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Munich, Germany
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Pick-up locationMunich
Hire locations218
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Munich car hire reviews and directory

From $34/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
8 Excellent (55 reviews)
6 locations in Munich
Enterprise
Locations in Munich
  • 8
  • 8.2
  • 7.9
  • 7.8
  • 8.1
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible3 Aug. 2021
Nothing! Pricing was not according to agreement Extra charges added for taxes, second driver, etc. Car had dents which were not noted on contract!!!
2.0 Mediocre16 Feb. 2020
They gave me the wrong car, meaning a cheaper car then what I was being charged for. Had to complain twice to finally get some type of refund.
9.2 Excellent12 Aug. 2019
I had problems finding the car. Asked for help, the guy actually brought the car to me and put air in the tires because service team was not there on SaturdayCar was very sticky around the console
8.8 Excellent26 Jun. 2019
Good service and good carGive detail briefing about car and how to drop off car
8.4 Excellent7 Jan. 2019
Great value for moneyEverything was good as per my expectations.The pickup/dropoff location is a bit far from the center.
10.0 Excellent8 Apr. 2018
Excellent ServicePeople were friendly and answered all question,s, and gave additional info I hadn’t thought of.Car was not in parking spot they had listed
10.0 Excellent5 Oct. 2017
Easy drop off. Literally just drive your car in, park it and leave the keys on the front seat. Done.
10.0 Excellent2 Oct. 2017
Excellent..
8.4 Excellent1 Sep. 2017
Great value for money.Picking up the car took quite some time. Wanted to see evidence of my own insurance, but this was not stated on the booking. Dropping back the car took quite some time before someone came to check that there was no damage. Then had to go to office to get a printout stating this.
4.8 Okay24 Aug. 2017
OverchargedCar was fine.Final charge was way more than what I was quoted on kayak.
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From $75/dayRated no. 2
Sixt
7.6 Good (99 reviews)
25 locations in Munich
Sixt
Locations in Munich
  • 8.2
  • 8
  • 7.3
  • 7.3
  • 7.1
Recent reviews
6.8 Good19 Feb. 2020
They gave me a different car because I was late, even though the line was hours long. And they shamed me for being late. Did not receive the car class I booked, but paid same for it.
8.0 Excellent21 Oct. 2019
Assistance with programming the car. Even changing the language.
6.8 Good9 Oct. 2019
the staff was ok.the drop off in Venice is nearly impossible to find. there are no signs or indications to find the stand that is inside a parking lot. we lost one and a half hours to find it and had to ask 8 different people.
7.2 Good7 Sep. 2019
Pick staff were very pushy, unaware if the possibilities for cars in Croatia, claimed we couldn’t have a BMW in Croatia. Very insistent about our needs for insurance.
8.4 Excellent5 Aug. 2019
Pickup staff at MUC was great, she upgraded me from a 3- series to a 5- series wagon when the 3 wasn't available, even though comparable cars were.Drop off at Hamburg Reeperbahn wasn't as good as it could be - no staff present in the garage and inadequate signs to help find the office upstairs. The Sixt sign is over a door for late night service, leading you past the actual door, which is unmarked.
9.6 Excellent28 Jul. 2019
It was super easy to rent the carKeep up the good work you are doing
2.0 Mediocre7 Jul. 2019
Charged me more. Verbally paid an extra 230 euros for a 8PM dropoff, but they charged me an extra day. They couldn't help at the counter. They gave me an email address for customer service. It's now going to be a hassle to recover the extra 120 euros I paid.
2.0 Mediocre25 Jun. 2019
NothingMatched price between you and Sixt
9.2 Excellent22 Jun. 2019
Staff was excellentThe drop off times could have been stated further ahead of time rather than an email a couple of days prior to return
8.8 Excellent1 Apr. 2019
Freundliche Angestellte und Einfachheit des Abholens.Die Parkplatz Situation
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From $36/dayRated no. 3
