There is no better way to see everything Koeln has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own car allows you to go to the places you want to see the most, when you want. Make your next vacation to Germany even more enjoyable with a Budget car rental.
CarRentals.com puts you in the driver's seat
With all there is to do in and around Koeln, you'll want to explore more than just the block your hotel is on during your stay. Whether you have to try the restaurant that has gotten rave reviews across town or see some of the local hot spots, you'll want your own car to see as much as you can during your visit. Whatever you end up doing in Koeln, if you wish to get the most from your trip to the city, having access to your vehicle is a must.
CarRentals.com works with several of the top dealers. Founded in Los Angeles in 1959, Budget always strives to provide the best rates for their customers. With a name like Budget, you know this company will try to get you the cheapest rate.
What you need to know before you go
How do I get a Koeln Budget car rental at a great price?
We strive to get you the lowest price, no matter when you reserve your vehicle. But reserving your car well ahead of your visit can help you save even more. Make sure to keep the car under one driver's name and read the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.
What should I bring with me when I pick up my car rental in Koeln?
Be sure to present credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Koeln's minimum age to rent a car?
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Koeln is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to check Budget's policies to find out what the total cost is for you.
What kind of Budget rental car should I get for my trip to Koeln?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Koeln. Compact or economy cars are good for short drives and are easier to park. If you are traveling with family or friends, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle is going to have more room for luggage and be a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a little luxury on their Koeln trip can choose the premium category to get a car like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in Germany?
You are required to have insurance before you rent a car in Germany. Many major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) typically offer coverage. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering larger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Koeln. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Budget require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Budget does require a deposit when you book your rental. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your rental for your trip. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the car.
Do I have to return my Budget rental with a full tank?
We encourage a full tank policy. You receive the car with full tank, and you should return it filled up. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car to Budget. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Koeln definitely has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Koeln.
Does Budget offer one-way rentals in Koeln?
Budget typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your rental car at another location. Be aware there is typically an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Koeln, having access to an auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to explore more of Germany, you can drive wherever you want to, without having to spend time waiting for the bus or signal for a taxicab.
Before your next business or leisure venture, book your Budget Koeln rental car and zip off to take in all the must-do activities at your leisure. Reserve through CarRentals.com and drive the streets in Koeln, Germany.