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    Car Hire Hamburg

    Hamburg Car HireRelish one of Germany's most beautiful harbour cities in Hamburg. The second-largest city in the country, Hamburg is located in Germany's north. Walk along the peaceful canals and stroll along the famous Reeperbahn, or visit the 11th century St. Petri Church, the 13th-century Jakobi Church, the History Museum and the Hamburg Art Gallery. Take a cruise on the Elbe River and see the sights of Hamburg from the water, a unique perspective few visitors get to see. For a great day out with the whole family, check out Hamburg Zoo, which was founded in the 1800s, and home to over 2,500 animals.

    Take a day trip out of the city to Lübeck, a medieval city listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, just 60km from Hamburg. Also worth a visit is Stade in the Altes Land region of the country. Known for being the largest connected fruit growing area of Central Europe, farmhouses in Altes Land are elaborately decorated and amusing to look at. From Hamburg, you can move on to Berlin, the cultural capital of Germany while enjoying the country's picturesque scenery along the way.

    Convenient Locations in Hamburg

    Travellers visiting Hamburg can find convenient pick-up locations throughout the city, downtown, Hamburg Fuhlsbuttle Airport and Hamburg Main Rail Station. Auto Europe works with the top, trusted suppliers in the city at these locations including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Buchbinder.

    Metre parking in the city centre costs about €1.50 per 30 minutes in Hamburg. Outside of the city centre, charges are reduced to €1.00 per 30 minutes. There is a maximum cost of €12 for 24 hours. For those who don't mind a bit of walking, parking at the train station is €5 per day. Car parks are located throughout the city and generally charge €2.50-4.50 per hour. Park and Ride stations are available on the outskirts of the city and offer free parking with transport into the city centre.

    It is important to note that many cities in Germany require cars to be low emission. All vehicles in this zone must display a green emission badge, and there is no exception for foreign plates. Find more information on Low Emission Zones and what you need to do to comply. All autobahns in Germany are toll-free, though some private roads in the Bavarian Alps may have tolls.

    Car Hire at Hamburg Fuhlsbuttle Airport  Hamburg Fuhlsbuttle Airport

    Frequently Asked Questions About Hiring a Car in Hamburg

    Can I hire a car in Hamburg if I am under 25?

    Travellers in Hamburg can hire a car if they are under 25 and can do so will relative ease if they are 21 - 25 years old. Although you may hire a car, drivers in this age range will likely incur a "young driver surcharge," which is an additional daily charge from most car hire suppliers.

    Can I obtain car hire insurance through my credit card company?

    For car hires in Germany, third party insurance is typically offered from major credit card companies, such as Visa, MasterCard, Discover and AMEX. Compare insurance plans to find out what coverage is available and best suited for your travel. Contact Auto Europe toll-free at 24/7 at 1300 656 601 with any questions.

    Can I drive my car hire into other countries?

    Yes, travel throughout Western Europe is allowed and without restriction for most car hires in Germany. While traditional car hires can travel freely, restrictions can apply to car hire categories such as luxury hires. Restrictions will vary depending on the car hire supplier and we encourage travellers to direct additional questions to one of our friendly reservation specialists at 1300 656 601.

    Useful Driving Distances and Day Trip Ideas in Hamburg

    • Hamburg to Hamburg Fuhlsbuettel Airport (11km approx. 20min)
    • Hamburg to Lübeck (68km approx. 55min)
    • Hamburg to Stade (51km approx. 1hr)
    • Hamburg to Berlin (292km approx. 3hr)

    Alternatives To Car Hire in Hamburg

    Regardless of where you plans in Germany take you, Auto Europe has the ideal mode of transportation for all travellers. With the guaranteed best rates in the car hire industry, we take pride in providing our clients with this exceptional value. While we are known for our unmatched rates on traditional car hires, we additional offers rates on luxury, motorhome, van hires and more - so, our clients can ensure that they have the ideal vehicle for their travel plans.

    Luxury Car Hire Hamburg
    Luxury Car Hire Hamburg -  Seeking a premium travel experience during your time in Hamburg? Consider a luxury car hire with Auto Europe for stylish and comfortable vehicles from manufacturers such as Mercedes, Audi, Porsche, Maserati, and more.
    Van Hire Hamburg
    Van Hire Hamburg -  If a traditional car hire doesn't have enough space for your travel party, consider Auto Europe's fantastic rates on van hires. We offer small, medium and large vans, so whether you are enjoying Hamburg in a large group or need to transport sizable luggage - Auto Europe has you covered.
    Motorhome Hire in Hamburg
    Hamburg Motorhome Hire -  Offering a unique way to explore and experience Germany, motorhome hires are on the rise. While behind the wheel of an RV, your travel options have no boundaries. With safe and accommodating locations to pitch throughout Germany, you can make the most of your time when travelling in Hamburg and beyond.