Cheapest car hire in Germany

Top tips when hiring a car in Germany

  • Drive on the right-hand side of the road in Germany, speed limits are in Km/h
  • There are nearly 13,000Km of autobahn in Germany, approximately 75% of which have an advisory speed limit of 130Km/h, but no legal limit
  • Enterprise and Sixt are the joint highest rated car rental companies in Germany from over 11,000 reviews
  • Europcar have the most rental locations in Germany with over 25 outlets across the country

Germany car hire reviews

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Rated 3.8 / 5 | 1,800 reviews

Laws and rules of the road when driving in Germany

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    R

    Road Driving Side

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    50km/h

    Urban speed Limit

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    100km/h

    Rural Speed Limit

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    130km/h

    Motorway Speed Limit

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    EUR  1.30/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    EUR €

    Currency

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    YES

    Tolls

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    21

    Min Rental Age

    18

    Min Driving Age

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    Front and Rear

    Seatbelts

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    Fixed and Mobile

    Speed Cameras

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    Hands Free Only

    Mobile Phones

Recent customer reviews (average rating 8.1/10)

Mark

UK

8/10
We got a great

We got a great deal on car hire in Bremen with Rhino. Your prices were very cheap compared to Holiday Autos who we normally use, so very happy. Glad we found you on line and will look to use again. Well done on Award, I can see why you got it.

05/12/2019
Thomas

Germany

6/10
We needed a car

We needed a car from Dresden for a few days when on business trip to visit suppliers out of town. Car was ok, but did not have AC as standard?

29/10/2019
Mrs. Finnigan

Ireland

4/10
Staff at rental

Staff at rental desk were quite rude and not very helpful which is a shame as the actual rental car was OK.

03/11/2019

Compare car rental agents in Germany

Rental Agent
Locations
Rating (/10)
Customer Reviews
Mini (€/day)
Compact (€/day)
Intermediate (€/day)
Standard (€/day)
 Enterprise
151
8.2/10
66,351
€ 19.21
€ 22.03
€ 24.89
€ 25.87
 Sixt
283
8.1/10
83,696
€ 22.13
€ 25.56
€ 28.70
€ 31.99
 Keddy by europcar
87
8.0/10
15,230
€ 20.99
€ 23.06
€ 26.44
 Alamo
16
7.8/10
1,119
€ 20.13
€ 22.74
€ 25.27
€ 26.51
 Europcar
325
7.8/10
164,222
€ 20.34
€ 22.05
€ 26.45
€ 38.49
 Hertz
124
7.6/10
34,244
€ 24.66
€ 28.68
€ 29.12
€ 36.99
 Thrifty
40
7.6/10
7,826
€ 20.27
€ 22.80
€ 25.75
 Budget
184
7.4/10
42,739
€ 20.42
€ 23.53
€ 26.89
€ 36.77
 Avis
232
7.3/10
32,950
€ 24.71
€ 23.14
€ 25.28
€ 40.42
 Interrent
97
7.3/10
25,182
€ 21.26
€ 23.05
€ 25.41
 Global rent a car
102
7.2/10
54,172
€ 19.65
€ 22.19
€ 25.08
€ 25.43
 Buchbinder
111
7.0/10
17,928
€ 21.28
€ 23.07
€ 25.87
€ 29.22
 Dollar
10
6.5/10
594
€ 18.93
€ 21.72
€ 29.10

Car rental agent statistics in Germany

  • 9.5/10
    Highest rated agent:
    EUROPCAR
  • 3.7/10
    Lowest rated agent:
    DOLLAR
  • 546,253
    Total number of reviews in
    Germany
  • 314
    Most Locations in Germany:
    EUROPCAR
  • 16
    Average wait time
    (Min.)
  • 15
    Total rental companies
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Germany

*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices.

Fuel prices in Germany

Month, YearDiesel €/ltrUnleaded €/ltr
Jun , 2020 1.09 1.30
May , 2020 1.05 1.21
Apr , 2020 1.03 1.15
Mar , 2020 1.12 1.25
Feb , 2020 1.25 1.39
Jan , 2020 1.30 1.40
Dec , 2019 1.27 1.38
Nov , 2019 1.26 1.38
Oct , 2019 1.27 1.40
Sep , 2019 1.28 1.41
Aug , 2019 1.25 1.43
Jul , 2019 1.26 1.46

Car rental price statistics in Germany

  • € 132.51
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 438.26
    Highest daily price:
    Seat Alhambra
  • 30,788
    Total cars available
     
  • 1,657
    Most popular model:
    Volkswagen Golf
  • 254
    Location with most cars:
    Stuttgart - Airport
  • € 18.9 per day
    Cheapest daily price:
    DOLLAR - Hannover - Airport

FAQs about car hire in Germany

How much does it cost to hire a car in Germany?

Car hire in Germany starts from just €18.90 per day for a (economy) class car from Dollar. The average price to hire a car in Germany is just €46.00 per day, whilst the most expensive hire car in Germany is a Seat Alhambra car for a (fullsize) class from Avis costing €438.30 per day.

How do I get a free additional driver when hiring a car in Germany?