Budget
6.9 Good (40 reviews)
10 locations in Munich
Budget
Locations in Munich
  • 7.7
  • 7.4
  • 6.7
  • 6.1
  • 6.4
Recent reviews
7.6 Good24 Sep. 2019
The staff was friendly. Everything was fine.The queue to get the car took about 30-40 min. This is the main problem. There were only two desks open.
8.8 Excellent24 Jun. 2019
Staff was friendly. Drop-off was fantastic.There was a VERY long wait for pickup. We waited in line for 45 min : about 25 customers in line, only 3 attendants to process everyone. To compensate us for our patience, we did receive a discount.
5.2 Okay15 May 2018
Unclear instructions & rude staffCar was greatStaff were rude when returning car, did not give clear instructions on where to drop it off. I dropped it back at the exact park i picked it up from as it said on the map then they tried to charge me extra for doing so
4.0 Okay16 Oct. 2017
They will take advantage of you if you dont buy full coverageThey will ding you for repairs they already knew existed if you dont buy full coverage,
7.6 Good7 Sep. 2017
Pick up was easy.Car was not very clean and d off was a mess but it was Labor Day.
10.0 Excellent13 Aug. 2017
Easy, professionalRapid polite service, great car, very easy drop off.
4.4 Okay9 Aug. 2017
Hidden feesThe car was niceI bought insurance when reserving the car, but when I picked up the car, the person at the counter told me that my insurance doesn't count and that I have to buy insurance at the counter.
4.0 Okay8 Aug. 2017
Because of small scratch the charge me more than 1200 Euro
9.6 Excellent2 Aug. 2017
good experienceThe car was in excellent shape; the service was fast and friendly.
2.0 Mediocre31 Jul. 2017
3 hour que to get to service desk to get the rented car Missed my appointment thank you very much
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From $32/dayRated no. 4
Hertz
6.8 Good (71 reviews)
10 locations in Munich
Hertz
Locations in Munich
  • 7.3
  • 7.2
  • 6.8
  • 6.4
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
2.0 Mediocre21 Oct. 2019
NothingEverything!!!
7.2 Good22 Sep. 2019
The vehicle was fine - it was clean and in good shape. The drop-off process at the Munich airport was efficient.The quoted price was about one-half of the actual price. The pickup process at the Munich airport is slow.
7.6 Good5 Sep. 2019
Staff friendly and helpfull.Once you get there they charge you 33 euros more for a required insurance. Price is not what they show you.
2.0 Mediocre22 Sep. 2018
Address on reservation didn’t match the actual location of drop off. Drop off was located almost three blocks in a different area and was extremely difficult to find as it’s all located around a very busy city and train station. We also didn’t have cell service so we couldn’t just look up a different address.
6.0 Good11 Aug. 2018
Munich to Geneva car RentalThe car's navigation system turned out to be very helpful and the staff in both locations did their job rather well.Long pickup wait at the Munich airport, limited choices, and difficult to find dropoff address at Geneva airport made the experience rather stressful.
10.0 Excellent23 Jul. 2018
I got the car I requested. European Ford, with manual shift, was fun to drive in Europe. I enjoyed it.One minor detail. The driver seat was a bit too low, but I found how to fix that. then all was well.
10.0 Excellent4 Jul. 2018
Exactly as promisedEverything was exactly as promised Great car. Excellent price.Would help if their location was more. Pearly identified on Apple Maps
2.0 Mediocre21 Jun. 2018
I felt decieved!At pickup and because i ask the woman told me that i could pay with cash with no problem. When i delivered the car not only the charge on my credit card was automatic but also they wanted more money than previous reservation. when i asked the man why, he just answered me it was adicional taxes and airport fees. this is not correct, i should have been warned and be told the TOTAL AND FINAL PRICE on my internet reservation, not some price that in the end will have adding some other strange fee. this is deceiving people
9.2 Excellent1 Jun. 2018
Good serviceSpeed & quality of serviceDrop off across border too high, 4x the rental price
