Dresden Airport car rental - compare rates from Avis, Europcar, Sixt and other large car hire companies in Dresden, Germany
Dresden is the capital of the Free State of Saxony in eastern Germany. The international airport serving Dresden is located approx. 6 miles north of the city centre, in Klotzsche district. The name Flughafen Dresden Klotzsche is still commonly used in Germany.
Cheap car hire in Dresden - prestige class car are often available from below £220 for a week car hire of, for example, BMW 3 Series, or similar (Jaguar XE, Audi A4, Mercedes C-Class).
The airport operates seasonal and charter flights to many leisure destination in southern Europe, as well as year round routes: domestic and international to major cities in Europe as well as to Russia.
Car rental for either business or leisure trip to Dresden is easy, and often cheap, with the help of Cartrawler search engine which facilitates price comparison and online booking from major rent a car companies operating at Dresden Airport (DRS).
Dresden Airport car rental providers
Desks of several car rental brands are located in the Arrivals terminal of Dresden Airport. There you will find: Avis Rent A Car, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt Mietwagen and ADAC Autovermietung Dresden. Off-site car hire companies, for example Caro Autovermietung, also provide services at the airport on a meet and greet basis.
Car hire in Dresden Airport is fairly inexpensive, with prices of the cheapest cars usually starting from around £110 for a week car hire of a small city car (Citroen C1, VW Up, or similar). The popular compact class VW Golf (or similar) is often available to rent in Dresden Airport from around £160 for a week, a rather reasonable price given the standard and comfort a car in this class provides.
Rent a Citroen C1 – in the cheapest class of cars in Dresden Airport. Above, the new model 2014/2015 to be found in Dresden Airport car rental fleet from 2015.
Minivan car hire Dresden Airport
When a vehicle larger than a standard passenger car is required, Dresden Airport offer several options for car hire within minivan and minibus classes, amongst them VW Touran (5+2), VW Caddy (5+2), VW Sharan (full 7-seater), VW Multivan (7-seater), Renault Traffic (9-seater) or Mercedes Vito with space for 9 people as well.
Mercedes minibus hire in Dresden Airport to accommodate up to 9 people including the driver.
Please note that booking well in advance are recommended in order to achieve the best rates in minivan / minibus hire at Dresden Airport.
Rent a car at Dresden Airport – compare prices and rental conditions
Cartrawler search engine allows to compare not only prices but also rental conditions and those may vary considerably in different suppliers. Some of the features of rental conditions, such as for example mileage policy, or driver’s age requirements deserve a special attention, as they may determine the final cost of the rental.
Quite frequently, there are mileage restrictions in Dresden Airport car rental deals. If you are planning to drive long distances in a car rented in Dresden, it might by preferable to opt for an offer with unlimited mileage and those can be easily “picked-out” in Cartrawlers listing of all available offers.
Also, if you are in your early twenties, mind that in quite many Dresden Airport car hire offers the driver’s age is set at 25 years of age, meaning, that younger drivers will be charged an additional fee.
VW Tiguan SUV class is a popular model of rental car in Germany, often available at competitive rates. © Photo: Find-cheap-car-hire.co.uk
Fly from UK to Dresden
Direct flights from UK - London City Airport to Dresden are available with CityJet carrier.
Dresden - the Jewel Box of Germany
Over the 400 years as a residence of the royal family (between 1485 and 1918), the city of Dresden was embellished with many unique architectonic treasures, having gained nicknames as a “Jewel Box” or Elbflorenz- “Florence of the Elbe” (Dresden is developed on both sides of River Elbe).
Despite the massive destruction of the World War II bombings, Dresden managed to rebuild itself into a thriving cultural centre. With an impressive number of over 13 000 listed cultural and historic monuments, Dresden is today one of the richest, if somewhat underestimated, cultural destinations in Germany.
Apart from the historic jewels of Dresden, for example Dresden Castle, Pillnitz Castle and Zwinger Palace, the religious buildings such as Hofkirche, the Dresden Cathedral, or Dresden State Art Collection (Staatlichen Kunstsammlungen Dresden), the city developed also an interesting modern side. The Transparent Factory - a Volkswagen assembly plant, or the controversial UFA Kristalpalast Cinema are the most recognizable examples of Dresden’s modern architecture.
Dresden is also, as it has been in the past, one of the major industrial centres in Germany. To the traditional optical and food processing sectors, modern times added new branches, rapidly developing in Dresden, amongst them pharmaceutical and high-tech industries. The excellent transportation infrastructure of Dresden and the surrounding area made it an attractive location for many large companies, such as GlaxoSmithKline, Siemens and AMD (Advanced Micro Devices, Inc.).