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In Hamburg we recommend the following car hire offers

from 15 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

e.g. Toyota Aygo
12 Days from 01.08 - 12.08.2024
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from 16 £ per day

Small, agile and economical - that's all it takes!

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12 Days from 01.08 - 12.08.2024
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from 25 £ per day
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Offers with top price-performance ratio

e.g. Fiat 500
12 Days from 01.08 - 12.08.2024
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Hire a Car in Hamburg

Discover the beautiful Hanseatic city of Hamburg with your own hired car in spring and summer. The second largest city in Germany is home to the largest port in Europe. In Hamburg you can take long walks along the water, visit the blooming green areas and enjoy the sun on a harbor cruise. Pay a visit to the fish market or end the evening on the famous Reeperbahn. Book a cheap hired car in Hamburg and explore the city and its surroundings flexibly and independently.  

Car hire Hamburg - Compare offers and save money

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If you are looking for a hired car in the city of Hamburg, you can book your car hire conveniently from home. Just compare offers of car hire companies in Hamburg online at Driveboo. You can compare the offers of any provider and book the right hired car for you in Hamburg. It does not matter whether you want to hire a car at Airport Hamburg or in the city. Hiring a car is best for several days, experience has shown that the offers are cheaper if you choose a longer period of time.

By hired car through Hamburg

Alsterarkade at Alster Lake in Hamburg

If you arrive at the airport or Hamburg Central Station and want to be mobile during your stay in Hamburg, you can explore the city and its surroundings with a hired car. In this way, you are not dependent on public transport and can get from one sight to the next flexibly. You won’t have to worry about how you’ll get from the Airport Hamburg (HAM) to your accommodation and the center is just 7.5 miles away. You could get there in less than 25 minutes with the hired car and can park in the city's numerous car parks and explore the city. Book your wished hired car easy online from at home on Driveboo.

Pick your hired car for a trip through Hamburg individually

Harbor Hamburg

Whether individual, couple or small group - there is the right hired car for every need. By means of a transparent price comparison, you can quickly find out where the desired hired car is cheaply available. This means that every traveler can book a hired car before visiting Hamburg and drive directly to the Elbe metropolis on arrival. Various vehicle categories are available for booking in Hamburg. So you can choose between small cars, luxury cars or even transporters in Hamburg. You can hire the hired car at numerous locations and select the appropriate location for you directly via the station filter and compare it with others.

Experience Hamburg with a hired car in spring and summer

Parc in Hamburg

The weather during spring and summer in Hamburg is really pleasant with a highest average temperature between 68°F and 73°F. Still, the temperature is falling down to 54°F, a few jackets and sweaters would be advisable. Also, in summer are more rainy days than usual so you should think about taking an umbrella or a rain jacket with you on your trip through Hamburg. At summer the Alster Lake comes alive with joggers, ice cream vendors and boats all over the lake. Join the boats and paddle yourself to discover the surroundings. If you want to plan a romantic evening include the open-air cinema in the Sternschanzen parc. Sit down on the grass with a picnic blanket and enjoy a movie with a bowl full of popcorn. Another summer activity you can do in a parc in Hamburg is bringing a disposable grill and enjoy a barbeque in the beautiful nature surrounded by life and joy.

City tour to the most important sights by hired car

Hamburg is virtually predestined for a voyage of discovery by hired car. Although the most important sights can be admired on a public city tour, a hired car offers visitors more flexibility and allows them to reach places that are not classic tourist destinations. With the hired car, visitors can arrange their exploration tour of the Hanseatic city according to their own wishes.

Hamburg - The gateway from Germany to the world

The Hanseatic city has always been called this because of its harbor. The famous port of Hamburg was already a transshipment center centuries ago for goods from all over the world that arrived here or were shipped overseas for export. Today, as Germany's largest seaport, it is still of inestimable importance for the city's and the region's economy. If you want to take a closer look at the harbor, you can hire a car and drive to one of the jetties. They are the starting point for the world-famous Hamburg harbor tours. With different types of ships - from simple barges to comfortable paddle steamships - the harbor cruise past "thick pots" from all over the world is an unforgettable experience and a must when visiting the Hanseatic city.

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Port of Hamburg on the river Elbe

Hamburg's famous storehouse town

Barkassen can circumnavigate Hamburg's famous 'Speicherstadt', which was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 2015. Of course, the sight in the heart of Hamburg can also be reached by hired car. Here it is worthwhile to bring some time to admire the impressive buildings. The 630,000 square meters of neo-Gothic-style warehouses house numerous attractions, including the Fleetschlösschen, the German Customs Museum and the Spice Museum as well as Hamburg Dungeon and the Miniatur Wunderland Hamburg. Miniatur Wunderland is the largest model railway exhibition in the world.

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Popular Water Castle in the warehouse district Hamburg

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Famous old Speicherstadt in Hamburg

Other sights you can visit at day or night

The list of places of interest in Hamburg could be continued endlessly. The city offers a wide range of architectural, historical and cultural highlights that are easily accessible by hired car. And those who haven't had enough of Hamburg during the day can plunge into the world-famous nightlife on the Reeperbahn. The Reeperbahn in the heart of St. Pauli is said to be the "most sinful mile in the world". With countless bars, discotheques, pubs and nightclubs, this is easy to believe.

