If you want to see everything Cologne has to offer, there is no better way to do so from behind the wheel of a rental car from National. Don't spend time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have the keys to your own vehicle, you can drive anywhere you want to go, when you want. Make your next getaway to Germany more enjoyable with a National rental car.
CarRentals.com puts you in the driver seat
With all there is to do and see in and around the Cologne area, you'll want to explore more than the block your hotel is on while on your stay. Whether you are hoping to have dinner at that well-reviewed chophouse across town or check out some of the local hot spots, you'll need your own vehicle to see as much as possible while on your trip. Whatever you end up doing in Cologne, if you want to get the most from your trip to the city, having your auto is a must.
Founded by 24 independent car rental agents in 1947, National has grown from 60 locations in the United States to over 2,000 international locations. National provides everything SUVs to economy, allowing you to choose the ideal car for your upcoming trip.
Frequently asked questions
How do I get a Cologne National car rental at a great price?
CarRentals.com strives to get you the lowest rates, no matter when you reserve your vehicle. However, booking your car ahead of time can help you save even more. Make sure to check the mileage policy and keeping it to one driver will reduce your expense.
Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my car rental in Cologne?
You will need to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.
What's Cologne's minimum age to rent a car?
Most suppliers in Cologne require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. Make sure to check National's policy, as there could be additional fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category rentals in particular.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Cologne?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Cologne. Compact or economy automobiles are easier to park and good for short commutes. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a mid-size car or SUV will have more room for everyone's bags and be a more comfortable ride on longer commutes. Those looking for a bit of luxury on their Cologne vacation can choose a higher-end car model like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Do I need insurance when I rent a car in Germany?
In Germany you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. Although many of the major card issuers, like MasterCard or Visa, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Make sure to check credit card company's policy before you decide. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can add on Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does National require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
National requires a deposit when you reserve your rental. National will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your vehicle for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit will vary greatly based on the make and model of the car.
What is the fuel policy on my National car rental?
At CarRentals.com, we encourage a full to full policy. You pick up your National rental with full tank, and you should bring it back it topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to National. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Cologne certainly has its charms, but you may want to take to the road after you've checked off all the activities here.
Does National offer one-way rentals in Cologne?
National offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it easier to drop off your rental at another National. However, there may be an additional charge when you pick one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Cologne, having the keys to your own set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to check out more of Germany, you can leave when you like, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or looking through a bus schedule.
Before you head out of town, book your National Cologne rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the items on your itinerary at your leisure. Book with CarRentals.com and cruise the road in Cologne, Germany.