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Cheapest car hire in Essen


Volkswagen Up

4 Adults, 3 Doors

From 47.81 EUR/day
Volkswagen Up

7 Days rental at 334.70 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |

Volkswagen Polo

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 49.01 EUR/day
Volkswagen Polo

7 Days rental at 343.11 EUR from 20/06/2022

  2 |
  Manual |

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 49.82 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 348.78 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 50.78 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 355.52 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Manual |

Opel Astra

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 51.86 EUR/day
Opel Astra

7 Days rental at 363.02 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |

Seat Leon

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 54.27 EUR/day
Seat Leon

7 Days rental at 379.93 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |

Renault Megane Estate

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 54.40 EUR/day
Renault Megane Estate

7 Days rental at 380.85 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |

Audi A3

5 Adults, 3 Doors

From 55.47 EUR/day
Audi A3

7 Days rental at 388.34 EUR from 20/06/2022

  3 |
  Automatic |

Skoda Octavia

5 Adults, 5 Doors

From 56.45 EUR/day
Skoda Octavia

7 Days rental at 395.18 EUR from 20/06/2022

  4 |
  Manual |

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

  • Essen car hire special offers

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

  • Pre-Registration available
    For faster, easier car hire, add driver details before pick-up available from EUROPCAR.

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.


Popular car hire destinations in Essen

Best car rental companies in Essen

based on 2550 reviews
18 min (average wait time)
based on 1071 reviews
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Essen car hire information

  • 8.0/10
    Best Rated Agent:
    Keddy By Europcar (Corporate)
  • € 334.67
    Average price:
    (per week)
  • € 47.81
    Best Price:
    Per Week
  • 8
    Most Popular Type:
  • 2
    Most popular model:
    Ford Galaxy
  • 22
    Total Cars Available

Average prices per day for car hire in Essen

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January€ 45
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August€ 48
September€ 39
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November€ 41
December€ 45
*average daily rates based on 7 day rental, search for today's best prices

FAQs about car hire in Essen

How much does car hire in Essen cost?

Car hire in Essen costs as little as €47.80 per day, however the average price across all suppliers for a Mini class vehicle is €47.80 per day. The most expensive car to hire is €134.60 per day from EUROPCAR for a Toyota Proace.

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Essen?

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

What car hire companies offer sanitised car rental in Essen?

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

Who is the best car rental agent in Essen?

Based on recent customer reviews over the last 3 months, Keddy By Europcar (Corporate) has the highest customer rating for car hire in Essen with a score of 8.0/10

with EUROPCAR Corporate rated second best with a score of 7.7/10


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

Today’s cheapest price for compact car hire in Essen is €348.78 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 €334.67 per week.

How much is fuel in Essen?

You can expect to pay €2.091/ltr of petrol and €2.036/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 and Standard class 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 € per week from for a .

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 €334.67 per week. If you’ve found a cheaper price than €334.67 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 €334.60 per week with an average price of €334.60 per week across all car hire companies.
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Information about the car hire agents in Essen

Most popular car hire companies in Essen

  • Europcar (tel: 49 6631 5050)
  • Keddy by europcar (tel: 49 6631 5050)

Pick-up locations for car hire companies in Essen

  • Keddy by europcar (GRUENBERGER STRASSE 75, ALSFELD/HESSEN, 36304)

Car hire company ratings in Essen

  • Keddy By Europcar (Corporate): Rated 8.0/10 from 385 reviews
  • EUROPCAR: Rated 7.7/10 from 132 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.

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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