Car rental Cologne
If you want to visit the city of Cologne , then you have already found cheap accommodation: The holiday apartment Cologne ! The ideal starting point to explore the attractions of the cathedral city.
Rent a car Cologne
You don't actually need a car to explore the city, as our accommodations are actually already in the middle of the city center. All attractions can be easily reached on foot or by public transport. However, if you also want to visit other interesting cities in North Rhine-Westphalia, such as: Aachen or Hürth or maybe you want to visit Phantasialand in Brühl, renting a rental car in Cologne could make sense
For this reason, we want to bring you closer to the topic and the available rental options with this article. Have fun reading!
How expensive is such a rental vehicle on average in Cologne?
Just like the rental prices of the accommodations, the prices of the rental cars are also subject to seasonal fluctuations. The price development goes from around 32 euros in January (when there is not a big trade fair!), February, June or September to almost 38 euros in December, when maybe the winter holidays or the normal holidays at Christmas. On average, such a Cologne car costs around 35 euros per day.
Which months or days are particularly popular in terms of rental cars in Cologne?
There is a very large range of Cologne rental cars in April, May, June, July, August, September and October. In the middle of summer right on the Rhine. The availability is particularly high here. During this time it is not necessary to make a reservation, as there is always a suitable car for you in Cologne (everything outside of important trade fair times, such as the FIBO , the Gamescom or the DMEXCO). The months of January, February and December, however, are different. It is advisable to make a reservation well in advance.
How long should the rental period for your car be best?
Customers usually opt for a rental period of around four days. The duration of the stay in the city naturally also plays a major role here! The advantage is certainly that you can pick up the rental car directly at Cologne Airport and take it to Deutz if you have a lot of luggage! But of course you could then just take a taxi. How you want to deal with it is just a matter of taste.
Of course you can also use the car to drive to all the surrounding attractions (outside the city center). Then of course renting a car in Cologne makes sense! Especially when the goals are far away.
Where can I rent a car in Cologne?
In Cologne you can rent rental cars from some reputable companies. Here you should of course pay attention to the price-performance ratio and secure good conditions!
The car rental company Global Rent is particularly noticeable here. He offers good service, nice cars and favorable conditions. Another provider with very good prices is Avis. Take a look at the cars! Another good tip in the Cologne car rental sector is Enterprise. In addition, the companies Hertz and Buchbinder leave nothing to be desired.
- Global Rent
What additional services are there for a rental car in Cologne?
The key question when it comes to renting a car in Cologne is: classic manual gearbox or automatic ?! Since the traffic in Cologne is increasingly slow, an automatic gearshift can make a lot of sense or make your journey through the cathedral city much easier. If you want to rent such a car for your Cologne vacation, then you should reserve it in good time. Other popular extras when renting a rental car are the navigation device, air conditioning and child seat!
Which rental car class is ideal for driving in downtown Cologne?
At a Cologne car rental you will mainly find the compact car class. There is, of course, a simple and obvious reason for this: traffic and parking are “narrowed” in Cologne! Therefore, of course, you have "slight" problems finding a suitable parking space with a large limousine or a fat SUV.
The economy car class is also very popular. This vehicle category is very popular because of its fuel economy and maneuverability. It is also very well suited for trips outside the Cologne city area, for example if you want to visit the city of Düsseldorf, Erftstadt or Bonn.
How does the rental car order at Cologne / Bonn Airport work?
Guests arriving by plane at the airport in Cologne / Bonn (“Konrad Adenauer”) can reach the Deutz district quickly and easily by S-Bahn and arrive at the “Köln / Deutz / Messe” train station.
But if you have a lot of luggage and you don't want to take a taxi, you can of course favor the option "Rent a car Cologne" ! The connection from the airport to the motorway and thus also to the city center of Cologne is very good! In addition, the City of Cologne is only fifteen kilometers away, so of course you can get there very quickly.
The range of car rental companies at the airport is very good. All major providers are represented at the airport and you can receive the car there directly! It is best to reserve the "Cologne rental car" at home on your computer so that you can choose the most favorable terms. When you are on site, you usually only have to show the booking code and you can take the rental car with you. It couldn't be better. And off we go towards the holiday apartment!
