|Car types||Compact, Compact SUV, Compact station wagon, Economy, Full-size, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Premium, Premium station wagon, Standard, Supplier choice|
|Popular agencies||Budget, Alamo, Europcar, Hertz, Avis|
|Compact station wagon||$32/day|
|Premium station wagon||$47/day|
When it comes to renting a car in Munich, you need to take advantage of the quality German vehicles on offer – try out a reliable BMW or Mercedes. Whether you want to venture onto Bavaria's open roads in a convertible or cruise around the city in a luxury SUV, a mid to full-size car is perfect for Munich’s well-managed roads.
Navigating Munich means abiding by the federally mandated speed limit of 31 mph. When you drive within the city’s limits, you must be careful to stick to the speed limit, as going over by 3 mph can already result in a speeding ticket. It’s best to slow down and obey the traffic laws, in the city center. If you want to go at a faster pace, then get on the surrounding autobahns, where the suggested speed limits are around 80 mph but drivers legally have the option of going as fast as 200 mph.
Munich offers visitors various types of parking. Depending on the areas you want to visit, there are parking zones with differing tariffs. You can park within the Altstadtring for up to two hours at €0.50 ($0.57) per 12 minutes. Parking outside this area is half the price or you can park all day for €6.00 ($6.80). On average, garages in the city center will cost from €3.00 – €4.00 ($3.40 - $4.54) per hour or €20.00 ($22.70) for the day. You can also find large parking lots on Adolf Kolping Strasse and Max Joseph Platz. It’s best to avoid parking in the Old Town as it’s full of one-way streets that offer little in the way of parking.
On average a rental car in Munich costs $60 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Munich found in the last 2 weeks is $20.
In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($28/day), Sixt ($29/day) and Europcar ($29/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Hertz Muenchen Airport Center Level 85356 (17 miles from city center).
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental company in Munich is Sixt (7.3, 78 reviews).
Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Munich. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.
The average gas price in Munich is $7.33 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $88 and $117, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Class Intermediate SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Munich.
Car rental companies onsite at Franz Josef Strauss airport include Sixt, Ok Mobility, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Avis, Hertz, Budget, keddy by Europcar, Dollar and Klaxo Rent a Car.
Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Franz Josef Strauss airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Europcar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Alamo, Avis, Hertz, Budget, keddy by Europcar, Dollar, and INTERRENT.
Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.
An Intermediate car rental in Munich costs $83 per day, on average.
An Economy car rental in Munich costs $59 per day, on average.
A Mini car rental in Munich costs $65 per day, on average.
In Munich, cars are most frequently rented at Hertz Muenchen Airport Center Level (17 miles from city center).
On average a rental car in Munich costs $421 per week ($60 per day).
On average a rental car in Munich costs $1,805 per month ($60 per day).
Most car rental providers in Munich offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Munich, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.
KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 37 car rental agencies in Munich.
Some car rental companies in Munich which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Alamo
Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).
KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Munich so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.
Because Germany is a member of the Schengen Area state, citizens of the United States do not need a visa to fly to Munich and stay for up to 90 days. However, travelers are required to present a valid U.S passport, proof of financial resources to support their stay and a return ticket.
If you did not prepay for your rental, you could modify or cancel your reservation without incurring any charges. However, depending on the Munich car rental company, you may receive a full refund but incur related cancellation fees for prepaid bookings that have been canceled less than 24 hours before your specified pick-up time. Always read the terms and conditions of service when booking a vehicle through KAYAK.
25 locations in Munich
Locations in Munich
8.0 Very good
6 locations in Munich
Cons:They gave me the wrong car, meaning a cheaper car then what I was being charged for. Had to complain twice to finally get some type of refund.
8.8 Very good
Pros:Good service and good car
Cons:Give detail briefing about car and how to drop off car
8.4 Very good
Pros:Everything was good as per my expectations.
Cons:The pickup/dropoff location is a bit far from the center.
Pros:clean car, good price, friendly service
Cons:rental location a little bit difficult to find
Pros:Vehicle worked well
Cons:Car dirty in & out; poor communication re: availability& pick up experience
9 locations in Munich
Locations in Munich
Pros:staff very polite
Cons:We booked a Mercedes Benz. I paid more to get a Mercedes and it was not available.
Cons:I paid over $100 over the listed price that I reserved it under. Came out to a total of around $250 for a one day rental which is completely unheard of.
Pros:Flexible in letting me drop off at two different spots with no charge. Very fairly priced
Pros:Easy to pick up and a nice vehicle was ready for us.
Pros:Pickup was fine and we were given an upgrade at no quoted increase in cost. Representative spoke English well.
Cons:I was charged $890 after I dropped off the car, almost three time what I had already pre-paid, with no explanation of what the charges were for. When I noticed the charge on my card within minutes, I immediately sent them an e-mail requesting justification for the charge. 9 days later, still silent
Pros:The car was good. We rented a van that seats 7 to have extra room for luggage. We were at the Munich Airport location.
Cons:Our travel plans were changed due to a flight cancellation, so we tried calling Avis and they were useless and rude. They told us the only option was to take a taxi to the original location and take our chances that they held the car. We did that and waited in the Avis line for 2.5 HOURS! The price ended up more than expected, wish we would have just flown and taken the train.
10 locations in Munich
Locations in Munich
Pros:The vehicle was fine - it was clean and in good shape. The drop-off process at the Munich airport was efficient.
Cons:The quoted price was about one-half of the actual price. The pickup process at the Munich airport is slow.
Pros:Staff friendly and helpfull.
Cons:Once you get there they charge you 33 euros more for a required insurance. Price is not what they show you.
Cons:Address on reservation didn’t match the actual location of drop off. Drop off was located almost three blocks in a different area and was extremely difficult to find as it’s all located around a very busy city and train station. We also didn’t have cell service so we couldn’t just look up a different address.
Pros:The car's navigation system turned out to be very helpful and the staff in both locations did their job rather well.
Cons:Long pickup wait at the Munich airport, limited choices, and difficult to find dropoff address at Geneva airport made the experience rather stressful.
Pros:I got the car I requested. European Ford, with manual shift, was fun to drive in Europe. I enjoyed it.
Cons:One minor detail. The driver seat was a bit too low, but I found how to fix that. then all was well.
10 locations in Munich