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

from 22 $ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

e.g. Toyota Aygo
11 Days from 01.09 - 12.09.2024
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from 23 $ per day

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

e.g. Toyota Aygo
11 Days from 01.09 - 12.09.2024
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from 28 $ per day
All-round carefree package

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

e.g. Fiat 500
11 Days from 01.09 - 12.09.2024
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Rent a Car at the Hamburg Airport

Summer is ideal to explore the Hanseatic city of Hamburg with your own rental car. Book a cheap rental car at Hamburg Airport and explore the city on your own. Drive to sights like the Elbphilharmonie, the Reeperbahn or the Speicherstadt. Cool off at the Elbe beach Wittenberg, or even drive further to the Baltic Sea. Book a cheap car rental at Hamburg Airport.

In summer Hamburg shows its most beautiful side. The Elbe beach invites you to cool off beside discovering the city. Enjoy the idyll in the Japanese garden in St. Pauli. Book a cheap rental car at Hamburg Airport and drive to the beautiful North Sea.

Hire a car at Hamburg Airport

Harbour of Hamburg

If you want to set off with a rental car from Hamburg Airport and explore Hamburg, you'll find a diverse range of things to do and entertainment. Over 60 theaters, more than 100 music clubs, about 60 museums and countless concerts as well as events invite culture lovers and night owls to an eventful trip with a rental car from Hamburg airport.

The fresh fish on offer in Hamburg means that fish lovers in particular get their money's worth in quaint harbor restaurants or elegant city restaurants. It is practical if you book your car in advance online at Driveboo in the car rental comparison and pick up your rental car directly at Hamburg Airport. This way you save time and money when picking up your car from Hamburg Airport car rentals.

Experience Hamburg in spring and summer with rental car

The weather in spring and summer in Hamburg is very pleasant with a highest average temperature of 20-23°C. Still, temperatures drop to about 12°C in the evenings, so bringing a couple of jackets or cardigans would only be an advantage. Also you should note that the summer includes most precipitation, so pack best also an umbrella or a rain jacket with. In summer, the Alster Lake comes to life with joggers, ice cream parlors and boats. Join the boats and drive across the water to explore the surroundings. If you have a romantic evening planned, visit the open-air cinema in Sternschanzen Park, sit on the ground with a picnic blanket and enjoy a movie with a bowl of popcorn. Another summer activity you can do in a park in Hamburg is to spread out with a disposable grill in the park and enjoy the grilled food in the beautiful nature surrounded by life and joy.

Information about Hamburg Airport

The airport of Hamburg has the IATA code HAM. It is located in the village of Fuhlsbüttel, around 25 minutes by rental car from Hamburg city center. It is also divided into two terminals and the main building. Arrivals are via level 0, while departures are accessed via the first level. Baggage handling facilities are located in the basement. If your luggage is lost or stolen, the Airport Office can help.

Hamburg airport: how to get to the car rental?

Collect a rental car at HAM airport

If you have booked a rental car online cheaply and would like to pick it up at Hamburg Airport, you can do that at the counters of the respective companies for car rental, to receive the vehicle keys as well as papers. You will find a total of seven renowned car rental providers at Hamburg Airport in Terminal 2. The walk from the security center to the car rental agencies takes about five to six minutes, depending on the volume of people. In the basement is the entrance and exit to the airport S-Bahn.

Rent a car cheap online - Hamburg Airport

If you want to be flexible on the road in Hamburg from the first moment, the pickup of the rental car directly at the airport Hamburg is suitable. Some car rental providers offer you a 24-hour handover service for your rental car after a prior booking. You will receive the key via special key boxes, for which you will receive a code to open.

Alternatively, you can also receive the rental car in Hamburg's city center. In this way, you can take a relaxed cab to your hotel after a tiring flight and pick up your rental car at the nearest pick-up station the next day at your leisure.

In any case, pay attention to any previous damage during a vehicle handover. These must be listed and described in detail in the handover document. With photos you can document these additionally.

Where can I refuel my rental car in Hamburg?

Be aware of the refueling policy for your rental car

If you rent a car online before starting your trip cheap, there are usually offers for a so-called fuel regulation available. About this you can decide whether you want to rent your car with a full or nearly empty tank.
If you rent a car cheaply without a full tank, it is important to know that you can already find a fuel station at Langenhorner Chaussee 38 in about 700 meters distance. Here you drive from the parking lot of the car rental via Flughafenstraße in the direction of Langenhorn and automatically reach Langenhorner Chaussee.

