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Düsseldorf, a city in the North Rhine-Westphalia region of western Germany, is an international business and financial centre, also renowned for its fashion industry, trade fairs and carnival.
A rental car in Düsseldorf is the ideal way to explore some of the key cities in North Rhine-Westphalia.
Düsseldorf International Airport is five miles and a half north of Düsseldorf. From the airport’s railway station, Düsseldorf Flughafen, you can take the SkyTrain monorail into the centre, or the S-Bahn S11, which departs every 20 minutes and reaches Düsseldorf Hauptbanhof (Düsseldorf Central Station), in 12 minutes.
With a cheap car hire at Düsseldorf Airport the city centre is reachable in 15 minutes, and you don’t need to carry any luggage around.
Car hire in Düsseldorf couldn’t be easier. You can rent a vehicle from the airport’s information desk or from one of many pick-up points in the city.
Luckily, driving in Düsseldorf is easy except for the Altstadt area, due to its narrow streets. Within the city the speed limit is 31mph. Police regulation is strict, so stay safe and drive slowly.
There are many boutique hotels in Düsseldorf to choose from. One fashionable, contemporary hotel to be considered in Victoriaplatz, just north of the Altstadt, is the
The range of car hire brands available at Düsseldorf International Airport is wide. Check the Expedia car hire tool to find the hire car in Düsseldorf that best suits your needs.
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You must be over 18 to drive in Germany and hold a full driving licence. Licences issued in EU or EEA countries are accepted. Carry your driver’s licence, ID (passport) and proof of insurance at all times.
Carrying a warning triangle and headlamp beam deflectors in the vehicle is compulsory. It is recommended you also carry a first aid kit. It is illegal in Germany to use speed camera detectors, including a GPS device. The speed limit in built-up areas is 62 mph, but there is no speed limit on autobahns.
In Düsseldorf avoid driving in or near the Old Town, as its narrow alleyways, cobbled roads, low parking availability and vehicle restriction zones make it highly challenging. Outside this area, its an easy city to drive in compared to other large German cities.
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