Car rentals in Hamburg: All you need to know
You want a great automobile to get around Hamburg whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the famous sites around the region and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Hamburg. CarRentals.com has answered the most popular questions about renting a car in Hamburg. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a bargain car rental in Hamburg?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to book the cheapest rates. Just enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental car companies, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Hamburg. You can also:
- Compare vehicle pricing before you book
- Avoid airport pick-ups and drop-offs, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Hamburg rental car.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Hamburg?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Hamburg?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Hamburg. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to go over the table below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the Louisiana back-country||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For large groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Toyota Camry, Nissan Altima, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want a quiet and comfortable ride with terrific miles per gallon||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Hamburg?
Usually, to rent a car in Hamburg you must be at least 21. Please note, you may find that there is an additional charge if you're under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category vehicles in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to find what the exact rate will be before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Hamburg?
Insurance is mandatory, no matter where you rent a car. That said, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's benefits may also insure you. Keep in mind, your policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll have to add it to your booking for Hamburg. Check in advance and, if it is needed, you can easily include it at checkout.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you pick up your automobile. Use as much gas as you need and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service fees if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Several providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. .
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of business associates all over Hamburg. You can drive wherever you want without incurring additional charges. Read over your rental agreement to see if there are any limitations.
Tips before you leave the lot
Make sure you check out a few items prior to leaving the lot on your Hamburg adventure. You should take time to:
- Inspect your car and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Hamburg car rental today
When you reserve your Hamburg rental car with CarRentals.com, you can count on a grand car that will leave you with money to spare. Book today to cash in on cheap deals on your perfect Hamburg rental car. We'll see you out here.