Aachen car hire

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Aachen car hire information

Pick-up locationAachen
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Hire locations29
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Aachen

  • Car hire in Aachen gives you the unique opportunity to move around one of the oldest empires in Europe without having to rely on the schedule of other people or public transport. Even if driving around Aachen isn't what you want a car for, there are various nearby day trips worth taking that are much easier with a personal vehicle, including cities like Cologne, Brussels and Maastricht. If you prefer smaller towns, you can take a trip to the quaint area of Spa, or take a roughly 30min drive to Liege and then move through to the historic town of Leuven.
  • Although there isn't an airport where you'll find a car hire in Aachen, you're likely to land at Dusseldorf Airport (DUS), which is roughly an hour's drive away and the ideal place to pick up an Aachen car hire. You'll find the car hire desks located in the Arrivals hall of the main terminal, as you leave the luggage claim area. At the desks, you'll be able to order the car that suits you best and receive the keys. From there, you'll go to the hire car park with one of the employees and perform a final check on the car before leaving the airport.
  • There isn't much to know about driving in Aachen, except that the city is suited to almost any vehicle, but because it's a low-emission zone, only certain vehicles are allowed into the city. You'll have to drive your car hire in Aachen on the right-hand side of the road and pass on the left. Make way for public transport, and explore the city on foot as much as you can. Reserve your car hire for day trips.
  • One difficulty when it comes to driving in the city and hiring a car is the low-emission zone. To enter the city with a car, you must have a green badge, which means the car must adhere to certain limits of emission production. This is reserved mostly for hybrid or electric vehicles. The city's public transport is served by a large fleet of intercity buses that run frequently, which can be difficult to navigate around and can cause traffic jams during peak-hour traffic.
  • Book your car hire in Aachen at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Aachen are around 1% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Aachen

  • How much is the price of fuel in Aachen?

    The average price of fuel in Aachen is $11.83 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $142 and $189, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Aachen?

    Intermediate (Volkswagen T-Cross or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Aachen.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Duesseldorf Intl airport (DUS)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Duesseldorf Intl airport include Hertz, Alamo, Sixt and Europcar.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Duesseldorf Intl airport (DUS)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Duesseldorf Intl airport to off-airport locations include Hertz, Alamo, Sixt and Europcar.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Aachen?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Aachen?

    An Intermediate car hire in Aachen costs $55 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Aachen?

    A Mini car hire in Aachen costs $83 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Aachen?

    An Economy car hire in Aachen costs $42 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Aachen?

    As Aachen is a low-emission zone, you must pick up a car hire that adheres to the requirements if you plan on driving around in the city. You'll need to find a hybrid car, preferably one that comes with a green badge or you won't be permitted to enter the city. Smaller, compact models also produce fewer emissions, which are beneficial to driving in a low-emission city. If you're looking to save money, consider using the hired car for long trips and public transport while inside the city.

  • What’s the speed limit in Aachen?

    Aachen has the same road rules as the rest of Germany, which are important to know in the country. Inside the city, you'll be limited to 50 km/h on most of the roads, with a limit of 30 km/h on some smaller roads and roads near schools. Outside the city, the speed limit is usually between 80 km/h and 100 km/h. If you find yourself travelling on a major highway like the autobahn, the speed limit will be 130 km/h. Many cities are pushing for a 30 km/h speed limit, so this might change.

  • Where are the best places to park in Aachen?

    Finding parking in Aachen won't be much of a problem, as there aren't too many vehicles in the city thanks to the low-emission status. There are at least 24 multi-storey car parks in the city that can house more than 9,000 cars. These are all paid-for parking, where you'll need to get a ticket and pay before leaving. If you're parking outside of the city, stick with park-and-ride centres or the APAG Parkplatz am Ludwig Forum parking.

Aachen car rental reviews and directory

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Aachen

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Locations in Aachen

Gruener Weg 102

+49 69 710445596

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

9.0

Wonderful

8 reviews

Cleanliness

9.5

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Aachen

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Europaplatz

+49 241 1606 9151

Opening times not available

Juelicher Str. 258

+49 241 568180

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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8.8 Very Good

Nov 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Friendly staff and availablility for last minut booking.

