Hamburg car hire

Hamburg car hire

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Hamburg, Germany
23 Oct — 30 Oct
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Hamburg, Germany
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Hamburg car hire information

Pick-up locationHamburg
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate estate car, Passenger van, Standard SUV, Standard estate car, Supplier choice
Hire locations225
Airport locations23
Popular agenciesEnterprise, Alamo, Global Rent A Car

Cheap car hire in Hamburg

Economy£39/day
Compact£37/day
Intermediate£48/day
Passenger van£66/day
Supplier choice£35/day
Compact estate car£38/day
Intermediate estate car£43/day
Intermediate SUV£44/day
Standard estate car£47/day
Standard SUV£47/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Hamburg car hire reviews and directory

From £17/dayRated no. 1
keddy by Europcar
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
30 locations in Hamburg
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Hamburg
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
From £23/dayRated no. 2
National
8.8 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Hamburg
National
Locations in Hamburg
  • 8
  • 8
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
Recent reviews
From £28/dayRated no. 3
Thrifty
8.8 Excellent (4 reviews)
6 locations in Hamburg
Thrifty
Locations in Hamburg
  • 9
  • 9.5
  • 8.5
  • 7.5
  • 9.5
Recent reviews
6.8 Good4 Sep 2019
Decent, newer car, central pickup location.I was given a larger car, even though this isn't really helpful on narrow downtown streets and garages. It was not immediately clear I needed to pick up from Hertz, and they never told me I needed a reference number from my credit card co. to prove they would insure the car. Car interior was sandy.
10.0 Excellent18 Jul 2019
Brand new car, easy rent and return
From £33/dayRated no. 4
Avis
8.5 Excellent (4 reviews)
7 locations in Hamburg
Avis
Locations in Hamburg
  • 10
  • 9.5
  • 7
  • 7
  • 9
Recent reviews
9.6 Excellent23 May 2018
Good dealEverything ok, new car, good equipment, good price.Had a problem with a credit card, accidentaly charged twice, now have to wait for some time to get the funds back.
10.0 Excellent13 Jun 2017
Smooth pickup, professional staffCar was ready when we arrived; no pressure to upgrade; staff was friendly and professional.All was good.
8.4 Excellent10 Jun 2017
HamburgCar (Skoda) seemed to be an upgrade from VW Golf; car was roomy & fairly fuel-efficient.I arrived at the airport at 0800; AVIS did not open until 0900. Found no "Parkschein" in the car. Automatic engine turn-off/on was annoying (that's Skoda's problem, not Avis') Drop-off was terribly slow and seemingly disorganized
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From £21/dayRated no. 5
Hertz
8.1 Excellent (4 reviews)
9 locations in Hamburg
Hertz
Locations in Hamburg
  • 8
  • 9
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  • 8
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
7.6 Good11 Oct 2017
Good but slowReasonable rates. Comfortable car.Slow to check in. Slow to check out. At least by Hertz US standards. Also wanted a diesel but got a gasoline engined car.
8.4 Excellent8 Aug 2017
Great dealBooked months in advance and got a great deal. Easy to pick up and drop off. Comfortable carWe contemplated dropping the car in a different country from pick up, but that would have been a lot more expensive.
From £33/dayRated no. 6
Sixt
8 Excellent (5 reviews)
16 locations in Hamburg
Sixt
Locations in Hamburg
  • 8.4
  • 7.6
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent4 Oct 2018
Quick returnNo waiting timeI would have liked to receive an ok that the car was ok so no surprises later.
4.0 Okay13 Sep 2018
No SIXT representative to return the car to on Monday morning at 8:30SIXT had no attendant present at the drop off, it was a general drop off with other agents present, but nobody from SIXT. on top of that I was accused of damaging the car, yet it sat their unattended, because I had to leave it in line, to make it to my flight. I never had any in person experience at the drop off.
From £15/dayRated no. 7
Enterprise
8 Excellent (27 reviews)
10 locations in Hamburg
Enterprise
Locations in Hamburg
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 8
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent24 Jul 2021
I hope next time is as good
1.9 Horrible20 Jul 2021
