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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Dresden-Neustadt Station Car Rental
Mini
Hyundai i10 or similar
Hyundai i10
  • 4
  • 1
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
$20.88 / per day
Hamburg Airport Car Rental
Economy
Peugeot 108 or similar
Peugeot 108
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Mobility
$22.93 / per day
Hamburg Airport Car Rental
Compact
Hyundai i30 or similar
Hyundai i30
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
WheeGo
$28.19 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Standard
Volkswagen Passat STW or similar
Volkswagen Passat STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Buchbinder
$30.73 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Hamburg Eppendorf Car Rental
Intermediate SUV
Nissan Qashqai or similar
Nissan Qashqai
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Enterprise
$32.37 / per day
Downtown Car Rental
Economy Elite
Audi A1 or similar
Audi A1
  • 4
  • 1
  • 2
  • A/C
  • Man.
Europcar
$35.63 / per day
Munich Airport Car Rental
Compact Elite
Opel Astra or similar
Opel Astra
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$36.12 / per day
Munich Freiham Car Rental
Full-size
Mercedes Benz C Class STW or similar
Mercedes Benz C Class STW
  • 5
  • 3
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$39.59 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 11:59 on 2023-09-24. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Language
German,
Russian,
Turkish,
Polish
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Country code
+49
Average car rental price
$30.80 / per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mph
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Rating
9.6
Average gasoline price
$2.09 per liter
Highest gasoline price
$2.33 per liter
Lowest gasoline price
$1.84 per liter

Why rent a car in Germany?

Germany is a great place to travel around by car. Although the country is rather large, it boasts some of the best highways in the world, and the route between the north and the south or the east and the west can be done in a matter of hours. With beautiful cities and impressive nature areas, Germany is a place to discover.

If you want to know more about renting a car in Germany, don't miss our complete guide.

Germany Car Rental

One-way Car Rentals in Germany

Here are the most popular one-way rental options for pickup in Germany and drop off in another country:

  • From Germany to Poland - 1225 offers from $76.05 per day
  • From Germany to Italy - 534 offers from $52.27 per day
  • From Germany to Switzerland - 293 offers from $65.96 per day
  • From Germany to Austria - 681 offers from $51.19 per day
  • From Germany to Hungary - 316 offers from $55.10 per day

Top ways to enter Germany

  • Munich Airport: Serving the capital city of Bavaria, Munich Airport handled 31.6 million passengers in 2022. The airport is a large hub for Lufthansa, but also has flights by low-cost carriers like easyJet and Vueling. 
  • Berlin Brandenburg Airport: Opened in late 2020, Brandenburg Airport replaced both Tegel and Schoenefeld airports that served the German capital and the surrounding Brandenburg region.
  • Frankfurt Airport: The largest airport in the country and fourth-busiest in Europe, Frankfurt Airport handles flights to and from destinations all around the world. The airport offers access to much of central and western Germany.
  • Dusseldorf Airport. In the heart of North Rhine-Westphalia, Dusseldorf Airport is one of the most important airports in Germany. It connects the North Rhine-Westphalian state capital with destinations all over the world, but also with other domestic German airports.
  • Hamburg Airport: Serving Germany’s second-largest city, it is the main airport in the country’s north. The airport is popular with low-cost carriers like Eurowings, Ryanair, and Wizz Air.

