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Munich Airport Car Hire - Explore top savings on car rental

Pre-book your Munich Airport car hire, with prices starting from just £23.36 per day with FREE cancellations*

Image of Munich

As the sixth largest city in Germany and the gateway to Bavaria, Munich boasts an enviable location. With a superb road network from Munich Airport, car hire is a practical option enabling you to explore both this bustling city and the wider area. Munich itself has a wealth of attractions with its rich sporting and cultural heritage. You can choose from over 18 museums, the Olympic Park, beautiful gardens and first-class seasonal activities with Oktoberfest and its legendary Christmas market. Beyond the city, take advantage of Germany car hire to explore the Romantic Road which connects a string of picturesque Bavarian towns.

By choosing to book your car hire with Holiday Extras, you'll enjoy a hassle-free booking process. We do all the hard work for you by comparing all the top rental car companies to bring you the best prices. Car hire from Munich Airport (MUC) is an even more practical option, as you can start your road trip from the moment you arrive.

Rothenburg, Germany

The picturesque town of Rothenburg, just over 2 hours' drive from Munich

Sightseeing destinations within driving distance of Munich Airport

Distance in Miles
Estimated Travel Time
7 miles
15 minutes
Linderhof Palace
59 miles
1 hour, 14 minutes
Neuschwanstein Castle
74 miles
1 hour, 42 minutes
105 miles
1 hour, 50 minutes
154 miles
2 hours, 30 minutes

We don't just have a range of great prices, but also a wide selection of cars to suit your Germany car hire needs . From economy hatchbacks, to luxury cars or powerful SUVs, we will have a vehicle to suit you!

Typical Car Hire prices from Munich Airport*

Type of Car
Number of Seats
Price per day
3-door hatchback
4 seats
£27.47 per day
5-door hatchback
5 seats
£28.66 per day
5 seats
£35.65 per day
People carrier
5/7 seats
£41.68 per day

*Prices based on 3-day car hire correct at the time of writing

And that isn't the end of the savings! Holiday Extras can also offer fantastic deals on total protection insurance. We regularly price-check and benchmark all our policies to ensure we're giving you the best deals. To give you extra peace of mind, all our policies include the following:

  • Damage and theft excess
  • Damage protection for all mechanical and exterior parts of the car
  • Cover for any immobilisation, admin and towing charges
  • Free cancellation and changes

Hassle-free booking process

  • Search - Enter the dates you wish to travel in the field above and click search to compare
  • Select - Select your choice of hire car
  • Book - Make your payment using our secure system
  • Confirm - We'll email you your booking confirmation

How it Works

When you make your payment, we will email you your confirmation which will contain your booking reference number. Keep this safe, as you'll need this information when you come to pick up your car at Munich Airport. Some car hire companies will now even accept payment by debit card instead of requiring a credit card. To help make your trip easier still, we've also put together a handy checklist to give you the lowdown on everything you need to know about rental cars.

If you have any questions, then our dedicated car hire team are on hand to help on 0800 804 7362. Alternatively you can contact us online here.

Collecting your hire car

When you arrive at Munich Airport, collecting your car is very straightforward. The car hire companies' desks can all be found in the Central Area outside Terminal 1. When you arrive, go to the desk of the provider stated on your booking confirmation and they will deal with all the paperwork and issue your keys. Some of the desks are open 24/7, while others are open from 6.30 am until 11.30 pm or midnight.

Touring Munich and Bavaria

The only problem you'll have with a visit to Munich is what to see first! From visiting one of the 40 art galleries, to enjoying a coffee in the buzz of the Marienplatz square, to admiring the 15th century Frauenkirche with its 2 towers standing majestically over the city's skyline, there are a wealth of sights and attractions. Open spaces are also in abundance with both the Olympic Park and the Englischer Garden - the largest city park in the world, spanning a massive 640 football pitches in size! Outside of the city centre, the university town of Freising offers vibrant nightlife, as well as a heritage brewery. To experience the beauty of Bavaria, a tour along the Romantic Road route is a must. It connects a string of picture postcard towns nestled near the Alps throughout the province of Bavaria, including Rothenburg with its Medieval buildings.

