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Car hire Leicester

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Car hire Leicester

CompareCarHire.co.uk Leicester 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 Leicester

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

  • Enterprise

    9 (1605)
  • Avis

    8.6 (4842)
  • Alamo

    8.5 (7436)
  • FireFly Car Rental

    8.5 (3266)
  • Hertz

    8.1 (5661)
  • Budget

    8.1 (8456)
  • Europcar

    8 (6678)
  • Sixt

    7.8 (2550)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.8 (2779)
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.8 (3605)
  • Green Motion

    6.6 (1559)

Location information for Leicester

Car hire in Leicester

The largest city in the East Midlands, Leicester is a cosmopolitan metropolis and a favourite destination among nature lovers, history buffs and city dwellers alike. The M1 motorway skirts the city, making it easy to discover the centre and the rest of Leicestershire by self-drive, and most big international car rental companies have depots here. Compare cheap car hire in Leicester with us today to snatch the best deals.

Why to visit

Leicestershire has always been known for its fantastic outdoor activities, and Leicester is the best place to use as a base. It is one of the country's oldest cities and, along with its great historic sites, it is also an upbeat and vibrant modern hangout. The locals are extremely friendly and, as the population is extremely diverse, it is a comfortable place for anyone wishing to do a self-drive tour.

Transport

East Midlands Airport is the main gateway to the entire region and is only a 30-minutes drive away. While most people get around by bus or bicycle, the most comfortable way to explore beyond the city centre and parks is with car rental in Leicester. This way, tourists will be able to enjoy the Art Deco buildings in Loughborough, take in the views from Burrough Hill or feast on pork pies and Stilton cheese in Melton Mowbray.

What to see and do

By arranging Leicester car hire, visitors can easily make the trip east to Rutland Water. This reservoir is a popular spot for fishing, canoeing, sailing and picnicking. Driving one hour north into the countryside will lead tourists to the famous royal hunting ground Sherwood Forest, while heading northwest will take them to the impressive Peak District National Park. Those searching for an entertaining night out will find Birmingham is just 25 miles west of the city centre.

Practical information

  • Currency
    British pound
  • Driving direction
    Left
  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
  • Language
    English
  • Popular car category
    economy
  • Popular rental companies
    Europcar

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 CompareCarHire.co.uk 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 CompareCarHire.co.uk? at this location
  • Enterprise
  • Avis
  • Alamo
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Hertz
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Sixt
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Green Motion
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