Top cities and places to visit

  • Berlin: Germany's capital is one of Europe's most popular travel destinations thanks to its colorful neighborhoods, bustling arts scene, and free spirit.
  • Hamburg: Hamburg is popular with travelers both for its history as an important port city and its laidback lifestyle in areas like St. Pauli.
  • Bavaria: The region's main attraction is its grand capital, Munich, but you shouldn't overlook its national parks, stunning mountains, and cozy towns, either. Historic Augsburg should also not be missed. For nature lovers, the areas of Allgäu and Bodensee are worth a visit.
  • Leipzig: One of Germany's best kept secrets, during the last decade Leipzig has quickly become a cultural, arts, and science center.
  • Frankfurt: There's more to Frankfurt than just finance and business as the city is also famous for its museums, architecture, and Hessian cuisine.
  • Bonn: The capital of Germany between 1949 and 1990, Bonn is a smaller city with an abundance of cultural life.
  • Dresden: When you visit Dresden, you feel transported back to times long past. The old town was rebuilt true to the original after the destruction in World War II. On the other side of the river Elbe you will find modern, alternatively shaped districts.
  • Sylt: With miles of light sandy beaches awaiting you in the far north of Germany, the island of Sylt is a popular holiday destination for German tourists, especially in summer. Sylt can be reached by train, by ferry from Denmark and by car train from Niebüll, Germany.
  • Harz: The Harz Mountains, located in central Germany, are a picturesque and historical range of hills that offer a wide range of outdoor activities and cultural experiences. The Harz region is famous for its beautiful landscapes, dense forests, crystal-clear lakes, and charming towns, making it a popular destination for tourists and locals alike.

Most popular rental car

The most popular rental car in Germany is the Fiat 500, followed by the Hyundai i30 and the Opel Astra. The most popular rental car types are compact, mini, and economy. 

Driver's license requirements

  • Germany recognizes driver’s licenses from all the member states of the European Union (EU) and the European Economic Area (EEA) if they are valid, written in a Latin alphabet, and if you are in the country on a visit that’s shorter than one year. If you are a full-time resident of Germany, you need to acquire a German driver’s license.
  • If your driver’s license is printed in a non-Latin alphabet (Cyrillic, Arabic, etc.), you’ll need an International Driving Permit (IDP). 
  • Similarly, if your driver’s license doesn’t show your photograph, you might be required to have an IDP.
  • Even if you have an IDP, you also need to carry the driver’s license from your country as you might be required to present both.
  • You must carry your driver’s license, not a copy, with you at all times. 
  • Some rental car suppliers charge a young driver fee for drivers between the ages of 22 and 25 and a senior driver fee for drivers over the age of 65.
  • There may be additional requirements depending on the car supplier and category, so make sure to check the rental conditions before booking.

Crossing Borders

Germany shares a border with Denmark, Poland, Czech Republic, Austria, Switzerland, France, Luxembourg, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Germany is a member of the Schengen Area and so are all of its neighboring countries. If you’ll need a visa to enter the Schengen Area, the same will also permit you to enter any of the Germany’s neighboring countries.

Some car rental providers allow you to cross national borders and even drop off your car in a different country, while others don’t. If you’d like to cross a national border during your rental period, make sure to check the terms and conditions before booking a car. Learn more about cross-border rentals in our Help Center.

Top driving routes

  • Baltic Sea Coast. Mostly overlooked by foreign visitors, Germany’s Baltic Sea region is an interesting place to visit. The formerly East German region is known for its white-sand beaches and islands which are lovely to visit during the summer months, as well as the scenic Hanseatic cities of Rostock, Kiel, and Lubeck.
  • The Black Forest. An inspiration for many of the famous German fairy tales, the Schwarzwald is both a nature area and a cultural region. As fun to explore hiking as it is in a car, the region is home to some of the most scenic drives in Germany. Attractions include the distinct Black Forest farmhouses, the historic Maulbronn monastery, and plenty of serenity.  The most important city within the Black Forest is Freiburg.
  • Western Germany. Industrial and very densely populated, the west of Germany is another part of the country that’s perhaps under the radar of most foreign visitors. Those who do give it a chance will discover not just historic cities like Cologne and Trier, but also wineries, river valleys, and mines turned into heritage sites.
  • Bavaria. Start your route in Munich and explore some of the most beautiful regions in Germany. These include the Berchtesgaden National Park, Lake Chiemsee, Allgäu with the world-famous Neuschwanstein Castle and Lake Constance (Bodensee). In addition to Munich, the Bavarian cities of Würzburg, Nuremberg, and Rothenburg ob der Tauber are particularly worthwhile.
  • Central Germany: Travel from Dresden via the Harz Mountains to Cologne. In addition to visiting Dresden, a trip to Saxon Switzerland is also worthwhile at the beginning of this route. The Bastei is the most recommended sight here. There are also worthwhile hiking routes in this region. A stop in Leipzig is also worthwhile on the way to the Harz area. In addition to mountains, forests and stalactite caves, you can also explore disused mines in the Harz Mountains. On the way to Cologne, you can extend your route to other beautiful cities such as Münster and Dusseldorf.

