Germany

Cheap Car Rentals in Germany from C$ 22

Frankfurt am Main, Germany
8 Mar — 15 Mar
Driver's age: 26-65
Frankfurt am Main, Germany
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Fri 15/3
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Germany car rentals in 2024

Get helpful information to start your search for the perfect car rental in Germany. The average price data is based on the last 12 months and was last updated on 1 March 2024.

Most popular company

Ok Mobility

Most common car type

Compact

Average price per day

C$ 58

Cheapest price per day

C$ 22

What are the car hire rental for popular cities in Germany?

Discover the price range for renting a car in popular cities across Germany, helping you budget and make informed decisions for your upcoming travel. There are 4,515 pickup locations in Germany to choose from. Price data has been averaged over the last 12 months and was last updated on 1 March 2024.

Price

C$ 16 - C$ 66

Out of all the popular cities in Germany, Cologne is the cheapest city to rent a car in at just C$ 16/day. Renting a car in Cologne is 76% cheaper than renting one in Memmingen where the per day rate is around C$ 66. Other fairly inexpensive cities in Germany to get a rental car in are: Hamburg (C$ 22/day), Munich (C$ 31/day), and Frankfurt am Main (C$ 31/day). While these cities typically have cheaper prices than the rest of the country, travelers looking to rent a car in Frankfurt am Main should expect to spend around C$ 31/day on their transportation. The most popular city to rent a car in Germany is Frankfurt am Main.

What is the cheapest time to rent a car in Germany?

Discover the most affordable period to rent a car in Germany and save money on your trip. The monthly average price data is based on historical data over the last year and was last updated on 1 March 2024.

January

C$ 59

February

C$ 51

March

C$ 58

April

C$ 63

May

C$ 66

June

C$ 65

July

C$ 65

August

C$ 61

September

C$ 59

October

C$ 51

November

C$ 51

December

C$ 62

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Germany is February. The most expensive time to rent a car is May. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Popular car types in Germany

Explore the most popular car models available for rent in Germany and choose the one that suits your needs. The price data is sourced from various car rental companies and was last updated on 1 March 2024.

There are 48 rental agencies servicing Germany. These agencies, altogether, have 6,655 rental locations available. Need an affordable rental? small car is the cheapest car type to rent in Germany with prices from C$ 22 a day in the previous 7-day period. Here are 5 car types you can rent in Germany:

Economy

Economy

C$ 41+

Compact

Compact

C$ 42+

Standard

Standard

C$ 56+

Mini

Mini

C$ 39+

Premium SUV

Premium SUV

C$ 58+

Compact SUV

Compact SUV

C$ 45+

Compact station wagon

Compact station wagon

C$ 50+

Intermediate SUV

Intermediate SUV

C$ 54+

Compare available car types for rental in Germany

Compare and contrast the various car types offered for rental in Germany to find the perfect fit for your trip. Price data is based on averages over the last 12 months and was last updated on 1 March 2024.

Small cars

C$ 41 - C$ 77

All Car Types

C$ 60 - C$ 96

To rent a small car in Germany, you would pay an average price of C$ 54/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a small car in Germany (~C$ 41/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is January (~C$ 77/day). In fact, February is about 25% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a small car rental for Germany. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Germany, renting a small car saves you 31% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Germany small car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a medium car in Germany, you would pay an average price of C$ 77/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a medium car in Germany (~C$ 66/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~C$ 105/day). In fact, June is about 16% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a medium car rental for Germany. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Germany, renting a medium car saves you 0% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Germany medium car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a large car in Germany, you would pay an average price of C$ 101/day. March is the cheapest month to rent a large car in Germany (~C$ 71/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~C$ 133/day). In fact, March is about 31% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a large car rental for Germany. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Germany, renting a large car is 24% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Germany large car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a SUV in Germany, you would pay an average price of C$ 71/day. June is the cheapest month to rent a SUV in Germany (~C$ 56/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is July (~C$ 93/day). In fact, June is about 22% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a SUV rental for Germany. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Germany, renting a SUV saves you 9% in costs. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Germany SUV rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a van in Germany, you would pay an average price of C$ 128/day. February is the cheapest month to rent a van in Germany (~C$ 71/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is August (~C$ 184/day). In fact, February is about 45% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a van rental for Germany. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Germany, renting a van is 40% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

To rent a luxury car in Germany, you would pay an average price of C$ 134/day. November is the cheapest month to rent a luxury car in Germany (~C$ 92/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is May (~C$ 178/day). In fact, November is about 32% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a luxury car rental for Germany. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Germany, renting a luxury car is 43% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity. Here are the best Germany luxury car rental prices found by Cheapflights users in the past 7 days:

To rent a convertible in Germany, you would pay an average price of C$ 129/day. September is the cheapest month to rent a convertible in Germany (~C$ 59/day), while the most expensive month to rent that same car type is December (~C$ 306/day). In fact, September is about 55% cheaper than prices during the rest of the year to book a convertible rental for Germany. When comparing with other car types available for rental in Germany, renting a convertible is 40% more expensive. Please note that average prices are based on historical data and can vary depending on how early you book, availability for your travel dates, and vehicle popularity.

