At Sixt we offer a vast range of vehicles ranging from family cars such as Saloons to group vehicles like a minibus depending on what our customer's needs are for their journey. If you wish to save money in renting a car then booking in advance is the best way of doing so. Upon booking, whether it's online or in person, you can choose additional services such as windscreen protection, Sat Nav, or extras such as a baby seat for those who are on the move with young ones or we can even provide winter driving equipment like snow chains and winter tyres for those who are wanting to make their way into the Bavarian Alps for a spot of skiing.
Choosing a vehicle
- Smaller cars are ideal for short trips or city-based travel
- Vans are great if you will be moving home or transporting larger items across the country
- Long distances can be covered in comfort with saloon cars
- Minibuses are perfect for groups, we have seven seat and nine seat versions
- If there are five of you plus luggage, a 4x4 will provide space for everything
Your UK licence will be accepted in Germany as well as other EU licences. To hire a car with Sixt you, the lessee/driver, must have a valid driving license and a form of identification such as an ID card or Passport upon collection of the vehicle. For non-Europeans, driving licenses will only be accepted if you have been within the EU for less than six months or there are no visas on your passport. If you have been within the EU for more than the six months you will need a valid passport from an EU country and for those who carry a passport that is not written in the Latin alphabet i.e Chinese, Arabic etc. you must present an international drivers license. If you are from a country which is not part of the International Drivers agreement then it is important to remember that a translated version of your license must be presented alongside the original.
The minimum age requirement for car hire in Germany is 18 years of age however with Sixt, age restrictions may apply according to age and license. There is also a young driver surcharge taken if aged under 23 years of age. Finding out whether these issues apply to you or not will be available during booking.
For payment of a rental vehicle, Sixt will accept the major international credit cards however we cannot accept pre-paid credit cards or debit cards such as Visa Electron. Payment must be issued in the name of the driver and the method by which the lessee has paid must be present at the time of collection. When payment is debited from your card it will include the price of the rental and any additional charges and extras that have been added. Any vehicles other than the premium 5/4 door manual cars can be paid for with a German Maestro/ Giro card, however, please note that these cards are not accepted for payment for long-term rental.
What to do in an Emergency
In case of an emergency please ring the German emergency services on 112. Also, ring Sixt on +49 (0) 180 6269999.