Cologne car rentals

Cologne car rentals

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Cologne, Germany
24 Oct — 31 Oct
Same drop-off
Cologne, Germany
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Cologne car rental information

Pick-up locationCologne
Rental locations138
Airport locations20

Cologne car rental reviews and directory

Rated #1
FLIZZR
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
10 locations in Cologne
FLIZZR
Locations in Cologne
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
  • 10
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2017 Dec 25
Sixt used to be expensiveI rarely rent from Sixt since they came up expensive usually, but I had this great offer and it was not listed as Sixt but rather FLIZZR. The car war new and clean, No issues with picking up the car, very helpful customer service as I had experienced in former encounters with Sixt. Also the customer service representative hinted clearly on all and any pre-conditions (scratches, small dents), which I would have never been able to detect, since the rental place at the Cologne airport is rather a dark parking garage. I was even able to get an automatic for a small additional charge ($5 a day).The car, an Opel (Vauxhaul or General Motors), was supposed to be an automatic, but felt like a hybrid manual and had a very strange way to shift. Didn't shift smoothly, but I was stagnantly shifting, at least I did not have to shift manually.
From ₪214/dayRated #2
Global Rent A Car
Most popular
Cheapest deal
9.2 Excellent (1 review)
7 locations in Cologne
Global Rent A Car
Locations in Cologne
  • 10
  • 8
  • 10
  • 10
  • 8
Recent reviews
Rated #3
Sixt
9 Excellent (11 reviews)
9 locations in Cologne
Sixt
Locations in Cologne
  • 9
  • 9
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 21
Very friendly. Car was great. Process was extremely easy.
10.0 Excellent2018 Sep 05
Great Rental Company!very welcoming service reps in the office, whole process went very quickn/a
10.0 Excellent2017 Dec 20
Again lovely and professionalThe agent was lovely, funny and experienced. He really made the experience fast, easy and fun!It took a little while to find the direct address, as a few different names were written everywhere. But not an issue really.
10.0 Excellent2017 Mar 22
Very nice and fastSalesman was very helpfull and did his job excellent.Prices are a little expensive.
Rated #4
Enterprise
9 Excellent (25 reviews)
9 locations in Cologne
Enterprise
Locations in Cologne
  • 9.2
  • 9
  • 8.9
  • 8.8
  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2019 Jul 23
Everything was perfect.nothing
8.4 Excellent2019 Jul 18
The staff were nice and helpful, pickup and drop-off went smoothlyThe fuel policy was same-to-same, which is much less convenient than full-to-full
8.4 Excellent2019 May 15
Staff were helpful and turnaround time was quick, we were glad it was open on Sunday!!
10.0 Excellent2019 Mar 04
I had a situation that i'm not happy about. The wind screen had a small crack on the driver side and the crack got bigger every day. I had to pay 400€ for the damage and is not right. How many people look at the wind screen when they rent a vehicle. Can you come back to me with a solution? Thank you
10.0 Excellent2017 Nov 06
All perfectly handledThe staff was professional and the entire process of car hire was an excellent experience. Its a true value for money. So impressed!!!None except the excgange rate difference.
6.4 Good2016 Dec 10
Feeling slightly unwelcomeEfficient staff, and a swift process to return, and the requested taxi arrived quite speedily.Someone literally parked their car smack in the center of the two available spaces as we were driving into the lot to drop off the car. We had to park temporarily blocking another vehicle in until they moved again. The office itself was chill and bare, with no real place to wait.
10.0 Excellent2016 Nov 03
Premium location, affordable priceThe car was new and in really good shape, very clean and with many options.The fact that i had to find by myself the car. A person to conduct you at the car would be nice.
8.4 Excellent2016 Oct 27
Everything was fine . Nice small run a round carLady at the desk was looking lovely and look after me after a small problem . Pity I can't remember her nameEverything thing I wanted few 3 days . Thank you
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Rated #5
Budget
9 Excellent (2 reviews)
3 locations in Cologne
Budget
Locations in Cologne
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  • 9
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  • 9
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent2016 Sep 27
Service at the counter was great, Sheila was excellent, thank you very much!None really
Rated #6
Thrifty
8.9 Excellent (3 reviews)
5 locations in Cologne
Thrifty
Locations in Cologne
  • 9.3
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 8.6
  • 9.3
Recent reviews
8.8 Excellent2019 Mar 09
Pick up staff very friendly drop off staff not so. No friendly word, felt rathee ignored and like a pain.Just be friendly and make the customer feel welcome and appreciated
8.0 Excellent2016 Oct 10
Customer service
Rated #7
Alamo
7.8 Good (6 reviews)
2 locations in Cologne
Alamo
Locations in Cologne
  • 8.3
  • 8
  • 7.6
  • 8
  • 7.3
Recent reviews
5.6 Okay2019 May 07
Drop off super easyThe insurance is way too high and cost more than the car rental itself! Also the car selection is always a mess because there is no standard rule for the car group or at least the front desk won’t really give options just go directly with his pickup option.
4.4 Okay2019 Mar 07
Very slow at the pick up and given the wrong size car. Still waiting on the deposit to be paid back.
9.2 Excellent2018 Jan 26
Nearly Excellent -Very friendly staff (Kevin Zeitler) at pick-up - Coffee supplied for four and everything explained. Again at drop-off same staff very helpful..The only disappointment was that quoted rental charge furnished on line did not include any damage cover to car (I would have been liable for up to €26,000). I accept that here is always a basic excess of €1.000/€2,000. Therefore I consider that your quoted rates are misleading.
