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Cheapest car hire in Cologne


Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 37.12 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 259.86 EUR from 20/06/2022

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Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 37.13 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 259.94 EUR from 20/06/2022

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  Manual |

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 37.16 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 260.15 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.33 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 261.32 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 37.34 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 261.40 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |

Opel Corsa

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 37.89 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 265.24 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |

Renault Captur

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.74 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 299.21 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |

Renault Captur

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 42.75 EUR/day
Renault Captur

7 Days rental at 299.30 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |

Volkswagen Golf

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 43.38 EUR/day
Volkswagen Golf

7 Days rental at 303.72 EUR from 20/06/2022

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  Manual |

*daily rates in Cologne based on a 1 day rental (24hr period) and for guidance purposes only.

Useful to know about Cologne

  • Cologne is the 4th largest city in Germany.
  • The university is one of the oldest in Europe.
  • Cologne straddles the Rhine which regularly floods the city.
  • The city was once the Roman settlement of Colonia.
  • 95% of the population left the city towards the end of World War II.


Popular car hire destinations in Cologne

Best car rental companies in Cologne

based on 907 reviews
21 min (average wait time)
No.2: SIXT,
based on 1507 reviews
18 min (average wait time)
based on 53 reviews
12 min (average wait time)

Nearest car hire pickup locations in or near Cologne


Oskar-jäger-str. 115 , Köln


Josef-lammerting-allee 1, Koeln, 50933, Nw


Widdersdorfer Strasse 213, Koeln, 50825


Christophstrasse 26-28 *no Truck Return Possible*, Koeln, 50670


Marzellenstr. 13-17, Köln, 50668


Trankgasse 11 Im Hbf, Köln, 50667

Cologne car hire information

  • 8.2/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Enterprise Corporate
  • € 259.84
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 37.12
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 41
    Most Popular Type:
  • 7
    Most popular model:
    Toyota Proace
  • 124
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire in Cologne

January€ 43
February€ 48
March€ 45
April€ 33
May€ 43
June€ 44
July€ 52
August€ 48
September€ 34
October€ 33
November€ 46
December€ 45
January€ 37
February€ 45
March€ 40
April€ 27
May€ 37
June€ 36
July€ 45
August€ 42
September€ 28
October€ 28
November€ 38
December€ 41
January€ 61
February€ 76
March€ 72
April€ 48
May€ 68
June€ 65
July€ 74
August€ 83
September€ 67
October€ 66
November€ 64
December€ 69
January€ 57
February€ 59
March€ 54
April€ 45
May€ 54
June€ 56
July€ 59
August€ 58
September€ 43
October€ 43
November€ 50
December€ 61
January€ 142
February€ 133
March€ 135
April€ 87
May€ 97
June€ 84
July€ 124
August€ 128
September€ 119
October€ 115
November€ 167
December€ 128
January€ 35
February€ 42
March€ 37
April€ 26
May€ 37
June€ 35
July€ 41
August€ 39
September€ 27
October€ 28
November€ 39
December€ 40
January€ 81
February€ 93
March€ 83
April€ 61
May€ 76
June€ 80
July€ 81
August€ 75
September€ 65
October€ 64
November€ 67
December€ 89
January€ 43
February€ 77
March€ 59
April€ 20
May€ 47
June€ 39
July€ 50
August€ 48
September€ 37
October€ 43
November€ 42
December€ 58

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

FAQs about car hire in Cologne

How much does car hire in Cologne cost?

Car hire in Cologne costs as little as €37.10 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €50.70 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €151.20 per day from EUROPCAR for a Toyota Proace.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Cologne?

3 car hire brands have committed to maintaining sanitisation measures as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines in Cologne, including ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, AVIS, see the full list here.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Cologne?

None of the car hire companies in Cologne are currently offering sanitised cars as per WHO COVID-19 guidelines.

Who is the best car rental agent in Cologne?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Enterprise Corporate has the highest customer rating for car hire in Cologne with a score of 8.2/10

with SIXT Corporate rated second best with a score of 8.0/10


How much does it cost to hire a compact car in Cologne?

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Cologne is €299.21 per week from GLOBAL RENT A CAR.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Cologne?

The cheapest car hire company in Cologne is GLOBAL RENT A CAR, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Fiat 500 available from as little as €259.84 per week.

How much is fuel in Cologne?

You can expect to pay €2.004/ltr of petrol and €2.082/ltr of diesel in Cologne. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Cologne?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Cologne with leading car hire companies such as AVIS, BUCHBINDER, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, GLOBAL RENT A CAR, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR, THRIFTY as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Cologne?

We can arrange Compact, Compact Elite, Economy, Fullsize, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Mini, Premium and Standard class rental cars in Cologne.

