be worth it. 
  • Römerberg. The old center of Frankfurt is without a doubt its most picturesque area - if you’ve ever seen a postcard of the city, it probably showed Römerberg. Park your rental car nearby and go for a long walk, visit the neighborhood’s many landmarks and also pay a visit to one of the local restaurants.
  • Museum of Modern Art. Designed to resemble a large boat, this impressive museum houses many interesting contemporary artworks, both from German artists and world-famous icons like Andy Warhol. Pay a visit to its website before visiting in person as there are always new exhibits next to the permanent collections.

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.
  • Parking spaces in downtown Frankfurt can be very limited. It is often a better idea to use a Parkhaus, a paid parking garage.
  • Many parking spaces are only available for the local inhabitants of the city. These are indicated by a sign that says "Parkausweis Nr.X" (with X being replaced by a number). If you park in these spaces, you risk receiving a fine.
  • 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 licence ban. 
  • The insurance and car documentation needs to be in the car whenever you’re driving.
  • 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 fee. 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 Frankfurt.

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

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Oberursel. This small medieval town is famous for its picturesque architecture but also offers things like a historic marketplace or the nearby Opel Zoo, where you can see exotic animals such as giraffes, rhinos and zebras. Located just a 20 minute drive north of Frankfurt, Oberursel is probably your best bet for escaping the hustle and bustle of the big city.
  • Heidelberg. Famous for its high-class universities and impressive buildings from different historical periods, Heidelberg somehow feels more cozy, grand, and authentic than most other German cities at the same time. What makes it really great is that it’s just an hour’s drive south of Frankfurt.
  • Feldberg mountain. The highest mountain in Germany outside of the Alps, the Feldberg is about a three-and-a-half hour drive from Frankfurt. The long road is well worth it not only for the impressive summit itself, but for the many winter sports opportunities it provides and the beautiful Black Forest that surrounds it.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Frankfurt is the VW Polo, although many travelers also go for the Toyota Aygo or the Opel Corsa. The most popular rental car type is a compact, followed by economy and mini.

Further destinations

  • Brussels. The capital of Belgium and the European Union is not all just government and politics, it is also a vibrant and fascinating metropolis. From medieval and classical architecture to fascinating museums and distinct local neighborhoods, it’s a place that can be explored for days. From Frankfurt, it can be reached in less than four hours. Before driving to Brussels, make sure that your car rental provider permits it. 
  • Cologne. One of the most famous historic cities of Germany, Cologne still has something of an old time grandeur about it. Ruled by Romans, Franks, and others, its heritage can be observed in its beautiful cathedrals and other buildings. Cologne is about a two hour drive northwest of Frankfurt.
  • Luxembourg. Despite being very sparsely populated, this small country that’s squeezed between Belgium, Germany, and France has a lot of beautiful natural areas you’ll be hard pressed to find elsewhere in the region. Its local culinary specialties shouldn’t be overlooked too. From Frankfurt, you can reach it in just two hours and 30 minutes. Before you go to Luxembourg, ask your rental car provider if they permit it.

Car Rental Prices in Frankfurt

  • Station wagons - from $55 per day
  • Large cars - from $52 per day
  • Medium cars - from $47 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $68 per day
  • Premium cars - from $70 per day
  • Small cars - from $40 per day
  • SUVs - from $61 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Follow these tricks to get a cheap rental car in Frankfurt:

  • 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 Frankfurt is the cheapest in October, when renting a car is about 25% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 50% cheaper than renting a car in April. Come visit Germany in autumn!

Top 20 Cities near Frankfurt

  1. Berlin Car Rentals from $27.73 per day
    435.9 km / 270.8 miles away
  2. Munich Car Rentals from $27.47 per day
    300.2 km / 186.5 miles away
  3. Dusseldorf Car Rentals from $43.81 per day
    181.3 km / 112.6 miles away
  4. Hamburg Car Rentals from $45.86 per day
    404.8 km / 251.5 miles away
  5. Stuttgart Car Rentals from $31.96 per day
    145.8 km / 90.6 miles away
  6. Cologne Car Rentals from $28.22 per day
    149.9 km / 93.1 miles away
  7. Nurnberg Car Rentals from $31.14 per day
    193.6 km / 120.3 miles away
  8. Dortmund Car Rentals from $29.00 per day
    178.3 km / 110.8 miles away
  9. Mannheim Car Rentals from $45.86 per day
    61.6 km / 38.3 miles away
  10. Hannover Car Rentals from $29.94 per day
    282.1 km / 175.3 miles away
  11. Bremen Car Rentals from $43.81 per day
    340.3 km / 211.5 miles away
  12. Weeze Car Rentals from $41.72 per day
    243.2 km / 151.1 miles away
  13. Leipzig Car Rentals from $29.13 per day
    303.6 km / 188.7 miles away
  14. Memmingen Car Rentals from $39.74 per day
    258.0 km / 160.3 miles away
  15. Dresden Car Rentals from $25.36 per day
    384.0 km / 238.6 miles away
  16. Flensburg Car Rentals from $25.73 per day
    531.0 km / 329.9 miles away
  17. Baden-Baden Car Rentals from $40.17 per day
    142.7 km / 88.7 miles away
  18. Friedrichshafen Car Rentals from $39.74 per day
    271.3 km / 168.6 miles away
  19. 91.9 km / 57.1 miles away
  20. Essen Car Rentals from $25.31 per day
    192.2 km / 119.4 miles away

