£13 - £22
Car hire companies in Germany require you to present a valid driving licence, which indicates that it is not expired when collecting the vehicle. If your driver's permit is issued in a non-Latin alphabet, it must be accompanied by a valid International Drivers Permit. All drivers are eligible for car hires in Germany from the age of 18 years. Drivers of this age and above can drive any category of car, from luxury car hire to family size cars. Keep in mind that if you have a driving license from a non-EU country, it is only valid for six months in Germany.
When you have booked your car hire in Germany, you will need to know the speed limits on the roads. On the motorways, the limit is 80mph (130 kph), on main roads it is 60 mph (100 kph) and in urban areas, the limit is 30 mph (50 kph). While driving on the Autobahn, you will notice some areas have no speed limit. In these areas you can drive as fast as you like, but take extra care when overtaking as cars can appear quickly. In Germany, you will drive on the right-hand side of the road. Drink driving restrictions are more strict than in the UK with a maximum level of blood alcohol volume of 0.05%. When driving in car hires in Germany with children in the car, remember that children under three cannot travel without a child seat. If they are older than three, they need to be in the back seat of the car.
Driving in Germany is a pleasant experience. The roads are well maintained, and the signage makes sense, even if you don't speak German, so picking car hires in Germany are all about your own personal preference. Being the birthplace of VW, it would be a nice gesture to sample the driving comforts of Germany's beloved brand. Picking an automatic smaller or compact vehicle will be best for those who are budget conscious. On the other hand, sitting back in a luxury car hire and cruising along the long winding roads from Königssee to Bodensee can be a beautiful way to experience the scenery of the wide-open fields and villages. If you visit Germany during the summer months, be sure to hire a convertible and drive along the French border to experience the largest contiguous wine-growing area where grapes, almonds, figs, lemons and kiwi fruit thrive.
Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, FLIZZR (9.3 rating), keddy by Europcar (8.8 rating) and Thrifty (8.0 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Germany.
When hiring a car in Germany, the most popular provider of hire cars among Cheapflights users is Sixt, and with prices around £49/day, it’s easy to understand why. The most popular car type from Sixt is ECONOMY, which starts as low as £19/day.
At £13/day, the cheapest car hire price in Germany was found in Bonn. On average, Bonn has the cheapest daily rental car price (£23/day), which is 57% below average price for cities in Germany.
Cars travel on the right side of the road in Germany.