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Car Rental in Hannover

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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Hannover Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$29.70 / per day
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Hannover Airport Car Rental
Mini
Kia Picanto or similar
Kia Picanto
  • 4
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$29.92 / per day
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Hannover Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 4
  • 1
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$30.32 / per day
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Hannover Airport Car Rental
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 2
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$30.53 / per day
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Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Hannover Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4x
  • 1x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$31.50 / per day
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Hannover Airport Car Rental
Economy
VW Polo or similar
VW Polo
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Avis
$32.13 / per day
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Hannover Airport Car Rental
Mini
Toyota Aygo or similar
Toyota Aygo
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$32.67 / per day
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Hannover Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus or similar
Ford Focus
  • 5x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • A/C
  • Man.
Budget
$33.00 / per day
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The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 11:36 on 2020-10-19. 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
$36.61 / 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%

Why rent a car in Hannover?

Hanover is a great city to visit. Although it might lack the grandeur of Hamburg or the historic appeal of some of the other nearby cities, the city’s quality museums, vast green spaces, and classy architecture still give a traveler plenty to enjoy. After seeing Hanover, you can drive to explore the rest of Northern Germany or pop over the border to the Netherlands.

Hannover Car Rental

One-Way Car Rentals in Hannover

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

  • From Hannover to Munich - 116 offers from US$ 31.68 per day
  • From Hannover to Bielefeld - 85 offers from US$ 38.14 per day
  • From Hannover to Osnabrück - 85 offers from US$ 38.14 per day
  • From Hannover to Hamburg - 152 offers from US$ 37.40 per day

Top ways to enter Hannover

  • Hanover Airport: The largest airport in Lower Saxony, Hanover-Langenhagen handled 6.3 million travelers in 2018. The airport is a hub for low-cost and leisure airlines like Eurowings and Condor and is also served by around 30 other airlines. Located 20km (12.5 miles) north of Hanover, the airport can be reached in about 20 minutes.
  • Bremen Airport: Serving the large city of the same name, Bremen Airport handled about 2.5 million travelers in 2018. The airport serves plenty of destinations across Europe, as well as some in the Middle East and North Africa. Located 130km (81 miles) northwest of Hanover, the airport can be reached in about 90 minutes.
  • Hamburg Airport: The fifth-busiest in the country, Hamburg Airport handled 17 million travelers in 2018. The airport has flights by more than 60 airlines, including low-cost carriers like Ryanair and Wizz Air. Located 180km (112 miles) north of Hanover, Hamburg Airport can be reached in two hours.
  • Berlin Tegel Airport: The primary airport serving Germany’s capital, Tegel handled 22 million travelers in 2018. The airport is a large hub for the low-cost carrier easyJet and also has flights by around 40 other airlines. Located 280km (174 miles) east of Hanover, Berlin-Tegel can be reached in about three hours. Flying to Berlin’s other international airport, Schonefeld, can also be a convenient way to travel to Hannover.
  • Frankfurt Airport: The busiest in the country and fourth-busiest in all of Europe, Frankfurt Airport was served by nearly 70 million travelers in 2018. The airport is a large hub for Lufthansa and has flights by tens of other airlines which provide connections with all of the inhabited continents of the world. Located 355km (220 miles) southwest of Hanover, Frankfurt Airport can be reached in about four hours.

Useful city facts

  • Located near the North Sea coast, Hanover has an oceanic climate with warm summers and cool winters. The average high temperature is 24°C  (74°F) in July, the warmest month (although individual summer days get significantly hotter), and 4°C  (39°F) in January, the coldest. The level of precipitation is quite even throughout the year, with a slight increase every August.
  • Founded during Medieval times, Hanover received city rights in the 13th century. Over the following centuries, the city was part of a number of different principalities and polities, including the Electorate of Hanover and the Kingdom of Hanover, of which it was the capital. As it was part of the Kingdom of Hanover, it later became part of Germany after World War One along with the rest of the kingdom.

Top destinations and activities

  • Herrenhausen Gardens. Herrenhausen is not only one of the symbols of Hanover, but also one of the nicest public green areas in northern Germany. Created in the 17th century by the order of the King of Hanover, the gardens were made to resemble those of Versailles in France. Tourists can also visit the Herrenhausen Palace which was bombed in World War Two but was impressively renovated over the last decades.
  • The History Museum. There’s a lot of royal history in Hanover, but it can be equally interesting to find out how the common people lived in the area over the centuries. The museum features a lot of interesting exhibitions about local traditions, architecture, and most the professions characteristic to the region; of course, the local aristocrats are not completely forgotten, either.
  • Hanover Tramway Museum. Perhaps more so than in any other European country, trams hold a special place in the hearts of urban Germans - for decades, it was the main mode of transportation for thousands of city dwellers all over the country (in Hanover, the tram system was eventually replaced by a light rail network). The Tramway Museum honors this heritage and has plenty of interesting exhibits, from old-fashioned first trams to impressive low-floor, high-speed models.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limit is 50km/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 3km/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 110km/h (68 mph) for the left and 90km/h (56 mph) for the center lane. 
  • Because of the very high speeds used by some on the German autobahns, be extra careful when switching lanes.
  • Parking spaces in downtown Hanover 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. 
  • Proof of insurance and the car’s documentation need to be in it whenever you’re driving.
  • When 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 (about 225km or 140 mi northeast of Hanover) and the Warnow Tunnel in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern (about 340km or 210 mi northeast of Hanover). 

