Rent a cheap car in Germany at VIP Cars & save big
|Minimum age to rent a car in Germany:||21|
|What Do You Need to Rent a Car:||Driver’s License, an ID, and a Credit card|
|Minimum car hire period:||1 day|
VIP Cars and partner car rental companies bring the best deals for Germany that you can access and compare anywhere, anytime on our smart booking engine. Our booking process consists of three easy steps – search, compare and reserve. Just fill in our search form with the German location – where you would like to pick your rental car – in addition to travel dates & times and click on the 'search’ button. All the available deals will appear on your screen, use the filters – given under labels, like suppliers, car categories, fuel-types and car specifications – to compare the deals; select the deal which meets your travel needs and book right away.
When the booking has been made & confirmed, the supplier sends the rental voucher; note that you will need to present the voucher at the time of rental pickup. The voucher contains all the information that you need, from the address of the pick-up location, the mandatory documents to the amount you need to pay at the rental desk.
Car rental companies
we work with in Germany
VIP Cars works in association with various global brands – they have their rental desks at all the major city and airport locations in Germany. These brands allow us to provide car hire pick-up at almost all location in the country! Besides this, they also allow offer various beneficial inclusions and add-ons.
VIP Cars works with the following car rental companies in Germany:
Our partner suppliers in Germany attach many beneficial inclusions with their deals, like collision damage waiver, theft waiver and unlimited mileage; they are provided by the supplier as part of the deal i.e. for them you don’t have to pay anything extra later on. While in case of add-ons, like GPS, baby seat or Wifi device – they are offered with the deals as optionals, their prices are only added to your rental deal if you choose to rent them.
One-way option & locations in Germany where you can return your rental car
If you are planning to pick your rental car at one place in Germany and returning it to some other city or location within the country, it is totally possible with VIP Cars and partners. Such rental deals are termed as domestic one-ways & to avail this service, the renters pay a small per-day fee; you can call us for any queries.
The following are the popular car rental locations in Germany covered by our suppliers. These city & airport locations are available both as pick up as well as drop-off locations; note that this is not the complete list:
- Frankfurt Airport
- Munich Airport
- Berlin Tegel Airport
- Hamburg Airport
- Dusseldorf Airport
- Cologne Bon Airport
- Frankfurt Hahn Airport
- Baden Airport
Tips for renting a car in Germany
You should be 21 or older to rent a car in Germany; usually there is no maximum rental age restriction. Read deal specific T& C to know more!
You need documents like valid driver’s license, your passport and an active credit card to rent a car in Germany
Though long-term, short term and last minutes offers are available with our suppliers, it is always advised that you rent as much in advance as you can, to save more.
Manual Vs Automatic car
If you know how to drive a manual, ditch automatic in its favor. For budget travelers automatics can prove to be too expensive to rent; they also tend to have low mileage which adds heavily to your fuel costs.
Do rent a GPS while making an online booking for Germany and drive easily without any need to navigate a map while driving.
Diesel Vs Petrol car
Rent a diesel car as they are easily available and diesel rates are lower than that of Petrol.
Cross-Border trips from Germany that you can take in your car hire
Cross-border & International One-way: A big number of travelers request cross-border travel options with their rent cars! If you are one of those & want to take your rental vehicle – booked for pick up in Germany – on a cross border trip to the neighboring countries, call us and we will make it possible! However note that all the suppliers that allow you to cross the border in the hire vehicle charge a cross-border fee. Also, in case you don’t want to make the back trip to Germany, you can book an international one-way instead, but in this case you will be paying both the one-way fee and the cross-border fee.
Here are a few popular car hire trips that travelers book with our partners:
Car Rental Germany to Austria
Distance: 330 km
Fastest Route: A8, A1 and A9
Car Rental Germany to Italy
Distance: 1,373.2 km
Fastest Route: A1/E35
Car Rental Germany to Croatia
Distance: 1,067.8 km
Fastest Route: A9
Car Rental Germany to Amsterdam
Distance: 224.7 km
Fastest Route: A57 and A2
Car Rental Germany to Switzerland
Distance: 661.8 km
Fastest Route: A5
Germany car rental – Frequently Asked Questions
Do I need an International Driver's License in Germany?
In Germany, drivers from foreign countries only need their driver licenses (DLs) issued by their respective home nations. For cases when your DL is not in English – or in any other Latin language – you would need an International Driving Permit (IDP). Some suppliers make it mandatory because, in cases of accidents, the police officer usually ask for it especially when your DL is not in English; they’d need it to fill the accident report form. IDP only acts as the translation; if you only have the IDP and not your DL, you will not be allowed to pick the car.
Can I rent a car in Germany and drive to France?
As already stated above, almost all of our suppliers allow cross-border travel to the neighboring countries of Austria, Belgium, Denmark, France, Italy, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Netherlands, and Switzerland. So, yes, with us you can take your rental car from Germany to France. Our suppliers like Buchbinder and Europcar allow the cross-border as well as one-way on request, so do have a word with the supplier or call us, we will confirm it for you.
Can I rent an automatic car in Germany?
Despite the fact that unlike US, the manual transmission is more popular in the European countries, on VIP Cars, you can rent both manual and automatic cars for Germany. The cost of the rent car totally depends on the car category you are booking.
What car rental companies do not charge for under 25?
All car hire companies charge a young driver surcharge from drivers below the age of 25. The fee amount may vary from supplier to supplier and location to location in Germany. Also note that 25 and under drivers are only allowed to rent non-luxury cars like compact, economy and standard cars.