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 city and pull up in front of the popular restaurants in Berlin. CarRentals.com has collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Berlin. Keep reading to see the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
Where do I find a bargain rental car in Berlin?
CarRentals.com makes it a cinch to book budget-friendly rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental car companies, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Berlin has to offer. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which usually cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Berlin?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Economy and Budget, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
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 Wisconsin city means you're bound to find an automobile that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Everyone who wants to travel Berlin in style||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|SUV or Minivan||If you plan on doing a lot of sightseeing and want a comfy ride||Dodge Grand Caravan, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Economy or Compact Car||When saving money and good gas mileage are your top priorities||Ford Fiesta, Chevrolet Spark, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Berlin?
Generally, the age limit for car rentals in Berlin is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the United States of America. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read the rental agreement to find what the exact fee is before you book your car.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Berlin?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. Nevertheless, you might already be insured by your credit card or car policies. Keep in mind, those policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Berlin. Look into it before you book and, if it's required, you can simply include it at the CarRentals.com checkout.
What is the fuel policy for Berlin rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. 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||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. Use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Several suppliers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a more expensive rate for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full to full policy. You pick up your rental with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. If you want to keep your expenses lower, find a filling station before returning the car rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you plan to do some sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Berlin. You can drive wherever you want and not incur extra charges. Review your policy to find out if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you go over a few items before you leave the lot on your Berlin adventure. You should take time to:
- Walk around the car and make sure there is no dents 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
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable working the navigation and entertainment. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Berlin rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can fit your requirement and not break your wallet.