Car Rental Prices

  • Convertibles - from $37 per day
  • Station wagons - from $26 per day
  • Large cars - from $30 per day
  • Medium cars - from $24 per day
  • Vans - from $62 per day
  • Premium cars - from $36 per day
  • Small cars - from $21 per day
  • SUVs - from $26 per day

How can I save money on my rental car?

You can do a number of things to get a good car rental deal in Germany:

  • Compare rates of different car providers
  • Book your rental car as early as possible
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Germany is the cheapest in October when renting an automobile is almost 30% cheaper than the yearly average.
This information was written, fact-checked, and/or translated by our content creators.

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Fact checked by
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.

Top 20 Most Popular Cities in Germany

  1. Car Rental in Munich from $30.48 per day
  2. Car Rental in Frankfurt from $27.93 per day
  3. Car Rental in Hamburg from $22.93 per day
  4. Car Rental in Berlin from $25.55 per day
  5. Car Rental in Dusseldorf from $38.97 per day
  6. Car Rental in Cologne from $28.54 per day
  7. Car Rental in Nurnberg from $27.70 per day
  8. Car Rental in Stuttgart from $34.73 per day
  9. Car Rental in Memmingen from $32.89 per day
  10. Car Rental in Mannheim from $37.54 per day
  11. Car Rental in Dortmund from $33.37 per day
  12. Car Rental in Hannover from $31.63 per day
  13. Car Rental in Baden-Baden from $37.26 per day
  14. Car Rental in Bremen from $30.74 per day
  15. Car Rental in Leipzig from $27.93 per day
  16. Car Rental in Dresden from $20.88 per day
  17. Car Rental in Essen from $35.94 per day
  18. Car Rental in Weeze from $71.54 per day
  19. Car Rental in Flensburg from $33.69 per day

Map of Car Rental Locations

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

The cost of renting a car in Germany varies by season. This graph compares prices from month to month in order to help you find the best time of year.
Average rental costs per day in Germany
$48.28
January
$50.11
February
$54.47
March
$53.97
April
$57.42
May
$58.57
June
$58.08
July
$54.22
August
$56.44
September
$64.83
October
$56.80
November
$60.21
December
The cheapest month of the year to rent a car in Germany is January — when rental costs average $48.28 per day. This is 14% cheaper than the yearly average and 26% cheaper than renting a car in October (when prices average $64.83 per day).

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 average rental length in Germany?

How long renters typically keep their vehicle sometimes varies depending on the time of year. Travelers tend to keep their rental cars longer in July — an average of 8 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in February — an average of 5 days.
Average number of rental days in Germany
6
January
5
February
5
March
5
April
6
May
7
June
8
July
7
August
6
September
6
October
5
November
7
December

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

Based on how many customers search for a car in Germany, the most popular month is July, while the least popular is November.
Monthly searches in Germany by pick-up date relative to the average
65%
January
77%
February
85%
March
98%
April
114%
May
138%
June
167%
July
154%
August
120%
September
60%
October
49%
November
72%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 616
Airport locations 32
Popular suppliers Ok Mobility, Enterprise, WheeGo, Keddy, Alamo
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price $21 per day
Cheapest supplier Keddy

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Ok Mobility Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Small cars
Enterprise Fiat Ducato Cargo 4 13 Large cars
WheeGo Skoda Fabia 3 2 Small cars
Ok Mobility Audi Q2 5 2 SUVs
Enterprise Volkswagen Caddy 4 5 Large cars
WheeGo Hyundai i30 5 2 Medium cars
Ok Mobility Volkswagen Golf 5 2 Medium cars
Ok Mobility Audi Q2 5 2 SUVs
Enterprise Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Ok Mobility Citroen C3 Aircross 5 1 SUVs

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.

