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Berlin Car Rental Deals

With more than 30 different Berlin car rental branches to pick from, renting with SIXT ensures you have maximum flexibility when starting your journey. If you arrive in the city by plane you can find us at both Tegel and Schönefeld airports, and we operate out of all the major train stations and transportation hubs as well.

Berlin and its surroundings are fantastic to explore by car - take advantage of our affordable deals on car rental, as well as our flexible car sharing services available directly in the SIXT App.


Top Tips for your rent a car in Berlin

Browse our Berlin branches to find the right location for you. Many of our Berlin branches offer 24 hour returns, making it easy for you to plan your journey with utmost flexibility. Use our easy online booking form or the Sixt app to make a reservation and take advantage of our affordable prices. Please note that while we strive to provide customers with the vehicle they want specific models are subject to availability at each branch. Whether you need a vehicle for an hour, a day or a month, we are here to help you.

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Our Service

Not only can you choose from an incredible selection of vehicles with our Berlin car rental services, but we can gladly help you tailor your reservation to your wishes. Need a child seat or a one way replacement rental? No problem! Just select whatever optional services you require during the booking process. Besides providing our customers with services that cater to their mobility needs we are known for offering a first class driving experience at an economy price. Our fleet features models from high-end luxury brands such as BMW, Mercedes-Benz, Porsche, Jaguar, Aston Martin and Audi among others. If traveling with family or a group of friends our Berlin car rental branches can accommodate with roomy SUVs, minivans or our 9-seat passenger vans. At some of our Berlin locations you can even arrange a rental with a tow bar on many car categories.

Other bookable extras

  • GPS and additional drivers
  • Personal accident protection and windshield wiper and tire protection
  • Ski racks, snow chains, and winter tires
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Traffic Information

Travel from the airport quickly into the center

If you are arriving in Berlin by plane you will either arrive in Schönefeld on the eastern outskirts of Berlin or Wedding if you land at Tegel. Continue your journey quickly after collecting your rental from our Sixt counter. If traffic is on your side, it will take about half an hour with your rent a car to get from Tegel to Alexanderplatz and the Berliner Fernsehturm, its famous television tower.

Driving in Berlin

Berlin spans almost nineteen miles from East to West and has excellent transportation infrastructure. Traveling in your car rental, you can get from the Berlin ring-road to the city center in about half an hour, as long as the traffic is on your side. Rush hour in Berlin can bring traffic to a frustrating halt aside from the many construction sites that might also slow down traffic. Therefore, it often makes sense to use the A100 motorway, even it means making a bit of a detour. This way with your car rental you can reach outer-lying districts like Steglitz fairly quickly.

We recommend to use a GPS or Google maps on your smartphone when driving around Berlin. Prepare to drive a bit aggressively and don't be surprised that Berlin drivers are quick to use their horns. Be cautious as well of the numerous cyclists on the road, especially when turning.

Parking in Berlin

The center of Berlin is a low emission environmental zone, but when you rent a car with Sixt this is no concern as our vehicles are kept up-to-date and carry the necessary sticker. Parking on the street isn't recommended, especially in the city centre where it can be expensive. For example, an hour in Prenzlauer Berg can easily cost 3 euros, but just one euro in an nearby side street. Parking garages are a better alternative as they will offer more affordable daily rates.

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Sixt Sightseeing Tips

Berlin is the place to be if you enjoy arts and culture. Since German unification it has become the country's most exciting city thanks to the creative enterprises that have taken up residence in vacant buildings since the 90s. Famous clubs like Berghain and Watergate keep Berlin at the center of the electronic music world while the VIP filled Gallery Weekend demonstrates its relevancy in the contemporary art scene. Music festivals like the Carnival of Cultures and Fete de la Musique show off Berlin's multicultural side while annual festivals such as Tanz im August prove contemporary dance is also a big part of the city's cultural life. From alternative spaces to official cultural institutions you can find locations to see everything from performance art to international premiers.

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Business Travel

In Berlin you can have all kinds of experiences. Trade fairs such as the IFA and ITB are well-known far beyond the country's borders and attract many international visitors every year. West Berlin is home to the main fairgrounds, Messe Berlin, which is located at Messedamm 22. In the energy sector, Vattenfall, based in Mitte, is the largest employer in Berlin. Siemens has several sites in the Spandau and Moabit districts while the Daimler sales headquarters are found opposite the East Side Gallery in Friedrichshain. Right next door is the Mercedes-Benz Arena, which after the Lanxess Arena in Cologne, is the largest indoor arena in Germany. Besides hosting the headquarters of some typical industry heavyweights, Berlin is also beginning to flourish in the tech industry with a rapidly growing start-up scene.

What to Do in Berlin in Winter 2020

The winter in Berlin can be cold and gray but there are plenty of things to do in this dynamic city. Temperatures generally hover just above freezing, with rain and occasional snow. If the weather is unfavorable, there are many museums to visit on Museum Island, like the Pergamon Museum. Or head to the Jüdisches Museum to see the history of Jewish people in the city and in Germany. Going to one of the many clubs or concerts is also a good way to shake off the winter chill. If the skies are clear, head to the Berlin Wall Memorial, where a section still stands, the Holocaust Memorial, or wander through the giant Tiergarten park. From late November until the beginning of January, the city is filled with Christmas markets like the one at Schloss Charlottenburg or Kultur Brauerei. Or ring in the New Year at the Brandenburg Gate. The roads are generally fine in winter, so a nice luxury sedan will do nicely to cruise the city in.


Get to know SIXT share - From 9 cents/minute! Unlimited car choices, unlimited duration, unlimited returns – also possible at every SIXT station.

Why rent with Sixt?

Why rent with Sixt?
  • New cars - on average 3 months old
  • Premium fleet of german cars
  • Car rental made quick and easy
  • Unlimited miles on standard vehicles
  • Free cancellation when you pay on arrival
  • Friendly 24/7 customer service

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