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Rated #8
Avis
7.7 Good (7 reviews)
4 locations in Cologne
Avis
Locations in Cologne
  • 8.5
  • 7.4
  • 7.7
  • 7.1
  • 7.7
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent2017 Aug 13
Great guys at stationYour staff needs to know if the car they are renting me has a CD player or not. Several times I've been told the car has on e, and it does not. Basically, creates a hassle and wasted time sink to switch out for another rental car that has one. Thx
9.2 Excellent2016 Oct 23
The woman at the counter in the train station was kind and helpful.It was not clear where at the Cologne train station we were to drop off the car. We were lucky to find the drop off point so quickly. It would have been helpful to have an address that we could have plugged into our Navi as well as a written description of the drop-off procedure. There is no AVIS personnel at the drop-off point
5.2 Okay2016 Jun 09
No thingWe change our reservation to frankfurt and it was so bad location for drop off the car. It was in central station in crowded area and parking was so far from their office. the park man couldn't speak English!!
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Rated #9
National
6.8 Good (1 review)
2 locations in Cologne
National
Locations in Cologne
  • 8
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  • 10
  • 4
Recent reviews
6.8 Good2018 Jun 13
One day extension was rape pricing.I travel for business and schedules change. Had to extend one day and got charges 5x daily rate. Not worth the risk ever again! This company cannot accommodate traveling schedulesI travel for business and schedules change. Had to extend one day and got charges 5x daily rate. Not worth the risk ever again! This company cannot accommodate traveling schedules
Rated #10
Dollar
6.2 Good (7 reviews)
5 locations in Cologne
Dollar
Locations in Cologne
  • 7.4
  • 7.1
  • 5.4
  • 4.8
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
9.2 Excellent2019 May 24
Staff was very apologetic and accommodating when they could not meet my initial reservation. I ended up with a great deal on a pretty good alternative vehicle.Waited until the day before to say they only had 2 vehicles available and neither met my reservation from weeks before.
4.8 Okay2018 Oct 14
Disastrous returnNothing!Office was closed, something I was not given any advance instructions about. Information about where to return was not readily available. When I finally after many tries found the parking lot, it was absolutely not clear where the car was supposed to be dropped off. After many calls I was instructed to return the car to the airport as opposed to downtown location!! Irresponsible behavior by Dollar car rental in Cologne central station.
7.6 Good2018 Sep 20
Drop off in CologneNothingWe had a very difficult time locating the parking lot to leave the car in since the off ice was closed. The navigation system took us to the wrong location several times despite having the correct address.
6.0 Good2016 Sep 18
They didn't inform me that I can drop the car 24/7 so I had to bring it back in the morning and not the evening before
4.4 Okay2016 Aug 18
Inconvenient late dropoffwhen I retern the rental car at 9:00 pm, the office is closed. So I need to write miles, gas, time, and date on the contranct and put in the key box. Howerer there was no pen to write with! Because of this, I had to drive 1 mile to buy a pen!. It was so inconvenient dropoff.
Rated #11
INTERRENT
6.2 Good (2 reviews)
5 locations in Cologne
INTERRENT
Locations in Cologne
  • 8
  • 6
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  • 6
Recent reviews
Rated #12
Hertz
5.5 Okay (11 reviews)
5 locations in Cologne
Hertz
Locations in Cologne
  • 5.9
  • 5.7
  • 5.7
  • 5.2
  • 5.2
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 25
The staff was so incompetent that we canceled our pickup
1.9 Horrible2021 Sep 05
Hertz said the price we had from kayak was too cheap and they asked 500 euros more. In the end we didn't get the car.
1.9 Horrible2021 Aug 20
The location is out of the way and staff is not helpful or friendly at all.
10.0 Excellent2018 Jul 01
Price
2.0 Mediocre2018 Jun 21
ShameLadri!
6.4 Good2017 Dec 08
It was just scam.At the beginning the lady was not aware of the booking. Then she found the booking. Bu she told me that there is no insurance for rental period. And after a little argument I had to add an insurance for full coverage. The rent was around 180Euro but the insurance for 4 days was around 370 Euro. Which makes totally 550 Euro. Also some more for the guarantee and totally I made 800 euros.... I hated this....The whole pricing... Awareness...
10.0 Excellent2017 May 11
long walk from where the car was rented to where it was parked in the garage, exp when 2 of us pulling 3 suitcasessomewhat difficult locating exactly where the rental was at the Cologne/Bonn airport when we dropped off my German relatives.
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Sunnycars
35 locations in Cologne
Sunnycars
Locations in Cologne
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keddy by Europcar
11 locations in Cologne
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Cologne
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BUCHBINDER
8 locations in Cologne
BUCHBINDER
Locations in Cologne
Recent reviews
Europcar
8 locations in Cologne
Europcar
Locations in Cologne
Recent reviews
Star Car
4 locations in Cologne
Star Car
Locations in Cologne
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CARO
2 locations in Cologne
CARO
Locations in Cologne
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Free2Move
2 locations in Cologne
Free2Move
Locations in Cologne
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GLOBALDRIVE
1 location in Cologne
GLOBALDRIVE
Locations in Cologne
Recent reviews
77 travelers who rented a car in Cologne gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

