Germany car rentals

Germany car rentals

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Cheap car rentals in Germany

$14/dayMini2 Adults, 2 Bags
$15/dayEconomy2 Adults, 2 Bags
$17/dayCompact4 Adults, 2 Bags
$17/dayEconomy Special2 Adults, 2 Bags
$18/dayCompact station wagon4 Adults, 2 Bags
$18/dayCompact Special4 Adults, 2 Bags
$19/dayIntermediate5 Adults, 3 Bags
$20/dayBox truck5 Adults, 3 Bags
$20/dayCommercial5 Adults, 3 Bags
$20/daySupplier Choice5 Adults, 5 Bags
$20/dayIntermediate station wagon5 Adults, 3 Bags
$20/dayCompact SUV4 Adults, 2 Bags
$20/daySUV4 Adults, 2 Bags
$22/dayStandard5 Adults, 3 Bags
$22/dayIntermediate SUV5 Adults, 3 Bags
$22/dayStandard SUV5 Adults, 3 Bags
$24/dayIntermediate Special5 Adults, 3 Bags
$24/dayPassenger Van5 Adults, 3 Bags
$24/dayStandard station wagon5 Adults, 3 Bags
$26/dayFull-size5 Adults, 2 Bags
$26/dayFull-size station wagon5 Adults, 2 Bags
$29/dayConvertible4 Adults, 2 Bags
$31/dayPremium5 Adults, 5 Bags
$32/dayLuxury5 Adults, 5 Bags
$37/dayVan5 Adults, 2 Bags
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Car rental directory

  • Sunnycars car rental locations in Germany

    325 Locations

  • Sixt car rental locations in Germany

    144 Locations

  • keddy by Europcar car rental locations in Germany

    124 Locations

  • Europcar car rental locations in Germany

    103 Locations

  • Hertz car rental locations in Germany

    79 Locations

  • Avis car rental locations in Germany

    63 Locations

  • FLIZZR car rental locations in Germany

    63 Locations

  • Enterprise car rental locations in Germany

    59 Locations

  • Thrifty car rental locations in Germany

    57 Locations

  • Budget car rental locations in Germany

    55 Locations

  • Dollar car rental locations in Germany

    54 Locations

  • INTERRENT car rental locations in Germany

    49 Locations

Top tips for renting a car in Germany

If you want to explore some of Germany’s neighboring countries like Austria, you can cross the border with your rental car. Depending on your rental company and from which city or airport you want to travel, crossing the border can be free or might cost up to €24 ($27) per day; the price will likely increase if you are traveling to a non-EU country. If you plan to cross over to Poland, you will have to check that your car model is accepted, as certain models are forbidden.

If you are bringing children to Germany, you will need to follow the child car seat laws. Children below 1.5 m (4 ft 10 in) in height are required to travel in a car seat in the rear of the car, unless they are babies, who may sit in the front seat facing backwards. You may rent a car seat from your car rental company for around €15 ($17) a day.

The best way to discover the country is to rent a car in Germany. If you are planning a road trip, consider taking the 600 km (370 mi) "Germany Fairy Tale Road" from Hanau to Baunatal, where the Brothers Grimm stories took inspiration. Renting a sedan model will provide you with the most comfort for long journeys and is ideal for those with a lot of luggage.

If you plan to drive in some of Germany’s major cities, you will notice environmental "green zones" (or "umweltzonen"), which means that cars need to have a special sticker ("umweltplakette") for entry. These cost €6 ($6.79), and you will be fined without one.

FAQs about renting a car in Germany

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Germany?

    On average a rental car in Germany costs $46 per day.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Germany?

    Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Germany.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Germany?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Hertz ($16/day), Enterprise ($19/day) and Sixt ($20/day).

  • What is the best rental car company in Germany?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car rental companies in Germany are 1stchoice Rentals LLC (10.0, 1 reviews), A1 Rent A Car Hawaii (10.0, 1 reviews), and Movil Renta (10.0, 1 reviews).

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Germany?

    Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • Where should I rent a car in Germany?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to rent a car in Germany are Munich (33% of total searches of users looking to rent a car in Germany), Frankfurt am Main (28%) and Berlin (17%).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Germany?

    On average a rental car in Germany costs $253 per week ($36 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Germany?

    On average a rental car in Germany costs $1085 per month ($36 per day).

  • What is driving like in Germany?

    You will need to remember to drive on the right-hand side of the road when you rent a car in Germany. The roads are very well maintained and the highways are clearly signposted, allowing traffic to flow smoothly. When you see blue highway signs, you will be driving on an Autobahn that consists of three lanes. When at a junction, you must give priority to those on the right. You must also always carry a warning triangle and add headlamp beam deflectors to your car. The only toll roads that you will encounter are at the Warnow and Herrem Tunnels.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Germany?

    If you plan to rent a car in Germany, the minimum age for drivers is 21 years. You will need to provide a valid driver’s license and passport. If a driver is under the age of 23, there is also a young driver surcharge. For non-European drivers, your license will be accepted only if you have been in the EU for less than six months and have no visas.

  • How are gas prices in Germany?

    When you rent a car in Germany, you will find that the average price of gas in Germany is considerably higher, at €1.53 ($1.72) per liter (around $6.31 per gallon). You will find plenty of 24h gas stations along most major roads, offering both self- and full-service; plus, they will accept credit cards.

  • What are the speed limits in Germany?

    When you drive in Germany, you need to be aware that each road has its own speed restriction. On most Autobahns, there are no maximum speed limits, although the recommended top speed is 130 km/h (80 mph). In rural areas the speed limit is 100 km/h (62 mph) while in urban areas the limit decreases to 50 km/h (31 mph).

Car rental locations in Germany

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The rates displayed include all taxes and fees for car rentals for the class listed and were found by KAYAK users in the last hours. Rentals are subject to change and may not be available on all car rentals listed or dates of travel. Some car rental providers charge additional fees for other services (gps, infant car seats, etc.). Please check the car rental providers' sites.