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Car Hire Frankfurt Airport

Frankfurt Airport offers car hire services in various, convenient locations throughout the airport. Within the airport, car rental offices can be found in Terminal 1, Arrivals hall A and on Level 3 in Terminal 2. Cars are available to rent from Alamo, Avis, Budget, Hertz, National, Europcar and Sixt.

Frankfurt offers many wonderful sites to see and all so much easier when you have the luxury of your own hired car. Most German cities re-vamped all their buildings after World War Two, but Frankfurt simply modernized the old city’s construction. Therefore, it now boasts a history of 1200 years. Some of the sites to be seen are Städelsches Kunstinstitut, the Goethehaus or Gothic art at the St. Bartholomäus Cathedral. Frankfurt is divided into a Northern and Southern region, both offering many museums, galleries, restaurants and theaters. If you visit Frankfurt at the right time, you will be able to see the infamous spring and Autumn Fairs. These fairs are as old as the city itself and began in the early 13th century.

Frankfurt Airport car hire is very convenient enabling you to drive at your leisure from one museum to the next or even from Frankfurt to other cities. However, there are a few things to be aware of when driving in Frankfurt. The roads can get very busy especially if you are visiting during the big conventions, such as the International Autobilausstellung which is the International Automobile Exhibition held in September. Around mid-October look out for the Frankfurter Buchmesse (The Frankfurt Book Fair). Besides these busy times, try to avoid peak driving hours or driving on particularly snowy days. Roads may easily become blocked up.

Parking is another concern in Frankfurt. Often there are parking areas that are specifically reserved for local residents only. For these areas, a local parking permit is required. If you are found parking without a permit, you will be liable for a fine. Local parking can be identified by signs that say ‘Parkausweis Nr X (X will be a number).

Popular tourist areas, such as Sachsenhausen, are very busy, especially on Saturdays. There may be a limited number of parking spaces available and people may be tempted to park in non-parking spaces. If your car is towed, then you will end up having an unnecessarily expensive site-seeing outing! For cases like the one mentioned and for general driving in Frankfurt, make use of the well designed park-and-ride system. Here, you will park in one of the many ‘Parkhaus’ or parking garages and then walk or make use of the public transportation system available to reach your destination.

Frankfurt maintains strict speed limits. Urban areas are 50kph/30mph, the open roads have a limit of 100kph/63mph and the highways/motorways are limited to 130kph/80mph. Beware of your alcohol limit as well, because Frankfurt has tight driving under the influence laws.

Regardless of parking and speed limit issues, once you have hired your car either online or directly from Frankfurt Airport, you shouldn’t find driving in Frankfurt too much of a daunting task. If you are visiting other parts of Germany, make use of the speedy autobahns, such as the A3 and A5, which will allow you to travel in ease.

All Frankfurt car hire companies supply a basic level of insurance cover, this can be increased to No Excess for a daily fee.

We can also supply you with information on the other major Frankfurt Car hire companies regarding the locations, website links and contact details who are based at Frankfurt Rhein-Main International Airport, these include Hertz Frankfurt Airport - Avis Frankfurt Airport.

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