We often have special offers on car hire in Germany including free additional drivers, for example, Buchbinder is offering free additional driver and express check-in at Passau for €21.28 per day.

Why is car hire so cheap in Germany?

Car hire prices in Germany are kept low thanks to the 15 car hire companies across the country. With over 641 car hire locations and 179,118 car hire options available, competition keeps prices low in Germany.

Who is the best car hire company in Germany?

Based on over 546,253 reviews from recent car hire customers, the best car hire agency in Germany Is Europcar who score on average 7.8/10 across all locations in Germany.

What is the most popular car hire location in Germany?

The most popular locations to hire a car in Germany is Stuttgart - Airport with 14 car hire companies and 254 cars to choose from.

How much does fuel cost in Germany?

Current fuel prices in Germany are €1.3/ltr for petrol and €1.09/ltr for diesel as of 29 June 2020, it’ll cost on average €52 to fill an average compact class car with petrol and €44 for diesel.

What are the speed limits in Germany?

Speed limits in Germany are in km/h and are generally 50 km/h on urban roads, 100 km/h on rural roads and 130 km/h on the motorways but you should always follow local signage.

What is the cheapest car hire company in Germany?

Dollar is the cheapest car hire company in Germany offering a (economy) class car such as the Ford Fiesta for as little as €132.30 per week.

What is the most popular hire car in Germany?

The most popular car hire category in Germany is the Volkswagen Golf available from 9 car hire companies in over 589 locations.

Most popular locations to collect car hire in Germany

Germany Mini Guide

If you have never perceived Germany to be a holiday destination, then you will sure to be amazed to find just what Germany has to offer the visitor. Germany is the kind of travel destination which can be visited the whole year round, a great location for short breaks during the autumn and winter months, and longer stays during the summer. Its cities are famed for their beer festivals, lively local markets and impressive architecture.

Germany really has everything to offer from skiing in the Alps to luxury summer boating vacations on its waterways.  Stunning scenery can be found along the banks of the River Rhine and the River Moselle, with hidden villages tucked away in the hills just waiting to be found by those who are touring by car. Germany has a wide range of cultural influences and a long history, which can make it a stimulating and enthralling place to visit any time of the year.

Indeed, most people never realise just how truly diverse Germany can be, mountains to the south boast some of the best skiing in Europe, whilst in the north, clean and sandy beaches rival many of those found in more traditional European resort areas. The centre of Germany is a mixture of mountainous areas and forests and the modern attractions such as the adventure parks in the west are popular with families.

Although it must be said that it is the cities of Germany which are in many ways are its truly hidden treasure. Many German cities have undergone huge amounts of redevelopment whilst managing to maintain a sense of their original character along with many of the original buildings of note.

All locations to collect and return a rental car in Germany

  • Baden Airport
  • Baden-Baden
  • Berlin
  • Berlin Schoenefeld Airport
  • Berlin Tegel Airport
  • Bonn
  • Brandenburg Airport
  • Bremen
  • Bremen Airport
  • Cologne
  • Cologne Bonn Airport
  • Dortmund
  • Dortmund Airport
  • Dresden
  • Dresden Airport
  • Dusseldorf
  • Dusseldorf Airport
  • Dusseldorf Weeze Airport
  • Essen
  • Frankfurt
  • Frankfurt Airport
  • Friedrichshafen Airport
  • Hahn Airport
  • Hamburg
  • Hamburg Airport
  • Hannover
  • Hannover Airport
  • Leipzig Airport
  • Memmingen
  • Memmingen Airport
  • Munich
  • Munich Train Station
  • Munich Airport
  • Nuremberg Airport
  • Stuttgart
  • Stuttgart Airport

Why rent a car in Germany

Germany is a country that boasts beautiful countryside, bustling cities with stunning architecture, interesting medieval villages, castles and much more. With a hire car in Germany, you can explore as much as you want to and go where you want, when you want without having to plan your itinerary around bus and train timetables.

Germany is world leader in the premium car sector with brands like Audi, BMW and Mercedes revered in Germany and the world over. As such, models such as the Audi A6, BMW 3 Series and Mercedes E-Class are all available to rent in Germany.

Whether you need a hire car for a day or a month, hiring a car in Germany is a great way to explore beyond the confines of the city or getting from one to another as one-way car hire is easily arranged.

Useful links if renting a car in Germany

  • Automatic Car Hire Germany
  • 7&9 Seater Hire Germany
  • One-Way Car Hire Germany

Fuel Prices in Germany

  • Price of petrol in Germany in June

    € 1.30/Ltr

    ($ 1.59/Ltr | 1.30/Ltr)
  • Price of diesel in Germany in June

    € 1.09/Ltr

    ($ 1.33/Ltr | 1.09/Ltr)

Cost to fill a rental car in Germany in June

  Petrol Diesel
Economy € 52.00  ($ 63.68) | € 43.60  ($ 53.39)
Compact € 52.00  ($ 63.68) | € 43.60  ($ 53.39)
Full Size € 65.00  ($ 79.60) | € 54.50  ($ 66.74)
SUV € 78.00  ($ 95.52) | € 65.40  ($ 80.09)
Carrier € 91.00  ($ 111.44) | € 76.30  ($ 93.43)

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