Car hire Hamburg: tour the city in style and at ease with a rental

What you should know before hiring a car in Hamburg

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Car hires in Hamburg: practical information

Where to rent a car in Hamburg

Looking for a car hire in Hamburg? The airport is the best place to pick one up, right after you disembark from your flights to Hamburg. Budget and Europcar have locations at the airport.

In the city centre, you’ll find both international brands as well as local ones. Budget and Europcar have offices at the central train station, while Hertz has an office just opposite Hamburg’s Hauptbahnhof. Star Car, a local German agency, is on Jenfelder Alle.

Driving in Hamburg: parking and other tips

Driving in Hamburb is a breeze. There are major thoroughfares which cut across town in just about all directions meaning you can skip the city centre when you want to get across the city. What will set you back however, is the price of parking. Car parks in the city centre tend to be very expensive so it’s better to get a hotel in Hamburg with parking available to guests.

Road trips from Hamburg: what to do, what to see



Looking out over the Baltic Sea, Luebeck is a pretty city with a lot on offer. The old city (called Altstadt) survived from medieval times and is on the UNESCO World Heritage site list. You can find Luebec only 60km north of Hamburg.

Sankt Peter-Ording

If you’re after a beach trip by the sea, then this is the place to go. It’s Germany’s most popular seaside resort town with broad beaches and beautiful stilt houses. It’s easy to reach by car, using Autobahn 23.

Altes Land

Altes Land

Altes Land is a special region in Germany that grows the majority of the fruit in the country. It’s one of the most northern fruit growing areas in the world and is known for its richly decorated farmhouses with their elaborate gateways. Don’t miss stops at these charming little towns: Stade, Buxtehude and Jork.

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