The Ultimate Guide to SIXT Rent a Car [SIXT Advantage Circle Loyalty Program]

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SIXT is a car rental company that’s been around since 1912. While the name might not be as well known as companies like Hertz, Enterprise, or Budget, it’s a major world player.

With over 2,200 locations in more than 105 countries across the globe, this German-based company has a presence in most major cities and destinations.

In this post, we’ll go over how to rent a car with SIXT, the SIXT Advantage Circle Loyalty Program, and the extensive list of SIXT partners. Plus, we’ll do some price comparisons so you can see how SIXT measures up to other car rental websites.

How to Rent a Car Through SIXT

Renting a car through SIXT is an easy process, requiring only a few steps.

  1. Enter your pick-up location as well as pick-up and drop off dates on the SIXT homepage. If your drop off location is different, uncheck the Return at pick-up location box and enter your drop off location. If you’ve got a corporate rate code, you can enter it here as well. Then click Show Offers.

    Hohw to use Sixt car rental
    Image Credit: SIXT
  2. Next, you’ll see your results — you can filter and sort the list using the options at the top of the page.

    Sixt car rental sorting and filtering results
    Image Credit: SIXT
  3. Once you’ve made your selection, you’ll be able to see the car’s features as well as payment details. If you’d like to see the price breakdown click on Price details right under Total.

    Sixt Car Rental Price Breakdown
    Image Credit: SIXT
  4. Next, you’ll have the option to add on extras like insurance, tolls, GPS, an extra driver, Wi-Fi, and more. Then you’ll be able to enter payment information and finalize your reservation.

    Sixt Car Rental Insurance Option
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Do You Need to Add Extra Insurance?

Whether or not you should add insurance to your SIXT car rental has a lot to do with what credit cards you have in your wallet.

Many credit cards come with collision damage waivers. One of our favorites is the Chase Sapphire Preferred® card because it comes with primary coverage. That means you don’t have to submit a claim with your insurance company first.

For more options, check out these credit cards that come with car rental insurance.

SIXT Advantage Circle

SIXT offers a loyalty program called SIXT Advantage Circle. To join, you’ll need to sign up for an Express Sixt Card. This card offers perks and bonuses, including the ability to earn miles or points with SIXT’s partners. As you rent more frequently, you’ll earn different SIXT status cards.

SIXT Advantage Circle Loyalty Program cards
SIXT Advantage Circle loyalty program cards. Image Credit: SIXT

Express SIXT Card

The Express SIXT Card is available to any SIXT customer and does not have any minimum requirements. The card will store your personal information, so there’s no waiting time when renting a car.

You’ll also enjoy these benefits:

  • Special rates
  • Ability to collect miles or points with hotel, airline, and specialty partners
  • Ability to reserve a car through the SIXT mobile app

Gold SIXT Card

The Gold SIXT Card is available to U.S.-based customers who rent at least 3 times per year. If you live outside of the U.S., you can earn the Gold SIXT Card after 5 rentals in a year.

In addition to all of the Express benefits, you’ll also enjoy these perks:

  • Up to a 10% discount on car and truck rentals
  • Up to a 20% discount on SIXT limousine service in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and France and up to a 10% discount in other countries
  • No charge for additional drivers for all rentals in the U.S.
  • Priority reservations by phone up to 48 hours before the start of a rental

Platinum SIXT Card

A Platinum SIXT Card is available for those customers who rent at least 10 times per year (some countries require 20 rentals per year).

As a Platinum SIXT cardholder you’ll enjoy these benefits, in addition to those offered at the Express and Gold levels:

  • Free upgrade if available
  • Up to a 15% discount on car and truck rentals
  • Priority reservations by phone up to 24 hours before the start of a rental

Diamond SIXT Card

The highest level in the SIXT Advantage Circle is Diamond, an invitation-only status. When you earn a Diamond SIXT Card you’ll enjoy these exclusive benefits, in addition to all of the Express, Gold, and Platinum perks:

  • Guaranteed upgrade to the next highest group (not valid on long-term rentals, special cars, motorcycles, or trucks)
  • Up to a 20% discount on car and truck rentals
  • Access to the exclusive SIXT Diamond Lounges at select airports
  • Priority reservations by phone up to 12 hours before the start of a rental
  • SIXT flexi-rent: long term commercial vehicle rentals at competitive prices

In addition to an invitation through SIXT, you can also achieve Diamond status through your membership in Lufthansa HON Circle, Emirates Platinum, and American Express Centurion Titan.

Hot Tip: If you have status with your credit card or a hotel, airline, or other car rental agency, SIXT will match it. To request a status match, contact SIXT at [email protected].

SIXT Partners

SIXT has a long list of airline, hotel, and specialty partners.