9.2 Excellent24 May 2018
Their were empty wrapper in the car and not fully cleaned.
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From $40/dayRated no. 5
Avis
6.8 Good (53 reviews)
9 locations in Munich
Avis
Locations in Munich
  • 7.6
  • 7
  • 6.6
  • 6.6
  • 6
Recent reviews
6.0 Good27 Nov. 2019
staff very politeWe booked a Mercedes Benz. I paid more to get a Mercedes and it was not available.
4.8 Okay11 Oct. 2019
The car.I paid over $100 over the listed price that I reserved it under. Came out to a total of around $250 for a one day rental which is completely unheard of.
10.0 Excellent2 Oct. 2019
Flexible in letting me drop off at two different spots with no charge. Very fairly priced
10.0 Excellent16 Sep. 2019
Easy to pick up and a nice vehicle was ready for us.No complaints.
4.8 Okay20 Aug. 2019
Pickup was fine and we were given an upgrade at no quoted increase in cost. Representative spoke English well.I was charged $890 after I dropped off the car, almost three time what I had already pre-paid, with no explanation of what the charges were for. When I noticed the charge on my card within minutes, I immediately sent them an e-mail requesting justification for the charge. 9 days later, still silent
6.0 Good3 Jan. 2019
2.5 hour wait for pickup!The car was good. We rented a van that seats 7 to have extra room for luggage. We were at the Munich Airport location.Our travel plans were changed due to a flight cancellation, so we tried calling Avis and they were useless and rude. They told us the only option was to take a taxi to the original location and take our chances that they held the car. We did that and waited in the Avis line for 2.5 HOURS! The price ended up more than expected, wish we would have just flown and taken the train.
10.0 Excellent23 Oct. 2018
Rented a 9 passenger had the time of our ives.The space, comfort, diesel engine.
4.4 Okay11 Oct. 2018
Customer Experience was PoorI rented a Mercedes C - class - of course the car was niceI waited I. Line at the counter for 1hour and 15 mins to get my car. This set me back that amount getting to my destination. The GPS in the car was either not up to date of missing information. I had to stop using it and use my cell phone “google maps”.
5.2 Okay19 Sep. 2018
Citroen C4 CatcusHorrible car. I can’t believe it is apart of your inventory. I reserved a Ford Focus type. When the Avis agent said the Citroen is all that he had available I was completely fine with it. It looked ok but the driving experience was aweful. It shifts so hard you rock back and forth between gears and it is an automatic. It has no horsepower. Pulling out onto the highway or getting onto a round about was almost dangerous. And I get the whole motor shutting off when you stop but it takes too long to recover and the car starts to roll back before it can start back up. Really a problem when someone else is close behind you. Wish I had turned around and took it back to the airport but I needed to get to me destination.
10.0 Excellent30 Dec. 2017
Everything went very well. Got upgraded with automatic transmission and a new car.
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Rated no. 6
Dollar
6.2 Good (73 reviews)
7 locations in Munich
Dollar
Locations in Munich
  • 7.2
  • 7
  • 5.7
  • 5.6
  • 5.8
Recent reviews
1.9 Horrible1 Sep. 2021
Was not advised of significant additional charges required insurance before picking up car! The windshield wipers on the car were broken! To return the car was very difficult. Had to hunt down the Hertz office in Ulm Germany by asking other car rental companies where they are located. The online info was not correct. The other car rental places were open on Saturday but not Hertz!
4.4 Okay31 Dec. 2019
Car was not what we reserved, but was ok.We were forced to take the additional insurance after I showed proof of having full coverage European insurance through USAA, and an American Express card that paid any deductibles. It was a rip off and a scam. I've rented cars all over Europe for many years, and have not been forced to take additional coverage. Rental was reserved over a month in advance, with no mention of this "policy". When we arrived in Munich at 10PM, on the weekend before Christmas, we were forced to accept it because there were no other cars available in the area.
