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Car rentals in Cologne ( Koeln ): All you need to know

A Cologne ( Koeln ) car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of the region has to offer. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Cologne ( Koeln ). Read on to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Cologne ( Koeln )?

CarRentals.com always strives to get you the best deal. However, to increase your savings on your trip to Cologne ( Koeln ) you can do a few things. Make sure to:

  • Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
  • Reserve your car rental as far in advance as possible
  • Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they generally are pricier
  • Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more with a longer rental

Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.

What rental suppliers have retailers in Cologne ( Koeln )?

From global names like National and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Cologne ( Koeln )?

Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're certain to find a car that suits your needs. Some options include:

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Cologne ( Koeln )?

Typically, to rent a car in Cologne ( Koeln ) you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to determine what the exact rate is before you rent your car.

Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Cologne ( Koeln )?

When driving around Cologne ( Koeln ) or the rest of Germany, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your vehicle. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to purchase temporary insurance through the rental agency.

The major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Cologne ( Koeln ).

What is the difference between all the fuel policies?

Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.

You will need to search for an open gas station close to the drop-off location

What fuel policy should I get?

We usually advise that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Cologne ( Koeln )?

If you want to check out all that Cologne ( Koeln ) offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."

Tips before you leave the lot

Before you begin on your Cologne ( Koeln ) vacation, be sure you go over a few things before you leave the lot. You should take time to:

  • Inspect the vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
  • Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
  • Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region

Book your Cologne ( Koeln ) car rental today

Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Cologne ( Koeln ) has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Cologne ( Koeln ).