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Car Rental Essen

Car-Rentals.com Essen is an independent car rental comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car rental companies so as a customer you can always book your rental car trough us at a competitive rate.

Car rental companies in Essen

Below are the car rental companies in Essen with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Europcar

    8.6 (6678)
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    8.2 (3605)
  • Enterprise

    8.1 (1605)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    8 (2779)
  • Avis

    7.9 (4842)
  • Budget

    7.8 (8456)
  • Hertz

    7.7 (5661)
  • GLOBAL Rent-a-Car

    7.6 (697)
  • Flizzr

    7.6 (247)
  • Thrifty

    7.4 (4494)
  • Buchbinder

    7.3 (472)
  • Global Rent a Car

    7.2 (132)
  • Sixt

    7.1 (2550)
  • InterRent

    6.9 (5742)

Location information for Essen

Essen city is situated by the River Ruhr in the heart of North Rhine Westphalia's Ruhr area. This city is the European Capital of Culture for 2010. Travelers can come to Essen city via plane as the city is served by the Essen Mulheim Airport.

A cheap car hire in Essen Downtown is very handy and convenient for visitors. The city is easy to navigate and it is served by 3 motorways, the Ruhrschnellweg or A40, the A42, and the A52. There are more than 3,200 streets situated in Essen city.

Restaurants, shops, and other business establishments can be found in Essen Downtown. Tourists will also find hotels and services for car hire in Essen Downtown as well as tourism agencies.

Aside from the shopping pedestrian areas of the city, Essen is also home to a few shopping centers like the mall in Limbecker Platz and the Rathaus Galerie. Tourists don't need to worry about bringing their car hires to shopping areas as there are many car parks in Essen Downtown.

Some of the attractions that can be found in Essen are the Municipal Forest, Folkwang Museum, Stadtgarten, Ruhrland Museum, Grugapark, Villa Hugel, the Design Center, the Old Synagogue, Opera House, Town Hall, Werden, and the Minster, which is one of the oldest churches in Germany. Tourists can easily visit these locations by using a car rental in Essen Downtown.

Practical information

  • Currency
    Euro
  • Driving direction
    Right
  • City speed limit
    50 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    100 km/h
  • Language
    German
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    Avis

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 Car-Rentals.com 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 Car-Rentals.com? at this location
  • Europcar
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Enterprise
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Hertz
  • GLOBAL Rent-a-Car
  • Flizzr
  • Thrifty
  • Buchbinder
  • Global Rent a Car
  • Sixt
  • InterRent
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