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Hamburg Car Rental Deals

Take in the sights of this city by the water in a SIXT car rental in Hamburg. The city combines old world charm and innovative architecture, and with your rental car you can travel along the scenic River Elbe or cruise the network of canals. You can pick up your car directly from the airport, at the Hamburg Central Train Station, in the city center, or at one of the more than 15 other locations in the city. Our rental cars give you the freedom to fully enjoy the elegant vitality of the second-largest city in Germany.

Enjoy our new car sharing services in Hamburg: SIXT share Hamburg


Rent a car with Sixt in Hamburg

Sixt offers a wide selection of vehicles for your business or leisure travel. From compact cars and sedans to convertibles and SUVs, we can get you on the road in style. Choose from vehicles from top carmakers like Mini, Volkswagen, BMW, Mercedes and others. Your selected vehicle category for your car rental in Hamburg is guaranteed. However, specific models are subject to availability at our rent a car in Hamburg branches.

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Our Services

Reserving your rent a car online is easy. You can even book your car rental using your mobile device with our app. Our many rental locations in the city assure that you can pick up your rental car at a branch that is convenient for you. You can choose from a range of vehicles, including economy and luxury models, SUVs, convertibles, minivans, and passenger vans. Check out our offers to find the best deal for you.

Some of our extras available to choose for your rent a car in Hamburg:

  • GPS
  • Additional drivers
  • Extended roadside protection
  • Child seats for babies, toddlers and small children
  • Winter equipment
  • Accident protection and supplemental liability protection

Please note that extras are subject to availability at the branch and are not guaranteed unless noted on the booking page.

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Traffic Information

Driving your car rental in Hamburg takes you over bridges and along scenic routes by the water. Mönckebergstraße is the main shopping street. Also known as the Mö by locals, it runs between the main train station and the town square and is close to many interesting spots. The main routes into the city are the A1, A7, A23 and A24. The legendary German autobahns can get congested, so you might consider an optional add-on of GPS to help you navigate the traffic and find the best routes. Parking rental cars here can be inexpensive, or even free in some areas. There is free and metered parking in the city center as well as other parking facilities. Always make sure to check the signs and restrictions.

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Hamburg is one of the 16 federal states in Germany. The earliest mention of the city was in the 2nd century A.D. Since then it has been invaded by Vikings, experienced the Great Fire of 1842 and the North Sea flood of 1962, rebuilding each time. Nestled among three rivers, the Elbe, Alster, and the Bille, Hamburg is home to more than 2,500 bridges. Take a drive across the Köhlbrandbrücke for spectacular views of the harbor and HafenCity, then head to the docks for a closer look. This urban development offers shopping and the new, eye catching Elbphilharmonie building, where you can see a live classical music performance. To experience some of the more recent history of the city, drive along the Reeperbahn. This is where The Beatles made their home in the early 1960s, perfecting their music with almost 300 live performances in two years. You can even create your own gastro driving tour and try traditional foods like fish sandwiches with herring and the Franzbrötchen pastry.

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Sightseeing Destinations

There is so much to explore in Hamburg. Getting around the city in your rent a car will give you the flexibility and time to experience as much as possible. Locals and tourists alike flock to the Hamburg DOM, held three times per year. The fun fair is held in the St. Pauli district and features rides, food and attractions. Entry is free and there are fireworks displays on Friday nights. If you are a Beatles fan, you might want to drive to Beatles-Platz in the St. Pauli district, which features statues of the band-members in a plaza designed to look like a record album. There are also more than a few Beatles-themed tours, including one that includes ukulele renditions of their songs.

The Museum Mile in runs from the Kunsthalle at the north end to the Deichtorhallen at the south. The Kunsthalle is made up of the original red brick museum and a newer, modern gallery building. The permanent collection offers a comprehensive view of European art and there are special rotating exhibitions throughout the year. The Deichtorhallen has open steel and glass architecture and exhibits contemporary art and photography. You can buy a pass for the Kunstmeile, which allows you entry to these plus the Bucerus Kunst Forum, Kunstverein, and the Museum for Kunst and Gewerbe.

Distance to the Kunsthalle:

  • From Hamburg Airport via B433: 6.5 miles, 29 minutes
  • From Altona via Stressemanstr.: 3.8 miles, 17 minutes
  • From the Reeperbahn via Willy-Brandt Str. and B4: 2 miles, 10 minutes


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  • Rated 4.1 out of 5 from 3614 Ratings

Kim C.

Great car and service, but a few charges came as a bit of a surprise.

Sara G.

In and out the fastest of any counter. Had a lovely little opel corsa that served me well over the next week. Reasonable fee for drop off at different location.

Byron K.

Perfect Location!!!!!!!!!!!! I was coming in from Munich and this was an easy walk from the train station I arrived at !

Ahmed V.

Am a loyal and dedicated Sixt client, and am very happy to see the company is maintaining not only its very high standards, they even remember to upgrade my car most of the times!! Shall Inshallah be starting my next rental on August 15, and look forward to a similar experience!!

Joy D.

Super easy pick up and return, with no hassles.

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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