Hi, My complaints are as follows: 1. When your own technician decided the car is not drivable and should be changed: you put me in danger and made me drive 48km in the opposite direction to my destination, Berlin. 2. 13.00 I did call you and nobody were able to to talk English to help me. 13.30, I was forced to get help of a friend to talk your language. I stopped in a parking place without access even to drinking water. Different people from your company called me few times and every time promised the help will arrive in 5-10 minutes. You technician arrived around 18.30. 3. You changed the car with an smaller car and after I drrived it, I discovered the AC is not working. PS. Complains are more, but I start with these 3 points now! Any answer from you should be in written and I’ll use them as the evidences! Regards Nick Pendari Berlin/ Germany
10.0 Excellent2 Jan 2020
Very friendly staff at the airport pick up location and very easy to drop off the car right at the terminal.
7.6 Good1 Oct 2019
Nice service, quick return, suitable location.I booked the car few weeks in advance (VW Caddy/commercial type) which I needed for moving to new apartment and transport some furniture and stuff. Unfortunately the car was not available and I got another (Ford Sharan).
6.4 Good19 Dec 2018
We were told when we arrived at Enterprise that Our reservation that we made on November 10 and confirmed on December 15 had been cancelled. They did find a very small car, not the VW Golf that we had reserved and charged us for insurance and roadside assistance that I told them that I did not want because my credit card covered us!!! I even refused to sign for the insurance but they still charged us!! Reserved price $113. New [rice $192. We had to be in Flensburg by 4:15 Pm so I didn't have time or any way to contact the booking company to see if they DID cancel and why!!!since they were closed in the US. I need a phone number for Enterprise to contact them.
2.0 Mediocre28 Aug 2017
Refused my reservation - illegal bait & switchHorrible, dishonest, illegal practice and serviceEnterprise refused to honor my reservation. They admitted to making a mistake and giving away my car. Then they offered me a different car for $20 more. Since we had travel from California and we needed to get to a wedding, we had no choice but to pay more even though online we found cheaper reservations with Enterprise.
7.2 Good15 Jun 2017
Very inflexibleCar was good, clean. Drop off dry quick and friendlyAbsolutely inflexible as to changing dates and drop off. This is unusual
2.0 Mediocre27 Apr 2017
We rented a car from EnterpriseEven though we book a specific car in advance and even called different locations asking them to make sure they have the car available, when we go there to pickup they told us that they don't have that type of car and then when we showed our confirmation then they said they gave the car away to someone else.We had to wait 4 hours so they the n at drivwr returns a car so we could get it, and even though we asked for another car they refused to have it to us saying that someone else might be coming for it. I will never rent from Enterprise ever again as they wasted my entire day for a car I rented in advance. Very bad service.
10.0 Excellent6 Apr 2017
Friendly and knowledgeable customer service employees, brand new car, rental office easy to find within the airport
10.0 Excellent10 Jan 2017
If in Hamburg, go to Enterprise on Borsteler ChausFirst and foremost, the staff at this location are excellent. Easy to converse with, personable, it's a warm feeling that greets you as you walk through the doors. The vehicles I have rented thus far are superb, always delivered clean and it's only a few minutes confirming details before I am on the road. Prices are exceptionally fair for the level of service and the vehicle type you will receive. I highly recommend anyone in Hamburg to visit this location when looking for an auto rental.Nothing, this place is superb.
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From £30/dayRated no. 8
Europcar
7.9 Good (1 review)
20 locations in Hamburg
Europcar
Locations in Hamburg
  • 7.9
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  • 7.9
  • 5.9
  • 7.9
Recent reviews
7.9 Good5 Oct 2021
I had a reservation for a compact car at 16:00. Flight was delayed so arrived 20:00 at the counter and was told they only hold cars for 1 hour past reservation time(at an airport rental office where flight delays are not uncommon?). Had to take a larger vehicle and was charged for the difference...
From £19/dayRated no. 9
Budget
