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Thrifty Car Rentals in Cologne : All you need to know

There is no better way to see everything Cologne has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Thrifty rental car. Don't spend your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. Having your own ride enables you to go to the locations you want to see the most, when you want. Make your upcoming vacation to Germany even better with a Thrifty car rental.

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With all there is to do and see in and around the Cologne area, you'll want to explore more than the area surrounding your hotel while on your visit. Whether you are wanting to have dinner at that new restaurant across town or see some of the local favorites, you'll want your own vehicle to see and do as much as you can during your trip. No matter where you end up staying in Cologne, if you want to get the most out of your visit, having your auto is a must.

CarRentals.com works with several of the most dependable dealers in the industry, like Thrifty, to not only get you the ride you desire for your holiday, but also the best price. Thrifty is known for their success in providing visitors with the best vehicles on the road. We can help your trip get off without a hitch.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get a Cologne Thrifty car rental at a great price?

We strive to get you the lowest price, whether you book. However, getting well ahead of your visit can help you save even more. Be sure to not add an additional driver and check the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.

What should I bring with me when I get my car in Cologne?

You will need to carry with you your driver's license and a credit card in your name.

What's Cologne's minimum age to rent a car?

Thrifty's minimum age to rent a car in Cologne is 21. Take time to go over Thrifty's policies, as there may be additional fees if you are under 25 in most cases or for higher category vehicles in particular.

What kind of Thrifty rental car should I get for my trip to Cologne?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Cologne. Compact or economy vehicles are easier to park and good for short commutes. If you are traveling with a bigger group, then a sedan or SUV will have more room for luggage and be a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a little extravagance on their Cologne vacation can choose the premium category to get a car like a Mercedes C-Class or Cadillac XTS or similar.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in Germany?

In Germany you do need to have insurance before you rent from Thrifty. Many of the major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) generally cover your car rental. However, many of them have limitations, such as not covering larger vehicles, like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call your credit card company and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Cologne. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Thrifty car rental?

Thrifty does require a deposit when you book your rental car. Thrifty will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip to Cologne. Please note that the deposit will vary greatly based on the model and make of the vehicle.

Do I have to return my Thrifty rental with a full tank?

At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You receive the vehicle with full tank, and you should bring it back it with a full tank of gas. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to Thrifty.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

Cologne definitely has its charms, but you may want to hit the road again after you've checked off all the activities in Cologne.

Does Cologne Thrifty offer one-way car rentals?

Thrifty typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it more convenient to return your vehicle at a different Thrifty. 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 access to a set of wheels lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to discover more of Germany, you can go when you like, without trying to hail a taxi or sign up for a ride-share.

Before you head out of town, book your Thrifty Cologne rental car and visit all the must-do activities at your own pace. Reserve with CarRentals.com and cruise the highway in Cologne, Germany.