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Where to pick up your car
The most popular car hire location is Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), just under 20 mins' drive from the centre (about 10km).
Top car rental brands
The most popular car rental brands in Dusseldorf are Budget, Global Drive, Global Rent A Car, Avis and Alamo.
Warmest month: July (18°C)
Coldest month: January (2°C)
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Hire a car in Dusseldorf
The financial and business hub of Germany, Dusseldorf and its surroundings are easy to navigate by car.
Dusseldorf is adored for its impressive architecture, exciting art scene and vibrant nightlife – making it the perfect pit stop for history lovers and party-goers alike. There’s something for people of all ages. Dusseldorf is a driver-friendly destination and hiring a car is a great way to get the most out of your trip.
Outside of the city centre, the well-connected expressway allows you to dodge the inner-city traffic and provides the perfect gateway to Cologne or Berlin.
Car rental in Dusseldorf – the numbers
Frequently asked questions
Q. What is the most popular rental length in Dusseldorf?
A. Four to five days.
Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Dusseldorf?
Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Dusseldorf?
A. Budget is the cheapest car rental brand in Dusseldorf, offering cars from just £9 per day.
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Dusseldorf driving tips
Driving in Dusseldorf is relatively straight forward, but the Old Town with its narrow cobbled streets is a tad tricky to navigate – it’s much better to explore this part of the city on foot. Here are some guidelines to hiring a car in Dusseldorf.
The city centre is an environmental zone which means you will need to make sure your rental car has the required green badge on the windscreen.
Vehicle restriction zones, one way roads and limited parking are just a few of the challenges that the Old Town present to drivers. Make sure you are aware of these, so that you don’t end up with a fine.
Contrary to popular belief, some sections of the Autobahn have a set of speed limit restrictions that range from 80 to 130km. Drive sensibly, even if the locals don’t!
Family-friendly things to do in Dusseldorf
Dusseldorf has a number of convenient and affordable restaurants and is a hub for foodies. It also has endless entertainment for kids. Here are our top picks of family-friendly attractions.
The Rhine Tower
Head to the top of the Rhine Tower and take in the spectacular skyline while enjoying the family-friendly meals in the revolving restaurant. Kids will love the observation deck.
This nature museum holds a number of delights for little ones including 560 species of aquatic animals. Learning and entertainment go hand in hand here. A great day for all!
Did you know that Dusseldorf has a beach? Pack a picnic and enjoy a cheap day out with the family. Try out swimming, boating and water sports on the lake.
Watch your little ones run, skip and jump around Dusseldorf’s largest adventure park. Ideal for ages 6 to 14, kids can take part in everything from pottery sessions to more active activities.
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