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Car hire in Munich

Car hire in Munich

Hiring a car in Munich is simple, use the search box to your left, enter the name of the airport or place you want to pick up your hire car from and Expedia will help you compare the prices of small, medium and large cars so that you can find the cheapest car hire deals in Munich. Alternatively, below you can check out some of the great deals on car hire we currently have for Munich.

Driving in Munich

Munich, sitting on the river Isar, is Germany's third largest city, after Berlin and Hamburg and is a popular tourist destination year round. Munich's impressive collection of architecture is a popular feature of the city. A mix of historic buildings and impressive new architecture has created new landmarks and areas of interest for both tourists and locals alike.

Car hire in Munich is the perfect way to explore this friendly and cosmopolitan city. Originally founded by Benedictine monks, the monk depicted on the city's coat of arms reflects Munich's commitment to its history but also openness to visitors from around the world. Located in the region of Bavaria in southern Germany, Munich offers a great deal of activities, including exploring into the surrounding countryside.

Munich is a great example of blending tradition with exciting new modern aspects too. The futuristically designed Allianz Arena is home to Munich's football team, Bayern Munich, and if you have the chance to see a game, visiting the stadium is an awe-inspiring experience.

By renting a car, visitors will not only be able to enjoy the impressive architecture within the city limits but also explore beyond into the region of Bavaria that stretches into the foothills of the Alps.

Get the most out of Munich by renting a car and experience all this thriving German city has to offer. Book your holiday today!

Cheap Car Hire at Munich Airport

Munich International Airport is the second busiest airport in Germany and not only serves as Bavaria's main airport but a number of adjacent regions as well. Serving over 34 million passengers annually, Munich busy tourism industry is fuelled by Europe's seventh busiest airport.

Flying into Munich Airport brings visitors within touching distance of the city centre. Lying just over 28 km from the heart of Munich, those tourists who rent a car will quickly find themselves in centre of Munich. The journey by car should take no more than 45 minutes, depending on traffic, but due to the extensive motorway network, getting to the city is no issue.

All routes are well sign-posted but a direct route along the A9 is all that is required for visitors to find their way to the many hotels in Munich.

When deciding on renting a car from Munich International Airport, visitors will be spoiled for choice. All the major car hire companies tourists would expect to see have locations at the airport. There are also a number of car rental locations in the city itself, adding to the convenience that hiring a car provides. Visitors will be able to choose from Avis, Hertz, Sixt and Europcar, to name just a few.

Car rental also allows tourists to select the best vehicle for their journey. Car hire companies in Munich have extensive fleets of vehicles and will provide the perfect car to meet every need. Whether intent on exploring the city with a slick compact car, or exploring out into the Alpine foothills with a reliable 4x4, both the season and holiday desires should be considered when deciding on what car to rent.

Discovering the beautiful countryside around the city is an added benefit of car rental in Munich. Taking a break from the busy city, tourists will be able to explore several smaller, and more traditional, Bavarian towns and cities. Destinations like Freising, Erding and Landshut are all within manageable distances from Munich and will provide a glimpse into traditional German culture and cuisine.

The extensive network of roads and motorways facilitates exploring the area and is also extensively sign-posted for added convenience. It is also a good idea to opt for a reliable satellite navigation system. Despite the road signs, trying to read signposts in a foreign language can be confusing and lead to unnecessary stress and potential delays.

Car hire from Munich International Airport is the ideal way to see the entire city and beautiful surrounding areas.

Car Hire in Munich, The City

Munich is a sprawling city with many the popular museums, historical sites and impressive architecture located throughout the city.

Those wishing to drive through and around Munich need not worry about parking. There are a number of safe and secure car parks all around the city, whilst many hotels in Munich also provide free parking to guests. Parking on the street is slightly more complicated so be sure to read relevant signs, as some streets may require resident permits. Incurring additional costs through tickets or even towing can really put a damper on any holiday so be sure before leaving your car on the street! Visitors staying at hotels in Munich should ask the concierge for best tips on parking and they may even have coupons or discounts at select car parks.

Like many other major cities, Munich does experience a rush hour period. However, due to the sprawling nature of the city, rush hour periods are often less intense than other busier transport hubs around the country. Travellers looking to make the most of the city and surrounding areas should look to leave either before or after the morning rush hour to avoid the stresses of traffic. When returning to the city, consider avoiding the rush hour period that begins around 4pm.

During the day however, driving in and around Munich is an absolute pleasure. The streets are immaculately clean and beautiful buildings, from grand beer halls to imposing cathedrals and even quaint residential buildings highlight every street.

Car hire in Munich is a great option to see this vibrant city. Tourists will enjoy the small town feel of Germany's "friendliest" city and will also be able to take advantage of the "gateway to Bavaria" and explore one of Germany's most beautiful regions.

Discover your own Munich with the convenience only car rental can provide, book your holiday today!