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Cologne Bonn airport car hire

Airport Code: CGN

Perhaps an unlikely place for an airport, Germany's Cologne/Bonn Airport, sits surrounded by the Wahner Heide nature reserve.  However it does provide a good location for travel, placing the airport jut 14.8 km southeast of Cologne city center, and 16 km northeast of Bonn.  One of Germany's few 24-hour airports, Cologne/Bonn Airport serves about 10 million travelers a year.

The airport was designed as a drive-in airport and links easily via Autobahn A59 to Cologne/Bonn (how convenient) to the German motor way network, making an Airport Cologne car hire the way to go.  

Founded by the romans in the year 38 BC, Cologne is one of the oldest cities in Germany and as such has many historical and cultural sights worth visiting.  Get to all the city has to offer easily by car hire Cologne/Bonn Airport.

For car rental in Cologne Bonn Airport counters for car rental companies can be located at Terminal 1, in the Arrivals Area D you may find the rental cars. The following are companies offering car hire services in Cologne Bonn Airport:

  • Avis
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • Alamo
  • Sixt

Our search engine on the right will find for you low cost car rental deals for you to book in advance and get the cheapest rental car options. Find discounts on 7 seater, 9 seater, luxury car or any other type of rental car to collect at your arrival to Cologne Bonn Airport.

Additional Airport Information

Airport Name: Cologne, Germany

Airport Code: CGN

Telephone: 022) 0340 4001/2

Distance: Cologne city || 9 Miles / 15 km / 30 minutes by rental car from Downtown Cologne

Address: Postfach 98 01 20, 51129 Cologne, Germany

Timezone: GMT+1

Population: 996,690


Cologne Cathedral

You won't want to miss the city's most famous monument and the people's most respected landmark.  Cologne Cathedral is a Gothic church dating back to 1248.  In 1996 it was designated a World Heritage site, housed here are the relics of the Three Magi in what's known as the Shrine of the Three Kings.

Cologne Cable Car

A very special way to cross over the Rhine River is by Cable car.  This cableway runs between Cologne Zoological Garden in Niehl and the Rheinpark in Deutz.  

How did the chicken cross the river?  Probably by cable car is it is considered to be Cologne's safest means of transport.  Although some, I'm sure, will still be more comfortable traveling by a Cologne, Germany car hire.

Cologne Opera House

Cologne Opera House

The uncompromising style of the Cologne Opera House and other of the more modern architecture in Cologne have a controversial reputation.  Referred to as of the "Wiederaufbauzeit" (era of reconstruction), these buildings are regarded as classics in Modern architecture.  

Don't spend your entire trip in Gothic and Romanesque designs, stop and check out some modern works as well!

Day Trips

Farina Fragrance Museum

At the beginning of the 18th century. Italian expatriate Johann Maria Farina created a new fragrance and named it after his hometown.  Visit the birthplace of Eau de Cologne and gain very detailed insight into the production methods of perfume throughout the various stages.

Twelve Romanesque Churches

Secure a cheap car rental Cologne, Germany and pend a day touring all twelve outstanding works of medieval sacral architecture.  Some date back as far as Roman times, like St. Gereon, which originally sat on a Roman graveyard.  Except for St. Maria Lyskirchen all of the churches were badly damaged during World War II, and reconstruction was completed in the 1990's.


While not the main shopping area, Ehrenstraße shopping area around Aposteinstrasse, Ehrenstrasse and Rucolfplatz is a little more on the eccentric and stylish side.  For this cultural experience you may want to take a car hire Cologne, Germany to cart around any great finds.


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COLOGNE, 50667 


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Airlines Providing Airport Services to Cologne, Germany

  • Air Berlin
  • Air Cairo
  • Austrian
  • B&H Airlines (Air Bosna)
  • British Airways
  • Centralwings
  • Cimber Air
  • Cirrus Airlines
  • Condor
  • Continental
  • CSA Czech Airlines
  • Dau Air
  • EAE European Air Express
  • EasyJet
  • Germania
  • Germanwings
  • Hapag Lloyd
  • Hemus Air
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