Frankfurt Am Main

Car Rental in Frankfurt Airport, Germany

The Frankfurt airport is the busiest in Germany and the third largest in Europe, but it somehow manages to efficiently send off passengers to Frankfurt central business district and the rest of Germany via its autobahns. Whilst the public transport system is highly reliable and gets you most anywhere, consider getting a car rental at Frankfurt airport, Germany to get to the downtown and beyond. Budget, Europcar, Avis, Hertz, Alamo and Sixt car rentals all have car hire at Frankfurt Airport, and getting a cheap car rental in Frankfurt airport is as easy as booking online.

Frankfurt am Main (Frankfurt on the Main) is Germany's banking capital, as well as its hub for everything commerce, trade, logistics and finance. It is known for some of the largest trade fairs in the world (Frankfurt Auto Show, Frankfurt Book Fair) and exudes an air of capitalism that runs in stark contrast to the socialist ideals of old Germany. Despite these corporate-sounding endeavours, Frankfurt retains an Old World charm if you know where to look.

Places to See on Car Rental from Frankfurt Airport

The city centre where Romer Platz and a heavy concentration of museums is located is easily a tourist’s favourite, but you can escape the crowds and drive your Frankfurt airport car hire to off the beaten path neighbourhoods Norden, Bornheim and Bockenheim. In-city driving in their 19th century streets may pose a challenge, as parking space is limited and often in favour of locals. One alternative is to pay for hourly parking at Parkhaus, and then explore these neighbourhoods on foot.

Sachsenhausen is notable for its museums, while its sub-neighbourhood Alt-Sachsenhausen for its historic pubs. There are more than a dozen museums in this district dedicated to a range of interests like architecture, communications, film, minting, even Jewish heritage, that you may want to consider getting a Museumsufer Ticket to make the most of the entrance fee. When you want to take a quick break, you can drive your car hire from Frankfurt airport to the neighbourhood pubs that serve the local cider “ebbelwoi” and “apfelwein.”

As a transport hub, Frankfurt can get frenetic. To escape the hustle, drive your rental car to Stadtwald in southern Frankfurt for a whiff of fresh air and green scenery, or follow the course of the river Main which offers a surprisingly quiet retreat despite its central location in the city.

You may want to see more of Germany’s medieval past, and a rental car would certainly get you there faster. Budingen, 45 minutes northeast on a Frankfurt airport car rental, is a town with a well-preserved medieval stronghold and timber-framed houses. Heidelberg, an hour directly south, is a contrast to all-business Frankfurt, with its historical castle and Baroque style Old Town.