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Heidelberg car hire

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Heidelberg car hire information

Pick-up locationHeidelberg
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Hire locations24
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Heidelberg

  • Car hire in Heidelberg is one of the most popular ways to explore the city and surrounding areas. You'll get the chance to visit beautiful old villages and a well-preserved German history that's unlike many other places, as well as head out to some of the top nearby attractions, cities and towns. One of the best places to visit nearby is Rothenburg, a popular medieval village. There is no direct train line serving many of the villages, so car hire in Heidelberg is one of the only ways to explore these areas.
  • Mannheim Airport (MHG) is one of the best places to pick up your Heidelberg car hire because it's likely to be your arrival and departure point, so you won't have to rely on public transport there and back. Although there are no car hire desks located at the airport itself, there are two internationally known companies and one local company that'll meet you at the airport with the car you ordered online. SIXT and Europcar are the two international companies, and App2Drive is the local company.
  • Heidelberg is a city in Germany on a mission to become emission-free. So, you should find a car hire in Heidelberg that is electric or a hybrid and comes with a green badge; otherwise, you won't be able to drive in the city. Car hire here is best used for road trips out of the city to surrounding areas. The city itself is well served by public transport, with various parking spaces available close to the train stations that'll take you into the heart of the city.
  • If you're driving an electric car or low-emission vehicle in the city, there aren't many difficulties other than finding parking during the busier days of the week: the weekends. Because the city aims to be emission-free, there is ample public transport available, so you'll need to be aware of buses and trams. Pedestrians are cautious but it always helps to keep an eye out for them. Make sure you obey the rules of the road and the speed limits to avoid problems with local authorities.
  • Book your rental car in Heidelberg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

Heidelberg car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Heidelberg 
Verified travelerNov 2023
Narrow streets drive very carefully while driving through towns.
Verified travelerMay 2023
update systems so people do not go to the wrong location?

FAQs about renting a car in Heidelberg

  • How much is the price of fuel in Heidelberg?

    The average price of fuel in Heidelberg is $12.07 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $145 and $193, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Heidelberg?

    Mini (Skoda Fabia or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Heidelberg.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Frankfurt airport (FRA)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Frankfurt airport include Sixt, Hertz and Avis.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Frankfurt airport (FRA)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Frankfurt airport to off-airport locations include Sixt, Hertz and Avis.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Heidelberg?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Heidelberg?

    A Mini car hire in Heidelberg costs $50 per day, on average.

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Heidelberg?

    The roads and traffic in Heidelberg are sufficient enough to accommodate all car types in the city but the entire city has become a low-emission zone, which means your car hire in Heidelberg must be a vehicle that produces a minimum level of air pollution and falls under a Euro 1 (petrol) or Euro 4 (diesel) class of emissions. To be safe regarding this, make sure your car hire comes with a green badge and choose an electric or hybrid model if possible. Larger vehicles, passenger vans and minibuses will not be allowed entry into the city.

  • What’s the speed limit in Heidelberg?

    Most of Heidelberg's speed limits are the same as the rest of Germany, so you'll need to be aware of them regardless of where you drive in the country. The standard inner city limit is 50 km/h, which will be the same in any built-up area. If you're driving on major motorways, the speed limit is usually 100 km/h. The only time to observe different limits is when it's signposted. There are parts of Heidelberg that have a limit of 70 km/h, and there are highways around the area with limits above 100 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Heidelberg?

    The inner city of Heidelberg is a car-free and no-parking zone for everyone without a permit. Only residents who live there and need to be there with a vehicle will have a permit. You'll find free parking in and around Altstadt, which are the blue parking zones. These allow for 2-3 hours of free parking if you have a blue parking disk. You'll also find free parking on the outskirts, in areas near Messe and Kirchheimer Way. There are underground parking facilities available near the Metro and train stations outside the city, which'll charge you. You'll leave your car there and use public transport to the city.

