When it comes to renting a car in Munich, you need to take advantage of the quality German vehicles on offer – try out a reliable BMW or Mercedes. Whether you want to venture onto Bavaria's open roads in a convertible or cruise around the city in a luxury SUV, a mid to full-size car is perfect for Munich’s well-managed roads.
Navigating Munich means abiding by the federally mandated speed limit of 31 mph. When you drive within the city’s limits, you must be careful to stick to the speed limit, as going over by 3 mph can already result in a speeding ticket. It’s best to slow down and obey the traffic laws, in the city center. If you want to go at a faster pace, then get on the surrounding autobahns, where the suggested speed limits are around 80 mph but drivers legally have the option of going as fast as 200 mph.
Munich offers visitors various types of parking. Depending on the areas you want to visit, there are parking zones with differing tariffs. You can park within the Altstadtring for up to two hours at €0.50 ($0.57) per 12 minutes. Parking outside this area is half the price or you can park all day for €6.00 ($6.80). On average, garages in the city center will cost from €3.00 – €4.00 ($3.40 - $4.54) per hour or €20.00 ($22.70) for the day. You can also find large parking lots on Adolf Kolping Strasse and Max Joseph Platz. It’s best to avoid parking in the Old Town as it’s full of one-way streets that offer little in the way of parking.
On average a car hire in Munich costs R546 per day.
Based on ratings and reviews from real users on KAYAK, the best car hire in Munich is Sixt (7,3, 84 reviews).
The average price of fuel in Munich is R143,44 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 721 and R2 295, depending on the car size.
Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Munich.
The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Franz Josef Strauss airport to off-airport locations is Alamo.
Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.
An Intermediate car hire in Munich costs R775 per day, on average.
A Mini car hire in Munich costs R578 per day, on average.
A Compact car hire in Munich costs R458 per day, on average.
In Munich, cars are most frequently hired at Ok Mobility Nordallee 25 (29 km from city centre ).
On average a car hire in Munich costs R3 824 per week (R546 per day).
On average a car hire in Munich costs R16 387 per month (R546 per day).
One car hire company which has updated their car hire health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected is Alamo
Locations in Munich
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Pros:staff very polite
Cons:We booked a Mercedes Benz. I paid more to get a Mercedes and it was not available.
Cons:I paid over $100 over the listed price that I reserved it under. Came out to a total of around $250 for a one day rental which is completely unheard of.
Pros:Flexible in letting me drop off at two different spots with no charge. Very fairly priced
Pros:Easy to pick up and a nice vehicle was ready for us.
Pros:Pickup was fine and we were given an upgrade at no quoted increase in cost. Representative spoke English well.
Cons:I was charged $890 after I dropped off the car, almost three time what I had already pre-paid, with no explanation of what the charges were for. When I noticed the charge on my card within minutes, I immediately sent them an e-mail requesting justification for the charge. 9 days later, still silent
Pros:The car was good. We rented a van that seats 7 to have extra room for luggage. We were at the Munich Airport location.
Cons:Our travel plans were changed due to a flight cancellation, so we tried calling Avis and they were useless and rude. They told us the only option was to take a taxi to the original location and take our chances that they held the car. We did that and waited in the Avis line for 2.5 HOURS! The price ended up more than expected, wish we would have just flown and taken the train.
Cons:They gave me the wrong car, meaning a cheaper car then what I was being charged for. Had to complain twice to finally get some type of refund.
8,8 Very Good
Pros:Good service and good car
Cons:Give detail briefing about car and how to drop off car
8,4 Very Good
Pros:Everything was good as per my expectations.
Cons:The pickup/dropoff location is a bit far from the center.
Pros:clean car, good price, friendly service
Cons:rental location a little bit difficult to find
Pros:Vehicle worked well
Cons:Car dirty in & out; poor communication re: availability& pick up experience
Pros:The staff was friendly. Everything was fine.
Cons:The queue to get the car took about 30-40 min. This is the main problem. There were only two desks open.
8,8 Very Good
Pros:Staff was friendly. Drop-off was fantastic.
Cons:There was a VERY long wait for pickup. We waited in line for 45 min : about 25 customers in line, only 3 attendants to process everyone. To compensate us for our patience, we did receive a discount.
Pros:Car was great
Cons:Staff were rude when returning car, did not give clear instructions on where to drop it off. I dropped it back at the exact park i picked it up from as it said on the map then they tried to charge me extra for doing so
Cons:They will ding you for repairs they already knew existed if you dont buy full coverage,
Pros:Pick up was easy.
Cons:Car was not very clean and d off was a mess but it was Labor Day.
Pros:Rapid polite service, great car, very easy drop off.
Locations in Munich
Pros:The vehicle was fine - it was clean and in good shape. The drop-off process at the Munich airport was efficient.
Cons:The quoted price was about one-half of the actual price. The pickup process at the Munich airport is slow.
Pros:Staff friendly and helpfull.
Cons:Once you get there they charge you 33 euros more for a required insurance. Price is not what they show you.
Cons:Address on reservation didn’t match the actual location of drop off. Drop off was located almost three blocks in a different area and was extremely difficult to find as it’s all located around a very busy city and train station. We also didn’t have cell service so we couldn’t just look up a different address.
Pros:The car's navigation system turned out to be very helpful and the staff in both locations did their job rather well.
Cons:Long pickup wait at the Munich airport, limited choices, and difficult to find dropoff address at Geneva airport made the experience rather stressful.
Pros:I got the car I requested. European Ford, with manual shift, was fun to drive in Europe. I enjoyed it.
Cons:One minor detail. The driver seat was a bit too low, but I found how to fix that. then all was well.
Pros:Car was not what we reserved, but was ok.
Cons:We were forced to take the additional insurance after I showed proof of having full coverage European insurance through USAA, and an American Express card that paid any deductibles. It was a rip off and a scam. I've rented cars all over Europe for many years, and have not been forced to take additional coverage. Rental was reserved over a month in advance, with no mention of this "policy". When we arrived in Munich at 10PM, on the weekend before Christmas, we were forced to accept it because there were no other cars available in the area.
Cons:They only accept platinum or gold as car insurance .
Cons:We paid for an SUV, but arrived at the airport to find that Hertz, Dollar and Thrifty all share a desk. There was a very long line and not enough employees. There were also no cars available. They were having people write their names on a list and as cars came in, you were called to come get a car. You got whatever came in, which in our case was a compact. They didn't adjust our rate to compensate for the size difference. Additionally, our credit card and car insurance both have rental car coverage, however, they stated that unless you had one of four specific credit cards, you couldn't decline the coverage required for Germany. The coverage alone was higher than the rental rate. We had no choice to pay, but what should've been a $100 rental turned into a $250 rental. The required Germany insurance information should've been posted when making the reservation and they should've over-rent for the inventory they have.
Pros:Drop off was easy.
Cons:Vehicle had a mechanical issue and no help was available. Overcharged and no one responds to requests for contact to address the issue. No receipt provided at rental OR at drop off to show the amount I was going to be charged was more than $1200 more than I agreed to pay.
Cons:I was expecting it to cost around 100$. Instead it cost me 200 because the forced me to get insurance- even though I’m already insured. Also they put a 500$ hold on my credit card and charged everything in euros. I still do not have my money back. I’m upset over this.
Pros:Car return was easy.
Cons:Only at the counter was I told that I needed written proof of my credit card rental car coverage. I did not have it with me not did I know a way of getting to it. Why was I not told at time of purchase that such proof is required? This tactic felt like road robbery!