Leicester car rentals

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Leicester, ENG, United Kingdom
19 Jun — 26 Jun
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Leicester car rental information

Pick-up locationLeicester
Rental locations22

Leicester car hire reviews and directory

Rated no. 1
Sixt
Best rated
10 Excellent (2 reviews)
2 locations in Leicester
Sixt
Locations in Leicester
145 Humberstone Road+44 20 7018 8246
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 16:00
17 King Street+44-8444993399
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Recent reviews
10.0 Excellent17 Jun 2017
ExcellentPros: Very helpful stafgCons: Nothing
Rated no. 2
Enterprise
8.4 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Leicester
Enterprise
Locations in Leicester
248 Loughborough Road+44 116 268 2111
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
29 Lutterworth Road+44 116 244 0808
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Recent reviews
8.4 Excellent10 Jul 2016
Pros: Quick and efficientCons: The car I had reserved for unavailable
keddy by Europcar
3 locations in Leicester
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Leicester
33 St Matthews Way+44 371 384 0294
James House+44 116 204 5066
Leicester City Football Club Filbert Way+44 371 384 1139
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
3 locations in Leicester
Sunnycars
Locations in Leicester
33 St Matthews Way
Dysart Way
Meet & Greet
Recent reviews
Europcar
2 locations in Leicester
Europcar
Locations in Leicester
33 St Matthews Way+44 371 384 0294
James House+44 116 204 5066
Recent reviews
GREEN MOTION
2 locations in Leicester
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Leicester
Green Motion Leicester North 291B Melton Road+44 116 296 5088
St Nicholas Circle
Recent reviews
Budget
1 location in Leicester
Budget
Locations in Leicester
1 Samuel Street+44 344 544 3979
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Recent reviews
Firefly
1 location in Leicester
Firefly
Locations in Leicester
Dysart Way, Oakstead Garages+44 843 309 3040
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Recent reviews
Hertz
1 location in Leicester
Hertz
Locations in Leicester
Oakstead Garages+44 843 309 3040
Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:30 - 12:30
Recent reviews
Thrifty
1 location in Leicester
Thrifty
Locations in Leicester
1 Byron St+44 116 262 0444
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Recent reviews
3 travellers who rented a car in Leicester gave the car agency they used an average rating of 9.5

Car rental locations in or near Leicester

Good to know

Most popular car type

Compact

When to book a rental car in Leicester

Average daily price per month
Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for hiring a car in Leicester

  • Visit the National Space Centre, explore the inner town of Leicester, or venture out into the English countryside – with your own hire car there are no limits during your time in the UK. Leicester is an old university city with many fascinating sights and a scenic surrounding countryside which is just waiting to be explored, so rent your own four wheels and make the most of your trip.
  • The closest airport to Leicester is East Midlands Airport, about 19 miles from Leicester’s center. The airport is host to various onsite car hire agencies which are located in the main terminal building. Pick up a car directly from there and head towards Leicester on the M1 to reach the city in about half an hour, depending on your ultimate destination.
  • People who come from countries where you drive on the right side may be confused at first in Leicester. The steering wheel in the UK is on the right and it is advised to rent a GPS system with the hire car, as navigating on the “wrong” (left) side of the road becomes easier. Remember to enter roundabouts clockwise and pay extra attention at intersections.
  • The old inner town of Leicester features narrower roads and during rush hour it can be challenging for first-time visitors to navigate through the roads. Rush hour usually occurs in the city between 7 and 9 in the morning and 5 to 8 in the evening, during which streets can get clogged up with commuters, so try to avoid peak times for a more pleasant experience.
  • Book your rental car in Leicester at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Leicester are around 6% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Leicester

  • The average price of fuel in Leicester is $9.71 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $117 and $155, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Leicester.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Birmingham airport include GREEN MOTION and Europcar.

  • Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Birmingham airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION and Europcar.

  • Take a look at our extensive car rental location map to find the best rental cars near you.

  • A Compact car rental in Leicester costs $26 per day, on average.

  • A Mini car rental in Leicester costs $25 per day, on average.

  • Especially drivers who are not used to driving on the left side of the road may want to choose a smaller car to be able to maneuver more easily. Additionally, a compact car requires less gas, and petrol is pretty expensive in the UK when compared to the US.

  • Unlike most European countries, miles are used for posting the speed limit in the UK. Around schools and highly pedestrian zones, 20 mph is permitted, while 30 mph is the limit for the rest of the city. Country roads allow between 60 and 70 mph, while freeways (called motorways in England and marked with an “M”) permit up to 70 mph.

  • Expect to pay around £1.20 for a liter of petrol during your stay in Leicester ($1.53 USD per liter, which means $6.12 USD per gallon). Paying is possible with cash or card, but bear in mind that, if paying with card at the machine, a 4-digit pin for verification may be required.

  • There are various parking facilities available in Leicester, including city council garages and lots, such as in Victoria Park, on Dover Street, or in Phoenix Square. Rates are around £1 ($1.28) per hour in the city center and per two or three hours further out of town. Metered on-street parking is also an option, with prices around £3 ($3.84) per two hours.