There is no better way to see everything Cologne has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Sixt rental car. Don't waste time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have access to your own vehicle, you can drive wherever you want to go, when you want. Make your upcoming trip to Germany more enjoyable with a Sixt car rental.
CarRentals.com puts you in the driver's seat
With all there is to do in and around the Cologne area, you'll want to take in more than just your hotel room during your visit. Whether you are wishing to try that new chophouse across town or try some of the best local favorites, you'll need your own car to explore as much as you can during your trip. Whatever you have planned in Cologne, if you want to get the most from your trip to the city, having your car is a must.
Germany did not have a proper network of roads when Martin Sixt started his company. With forward thinking, like the first worldwide car rental company to let you book via your iPhone, and a priority on providing superior customer service, Sixt has evolved into one of the most celebrated international car rental companies in the world.
What you need to know about car rentals
How do I get a Cologne Sixt car rental at a great rate?
We try to get you the best rates, no matter when you reserve your vehicle. But reserving your car well ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Make sure to not add an additional driver and go over the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
Do I need to bring anything special when I get my car rental in Cologne?
Be sure to carry with you your driver's license and a credit card in your name.
What's the minimum age to rent a car in Cologne?
Sixt's minimum age to rent a car in Cologne is 18. Make sure to check Sixt's policy, as there may be added fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category vehicles in particular.
What kind of Sixt rental car should I get for my trip to Cologne?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Cologne. Economy or compact cars are easier to park and great for short drives. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a SUV or mid-size vehicle will have more room for luggage and offer a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their Cologne trip can choose a higher-end model like a Mercedes C-Class or Audi A4 or similar.
Is insurance required when you rent a car in Germany?
You are required to have insurance before you rent in Germany. Many major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Cologne. Additionally, as a U.S. citizen, you can also add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.
Does Sixt require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?
Sixt requires a deposit when you book your rental. Sixt will block the deposit on your credit once you book your car for your trip to Cologne. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly depending on the make and model of the rental.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Sixt?
We encourage a full to full policy. You receive the car with full tank, and you should return it with a full tank. If you want to save some money, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back to Sixt. Stations near 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 hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Cologne.
Can I get a one-way rental from Sixt?
Sixt usually offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your rental at another location. Be aware there may be an additional charge when you choose one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Cologne, having your own auto lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to check out more of Germany, you can drive when you like, without having to spend time waiting for the bus or wave down a cab.
Before you head out of town, book your Sixt Cologne rental car and visit all the items on your itinerary at your own pace. Go through CarRentals.com and speed along the open road in Cologne, Germany.