Car hire in Frankfurt
On this page you’ll get tips and advice on hiring a car in Frankfurt, and the cheapest rental cars at guaranteed lowest price. If this is your first time renting a car in Germany, please read our general tips on car hire in the country via the link below.
Our car rental offices in Frankfurt
Frankfurt is in the west of Germany, by river Main. There are several car rental offices in the town centre, but the easiest and most convenient option is to rent a car at the airport.
- Central Frankfurt: There are several car rental firms by the train station Frankfurt Hauptbahnhof. Keep in mind that most of them are closed on Sundays.
Car hire at Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt Airport (airport code: FRA) is about seven miles from central Frankfurt. It is the fourth busiest airport in Europe by number of passengers.
Despite the size of the airport, renting a car there is very easy. You’ll find most of the car rental firms in the Car Rental Center, which is in the middle of terminal 1 in the so-called Airport City Mall. From the airport, it is easy to get to the A3 road and on to wherever you want to go.
Where to go around Frankfurt
If you drive about two hours west of Frankfurt you will reach the beautiful Moselle Valley. The village of Bernkastel-Kues is a nice stop, and from here you can go by boat on river Moselle to other villages. Why not book a few nights in the village and reward yourself with wine tasting after a bike trip along the vineyards.
The Taunus is a mountain range less than an hour’s drive north of Frankfurt. Here you’ll get beautiful views and good hiking opportunities. A particularly nice hike is the one from the village Fuchstanz up the Altkönig mountain. If you want to relax and rest at a spa, we recommend the Bad Homburg. In the village of Saalburg, which is also in the area, there is a restored Roman Citadel worth a visit.
Fritzlar, northeast of Frankfurt, was an important market town in Germany during the 800’s. The city is known for its beautiful medieval town centre as well as the towers in the city that can be seen from afar. In Fritzlar, you’ll find cosy cafés and a vibrant marketplace where the city’s Cathedral is also located.