Car Hire at Frankfurt–Hahn Airport
This information is correct as of July 2015.
Not pertaining to its more popular namesake, Frankfurt-Hahn Airport serves Rhineland-Palatinate and is located in the town of Kirchberg, known as the “Town on the Mountain.” Visit its medieval old town and drive along its scenic roads with a rental car. Check out Skyscanner’s website to get the best deals and options from trusted and reliable car rental companies at Frankfurt-Hahn Airport that will best fit your needs and preferences.
Where to hire a car at Frankfurt–Hahn Airport
There are seven car rental companies that serve Frankfurt-Hahn Airport, each of which has its respective desk in the airport’s sole passenger terminal. These companies are National Alamo (phone: +49 (0) 65 43 / 50 95 56), Avis Budget Car Hire GmbH & Co. KG (phone: +49 (0) 65 43 / 50 80 75), Car Partner Nord GmbH (phone: +49 (0) 65 43 / 50 87 20), Europcar Car Hire GmbH (phone: +49 (0) 65 43 / 50 95 56), Hertz Car Hire (phone: +49 (0) 65 43 / 50 94 83), Sixt Car Hire (Tel. +49 (0) 18 06 / 25 25 25), and Thrifty Car Hire (phone: +49 (0) 65 43 / 50 94 83).
What to expect when hiring a car from Frankfurt–Hahn Airport
The town of Kirchberg lies at the crossing of two highways, Bundesstraße 50 and Bundesstraße 421. The inner town has been spared heavy traffic by the B 50 bypass since 1990. In case there’s a need to gas up or to refuel (especially if the car rental company requires the vehicle to have a full tank before returning it back), Raiffeisen Tankstelle, Shell, Aral, and Ursula Gotz are the gas stations within Kirchberg.
Before leaving with the rental car, check first if it has a first aid kit, warning triangle, and reflective vest, which are mandated for all cars to have.
Driving around Frankfurt–Hahn Airport
Frankfurt-Hahn Airport is situated 10 kilometres (6.2 miles) from the town of Kirchberg in the Rhein-Hunsrück district of Rhineland-Palatinate, west of central Germany. Its nearest Autobahn connections are approximately 40 kilometres (25 miles) to the west (A1) or east (A 61). In general, international driving rules apply here. Note that road tax discs are mandatory on designated roads and that special tolls are charged for tunnels and bridges. Although car lights aren’t mandated to be turned on during daytime since 2008, it is still recommended to have them on at all times. All drivers are required to carry reflective vests at all times. In addition, those driving multi-track motor vehicles should wear the vest when putting up the breakdown triangle on roads outside a city, town, or village. Steep penalty fines will be given to drivers who are using mobile phones without hands-free equipment while driving. The speed limits on the roads are 100 km/h motorways and 130 km/h within city limits. Note also that in the case of heavy or slow-moving traffic, a free lane must be created for emergency vehicles to use in motorways and high-speed roads.
Getting to your destination
The town of Kirchberg, especially its skyline and three towers, stands out even from a distance, due to its location, which stands on raised land, thus, earning its nickname, “Town on the Mountain.” From here, visitors can check out nearby and surrounding areas with their rental car.
The municipality of Bärenbach endured a lot in the past, being the site where Nazi organisations set up, wiped out by a hailstorm after the war, and where an F-16 jet crashed in 1982. However, despite its misfortunes, the good people of Bärenbach worked hard to restore it to its former glory and is now a nice place to visit.
From the airport, get on E-15/AP-7 from N-156, then continue on E-15/AP-7. Take A9, A7, A6, and A31 to L194 in Sohren, Deutschland and then take the exit toward Zell (Mosel)/Bärenbach/Sohren from B50. Continue on L194. Drive to Hauptstraße in Bärenbach. Note that there are many tolls during the 10-hour drive.
Frankfurt am Main
Although located quite a distance from Kirchburg, the long road trip to Hesse’s capital, Frankfurt is worth it. It is home to plenty of Germany’s renowned historic and cultural landmarks, such as the Frankfurt Cathedral, Saint Paul’s Church, Haus Wertheim, and Alte Oper, among many others.
From the airport, get on E-15/AP-7 from N-156, then continue on E-15/AP-7. Take A9, A7, A6, A36/E60, and A5 to Schwanheimer Ufer in Frankfurt am Main, Deutschland. Take exit 21-Frankfurt-Niederrad from A5. Continue on Schwanheimer Ufer. Take Niederräder Ufer, Theodor-Stern-Kai, and B44 to Braubachstraße. Note that there are plenty of tolls ahead.
The city of Mainz is famously known as where the movable-type printing press was first invented, as the first books printed using movable type were manufactured. It is the capital of the state of Rhineland-Palatinate in Germany.
From the airport, get on E-15/AP-7 from N-156, then continue on E-15/AP-7. Take A9, A7, A6, A31, and A63 to Koblenzer Straße in Mainz, Deutschland. Take exit 20-Mainz-Lerchenberg from A60 then drive to Albert-Schweitzer-Straße.