Cons:

No child seats available to hire.

10.0 Wonderful

Sept 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very good

6.0 Okay

May 2023

KAYAK
Passport was required to rent the car — although not mentioned anywhere. In result, I had to go back and forth twice. Compact size was unavailable — they gave me “free upgrade”. It’s nice but resulted in increasing the fuel cost. Why couldn’t I just have what I reserved?! They couldn’t find my reservation right away, only after a lengthy search. The mileage was wrong, it’s good I saw it and requested to change to unlimited. The system kept glitching so they had to enter my info over and over several times. Everything took a while, I wasted at least 45 minutes on this rather simple process of renting a car. VERY SLOW!!!

1 out of 1

Hertz

6.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

4.0

2 locations in Aachen

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Db Reisezentrum

+49 241 180 9856

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

Juelicherstrasse 324

+49 241 1809856

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
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Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 11:00

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6.0 Okay

Jan 2021

KAYAK

Pros:

helpful staff at drop off

Cons:

The Volvo SUV was not available and the only option was a ford station wagon. Not the same quality or safety...

1 out of 1

Sixt

2.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Aachen

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Dennewartstrasse 27

+49 89 66060060

Monday06:00 - 21:00
Tuesday06:00 - 21:00
Wednesday06:00 - 21:00
Thursday06:00 - 21:00
Friday06:00 - 21:00
Saturday06:00 - 21:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Jülicher Str. 320

+49 89 66060060

Monday08:00 - 16:00
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2.0 Poor

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Overall, excellent experience with the exception of billing. SIXT tried to charge me 3X the average cost of the long term rental for adding a single day. The representative who assisted me took the issue up with his manager and the company confirmed a new rate by email. Unfortunately, their main system did not reflect this rate change and, despite multiple calls with assurances from SIXT that they would refund the difference, it took forever to get any refund and this was nearly US$100 less than promised. Very disappointing (and not responsive post hiring). Never again!

1 out of 1

Thrifty

10.0

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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Aachen

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Juelicherstrasse 324

+49 241 1809856

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 11:00

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Dollar

4.6

Mediocre

2 reviews

One location in Aachen

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Juelicherstrasse 324

+49 241 1809856

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 11:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Dec 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Everything

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

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4 locations in Aachen

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Bahnhofplatz 2 A Db Travelcenter Counter 1

+49 241 958 150

Monday07:00 - 21:00
Tuesday07:00 - 21:00
Wednesday07:00 - 21:00
Thursday07:00 - 21:00
Friday07:00 - 21:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

Jülicher Strasse 340

+49 241 958150

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

Phillipsstr. 4

+49 241 958 150

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Römerstraße 10

+49 4924 1958150

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Global Rent A Car

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

2 locations in Aachen

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Dennewartstraße 27

+49 4920 3860510

Opening times not available

Jülicher Strasse 340

+49 241 958150

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday09:00 - 18:00

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Avis

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Aachen

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Gruener Weg 102

+49 241 918360

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

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Europcar

9.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

2 locations in Aachen

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Bahnhofplatz 2 A

+49 4924 1958150

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Juelicher Strasse 340

+49 4924 1958150

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

4 locations in Aachen

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Juelicherstrasse 324

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Jülicher Straße 258

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Jülicher Straße 340

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Philipsstr. 4

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FLIZZR

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2 locations in Aachen

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Dennewartstrasse 27

+49 89 66060060

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
Sunday08:00 - 16:00

Zollamtstraße 1

+49 180 6 260250

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Free2Move

No score available yet

2 locations in Aachen

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100, Neuenhofstraße

+49 241 92043180

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 18:00

25, Rotter Bruch

+49 241 900800

Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00

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BUCHBINDER

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One location in Aachen

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Juelicher Strasse 340

+49 203 860510

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Aachen

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BAHNHOFPLATZ 2 A Carreturn:Lagerhausstr. 20

+49 241 958150

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Star Car

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One location in Aachen

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Jülicher Straße 324

+49 241 40047690

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13 travellers who hired a car in Aachen gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.9

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Intermediate

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