Car Hire in Germany

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Cheapest Car Hire Rates

Cologne Bonn Airport
Mini
Fiat Panda or comparable
Fiat Panda
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
WheeGo
£12.53 per day
Hamburg Airport
Economy
Peugeot 108 or comparable
Peugeot 108
  • 4
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Ok Mobility
£13.01 per day
Bremen Überseestadt
Compact
Opel Astra or comparable
Opel Astra
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
£17.55 per day
City Centre
Economy Elite
Opel Corsa or comparable
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Thrifty
£19.64 per day

Most Popular Car Hire Deals

City Centre
Full-size
Polestar 2 or comparable
Polestar 2
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Dollar
£20.08 per day
City Centre
Intermediate Commercial Van/Truck
Volkswagen Caddy or comparable
Volkswagen Caddy
  • 2
  • 5
  • 4
  • Man.
Enterprise
£20.62 per day
Dresden Airport
Intermediate Elite
Audi Q3 or comparable
Audi Q3
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Keddy
£27.44 per day
Munich Central Railway Station
Standard
Volkswagen Passat or comparable
Volkswagen Passat
  • 5
  • 3
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
£27.57 per day
These prices are approximate and depend on the dates of the booking, hire length and type of car. This information was last updated at 07:40 on 2024-07-13.

Travel Information

Languages
German, Russian, Turkish, Polish
Currency
EUR
Drive on
Right-hand side
Dialing code
+49
Average car hire price
£20 per day
Average car hire length
5 days
Speed limit within city centre
50 km/h or 31 mph
Speed limit out of city centre
100 km/h or 62 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%
Score
9.3 / 10
Average petrol price
£1.47 per litre or £5.58 per gallon
Lowest petrol price
£1.44 per litre or £5.45 per gallon
Highest petrol price
£1.60 per litre or £6.05 per gallon

One-way Car Hire in Germany

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

  • From Germany to Poland - 1,225 offers from £60.48 per day
  • From Germany to Italy - 534 offers from £41.57 per day
  • From Germany to Switzerland - 293 offers from £52.46 per day
  • From Germany to Austria - 681 offers from £40.71 per day
  • From Germany to Hungary - 316 offers from £43.82 per day

Map of Car Hire Destinations

In which month is car hire in Germany the most affordable?

Prices for hiring a car in Germany fluctuate depending on the time of year. This table and graph can help you find the best bargain.
Average price for hiring a car per day in Germany
£36.42
January
£34.98
February
£37.50
March
£33.53
April
£36.44
May
£41.38
June
£44.24
July
£43.00
August
£44.06
September
£35.14
October
£34.73
November
£41.95
December
The best month to hire a car in Germany is April — when the average price for a hire is £33.53 per day. This is 13% less than the yearly average and 24% less than hiring a car in July (when the average price is £44.24 per day).

This information can help you determine the low season. But note that these prices are only averages. The cost of your hire is determined by the type of car you select, the length of time you hire it for and how much in advance you book. Simply type in your dates in the form at the top of the page in order to find out the exact prices.

How many days do people keep their hire cars, on average, 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 7 days. They tend to keep them for a shorter time in January — an average of 5 days.
Average number of hire days in Germany
5
January
5
February
5
March
5
April
5
May
6
June
7
July
7
August
6
September
5
October
5
November
6
December

Which month is most favoured for hiring a car in Germany?

Given the number of customers searching for a car in Germany, August is the most popular, while March is the month that sees the lowest demand.
Monthly Car Hire Searches in Germany Compared to the Yearly Average
99%
January
86%
February
76%
March
84%
April
100%
May
109%
June
123%
July
126%
August
112%
September
105%
October
79%
November
102%
December

Car hire information

Car hire locations 682
Airport locations 31
Popular suppliers Enterprise, WheeGo, Ok Mobility, Alamo, Keddy
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Large cars
Lowest price £13 per day
Cheapest supplier WheeGo

Most popular car models of suppliers

Hire Agency Model Doors Luggage Type
Enterprise Fiat Ducato Cargo 4 13 Large cars
WheeGo Skoda Fabia 3 2 Small cars
WheeGo Fiat Panda 3 2 Small cars
Ok Mobility Audi Q2 5 2 SUVs
Ok Mobility Volkswagen Polo 5 2 Small cars
WheeGo Hyundai i30 5 2 Medium cars
Enterprise Nissan Qashqai 5 2 SUVs
WheeGo Skoda Kamiq 5 2 SUVs
Enterprise Toyota Aygo 3 2 Small cars
Enterprise Volkswagen Golf 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 the 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.