Art hall Hamburg

This is why the Reeperbahn is not only busy at night at half past midnight. A short (or longer) visit to the world-famous entertainment district is definitely worthwhile.Ahrensburg castle

  • Open-Air museum at Kiekeberg
  • Butterfly garden
  • Bremen
  • Wadden sea

Culture and musicals in Hamburg by hired car


Hamburg is known all over the world as a cultural metropolis. With more than 60 theatres and an equally large number of museums, even those addicted to culture will never be bored in the Hanseatic city. The many musicals performed in the city's musical houses are a magnet for visitors. Every year, millions of people attend performances that make Hamburg the world's third-largest musical venue. Only New York and London are still ahead of the Hanseatic city when it comes to musicals. Due to the great demand, it is advisable to book the tickets early. If you decide to attend a musical spontaneously, you can be lucky and buy some remaining tickets at the box office. Once the tickets are secured, it is advisable to book the hotel and the hired car directly. Everything is prepared for a relaxed visit to Hamburg. Since 2016, visitors to Hamburg have been able to admire the Elbphilharmonie.

Culinary delicacies: By hired car to the restaurant

Hamburg is no longer an insider tip among gourmets. The proximity of the city to the sea and its own harbor make it no wonder that fish dishes are very popular here. An experience is a visit to the Altona Fish Market, which has been attracting visitors from all over the world for centuries with fresh fish and other food. Today, locals and tourists alike can listen to the loud and enthusiastic voices of local people and tourists every Sunday morning. In order to get hold of the best fish, it is recommended to start early with the hired car and to park in one of the parking garages in the surrounding area.

By hired car to destinations in the surrounding area

Rostocker Hafen


Alststadt Hannover


Rathaus Kiel


Cities near Hamburg Distance Duration with the hired car
Kiel approx. 60 miles approx. 1 hour & 15 minutes
Bremen approx. 78 miles approx. 1 hour & 20 minutes
Hannover approx. 100 miles approx. 1 hour & 45 minutes
Rostock approx. 115 miles approx. 2 hours
Bielefeld approx. 155 miles approx. 2 hours & 30 minutes
Berlin approx. 180 miles approx. 3 hours & 15 minutes

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Frequently asked questions about car hire booking Hamburg

How much does a hired car cost in Hamburg?


Hired car Hamburg for one day

If you need to hire a car for Hamburg only for one day or a few days, you can book a suitable hired car for 15 £ per day. 

Hired car Hamburg for one week 

You can find a cheap hired car in Hamburg from as little as 102 £ per week. With Driveboo you can compare the prices of all major car hire companies and quickly find the right offer for your trip to Hamburg.

Which services are included in my hired car booking?


With every booking through Driveboo some basic services are already included. The fair fuel regulation, which already guarantees you a full tank when picking up the vehicle, is included in all bookings. In addition, each booking includes comprehensive & theft protection. In the winter time winter tyres are likewise included in the final price. 

Best service package for Hamburg

At Driveboo you have the choice between different service packages, which contain different services. The basic package contains all the above services. The plus package contains in addition still the reservation without excess as well as a free kilometers. The all-round carefree package also includes a glass and tire protection.

Can I book a hired car in Hamburg without a credit card?

Payment with creditcard

This payment is available for bookings without credit card: 

  • Payment on site with EC card
  • Paypal
  • PayDirekt
  • SEPA direct debit
  • Invoice
  • Amazon Pay

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What should be considered when picking up the hired car in Hamburg?


For a quick processing, you should have all the required documents ready. These include your ID card, driver's license and booking confirmation. Inquire about the opening hours of the car hire company beforehand to ensure accessibility. You do not need to fill up the hired car after pickup, as it will already be delivered to you with a full tank. Just remember to also fill up beforehand when returning the vehicle.

Returning the hired car outside opening hours

The return of the hired car is possible in Hamburg also outside the opening hours of the car hire. The procedure varies from car hire company to car hire company. As a rule, you place the vehicle key in a designated safe or mailbox when returning the car outside opening hours. 

Which car hire categories can be booked in Hamburg?

Car categories

In Hamburg you will find a variety of different car rentals. With such a large offer, it is easy to lose the overview. On Driveboo you can easily find the right hired car for your trip under the filter vehicle type.

Small car in Hamburg

In Hamburg you have the possibility to book a classic small car for only 102 £ per week.

Family car in Hamburg

Alternatively you can book a larger family car which is available in Hamburg from 126 £ per week.

Van in Hamburg

If you are planning a move, a van could also be an option for you. Vans in Hamburg are available from 213 £ per week. 

Which insurance is suitable for a trip to Hamburg by hired car?


Basically, we recommend you to book a fully comprehensive insurance without deductible. This way you are well covered in case of damage and do not have to expect additional costs. 

The following must be observed in the event of damage

In the event of damage, you may have to advance the costs on site. However, these will be reimbursed to you immediately by your contractual partner. For reimbursement, you submit the invoice for the damage incurred to our partner (on time and in full) after returning the car. After checking the submitted documents, the amount will be refunded to your account.

Can I return the hired car in another city?


You have the option to return the hired car at another location. To do this, simply select the desired return location via our booking mask and receive all corresponding offers. If you want to pick up the hired car in Hamburg and return it to another location, the following cities are suitable:

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