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

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Hildesheim. The small and picturesque city on the River Innerste has been inhabited since the days of the Holy Roman Empire and often brands itself as one of the oldest cities in the region. Travelers enjoy its architectural gems including, St. Mary’s Cathedral, the City Hall, and the Butchers’ Guild Hall as well as the Roemer and Pelizaeus, one of the oldest museums in Germany. Located 35km (21 miles) south of Hanover, Hildesheim can be reached in about 35 minutes.
  • Wolfsburg. Known as the headquarters of Volkswagen and the location of the world’s biggest car plant, Wolfsburg is sometimes thought of as business-like, industrial, and not very exciting. Those who give this old city a chance, however, will be rewarded with the beautiful Wolfsburg Castle, a tour of the VW factory, the Phaeno Science Center, and an impressive planetarium. Located just 90km (54 miles) east of Hanover, Wolfsburg can be reached in one hour and is definitely worth a shot.
  • Bremen. A city that retains its independent Hanseatic title to this day, Bremen is proud in spirit and rich in culture. Visitors enjoy the famous statues of the Town Musicians of Bremen and Roland, the impressive Rathaus or town hall, and beautiful Art Nouveau architecture. Located 135km (84 miles) northwest of Hanover, Bremen takes about 90 minutes to reach.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Hannover is the Volkswagen Golf, although many travelers also go for the Ford Ka and the Toyota Aygo. The most popular rental car types are compact, economy, and mini.

Further destinations

  • Berlin. Divided for almost 30 years and now united again for about the same time, it’s the unique blend of East and West that gives the city its unique character and continues to influence Berlin’s culture, way of life, and even cuisine. There are plenty of important sites (think Checkpoint Charlie and the remains of The Wall) for history buffs to enjoy, but with a dynamic arts, science, and technology scene, Berlin is a city that looks simultaneously towards the past and the future. Located 285km (177 miles) east of Hanover, Berlin can be reached in about three hours.
  • Hamburg. The country’s second city, although unmistakably German, has a lot in common with places in Scandinavia. Its Hanseatic past; maritime heritage; classy, yet austere architecture; and frequent sea breeze make it one of its own kind. Creative and freethinking districts like St. Pauli and Altona mean there’s fun to be had, too. Located 160km (100 miles) north of Hanover, Hamburg takes two hours to reach.
  • The Netherlands. Much of the land of tulips and windmills has literally been reclaimed from the sea and is a fascinating place to visit. One of the most densely populated countries in Europe, it is home to an array of unique cities (not just Amsterdam and the Hague, but also places like Maastricht and Utrecht), and there’s even enough space left for protected areas like Hoge Veluwe National Park and the gardens of Keukenhof. Amsterdam is about 375km (233 miles) west of Hanover and can be reached in about four hours. To make this trip, you’ll have to cross the border between Germany and the Netherlands and although no physical border checks are in place, you should still ask your rental car provider if they permit it. 

Car Rental Prices in Hannover

  • Station wagons - from $58 per day
  • Large cars - from $53 per day
  • Medium cars - from $46 per day
  • People Carriers/Vans - from $78 per day
  • Premium cars - from $82 per day
  • Small cars - from $37 per day
  • SUVs - from $57 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

Get a great rental car in Hannover by following this advice:

  • 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 Hannover is the cheapest in December when renting a car is about 60% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 85% than renting a car in September. Come to Germany for your winter vacation!

Top 20 Cities near Hannover

  1. Berlin Car Rentals from $34.06 per day
    256.4 km / 159.3 miles away
  2. Munich Car Rentals from $27.56 per day
    484.4 km / 301.0 miles away
  3. Frankfurt Car Rentals from $30.48 per day
    271.1 km / 168.4 miles away
  4. Dusseldorf Car Rentals from $28.73 per day
    236.7 km / 147.1 miles away
  5. Hamburg Car Rentals from $45.50 per day
    135.6 km / 84.3 miles away
  6. Cologne Car Rentals from $45.64 per day
    248.1 km / 154.1 miles away
  7. Stuttgart Car Rentals from $31.70 per day
    397.8 km / 247.2 miles away
  8. Nurnberg Car Rentals from $28.70 per day
    329.6 km / 204.8 miles away
  9. Dortmund Car Rentals from $28.77 per day
    173.4 km / 107.7 miles away
  10. Mannheim Car Rentals from $45.50 per day
    330.8 km / 205.5 miles away
  11. Bremen Car Rentals from $43.46 per day
    104.1 km / 64.7 miles away
  12. Weeze Car Rentals from $41.39 per day
    261.1 km / 162.2 miles away
  13. Leipzig Car Rentals from $28.90 per day
    198.1 km / 123.1 miles away
  14. Memmingen Car Rentals from $39.42 per day
    485.5 km / 301.7 miles away
  15. Dresden Car Rentals from $28.90 per day
    306.9 km / 190.7 miles away
  16. Friedrichshafen Car Rentals from $39.42 per day
    519.7 km / 322.9 miles away
  17. Flensburg Car Rentals from $25.53 per day
    271.1 km / 168.4 miles away
  18. Baden-Baden Car Rentals from $39.85 per day
    413.5 km / 257.0 miles away
  19. Essen Car Rentals from $25.11 per day
    212.1 km / 131.8 miles away
  20. 318.0 km / 197.6 miles away

