Welcome to the Enterprise Bochum car rental page. Choose from a wide selection of cars ranging from smaller economy cars to larger SUVs and people carriers
Bochum sits within the Ruhr, a region linked to the industrial history of Germany. Once a hub for mining and steel production, the modern city has now reinvented itself into a hub for scientific innovation. It is also home to one of the country’s largest and best universities. Our Bochum branch is at a convenient location close to the autobahn, providing you with a hassle-free start to your holiday.
Our fleet boasts modern vehicles from top automakers, including Audi, BMW, Volkswagen, Ford, Opel and Volvo. We supply mini and compact cars as well as larger full-size estates. If you want to travel in style, you can also rent a luxurious premium car. Travellers looking to rent a car for bigger groups will appreciate our people-carriers with five, seven or nine seats. Whatever your needs might be, we have a safe and clean car for you to enjoy during your stay in Bochum and the surrounding area. You will be able to set your own pace and itinerary, without the constraints of train or bus schedules.
Bochum’s attractions showcase the city’s industrial and cultural heritage. The German Mining Museum is one of the world’s leading museums dedicated to mining, while the Hannover Colliery Museum at the former Zeche Hannover mine gives visitors an insight into Bochum’s industrial past. Other attractions include the Bochum Dahlhausen Railway Museum. The museum is the largest of its kind in Germany with more than 150 exhibits. Haus Kemnade is another popular destination. The Renaissance-style building was built in the seventeenth century on the site of a moated medieval castle.
Driving is a flexible and comfortable way of exploring the Ruhr region, including less travelled routes off the beaten track. South of the city is Blankenstein Castle, a thirteenth-century castle overlooking the Ruhr River. The castle’s tower provides a good view of Bochum and Kemnader Lake. The medieval town of Hattingen is also worth a visit. About 2 minutes south of Bochum, Hattigen’s old town has almost 15 timber-framed buildings and a stunning central square. The town is also home to the Museum of Iron and Steel and the Burg Isenberg castle. Bochum is also a good base for exploring Ruhr’s most important cities, including Dusseldorf, Münster and Dortmund. Cologne is also about an hour’s drive away via the A43 and A1.
Dusseldorf Airport is about 5 kilometres from Bochum. Enterprise offers car rental services from our desk in the terminal building, meaning you will be on the road in no time to start your holiday. A selection of vehicles is always within walking distance of the arrivals area. Bochum is about a half hour’s drive away from the airport. From Dusseldorf Airport, travel north-east along the A44 to the A52 motorway. Continue to the north-east until merging with the A4, which takes you east towards Bochum.
Travelling by car is a great way to explore the Ruhr region independently. Motorways around Bochum become congested during morning and evening rush hour commutes, so it may be best to avoid travelling along the A4 and A43 during these periods. Heavy traffic may also be an issue if travelling to the region’s cities, which may also have local restrictions. For example, Cologne requires all cars to have a ‘Low Emissions’ sticker. There are nine multistorey car parks in Bochum’s city centre with over 5, spaces.
From large people carriers to smaller economy cars, Enterprise Rent-a-Car guarantees cheap rates on car hire from our Bochum branch. Our economy cars are renowned for being cheap to hire as well as low running costs with great fuel efficiency. Book online in advance for our cheapest prices, alternatively book in branch and get the car that suits your needs.
Moving house? Moving furniture? Enterprise has vans available at our Bochum branches to ensure that you can get a vehicle to suit your needs. From smaller passenger vans to larger commercial vans – give our branches a call or book online to guarantee you a van hire that will suit your needs. Van hire is cheap and easy through Enterprise online or in branch, we promise to provide a vehicle to suit you for as long as you require it.