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Heidelberg car rental information

Pick-up locationHeidelberg
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Rental locations24
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Heidelberg

  • Car rentals in Heidelberg eliminate the need to rely on public transportation schedules. You can come and go as you please, making spontaneous stops and detours along the way. Heidelberg is surrounded by picturesque countryside and charming villages. Some places you can quickly see in your rental car include Heidelberg Castle, Philosophers' Walk (Philosophenweg), Old Town (Altstadt), and the beautiful Neckar River. Unlike on planes or trains, rental cars have no luggage restrictions. You can bring all the necessary gear and equipment, making it ideal for outdoor activities like hiking or biking.
  • Frankfurt Am Main International Airport (FRA) is the nearest option for those seeking Heidelberg car rentals from an airport. All major car rental companies at this airport have a presence in both terminals. You can find the Car Rental Center in Hall A of Terminal 1, situated in the Airport City Mall area, one level above the regional train station. In Terminal 2, the rental car center is conveniently located on the arrivals level in Hall D.
  • A few things for visitors to know about driving car rentals in Heidelberg is that Germany's famous autobahn network allows for sections of high-speed, unrestricted driving. However, it's important to note that not all sections are without speed limits, and following the posted signs is essential. In Germany, the rule "right before left" generally applies at intersections, meaning vehicles approaching from the right have the right of way. Understanding this rule is crucial for smooth navigation through junctions. Some roads in Germany are designated priority roads, marked with a yellow diamond-shaped sign. Vehicles on these roads have the right of way over those coming from side streets.
  • Monday to Friday, especially between 7:00 am to 9:00 am and 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm, you can expect increased traffic congestion on main roads such as the B37 (Bundesstraße 37), the B3 (Bundesstraße 3), the A5 Autobahn, and the A656 Autobahn. On Friday afternoons and evenings, as well as on Sunday afternoons and evenings, there is often heavier traffic due to weekend getaways and people returning home after trips. In peak tourist seasons, such as spring and summer, there may be higher traffic volumes on main roads as visitors explore the city and its surroundings.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Heidelberg for C$ 90 or less
  • Book your rental car in Heidelberg at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Heidelberg are around -11% cheaper than other car types, on average

Heidelberg car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented 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 does it cost to rent a car in Heidelberg?

    On average a rental car in Heidelberg costs C$ 114 per day.

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Heidelberg?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Heidelberg. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Heidelberg?

    The average gas price in Heidelberg is C$ 9.76 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between C$ 117 and C$ 156, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Heidelberg?

    Standard (Class Convertible or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Heidelberg.

  • Which car rental companies are at Frankfurt airport (FRA)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Frankfurt airport include Ok Mobility, Wheego, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Dollar, Budget and Avis.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Frankfurt airport (FRA)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Frankfurt airport to off-airport locations include Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Dollar, Advantage, Budget, Avis and National.

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

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Heidelberg?

    A Standard car rental in Heidelberg costs C$ 91 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Premium car rental cost in Heidelberg?

    A Premium car rental in Heidelberg costs C$ 115 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Heidelberg?

    An Intermediate car rental in Heidelberg costs C$ 67 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Heidelberg?

    In Heidelberg, cars are most frequently rented at Sixt Hebelstr. 1 (1 km from city centre ).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Heidelberg?

    On average a rental car in Heidelberg costs C$ 800 per week (C$ 114 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Heidelberg?

    On average a rental car in Heidelberg costs C$ 3,430 per month (C$ 114 per day).

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

    Heidelberg's narrow streets and historic areas can be challenging to navigate with large vehicles. Opting for compact or mid-size car rentals in Heidelberg is generally more convenient for maneuvering through the city. If you are unfamiliar with driving a manual transmission, choose an automatic car for a smoother driving experience. Having a built-in GPS or a reliable navigation system provided by your rental company can be immensely helpful in finding your way around Heidelberg and its surroundings.

  • What's the speed limit in Heidelberg?

    The speed limit within urban areas is generally 50 km/h (31 mph). This speed limit applies to most city streets and residential areas. Unless otherwise posted, the speed limit on roads outside urban areas is usually 100 km/h (62 mph). On the autobahn, there are sections with no specific speed limits. However, there are recommended speed limits in many areas, especially in construction zones or areas with hazardous conditions. It's essential to pay attention to the posted speed limit signs.

  • Where are the best places to park in Heidelberg?

    Heidelberg has several parking garages located in and around the city center. Some popular parking garages include P12 Parkhaus Kornmarkt, P11 Parkhaus Universität/Mensa, and P10 Parkhaus Klinikum. The cost of parking in these garages varies depending on the parking duration and location, but it typically ranges from around € 1.50 to 2.50 ($1.65 to $2.75) per hour. There are also on-street parking spaces throughout Heidelberg, with costs of about € 1 to 1.50 ($1.15 to $1.65) per hour.

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

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Haberstrasse 4

+49 6221 22215

Monday08:00 - 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

Cheapest deal
Most popular

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
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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
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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

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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

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Dollar

6.3

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Pleikartsfoerster Str 116

+49 6221 23434

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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

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Wiily Brandt Plz 5, Db Reise C

+49 6221 23434

Monday07:30 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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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

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2 locations in Heidelberg

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Bergheimer Strasse 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

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Hebelstraße 1

+49 4920 3860510

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keddy by Europcar

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2 locations in Heidelberg

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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
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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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Good to know

Most popular agency

Sixt

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

C$ 114/day

Good deal

C$ 90/day

When to book a rental car in Heidelberg

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