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At the Hamburg Airport we recommend the following car rental offers

from 32 £ per day
Basic package

Good offers for a small budget

e.g. Fiat 500
12 Days from 03.09 - 15.09.2022
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from 39 £ per day
Plus Package

Offers with top price-performance ratio

e.g. Toyota Aygo
12 Days from 03.09 - 15.09.2022
Example vehicle
from 41 £ per day
All-round carefree package

This way nothing can go wrong - carefree and all inclusive!

e.g. Fiat 500 3dr A/C
12 Days from 03.09 - 15.09.2022
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Rent a Car at the Hamburg Airport

In spring, Hamburg comes to life and invites you to beautiful discovery tours through the city. Book a cheap hired car at Hamburg Airport and discover the Speicherstadt, Elbphilharmonie, the Port of Hamburg and much more. 

Hire a car at Hamburg Airport

Harbour of Hamburg

If you want to set off with a hired car from Hamburg Airport and explore Hamburg, you'll find a diverse range of things to do and entertainment. Over 60 theaters, more than 100 music clubs, about 60 museums and countless concerts as well as events invite culture lovers and night owls to an eventful trip with a hired car from Hamburg airport.

The fresh fish on offer in Hamburg means that fish lovers in particular get their money's worth in quaint harbor restaurants or elegant city restaurants. It is practical if you book your car in advance online at Driveboo in the car hire comparison and pick up your hired car directly at Hamburg Airport. This way you save time and money when picking up your car from Hamburg Airport car rentals.

Experience Hamburg in spring and summer with hired car

The weather in spring and summer in Hamburg is very pleasant with a highest average temperature of 20-23°C. Still, temperatures drop to about 12°C in the evenings, so bringing a couple of jackets or cardigans would only be an advantage. Also you should note that the summer includes most precipitation, so pack best also an umbrella or a rain jacket with. In summer, the Alster Lake comes to life with joggers, ice cream parlors and boats. Join the boats and drive across the water to explore the surroundings. If you have a romantic evening planned, visit the open-air cinema in Sternschanzen Park, sit on the ground with a picnic blanket and enjoy a movie with a bowl of popcorn. Another summer activity you can do in a park in Hamburg is to spread out with a disposable grill in the park and enjoy the grilled food in the beautiful nature surrounded by life and joy.

Information about Hamburg Airport

The airport of Hamburg has the IATA code HAM. It is located in the village of Fuhlsbüttel, around 25 minutes by hired car from Hamburg city center. It is also divided into two terminals and the main building. Arrivals are via level 0, while departures are accessed via the first level. Baggage handling facilities are located in the basement. If your baggage is lost or stolen, the Airport Office can help.

Hamburg airport: how to get to the car hire?

Collect a hired car at HAM airport

If you have booked a hired car online cheaply and would like to pick it up at Hamburg Airport, you can do that at the counters of the respective companies for car hire, to receive the vehicle keys as well as papers. You will find a total of seven renowned car hire providers at Hamburg Airport in Terminal 2. The walk from the security center to the car hire agencies takes about five to six minutes, depending on the volume of people. In the basement is the entrance and exit to the airport S-Bahn.

Hire a car cheap online - Hamburg Airport

If you want to be flexible on the road in Hamburg from the first moment, the pickup of the hired car directly at the airport Hamburg is suitable. Some car hire providers offer you a 24-hour handover service for your hired car after a prior booking. You will receive the key via special key boxes, for which you will receive a code to open.

Alternatively, you can also receive the hired car in Hamburg's city center. In this way, you can take a relaxed cab to your hotel after a tiring flight and pick up your hired car at the nearest pick-up station the next day at your leisure.

In any case, pay attention to any previous damage during a vehicle handover. These must be listed and described in detail in the handover document. With photos you can document these additionally.

Where can I refuel my hired car in Hamburg?

Be aware of the refuelling policy for your hired car

If you hire a car online before starting your trip cheap, there are usually offers for a so-called fuel regulation available. About this you can decide whether you want to hire your car with a full or nearly empty tank.
If you hire a car cheaply without a full tank, it is important to know that you can already find a fuel station at Langenhorner Chaussee 38 in about 700 meters distance. Here you drive from the Car park of the car hire via Flughafenstraße in the direction of Langenhorn and automatically reach Langenhorner Chaussee.

