Cologne

Cheap Car Hire in Cologne

Cologne, Germany
7 Jul — 14 Jul
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Cologne, Germany
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Cologne Car Hire in 2022

Most popular companyHERTZ
Price of gas per litre£1.64
Average price per day£49
Cheapest price per day£28

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

January

£37

February

£41

March

£41

April

£43

May

£47

June

£44

July

£43

August

£39

September

£36

October

£44

November

£39

December

£39

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Cologne is September. 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.

Top hire agencies in Cologne

All major car hire suppliers in Cologne
7.5
Good
10 reviews9 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

7.0

Overall

7.5

Pick-up/drop-off

7.5

Value

6.0
2.4
Mediocre
8 reviews4 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

4.4

Comfort

2.4

Overall

2.4

Pick-up/drop-off

3.9

Value

1.9
35 locations
0.0
Horrible
1 review11 locations
11 locations
9 locations
0.0
Horrible
2 reviews9 locations
8 locations

Best Cologne Car Hire Deals Found

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Car Hire FAQs

What are the requirements to hire a car in Cologne?

There are a few essential requirements for car hire in Cologne. Firstly, a valid driving licence and sometimes an additional International Driving Permit is a must. If you are under the age of 21, you will not be permitted to hire a car, and if you are younger than 25, you will have to pay a young drivers surcharge, which will make your cheap car hire in Cologne slightly more expensive. There are many car models to choose from, including electric car hire and passenger van hire, but you will need to provide a major credit card to pay for insurance.

What are the rules for driving in Cologne?

In Cologne, they drive on the right-hand side of the road. You must drive with your car registration or car hire insurance documents in the car. Unless you have a hands-free kit, you can't talk on your mobile, and it's illegal to drive with headphones on. If you're using car hire in Cologne, do not drink and drive. The blood alcohol content is 0.5mil of alcohol per litre of blood. Seat belts are compulsory, and kids under the age of 3 are prohibited from sitting in front. Consult the city's department of motor vehicles before you use car hire in Cologne, and make sure you are up to speed with the road rules.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Cologne?

When deciding on your Cologne car hire, keep in mind what sort of trip you are planning on taking. If you are planning to visit the city, it might be a good idea to choose cheap car hire in Cologne from the mini or compact category, so you can easily navigate city roads. If you plan to explore outside Cologne on a longer road trip, hiring a large category car with more luggage space might be better. It's quite an experience driving on the autobahns, so if you feel like splashing out on your Cologne car hire, then choose a luxury car hire and feel the freedom of the open road in style.

What are the best places to park in Cologne?

Car hire in Cologne is very popular, and as it's a major city, you might battle to find on-street parking. It's encouraged that you use one of the many Park and Ride facilities around town offering more than 20,000 parking spaces. Several major car parks are dotted around the city, so it's best to drop your car off and travel into town on a bus, train, or tram.

What is the cheapest hire car found in Cologne?

In the past two weeks, Cheapflights users have found many deals under £40/day when booking a car hire in Cologne. The absolute best deal a user found was for £23/day from INTERRENT , booked on Jul. 28.

What are gas prices like in Cologne?

The average price of petrol in Cologne is £1.64/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £74 and £106 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

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

Hertz is one of the top picks in Cologne. They can have you in a hire car for about £180 per week on average.

How far in advance should I hire a car in Cologne for the best price?

Booking your car hire early can save you up to 7%. Aim to book your car hire at least 33 days in advance to take advantage of a below average price in Cologne.

Can I rent a car for a month in Cologne?

Yes, cars are available to be hired for an entire month in Cologne.

How much does it cost to rent a car in Cologne for a month?

The average cost of a car hire in Cologne for a month is £770. Check Cheapflights to compare pricing and options for your rental car.

How much is a car hire in Cologne for a weekend?

£34 is typically the average cost for a hire car for the weekend in Cologne, though this could vary depending on the time of year. If you’re on a budget when travelling to Cologne, then opt for a Compact estate car hire vehicle - these tend to be the most affordable on weekends. In the month of July, you can expect to find car hire prices on Cheapflights for as low as £41/day.

What car do most people hire in Cologne?

The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Cologne is Compact (Ford Focus) based on our Cheapflights data.

Small Car Hire in Cologne

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