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Garmisch-Partenkirchen car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

  • Car hire in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is a fantastic way to enjoy this Bavarian alpine ski resort nestled in the valley of the Ester Mountains, Ammergau Alps and Wetterstein Mountains. With some of Europe’s most beautiful natural views, you will be immersed in pure beauty whilst enjoying winter sports, amazing Bavarian gastronomy and an ancient atmosphere still held onto by the residents of the conjoined villages of Garmisch and Partenkirchen. Drive up to see the fairy-tale castles of Linderhof and Neuschwanstein, admire the ‘air paintings’ along the architecture on Ludwigstrasse and take your hire car up mountain roads to capture this incredible part of Germany from the sky. If you are looking for a few days of city life, Munich is only about 1h 30 min away.
  • When arriving in Germany, you will probably land at Munich Franz Josef Strauss Airport (MUC), where you can find many options for Garmisch-Partenkirchen car hire. The car hire companies are based inside the airport at Terminalstraße Mitte, and here you’ll find SIXT, Alamo, OK Mobility, Virtuo, Budget, Avis, Europcar, Enterprise and others. Ensure you have booked your accessories, such as snow chains or tyres and a GPS. You will then make your way on the A95 towards Garmisch-Partenkirchen.
  • Using car hire in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you’ll be driving on the right-hand side of the road. The roads are considered good, despite many of them being winding and the outer areas very hilly. In the town centre, while flatter, the road surfaces are often cobbled and very narrow. You’ll need to keep your blood alcohol limit below 0.05% when driving in Bavaria. Brush up on some basic German to understand road signs and don’t be afraid of the autobahn when coming into the town, as it is famous for the ‘unlimited’ speed limit in the far lane for applicable cars. The town attracts many European tourists, meaning your fellow driving peers won’t all be local, so stay safe and comfortable on the roads.
  • With car hire in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, the biggest challenges for UK drivers will be the terrain and extreme weather. Even in summer, Garmisch-Partenkirchen experiences a lot of rain, but winter involves much heavier snow than you may be used to. It is vital your vehicle is prepared for it with snow chains and a scraper – and never leave your car outside overnight. German hire cars are usually manual. This will be a big help with mountain roads, but if you are more comfortable with automatic vehicles, make sure your car hire company can provide one. Watch out for wildlife on mountain roads such as free-roaming deer. Traffic won’t usually be an issue in this small town, but during peak winter sports events, a GPS will come in handy to alert you to congestion.
  • Book your car hire in Garmisch-Partenkirchen at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact hire cars in Garmisch-Partenkirchen are around 59% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

  • How much is the price of fuel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

    The average price of fuel in Garmisch-Partenkirchen is £5.59 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £67 and £89, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

    Compact (Seat Leon or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Franz Josef Strauss airport (MUC)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Franz Josef Strauss airport include Alamo, Sixt, Ok Mobility, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Dollar, keddy by Europcar, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz and FLIZZR.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Franz Josef Strauss airport (MUC)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Franz Josef Strauss airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Sixt, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Dollar, keddy by Europcar, Europcar, Thrifty, Avis, Hertz and FLIZZR.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

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

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

    A Compact car hire in Garmisch-Partenkirchen costs £36 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

    An Economy car hire in Garmisch-Partenkirchen costs £44 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

    A Standard car hire in Garmisch-Partenkirchen costs £47 per day, on average.

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

    Most car hire providers in Garmisch-Partenkirchen offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

    When driving in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you would benefit from driving a high-performance vehicle. Depending on your itinerary in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, you could choose from either a sturdy and powerful 4x4 for mountain trails, steep roads and superior handling on the bends, or a small economy vehicle if staying local. The smaller car will be better in the centre of town, where roads are still narrow and far older.

  • What's the speed limit in Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

    There are many variables to consider when driving in Garmisch-Partenkirchen, and you’ll need to take in your surroundings as well as the speed limit. If you are in the centre of town, stick to 30 km/h (18 mph). When driving in less dense urban areas, you can drive at 50 km/h (31 mph). Larger, non-urban roads allow for 100 km/h (62 mph), and on the highway, you can push your speed with an advisory limit of 130 km/h (81 mph).

  • Where are the best places to park in Garmisch-Partenkirchen?

    You’ll find street parking on the side roads of Garmisch-Partenkirchen; however, with smaller streets that are high in foot traffic, you may be better off looking for car parks. There are several free car parks on Partnachstraße, Hausbergstraße and Wettersteinstraße. You can also find paid covered parking, such as Tiefgarage-Zentrum Spielbank, Parkplatz Bahnhof Garmisch-Partenkirchen and P12 Badgasse. The average price for parking is around €1.50 (£1.30) per hour.  

Garmisch-Partenkirchen car hire reviews and directory

keddy by Europcar

10.0

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St.-Martin-Strasse 6

+49 8821 943 083

Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Sixt

7.3

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Burgstr. 12 a

+49 89 66060060

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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Retail Store Geb. 204

+49 89 66060060

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Avis

6.5

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Sankt Martin Strasse 17

+49 173 3476183

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

We booked online in Portugal for a three day car rental in Germany. The price was better than expected and we were also given a free size upgrade to a near-new Opel for mountain driving in Bavaria. Quick and friendly service with pick-up and drop off made this our best rental yet in several recent visits to Europe. 100% recommended!

2.0 Poor

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

We arrived at Avis to pick up our car and was told the reservation was cancelled. We asked who cancelled the reservation, they said they did. We had no warning, they did not try to call or email. We then had to find a different company and was stuck getting a smaller car and paid more money.

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Europcar

6.0

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St.-martin-strasse 6

+49 8821 943083

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Budget

5.8

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St Martin Str 17

+49 173 3476183

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Dollar

5.6

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Burgstrasse 12a

+49 8821 967 7888

Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Hertz

5.6

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Burgstrasse 12a

+49 8821 967 7888

Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Thrifty

4.6

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Burgstrasse 12a

+49 8821 967 7888

Monday07:30 - 18:00
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FLIZZR

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Burgstr. 12 a

+49 89 6606 0060

Monday08:00 - 12:00
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BUCHBINDER

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St.-Martin-Strasse 6

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Global Rent A Car

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St.-Martin-Strasse 6

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Most popular car type

Compact

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Car hire insurance in Garmisch-Partenkirchen

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Garmisch-Partenkirchen car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Garmisch-Partenkirchen.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Garmisch-Partenkirchen car hire.

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