4.8 Okay30 Dec. 2019
They only accept platinum or gold as car insurance .
4.4 Okay2 Dec. 2019
We paid for an SUV, but arrived at the airport to find that Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty all share a desk. There was a very long line and not enough employees. There were also no cars available. They were having people write their names on a list and as cars came in, you were called to come get a car. You got whatever came in, which in our case was a compact. They didn't adjust our rate to compensate for the size difference. Additionally, our credit card and car insurance both have rental car coverage, however, they stated that unless you had one of four specific credit cards, you couldn't decline the coverage required for Germany. The coverage alone was higher than the rental rate. We had no choice to pay, but what should've been a $100 rental turned into a $250 rental. The required Germany insurance information should've been posted when making the reservation and they should've over-rent for the inventory they have.
6.0 Good29 Nov. 2019
Drop off was easy.Vehicle had a mechanical issue and no help was available. Overcharged and no one responds to requests for contact to address the issue. No receipt provided at rental OR at drop off to show the amount I was going to be charged was more than $1200 more than I agreed to pay.
5.6 Okay21 Oct. 2019
The pickup and drop off was bad. Poor directions, poor communication. Tried to blame me for scratches that were already there. And they gave me a car with huge scratches and needed an oil change.
9.6 Excellent6 Oct. 2019
Yes. Drop-off was super simple.I found out that I had to purchase additional insurance because I did not have an AMEX platinum card. My Visa provides coverage. It would have been nice to know before I got there, 34 additional Euros on a 99 Euro rental.
5.6 Okay27 Sep. 2019
I was expecting it to cost around 100$. Instead it cost me 200 because the forced me to get insurance- even though I’m already insured. Also they put a 500$ hold on my credit card and charged everything in euros. I still do not have my money back. I’m upset over this.
4.8 Okay24 Sep. 2019
It was NOT clear that Hertz operated the Dollar counter. The drop off experience was horrible. the check in person was rude and abrupt. Drop off area wasn't clearly marked for which car rental company because Hertz was the operating rental company rather than Dollar itself
2.0 Mediocre4 Sep. 2019
Not what I *did* like... What I would like doing is suing Kayak and DollarFirst of all, the address Landsbergerstr. 293 doesn't exist anymore: there is a gigantic construction instead. When we figured out that we show go to Hertz, they hadn't no more cars to rent, although we have reserved one. So, I suppose you can answer this question for me.
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From $35/dayRated no. 7
Europcar
Most popular
9.2 Excellent (3 reviews)
19 locations in Munich
Europcar
Locations in Munich
  • 9.3
  • 8.6
  • 9.3
  • 10
  • 8.6
Recent reviews
7.6 Good13 Jan. 2017
Kayak insurance is not valid for EuropcarAt first, the price was higher then the one stated by Kayak. Secondly, the insurance bought on Kayak is not valid for the rental. The rental guy said, that in case of any damage - I would pay the whole amount.
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Rated no. 8
keddy by Europcar
8.4 Excellent (1 review)
21 locations in Munich
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Munich
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 10
  • 8
Recent reviews
From $44/dayRated no. 9
National
8 Excellent (3 reviews)
2 locations in Munich
National
Locations in Munich
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent7 Dec. 2019
Pick up and drop off we're super easy. The agent even offered to help set up the GPS, if we needed it. Could not have been easier.
6.0 Good6 Oct. 2017
The car fit our needsThe car was very dirty inside, and the charge on my CC was totally different than on the papaerwork or the reservation
