Car Rental in Frankfurt
The leading business center of Germany and a modern metropolis which boasts plenty of historic attractions to keep the cultural traveler occupied, Frankfurt is also ideally located close by to many other excellent travel destinations in Germany. To make the most of your visit to the city and the state of Hesse, consider getting a rental car to explore everything the region has to offer.
Where to rent a car in Frankfurt
You will find several international car rental agencies at Frankfurt Airport including Alamo, Europcar, Avis, Hertz and Sixt. Car rental counters are located in both the Car Rental Center and at Terminal 2 for the convenience of travelers. Alternatively, you will find many providers situated across the city of Frankfurt if you want to travel into the city first before collecting your vehicle. Many agencies are located within close proximity to the Hauptbahnhof train station and there are many more around the city.
Driving in Frankfurt
Frankfurt is generally an easy city to navigate by car other than the busy city center area which becomes heavily congested during the morning and evening rush hours. The quality of the roads in Frankfurt are excellent and the city is served by an extensive network of highways which makes day trips out of the city both fast and convenient. Despite this, you may still want to get a satnav system as there are many one-way streets in Frankfurt which can be difficult to keep track of.
Parking in Frankfurt
Parking facilities in Frankfurt are extensive, with many parking lots and garages available across the city offering secure parking. Street parking is also available but can be difficult to find and is often restricted to just one hour. You should also be aware that many street parking spots around the city are reserved for residents only, so if you park here you can expect a heavy fine. It is usually much more convenient to find parking at a public parking garage – these are clearly signposted and will have displays showing availability. Some hotels in Frankfurt offer parking so it's always worth checking with them.
Where to go around Frankfurt
Besides the many popular sights around the city center of Frankfurt, the suburbs of the city including Bockenheim and Nordend are noted for their beautiful buildings and charming parks. There are many excellent day-trip options available to travelers staying in Frankfurt. Consider visiting the popular spa city of Wiesbaden which is just a 40-minute drive west, or explore the historic city of Mainz which is also a similar distance from Frankfurt. Outdoor enthusiasts will want to traverse the many trails out at the Taunus Mountains or explore the extinct Vogelsberg volcano.
* This information is correct as of December 2018