United Kingdom
Audi Q2
26 May 2024
Car was perfect for navigating the smaller roads and village lanes of the Bavarian Alps
United Kingdom
Cupra Born
13 April 2024
Keddy are excellent everytime!
United Kingdom
Nissan Qashqai
17 February 2024
I was in business trip, all went well, thank you for asking.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen T-Roc
22 October 2023
Walks in the nature. Beautiful nature.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
3 September 2023
Great countryside, wonderful food, no issues with the car.
United Kingdom
Peugeot 3008
2 September 2023
Touring the Bavarian mountains and lakes
customer photo
United Kingdom
Skoda Kamiq
19 August 2023
Europa park was excellent
United Kingdom
Peugeot 108
16 August 2023
Small car, easy to park and in a good condition car. I only use it to visit places no sport activities.
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Golf
16 August 2023
We were in Germany for the Old Timer GP, and saw lots of different cities whilst there
United Kingdom
Volkswagen Polo
15 May 2023
Travelling around the county side
United Kingdom
Mercedes Benz A Class
18 April 2023
Visited Nurburgring, went up Drachenfels railway at Koenigswinter and saw spring blossom in Bonn all in one easy trip
United Kingdom
Peugeot 3008
11 April 2023
We drove to the Zugspitze and to Neuschwanstein, they are lovely places to visit and very easy to reach using the hire car.
United Kingdom
Audi Q2
11 February 2023
Skiing in Austria
United Kingdom
VW Polo
25 September 2022
The Rheinland Pfalz area of Germany only receives very few UK tourists and they are missing a lovely part of Germany with glorious wine and many vineyards also operating family run hotels, this being the kind of hotel we stayed in. The area also offers many different restaurants in small villages
United Kingdom
Opel Zafira
22 February 2022
Liked the ease of travelling around Austria and the lovely mountains.
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Car Hire Statistics

Highest-rated company
National
8.7 / 10
)
Lowest-rated company
GreenMotion
5.9 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
146
Total rental companies
18
Average daily price
£19.81
Lowest daily price
£12.53
Total cars available
86213

Top 18 suppliers in Germany in 2024

National
National
Very good 8.7 / 113 reviews
31 locations
£27 - £368
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8.6 / 781 reviews
32 locations
£22 - £363
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.5 / 1,151 reviews
219 locations
£20 - £436
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.4 / 690 reviews
201 locations
£17 - £150
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8.4 / 92 reviews
73 locations
£18 - £1,005
Ok Mobility
Ok Mobility
Very good 8.3 / 2,011 reviews
3 locations
£13 - £85
Avis
Avis
Very good 8.2 / 80 reviews
270 locations
£24 - £1,348
Starcar
Starcar
Very good 8.2 / 32 reviews
105 locations
£22 - £217
SIXT
SIXT
Very good 8.1 / 557 reviews
307 locations
£16 - £263
Budget
Budget
Very good 8.1 / 83 reviews
189 locations
£21 - £262
Europcar
Europcar
Very good 8 / 394 reviews
237 locations
£22 - £186
Thrifty
Thrifty
Very good 8 / 74 reviews
92 locations
£17 - £1,005
WheeGo
WheeGo
Good 7.9 / 550 reviews
17 locations
£13 - £3,688
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Good 7.9 / 381 reviews
264 locations
£17 - £108
Dollar
Dollar
Good 7.9 / 126 reviews
77 locations
£17 - £111
Flizzr
Flizzr
Good 7.8 / 5 reviews
74 locations
£22 - £137
Flex To Go
Flex To Go
Good 7.7 / 347 reviews
5 locations
£13 - £327
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Poor 5.9 / 57 reviews
5 locations
£22 - £119
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