Car rentals in Hamburg: All you need to know
A Hamburg car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what the rest of Minnesota has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Hamburg. Read on to 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 a cinch to grab budget-friendly deals. Simply enter your travel dates and scroll through the list of rental car suppliers, select the top rental locations, and find the cheapest packages Hamburg has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get your vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
- Decide what vehicle you'll need for your trip. Don't rent more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Hamburg.
What rental companies have agencies in Hamburg?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Hamburg?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this Minnesota metropolis means you're certain to find a car that is perfect for you. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you need the best||Infiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Hamburg together||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Hamburg?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Hamburg is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the USA. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the supplier's terms to find any additional fees is before you book your car.
Does Hamburg require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Hamburg or the rest of the U.S.A., you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com during checkout.
Although many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, give some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to search for a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your car. Use as much gas as you wish and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank when you pick the car up and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||You usually pay a higher price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What fuel policy should I get?
We usually suggest that you opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good option for anyone who don't want to worry about how many miles they are driving. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Hamburg trip, go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect the vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Hamburg rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Hamburg has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be going between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the fantastic sites in Hamburg.