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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Berlin Adlershof Car Rental
Intermediate
VW Caddy or similar
VW Caddy
  • 2x
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Enterprise
$21.97 / per day
Berlin Adlershof Car Rental
Standard
Opel Vivaro or similar
Opel Vivaro
  • 3x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Enterprise
$21.97 / per day
Berlin Adlershof Car Rental
Full-size
Fiat Ducato or similar
Fiat Ducato
  • 3x
  • 13x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Enterprise
$21.97 / per day
Berlin Tegel Airport Car Rental
Mini
Fiat Panda or similar
Fiat Panda
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Interrent
$34.15 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Offers

Berlin Tegel Airport Car Rental
Mini
Volkswagen Up 3d or similar
Volkswagen Up 3d
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 3x
  • No
  • Man.
Buchbinder
$36.92 / per day
Berlin Tegel Airport Car Rental
Compact
Ford Focus STW or similar
Ford Focus STW
  • 5x
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Buchbinder
$48.47 / per day
Berlin Adlershof Car Rental
Oversize
Mercedes Sprinter or similar
Mercedes Sprinter
  • 3x
  • 5x
  • 4x
  • No
  • Man.
Enterprise
$52.46 / per day
Berlin Schoenefeld Airport Car Rental
Economy
Skoda Fabia or similar
Skoda Fabia
  • 4x
  • 2x
  • 4x
  • Yes
  • Man.
Interrent
$54.68 / per day
The above prices are approximate only. They are based on bookings made during the last 48 hours and depend on booking dates, length of rental and car class.

Travel Information

Language
German
Currency
EUR
Country code
49
Average car rental length
2 days
Economy car rental price
$59.45 / per day
Traffic direction
Right-hand
Speed limit out of town
100 km/h
62 mi/h
Speed limit within town
50 km/h
31 mi/h
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.05%

Why rent a car in Berlin?

Berlin is a great place to rent a car. Heavily decentralized, it is famous for its unique neighborhoods. All parts of Berlin have something different to offer. Thanks to its great location, the city is also near other interesting places like the Baltic coast, other famous German cities in the north and the south of the country, and neighboring countries like Poland and the Czech Republic.

Top ways to enter Berlin

  • Berlin Tegel Airport: Also known as Otto Lilienthal Airport, Berlin Tegel is the main international airport serving the German capital. The airport offers many domestic and European connections, as well as a number of intercontinental flights. Located in the northern part of Berlin, it is just 8 km (5 mi) northwest of the city center.
  • Berlin Schoenefeld Airport: Not as big as Tegel, but served by many low-cost carriers, flying to Schoenefeld is often a cheaper alternative to reach Berlin. The airport serves nearly 13 million passengers annually and is located about 18 km (11 mi) southeast of the city center. As of late 2020, Schoenefeld Airport’s infrastructure is set to be incorporated into the neighboring Berlin Brandenburg Airport that is currently under construction.
  • Leipzig/Halle Airport: Serving two large cities in Eastern Germany, Leipzig/Halle Airport is especially popular with leisure airlines that connect it to destinations in Southern Europe. The airport is located about 173 km (107 mi) south of Berlin and can be reached in two hours by car.
  • Dresden Airport: Served by 12 different airlines, Dresden Airport has flights to and from Spain, the United Kingdom, Greece, Switzerland, and other European countries. The drive to Berlin takes just slightly longer than 2 hours.
  • By rail: If you’re arriving in Berlin, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at the Hauptbanhoff, the Zoo Train Station, the Friedrichstrasse Station or at some of the other train stations of Berlin.