Switzerland
Volkswagen Golf
September 4, 2023
Too many construction sites on the highway A1.
Canada
Hyundai Kona
August 19, 2023
Good great service
Turkey
Opel Corsa
August 12, 2023
Bad weather conditions
Portugal
Audi Q2
August 9, 2023
I came to Germany for a Sommercamp meditation retreat. Very special and amazing experience.
Poland
Skoda Scala
August 9, 2023
Smooth car
Israel
Peugeot 3008
July 23, 2023
We traveled all across Austria 🇦🇹 , our best experience was to drive the GROSSGLOCKNER road .. amazing
South Africa
Volkswagen Polo
July 12, 2023
Great. No real complains, maybe except the Navi let me down 2 or 3 times with incorrect directions....
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
July 2, 2023
We went to see the Berlin Wall and it was great to drive on the autobahn.
Australia
Mercedes Benz A Class
June 23, 2023
We drove from Berlin Alexanderplatz to Wendland (about 250 km NE), visiting Rundlingen (circular villages), and back via Potsdam (Sans Souci).
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
June 18, 2023
It was business and I needed a good value car
Canada
Ford Fiesta
June 14, 2023
Great trip to Dresden and Leipzig.
United States of America (USA)
Seat Leon
June 13, 2023
The German alps with a great drive.
South Africa
Peugeot 3008
June 13, 2023
Lovely trip to Fischland and Lubeck
Canada
Peugeot 208
May 25, 2023
We traveled mostly in Northern Germany and enjoyed visiting places like Scherwin, Lübeck and Hameln, and many other small towns along the Fairy Tale Road.
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
May 21, 2023
Trip was great - visited Dresden and Leipzig and really enjoyed what both cities had to offer.
Germany
Nissan Qashqai
May 15, 2023
We needed the car for our trip to a new region we haven't been to. Was an amazing trip, great journey, amazing landscape and many beautiful things to enjoy. The car took us everywhere and was easy.
Lithuania
Volkswagen Golf
May 15, 2023
Everything was easy, good staff, helpfull.
Canada
Peugeot 3008
May 14, 2023
Visited cousins
India
Volkswagen Polo
May 6, 2023
Visit to different places and drive was awesome
Greece
Skoda Kodiaq
April 21, 2023
Rent the car in Dusseldorf, traveled-stayed in the Netherlands... Nice and a smart combination!
United States of America (USA)
Volkswagen Polo
April 18, 2023
It was a business trip to Cologne. There are more international options flying into Frankfurt. The cost of the car, fuel and using a hotel out of town was far less expensive and more efficient than using a closer airports and using trains and taxis.
Israel
Ford Kuga
April 15, 2023
Keukenhof tulip show in Holand was amazing
United Kingdom
Nissan Qashqai
March 25, 2023
Visiting some old friends in various locations in Germany that I had not seen for a number of years.
Greece
Fiat 500
March 12, 2023
We had amazing time at Grűner Baum in Neckargerach with all the nature paths around it, ideal for e-biking & hiking.
Israel
Opel Insignia STW
February 6, 2023
great spots in Austria
Kuwait
Citroen DS7
January 28, 2023
Nature spots ( Black Forest - Garmisch partenkitchen - mummelsee) Sports - skigebiet Activities (road trip exploring Germany nature)
Singapore
BMW X5 Aut.
January 12, 2023
Enjoy every bit of my road trips and drive from activities and cafes and restaurants
Ireland
Opel Astra
January 3, 2023
Great skiing in Austrian Alps
Hong Kong
Peugeot Rifter
November 20, 2022
although the weather is mostly raining but the car performed well.
United States of America (USA)
Peugeot 3008
October 6, 2022
Oktoberfest, Passion Play in Oberammergau and Eagles Nest.
United States of America (USA)
VW Polo
September 12, 2022
I would certainly rent a car again. Just not from this company
United States of America (USA)
VW Polo
September 1, 2022
We visit King Ludwig Castles in Bavaria and had a great time at the Königssee
Canada
VW Polo
July 1, 2022
This trip was personal and any impressions would not be helpful.
Brazil
Opel Crossland
June 11, 2022
Amsterdam, Bruges, Brussels, Luxemburg. Very easy and reliable roads.
South Africa
Peugeot 108
May 21, 2022
Will do .
United States of America (USA)
Opel Zafira
March 1, 2022
Extremely small 7-seater. Would not call it a minivan. A little deceiving
Chile
Opel Insignia STW
January 10, 2022
In Berlin for very early dropping off the agency is closed then is necessary to remark the way for key drop off
Israel
Mercedes E Class
October 4, 2021
I received exactly the car I ordered. It is rare. I really enjoyed the car and the rental experience that went smoothly and without problems.
United States of America (USA)
Opel Crossland
September 5, 2021
The Europcar Berlin City location is convenient, modern and clean. Easily accessible by public transportation. The customer service reps were friendly.
Israel
VW Passat
July 8, 2021
Compared to other offers the company's offer was better and the company's reliability in my eyes in quite a few rentals I had through the company
France
VW Polo
September 7, 2020
A lot of roads were on work when I visited the city, which made the driving quite hard, but I appreciated very much visiting the region around Stuttgart, which is definitely worth to visit when coming to Germany. Konstanz and Sigmaringen were for example great places to visit.
Hungary
Opel Astra STW
July 13, 2020
easy to drive around , easy to park
Romania
VW Golf
March 2, 2020
i was in Tyrol(Austria)
United Kingdom
FORD S-MAX
January 24, 2019
Friendly staff.
United States of America (USA)
Skoda Fabia
October 2, 2018
Munich has great mass transit so staying in Munich only will rarely require a car but if you want to venture outside the city then a car is necessary.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
National
9.2 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Interrent
7.9 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
93
Total rental companies
18
Average daily price
$30.80
Lowest daily price
$20.88
Total cars available
22792

