Car Hire at Frankfurt Hahn Airport
This information is correct as of September 2015
There are plenty of reasons to book car hire at Frankfurt Hahn Airport. Whether you're planning to cut loose on the autobahn, explore the beautiful state of Hesse, or just want an easy way to get around Germany's financial capital, you can find the perfect vehicle with Skyscanner.
Where to hire a car at Frankfurt Hahn Airport
Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Buchbinder, Sixt, Hertz and Thrifty all offer car hire from Frankfurt Hahn Airport. Their desks are inside the terminal building.
Petrol stations near Frankfurt Hahn Airport
If you select a 'full to full' car rental agreement you will need to hand your car back with a full tank.
There is a Shell petrol station just after you leave the motorway for the airport. Look for it on your right hand side.
Driving around Frankfurt Hahn Airport
The roads immediately surrounding the airport are small, two lane roads. The E42 motorway passes near the airport and if you're going to Frankfurt you will need to drive onto it. Although German motorways famously have no speed restrictions, there are suggested speeds. Few drivers actually surpass 120km/h. Don't feel under pressure to drive fast, and always stick to the inside lane unless overtaking. In Germany it is illegal to run out of fuel on the autobahn, so make sure you have a full tank before you set off. Remember that traffic in Germany drives on the right.
Getting to your destination
When you rent a car you're no longer restricted by public transport, and more destinations open themselves up to you. We've put together a quick guide on reaching some of the most popular places near Frankfurt Hahn Airport.
Affectionately known as 'Mainhattan', the city on the Main is Germany's financial powerhouse. Skyscrapers dominate the skyline, while the museums, parks and galleries ensure there's plenty to keep business travellers occupied during downtime.
It takes about an hour and twenty minutes to drive into central Frankfurt from the airport. If you somehow manage to find on-street parking in the city centre you can expect to pay about €3 (about £2.20) an hour. There are also public car parks which charge anywhere from €1-3 (about 75p-£2.20) per hour, but allow you to park for an unlimited amount of time. Some hotels in Frankfurt have car parks for their guests, although you may have to pay a supplement to use them.
An important spa town on the edge of the Rheingau wine region, Wiesbaden is an excellent destination for a chilled-out break.
It takes just over an hour to drive to Wiesbaden from Frankfurt Hahn Airport. There are 14 parking garages in the city centre and five areas where on-street parking is allowed. There are also a number of hotels with guest car parks.
Baroque architecture meets student buzz in one of Germany's most romantic cities.
It takes about an hour and a half to drive to Heidelberg from the airport. The inner city is pedestrian only, but there are plenty of places to park nearby. It costs €1.50 (about £1.10) an hour to park in the inner city, with a maximum time limit of two hours. Free parking is also available in the blue zone near the conference centre, where you can leave your car for around three hours free of charge. Public car parks have no time limits, and the maximum price for a day is usually €16 (about £11.80).
*Prices subject to change