Car rental at the Frankfurt Airport
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At the Frankfurt Airport we recommend the following car rental offers

from 21 $ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

e.g. Fiat 500
7 Days from 01.08 - 08.08.2024
Example vehicle
from 23 $ per day

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

e.g. Skoda Fabia
7 Days from 01.08 - 08.08.2024
Example vehicle
from 25 $ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

e.g. Fiat 500
7 Days from 01.08 - 08.08.2024
Example vehicle

Rent a Car at the Frankfurt Airport

A summer in Frankfurt am Main is ideal to be explored by rental car. Book a rental car at Frankfurt am Main Airport and discover the world-famous financial metropolis. Between big city flair and colorful half-timbered houses - Frankfurt am Main has a lot to offer. Stroll along the lively banks of the Main River and enjoy a typical apple wine. 

Car rental Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Skyline with Airplane above

The Airport of Frankfurt is because of its transport connections a perfect location to explore the whole area. Are you looking for a rental car, with which you can explore Frankfurt and its surroundings? On you will find the best car rental offer with the online price comparison service.
Frankfurt am Main Airport is a major international airport located in Frankfurt, the fifth-largest city of Germany and one of the world's leading financial centres.

Summer in Frankfurt am Main

Parc in Frankfurt am Main

Summer is a really popular season because you can do things you usually can’t do in other seasons. Especially in Frankfurt, some doors open in summer. On the one hand, you can go into the Main for a swim and cool off if the temperatures are too hot for you. Also, are beach bars opening up in summer, so you can cool off with a fresh drink. Or after an exhausting and spectacular day, you can just enjoy a relaxing evening at one of the open-air-cinemas or sit at the Main and enjoy the sunset. You can go into one of the beautiful restaurants and eat something fancy in the evening or you can go to a store and buy a disposable grill and enjoy a barbeque in one of the parks. As you can see there are a lot of things to do in the summer in Frankfurt, but please don’t forget all the summer festivals and events, which make the whole trip more exciting. Enjoy the summer in Frankfurt with a rental car and get anywhere flexible.

Where can I pick up or return the rental car?

You have several options from where you can pick up your rental car. Depending on how you arrive in Frankfurt, you can pick up the rental car directly after landing at the Frankfurt Airport (FRA).

At the Airport

In the list below, you will find examples of rental stations in Frankfurt, from where you can easily pick up and return your hired car.

Choose fully comprehensive insurance without excess when hiring a car

Old City in Frankfurt

As insurance, we recommend that you take out fully comprehensive insurance without excess. In the event of damage, you will be completely insured. In the case of fully comprehensive insurance without excess, no insurance fee is incurred when booking. If you cause a scratch, the rental company will deduct the cost of repairing the damage from your deposit. You can contact your broker after that and submit the damage invoice and damage report to the car hire company in due time. You will find the deadlines in the rental conditions. The agent will then reimburse you the fee paid. In the case of fully comprehensive insurance without excess, there are no further costs for you. Use our comparison portal to find favourable offers for the required insurances.

Car hire Frankfurt: What do I need to consider when making a deposit?

When you pick up your hired car at the car hire company, you have to pay the deposit at the same time. It is usually debited directly from your credit card but can also be paid in cash. The amount of the deposit varies and depends on factors such as the landlord and the vehicle. Compare all offers to hire your dream car at a good price on our portal. Brokers who offer a rental car without a deposit should be avoided. These are usually dubious offers, as the deposit serves the landlord as security. If you return the car in time and without damage to the rental company, the entire deposit will be refunded within a few days.

Rental Car Germany - important traffic rules

Parc at the river Main
  • Germany follows right-hand traffic
  • All passengers are obliged to wear seatbelts
  • Permissible blood alcohol level: 0.5
  • High penalty if you get caught drinking and driving
  • It is forbidden to use a phone while driving
  • Speed limit Urban: 50 km/h
  • Speed limit out of town: 100 km/h
  • Standard speed highway: 130 km/h

In the table below, you will find the emergency numbers that are valid in Germany.

Emergency department Emergency number
Police 110
Ambulance 112
Fire department 112

What are the options for my rental car?


Skyline und Autobahn

By small car through the big city

Familie im Auto

Enough space in the minivan

SUV am Strand

Safe journey with the SUV

One-way rental

For those who want to do a road trip to Frankfurt with a rental car, the one-way rental might be the best option. This means that you can pick up your rental car at the location of your choice and return it conveniently to another location. This is particularly useful if you are heading for cities that are far away from each other, for example to Berlin or Hamburg.

