Cheap car hire guide

Our aim is to help you find the best deals and cheapest possible rates on internet car hire.
When you book a hire car online, you are most likely to achieve far better rates compared to booking through the car hire companies directly.

Search articles

Best search engines


Best car rental deals Düsseldorf Airport - compare car rental companies in Düsseldorf

Find cheap car hire at Dusseldorf Airport with Cartrawler Germany

Düsseldorf International Airport - DUS is the third largest airport in Germany, operating a wide choice of domestic, European and intercontinental flights.

From the UK it is possible to fly to Dusseldorf with a number of companies, amongst them: British Airways, Lufthansa, Lufthansa/Eurowings as well as with the low-cost carriers Easyjet and Jet2.

VW Passat - estate car to rent in Dusseldorf
Large estate car for rent in Dusseldorf Airport - the new VW Passat

Dusseldorf Airport is located approx. 4.5 miles north of Dusseldorf city centre and in a very densely populated area of western Germany. Take advantage of inexpensive and widely available car hire at Dusseldorf Airport to visit the Dusseldorf Fair or to travel independently to other major cities of the area, amongst them: Dortmund, Essen and Cologne.

Car hire companies Dusseldorf Airport - compare offers with Cartrawler
Frequently, the most competitive offers of Dusseldorf car hire are available through online search engines of car hire, such as Cartrawler Germany.

Cartrawler Germany displays current offers of car hire allowing you to compare prices and rental conditions and from major rent a car suppliers at Dusseldorf Airport: Avis, Enterprise, Europcar, Hertz Car Hire Germany, Thrifty, Keddy, Global Drive, Caro Autovermietung and Buchbinder.

Usually, the cheapest hire cars in Dusseldorf Airport can be found with prices from approx. £120 for a  7-days rental of a VW Polo from the economy class. Dusseldorf car rental is often available at rather modest prices in larger - compact or standard/intermediate - classes: a week car hire of a Ford Focus Stationwagon or a Toyota Avensis can, at times, cost just under £200.

When hiring a car at Dusseldorf Airport, you should be aware, however, that the prices may increase significantly during the most popular events and expositions of the Dusseldorf Trade Fair.

Skoda Rapid - cheap rental car Dusseldorf
Cheap car hire in Dusseldorf Airport - Skoda Rapid with plenty of room for luggage

Find car rental at Dusseldorf Airport - car hire pick-up and return
The desks of all the car hire companies at Dusseldorf Airport are conveniently located in a dedicated facility, outside of the terminal building.

The Dusseldorf Airport car hire centre (Mietwagenzentrum, in German) is only about a hundred meters away from the main terminal and can be comfortably reached on foot.

When returning a Dusseldorf Airport rental car, it is important to follow the signs pointing to the departures (Abflug) section of the airport and, later on, to car rental (Mietwagen). 

See Dusseldorf Airport car hire centre on the map of the airport.

If your car hire offer requires the delivery with a full tank, you will find a gas station between the car hire centre and the P5 parking area.

Business travel in a Dusseldorf hire car
Düsseldorf is the capital of the North Rhine-Westphalia state in western Germany. It is also the largest city of Rhine-Ruhr region, one of the most important economic and industrial centres of Germany. Sometimes referred to as a "megacity" Rhine-Ruhr is a large metropolitan area with a population of approx. 12 million, including, apart from Dusseldorf, cities as: Essen, Bonn, Cologne, Mönchengladbach, Duisburg, Bochum and Dortmund.

Rhine-Ruhr and Dusseldorf, lie in the heart of the so called Blue Banana (the area of the greatest concentration of industries and businesses in western Europe and the UK) and is well connected to other European cities.

With a Dusseldorf hire car you will be able to travel relatively quickly to Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven, Antwerp, Brussels, Luxemburg or to Frankfurt.

The approximate road distances from Dusseldorf:

  • distance Dusseldorf - Dortmund: 80 km / 50 miles
  • distance Dusseldorf - Cologne: 40 km / 24 miles
  • distance Dusseldorf - Essen: 45 km / 27 miles
  • distance Dusseldorf - Frankfurt: 230 km / 142 miles
  • distance Dusseldorf - Amsterdam 225 km / 140 miles
  • distance Dusseldorf - Brussels: 200 km / 124 miles
  • distance Dusseldorf - Luxemburg (City): 230 km / 142 miles

If you intend to travel significant distances in a rented car, do confirm what is the mileage policy of your car hire offer. In some rent a car companies in Germany, the mileage might be limited and with extra (and rather steep) charge per each kilometer over the limit.

Each car hire offer displayed in Cartrawler Germany contains a thorough description of the price details, including mileage policy available under ‘Rental Conditions’.

When thinking of traveling outside of Germany in your Dusseldorf hire car, be aware that not all of the offers allow cross-border travels, or that the range of countries where you can drive to in a rental car, might be limited. Always confirm in the ‘Rental Conditions’ what is the cross-border travel policy of the offer.  

Messe Düsseldorf trade fair
Dusseldorf is not only a venue for the trade fairs renowned in Europe and worldwide, but also home to one of the world’s largest trade fair organizers.  

Messe Dusseldorf Trade Fair Organization, founded in 1947 is believed to be responsible for almost one fifth of the most important trade shows and fairs organized worldwide. The company is known in Germany as Messe Düsseldorf GmbH.  "Messe Düsseldorf" is the name commonly used to describe Dusseldorf’s fair grounds providing and impressive 300.000 sqm of exhibition space, located in Stockum, north of Dusseldorf city centre and in a short distance from the airport.

There are over 40 annual fairs in Dusseldorf attracting great numbers of visitors to the city, also outside of the summer season. If you are planning to rent a car in Dusseldorf, be aware that at certain times of the year rental cars in Dusseldorf may come in a short supply and, in order to avoid the most inflated prices, the booking should be made well in advance.

Check the programme of Dusseldorf fairs - Messe Dusseldorf calendar.

Dusseldorf fashion
Dusseldorf is the most ‘fashionable’ city of Germany.

There are numerous fashion and design schools in Dusseldorf and the renowned events and shows of the Dusseldorf fair provide an international platform for the fashion industry worldwide.

Once you’re out of the fair grounds, Dusseldorf is also a great place to shop for top brands of clothing and shoes. Amongst the popular shopping centres of Dusseldorf are: Kö-Galerie, Sevens, Stilwerk and Schadow Arkaden, the latter located in a true paradise of fashionistas, the  Schadowstraße.

Find Schadowstraße street on the map of Dusseldorf (marked in red).

Find the best car hire deals in Düsseldorf


Best car rental deals Düsseldorf Airport - compare car rental companies in Düsseldorf
Article: Best car rental deals Düsseldorf Airport - compare car rental companies in Düsseldorf
Topics: , , , , ,
Published: Friday, September 06 2013
Latest revision: Wednesday, November 25 2015

Send feedback or suggestions to the editors

Send kommentar