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From $30/dayRated no. 10
Alamo
7.8 Good (24 reviews)
2 locations in Munich
Alamo
Locations in Munich
  • 8
  • 7.7
  • 7.8
  • 7.8
  • 7.6
Recent reviews
7.6 Good6 Jan. 2020
Stated that car fit 7 persons, 4 bags. With 4 people in the car, we could only fit one suitcase.
8.8 Excellent3 Nov. 2019
more pickup and drop-of station in Munich central areas.
9.6 Excellent24 Jul. 2019
Professional service. Easy pick up and returnChild seat should be cheaper
10.0 Excellent26 Jun. 2019
very helpful - professional and expedite
10.0 Excellent22 Apr. 2019
The lady at the counter was extremely patient and helpfulNone
2.0 Mediocre13 Jan. 2019
they sold the car in front of my noseThey sold the car right in front of me
10.0 Excellent30 Nov. 2018
CoolGreatVery good service
8.4 Excellent30 Oct. 2018
The price at the counter was different from what you provided me.
2.0 Mediocre16 Sep. 2018
Nothing, I wasted my time in reserving a vehicle in Munich. I was promised a large nine passenger van via the kayak site. When I called a few days before my trip I was told I had a five passenger van reserved by Alamo.Nothing, I wasted my time in reserving a vehicle in Munich. I was promised a large nine passenger van via the kayak site. When I called a few days before my trip I was told I had a five passenger van reserved by Alamo.I canceled my reservation because I could not reach an agent by telephone. Wake up. Don’t promise something you can’t deliver
2.0 Mediocre15 Sep. 2018
I am disputing additional charges for $ 1500.00
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From $31/dayRated no. 11
INTERRENT
7.6 Good (4 reviews)
7 locations in Munich
INTERRENT
Locations in Munich
  • 7.5
  • 7.5
  • 7
  • 9.5
  • 6.5
Recent reviews
From $34/dayRated no. 12
GLOBALDRIVE
7.6 Good (2 reviews)
1 location in Munich
GLOBALDRIVE
Locations in Munich
  • 10
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 4
Recent reviews
Rated no. 13
CARO
7.2 Good (1 review)
2 locations in Munich
CARO
Locations in Munich
  • 8
  • 6
  • 8
  • 6
  • 8
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Rated no. 14
Ace
6.7 Good (5 reviews)
1 location in Munich
Ace
Locations in Munich
  • 7.1
  • 7.1
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
  • 6.7
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent8 Aug. 2021
Standard SUV is Peugeot 3008
1.9 Horrible7 Aug. 2021
I booked a car from ACE as per Kayak, but was directed to a company called OKMobility, which is a Spain based newer company, they have very bad ratings Fraudulent practices Not giving deposits back for bogus reasons No customer service I received a „new“ car, that had undisclosed hail damage on the roof Would avoid this company at all cost I bought extra insurance coverage, will have a lot of legal trouble ahead
1.9 Horrible5 Aug. 2021
Had to cancel car as ACE did not accept AMEX ( meaning no Delta Skymiles and no low cost indurance via AE car rental program ). . used Europcar instead ..
10.0 Excellent23 May 2021
Both of the young men we're very friendly and helpfulNothing, I am very satisfied with the Service at the Car Rental Station in the Mich Airport. We will usw your Rental Service again!
From $33/dayRated no. 15
BUCHBINDER
5.8 Okay (5 reviews)
14 locations in Munich
BUCHBINDER
Locations in Munich
  • 7.6
  • 7.2
  • 5.2
  • 3.6
  • 5.6
Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent9 Apr. 2017
No hassle car hireEasy no hassle car hire
4.0 Okay29 Oct. 2016
DO NOT RENT FROM BUCHBINDER - RIP OFF!The negative negated anything positive.OVERCHARGED 50 EURO! Our flight was 45 minutes and we arrived at the rental counter at 11:10PM (reservation was for 10:00PM). The 1 day rental was 54 euro. However, Buchbinder charged an extra 50 euro because we arrived after 11:00PM. They provided no notice of this charge on the Kayak. They also didn't have our class of vehicle registered and tried to charge for an upgraded model. The clerk was insensitive and rude.
From $30/dayRated no. 16
Global Rent A Car
Cheapest deal
5.8 Okay (5 reviews)
14 locations in Munich
Global Rent A Car
Locations in Munich
  • 5.6
  • 5.2
  • 5.6
  • 6.8
  • 6
Recent reviews
3.2 Mediocre2 Dec. 2017
