Budget Car Rental Munich - Carshare companies

Now you're in Germany and need a budget car rental Munich for a day trip or to drive across the city. What to do now?

Off course you can always hire a car from any of the "normal" well known car rental companies like Sixt, Hertz, Avis, Europcar etc.

But nowadays there's a much better and more flexible way for short term car hire: the carshare budget car rental Munich!

Flexible, easy, convenient: Car on Demand

There are 3 new companies on the block, that offer car on demand service: Drive Now, Flinkster and Zebramobil. Apart from them you have the two conventional carshare companies in Munich Stattauto and Stadtteilauto, that are best if you stay in Munich for at least one year.

How does it work? The concept is very simple: Travel when you want, where you want and how you want.

First you have to register with the company one time. Once you're a customer you can locate the car nearest to you via internet or your smartphone. Reserve the car for 15 minutes or walk there right away. Open the vehicle with your customer card and drive on...

It's as easy as that!

Ok, now a few more details (we haven't used the cars ourselves so far, but friends of us have and they claim it's really that easy).

Carsharing Budget Car Rental Munich Details

Drive Now

Mini from Drive Now

Is a joint venture of BMW, MINI and Sixt.
Register online and present yourself personally with a valid drivers license at one of the authorized Sixt dealers in Munich to receive your members card.

Registration fee: 29 Euro
Car cost: 29 cents per minute including gas, 10 cents per minute when parked
Parking/Return: pick up, park and drop off the car anywhere in Munich inside the second circle road (Mittlerer Ring) without paying parking fees
Cars: MINI Cabrio (convertible), MINI Cooper, BMW 1er
Website: DriveNow

Zebramobil

Independent start up company

Register online and get the members card by mail (if you live in Munich) or pick up at MVG customer center at Marienplatz.

Registration fee: 19 Euro
Car cost: 25 cents per minute including gas, 10 cents per minute when parked
Parking/Return: pick up and drop off the car anywhere within the parking zone it belongs to (map found in the cars). In all other parking zones in Munich you have to buy parking tickets at the machines.
Cars: Audi A3 (more types to come)
Website: Zebramobil.de

Flinkster

Belongs to Deutsche Bahn and used to be called DB Carsharing. This company has the advantage that they have cars in most bigger cities in Germany. After registering in one city you can rent a car all over Germany.

Register online and pick up the members card at the train station in your city of choice (see internet for details).

Registration fee: 50 Euro, no fee if you own a Bahncard
Car cost: starting from 1,50 Euro per hour + 17 cents per km including gas, depending on size of the car
Parking/Return: pick up and drop off the car anywhere within the parking zone it belongs to (map found in the cars). In all other parking zones in Munich you have to buy parking tickets at the machines.
Cars: Fiat 500, Alfa Romeo, VW Passat, Electric car
Website: Flinkster.de (only in German)

Conventional Carshare Companies

Only recommended for longer stay, as you have to become a member and pay a deposit of aprox. 500 Euros. Cars can be hired for hours, days or weeks. Prices vary.

You can choose between a wide variety of cars ranging from small Toyota Aygo, large Opel Astra Kombi, small bus with 9 seats or even a transporter for your move to Munich.

Stattauto Muenchen.

Stadtteilauto

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