Useful city facts

  • Berlin has a temperate oceanic climate with warm summers, cool winters, and rather high precipitation throughout the year. The average temperature is 25 °C  (77 °F) in July, the warmest month, and 0.6 °C  (33 °F) in January. There are at least a few days with snow every year.
  • Berlin is made up of 12 boroughs that are further divided into localities. Many of the neighborhoods are culturally and architecturally distinct. Native Berliners take great pride in their neighborhoods of origin and will often refer to themselves as being from their neighborhood instead of saying they’re from Berlin. Spandau is picturesque and historic, Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf is the busiest part and has the best restaurants, and  Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg has very active art, music, and theater scene. The most populous borough is Pankow and the most densely populated one is Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg.

Top destinations and activities

  • Berlin Cathedral. Der Berliner Dom is not only the largest church of the city, it’s also the most famous one. Built in a Neo-renaissance style in 1905, it lost its roof during the bombing of the Second World War, but the rest of the building withstood, and was later renovated to receive back its former glory. Nowadays, in addition to being a major tourist landmark, it also still functions as a parish church.
  • Topography of Terror. Documenting the crimes of the Nazi regime against the Jewish people and other minorities before and during the World War Two, this open-air museum is not an easy to place to visit at first, but of those who do go there, very few regret it; not only does it provide an important, if terrifying, history lesson, it also tells the story of the strength of human resilience.
  • Brandenburg Gate. Built more than 200 years ago, the gate is a beautiful architectural monument, but also a symbol of the fall of the Berlin Wall that again united the east and the west of the city in 1989. For many locals, it is the most important place in the city. Right at the gate begins Unter den Linden, the most famous boulevard of Berlin.

Traffic and parking tips

  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limit is 50 km/h (31 mph) in populated or built-up areas. There is no national speed limit on the autobahns (highways) and many of them don’t have a set speed limit. However, contrary to what is sometimes stated, about 50% of the autobahns do have their own individual speed limits, so carefully follow the speed limit signs on each road that you’re driving on.
  • Where the speed limits are enforced, the tolerance for speeding is low. Driving just 3 km/h (2 mph) above the speed limit can, and often will, lead to fines. Many roads that do have speed limits have radars in place.
  • Some autobahns have a minimum speed limit that applies to specific lanes, for example, a minimum speed of 110 km/h (68 mph) for the left and 90 km/h (56 mph) for the center lane. 
  • Because of the very high speeds used by some on the German autobahns, be extra careful before switching lanes.
  • It is illegal to use a mobile phone while driving. This is strictly enforced and the fines are high.
  • Children under the age of 12 have to use a child safety seat.
  • The legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for experienced drivers and 0.00% for novice drivers. Exceeding these limits can lead to high fines and a license ban. 
  • The car’s registration and insurance documents must be in it at all times.
  • If you’re the driver, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The general emergency number, like elsewhere in the EU, is 112. 

Toll roads

Although Germany has a large number of high-speed motorways, only vehicles that weigh more than 7,5 tons need to pay a toll. This excludes practically all types of rental cars.

There are two tolled tunnels in Germany, the Herren Tunnel in Schleswig-Holstein and the Warnow Tunnel in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. Neither of them is near Berlin.

Find out more about the toll roads in Germany on the European toll road website

Ideas for a day-trip

  • Potsdam. The capital city of the Brandenburg state that completely surrounds Berlin, Potsdam is a tranquil and picturesque place, especially if you’re visiting it after Berlin. Travelers love exploring the Sanssouci park with its many avenues, Roman baths, and the picture gallery, as well as the city’s many palaces. Potsdam is just a 45-minute drive southwest of Berlin.
  • The Spreewald. A green area of forests and meadows is crisscrossed by the river Spree that gives it its name. Thanks to its impressive landscapes and ecological importance, Spreewald is a UNESCO biosphere reserve. Come here for long hikes, wildlife spotting, and a breath of fresh air after city life. The forest is just an hour’s drive east of Berlin.
  • Usedom. An island in the Baltic Sea, but well connected to the German mainland with numerous bridges, Usedom is another great place for relaxing, especially during the summer months when you can swim, sunbathe, and do water sports. If you’re coming with your own vehicle that’s not too small in size, it’s quite possible to also explore the many wilderness areas of the island, probably the closest thing to a safari that you can find in Germany. Located 225 km (140 mi) north of Berlin, Usedom can be reached in less than three hours.