Extra extras!

If it's just a transfer to your resort that you're looking for, then Holiday Extras can bring you great deals on resort transfers. We also offer holiday insurance, giving you further peace of mind for your holiday.

Our great deals don't stop there. If you're flying from a UK airport, then we can save you up to 60% on airport parking, airport hotels and even airport lounges.

*The prices quoted are based on one driver, aged 25, with a full UK driving licence hiring a car for 3 days, picking-up and dropping-off in Munich Airport, Germany. Prices correct at time of writing. Subject to change according to availability. Free cancellation applies to most rentals up to 48 hours before pick up, however some suppliers may charge. Please check supplier terms and conditions carefully.

Driving on Germany's roads**

Driving in Germany may initially seem like a bit of a daunting task, especially given the reputation of the Autobahn without any speed limits. However, as you would expect with German engineering, the road network is among the best maintained in the world.

Driving between larger towns and cities on major roads is simple, as there is little congestion. Even the smaller, rural roads are well maintained, This makes it an ideal country for a road trip.

Useful information:

  • Left hand drive - Drive on the right, overtake on the left.
  • Minimum car hire age - 18 years old. Under 25's may be liable for a young driver surcharge.
  • Seatbelt - Seatbelts are compulsory for all car occupants and it is the driver's responsibility to ensure that all passengers under the age of 18 are strapped in.
  • Travelling with children - Children under 12 years of age/1.5 metres tall aren't permitted to travel unless secured using the appropriate child seat/restraint.
  • Petrol stations - Most petrol stations outside of main cities are open from 8am to 8pm. In bigger cities and on motorways, many are open 24 hours a day.
  • Speed limits - Road signs are in kilometres per hour.

Road safety laws

Speed limits

  • Motorways - 130kph/80mph (recommended)
  • Open roads - 100kph/62mph
  • Built up areas - 50kph/31mph

Please note that, although these are the standardised speed limits, there may be local variations so make sure you keep an eye on the road signs.

The Autobahns

Although the majority of Autobahns are not subject to a standardised speed limit, many areas will be covered by signed speed limits that are strictly observed. On unrestricted Autobahns there will be blue 130kph signs visible. This is a suggested maximum speed limit. It is important to know, however, that, although these roads have an unrestricted speed limit, you could still receive a fine for driving at speed in hazardous driving conditions (e.g. rain, snow or heavy traffic).

Driving licence

Important Information - Changes to the UK Driving Licence

If you are not from the UK, most car rental companies will require you to present the driving licence that is issued by your country of residence; not an International licence, or permit. Please double check with an individual car hire company if you are unsure.

A UK driving licence will allow you to drive in Germany, and you will not need an IDP - International Driving Permit.

Passport - You may also be required to carry another form of personal ID with you while driving.

Mobile phone use

It is an offence to use a mobile phone while driving. A fine of 40 euros will be issued if you are caught using a phone at the wheel. You may only use a mobile phone when the car is not in motion and the engine is switched off.

Using a hands-free kit with your phone is permitted in Germany.

Drinking and driving

Drink driving in Germany is considered an extremely serious offence. The legal limit for drivers is 0.5 milligrams of alcohol per 1ml of blood, compared to 0.8 milligrams in the UK. Depending on the severity of the offence, failure to adhere to this could end with a fine, endorsements or in some cases, imprisonment.

It is important to note that drinking alcohol and then driving may invalidate your car rental insurance and holiday insurance, irrespective of local drink driving laws. Check your policy for full details.

Seat belts

Wearing a seat belt is mandatory in both front and rear seats. Children must use booster seats and appropriate child restraints. Check with your car hire company if they provide child seats, or consider taking your own with you.

**This information should be considered as a broad overview of things to remember when hiring a car. It is therefore very important that you read the rental terms and conditions and associated policies for your own specific policy as well as doing your own research into the motoring laws of the country in which you will be driving.