Toyota YarisC$ 22/day
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Toyota Yaris
Nissan SentraC$ 22/day
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Nissan Sentra

Tips for renting a car in Germany

Browse helpful tips for renting a car in Germany including age restrictions, car type suggestions and more. Tips were last updated on 1 March 2024.
  • Those who will be driving in Germany with small children need to be aware of the country’s car seat laws. Babies up to 15 months old or weighing up to 13 kg (approximately 29 pounds) must be placed in a rear-facing infant car seat. Children over 15 months old and weighing between 9 kg (approximately 20 pounds) and 18 kg (approximately 40 pounds) must use a forward-facing child car seat. Children over 18 kg (approximately 40 pounds) or taller than 150 cm (approximately 4 feet 11 inches) must use a booster seat, which allows the child to use the vehicle's seat belt correctly.
  • Many of the cars that are available in Germany are manual vehicles. However, most car rental agencies in Germany offer a range of vehicles with automatic transmissions. When making a reservation, you can specify that you require an automatic transmission vehicle. Be aware that rental rates for automatic cars may be higher than those for manual cars. It's also important to note that automatic cars may be less common than manual cars in Germany, and they could be in slightly lower supply.
  • While most Autobahnen are toll-free, there are specific bridges, tunnels, and certain sections of the road that require payment of a toll, typically through the purchase of a vignette (a toll sticker). This requirement is more common in regions near the borders, where roads connect to neighboring countries. It is important to check with your rental company to see if you will be required to purchase your own vignette, or if one will be provided by the agency, with the fee being charged to your reservation.

Top rental agencies in Germany

Explore the leading car rental agencies in Germany known for their outstanding service and extensive range of vehicles to choose from. There are currently 8 car rental companies in Germany. Reviews were last updated on 1 March 2024.
Book your reservation with one of the top rental car agencies located in Germany, including those serving the greater Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg and Munich area. Browse through some of the top rental car agencies in Germany, including locations around Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg and Munich.

keddy by Europcar

808 locations

Sunnycars

662 locations

Europcar

641 locations

FLIZZR

542 locations

Global Rent A Car

524 locations

Sixt

493 locations

BUCHBINDER

479 locations

Avis

366 locations

Best Germany car rental deals found

Browse through a selection of recently found affordable car rental deals in Germany. Plan your trip with ease and find the perfect rental option for your needs. There are currently 8 rental car agencies in Germany with an average daily rate of C$ 45. Data was last updated on 1 March 2024.
These are some the most attractive deals we've found on rentals cars within the Germany region, including options close to Frankfurt am Main, Hamburg and Munich. Come back soon if you don't find what you're looking for as deals are updated often.
Toyota YarisC$ 22/day
2
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A/C
Toyota Yaris
Nissan SentraC$ 22/day
4
M
A/C
Nissan Sentra
Ford FusionC$ 23/day
5
M
A/C
Ford Fusion

Car rental FAQs

Find answers to frequently asked questions about car rentals in Germany, including policies, requirements, and more. FAQs were last updated on 1 March 2024.

Should I rent a car in Germany?

Major cities in Germany, such as Berlin, have plenty of public transportation. However, if you plan to explore rural or remote areas, castles, vineyards, or the scenic countryside, having a car provides flexibility and access to places that might not be well-served by public transport. In addition, if you're a car enthusiast, the famous German Autobahnen offers a chance to experience high-speed driving on well-maintained highways. There are some trains that can be used to travel between cities, but not all cities are connected by these, making driving necessary in some cases. Renting a car also offers the freedom to set your own schedule, stop at picturesque villages, and visit off-the-beaten-path attractions at your own pace.

What is driving like in Germany?

Driving in Germany is generally a smooth and efficient experience, especially if you adhere to the country's well-established traffic rules and road etiquette. While some parts of the Autobahnen have no specific speed limits, certain areas do have speed restrictions due to construction zones or other factors. Always pay attention to speed limit signs, especially in urban areas and construction zones. Roundabouts are common in Germany. Vehicles inside the roundabout have the right of way. Always yield to traffic approaching from the left before entering. Cities have designated parking zones marked by color. Always check the parking signs to understand the rules in each area.

How old do you have to be to rent a car in Germany?

In Germany, the minimum age to rent a car varies among rental companies. The majority of rental agencies in the country have an age minimum of 21 years old. However, drivers under the age of 25 may be subject to a young driver surcharge for each day of their rental period. Travelers from most countries, including Canada and the United States and many other non-European countries, do not need an International Driving Permit (IDP) to rent a car in Germany. You will need to provide a valid passport, however, along with your driver’s license from your home country.

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Germany?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Thrifty (10.0 rating), Global Rent A Car (10.0 rating) and keddy by Europcar (9.2 rating) seem to be the best rental car companies in Germany.

What is the most popular car rental provider in Germany?

When renting a car in Germany, the most popular provider of rental cars among Cheapflights users is Ok Mobility, and with prices around C$ 36/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Ok Mobility is ECONOMY, which starts as low as C$ 16/day.

What is the cheapest city to get a rental car in Germany?

At C$ 25/day, the cheapest car rental price in Germany was found in Konstanz. On average, Stuttgart has the cheapest daily rental car price (C$ 49/day), which is 35% below average price for cities in Germany.

What side of the road do you drive on in Germany?

In Germany, drivers are expected to drive on the right side of the road.

Car rentals by fuel type in Germany

Browse car rentals by fuel type in Germany. Currently, Electric cars are the cheapest to rent in Germany. Deals were last updated on 1 March 2024.

Browse through car rental deals by fuel type in Germany. There are currently 2 fuel types to choose from with Electric being the cheapest (C$ 30+).

Electric

Electric

C$ 30+

Hybrid

Hybrid

C$ 46+

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