Car Hire in Frankfurt
It's easy to find car rentals in Frankfurt am Main, which is one of Germany's top business and financial centres. Avis, Europcar, Sixt, and CARO all have car hire in Frankfurt locations within walking distance of the main train station, the Hauptbahnhof. There is also a Europcar agency on Eckenheimer Landstrasse and two Sixt agencies on Hanauer Landstrasse.
Car Hire at Frankfurt Airport
Frankfurt Airport (FRA) is located 12 miles west of the city centre. Visitors can rent a car at Frankfurt Airport from international companies such as Alamo, Hertz, and Enterprise. The airport’s car rental stations are located at Terminal 1, Concourse A, and Concourse D. Travellers will pick up and drop off their car rental in Frankfurt at the parking garage that corresponds to their terminal location. Take the B43 highway to get to the city’s centre.
Driving in Frankfurt
Frankfurt's modern system of roadways makes it easy to travel by car. However it is best to turn on your GPS system before you drive your hire car in Frankfurt due to the many one way streets and confusing road signs.
Frankfurt was heavily bombed during World War II, but it was rebuilt in the postwar period. The gleaming modern skyscrapers that dot the city's skyline are symbols of Germany's 21st-century prosperity. With its famous bull and bear statues, the Frankfurt Stock Exchange is a great place to pose for selfies.
If you are looking for historical architecture, head for Romerberg Square for medieval buildings and open-air markets. Families will enjoy the Senckenberg Museum, which has life-size replicas of dinosaurs. The Innenstadt district is Frankfurt's main retail destination. It features a shopping promenade and restaurant area. If you're looking for a more bohemian experience, you can head to the Alt-Sachsenhausen district. It has a weekly flea market, a lovely riverside park, and eccentric residents. Most of these local attractions are within a 30-minute drive of the airport.
Parking in Frankfurt
When using your car hire in Frankfurt, you’ll have access to several public parking garages. There are electronic signs throughout the city that advertise the nearest garage and the number of open spaces. Parking your rent-a-car on Frankfurt city streets is usually restricted to one hour. Also, in some areas, street-side parking is restricted to local residents who have a "park AUS Weis" sticker on their vehicles.
Where to Go and What to See in Frankfurt
Frankfurt is an ideal home base for touring central Germany. Day trippers can take their hire car from Frankfurt for a 45-minute trip to Mainz. This well-preserved medieval town is best known as the home of printing press inventor Johannes Gutenberg.
The spa town of Wiesbaden, which is 45 minutes west of Frankfurt, still attracts thousands of visitors per year thanks to its healing hot springs. Those who enjoy outdoor pursuits can take the one hour and 20-minute journey to the Vogelsberg Mountains. These volcanic peaks have unique basalt formations and abundant wildlife.