7.6 Good (4 reviews)
7 locations in Hamburg
Budget
Locations in Hamburg
  • 8
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  • 7.5
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  • 7.5
Recent reviews
6.0 Good6 Dec 2016
The type of the car The mileage limitations
From £20/dayRated no. 10
Dollar
7.2 Good (8 reviews)
4 locations in Hamburg
Dollar
Locations in Hamburg
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 7.5
  • 6.7
  • 7.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre8 Jan 2020
NOTHINGThey hadn’t the car I booked so they cancelled my car as I arrived and took also cancel fees from me !!!! My LAST BOOKING BY HERTZ AND this WEBSITE. Had a BAD EXPERIENCE!! NEVER EVER AGAIN! Best rental car in Germany is 100% EUROPCAR!!!
10.0 Excellent15 Jul 2019
Nice car, helpful staffThe staff was not able to find my reservation but he co formation number given to me by Kayak. Also, bc I booked through Kayak, I was unable to drop the car off st the airport.
2.0 Mediocre9 May 2016
That was one of the worst rent experience ever. First of all i haven't received a car, i ordered! After calling to the rent office i got an aswer that my order is still active and i can get similar class car in the airport office, but that wasn't true. My order was cancelled and i had to look for a new car
9.2 Excellent6 Nov 2015
Best rental I got !Got a 4 door car rather suppose to be 2 doorPick up & delivery is in big parking lot !! Not easy
From £25/dayRated no. 11
BUCHBINDER
6.4 Good (2 reviews)
9 locations in Hamburg
BUCHBINDER
Locations in Hamburg
  • 5
  • 6
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  • 7
  • 7
Recent reviews
4.4 Okay6 Mar 2019
Buchbinders service at Hamburg airport was very poor
From £16/dayRated no. 12
Alamo
Most popular
6.3 Good (10 reviews)
2 locations in Hamburg
Alamo
Locations in Hamburg
  • 7.3
  • 6.5
  • 5.7
  • 6.7
  • 5.9
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible15 Aug 2021
The staff there need to get trained. The AC wasn’t working, the car was too old. Wasting of my money
9.6 Excellent8 Oct 2019
There was no line when we got to the counter, staff spoke perfect English.The agent asked if we needed a GPS. We said no, but there was a GPS in the car. What I we did yes. Would we have been given a GPS and charged?
8.0 Excellent19 Aug 2019
Car was good and experience was good.The car was out of windshield washer fluid so there was no way to clean the windshield. A small detail that was overlooked by Alamo.
2.0 Mediocre27 Dec 2018
Customer care was not interested with us. He just instructed to put the car in the deignated area and he didnt help. Most schocking was, after drop off the car in the indicated location and area, I was exytra charged on my credit card without my consent 23 euro for not known reasons.
5.6 Okay29 Jun 2017
pickup first my car was not available. I was offered to upgrade to higher class for extra payment which i did. when i got to the car it turned out that it was a different car from what i had upgraded to. i took the keys back they explained that the car is mislisted in their computer system. The next car was fine but when I turned the portable GPS on, which I had also rented, the screen was badly broken. Due to the fact that they were understaffed and could not accompany me to the car I had to walk back and forth from the parking lot to the rental desk a few times and wasted half an hour until all their mistakes were corrected.
Sunnycars
51 locations in Hamburg
Sunnycars
Locations in Hamburg
Recent reviews
FLIZZR
15 locations in Hamburg
FLIZZR
Locations in Hamburg
Recent reviews
Star Car
11 locations in Hamburg
Star Car
Locations in Hamburg
Recent reviews
From £16/day
Global Rent A Car
8 locations in Hamburg
Global Rent A Car
Locations in Hamburg
Recent reviews
From £12/day
INTERRENT
Cheapest deal
5 locations in Hamburg
INTERRENT
Locations in Hamburg
Recent reviews
CARO
3 locations in Hamburg
CARO
Locations in Hamburg
Recent reviews
McRent
2 locations in Hamburg
McRent
Locations in Hamburg
Recent reviews
YourRent
2 locations in Hamburg
YourRent
Locations in Hamburg
Recent reviews
AutoEurope
1 location in Hamburg
AutoEurope
Locations in Hamburg
Recent reviews
From £41/day
GLOBALDRIVE
1 location in Hamburg
GLOBALDRIVE
Locations in Hamburg
Recent reviews
Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Hamburg
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Hamburg
Recent reviews
71 travellers who hired a car in Hamburg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.7