Very bad and inexperienced lady at the counter of global car rentals . Gave me a car and then changed it. Insurance overly charged ... not a very pleasant experience Quite a rude , inexperienced girl
From $49/dayRated no. 17
Thrifty
5.7 Okay (25 reviews)
7 locations in Munich
Thrifty
Locations in Munich
  • 7.3
  • 6.6
  • 5.1
  • 5
  • 4.6
Recent reviews
5.2 Okay5 Jan. 2020
Shout out to Nemanja, who was a problem solver and overall nice guy.Be aware! Thrifty and Dollar in Germany will make you pay a mandatory insurance coverage, even if you have coverage via your credit card and personal insurance. This is roughly more than twice the payment for the car. Avoid at all costs. Hertz will too unless you pay with AmEx.
2.0 Mediocre31 Dec. 2019
It was a terrible experience. Suddenly at the checkout I was told that no insurance was included in the price and the new price was over 1000 Euro including the cheapest mandatory insurance. This is clearly a scam. Book a good price for a car, then arrive at the airport Christmas with no other options available and be forced to pay extremely high price.
4.4 Okay31 Aug. 2019
The price was triple what was quoted in the original booking
5.2 Okay26 Jul. 2019
The price quoted and the estimate was off by 100%. Thrifty told us they require insurance when renting in Germany. THIS WAS NOT DISCLOSED IN THE ESTIMATE OR IN THE FINE PRINT OF THE EMAILED ESTIMATE. Nor was it covered in the fine print of the linked terms and conditions. I am disputing the char
2.0 Mediocre17 Jul. 2019
Agent was nice but did not talk about pricing or the value being held on my credit card. Never told me I had to fill up gas or not eitherEverything. A Better estimate would help and if you told people that they are required insurance when I’m Germnay
4.8 Okay8 Jul. 2019
Agent tried to give me a lower class car (Volvo XC 60) instead of the e-class, alleging that it was the same class of cat. I had to insist for 5 minutes until he finally " Flynn's a car" for me.
7.2 Good27 May 2019
Staff was friendlyKnowing about the ‘real’ price of the rental car ahead of time, instead of being surprised after getting to the airport picking it up.
7.6 Good28 Apr. 2019
The tire pressure gage came on after driving awhile so we had to check it. At pickup, there was some sort of construction or renovation so we couldn’t use the normal path to the car garage and it was very confusing where exactly to go to get it. But we found it eventually.
10.0 Excellent18 Feb. 2019
Liked the girl who gave us the upgrade. Talked good english and was polite:)The wait in the que was very long and only two agents working and 30 people waiting
2.0 Mediocre6 Dec. 2018
OverpaidThe price you offered me was 86-90 euro, I paid over 300 euro at the desk
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Sunnycars
40 locations in Munich
Sunnycars
Locations in Munich
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FLIZZR
5 locations in Munich
FLIZZR
Locations in Munich
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McRent
2 locations in Munich
McRent
Locations in Munich
Recent reviews
YourRent
2 locations in Munich
YourRent
Locations in Munich
Recent reviews
Absolute Car Rental
1 location in Munich
Absolute Car Rental
Locations in Munich
Recent reviews
AutoEurope
1 location in Munich
AutoEurope
Locations in Munich
Recent reviews
Elite Rent A Car
1 location in Munich
Elite Rent A Car
Locations in Munich
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Free2Move
1 location in Munich
Free2Move
Locations in Munich
Recent reviews
Ofran Holiday Autos
1 location in Munich
Ofran Holiday Autos
Locations in Munich
Recent reviews
OK RENT A CAR
1 location in Munich
OK RENT A CAR
Locations in Munich
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PEUGEOT
1 location in Munich
PEUGEOT
Locations in Munich
Recent reviews
Renault rent a car
1 location in Munich
Renault rent a car
Locations in Munich
Recent reviews
Right Cars
1 location in Munich
Right Cars
Locations in Munich
Recent reviews
Star Car
1 location in Munich
Star Car
Locations in Munich
Recent reviews
469 travellers who hired a car in Munich gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

