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The search options in the above form include pick-up/return date and time, and location criteria. You can play with the options to find the vehicle best suited for your demands.

The address of the preset rental office 'Cologne - Airport': Flughafen Koeln/Bonn, Cologne, Germany.

To change to another rental area in Cologne, simply use one of the following:
-change the preset location in the 'Pick-up' field in the above form;
-click on one of the links below;
-use the map of Cologne on this page.

Hire process in Cologne - Airport
Rental service. At the airport of Cologne, OrangeSmile.com provides cars to rent in all categories: economy, compact, full-size, minivan, SUV and cabrio. Renting a car in the airport is always cheaper than in other rental locations around Cologne.

Reservation. When filling in the reservation form, always specify your flight number to Cologne. This helps our rental supplier to control the car logistics based on the actual flight landing time. Also, read the car rental conditions carefully. They specify the required documents to be brought to the desk in Cologne - Airport.

Finding the office. Upon landing follow the signs 'Car Rental' to find the rental location 'Cologne - Airport'. These signs can be found in the baggage area and in the arrival hall of the Cologne airport.

Communication. Keep the phone numbers of our support team and the rental office in 'Cologne - Airport' with you during the trip (both numbers are provided in the confirmation voucher). In case of any deviations from the plan or delays, please make a notification call to the rental desk as soon as possible. In case of problems at the 'Cologne - Airport' office, make a live phone call to our support.

At the office. Ask your rental officer in 'Cologne - Airport', whether it is possible to upgrade the vehicle. Often, rental companies of Germany use the opportunity to make the customer happy by an upgrade. Also ask for telephone numbers to be used in case of car damage or theft situations.

Return. At the rental desk in 'Cologne - Airport', ask the officer how tolerant the rental company is to the 'too-late' returns. Normally, a one hour delay is not penalized in Germany.

We wish you great holidays and fantastic time in Cologne!

FAQ on the rental steps

'OrangeSmile.CarTrawler' enables advanced search through the most complete and up-to-date database of actual car rental offers in Cologne, as well as an instant 3-step reservation service for your selected vehicle. All the booking stages, including the confirmation voucher, are provided in most common languages, including English. We guarantee that regardless of your rental dates, at the location 'Cologne - Airport' you will always find a car at a price that will be lower than in other rental companies.
Typical models of OrangeSmile.com vehicles in Cologne
Mini & economy hatchback: Hyundai Accent, Hyundai Getz and Nissan Micra
Compact & intermediate sedan: Ford Focus, VW Golf and Opel Astra
Full-size saloon & station wagon: Volvo V50, Renault Scenic and Honda Accord
Premium & luxury limousine: Mercedes SLK, Audi A5 Sportback and Mercedes C Class
Minivan & minibus, 7-15 pax: Peugeot 807 7 seater, VW Touran and Citroen C8 Tdi
SUV, crossover & off-road vehicle: BMW X3, BMW X5 and Toyota Rav4
Cabriolet, roadster & convertible: Peugeot 206 Cabriolet, Renault Megane Cabriolet and Audi A3 Convertible
Rental locations near Cologne
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Cologne - Airport and car rental services

Airport location, terminals and transportation

Cologne Airport is an international airport, located in the suburbs of the city, in the nature reserve. The airport is situated halfway between Cologne and Bonn, at a distance of 15-16 kilometres from each city. The airport is often referred to as Cologne Bonn Airport, but it is also known as Konrad Adenauer Airport. Cologne Bonn Airport was put into operation in 1938. This airport is one of the major aviation hubs of Germany. A large proportion of the flights handled by the airport are low cost passenger ones. Besides, it is the third-largest airport in terms of cargo operations. The airport encompasses 2 passenger terminals, 1 terminal for business and private aviation flights and 3 runways. The airport services about 15 million people a year on a round-the-clock basis.

The airport is connected to Cologne as well as to other localities of the region and Europe by high-speed motorways, railway and public buses (number 161 and SB 60). There is an underground railway station (ICE Station) in the territory of the air terminal. It is placed between Terminals 1 and 2. Information counters, where the airport transport schedule can be found, are located in the arrival hall of Terminal 2. The taxi service is positioned in the departure area of Terminal 1 and the arrival area of Terminal 2. Travellers can order a transfer from the airport or hotel. In addition, car sharing services are available.

Rental offices, how to find them, where to return car

Several international car rental companies offer their services at Cologne Bonn Airport. The following firms provide their services in the territory of the airport: Avis, Budget, Buchbinder rent a car, Global, Enterprise rent a car, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, Inter rent, and Thrifty. The information desks and car rental facilities are placed at the exit from the arrival area (level D) of T2, next to the baggage claim hall. The offices of the companies do not operate round the clock. The car rental facilities start working between 6 a.m. and 8 a.m. (depending on the company) and are open until 11 p.m. The only company that serves customers at night (Europcar) closes at 3 a.m.

The rental terms and conditions of some companies include limited mileage (the limit is set by the company). In accordance with fuel policy of most companies, clients pick up and return rental vehicles with a full tank. The rental cars are collected and returned at the airport. The firms accept only credit cards for payment. The driver's minimum age is set by the car rental company (18 or 21 years old). In order to conclude a rental agreement, one is required to present a passport, a driver's license and a credit card. The sum of the security deposit and the deductible depends on the company and the class of vehicle.

Long-term and short-term parking, hotels nearby

Cologne Bonn Airport offers three parking garages (P1 – P3), and general car park P-Nord (Parkplatz Nord), with approximately 12,500 parking spaces in total. A parking space can be reserved in advance. Parking garages 1 and 2 are positioned beside the terminals, and car parks P3 and P-Nord are situated within walking distance.

Several hotels are nestled beside the airport. These are the Leonardo Airport, which lies at a distance less than 1 kilometre, the New Yorker, the Art of Comfort Haus Ingeborg, and the Spiegel which are found within 1-2 kilometres of the air terminal.
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