Heidelberg car rental reviews and directory

Avis

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Heidelberg

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Haberstrasse 4

+49 6221 22215

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
GREAT EXPERIENCE

1 out of 1

Budget

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Heidelberg

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Karlsruher Str 43

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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6.8 Okay

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

Price was not communicated clearly up front

1 out of 1

Sixt

7.5

Cleanliness

8.5

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.5

Value for money

7.5

One location in Heidelberg

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Hebelstr. 1

+49 89 66060060

Monday06:00 - 20:00
Tuesday06:00 - 20:00
Wednesday06:00 - 20:00
Thursday06:00 - 20:00
Friday06:00 - 20:00
Saturday06:00 - 20:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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2.0 Poor

Jul 2023

KAYAK
They didn’t have the minivan I had reserved, so they sent me to a different Sixt an hour away. They didn’t make any effort to make up for their error. Their phone system doesn’t work, so I had to go in person to fix it. There was no available seating in their lobby as I waited for over 20 minutes.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
I ended up renting for 9 days. I wanted 32 days but the online booking did not allow it. I ended up with most of my trip travelling by train

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
Quick to drive out and return. Quite a long walk from the Train Station. Easy to get lost or if you are in a hurry. Friendly staff.

1 out of 1

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

5.2

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

6.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.6

Value for money

5.6

One location in Heidelberg

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Bergheimer Strasse 134a

+49 6221 433980

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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8.0 Very Good

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Everything was great. The service at pickup was great, the online set up made a mistake on time I asked for a 9 am pickup and it was reserved for noon. The man at the counter arranged for the car to be available by 10 am and we were pleased.

9.2 Wonderful

Aug 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Very friendly and helpful staff! Car in good condition

Cons:

Possibility to drop off vehicle after store hours.

5.6 Fair

Nov 2015

KAYAK

Pros:

Clean upgraded car.

Cons:

Unclear terms at booking. Was told at pick-up that we had to pay $/km. It was a shock and an unpleasant experience. Lady working there was not pleasant and just told us it's not their fault that Kayak did not disclose the lack of included mileage, and that the info is on the enterprise website.

2.0 Poor

May 2023

KAYAK
The location was closed

2.0 Poor

May 2022

KAYAK
Had the car to be picked uo on 2 ended up getting it at 6:00 because the service center didnot say that I must be above 21 The employee there was great but the rules are too

1 out of 2

Thrifty

6.4

Okay

No reviews available

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

4.0

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Pleikartsfoerster Str 116

+49 6221 23434

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 11:00

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Dollar

6.3

One location in Heidelberg

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Pleikartsfoerster Str 116

+49 6221 23434

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday09:00 - 11:00

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7.2 Good

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

It was easy to get the car and return it after hours.

Cons:

Insurance rate was too high

2.0 Poor

Mar 2016

KAYAK

Cons:

There was no insurance cost included in the quote. I never saw a rental car quote without insurance included in the package. Also this is misleading information as it is forbidden by law to hire a car without insurance. Price ended up being more than twice what was quoted. I would have selected a different car if I had all the information that I needed to make the right choice.

1 out of 1

Hertz

6.2

2 locations in Heidelberg

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Pleikartsfoerster Str. 116

+49 6221 23434

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Wiily Brandt Plz 5, Db Reise C

+49 6221 23434

Monday07:30 - 18:00
Tuesday07:30 - 18:00
Wednesday07:30 - 18:00
Thursday07:30 - 18:00
Friday07:30 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 11:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Great service, got upgraded to a bigger and new car.

Cons:

None

1 out of 1

BUCHBINDER

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Heidelberg

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Bergheimer Strasse 159

+49 203 860510

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Europcar

7.9

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Heidelberg

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Bergheimer Str. 159

+49 4962 2153990

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Willy-brandt-platz 5

+49 4962 2153990

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FLIZZR

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3 locations in Heidelberg

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1, Hebelstraße

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Eppelheimer Str. 18-20

+49 180 6 666666

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Heidelberg Hauptbahnhof

+49 180 6 260250

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Sunnycars

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3 locations in Heidelberg

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Bergheimer Strasse 159

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Bergheimer Straße 134a

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Pleikartsfoerster Strasse 116

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Global Rent A Car

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2 locations in Heidelberg

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Bergheimer Str. 159

+49 6221 53990

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
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Hebelstraße 1

+49 4920 3860510

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keddy by Europcar

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2 locations in Heidelberg

Locations in Heidelberg

Bergheimer Strasse 159

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Willy-brandt-platz 5

+49 6221 53 990

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Free2Move

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One location in Heidelberg

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9, Haberstr.

+49 6221 316900

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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McRent

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One location in Heidelberg

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Heidelberg

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Shouqi

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WILLY-BRANDT-PLATZ 5 DB Reisezentrum

+49 6221 53990

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19 travellers who rented a car in Heidelberg gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

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