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Cologne Rental Car Mini Guide

Once you have picked up your Rhino rental car it is worth knowing that you need to put a low emissions sticker on the hire car in Cologne. Roads you will use which go through Cologne include the Autobahns A1, A4, A3, A57, A555. 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.
 
The main terminal is Cologne Bonn Airport, with 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. Rental cars are available from all these locations, and you may wish to investigate one way Car Hire as an option.

Cheapest car hire in Cologne

Opel Adam

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 33.35 EUR/day
Opel Adam

7 Days rental at 233.50 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Ford Fiesta

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 35.44 EUR/day
Ford Fiesta

7 Days rental at 248.10 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Fiat 500

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 38.00 EUR/day
Fiat 500

7 Days rental at 266.04 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 38.01 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 266.12 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 38.02 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 266.20 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Hyundai i20

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.78 EUR/day
Hyundai i20

7 Days rental at 271.48 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 38.79 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 271.56 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Opel Corsa

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 38.80 EUR/day
Opel Corsa

7 Days rental at 271.64 EUR from 21/11/2022

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes

Toyota Aygo

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 38.97 EUR/day
Toyota Aygo

7 Days rental at 272.85 EUR from 21/11/2022

  1 |
  Manual |
  Yes
  • Cologne car hire special offers

    We currently have 2 special offers for car rental in Cologne including;

  • Free additional driver
    With this car you get 1 free additional driver available from BUCHBINDER, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, GLOBAL RENT A CAR, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR.
  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from BUCHBINDER, ENTERPRISE, EUROPCAR, GLOBAL RENT A CAR, KEDDY BY EUROPCAR.

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

8.0
No.1: SIXT,
based on 1507 reviews
86
78
76
77
82
18 min (average wait time)
7.5
No.3: ENTERPRISE,
based on 991 reviews
80
70
60
70
70
18 min (average wait time)
7.5
No.2: EUROPCAR,
based on 1205 reviews
80
70
60
70
80
13 min (average wait time)

Cologne car hire information

  • 8.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    SIXT Corporate
  • € 233.45
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 33.35
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 53
    Most Popular Type:
    Intermediate
  • 9
    Most popular model:
    Nissan Qashqai
  • 175
    Total Cars Available
     

Average prices per day for car hire in Cologne

ItemPercent
January€ 43
February€ 48
March€ 45
April€ 33
May€ 43
June€ 44
July€ 57
August€ 53
September€ 43
October€ 46
November€ 47
December€ 45
ItemPercent
January€ 37
February€ 45
March€ 40
April€ 27
May€ 37
June€ 36
July€ 49
August€ 46
September€ 37
October€ 40
November€ 41
December€ 41
ItemPercent
January€ 61
February€ 76
March€ 72
April€ 48
May€ 68
June€ 65
July€ 86
August€ 84
September€ 81
October€ 71
November€ 67
December€ 69
ItemPercent
January€ 57
February€ 59
March€ 54
April€ 45
May€ 54
June€ 56
July€ 65
August€ 62
September€ 55
October€ 55
November€ 56
December€ 61
ItemPercent
January€ 142
February€ 133
March€ 135
April€ 87
May€ 97
June€ 84
July€ 124
August€ 128
September€ 119
October€ 115
November€ 167
December€ 128
ItemPercent
January€ 35
February€ 42
March€ 37
April€ 26
May€ 37
June€ 35
July€ 46
August€ 44
September€ 36
October€ 38
November€ 41
December€ 40
ItemPercent
January€ 81
February€ 93
March€ 83
April€ 61
May€ 76
June€ 80
July€ 82
August€ 76
September€ 71
October€ 82
November€ 78
December€ 89
ItemPercent
January€ 43
February€ 77
March€ 59
April€ 20
May€ 47
June€ 39
July€ 61
August€ 56
September€ 46
October€ 51
November€ 49
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 €33.40 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €42.80 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €148.40 per day from AVIS for a Mercedes Vito Traveliner.

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 EUROPCAR, AVIS, ENTERPRISE, 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, SIXT Corporate has the highest customer rating for car hire in Cologne with a score of 8.0/10

with EUROPCAR Corporate rated second best with a score of 7.5/10

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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Cologne is €274.30 per week from THRIFTY.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Cologne?

The cheapest car hire company in Cologne is THRIFTY, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Opel Adam available from as little as €233.45 per week.

How much is fuel in Cologne?

You can expect to pay €1.993/ltr of petrol and €2.163/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 THRIFTY rates start from just €233.45 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €233.45 from THRIFTY 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 €233.80 per week with an average price of €299.60 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Cologne

Telephone numbers for 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

  • SIXT: Rated 8.0/10 from 430 reviews
  • EUROPCAR: Rated 7.5/10 from 229 reviews
  • Enterprise: Rated 7.5/10 from 142 reviews
  • Buchbinder (EP): Rated 7.4/10 from 44 reviews
  • Global Rent a car (EP): Rated 7.4/10 from 143 reviews
  • Keddy By Europcar (Corporate): Rated 7.3/10 from 30 reviews

Other car hire locations in Germany

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