Which car rental companies can you find at the airport? They are: Avis Budget, Buchbinder, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz and Sixt! You can find all providers at Terminal 2.
Pick up the rental car at the main train station in Cologne
For all those traveling by train we have the information for the main train station in the cathedral city. The main train station is near the old town and the Rhine and is also located directly at Cologne Cathedral. If you have the time, you might be able to take a look before picking up the rental car ?!
Which car rental companies are in Cologne Central Station?
Well, they are the following:
Just like at the airport: book at home on your computer and collect the key with the booking code . The cars are in the immediate vicinity and can be taken over directly!
Business people in particular like to rent large luxury limousines here in order to be able to “make something” at their business appointments at the Cologne Exhibition Center. After all, you don't want to pull up a Mini if you're doing a deal for hundreds of thousands. And, of course, such deals are often concluded at major international trade fairs!
The company Europcar has even set up a service point in Deutz not far from the LANXESS Arena (Willi Brandt Platz 2). You can also conveniently pick up or drop off the car here. The company SIXT is also represented at the Dorint Hotel at the fair.
It is astonishing that there is also a possibility for a rental car in Cologne Mülheim ! There are several providers and Europcar is represented in Holweide!
Do you need a credit card to rent a rental car in Cologne?
If the rental car has not already been rented by a company or a travel agency, most providers already insist on a credit card. The background is certainly the liability in the event of damage, which can be realized much easier with a credit card.
Are you planning to cross the border by rental car?
The proximity to Aachen and thus the proximity to Belgium or Holland may tempt one or the other vacationer to explore another city.
If you have planned to cross the border, you should in any case coordinate this with the rental company . This is the only way to avoid major problems and discussions.
Your cheap rental car in Cologne
If you want to be mobile immediately after arriving in Cologne and have to cover longer distances, then a Cologne car rental can actually help. Which brands or distributors are at the start?
- Holiday Autos
- Sunny Cars
Several factors play an important role in the price-performance ratio! These are, for example: comprehensive insurance, reimbursement or coverage in the event of damage (glass, tires or underbody) and unlimited kilometers. A nice fleet of vehicles rounds off the great service and quality offer. Because you want to have your very individual needs met! A family needs a family van and a businessman needs a representative limousine. If you want to have fun or want to show off, rent a large SUV or a sports car!
Travel tips and sights in Cologne!
Cologne has a lot to offer , but if you have the time, a trip to the surrounding area is also worthwhile! The Phantasialand in Brühl (only approx. 15 kilometers away) is such an excursion tip! Especially of course for couples with children or children! Fun and games and lots of attractions for the whole family!
The Alpenpark Neuss is also suitable for a fun excursion! This great ski hall guarantees fun and sport and even the ultimate apre ski party! Neuss is also not far from Cologne and can be combined with a trip to Düsseldorf! You'll notice right away: The excursion tips for guests with a rental car in Cologne have it all! Action and sport!
And when we explore the surrounding cities, the city of Bonn must of course not be missing! The old federal capital is wonderfully suitable for a short "hour trip" from Cologne! It can be reached in about half an hour by car and you can stroll through the shopping streets or see German history! The “House of History” and the Chancellor's bungalow must of course not be left out on the tour! The Beethovenhaus particularly attracts those interested in culture!
The city Aachen also offers a lot of history and culture! History that goes back to the year 800! Visit the "Kaiserdom" and the old place of work of Charlemagne! A few kings have already given themselves the handle!
As a further tip we introduce the city of Königswinter! If you don't want to go there by boat (boat tours are offered across the Rhine with the KD ships!), You can drive to Drachenburg Castle on the Drachenfels! Nature, the Rhine, parks and an exciting climb will make it an unforgettable excursion! Maybe you also want to visit the Siebengebirge? When you're already there, you can see all the attractions right away!
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Accommodation close to the cathedral!
Do you want to walk to the cathedral? Then book the Apartment Cologne , then you can easily walk to Cologne Cathedral! Just cross the Rhine over the Deutzer Brücke and stroll through the old town. In about 14 minutes you have reached the cathedral! We look forward to your inquiry!