Cheapest car hire in Essen

Intermediate

Skoda Octavia Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 39.30 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia Estate

7 Days rental at 275.12 EUR from April 20

  5 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Intermediate

Skoda Octavia Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 36.25 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia Estate

7 Days rental at 253.79 EUR from April 20

  5 |
  Manual |
  No
Compact

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 30.31 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 212.23 EUR from April 20

  3 |
  Automatic |
  No
Economy

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 25.17 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 176.24 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Intermediate Elite

Volkswagen Touran

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 39.42 EUR/day
Volkswagen Touran

7 Days rental at 275.95 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Compact

Ford Focus Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 33.10 EUR/day
Ford Focus Estate

7 Days rental at 231.72 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Standard Elite

Mercedes V Class

8 Adults, 5 Doors

From 113.11 EUR/day
Mercedes V Class

7 Days rental at 791.83 EUR from April 20

  3 |
  Automatic |
  Yes
Mini

Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 24.08 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 168.58 EUR from April 20

  2 |
  Manual |
  Yes
Intermediate

Nissan Qashqai

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 39.30 EUR/day
Nissan Qashqai

7 Days rental at 275.12 EUR from April 20

  4 |
  Automatic |
  Yes

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

Useful to know about Essen

  • Essen was the 2010 European Capital of Culture.
  • It’s a big city covering 143 square miles.
  • Essen is one of the warmest cities in Germany.
  • Human artefacts dating back over 250,000 years have been found nearby.
  • It’s home to the huge ThyssenKrupp industrial conglomerate.
  • Twinned with Sunderland, Tampere, Grenoble and Tel Aviv among other cities.

Essen car hire reviews

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Best car rental companies in Essen

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No.1: EUROPCAR,
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Nearest car hire pickup locations in or near Essen

AVIS

Carl-benz-strasse 5, Gruenberg, 35305

AVIS

Kleine Industriestrasse 11, Bad Hersfeld, 36251

AVIS

Neue Kasseler Strasse 50 52, Marburg, 35039

BUDGET

Neue Kasseler Str 50 52, Marburg, 35039

EUROPCAR

Affoellerstrasse 82, Marburg, 35039

AVIS

Petersberger Strasse 42, Fulda, 36037

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Essen car hire information

  • 7.8/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    EUROPCAR Corporate
  • € 168.56
    Average Price:
    Per Week
  • € 168.6
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 6
    Most Popular Type:
    Compact
  • 2
    Most Popular Model:
    Ford Focus Estate
  • 18
    Total Cars Available
     

Car hire locations near Essen, Germany

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Average prices per day for car hire in Essen

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*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for todays best prices.

FAQs about car hire in Essen

How much does car hire in Essen cost?

Car hire in Essen costs as little as €24.1 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €24.1 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €113.1 per day from EUROPCAR for a Mercedes V Class.

Who is the best car rental agent in Essen?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, EUROPCAR Corporate has the highest customer rating for car hire in Essen with a score of 7.8/10

with rated second best with a score of /10

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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Essen is €194.40 per week from EUROPCAR.

Who is the cheapest car hire agent in Essen?

The cheapest car hire company in Essen is EUROPCAR, with prices for a Mini class car such as the Volkswagen Up available from as little as €168.56 per week.

How much is fuel in Essen?

You can expect to pay €1.41/ltr of petrol and €1.34/ltr of diesel in Essen. You’ll pay a premium if refilling at motorway services of up to 10%.

What car hire agencies are available in Essen?

We can arrange great deals on car hire in Essen with leading car hire companies such as EUROPCAR as well as reputable, local car hire companies.

What type of car can I hire in Essen?

We can arrange Compact, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate Elite, Mini, Standard, Standard Elite rental cars in Essen.

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

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

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

We don’t have any discount codes for car hire in Essen at the moment, however EUROPCAR rates start from just €168.56 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €168.56 from EUROPCAR in Alsfeld / Hessen 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 Essen?

The cheapest price to hire a car for a week in Essen is €168.6 per week with and average price of €168.6 per week across all car hire companies.

