Car rentals in Berlin: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to get around Berlin whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around the region and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Berlin. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Berlin. Keep reading to discover which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How can I find a great deal on a car rental in Berlin?
You are on your way to locating the best price on your car rental by going through CarRentals.com. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming rental. Make sure to:
- Take time to compare vehicle pricing
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which typically cost more
- Know ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Berlin.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Berlin?
We have around 77 car rental suppliers that you can pick from. We have budget-friendly names like Payless and Fox and global ones like Hertz and Sixt. Look through the online reviews to get an idea of which one meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Berlin?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're bound to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Perfect for families who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Berlin?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Berlin is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to determine what the exact price will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does Berlin require rental car insurance?
Insurance is required, no matter where you're renting a car. With that said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, those policies might not totally cover your rental, and you'll have to add it on to your booking. Check in advance and, if it's necessary, you can conveniently add it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your car. Use as much fuel as you need and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. Used a quarter of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank of fuel and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the provider to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually advise that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy simply means you bring your rental back to the full, and you're all set.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you wish to check out all that Berlin offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional fees. Go over the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
What is Berlin famous for?
There is tons to see and do in Berlin. This city has around 15 attractions that it is known for. Some of the most popular are:
- Potsdamer Platz
- Topography of Terror
Fortunately, you can cruise to whichever one you want or see them all.
Know before you go
Before you get started on your Berlin trip, go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should:
- Check out the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and both the lug wrench and jack are there
- 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 Berlin car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Berlin has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the terrific sites in Berlin.