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Car Rental Cologne

EasyTerra Car Rental Cologne is an independent car rental comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car rental companies so as a customer you can always reserve your rental car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental offers in Cologne

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Cologne.
  • For example: Volkswagen Up
    Mini class
    For example: Volkswagen Up
  • Popular category
    For example: VW Polo
    Economy class
    For example: VW Polo
  • For example: Opel Astra
    Compact class
    For example: Opel Astra
  • For example: VW Passat
    Intermediate class
    For example: VW Passat
  • For example: Ford Kuga
    Standard class
    For example: Ford Kuga
  • For example: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate
    Full-size class
    For example: Mercedes-Benz C-Class Estate
  • For example: Audi A6
    Luxury class
    For example: Audi A6
  • For example: VW Golf Estate
    Station wagon class
    For example: VW Golf Estate

Car rental companies in Cologne

Below are the car rental companies in Cologne with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.
  • Europcar
    8.3 (6488)
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  • Keddy By Europcar
    8.1 (2719)
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  • National Car Rental
    8 (361)
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  • Avis
    8 (4819)
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  • Alamo
    7.9 (7327)
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  • Flizzr
    7.9 (236)
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  • Hertz
    7.8 (5595)
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  • Budget
    7.7 (8345)
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  • Sixt
    7.6 (2406)
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  • Enterprise
    7.5 (1580)
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  • Thrifty
    7.4 (4398)
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Car rental companies in and around Cologne

If you are looking for a rental car in Germany, but in a city other than Cologne, please click through to the Car rental Germany page, where you can choose in which city in Germany you want to rent a car.

Car rental locations in Cologne

EasyTerra Car Rental Cologne compares prices of car rental companies at the following locations:

Breslauer Platz 2

Location information for Cologne

Introduction

Cologne was founded by the Romans in 38 BC and is one of the oldest cities in Germany. During World War II the city was heavily bombed, only the characteristic Dom was partly spared. Cologne is also an important art center, the city has no less than 30 museums and hundreds of art galleries.

Population

Cologne has well over 1 million inhabitants, which makes it the fourth largest city in Germany.

Location

The city is situated on both river banks of the Rhine, but the downtown area is located on the west bank of the river. Due to its location on a junction between a continental and an oceanic climate, winter and summer is mild.

Economy

The food and chemical industry and the financial service sector are the most important sectors of the local economy, furthermore many trade shows and exhibitions are organized in the city. The city is also an important media center with the head offices of the radio and television stations Westdeutscher Rundfunk and RTL.

Cologne has one of the largest inland ports of Western Europe, furthermore in the surrounding areas there is a viniculture for wine production and there are several breweries producing the famous Kölsch beer.

Not to forget, Cologne is famous for its water, Eau de Cologne, both the original perfume factory "Farina gegenüber" and the latter competitor "4711" still produce their fragrances in the city.

Airports

To the southeast of the city lies the Köln/Bonn airport (the official name is however Konrad-Adenauer-Flughafen), this airport has flight connections with almost 140 destinations in 39 countries.

Public transport

Cologne has a good public transport network. The subway system is in fact linked with the high speed streetcar network, additionally the city has many bus lines and train connections. The Stadtbahn lines 16 and 18 run across Cologne´s suburbs to reach the final destination, Bonn. There is also a train connection with the international airport.

The unique Rheinseilbahn is an aerial tramway crossing the Rhine River, in six minutes it takes you to the final destination while you enjoy the beautiful scenery.

Traffic and parking

It is not difficult to get your way around Cologne as the city has a system of five beltways. The inner beltway is called "Ring", the next “Innere Kanalstrasse”, followed by the “Gürtel” and the “Militärring” and finally the highway beltway “Autobahnring”.

It is quite hard to find one of the rather expensive parking spaces, nevertheless there is a dynamic information system indicating which parking garages have available spaces. Alternatively you can park your car at the zoo or at he university and continue by public transport.

Like many other German cities the city center is an “Umweltzone" (low emission area) where you are only allowed to enter with a special sticker on your windscreen.

Hotels

Cologne has a large range of hotels to offer, in all price categories. You need to take into account that during special events (such as the yearly Christmas fair) you need to book your room well in advance.

External sources

For more information about Cologne, we recommend Google and the following sources:

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    German
  • Popular car category
    compact
  • Popular rental companies
    GLOBAL Rent-a-Car

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.
Is EasyTerra Car Rental the cheapest? Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town. What do I need to do when picking up a car? To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient. Are there any additional costs? Our rates are all-inclusive. Our reservation department will inform you in advance should additional costs apply. You can always cancel your booking free of charge if you do not agree (this must be done at least 48 hours prior to the start of the car hire period). What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental? In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car. What is a worry-free label? This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you. How can I change or cancel my reservation? You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less). When will I get a confirmation of my booking? Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours). Which car rental companies are compared by EasyTerra Car Rental? at this location
  • Europcar
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • National Car Rental
  • Avis
  • Alamo
  • Flizzr
  • Hertz
  • Budget
  • Sixt
  • Enterprise
  • Thrifty
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