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Popular rental locations in Cologne

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Cologne

Car rental offers in Cologne

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Cologne.

Car type
Mini
Economy
Compact
Intermediate
Standard
Full-size
Luxury
Station wagon
Passenger van
Convertible
SUV
Electric

Car rental companies in Cologne

Below are the car rental companies in Cologne with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Dollar Rent a Car

    9 (4394)
    No rates available
  • Enterprise

    8.8 (1948)
    From £ 14 / day
  • Avis

    8.7 (6025)
    From £ 25 / day
  • Buchbinder

    8.1 (550)
    From £ 26 / day
  • Budget

    8.1 (9700)
    From £ 26 / day
  • Keddy By Europcar

    8.1 (3407)
    From £ 20 / day
  • Hertz

    8.1 (6938)
    From £ 25 / day
  • National Car Rental

    8.1 (406)
    From £ 20 / day
  • Europcar

    8 (8200)
    From £ 24 / day
  • Sixt

    7.8 (3374)
    From £ 20 / day
  • GLOBAL Rent-a-Car

    7.5 (761)
    No rates available
  • wheego

    7.4 (33)
    From £ 14 / day
  • Alamo

    6.9 (8729)
    From £ 18 / day
  • InterRent

    6.5 (5827)
    No rates available
  • Thrifty

    4.9 (5535)
    From £ 35 / day
  • STARCAR

    No reviews
    From £ 24 / day
  • Flizzr

    7.4 (305)
    From £ 23 / day
  • Global Rent a Car

    7.3 (140)
    No rates available

When is the best time to book a rental car in Cologne?

Cologne - When is the most affordable time to rent a mini class car?

At this destination (Cologne), November is the most affordable time to rent a mini class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting mini class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Cologne - When is the most affordable time to rent a economy class car?

At this destination (Cologne), November is the most affordable time to rent a economy class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting economy class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Cologne - When is the most affordable time to rent a compact class car?

At this destination (Cologne), November is the most affordable time to rent a compact class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting compact class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Cologne - When is the most affordable time to rent an intermediate class car?

At this destination (Cologne), November is the most affordable time to rent a intermediate class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting intermediate class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Cologne - When is the most affordable time to rent a standard class car?

At this destination (Cologne), November is the most affordable time to rent a standard class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting standard class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Cologne - When is the most affordable time to rent a full-size car?

At this destination (Cologne), November is the most affordable time to rent a full-size class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting full-size class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Cologne - When is the most affordable time to rent a luxury car?

At this destination (Cologne), November is the most affordable time to rent a luxury class car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting luxury class cars, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Cologne - When is the most affordable time to rent a station wagon?

At this destination (Cologne), November is the most affordable time to rent a station wagon with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting a station wagon, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Cologne - When is the most affordable time to rent a SUV?

At this destination (Cologne), November is the most affordable time to rent an SUV with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting an SUV, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Cologne - When is the most affordable time to rent a MPV?

At this destination (Cologne), July is the most affordable time to rent an mpv with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. June is the peak month for renting an mpv with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Cologne - When is the most affordable time to rent a minivan?

At this destination (Cologne), November is the most affordable time to rent a minibus with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. September is the peak month for renting a minibus, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Cologne - When is the most affordable time to rent a sports car?

At this destination (Cologne), November is the most affordable time to rent a sports car with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting a sports car, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Cologne - When is the most affordable time to rent a convertible?

At this destination (Cologne), November is the most affordable time to rent a convertible with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting a convertible, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Cologne - When is the most affordable time to rent a sedan?

At this destination (Cologne), November is the most affordable time to rent a sedan with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. August is the peak month for renting a sedan, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Cologne - When is the most affordable time to rent a delivery van?

At this destination (Cologne), December is the most affordable time to rent a van with an average daily rate of . The rest of the year, the average rate is per day. April is the peak month for renting a van, with an average rate of per day. To secure a good selection and favorable rates, it is recommended to make your rental car reservation well ahead of time. Last-minute bookings may result in limited options and higher prices.

Car rental companies in and around Cologne

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Cologne Guide

Guide

This delightful city with Roman origins is home to stunning cathedrals and world-famous museums, with a cosmopolitan metropolis that boasts more than one million inhabitants. Cologne is popular with tourists for its tasty cuisine, gardens and large plazas, as well as a vibrant nightlife, especially during the annual carnival festivities. Car hire in Cologne is a great way to travel around and explore its surroundings. Book with us today before travelling to Cologne to secure a car at a great price.

Exploring Cologne

The city’s most famous landmark is the 13th century Gothic cathedral, the Dom, with its beautiful stained-glass windows and magnificent twin spired structure, which is supported by 56 pillars.

Art lovers head for the Museum Complex between the Rhine and the cathedral. It contains paintings from 14th century Dutch and German masters in a beautiful skylit setting.

If you have the time be sure to take a tour of the wonderful Ludwig Museum. The most popular of the eight museums found in this cathedral city, providing information regarding many 20th century international works of art. Another museum worth visiting is the Römisch-Germanisches Museum, which provides its viewers with historical evidence of Roman past times along the River Rhine.

Cologne offers its visitors a range of eateries from standard corner cafes to first class restaurants, as well as its fantastic breweries selling unique Kölsch beer. Its nightspots can be found in the area around Gross St. Martin in the Altstadt, which has also become very popular with tourists and businessmen. Südstadt, or St. Severins quarter, offers the most stylish and relaxing cafes and bars, but apparently the place to be is Belgisches Viertel, lying only a short distance west of the city centre.

Operas, concerts, ballet performances and theatre plays are held almost every evening throughout Cologne's centre.

By car around Cologne you can see the Roman Dionysus mosaic, the Jewish Mikwe, the medieval Overstolzenhaus, Gürzenich hall, and the Opera House.

Transport

By air
Cologne Bonn Airport is the nearest to the city centre, located half way between Cologne and Bonn, and has connecting flights to many trans-Atlantic and European cities, as well as ongoing flights to regional destinations. Car rentals are on offer from the airport's arrivals hall. Leading suppliers Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt. Book cheap car hire at Cologne Bonn Airport with carrentals.co.uk and we will provide you with a better selection of cars and even more suppliers to choose from.

Trains run regularly between the Airport and the Hauptbahnhof (central train station), which is within easy walking distance of many sights, pubs and hotels. The airport bus number 170 travels to Cologne central station, every 20 minutes. A taxi ride from the airport to the city centre takes about 20 minutes and will cost around 40 DM. 

By land
Trains depart regularly from the Hauptbahnhof to destinations throughout Germany and there are nonstop services to many European centers. Buses also services many destinations throughout Germany and ply long haul routes across the European mainland. 

Buses serve as a reliable way to get around the city, and offer economical daily and 3-day passes. Driving in Cologne is made easy by the concentric rings; the outer-most is the Autobahnring and from here the main arterials go inwards towards the city. Signs lead clearly to the Dom and the central station, where you can find underground parking. Book cheap car hire in Cologne in advance of travel and enjoy the easy driving in and around the city.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    German
  • Popular car category
    Mini

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Enterprise
  • Avis
  • Buchbinder
  • Budget
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Hertz
  • National Car Rental
  • Europcar
  • Sixt
  • GLOBAL Rent-a-Car
  • wheego
  • Alamo
  • InterRent
  • Thrifty
  • STARCAR
  • Flizzr
  • Global Rent a Car
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