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LEADING CAR RENTAL BRANDS AT FRANKFURT - INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

About Frankfurt  Main Airport (FRA)


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Address: Terminal 2, Level 2, Halle D, Frankfurt, 60549

  Getting around

Frankfurt  Main Airport (FRA) serves Frankfurt, Germany’s fifth-largest city and one of Europe’s leading centers of finance. Located 13 km (8 mi) from downtown Frankfurt, (FRA) airport car rental center is situated in the Airport City Mall in Terminal 1, with a modest selection of big name companies (Avis, Sixt, Europcar, etc.) to choose from.

Driving in Frankfurt is neither more nor less challenging than navigating any other major city. You’ll deal with narrow streets, a confusing patchwork of infrastructure, and the obligatory parking challenges. Road signs are clearly marked, but if you don’t read German, you might not know what they mean. At any rate, despite popular opinion in favor of public transportation, getting around Frankfurt requires the independence and mobility of a car hire. That — a GPS, some knowledge of written German, and a sense of humor.

Road rules in Germany are famously strict and precise, and perhaps, more so in Frankfurt than any other city in the country. That’s because Frankfurters are known for particularly aggressive driving. Do some homework about German traffic regulations before you rent a car and get behind the wheel in Frankfurt; otherwise, brace yourself for stiff penalties and fines. Police aren’t known for giving free passes to clueless tourists.

  Choosing your car

Given German’s reputation and history as the leader in automobile manufacturing, it should come as no surprise than German cars are among the most popular vehicles available at (FRA). In some ways, it makes choosing your car that much easier. An Audi compact is ideal for getting around the city. Mid-sized BWMs seat 5 passengers comfortably and don’t take up too much room in the parkhaus. Mercedes-Benz has several models of standard luxury vehicles for a more refined approach to travel. And of course, Volkswagen 7-9 seater minivans are perfect for groups and families.

  Tips and advice for renting a car at Frankfurt International Airport

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It seems kind of excessive, but Germans are a practical folk. Safety first. That means children under the age of 12 and under 150 cm must be in a child safety seat appropriate for their size.

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Watch your spacing in traffic. Tailgating the car in front of you comes with an incredibly steep fine.

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They’re not kidding about rules in Frankfurt. Not using your turn signal to indicate a turn, merge, or lane change is fineable offense. And they will pull you over for it. And fine you on the spot.

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You’ve got parking, you need rules. Some street parking spots in Frankfurt are reserved for local residents. Look for "Parkausweis” followed by a number. Don’t park there. You’ll get towed. Towing is expensive. Instead, use a parking garage (parkhaus) and skip the hassle of street parking altogether.

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Even though some of the rural sections of the Autobahn technically don’t have speed limits, wherever you do see a posted limit, obey it. The speed trap industry in Germany is booming.

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At urban intersections, a yellow diamond road sign gives you the right of way. A white triangle with a red border means oncoming traffic has the right of way.

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Frequently asked questions about renting a car at Frankfurt - International Airport

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1. Is it best to book my car rental before I arrive at Frankfurt - International Airport?

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2. How far in advance should I book a car rental pickup at Frankfurt - International Airport?

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3. Does Frankfurt - International Airport have cars with 7 seats?

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4. Am I able to rent a car one way from Frankfurt - International Airport to a different drop off location in Germany?

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5. What are the best cars to rent at Frankfurt - International Airport?

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6. Is it better to rent at Frankfurt - International Airport or off airport?

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7. What happens to my car rental if my flight is cancelled or delayed into Frankfurt - International Airport?

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8. What happens if I need to extend my car rental drop off time at Frankfurt - International Airport?

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9. Are minivans and people movers available for rent at Frankfurt - International Airport?

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10. Should I buy car rental insurance at the pick up desk at Frankfurt - International Airport?

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11. What car types are there for rent at Frankfurt - International Airport?

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12. What car rental brands offer SUV’s at Frankfurt - International Airport?

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13. What is the cheapest 7 day car rental for May at Frankfurt - International Airport?

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14. What SUV cars are available at Frankfurt - International Airport in 3 months time?

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15. Which rental companies are there at Frankfurt - International Airport?

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16. How much waiting time should I allow for picking up a car at Frankfurt - International Airport?

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17. Which forms of payment are generally acceptable for car rental at Frankfurt - International Airport?

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18. What is the cheapest car for next weekend at Frankfurt - International Airport?

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19. What is the highest rated rental company for overall service at Frankfurt - International Airport and how does this compare to others?

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20. Are there eco friendly rated cars for rent at Frankfurt - International Airport?