Car hire locations in or near Munich

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$49/day

Good deal

$38/day

When to book a car hire in Munich

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Munich

  • There are many benefits of renting a car in Munich, namely ease of access around the city. Driving is the best way to soak up the wonderful architecture of the city or drive to the surrounding Bavarian countryside. Full of old fortifications, if you take the Altstadtring traffic loop, you will find many parts of the historical walls still intact. Although many of the main tourist attractions are very central, there are plenty of sites outside of Munich to discover by car. Garmisch is about an hour away, as is the neighboring Austrian city of Salzburg.
  • Franz Josef Strauss International Airport is a great place to pick up your hire car. Once you touch down, you will be able to take your pick from eight car hire companies, with desks located within the airport. You will find the car hire area in Terminal 1, outside of Hall C. The airport is only a 35-minute drive from Munich’s city center, via the A92 and A99 routes. Plus, it’s very easy to access the E53 motorway from the airport, which runs between Munich and the Czech Republic.
  • Germans drive on the right-hand side of the road and it’s important to stay in the right lane unless you are passing other cars. If you plan on driving your hire car on to the Autobahn, it’s wise to stay on the right as many of these routes don’t have speed limits. The center of Munich is car-friendly and features mainly wide, modern streets, with a few one-way streets to be aware of. Most public transport has priority on the roads in the city center, so do yield to trams and buses whenever you can.
  • The best time to drive around Munich is in the afternoon, particularly on the Mittlerer Ring, which encircles the city center. Traffic gets heavy during the morning rush hour, between 7:00 am and 9:00 am, and again in the early evening from 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm. In the colder winter months, driving conditions can vary due to sleet and snow, but you can expect autobahns to be cleared of snow quickly and efficiently. You should avoid any high mountain routes and minor roads in remote regions in snowy weather, however.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Munich for $38 or less
  • Book your car hire in Munich at least 1 week before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hires in Munich are around 21% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Munich

  • Some car hire companies in Munich which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Enterprise and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Munich costs $49 per day.

  • Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire companies in Munich are Enterprise (8.2, 75 reviews), Sixt (7.7, 136 reviews), and Hertz (7.0, 91 reviews).

  • The average price of fuel in Munich is $9.34 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $112 and $149, depending on the car size.

  • Intermediate (Class Intermediate Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Munich.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Franz Josef Strauss airport include Enterprise, Global Rent A Car, Sixt, Hertz, Alamo, Avis, Budget, GLOBALDRIVE, INTERRENT and BUCHBINDER.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Franz Josef Strauss airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Enterprise, Global Rent A Car, Sixt, Hertz, Alamo, Avis, Budget, GLOBALDRIVE and INTERRENT.

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

  • A Intermediate car hire in Munich costs $38 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Munich costs $56 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Munich costs $34 per day, on average.

  • In Munich, cars are most frequently hired at Europcar Marsstrasse 24 (1 km from city centre ).

  • On average hiring a car in Munich costs $343 per week ($49 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Munich costs $1,470 per month ($49 per day).

  • When it comes to renting a car in Munich, you need to take advantage of the quality German vehicles on offer – try out a reliable BMW or Mercedes. Whether you want to venture onto Bavaria's open roads in a convertible or cruise around the city in a luxury SUV, a mid to full-size car is perfect for Munich’s well-managed roads.

  • Navigating Munich means abiding by the federally mandated speed limit of 31 mph. When you drive within the city’s limits, you must be careful to stick to the speed limit, as going over by 3 mph can already result in a speeding ticket. It’s best to slow down and obey the traffic laws, in the city center. If you want to go at a faster pace, then get on the surrounding autobahns, where the suggested speed limits are around 80 mph but drivers legally have the option of going as fast as 200 mph.

  • Petrol prices in Germany are about three times more expensive than the US. When it comes to filling up your car in Munich, you can expect to pay on average €5.33 (or $6.06) per gallon. Both petrol and diesel are widely available throughout Munich and you can find many Tankstellen (filling stations) that are open 24 hours. The best places to fill up near the airport are at the Agip or OMV petrol stations.

  • Munich offers visitors various types of parking. Depending on the areas you want to visit, there are parking zones with differing tariffs. You can park within the Altstadtring for up to two hours at €0.50 ($0.57) per 12 minutes. Parking outside this area is half the price or you can park all day for €6.00 ($6.80). On average, garages in the city center will cost from €3.00 – €4.00 ($3.40 - $4.54) per hour or €20.00 ($22.70) for the day. You can also find large parking lots on Adolf Kolping Strasse and Max Joseph Platz. It’s best to avoid parking in the Old Town as it’s full of one-way streets that offer little in the way of parking.