SIXT Airline Partners

  • Aeroflot Bonus
  • Air Arabia Airewards
    • 4 points per dollar spent on SIXT car rentals
    • 6 points per dollar on SIXT car rentals via sixt.com/airarabia
  • Air Astana Nomad Club: 500 points for every rental
  • Air Dolomiti: Special prices and promotions
  • Air Europa SUMA
    • 500-1,000 miles for 1-3 day rentals
    • 750-1,250 miles for 4-6 day rentals
    • 1,000-1,500 miles for rentals of 7 or more days
  • Air Malta Flypass: 500 miles per rental
  • Air Serbia Etihad Guest: 500 miles per rental
  • American Airlines AAdvantage
    • 60 miles per rental day in the U.S.
    • 500 miles per rental outside the U.S.
  • Avianca LifeMiles: 500 miles per rental
  • Azul Tudo Azul: 500 miles per rental
  • Belavia Leader: 250 miles per rental
  • Bulgaria Air Fly More: 500 miles per rental
  • Cathay Pacific Asia Miles: 500 miles per rental
  • China Airlines Dynasty Flyer: 100 miles for each rental day (up to 1,000 miles)
  • Condor Miles & More: 500 miles per rental
  • Czech Airlines OK Plus: 1,000 miles per rental
  • Delta Air Lines SkyMiles: 500 miles per rental
  • El Al Matmid: 12 points per rental
  • Emirates Skywards
    • 500 miles per rental
    • 700 miles per rental when booked on sixt.com/emirates
    • 1,000 miles per rental on premium cars (category P and higher)
  • Ethiopian Airlines Sheba Miles: 500 miles per rental
  • Eurowings Boomerang Club: 500 miles per rental
  • Finnair Plus
    • 500 points per rental
    • 1,000 points per rental of category P, L, and X
  • Flying Blue (Air France and KLM)
    • 200 miles per 1-day rental
    • 300 miles per 2-day rental
    • 400 miles per 3-day rental
    • 500 miles per 4-6 day rental
    • 1,000 miles per 7-day rental
    • 1,200 miles for rentals of 8 or more days
  • GOL Linhas Aereas Smiles: 500 miles per rental
  • Gulf Air Falcon Flyer: 500 miles per rental
  • Icelandair Saga Club: 500 miles per rental
  • Kuwait Airways Oasis Club: 500 miles per rental
  • Lufthansa Miles & More
    • 500 or more miles per rental
    • Additional discounts and promotions
  • Malaysia Airlines Enrich: 500 miles per rental
  • MEA Cedar Miles: 500 miles per rental
  • MIAT Blue Sky Mongolia: 500 miles per rental
  • Miles & More (Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Croatian Airlines, and more): 500 miles per rental
  • Montenegro Airlines Vision Team: 500 miles per rental
  • Oman Air Sinbad
    • 500 miles per rental
    • 750 miles per rental when booking through Oman Air channels
    • 1,000 miles per rental for a premium or higher car category
  • Philippine Airlines Mabuhay Miles: 500 miles per rental
  • Qatar Privilege Club: 500 miles per rental
  • Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer: 500 miles per rental
  • Royal Jordanian Royal Club: 500 miles per rental
  • S7 Airlines S7 Priority:
    • 500 miles per rental
    • 1,000 miles per rental when booked through sixt.com/s7-airlines
  • SAS EuroBonus: 500 miles per rental
  • SATA: 500 miles per rental
  • Saudi Arabian Airlines Alfursan: 500 miles per rental
  • Singapore Airlines KrisFlyer
    • 500 miles per rental
    • 1,000 miles per rental when booked through sixt.com/singapore-airlines
  • TAP Air Portugal Miles&Go: 500 miles per rental
  • Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus: 500 miles per rental
  • Tunisair Fidelys: 500 miles per rental
  • Turkish Airlines Miles&Smiles: 500 miles per rental
  • Ukraine International Airlines Panorama Club: 500 miles per rental
  • Ural Airlines Wings
    • Blue members earn 300 points per rental
    • Silver members earn 400 points per rental
    • Gold members earn 500 points per rental
  • Virgin Atlantic Flying Club: 500 miles per rental

Benefits are not specified for South African Airways, SunExpress, or WIZZ AIR.

SIXT Hotel Partners

While SIXT has many hotel partners, many of them don’t have any specific benefits that are offered on an ongoing basis.

  • 7Pines Resort Ibiza: Access to Express/Platinum counter at Ibiza airport
  • Best Western Hotels & Resorts: 
    • 1,000 points per rental
    • 2,000 points per SIXT limousine service rental
    • Up to 15% discount on rentals worldwide
    • Best Western Rewards points can be redeemed for car rentals
  • Global Hotel Alliance (GHA):
    • GHA Discovery members receive a Gold SIXT card
    • GHA Discovery Black members receive a Platinum SIXT card
  • Hotel Express International: Discounted prices via sixt.com/hotelexpressinternational
  • Kempinski Hotels: 
    • GHA Discovery members receive a Gold SIXT card
    • GHA Discovery Black members receive a Platinum SIXT card
  • Marriott Bonvoy
    • 750 points per rental
    • 1,000 points per SIXT limousine service rental
    • 3 points per dollar spent with SIXT mydriver
  • Melia Hotels International MeliaRewards: 
    • 1,000 points per rental
    • 1,000 points per SIXT limousine service rental
  • Novasol: 10% discount on SIXT car rental rates
  • Preferred Hotels & Resorts:
    • 5,000 points per rental
    • 10,000 points per SIXT limousine service rental
  • Radisson Rewards:
    • 750 points per rental
    • 750 points per SIXT limousine service rental