Make sure that any refuelling arrangement that has not been adhered to should be recorded in writing by the car hire company. As a rule, you must return the hired car with the same tank content again at the pick-up station or at the airport Hamburg, with which you have received it. However, if the hired car contains less petrol than booked online, you do not need to return the hired car with a full tank.

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Departure from HAM airport

Hamburg Airport is conveniently located in the northern city area of Hamburg. In just a few minutes drive, you can reach the A7 via the B33 in the direction of Neumünster, Kiel and Flensburg. Via the B4, you will soon reach the A7 in the direction of Hannover, Bremen as well as Lüneburg.

Directly in the airport building is the final stop of the airport S-Bahn, which runs regularly and reaches as far as Hamburg's main train station. Via the B433 and the Saarlandstraße you can reach the main station with the hired car from the car hire company in about 20 minutes. With the S-Bahn the way takes about 35 minutes. There are a total of four bus lines (26, 274, 292, 606) that connect the city center of Hamburg with the Airport HAM.

What are the traffic rules to follow in Hamburg?

  • Right-hand traffic
  • Mandatory seatbelt use
  • Children under 12 years & 150 centimeters tall need a child seat
  • In built-up areas, maximum speed: 50 km/h
  • Rural roads: 100 km/h maximum speed
  • Motorways, maximum speed: 130 km/h

These sights you should not miss in Hamburg with hired car

Hamburg has so much to offer that you can hardly see everything in a short time. With a hired car you are always flexible and time-independent on the road. Then you will find Hamburg Airport an optimal starting point to begin a sightseeing tour with countless attractions.

"Planten un Blomen"

Make the Reeperbahn unsafe

View of the Elbphilharmonie

Animal Park Hagenbeck

The Hagenbeck Zoo is located just five kilometers from the airport. Spend an unforgettable day watching animals. Don't miss the feedings of the pink pelicans and Pacific walruses. Fun for the whole family is guaranteed here.

Planten un Blomen

With the hired car from the car hire you get in ca. 10 minutes drive to the "Planten un Blomen", a park with botanical garden and impressive water fountains. Here you can have a picnic and fortify yourself for your next adventures.

More Highlights

You can relax, dine or simply observe the hustle and bustle at the Outer Alster Promenade, which you can reach in a distance of 7,5 km . In only 20 minutes it goes with the rented car to the Jungfernstieg and in 25 minutes to the Reeperbahn as well as to the worth seeing Main Church St. Michaelis.

You will be regularly notified about cheap car hire offers via the comparison portal's newsletter and can save cash of up to 60 percent on your individual Hamburg exploration.

Frequently asked questions about car rental booking Hamburg Airport

How much does a rental car cost at Hamburg Airport? ⌃
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Book a cheap rental car at Hamburg Airport

A cheap rental car is available from as little as 54 $ per day. We compare the prices of all reputable car rental companies and show you the best offer, so you have the right rental car for every occasion at the best conditions.

Enterprise offers the cheapest car rental at Hamburg Airport.

Can I book a child seat for my rental car at Hamburg Airport? ⌃

You can specify desired extras such as a child seat when booking the rental car in the reservation form under the item "Additional equipment" or alternatively in the field "Message to our service team". The applicable fees for this can be found in the rental terms and conditions and are usually payable when you pick up the rental car on site. This way you can be sure that your little ones are well taken care of and start your vacation full of anticipation.

What are the opening hours to pick up my rental car at Hamburg Airport? ⌃

Hamburg Airport is open 24 hours. The opening hours of the car rental companies vary depending on the provider. It is usually possible to pick up the rental car outside the opening hours, so you are not necessarily dependent on certain times.  In this case, separate fees may be charged for the provision of the rental car.

What has to be considered when returning the rental car at Hamburg Airport? ⌃

Remember to refuel the rental car before returning it, depending on the refueling regulations. Follow the signs for the return of the rental car and plan enough time on site. Have the condition of the rental car documented and take the protocol with you. The return can take place at any time, even outside of opening hours. Simply leave the key in the key box provided.

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