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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.
  • For example: Volkswagen Up
    Mini class
    For example: Volkswagen Up
  • Popular category
    For example: VW Polo
    Economy class
    For example: VW Polo
  • For example: Opel Astra
    Compact class
    For example: Opel Astra
  • For example: VW Passat
    Intermediate class
    For example: VW Passat
  • For example: Ford Kuga
    Standard class
    For example: Ford Kuga
  • For example: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate
    Full-size class
    For example: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate
  • For example: Audi A6
    Luxury class
    For example: Audi A6
  • For example: VW Golf Estate
    Station wagon class
    For example: VW Golf Estate

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.
  • Europcar
    8.3 (6488)
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  • Keddy By Europcar
    8.1 (2719)
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  • National Car Rental
    8 (361)
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  • Avis
    8 (4819)
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  • Alamo
    7.9 (7327)
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  • Flizzr
    7.9 (236)
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  • Hertz
    7.8 (5595)
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  • Budget
    7.7 (8345)
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  • Sixt
    7.6 (2406)
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  • Enterprise
    7.5 (1580)
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  • Thrifty
    7.4 (4398)
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Available locations in Cologne

Breslauer Platz 2

Cologne 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.


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.

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    100 km/h
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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? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. 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
  • Europcar
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • National Car Rental
  • Avis
  • Alamo
  • Flizzr
  • Hertz
  • Budget
  • Sixt
  • Enterprise
  • Thrifty
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