Most popular rental types and cars

The most popular rental car in Berlin is the Skoda Fabia. Many travelers also like the Ford Focus and the Fiat Panda. The most popular car type is compact, followed by economy and mini. 

Further destinations

  • Leipzig. Previously part of East Germany, Leipzig has been rising slowly, but recently the city has fully come into its own. A growing hub of technology, science, and art, and home to awesome museums and many city festivals, not to mention beautiful nature areas nearby, the city is called “the New Munich” by some people in Germany. Better yet, it is just 190 km (118 mi) southwest of Berlin and can be reached in just a tad more than two hours.
  • Hamburg. Germany’s second largest city is just as freethinking, innovative, and cultured as Berlin, but its location on the North Sea and proximity to Denmark gives it something of a Scandinavian flavor. Hamburg is about 290 km (180 mi) from Berlin, but thanks to those awesome German highways, it can be reached in just a bit over three hours by car.
  • Prague. Some people find it too full of tourists, but if there’s any truth in that, then only because Prague offers so much to see and do. The Czech capital is one of the most beautiful cities of Europe, mixing Eastern, Western, and Central European influences in architecture, cuisine, and lifestyle. It takes less than four hours to reach it by car from Berlin, so drive there and see for yourself! Do keep in mind, though, that you’ll be crossing a national border, so first ask your rental car provider if they permit it.

How can I save money on my rental car?

These are some of the things to keep in mind when booking a rental car in Germany’s capital:

  • Compare rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit on the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting Zagreb is the cheapest in September when renting a car is about 29% cheaper than the yearly average and a whole 50% cheaper than renting a vehicle in May. Come visit Berlin in early spring!

Top 20 Cities near Berlin

  1. Munich Car Rentals from $53.48 per day
    504.2 km / 313.3 miles away
  2. Frankfurt Car Rentals from $41.94 per day
    423.3 km / 263.1 miles away
  3. Dusseldorf Car Rentals from $26.34 per day
    473.1 km / 294.0 miles away
  4. Cologne Car Rentals from $32.16 per day
    475.0 km / 295.2 miles away
  5. Stuttgart Car Rentals from $26.84 per day
    517.0 km / 321.3 miles away
  6. Hamburg Car Rentals from $28.76 per day
    257.1 km / 159.8 miles away
  7. Weeze Car Rentals from $49.08 per day
    504.4 km / 313.4 miles away
  8. Nurnberg Car Rentals from $36.36 per day
    372.8 km / 231.7 miles away
  9. Dortmund Car Rentals from $45.19 per day
    409.4 km / 254.4 miles away
  10. Hannover Car Rentals from $30.51 per day
    249.5 km / 155.0 miles away
  11. Bremen Car Rentals from $31.47 per day
    313.6 km / 194.8 miles away
  12. Memmingen Car Rentals from $45.15 per day
    551.8 km / 342.8 miles away
  13. Friedrichshafen Car Rentals from $45.75 per day
    605.6 km / 376.3 miles away
  14. Leipzig Car Rentals from $41.94 per day
    144.0 km / 89.5 miles away
  15. Dresden Car Rentals from $32.49 per day
    157.2 km / 97.7 miles away
  16. 512.3 km / 318.3 miles away
  17. Mannheim Car Rentals from $52.19 per day
    480.0 km / 298.3 miles away
  18. Münster Car Rentals from $49.08 per day
    388.6 km / 241.5 miles away
  19. Rosenheim Car Rentals from $45.75 per day
    527.3 km / 327.7 miles away
  20. Paderborn Car Rentals from $52.96 per day
    340.2 km / 211.4 miles away