Car hire locations in or near Hamburg

Good to know

Most popular agency

Alamo

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

£23/day

Good deal

£19/day

When to book a car hire in Hamburg

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire excess insurance in Hamburg

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Hamburg car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Hamburg.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire excess insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Hamburg car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Hamburg

  • The top reason to rent a car during your time in Hamburg, aside from joyriding on the Autobahn, is that a vehicle allows you to spontaneously zoom over to any of the city’s neighboring towns and villages. For instance, the port city of Lubeck is just 70 kilometers (43 miles) away and is an easy day trip with a car.
  • If you are landing at Hamburg Airport and are looking to pick up a hire car right away, you can find the various hire car companies in the Arrivals Hall of Terminal 2.
  • Drivers who plan to use the Autobahn should make sure to stick to the appropriate lane, based on their driving speed. Specifically, only use the far left lane if you plan on truly driving fast and passing other vehicles. If at any time you see flashing headlights behind you that means move out of the lane because a faster car is coming up from behind. In general, German drivers expect the slower cars to move out of the way so that faster drivers can keep their pace uninterrupted. Drivers should also note that some sections of the Autobahn do have speed limits, so keep on the lookout for posted signage.
  • Hamburg is one of Germany’s most populous cities and, as a result, it often is bogged down with a dash of rush hour traffic. On an average day, rush hour traffic picks up at around 6:00 a.m. and lasts until 9:00 a.m., while in the afternoon it starts back up again shortly after 4:00 p.m. and hangs around until 6:00 p.m. on most days.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Hamburg for £19 or less
  • Book your car hire in Hamburg at least 2 weeks before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hires in Hamburg are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Hamburg

  • Some car hire companies in Hamburg which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Alamo, Enterprise and Avis

  • On average a hire car in Hamburg costs £23 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Alamo (£27/day), Enterprise (£28/day) and Global Rent A Car (£28/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Alamo Enterprise Rent A Car 22335 (6 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Hamburg is £5.10 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £61 and £82, depending on the car size.

  • Mini (Ford Ka or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Hamburg.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Hamburg airport include Alamo, Enterprise, Global Rent A Car, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, INTERRENT, Avis, BUCHBINDER, Budget and Europcar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Hamburg airport to off-airport locations include Alamo, Enterprise, Global Rent A Car, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, INTERRENT, Avis, BUCHBINDER, Budget and Europcar.

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

  • A Mini car hire in Hamburg costs £12 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Hamburg costs £13 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Hamburg costs £14 per day, on average.

  • In Hamburg, cars are most frequently hired at Enterprise Borstelmannsweg 109-115 (2 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Hamburg costs £164 per week (£23 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Hamburg costs £703 per month (£23 per day).

  • Visitors to Hamburg looking to rent a vehicle are recommended to opt for medium to small vehicles such as SUVs, compacts, and sedans. Such vehicles are well-suited for Hamburg’s roads, which, while not small, are not necessarily as wide as the roads commonly seen in cities in the United States. Additionally, drivers will find that drivers of smaller vehicles will also have an easier time finding on-street parking spots large enough for them.

  • Within the city, the typical speed limit for residential areas is 50 km/h (31 mph), but in densely populated areas with high amounts of pedestrian traffic, the speed limit occasionally goes down to 30 km/h (18 mph). On major urban roads the speed limit ranges from 60 to 70 km/h (37 to 43 mph). On the Autobahn there is often no speed limit, but occasionally there are specific speed limits such as 130 km/h (81 mph).

  • Drivers can expect to pay on average €1.35 ($1.54) per liter of petrol in Hamburg, which is around €5.11 ($5.83) per gallon.

  • Parking in Hamburg, like in many large cities in the world, can be a bit of a trial at times in the busier areas. Fortunately for drivers, though, Hamburg has numerous parking garages and parking lots available throughout its downtown core. It is also quite cheap to park at these lots, with rates starting as low as €1.00 ($1.14) per hour.