Top 19 Locations near Hannover

  1. Hannover Airport Car Rentals from $29.70 per day
    14.2 km / 8.8 miles away
  2. Downtown Car Rentals from $34.06 per day
    88.6 km / 55.1 miles away
  3. Bremen Airport Car Rentals from $28.64 per day
    102.2 km / 63.5 miles away
  4. 112.6 km / 70.0 miles away
  5. Downtown Car Rentals from $26.09 per day
    134.9 km / 83.8 miles away
  6. 135.6 km / 84.3 miles away
  7. 143.1 km / 88.9 miles away
  8. Hamburg Airport Car Rentals from $26.80 per day
    144.1 km / 89.5 miles away
  9. Downtown Car Rentals from $27.57 per day
    152.3 km / 94.6 miles away
  10. Dortmund Airport Car Rentals from $28.77 per day
    173.4 km / 107.7 miles away
  11. 198.1 km / 123.1 miles away
  12. Downtown Car Rentals from $30.83 per day
    198.2 km / 123.2 miles away
  13. Downtown Car Rentals from $25.11 per day
    212.1 km / 131.8 miles away
  14. 236.7 km / 147.1 miles away
  15. Downtown Car Rentals from $26.51 per day
    238.6 km / 148.3 miles away
  16. 239.1 km / 148.6 miles away
  17. 240.3 km / 149.3 miles away
  18. Berlin Steglitz Car Rentals from $29.35 per day
    242.6 km / 150.7 miles away
  19. 242.9 km / 151.0 miles away

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

Car rental prices in Hannover 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 Hannover
$38.25
January
$55.45
February
$71.79
March
$195.94
April
$56.88
May
$78.85
June
$33.54
July
$41.84
August
$258.52
September
$77.67
October
$57.67
November
$32.36
December
The best month to rent a car in Hannover is December (when prices for an Economy class start from $32.36). This is 61% cheaper than the yearly average and 87% cheaper than renting in September (when rental prices start at $258.52 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Hannover?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in January, travelers rent a car for an average of 6 days in September, the average rental period is 3 days.
Average Rental Length in Hannover
6
January
6
February
6
March
5
April
6
May
5
June
6
July
5
August
3
September
5
October
6
November
6
December

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

While travelers visit Hannover year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is December, and the least popular is April.
Popularity of Car Rental in Hannover by Monthly Searches
83%
January
306%
February
221%
March
2%
April
2%
May
2%
June
2%
July
2%
August
71%
September
80%
October
35%
November
395%
December

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Enterprise Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Keddy VW Polo 4 2 Small cars
Alamo Opel Corsa 4 1 Small cars
Alamo VW Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Enterprise Ford S-Max 4 2 People Carriers/Vans
Enterprise BMW 3 Series STW 5 2 Station wagons
Enterprise VW Passat 5 2 Large cars
Alamo Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs
Enterprise VW Passat 5 2 Large cars
Enterprise Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs

Top 12 Suppliers in Hannover in 2020

Keddy
Keddy
Exceptional 9.2
+49511726110
FLUGHAFENSTRASSE 4
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:08:00-23:00
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
+49051186677510
Flughafenstrasse 4, 30855 Langenhagen, Germany
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9
+49051186677510
Hannover Airport, Flughafenstraße 4, 30855 Langenhagen
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8
+498966060060
Georgstr. 50
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
05116406060
KIRCHHORSTER STR. 33,
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.5
+49511726110
FLUGHAFENSTRASSE 4
Working hours
Mon:07:45-23:00
Tue:07:45-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:08:00-23:00
Sun:09:00-23:00
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
+4905119733996
Flughafen Hannover Flughafenstrasse 4
Working hours
Mon:08:00-23:00
Tue:08:00-23:00
Wed:08:00-23:00
Thu:08:00-23:00
Fri:08:00-23:00
Sat:10:00-15:00
Sun:10:00-15:00
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
+4969710445596
Flughafen HannoverFlughafenstr 4
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:10:00-15:00
Sun:10:00-15:00
Alamo
Alamo
Excellent 8.5
051186677510
Enterprise Rent A Car
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:08:00-22:30
Sun:08:00-22:30
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Very good 7.8
+4951184864910
Heuerstr. 5
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-11:00
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+4951184864910
Heuerstr. 5
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-11:00
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
+4951184864910
Heuerstrase 5, 30519 Hannover
Working hours
Mon:08:00-16:00
Tue:08:00-16:00
Wed:08:00-16:00
Thu:08:00-16:00
Fri:08:00-16:00
Sat:08:00-11:00
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