Make sure that any refueling arrangement that has not been adhered to should be recorded in writing by the car rental company. As a rule, you must return the rental car with the same tank content again at the pick-up station or at the airport Hamburg, with which you have received it. However, if the rental car contains less gasoline than booked online, you do not need to return the rental car with a full tank.

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Departure from HAM airport

Hamburg Airport is conveniently located in the northern city area of Hamburg. In just a few minutes drive, you can reach the A7 via the B33 in the direction of Neumünster, Kiel and Flensburg. Via the B4, you will soon reach the A7 in the direction of Hannover, Bremen as well as Lüneburg.

Directly in the airport building is the final stop of the airport S-Bahn, which runs regularly and reaches as far as Hamburg's main train station. Via the B433 and the Saarlandstraße you can reach the main station with the rental car from the car rental company in about 20 minutes. With the S-Bahn the way takes about 35 minutes. There are a total of four bus lines (26, 274, 292, 606) that connect the city center of Hamburg with the Airport HAM.

What are the traffic rules to follow in Hamburg?

  • Right-hand traffic
  • Mandatory seatbelt use
  • Children under 12 years & 150 centimeters tall need a child seat
  • In built-up areas, maximum speed: 50 km/h
  • Rural roads: 100 km/h maximum speed
  • Motorways, maximum speed: 130 km/h

These sights you should not miss in Hamburg with rental car

Hamburg has so much to offer that you can hardly see everything in a short time. With a rental car you are always flexible and time-independent on the road. Then you will find Hamburg Airport an optimal starting point to begin a sightseeing tour with countless attractions.

"Planten un Blomen"

Make the Reeperbahn unsafe

View of the Elbphilharmonie

Animal Park Hagenbeck

The Hagenbeck Zoo is located just five kilometers from the airport. Spend an unforgettable day watching animals. Don't miss the feedings of the pink pelicans and Pacific walruses. Fun for the whole family is guaranteed here.

Planten un Blomen

With the rental car from the car rental you get in ca. 10 minutes drive to the "Planten un Blomen", a park with botanical garden and impressive water fountains. Here you can have a picnic and fortify yourself for your next adventures.

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You can relax, dine or simply observe the hustle and bustle at the Outer Alster Promenade, which you can reach in a distance of 7,5 km . In only 20 minutes it goes with the rented car to the Jungfernstieg and in 25 minutes to the Reeperbahn as well as to the worth seeing Main Church St. Michaelis.

You will be regularly notified about cheap car rental offers via the comparison portal's newsletter and can save cash of up to 60 percent on your individual Hamburg exploration.

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“Fast service, super new car, everything worked out wonderfully.”

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“Very friendly service, everything worked out great.”

Rating of Gabriele E.

“The rental was uncomplicated and was very well organized, especially when returning the rental car. I would do it again at any time.”

Rating of Barbara H.

“The friendly and experienced staff handled the pickup and return of the rental car quickly.”

Rating of Christian U.

“This landlord is to be recommended. Here fit price and performance. The car is in order. Everything is fine.”

Frequently asked questions about car rental booking Hamburg Airport

How much does a rental car cost at Hamburg Airport?

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Book a cheap rental car at Hamburg Airport

A cheap rental car is available from as little as 22 $ per day. We compare the prices of all reputable car rental companies and show you the best offer, so you have the right rental car for every occasion at the best conditions.

If you are traveling to Berlin Brandenburg Airport for a business appointment, you can rent a station wagon or an SUV from 27 $ per day. This way you will surely impress your business partners. A family car is already available for 184 $ per week. Moreover, you can also rent a sports car or a convertible for 400 $ per week if you want to spend an unforgettable city trip with your friends or partner.

Auto Europe offers the cheapest car rental at Hamburg Airport.

Can I book a child seat for my rental car at Hamburg Airport?


You can specify desired extras such as a child seat when booking the rental car in the reservation form under the item "Additional equipment" or alternatively in the field "Message to our service team". The applicable fees for this can be found in the rental terms and conditions and are usually payable when you pick up the rental car on site. This way you can be sure that your little ones are well taken care of and start your vacation full of anticipation.

What are the opening hours to pick up my rental car at Hamburg Airport?


Hamburg Airport is open 24 hours. The opening hours of the car rental companies vary depending on the provider. It is usually possible to pick up the rental car outside the opening hours, so you are not necessarily dependent on certain times.  In this case, separate fees may be charged for the provision of the rental car.

What has to be considered when returning the rental car at Hamburg Airport?


Remember to refuel the rental car before returning it, depending on the refueling regulations. Follow the signs for the return of the rental car and plan enough time on site. Have the condition of the rental car documented and take the protocol with you. The return can take place at any time, even outside of opening hours. Simply leave the key in the key box provided.

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