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Black Forest car hire

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Top tips for hiring a car in Black Forest

  • The nearest airport to the Black Forest is Karlsruhe/Baden (FKB) Airport, about 16 miles away. Popular car rental companies such as Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Avis, Budget, and Enterprise operate their counters here, making it convenient to leap into the adventure as soon as you land. The rental desks are located in the arrivals hall of the airport terminal. After arriving at FKB, you can follow the "Car Rental" or "Mietwagen" signs to reach the car rental counters. It's essential to book your car rental in advance, especially during peak travel seasons, to ensure availability and get the best rates.
  • Like any popular tourist destination, the Black Forest region in Germany can experience traffic congestion and occasional traffic jams. Road congestions occur during rush hour, from 7:00 am to 9:00 am and between 5:00 pm and 7:00 pm. During this time, commuters are heading to and from work or dropping off or picking up children from school, leading to increased road traffic. Therefore, consider skirting around some roads that experience notorious snarl-ups, such as A5 Autobahn, B31, and B500 (Schwarzwaldhochstraße).
  • The type of car to drive in the Black Forest, Germany, depends on your specific travel plans, preferences, and the type of roads you intend to explore. For driving on major highways and well-paved roads, a comfortable and compact car like a sedan or a hatchback can be a practical choice. These cars are easy to maneuver and navigate through urban areas. However, if you plan to venture off the main roads and explore more remote or unpaved areas, consider renting a car with all-wheel drive (AWD) or a 4x4 vehicle. These cars provide better traction and stability on uneven surfaces.
  • In the Black Forest, Germany, and throughout the country, seat belt and child safety regulations are strictly enforced for the safety of all passengers. To this end, the driver and all passengers must wear seat belts at all times while the vehicle is in motion, regardless of whether they are in the front or back. Also, children between the ages of 3 and 12, or under 4 feet 11 inches in height, must use an appropriate child safety seat suitable for their age, weight, and height. The child seat should be installed in the back seat of the vehicle.
  • Book your car hire in Black Forest at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hire in Black Forest are around -83% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Black Forest

  • What is the most popular car hire in Black Forest?

    Compact (Opel Astra or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Black Forest.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Black Forest?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • Should I rent a car in the Black Forest?

    A rental car allows you to create your itinerary and explore the Black Forest according to your preferences. You can visit remote areas, scenic routes, and off-the-beaten-path attractions that may not be easily accessible by public transportation. Furthermore, having a car allows you to reach destinations that may not have convenient public transportation options, such as Triberg Waterfalls, Mummelsee, and Belchen Mountain.

  • What is driving like in the Black Forest?

    Like the rest of Germany, Black Forest follows the standard driving convention where vehicles drive on the right-hand side of the road, and the driver's seat is on the left side of the car. This means that you will overtake other vehicles on the left. Speed limits are strictly enforced in Germany. On major highways (autobahns), certain stretches may have no speed limit. In urban areas, the speed limit is typically 31 mph, and on rural roads, it is often 62 mph. Always adhere to the posted speed limits to avoid fines.

  • How old do you have to be to rent a car in the Black Forest?

    You must be at least 18 before renting a car in the Black Forest region. However, the age requirement can vary depending on the specific car rental company and its policies. Some car rental companies may have a higher minimum age requirement, such as 21 or 25 years old, and may impose a young driver surcharge. Remember, you must have a valid driver's license from your home country. If your license is not in German or English, an International Driving Permit (IDP) is required.

Car hire directory

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in Black Forest

    21 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in Black Forest

    18 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in Black Forest

    16 Locations

  • buchbinder

    BUCHBINDER car hire locations in Black Forest

    14 Locations

  • flizzr

    FLIZZR car hire locations in Black Forest

    12 Locations

  • global

    Global Rent A Car car hire locations in Black Forest

    12 Locations

  • sixtrentacar

    Sixt car hire locations in Black Forest

    11 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in Black Forest

    10 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in Black Forest

    8 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in Black Forest

    8 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in Black Forest

    7 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in Black Forest

    6 Locations

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When to book a rental car in Black Forest

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