Car rental in Cologne
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Car rental in Cologne

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In Cologne we recommend the following car rental offers

from 20 $ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

e.g. FIAT 500 Hybrid
13 Days from 11.06 - 24.06.2024
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from 23 $ per day

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

e.g. VW Polo
13 Days from 11.06 - 24.06.2024
Example vehicle
from 25 $ per day
Plus Package

Offers with top price-performance ratio

e.g. Fiat 500 Hybrid
13 Days from 11.06 - 24.06.2024
Example vehicle

Rent a Car in Cologne

Book a cheap rental car in Cologne and experience the beautiful city flexibly and independently. The most populous city in North Rhine-Westphalia is known nationwide for its exuberant carnival celebrations and the Cologne Cathedral. Cologne's cityscape is graced by imposing buildings such as the Basilica of St. Kunibert, the early Romanesque Church of St. Pantaleon and the Baroque Church of St. Mary's Assumption. The Rhine metropolis is also the perfect starting point for an excursion to Düsseldorf, Bonn, Dortmund and many other places that you can best reach by rental car.

Frequently asked questions about car rental booking Cologne

How much does a rental car cost in Cologne?


Book a cheap rental car in Cologne

Rent a car for one day in Cologne

From as little as 20 $ you can rent a car for a day in Cologne. If you are planning a relaxing day trip from Cologne, a rental car is a good choice. 

Rental car for a week in Cologne

For a longer stay in Cologne a longer rental is recommended. A rental car for a week in Cologne is available from as little as 137 $.

Book a small car in Cologne

Especially in cities the traffic volume is high and the parking possibilities are limited. This makes it ideal to explore Cologne in a maneuverable compact car, which is available from 20 $ per day. 

Book a family car in Cologne

If you are traveling with the entire family and are planning an excursion beyond Cologne, for example, you can book a family car for as little as 40 $ per day.

Where can I book a rental car in Cologne?

Cologne Airport

Drop off cheap car hire at Cologne Bonn Airport

You can pick up your car rental in Cologne from various stations.  

Pick up your rental car in the city

In the city itself, you have several stations to pick up your rental car. Our partners are located all over Cologne and in some cases have multiple pick up locations. 

Pick up your rental car at the airport

If you are flying to Cologne, Cologne Airport also has car rental facilities available for you directly at the airport. When renting at the airport, you will usually benefit from lower prices and longer opening hours. In addition, in some cases you may find that you have a wider range of car rental options.

Can I pick up my rental car in Cologne and drop it off somewhere else?


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With the one way rental it is easy to pick up your car in Cologne and drop it off at another location. To do this, simply enter the desired return location in the search mask and have all suitable offers displayed. 

Returning a rental car at Cologne Airport

If you have a return flight at Cologne Airport, you can easily return the rental car here as well. This will save you time and money. 

Book a rental car in Cologne and return it in another city

The following cities are suitable for the return of the rental car near Cologne: 

Can I book a rental car without credit card in Cologne?


You can rent a car in Cologne without a credit card for as little as per day. Simply select the filter "Bookable without credit card" and display all suitable offers. In this case, the deposit is paid either in cash or by EC card on site. 

The following payment methods are available as an alternative to credit cards: 

  • PayPal
  • PayDirect
  • Amazon Pay
  • Direct debit
  • Invoice

Car rental with low deposit in Cologne

In addition, you can limit the deposit amount to a maximum of 500 €. To do this, simply click on the filter "Deposit: max. 500 €" and have all suitable offers displayed.

From what age can I book a rental car in Cologne?


At many car rental agencies in Cologne it is possible to rent a car from the age of 18. Up to a certain age, maximum 26 years, a "young driver fee" is payable. On our portal you will find offers where mostly the age up to which the young driver fee has to be paid varies. 

Additional driver and young driver fee

The additional driver option is particularly useful. This allows you to alternate stress-free with the rental car, since the co-driver enjoys full insurance coverage just like you. A small fee is usually paid for the additional driver, which can be higher for drivers under a certain age.

Can I cancel a rental car free of charge?


You can cancel any booking free of charge up to 24 hours before the rental. So if your travel plans change at short notice, you are on the safe side. Early booking is always recommended due to price advantages. Please note the opening hours of our service team for cancellations. 

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272 Experiences of our customers in Cologne

Rating of Louis V.

“I was able to rely on Enterprise. The contract was fulfilled to my satisfaction.”

Rating of Lukas W.

“The rental car center at Cologne/Bonn Airport is not particularly well signposted. However, the processing at the counter was very fast and the staff was competent.”

Rating of Antonia R.

“Very friendly and speedy service both at pickup and return.”

Rating of Maria T.

“All employees were very friendly and helpful. Only the communication before the rental with the car rental could be not only by phone, but also online.”

Rating of Willibald H.

“With the processing and the employees of Sixt I am fully satisfied. Competent and friendly! The return of the rental car was more complicated than expected due to the poor signage. Therefore, I recommend enough buffer time to plan.”

Rating of Nils K.

“Very friendly, competent and helpful staff. The processing for pickup and return went very quickly.”

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