How much does it cost to hire a convertible car in Cologne?

We don’t currently have any convertible cars to hire in Cologne, but we are working in it and please check dates for future rentals.
The price at the moment for a convertible rental car in Cologne is € per week from for a .

Do you have a discount code for car hire in Cologne?

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Cologne at the moment, however GLOBAL RENT A CAR rates start from just €259.84 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €259.84 from GLOBAL RENT A CAR in Cologne - North or any other rental agent, let us know and we’ll do our best to beat it.

How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Cologne?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Cologne is €259.70 per week with an average price of €354.90 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Cologne

Most popular car hire companies in Cologne

  • Avis (tel: 022127234730)
  • Europcar (tel: 49 221 9584410)
  • Enterprise (tel: 0221-546030)
  • Thrifty (tel: 0221 9498960)
  • Keddy by europcar (tel: 49 221 9584410)
  • Sixt (tel: +49-8966060060)
  • Buchbinder (tel: 49 02038 60510)
  • Global rent a car (tel: 49 02038 60510)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Cologne

  • Avis (Mathias Brueggen Str 61, Koeln, 50829)
  • Europcar (ROBERT-PERTHEL-STRASSE 28, KOELN, 50739)
  • Enterprise (JOSEF-LAMMERTING-ALLEE 1, KOELN, 50933, NW)
  • Thrifty (Robert Perthel Strasse 14-16, Cologne, 50739)
  • Keddy by europcar (ROBERT-PERTHEL-STRASSE 28, KOELN, 50739)
  • Sixt (Am Coloneum 1, Köln, 50829)

Car hire company ratings in Cologne

  • Enterprise: Rated 8.2/10 from 89 reviews
  • SIXT: Rated 8.0/10 from 430 reviews
  • EUROPCAR: Rated 7.7/10 from 132 reviews
  • Buchbinder (EP): Rated 7.7/10 from 52 reviews
  • Global Rent a car (EP): Rated 7.5/10 from 123 reviews
  • Keddy By Europcar (Corporate): Rated 7.2/10 from 6 reviews

Cologne Mini Guide

Cologne is a very welcoming city for tourists to travel to and its inhabitants pride themselves on speaking good English. The fourth largest of Germany’s cities, Cologne is recognised as a cultural capital and has many large festivals too. To get there you will fly into one of three airports. The main terminal is Cologne Bonn Airport, used by Germanwings and TUifly which both offer low cost flights from around europe like Gatwick, Stansted, Amsterdam, Madrid and Edinburgh. Cologne Bonn has a number of international and domestic flights as does another nearby airport, Frankfurt Rhein Main International Airport, which is the biggest in Germany. For intercontinental routes you can also go to and from Dusseldorf International Airport. Once you have picked up your Rhino rental car it is worth knowing that you need to put a low emissions sticker on the car in Cologne. Ask Rhino rental representatives more about this.

Cologne city

Roads you will use which go through Cologne include the Autobahns A1, A4, A3, A57, A555. However you may want to avoid driving in the city centre as a subway tunnel is being constructed and the resulting road works are very disruptive. Look out for Rhino hire cars at Cologne Airport as well, you would be surprised how affordable our cars are and we make sure that there are no airport surcharges to pay.

Times to avoid driving in Cologne city centre are during the winter festival and the Christopher Street Day gay pride festival. The former event is massive with about half a million people attending. The latter is twice the size and also has processions, though on Christopher Street Day one of the main spectacles is the candlelit vigil for HIV sufferers. If you have a family there are a couple of good places to take children in Cologne. The zoo is reasonably priced and contains an aquarium while another exciting place for youngsters is the Phantasia theme park with roller coaster rides and other attractions.

Cologne winter festival

When you have worked up a hunger there is another exciting place to go for a meal. The Unsictbar is a restaurant run by blind people. The food is served in the dark so that your sensory perception and taste are heightened, while also giving you an experience of what life is like for blind people. The restaurant at Stavenhof 5-7 is great fun and you will be looked after by a personal butler. If the weather is kind to you and you want to be outside try a Rhine River Cruise where you will get a guided tour of some fantastic landmarks and learn a bit about the history of this great river.

The highlight of Cologne must be the Shrine of the Magi in the immense cathedral. The triple gold sarcophagus is said to hold the bones of the three kings after they were brought back from Constantinople.

To see the city at its best, head out in your Cologne hire car down the road adjacent to the Rhine and look back at Cologne from just below the Deutz Bridge. From there the city looks especially magical at night. Finally, have your own view on the architecture of the Opera House – it’s not everyone’s cup of tea!
  • Cologne car hire special offers

    We currently have 1 special offers for car rental in Cologne including;

  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from AVIS, BUCHBINDER, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, GLOBAL RENT A CAR, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR.

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