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York car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in York

  • To make the most of the city and get to see everything, we make it easy and convenient for you to find car hire in York. It’s not a very compact city if you take its suburbs into account, which is another good reason to opt for hiring your own car. Top attractions to visit include the magnificent York Minster cathedral and the city’s medieval walls. Hiring a car will also allow you to visit historic Clifford’s Tower for panoramic views of the city.
  • While York doesn’t have its own airport, York car hire is available at the closest airport that serves the city: Leeds–Bradford Airport, which is roughly 30 miles or a 50-minute drive away. There are plenty of car hire facilities available at the airport, provided by some of the UK’s leading car hire brands, including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Enterprise. The airport has a dedicated on-site car hire centre to the east of the terminal, and you’ll find all the offices and kiosks there. You won’t need to take a shuttle to get there, as it’s just a short walk from the terminal.
  • Once you’ve sorted out your car hire in York, there are a few things to know about driving in the city and its surrounds. Certain districts in the centre of town have driving restrictions at particular times of day, which is the main thing to be aware of. This means you will have to use one of the six Park & Ride areas in the city. You can park here for free, and then take a bus into the city centre. That said, with the exception of these areas, York is one of the most accessible cities in the UK for drivers.
  • Like most other modern urban areas, York can get very congested during rush hours, with the busiest traffic patterns in Yorkshire. These are between 08:00 and 10:00, and again from 16:00 to 19:00. Traffic is normally gridlocked at these times, so we recommend visiting the centre outside of them. The most congested area is the Hopgrove roundabout connecting the A64 to the outer A1237 ring road. It doesn’t snow more than an average of a few days a year, so you won’t have to worry about poor weather conditions.
  • Book your rental car in York at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in York are around 6% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in York

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in York?

    If you’re going to be spending a lot of time in central York, it's a good idea to hire a car that’s light on petrol and easily manoeuvrable in traffic, like a compact model or an economy car. If you prefer, you can hire a sedan, which will give more interior room. An MPV or SUV will also do you well, as long as it’s not too big. However, if you’re not intending to spend much time in the city itself, then you’re free to choose other models, like a larger 4x4, a luxury vehicle or even a convertible in summer when the weather is mild.

  • What’s the speed limit in York?

    Speed limits in York are consistent with those in most parts of the UK, with a 30mph speed limit in the built-up areas, but keep an eye out for specific sections where it is lowered to 20mph, such as near schools. The speed limit increases as you move further from the city centre. On single carriageways you can drive at 60mph, and once you’re on the dual carriageways or motorways, the limit is raised to 70mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in York?

    Parking in the centre of York is free, as long as you use one of the Park & Ride services, but given that you can’t drive into those parts of town, it’s the logical choice. There are over 15 other privately run public car parks that cost anywhere from £4 per day to just under £2 per half-hour.

  • How much is the price of fuel in York?

    The average price of fuel in York is $11.52 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of uel costs between $138 and $184, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in York?

    Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in York.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Leeds/Bradford airport (LBA)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Leeds/Bradford airport include DRIVALIA and Europcar.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Leeds/Bradford airport (LBA)?

    The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Leeds/Bradford airport to off-airport locations is Europcar.

  • How can I find car hires near me in York?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in York?

    An Economy car hire in York costs $88 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in York?

    A Compact car hire in York costs $74 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in York?

    A Full Size car hire in York costs $130 per day, on average.

York car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

3 locations in York

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15 Foss Island Road

+44 1904 623000

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

Leeman Road

+44 1904 658240

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

Monks Cross Dr

+44 190 469 1692

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

We picked up the car in York, England and drove to Edinburgh, Scotland followed by a tour of western Scotland on the way to Inverness. We drove the next day to my great grandmother's home town, Aberlour. We decided to drive to Wales instead of taking the train. Now we are in Wales and will leave tomorrow for SW England. We have grown attached to our little car and wish we could adopt it.

Cons:

NOTHING

1 out of 1

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in York

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Autohorn Fleet Services Ltd

+44 1904 557545

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Wigginton Road

+44 371 384 3458

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
The personal service on pick up and drop off. The gentleman who did the practical hand over was the most helpful I’ve had in years of experience in hiring cars. Cheerful, helpful and just a pleasure.

1 out of 1

Arnold Clark

10.0

Wonderful

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

One location in York

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Unit 7 Great North Way

+44 190 452 9199

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Hertz

7.1

One location in York

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Leeman Road

+44 843 309 3082

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00

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8.0 Very Good

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at the Hertz car rental at York train station were friendly and quick. I was out of the office in less than five minutes. I have nothing but good things to say about the Hertz staff in York.

Cons:

Nothing negative about my experience in York.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Agent Sarah in York was very efficient and helpful. Their service will certainly bring me back to Hertz!

Cons:

Nothing!

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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2 locations in York

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Leeman Road

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York City Office

+44 843 309 3082

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

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National

8.8

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in York

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Leeman Road

+44 1904 658240

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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keddy by Europcar

8.7

Very Good

No reviews available

3 locations in York

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Autohorn Ltd The Engine Works

+44 844 846 0872

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Clear Car Leasing

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York Railway Station

+44 371 384 3458

Monday16:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Tuesday16:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0016:30 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 17:0016:30 - 23:59
Friday16:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Saturday13:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
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Budget

7.5

Good

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2 locations in York

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3/7 Layerthorpe

+44 190 465 3503

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

Leeman Rd 75

+44 190 464 4919

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Dollar

5.1

Fair

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One location in York

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Unit 2 Bentley Park

+44 1904 438844

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30

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Free2Move

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One location in York

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Centurion Park

+44 1904 696600

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
Sunday11:00 - 17:00

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Shouqi

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One location in York

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AUTOHORN LTD Queen Street Adjacent to Long Stay Car Park

+44 371 384 3458

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Sunnycars

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One location in York

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Queen Street

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Thrifty

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One location in York

Locations in York

Unit 2 Bentley Park

+44 1904 438844

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30

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6 travellers who rented a car in York gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

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Most popular car type

Economy

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Pick-up locationYork
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