Top 18 Suppliers in Germany in 2023

National
National
Exceptional 9.2 / 66 reviews
27 locations
$48 - $304
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Exceptional 9.1 / 1423 reviews
3 locations
$23 - $386
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9.1 / 547 reviews
28 locations
$30 - $304
Enterprise
Enterprise
Exceptional 9 / 798 reviews
185 locations
$30 - $291
Keddy
Keddy
Exceptional 9 / 532 reviews
164 locations
$21 - $108
SIXT
SIXT
Exceptional 9 / 481 reviews
245 locations
$29 - $324
WheeGo
WheeGo
Exceptional 9 / 207 reviews
12 locations
$27 - $152
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Excellent 8.8 / 307 reviews
187 locations
$23 - $126
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.7 / 307 reviews
250 locations
$26 - $317
Hertz
Hertz
Excellent 8.7 / 63 reviews
79 locations
$28 - $448
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Excellent 8.6 / 316 reviews
80 locations
Dollar
Dollar
Excellent 8.6 / 58 reviews
12 locations
$32 - $89
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.6 / 52 reviews
206 locations
$31 - $325
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.6 / 47 reviews
265 locations
$30 - $332
Flex To Go
Flex To Go
Excellent 8.4 / 178 reviews
4 locations
$28 - $128
Thrifty
Thrifty
Excellent 8.4 / 32 reviews
15 locations
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.9 / 36 reviews
90 locations
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Very good 7.9 / 13 reviews
6 locations
$32 - $1159
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