Collision damage waiver and theft protection are insurance options that cover renters from paying high penalty fees if the car is stolen or returned damaged. Some Berlin 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 Berlin.
Keep in mind that car hire excess 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 Berlin car rental.
Some car hire companies in Berlin which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Alamo and Enterprise
On average a hire car in Berlin costs $53 per day.
The average price of fuel in Berlin is $9.51 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $114 and $152, depending on the car size.
Compact (Volkswagen Golf or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Berlin.
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A Compact car hire in Berlin costs $47 per day, on average.
A Full-size car hire in Berlin costs $157 per day, on average.
A Intermediate car hire in Berlin costs $21 per day, on average.
In Berlin, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar Alexanderplatz 8 (1 km from city centre ).
On average hiring a car in Berlin costs $368 per week ($53 per day).
On average a car hire in Berlin costs $1,577 per month ($53 per day).
If you will be driving on the Autobahn, you’ll definitely want to rent a car with lots of power and quick speed. However, you won’t want a really big car because of the narrow roads. A really good GPS/navigation system will also be important for your trip.
Speed limits in Berlin are set by the government of Germany and are location-based. For example, inside the city, speed limits are up to 31 mph (or 50 km/h). Away from residential areas, the speed limit increases to 62 mph (or 100 km/h). If you are traveling on the Autobahn, you’ll have to be able to keep up or drive on the right. On this freeway, suggested speed limits are marked as 81 mph (or 130 km/h) but drivers tend to go a lot faster.
Petrol prices in Berlin are less than average, running at around 1.39 euros per liter (or $5.86/gallon). Most petrol stations in Berlin are self-service and you can pay after you pump. Petrolstations are also right on the Autobahn in the rest areas for added convenience.
Free parking is rare in the city of Berlin. Nonetheless, it offers its share of paid parking spots, lots, and garages. If you are staying at a major hotel in or around the city center, you may get complimentary parking. They might also offer shuttles that will take you to destinations within a few miles of the hotel. In this case you can keep your hire car parked while exploring the downtown area.