Car rental locations in or near Cologne

Good to know

Most popular agency

Global Rent A Car

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

₪221/day

Good deal

₪214/day

When to book a rental car in Cologne

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Car rental insurance in Cologne

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Cologne car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the rental price but not all of them. We recommend always be aware of your coverage when renting a car in in Cologne.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car rental insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your rental. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a no-deductible option to your Cologne car rental.

Top tips for renting a car in Cologne

  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Cologne for ₪214 or less
  • Book your rental car in Cologne at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact rental cars in Cologne are around -1% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Cologne

  • On average a rental car in Cologne costs ₪221 per day.

  • The average gas price in Cologne is ₪22.49 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪270 and ₪360, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Cologne.

  • The only car rental company onsite at Köln/Bonn airport is Global Rent A Car.

  • The only car rental company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Köln/Bonn airport to off-airport locations is Global Rent A Car.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Compact car rental in Cologne costs ₪140 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car rental in Cologne costs ₪144 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Cologne costs ₪97 per day, on average.

  • In Cologne, cars are most frequently rented at Global Rent A Car Kennedystrasse (12 km from city center ).

  • On average a rental car in Cologne costs ₪1,546 per week (₪221 per day).

  • On average a rental car in Cologne costs ₪6,625 per month (₪221 per day).