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Car hire Carlisle

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Car hire Carlisle Carlisle is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Car rental companies in Carlisle

Below are the car rental companies in Carlisle with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Enterprise

    9 (1606)
  • Avis

    8.6 (4864)
  • Alamo

    8.5 (7456)
  • Arnold Clark Vehicle Rental

    8.5 (1)
  • FireFly Car Rental

    8.5 (3274)
  • Hertz

    8.2 (5686)
  • Budget

    8.1 (8462)
  • Europcar

    8.1 (6691)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.9 (2783)
  • Sixt

    7.8 (2565)
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.8 (3609)

Location information for Carlisle


Located 10 miles from the Scottish border, Carlisle was also once a fortress city. It is a quaint town that you will surely fall in love with once you see it. The town was built when a Cathedral was erected on the site many years ago. At its center, you'll find red sandstone buildings and Carlisle castle, which was built by the Normans (see image above). On the opposite side of the road is a Friary that was built during the 16th century.

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Book cheap car hire in Carlisle here with, just fill in your details above and let us compare quotes from over forty leading car hire suppliers. It will give you the freedom to see not only Carlisle but also it's surrounds.

Carlisle car hire suppliers are located throughout the city, including Europcar, Enterprise, Hertz, Avis, Thrifty, Alamo and many more for you to choose from.

Things To Do

Travel a few miles northeast of Carlisle and you will reach the beautiful Kielder Forest Park with stunning lakes and wildlife to enjoy. To the west of Carlisle is the coastline to the Irish Sea with many beaches and cliff walks for those who like the outdoors. Getting to these areas outside of Carlisle will be far cheaper if you book car rental in Carlisle than if you were to rely on public transport.

South of Carlisle you will come across the Lake District National Park, great for walking and bird watching.

Other Attractions Edwin Talbot & Co Picture Framers & Art Gallery Walby Farm Park Crown Gallery Kings Own Royal Border Regiment Museum Nearby Hotels The Crown & Mitre Hotel Premier Inn Angus Hotel Travelodge Hotel Cumbria Park Hotel Dalston Hall Hotel The County Hotel

Practical information

  • Currency
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  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
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What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by at this location?
  • Enterprise
  • Avis
  • Alamo
  • Arnold Clark Vehicle Rental
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Hertz
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Sixt
  • Dollar Rent a Car
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