Our Munich Airport car rental desk is conveniently located in the main Public Area on Level 3, close to the Arrivals hall. From here, all our vehicles can be collected at the Car Rental Centre, which is opposite the P26 parking area.
Serving the state of Bavaria, Munich Airport is the second busiest in Germany and handles passengers from 266 different international destinations. It was ranked as Europe’s premium airport in 2018, making it an excellent place to pick up your hire car.
For those wishing to return their hire car outside of opening hours, please let us know in advance and we’ll tell you what you will need to do.
|Monday||07:30 - 22:00|
|Tuesday||07:30 - 22:00|
|Wednesday||07:30 - 22:00|
|Thursday||07:30 - 22:00|
|Friday||07:30 - 22:00|
|Saturday||09:00 - 17:00|
|Sunday||07:30 - 22:00|
The seat of Bavarian kings right up until the 20th century, Munich has enjoyed a prominent role in Germany history. Originally founded by Benedictine monks, it wasn’t long before the famous Wittelsbach family took the reins.
Today, Munich is a buzzing hub of neo-classical architecture, contemporary galleries, characterful beer halls and spacious public parks. A place where Bavarian heritage and world-leading business sit side by side, Munich values its traditions and its modern innovations equally.
Home to a diverse collection of more than 80 museums—including the colourful Museum Brandhorst and the Glyptothek’s collection of ancient sculptures—as well as a vibrant arts quarter (The Kunstareal) and the opulent Nymphenburg and the Residenz Palaces, there are plenty of remarkable sites for culture enthusiasts to discover.
Munich is famous for its festive Christmas markets as well as its mild and pleasant summers, meaning the city is a spectacular year-round destination. However, most people come for Oktoberfest. The principle draw in the autumn months, Oktoberfest attracts approximately six million visitors every year.
Head out of Munich and it won’t be long before you reach Alpine lakes, snow-capped peaks and wild Bavarian countryside. Leaving the city and following the tumbling River Isar and the Deutsche Alpenstrasse (German’s famed Alpine Road) will lead you to mountainous scenery and some of the country’s best-preserved medieval towns, their rusty red roofs peeking out from the dense, dark forests.
Two hours’ north of Munich, the historic Rothenburg ob der Tauber provides a fantastic window into Bavarian culture. The town has carefully preserved its heritage and traditions and is filled with wood panelled houses and scenic cobbled streets. Festivals and public shows celebrating the town’s history often take place here.
There are plenty of locations along the picturesque winding passageway that’s nicknamed the Romantic Road to pause and take in the views, or tuck into some traditional Bavarian fare. The rustic, hearty local cuisine commonly features white sausage, freshly baked pretzels, cheeses and dumplings, and is often enjoyed on long communal wooden tables with an obligatory pint of beer.
For those interested in castles, the region has several within its borders. King Ludwig II’s personal residence, the soaring turrets and mountainous backdrop of Neuschwanstein Castle give it the look of a Disney palace. Marginally more modest, Linderhof Palace was inspired by Versailles and is set within the attractive Graswang valley.
With so much to see in Bavaria, hire a car at Munich Airport and experience the best of southeastern Germany in your own time.
- How do I collect my hire car at the airport?
When you land at Munich Airport, head from the arrivals hall to our desk on the main Public Area on Level 3. One of our members of staff will process your booking, and then you may proceed to collect your vehicle at the Car Rental Centre (opposite the P26 parking area).
- Can I return a rental car to the airport?
If you've rented a car from a different Avis hub but wish to return it at Munich Airport, then you must arrange your return prior to the commencement of your rental agreement. If you return your car to Munich Airport without specifying in your rental contract, a fee will apply.
- Do I need winter tyres to drive in Germany?
Yes. As of 2010, it is a legal requirement for all passenger cars in Germany to be equipped with winter tyres, regardless of season. All cars in our German rental hubs have winter tyres to comply with this legislation.
- What are the driving rules in Munich?
The road rules in Munich are the same for the whole of Germany. It's a good idea to familiarise yourself with the country's driving rules before your trip. For more information about driving in Germany, check out the complete Road Rules guide.