Top 19 Locations near Berlin

  1. Berlin Adlershof Car Rentals from $21.97 per day
  2. Berlin Steglitz Car Rentals from $96.32 per day
  3. 3.2 km / 2.0 miles away
  4. 6.7 km / 4.2 miles away
  5. 19.2 km / 11.9 miles away
  6. 144.0 km / 89.5 miles away
  7. Dresden Airport Car Rentals from $32.49 per day
    157.2 km / 97.7 miles away
  8. Hannover Airport Car Rentals from $30.51 per day
    249.5 km / 155.0 miles away
  9. 252.2 km / 156.7 miles away
  10. Hamburg Airport Car Rentals from $28.76 per day
    257.1 km / 159.8 miles away
  11. Bremen Airport Car Rentals from $31.47 per day
    313.6 km / 194.8 miles away
  12. 340.2 km / 211.4 miles away
  13. Nurnberg Airport Car Rentals from $36.36 per day
    372.8 km / 231.7 miles away
  14. 377.9 km / 234.8 miles away
  15. 388.6 km / 241.5 miles away

Which is the cheapest month to rent a car in Berlin?

Car rental prices in Berlin vary a lot according to the time of year. This graph compares month-to-month price changes to help you find the best offer.
Average Rental Price in Berlin
$47.61
January
$64.33
February
$44.39
March
$61.47
April
$80.59
May
$83.42
June
$80.05
July
$65.31
August
$43.12
September
$44.72
October
$53.83
November
$54.46
December
The best month to rent a car in Berlin is September (when prices for an Economy class start from $43.12). This is 28% cheaper than the yearly average and 48% cheaper than renting in June (when rental prices start at $83.42 for a Compact class). Knowing this can help you find the best price.

What’s the usual rental length in Berlin?

Travel lengths vary from month to month: in February, travelers rent a car for an average of 14 days in January, the average rental period is 4 days.
Average Rental Length in Berlin
4
January
14
February
12
March
8
April
8
May
6
June
11
July
5
August
4
September
6
October
6
November
4
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Berlin?

While travelers visit Berlin year-round, the most popular month for renting a car is October, and the least popular is February.
Berlin Car Rental Popularity by Monthly Searches
69%
January
52%
February
61%
March
78%
April
151%
May
75%
June
94%
July
94%
August
142%
September
166%
October
143%
November
76%
December

Our Customers Reviews

Ukraine
BMW 3 series Aut.
October 29, 2018
Too much renovations on autobahns and a lot of cars, Germany is wonderful as always.
Israel
Ford Galaxy
July 19, 2018
Germany is a wonderfull place to visit. Its our second time in Germany. Make all car hire arangements ahead.

Top 12 Suppliers for Berlin in 2019

Keddy
Keddy
Exceptional 9.2
+49302407900
ALEXANDERPLATZ 8
National
National
Exceptional 9.2
030-41012151
ENTERPRISE RENT A CAR, BERLIN APT MIETWAGENZENTRUM
Alamo
Alamo
Exceptional 9
0049 0 302 007 390
Friedrichstrasse 200, 10117 Berlin
SIXT
SIXT
Excellent 8.8
+49-8966060060
Rudower Chaussee 11/13
Enterprise
Enterprise
Excellent 8.6
030-67798190
AM STUDIO 10,
Europcar
Europcar
Excellent 8.5
+49302407900
ALEXANDERPLATZ 8
Avis
Avis
Excellent 8.5
0049 30 609 176 711
Flughafen, 12529 Berlin, Germany
Budget
Budget
Excellent 8.5
0049 69 710 445 596
Flughafen Schoonefeld
Buchbinder
Buchbinder
Very good 7.8
+49 030 554404810
Weißenseer Weg 65
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
004940520187222
Europaplatz 1
Global Rent a Car
Global Rent a Car
Very good 7.7
0049 03 026 391 550
Budapester Str.39 Europacenter
Interrent
Interrent
Very good 7.7
+49 30 554404810
Weißenseer Weg 65

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