Car Rental in Germany

COVID-19 Information

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we recommend you review the latest travel requirements to enter Germany prior to your travel.

COVID-19 Information

Due to the ongoing pandemic, we recommend you review the latest travel requirements to enter Germany prior to your travel.

Renting a Car in Germany

Germany’s famous road and autobahn network is a driver’s dream. If you’re after adventure, head north from the Black Forest towards the bustling cities of Berlin and Hamburg or discover the scenic south along the Romantic Road to Munich. Whatever your destination, now is a great time to immerse yourself in one of Europe’s most exciting and vibrant locations.


Airport and Neighborhood Car Rental Locations

Enterprise Rent-A-Car branches can be found through all major German airports including Berlin (TXL), Munich (MUC), Cologne-Bonn (CGN), and Frankfurt (FRA) among many others.

Germany Car Rental FAQs

To rent a vehicle in Germany, the minimum age is 21. 

To rent a car in Germany, you'll need: 

  • Driver's license
  • International Driving Permit (IDP)
  • Valid ID (Driver’s license or passport can be used; for non-EU visitors, an International Driver Permit is required if your license is not written in English.)
  • International travelers must also show passport, proof of return travel & residency information
  • Credit or debit card. (Debit cards will require an ID and address verification.

No. When renting a car in Germany, you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver included in the cost of your car rental. You have the option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you peace of mind.

One-way car rental is possible at many Enterprise locations in mainland Germany; however, there are some restrictions and fees. For additional information, please start a reservation above.

Top Driving Tips in Germany

When driving in Germany, there a few key things to remember:

  • Pay close attention to traffic signs and signals. Many Germans describe their streetscape as a “sign forest” (Schilderwald) due to the abundance of traffic signs. Learn more about German road signs here.
  • When no speed limit is posted, German authorities ‘suggest’ a speed of 130 kmh (80 mph).
  • You can only pass another car in the left lane. The right lane is for slower vehicles, and overtaking cars in the right lane is illegal.
  • Always check your rear view mirror carefully when pulling into another lane.
  • When fueling in Germany, gasoline is Benzin. Running out of gas on the Autobahn is dangerous and will get you a ticket.
  • In most German cities, you’ll have a good selection of parking facilities. There is on-street parking as well as off-street parking lots (Parkplatz), above ground garages (Parkhaus), and underground garages (Tiefgarage.)
  • Drive on the right hand side of the road. (The driver sits on the left hand side of the car.)
  • Talking on the phone while driving in Germany is illegal, and seatbelts must be worn at all times.

Check out our Germany Driving Tips for additional information that will help you make the most of your visit to this great and scenic country.

Germany Car Rental Locations

Neighborhood Locations