Car Rental Hamburg

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Why Hertz

  • Best price guarantee - in the unlikely event you find a lower Hertz price, we'll refund the difference
  • No cancellation or amendment fees**
  • No hidden extras to pay - theft and damage cover included
  • No credit card fees

Hertz in Hamburg

With multiple branches around the city, Hertz make car rental in Hamburg easy, so that you can enjoy Germany’s second largest city at your convenience and with complete flexibility. Choose to stay in the city itself and use your car for sightseeing, or treat the city as a base from which to drive out to see more of this fascinating country, including Berlin, Hanover and Bremen, all within a three-hour drive.

Hamburg is a great city for drivers, with easy access to the Autobahn and Bundesstraßen. The city streets take you around Hamburg with ease, taking you close to major tourist attractions such as The Hamburg Dungeon and Miniatur Wunderland, as well as letting you get fantastic views of the River Elbe.

Car rental in Hamburg is possible from Hertz branches in and around the city:

• Hamburg Airport
• St. Georg
• Eilbeker Weg 216
• Stresemanstrasse 269
• Hamburg-Altona Railway Station (booking only)

Driving and Parking in Hamburg

You will need a full driving license and must be over 21 to rent a car in Hamburg. If you are from outside the European Union you will also need an International Driving Permit (IDP). For more information about driving regulations in Hamburg, take a look at our page about renting a car in Germany.

Travelling around Hamburg by car is relatively easy, although you should expect heavy congestion during peak times — typically on weekdays before 9am and again between 4pm and 7pm. If you are travelling with your family, you should bear in mind that children under three are not permitted to ride in the front of the car in Germany. Children under 12 years or less than 1.5m in height (whichever applies first) may only travel in the front of the car with the use of a child safety seat. Your Hertz Car Rental branch will be able to supply appropriate child safety seats and advise you of local laws.

If you rent a car in Hamburg, you will find parking in the city to be efficient thanks to the Parking Guidance System, which lets you know the availability of spaces in different car parks in the area. Parking in the city costs around €12 for 24 hours, although this can very from car park to car park. If you are travelling in from the outskirts of the city, you can consider the HVV Park & Ride service where you can park for free and then use public transport to access the city centre.

Pickup Locations Hamburg

  • Hamburg Eilbeker Weg 216

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0700-1800, Sa 0800-1200, Su 0900-1100.

    Address: Eilbeker Weg 216

    Phone: +49 (0) 40 66863511

  • Hamburg-Altona Railway Station

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0800-1700, Sa-Su on request.

    Address: Paul-Nevermann-Platz 15,
    c/o Deutsche Bahn Reisezentrum / ticket office

    Phone: +49 (0) 300609960

  • Hamburg Stresemannstrasse 269

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0630-1830, Sa 0800-1200, Su 0900-1100.

    Address: Stresemannstrasse 269

    Phone: +49 (0) 40 300609960

  • Hamburg Winsener Strasse 52

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0800-1100, Su 0900-1000

    Address: Winsener Strasse 158

    Phone: +49 (0) 40 41920442

  • Hamburg-Harburg Railway Station

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0730-1800, Sa 0800-1100, Su 0900-1000.

    Address: Hannoversche Strasse 85,
    DB ReiseZentrum

    Phone: +49 (0) 40 41920442

  • Hamburg-Dammtor Railway Station

    Opening hours: Mo-Fr 0730-1900, Sa 0830-1530, Su 1030-1530.

    Address: Theodor-Heuss-Platz 1,
    c/o Deutsche Bahn Reisezentrum / ticket office

    Phone: +49 (0) 40 2801201

  • Hamburg Airport

    Opening hours: Mo-Sa 0700-2300, Su 0800-2300.

    Address: Airport

    Phone: +49 (0) 40 59351367

  • Hamburg Kirchenallee 34-36

    Opening hours: Mo-Th 0700-1830, Fr 0700-1930, Sa 0800-1200, Su 1000-1230

    Address: Baumeisterstrasse 15,
    close to Main Railway Station

    Phone: +49 (0) 40 2801202

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Driving in and around Hamburg

Key Routes

One of the principal routes in Hamburg is Bundesstraßen 4, which cuts right through the centre of Hamburg, connecting to Bundesstraßen 5 to form a ringroad. This is brilliant way to get around the city (while taking in some of the sights) as it links you directly to different neighbourhoods and the airport, and avoiding the perils of getting stuck in the incredibly heavy rush-hour traffic. The route also gives you great access to the Autobahn.

Major Highways

The main (or ‘national’ roads) you will come across when your rent a car in Hamburg are known as Bundesstraßen. These link urban areas such as Hamburg to other towns and cities and the world famous Autobahn.

The Autobahn is renowned for its speed and it does provide a fast connection between Hamburg and other German cities. Despite urban legends, however, there are in fact speed limits on the Autobahn, with limits of between 80-130km/h (50-80mph) on some stretches. This usually applies to particularly dangerous stretches, built-up areas, or areas that experience frequent bad weather conditions. You should also remember that it is illegal to stop without good reason on the Autobahn and there are hefty fines doled out to those who do, including those who run out of petrol. Be sure to brush up on Autobahn rules before you travel so as not to be caught out.

** When the booking is cancelled within seven days of being made.