Additional driver

What does the additional driver option actually mean? If you specify another person as an additional driver when booking, you can take turns driving the rental car. Distances in Germany can be very long. If only one person drives the rental car, this can be quite exhausting. So that the driver can sit back and relax, too, you can simply hand over the steering wheel to the additional driver.


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With the right insurance through Frankfurt

Even if you drive very carefully and safely, damage may occur to the rental car. To ensure that you can continue your journey without stress, we recommend that you take out fully comprehensive insurance without excess. In the event of damage, you will have to advance the costs. However, you will be reimbursed by your insurance company after your arrival back home. Simply submit the relevant receipts when you return from Germany.

Sights you can easily visit with your rental car

  • Römer
  • Main Tower
  • Frankfurt Cathedral
  • Alte Oper
  • Hauptwache
  • Senckenberg Museum



Alte Oper

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228 Experiences of our customers at the Frankfurt Airport

Rating of Fahrid E.

“Absolutely friendly staff from ALAMO. Individual advice and support. Top in all points. Both for the pickup in Frankfurt, as well as the return in Stuttgart. Gladly again at any time. Thank you very much...”

Rating of Heidi V.

“Buchbinder's customer service was not only very professional and efficient but extremely courteous and helpful. The courtesy and helpfulness of the customer service in Terminal 2 of the Frankfurt is unsurpassable. Regarding the rental car, I can only say - very good...”

Rating of Alesia S.

“Very friendly and helpful staff.”

Rating of Petrer U.

“Everything was fine. Staff was friendly and fast, uncomplicated return. Deposit was 2 days later back on the account and there were small gifts as a thank was very clean,...Rental was at FFM airport...”

Frequently asked questions about car rental booking Frankfurt Airport

How much does a rental car cost at Frankfurt Airport?

View over Frankfurt

View over Frankfurt

Daily rental car

If you only need a rental car for one day, you can rent it for as low as 21 $ per day.

Weekly rental car 

A cheap rental car is available from as little as 145 $ per week. We compare the prices of all reputable car rental companies and show you the best offer. This way you can start your vacation completely relaxed.

SUV in Frankfurt 

If you are traveling to Frankfurt for a business appointment, you can rent a station wagon or an SUV from 28 $ per day. With this you can drive business-like at any time.

Family car in Frankfurt

A family car is available for as little as 231 $ per week if you are planning a city trip with the whole family.

Sports car and convertibles in Frankfurt

You can also rent a sports car or a convertible for as little as 353 $ per week.

Can I book a rental car at Frankfurt Airport without a deposit?


Without credit card

In addition, you can also book a rental car at Frankfurt Airport without a credit card. This is available from 31 $ per day. To do this, check the box "Bookable without credit card" in the search mask.

Depending on the rental company, you can pay in this case:

  • by invoice
  •  direct debit
  • on site with EC card
  • PayPal

How do I get to the car rental counter at Frankfurt Airport in the quickest way?


The car rental offices are located in the respective Car Rental Centers, which you will find in both Terminal 1 and Terminal 2. Simply follow the signs after your arrival. This will help you find the counters in the quickest way.

Express rental

To avoid standing in line for a long time, you can opt for “express rental”. Register online in advance and pick up your rental car without any detours. Simply select your preferences accordingly in the search mask under "Included services". Remember that you still have to refuel the rental car depending on the refueling regulations. You will find the nearest gas station just outside the airport grounds.

Can I pick up the rental car at Frankfurt Airport and return it in another city?


Return your rental car easily in Berlin

You can also return the rental car to a car rental agency in another location in Germany, such as Berlin or Stuttgart. Take a road trip and visit exciting cities in Germany. Simply change the place of return in the search mask. Additional fees apply for the so-called “one-way rental”.

Additional driver

If you want to take turns driving the rental car on a longer trip, you can specify an additional driver. This way, you can also sit back and enjoy the scenery. In some offers, an additional driver is already included in the rental price.

What do I have to consider when returning the rental car at Frankfurt Airport?


Remember to refuel the rental car before returning it, depending on the refueling regulations. The drive from the center of Frankfurt to the airport takes about 15 minutes by rental car. The nearest gas station is located directly in front of the airport.

Return outside opening hours

A return of the rental car is usually possible at both terminals. Rental cars from Buchbinder, Dollar and Thrifty can only be returned in Terminal 2. In any case, plan enough time on site. Have the condition of the rental car documented and take the report with you. A return is also possible outside opening hours via a key box.

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