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Car rental offers in York

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in York.

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Station wagon

Car rental companies in York

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

  • Enterprise

    8.8 (1610)
  • Avis

    8.6 (4911)
  • Alamo

    8.5 (7470)
  • FireFly Car Rental

    8.5 (3298)
  • Arnold Clark Vehicle Rental

    8.5 (1)
  • Europcar

    8.4 (6715)
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  • Hertz

    8.2 (5743)
  • Budget

    8.1 (8488)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.9 (2799)
  • Sixt

    7.8 (2579)
  • National Car Rental

    7.8 (360)
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.8 (3623)

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Location information for York

Car hire in York

Fabulous buildings in the old centre of York are a fitting reminder that the city has a rich history dating from its founding by the Romans in 71 AD. The Gothic Minster Cathedral, atmospheric pubs and charming cafés in the walled centre attract millions of tourists annually. The city is also in a great position for reaching the regional attractions of North Yorkshire so it is best if you book York car hire to get around more freely.

Why visit

As well as the Minster, York's walled precinct is home to majestic portals, including Micklegate Bar, as well as Roman baths and the JORVIK Viking Centre. Outside the walls, the main draws are the National Railway Museum's diverse collections and exhibits and York Racecourse. Besides a busy horse-racing calendar, the city stages around 25 festivals every year, among which are the Roman Festival in June and the Festival of Angels in December.


York is a regional railway hub and its mainline station is on the East Coast route between London and Edinburgh. Major car rental suppliers operate depots in York, but visitors should compare cheap car hire in York with before arrival to hunt for the best deals. In the walled city quarter, it is easier to walk around, as parking is scarce and many streets are either narrow or pedestrian precincts. It takes around one hour to walk along the top of the city walls, and cruises on the River Ouse are also popular.

What to see and do

Due to its prime position on the North Yorkshire road network, the seaside towns of Scarborough and Bridlington are only 30 minutes' drive away. Scarborough's cliff-top castle ruins offer a great vantage point for sea views, and beaches along the coast provide relaxing locations in summer. Using car rental in York, motorists can head up to Whitby, passing through the famous terrain of the North Yorkshire Moors. Inland, the heritage spa town of Harrogate is home to Turkish baths, the famed Betty's Tea Rooms and the Harlow Carr Gardens.

Practical information

  • Currency
    British pound
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
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  • Popular car category

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
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Arnold Clark Vehicle Rental
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • Budget
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Sixt
  • National Car Rental
  • Dollar Rent a Car