Information about the car hire agents in Essen

Most popular car hire companies in Essen:

  • EUROPCAR (tel: 49 6631 5050)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Essen:

  • EUROPCAR (GRUENBERGER STRASSE 75, ALSFELD/HESSEN, 36304)

Car hire company ratings in Essen:

  • EUROPCAR: Rated 7.9/10 from 777 reviews

Essen Mini Guide

About the City
Essen was a European Capital of Culture in 2010 because of its industrial heritage but also because of its historical significance. It was chosen to represent the whole of the Ruhr area. It’s the 9th biggest city in Germany and home to the Krupps Corporation.

History of Essen
Alteburg Castle on the outskirts of the city dates from the first century AD but the city itself was founded around the Abbey, built in 946, which later formed the basis for Essen Cathedral. The city received its charter and seal in 1244 but in the centuries to come experienced conflict as the Abbey, run by the monarchy and Catholic, was at odds with the protestant city it presided over. Conflict again caused devastation for the city in World War II with the near total destruction of the city centre in Allied bombing raids.

Essen Cathedral

How to get There
The nearest airport is Dusseldorf, 18 miles away, but because of transport difficulties it is quicker to travel from Dortmund which has better transport links despite being 28 miles away. Dortmund is often preferable as low cost airlines fly into it rather than Dusseldorf.

Things to See and Do in the City
Things that you should make an attempt to see in the city include the Krupps chateau called Villa Hugel which has 269 rooms and extensive, well-kept gardens. You must visit Essen Munster which has the statue of the Golden Madonna of Essen, one of the oldest surviving statues of the Madonna in Europe and other treasures of religious significance. For a glimpse of the Essen of old, visit the Kettwig old district with its stunning architecture.

Essen Villa Hugel

What About Outside the City?
Outside of the city a big draw is the UNESCO recognised Zeche Zollverein coal mine, unusual with its Bauhaus architecture and known as the most beautiful coal mine in the world. You should also visit Werden, the oldest German site in the country which has renovated period buildings.

Anything Else?
Lake Baldeney, close to the city and one of the reservoirs on the river, is a favourite haunt of active people here for all manner of water sports take place on the lake whilst the shores are popular with runners, cyclists and dog walkers. Take a picnic with you and enjoy the tranquillity of this haven.

Essen Lake Baldeney

Can you Shop There?
Shopping in Essen is good with a variety of national and international names represented in the city’s malls. The best can be found in the Ruttenscheid district. Numerous little gift shops line the streets of Kettweg offering souvenirs and gifts.

Wining and Dining
The city is renowned for the number of excellent restaurants selling traditional German fare but with a modern twist. The restaurants are reasonably priced and serve excellent meals washed down with a refreshing beer.

Festivals and Events
There are a number of religious festivals celebrated at the cathedral and most popularly during Holy Week, Christmas and Easter. The city is home to a huge Christmas Market open from November until late December with over 200 stalls selling traditional German crafts and produce.
 

Next Upcoming Holiday

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    Thursday 9 Apr 2020

    Maundy Thursday - Silent Day

Latest Update from Essen:

06/05/12 - From the 13th of July there's an event called '41 Summer Festival' at the rather confusingly named 'Food'. The event combines music, theatre, art and more with special themes for children so if the weather's not all you'd hoped for, take the family along to Food and enjoy the event.

Driving in Essen - Need to know

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    Road Driving Side

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    50kph

    Urban speed Limit

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    100kph

    Rural Speed Limit

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    130kph

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    EUR  1.41/Ltr

    Current Petrol Price

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    50mg

    Drink Drive Limit

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    Min Rental Age

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Next Upcoming Holiday

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    Thursday 9 Apr 2020

    Maundy Thursday - Silent Day

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Essen is proud of its industrial heritage and this is nowhere more evident than in the Zollverein Industrial Complex. Designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001, it has since been transformed into a tourist attraction with tours of the old coal mine and coking plant.

Another interesting find is the treasury of Essen Minster, one of the best ecclesiastical art collections in Germany including the Golden Madonna of Essen, one of the oldest sculptures of the Virgin Mother. Don’t get confused between the rather uninspiring looking Minster and the more ornate St Johann Baptist church alongside.

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