Car hire in Berlin – Cheap car hire in Germany’s capital city
Price levels are generally reasonable in Berlin; in fact Berlin it is equally as good value as Brussels and Vienna, which are capital cities well known for reasonable pricing as a tourist. To find better value for money in Western European capitals, you’d have to travel much further south to Athens, Lisbon or Madrid.
Bars and restaurants are particularly good value compared to other northern European cities where prices are sometimes double.
If car hire is required, most will also be positively surprised that Berlin offers excellent value here as well.
Cheap car hire in Berlin - capital of Germany
A hire car in Berlin Spandau Haauptbahnhof (Berlin Main train station) or Charlottenburg is usually available from around £180 for the smallest/cheapest hire car for a week. If more space is required a Vauxhall (Opel) Astra is available for an additional £25. We have even seen VW Golf Estate for less than £220.
Cheap Mercedes car hire in Berlin, Germany
There are often excellent rates available on Premium and Luxury car hire in Germany.
For example the latest Mercedes C Class will typically be available between £250 to £300 for one weeks car hire in Berlin. Alternative hire cars in this premium group could also be the AUDI A4, BMW 3-series or even the Volvo V70 which is even bigger.
Check prices for car hire in Berlin Airports
It is usually in Berlin’s Airports the best offers on car hire are available. Often but not always there is a saving from £10-£50 picking up the hire car in the airports of Berlin as opposed to Berlin city centre car rental locations.
Car hire available to young drivers in Berlin
Car hire in Berlin is particularly beneficial for younger drivers. Providing that the main driver has held a full driving license for at least one year and he or she has turned 18, they will qualify for car hire in Berlin. The minimum age for a person to hire a car in many other European countries is 21 years.
However, as a young driver, only a limited selection of hire cars is available. These are smaller hire cars in the economy and compact groups such as the Peugeot 207, Opel Corsa, Ford Fiesta etc. Furthermore, a €10 daily extra charge will typically be added for young drivers.
Collision Damage Waiver on car hire insurance in Germany
The insurance excess on car hire in Berlin is fairly high in case of damage or theft. The excess varies between €600 to as much as €2000. On certain cars in the luxury group the excess may even be higher in Germany.
Though, it is relatively cheap to eliminate the insurance excess by adding the insurance excess waiver on when booking car hire through Cartrawler. The cost for insuring yourself against excess is only about £5 per day.