About Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN)
Address: Terminal - Car Rental Center, Hahn Flugplatz, 55483
Frankfurt Hahn Airport (HHN) serves the municipality of Hahn, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany, and is situated dead center between Frankfurt and Luxemborg — roughly 120 km (75mi) in either direction. The airport may appear modest in size, but (HHN) has a world-class car hire program. You’ll find Alamo, Avis, Europcar, Hertz, Sixt, and Thrifty doing airport rental car business inside the terminal.
It’s said that nobody who flies into (HHN) ever visits the village of Hahn, which is not easily accessible from the airport. The vast majority of travelers use (HHN) as a more convenient gateway to the rest of Germany and Luxemborg, as opposed to Frankfurt Airport (FRA), thanks to hassle-free access to route A61. It’s about an hour’s drive (55 km / 33 mi) to the popular spa resort town of Wiesbaden in the Rheingau wine region. Whatever your destination, you’re going to need a (HHN) car hire to get there.
Most major German airports are linked to the railway system, but not Hahn. Therefore, many visitors will have no choice but to rent a car, and likewise, familiarize themselves with the German Autobahn system — some of the best-engineered roads in the world. Getting around the Greater Frankfurt area and exploring the state of Hesse is generally a pleasurable experience — especially if you enjoy driving. However, it’s important to consider the time of year. Driving in German winter poses enough of a risk that snow tires are compulsory from November to April, and year-round in mountain ranges.
Choosing your car
Choosing your car will depend on your itinerary, number of travel companions, and ultimate destination. Freedom of choice is one thing all potential car hire customers value more than anything else, and you’ll be downright spoiled for choice with (HNN) airport car rental options. You’ll find compact, estate wagons and 7-9 seaters from Ford; premium and fullsize vehicles from Mercedes-Benz, Renault has economy, standard, and intermediate cars. Plus, a wide range of cars from Opel, Citreon, Kia, and many more. Although most German car rentals have manual transmission, you can get automatic vehicles — at a considerably higher rate.
Tips and advice
It’s illegal to run out of gas on the autobahn. Don’t be the person who learns the consequences.
Use of a hands-free mobile device is allowed. German police are a no-nonsense bunch, but they don’t play around with this one.
Any type of radar detector is prohibited and must be turned off if included on your GPS transponder.
If involved in an accident, you’re legally bound to remain on the scene and call for help. Dial 110 for minor collisions, and 112 if there are injuries. You’re also on the hook for providing first aid — if applicable.
Although there’s no speed limit on some sections of the autobahn, most drivers don’t exceed 125 km/h. Perhaps more importantly, it’s illegal — and dangerous — to operate a vehicle under 60 km/h anywhere on the autobahn. Play it safe and drive defensively.
You’ll be driving on the right and overtaking on the left in Germany.