Benefits are not specified for 25hours Hotels, B2B Hotels, Bayerischer Hof, CDS Groupe, Design Hotels, Europa Park Theme Park & Resort, Falkensteiner Hotels & Residences, GCH Hotel Group, HRS The Hotel Portal, IntercityHotel, Leading Hotels of the World, Leonardo Hotels, Mandarin Oriental Munich, Motel One, Rocco Forte Hotels, Small Luxury Hotels of the World, Steigenberger Hotels & Resorts, Victor’s Residenz-Hotels, Vienna House Hotels, WiMDU, WorldHotels Collection, or World of Hyatt.

Hot Tip: SIXT doesn’t offer opaque bookings like some other rental agencies. An opaque booking is one in which you don’t know the exact car until after your booking is complete. These tend to be good deals for those that aren’t particular about the type of car they rent.

SIXT Specialty Partners

  • Association of Corporate Travel Executive (ACTE):
    • Up to 15% discount on car rentals using discount code 9820551
    • 10% discount on SIXT’s chauffeured car service using discount code 9820550
  • ADAC: Special rental rates and replacement car in the event of a breakdown
  • American Express: Special offers on rentals and a discount on limousine service
  • ASMALLWORLD: Special conditions when renting through SIXT
  • CharterCheck: 5% discount on online offers that are not already discounted
  • eMove360°: Save 10% off the regular rate
  • Entrepreneurs Organization: Exclusive rates and upgrades
  • FCEM: Exclusive rates
  • German Speakers Association (GSA): Exclusive rates and upgrades
  • Hadassah: Exclusive rates and discounts
  • Hebrew University: 10% discount on rentals
  • International Associate Club: Exclusive rates and upgrades
  • Keren Hayesod: 10% of every rental donated to Keren Hayesod
  • Makkabi: Exclusive corporate rates
  • PartnerPlusBenefit: 4,400 BenefitPoints can be redeemed for a €50 SIXT voucher
  • PINS: 500 PINS per rental

Benefits are not specified for German Films, ITB Business Travel Forum, Jewish Museum Berlin, Koelnmesse, Messe Muenchen, Performance Days, Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards, VdR/VdU, XING, or Young Presidents’ Organization.

SIXT Car Rental
SIXT Rent a Car has over 2,200 locations in more than 105 countries around the world. Image Credit: SIXT

Price Comparisons

Let’s look at how SIXT prices compare to other popular car rental agencies.

For this comparison, we priced out a few different types of cars at different agencies. Here’s what we found:

Type of CarAvisBudgetDollar NationalSIXT
Cheapest available$391.17$251.35$367.03$527.86$193.19
Standard SUV$414.95$416.13$421.09$552.83$209.21

As you can see, SIXT offered the lowest prices by far in these examples! While that’s great news, SIXT might not always offer the lowest price, so it’s good to do some price comparisons each time you need to rent a car.

Final Thoughts

With over 2,200 locations in more than 105 countries, SIXT has a significant footprint across the globe.

If you’re a SIXT Advantage Circle member, you’ll enjoy benefits and perks each time you rent a car. Plus, you’ll enjoy benefits and perks from SIXT’s extensive lists of hotel, airline, and specialty partners.

While SIXT might not be as well known as some other car rental agencies, check them out if you’re looking to save money on your next car rental.


Frequently asked questions

How does SIXT car rental work?

You can rent a car from SIXT either through the website or mobile app. You’ll need a valid driver’s license and a credit or debit card issued in the driver’s name. If you’re using a debit card you’ll also need to show 2 additional forms of proof of address. If you’re renting outside your state of residence with a debit card, you’ll also need to show a return flight or round-trip itinerary.

Can I cancel my SIXT reservation?

You can cancel or change your SIXT reservation up to 1 hour before the start of your reservation. However, if you’ve booked a prepaid rate, you’ll be charged an alteration or cancellation fee.

Does SIXT rent a car have unlimited mileage?

Yes, unlimited mileage comes with most SIXT car rentals worldwide. The only exceptions are the highest category sports and luxury cars.

Katie Seemann

About Katie Seemann

Katie is an Ohio native who caught the travel bug after spending a semester in college in Nottingham, England. In addition to exploring England, she visited Ireland, Scotland and the Netherlands during that time and loved every minute of it (everything except the hostel in Scotland – that’s an experience she doesn’t intend on repeating!) In 2015, Katie discovered the world of points and miles, and since then she’s earned countless points and has an embarrassingly large number of credit cards in her wallet (which she needs a spreadsheet to keep track of!)

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