Top 20 Locations near Frankfurt

  1. 12.3 km / 7.7 miles away
  2. 71.3 km / 44.3 miles away
  3. 101.4 km / 63.0 miles away
  4. 136.7 km / 84.9 miles away
  5. 151.9 km / 94.4 miles away
  6. 152.2 km / 94.6 miles away
  7. 153.5 km / 95.4 miles away
  8. 162.7 km / 101.1 miles away
  9. 167.7 km / 104.2 miles away
  10. Dortmund Airport Car Rentals from $29.00 per day
    173.4 km / 107.8 miles away
  11. 180.8 km / 112.3 miles away
  12. Nurnberg Airport Car Rentals from $28.93 per day
    186.3 km / 115.7 miles away
  13. 187.4 km / 116.4 miles away
  14. 188.7 km / 117.2 miles away
  15. 235.6 km / 146.4 miles away
  16. 242.8 km / 150.9 miles away
  17. 262.0 km / 162.8 miles away
  18. Hannover Airport Car Rentals from $29.94 per day
    271.3 km / 168.6 miles away
  19. 277.8 km / 172.6 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Frankfurt 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 Frankfurt
$57.01
January
$58.83
February
$77.72
March
$62.68
April
$53.35
May
$69.64
June
$50.18
July
$68.40
August
$65.16
September
$47.89
October
$64.20
November
$78.39
December
The best month to rent a car in Frankfurt is October (when prices for an Economy class start from $47.89). This is 24% cheaper than the yearly average and 39% cheaper than renting in December (when rental prices start at $78.39 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Frankfurt?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in June, travelers rent a car for an average of 23 days in December, the average rental period is 5 days.
Average Rental Length in Frankfurt
8
January
7
February
7
March
8
April
16
May
23
June
8
July
9
August
7
September
6
October
6
November
5
December

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

While travelers visit Frankfurt year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is December, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Frankfurt by Monthly Searches
68%
January
299%
February
312%
March
2%
April
2%
May
2%
June
2%
July
2%
August
64%
September
67%
October
33%
November
348%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Alamo Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Renault Clio 4 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Ford Focus 5d 5 2 Medium cars
Alamo Opel Corsa 4 1 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
Europcar VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Buchbinder VW Polo 3 1 Small cars
Global Rent a Car Ford Focus 4 2 Medium cars

Our Customers Reviews

United Kingdom
Fiat 500
March 4, 2020
Everything was nice relaxing and beautiful as well no rush , less traffic and quite roads over the weekend.
United Kingdom
VW Polo
August 28, 2019
Frankfurt is a lovely city. Used car to travel around Germany visiting Baden Baden, Munich and Wurzburg... Fabulous country to visit and tour round
United Kingdom
Ford Focus STW
July 11, 2019
A really good set up with all the car rental pick up spots in one undercover place. Had a bit of difficulty finding a fuel station to refill at the end of the rental, because the nearest fuel station was out of action due to road alterations, and a second one which showed up on the nav wasn't actually there! I wasn't the only driver having the same problem because there was a line of other rental car drivers frantically resetting their navs.
United Kingdom
Opel Astra
October 22, 2018
From Frankfurt we drove to Heidelberg which is a beautiful city with lots of history and nature.

Top 12 Suppliers in Frankfurt in 2020

Keddy
Keddy
Exceptional 9.2
+4969697970
AIRPORT CITY MALL, BEREICH A
Working hours
Mon:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Tue:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Wed:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Thu:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Fri:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Sat:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
Sun:00:00-00:30; 06:00-23:59
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+4906969715290
Terminal 1+2, Mietwagenzentrum, 60549 Frankfurt am Main
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9
+4906969715290
Mietwagenzentrum, 60549 Frankfurt am Main
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8
+498966060060
Hugo-Eckener-Ring Mietwagenz, 60549 Frankfurt am Main
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
+4906969715290
Mietwagenzentrum, 60549 Frankfurt am Main
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.5
+4969697970
AIRPORT CITY MALL, BEREICH A
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+496543508075
Flughafen Frankfurt Terminal 1+2, Hugo-Eckener-Ring, 60549 Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+4969710445596
Flughafen Frankfurt, Term. 1+2Hugo Eckner Ring
Working hours
Mon:07:00-21:00
Tue:07:00-21:00
Wed:07:00-21:00
Thu:07:00-21:00
Fri:07:00-21:00
Sat:08:00-21:00
Sun:08:00-21:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
06969715290
Enterprise Rent A Car
Working hours
Mon:06:30-23:00
Tue:06:30-23:00
Wed:06:30-23:00
Thu:06:30-23:00
Fri:06:30-23:00
Sat:06:30-23:00
Sun:06:30-23:00
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Very good 7.8
+496965007120
Frankfurt Airport, Terminal 2, 60549 Frankfurt am Main
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+496965007120
60549 Frankfurt am Main, Frankfurt Airport FRA, Terminal 2, Germany
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+496965007120
Terminal 2, Car Rental Area ,Gate 3, Level 2 (Arrival) 60549 Frankfurt
Working hours
Mon:06:00-23:59
Tue:06:00-23:59
Wed:06:00-23:59
Thu:06:00-23:59
Fri:06:00-23:59
Sat:06:00-23:59
Sun:06:00-23:59
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