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Bavaria car hire

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Thu 18/7
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Cheap car hire in Bavaria

Supplier choice£20/day
Compact estate car£23/day
Compact SUV£23/day
Intermediate SUV£24/day
Intermediate estate car£28/day
Standard estate car£34/day
Full-size estate car£40/day
Standard SUV£43/day
Premium estate car£44/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

Top tips for hiring a car in Bavaria

  • Munich Airport (MUC) is the state of Bavaria's major airport, and you'll be glad to know that you can rent a car from the airport to your intended destination. Upon arrival at MUC, find the plaza situated between Terminals 1 and 2, where you’ll find the car rental counters from which you can select your rental provider and complete the rental paperwork. The rental cars are kept in the airport's parking lot, which is within convenient walking distance of the arrivals terminal, so there is no need to take a shuttle.
  • Driving in Bavaria can be difficult, requiring a high level of vigilance and tolerance. The region's narrow streets and heavy traffic can cause congestion and delays, necessitating constant vigilance for unexpected pauses and starts, especially during rush hours. In the mornings, the rush hour usually takes place between 7:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m., while in the late afternoon the rush hour begins around 4:30 p.m. and continues until 6:30 p.m. During these periods, Bavaria's major roads, such as the A9 Autobahn and the A8, experience heavy traffic congestion.
  • The ideal vehicle model for driving in Bavaria would be one that is great in both performance and comfort while also accommodating the region's unique driving conditions. Bavaria's mountainous landscapes necessitate a vehicle with adaptability. Therefore, an SUV or a compact car would be ideal. An SUV features high ground clearance, so it would be suitable for the region’s mountainous roads. Compact cars are fuel-efficient, allowing for extended trips without frequent refueling, and they also offer a balance between maneuverability and comfort, permitting easy navigation through the region's narrow streets.
  • In Bavaria, children under the age of 12 and less than 1.50 meters (59 inches) in height must travel in approved car seats or boosters. If all other child restraints are in use, the child may travel in the back seat with a seat belt. Children under the age of three may not be in a moving car without an appropriate car seat, and rear-facing infant seats are not permitted in the front of an airbag-equipped vehicle. While on vacation in Bavaria, Germany, it would be prudent to bring your own car seat for a young child and to inquire in advance about available car seats.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Bavaria for £30 or less
  • Book your car hire in Bavaria at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Bavaria are around 94% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Economy hire cars in Bavaria are around 59% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Bavaria

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Bavaria?

    On average a car hire in Bavaria costs £32 per day.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Bavaria?

    Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bavaria.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Bavaria?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Ok Mobility (£17/day), Alamo (£20/day) and Flex To Go (£22/day).

  • What is the best car hire company in Bavaria?

    Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Bavaria are Sixt (7.3, 110 reviews), and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (7.3, 65 reviews).

  • How can I find car hires near me in Bavaria?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Where should I hire a car in Bavaria?

    Based on car searches on KAYAK, the most popular cities to hire a car in Bavaria are Munich (71% of total searches of users looking to hire a car in Bavaria), Memmingen (19%) and Nuremberg (6%).

  • How much does a car hire in Bavaria cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Bavaria costs £282 per week (£40 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Bavaria cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Bavaria costs £1,210 per month (£40 per day).

  • Should I rent a car in Bavaria?

    Renting a car in Bavaria allows you to plan your own trips and explore the region at your own pace without having to abide by rigid schedules or restrictive routes. This allows you to travel to remote destinations, scenic countryside villages, and landmarks that may be inaccessible or time-consuming to reach via public transportation. With a rental car at your disposal, you'll be free to explore Bavaria's several attractions, including Neuschwanstein Castle, Linderhof Palace, Marienplatz, the English Garden, The Eagle's Nest, and the Dachau Concentration Camp Memorial Site.

  • What is driving like in Bavaria?

    Driving in Bavaria is distinctive for its combination of efficiency and accuracy. The region has well-maintained roads and responsible drivers, with a culture that adheres strictly to traffic laws and places an emphasis on safety. The region's roads are marked with distinct signage, making navigation relatively simple. However, rush hours feature increased traffic congestion, and the presence of cyclists and pedestrians may add an extra layer of complexity. On rural roads, the speed limit is around 100 km/h (62 mph), while in urban areas, the speed limit is about 50 km/h (31 mph), ensuring the safety of pedestrians and cyclists. To completely immerse yourself in the region's driving culture, become familiar with the local traffic regulations.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in Bavaria?

    In Bavaria, the minimum age to rent a car is usually 18 years old, and you must have a valid driver's license. However, it is essential to note that the specific age restrictions may vary based on the car rental provider and the type of car being rented. Depending on the car rental supplier, the minimum age could be 21 or even 25 for renting luxury vehicles. In addition, young drivers between the ages of 18 and 24 may be subject to an extra fee.

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