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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.
Renting a car through SIXT is an easy process, requiring only a few steps.
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.
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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.
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:
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:
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:
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:
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@example.com and check out our guide to car rental company elite status matches for all of the details.
SIXT has a long list of airline, hotel, and specialty partners.
Benefits are not specified for South African Airways, SunExpress, or WIZZ AIR.
While SIXT has many hotel partners, many of them don’t have any specific benefits that are offered on an ongoing basis.
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.
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.
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 Car
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.
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.
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.
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.
Yes, unlimited mileage comes with most SIXT car rentals worldwide. The only exceptions are the highest category sports and luxury cars.
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