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Average rating: 9.1 of 10 Number of customer reviews: 19
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Number of reviews in Düsseldorf: 19
Clive Clapham Alamo Rent a Car Düsseldorf Airport
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02-03-2020 07:04
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07-11-2019 12:25

Düsseldorf Guide

Car hire Düsseldorf
Car hire Düsseldorf

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Holding the title of fanciest city in Germany, Dusseldorf does not disappoint, offering travellers a glittering nightlife, the most stylish restaurants and a slick business sector to rival the greats. That said, the city is located in particularly humble surroundings, perhaps necessary at times to keep it humble. Travellers who choose to hire a car and do some exploring will find quaint villages, rustic pathways and some of the most stunning natural beauty the country has to offer. The region certainly is the prime example of the meeting of old and new; a fact of which visitors can take full advantage.

Who to Book With
Travellers can expect to find the regular international car rental companies in the city including the well-known Avis, Hertz, Sixt and Budget. These companies are generally located at the airport and at several other locations in and around the city. During peak seasons securing a rental car can often be difficult so making an online booking in advance is advised.

Best time to go
Dusseldorf’s climate can best be described as temperate boasting hot summers and pretty cold winters. Peak season is experienced during the summer months of July and August. During this time travellers can expect large crowds at most of the popular sites. Travellers should try to make all bookings in advance to avoid high prices.

Need to Know Essentials
When collecting your rental car remember to bring the following:

- An International Driver’s Permit
- A valid passport or ID card
- The credit card used to make the booking

For more info read our FAQ's.

Driving
As with most cities in Germany, the city centre has been declared an Environmental Zone into which only cars with permits are allowed to enter and park. Cars found without the permit will be fined up to €40. Driving in the centre is thus not recommended as it can be quite a hassle. Parking in the centre can be difficult to find, especially street parking. There are a few parking garages in the city where drivers can pay an hourly rate and use another form of public transport to get to their desired destination.

The outskirts are, however, far less complicated and exploring Dusseldorf’s beautiful countryside by road is actually quite enjoyable. The autobahn is a highlight for most visitors to the city as there are few speed limits and restrictions, making for a particularly thrilling ride.

You can read more about general driving in our guide to Germany.

Transport

While much of the city can be navigated by foot, there is an impressive network of public transport systems on offer. Operated by Rheinbahn the integrated system includes buses, trams and the metro. Hiring a car is still one of the best options when travelling outside of the city centre, though, especially for tourists who enjoy independent travel.

Single journey tickets can be bought at any station in the city and are valid for any form of transport. There are, however, multi-destination and multi-day passes available. Different prices apply to different modes of transport over different distances. Visitors who are planning on staying in the city for while should consider purchasing a Welcome Card which is specifically focused on the main sites in the city.

Trains
The network of trains in the city, known as the U-bahn, is comprehensive, travelling to many different areas. Trips in the downtown area usually cost around €2 while trips to the outskirts amount to about €4. Tickets need to be validated before boarding and passengers without validated tickets face being fined. Validation machines can be found on all platforms.

Buses
The buses are just as convenient as the trains, and equally as economical. Buses often tend to be a bit more popular as they travel to more areas than the trains. Tickets can be bought from bus stations or from the vending machine aboard the bus. In similar fashion to the trains, all bus tickets also need to be validated.

Taxis
For a more private travelling experience, visitors can always use the local taxi services in the city. Taxis can be found in all parts of Dusseldorf and can simply be flagged down from the side of the road. These taxis can be recognised as the white and yellow taxis with illuminated taxi signs on top. Alternately taxis can also be pre-booked with one of the many private taxi companies like Taxi-Düsseldorf and Rhein-Taxi.

Exploring

Dusseldorf is a sprawling metropolis but it is also located in one of the greenest and lushest parts of the country. Only a few hours away by road, travellers will find majestic mountain ranges, serene river valleys and even a few towns and cities perfect for a weekend of exploration.

Recommended Drives

Ardennes - Located about two hours outside of the city is the beautiful Ardennes mountain range. The highest peak in the range is 650 metres making it the ideal place for a hiking and trekking excursion of any intensity. With its river valleys and stunning vistas this really is the perfect place to get away from the hustle and bustle of Dusseldorf.

Neandertal - Travellers interested in the origin of Europe’s inhabitants, should head to the region now known as Neandertal, a valley in which the very first human-like specimens on the continent were found. There is an extremely informative museum on the site at which visitors can learn more about this fascinating discovery.

Cologne - Many great cities surround Dusseldorf but by far the most popular day trip destination is Cologne. The fourth-largest city in the country, located only 40 minutes away by car, Cologne is home to some stellar architecture and terrific cultural landmarks.

Frequently asked questions

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
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