Car rentals in Bonn: All you need to know
A Bonn car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even find out what the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Bonn. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I find a bargain rental car in Bonn?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best deals. Just enter your travel dates and scroll down the list of rental suppliers, choose the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly offers in Bonn. You should also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which can be more expensive
- Know ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and book in advance
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Bonn.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Bonn?
CarRentals.com has around a dozen rental car suppliers in the Bonn area. You'll find well-known companies like Ace and Enterprise and wallet-friendly suppliers like Budget and Thrifty. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Bonn?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this town means you're bound to find a vehicle that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little off-road excitement||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Economy Car||Great for driving in big cities||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Bonn?
Normally, to rent a car in Bonn you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read the terms to discover any additional charges will be before you book your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Bonn?
When driving around Bonn or the rest of Germany, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you pick up your automobile. Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary coverage through the rental supplier.
Many major card issuers, like American Express or MasterCard, offer some coverage, however, there are usually restrictions. For instance, they may not cover your rental car if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find an open 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 petrol as you like and top it off when you return your car at the rental office. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, it's only necessary refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for any you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't need to find a gas station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest bringing your car back with a full tank. To avoid any added expenses, find a filling station before returning the rental. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for travelers who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. Just make sure that your policy really provides unlimited miles. Read the fine print before you book.
Before you leave the lot
Make sure you check a few items prior to leaving the car rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Look over your car and determine if there is any damage or scratches. 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
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Bonn car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Bonn has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the great restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Bonn.