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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Lancaster

  • The historic city of Lancaster in the northwest of England has plenty to offer and can be conveniently experienced by car. Many car hire companies in Lancaster are located in the city centre, offering close access to attractions such as the 12th-century Lancaster Castle and Williamson Park. However, with car hire in Lancaster you can see more of what the area has to offer by driving out to Warton Old Rectory (9 miles), a ruin of historical importance, or spending a day by the seaside in nearby Morecambe (8 miles).
  • Lancaster is situated less than 50 miles from three major British airports: Liverpool (LPL), 47 miles away, Leeds Bradford (LBA), also 47 miles away, and Manchester (MAN), 49 miles away. For this reason, it’s a great location for hiring a car as you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the area while also having access to numerous international travel options. Car hire companies are located in the Arrivals terminal of all three airports, so picking up your car will be no stress.
  • The first thing new drivers in Lancaster should be made aware of is the large student population in the city. While this adds a vibrant and energetic atmosphere to the surrounding areas, it also means some neighbourhoods have many pedestrians and it is important to be careful. Venture further away from the city, however, and you will enjoy some of the most scenic drives available anywhere in the UK.
  • Lancaster is based in the north of England, meaning that it not only enjoys picturesque scenery but also bitterly cold winters. From October until February, you can expect severe conditions including ice and snow, so be prepared and take your time on tricky roads. As with the rest of the UK, the morning (08:00 to 10:00) and afternoon (17:00 to 19:00) rush hours are when the roads are busiest, so a good idea is to try to avoid planning journeys around these times.
  • Book your rental car in Lancaster at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini rental cars in Lancaster are around 65% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Lancaster

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

    Perfect for a city with plenty of narrow and historic streets, for your Lancaster car hire a compact car is always a good choice. This allows you to freely explore the urban areas of Lancaster as well as further afield. If you are planning on primarily visiting the various natural spots that can be found around Lancashire in general, then a car such as an estate model will allow you to easily navigate those country roads and appreciate England’s unspoiled scenery.

  • What’s the speed limit in Lancaster?

    Most of the roads around Lancaster have a speed limit of 30mph, with this increasing for dual carriageways and then up to the national speed limit for motorways. Many UK cities such as Lancaster are introducing more and more 20mph zones, especially in the city centre, so always pay attention to road signs while driving.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lancaster?

    Lancaster City Council maintains an updated list of car parking locations in and around the city, which is well worth a look at while planning your journey. Be aware that car parks are either classified as short-stay or long-stay. While prices begin at around £1.50 for the first hour in both, they can be quite different if you are planning to park your car for between 12h and 24h.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Lancaster?

    The average price of fuel in Lancaster is ₹ 594 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a petrol tank costs between ₹ 7,126 and ₹ 9,501, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lancaster?

    Mini (Toyota iQ or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lancaster.

  • Which hire car agencies are at Manchester airport (MAN)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Manchester airport include GREEN MOTION, Alamo, Europcar, DRIVALIA, keddy by Europcar and Hertz.

  • Which hire car agencies will pick you up at Manchester airport (MAN)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Manchester airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Alamo, Europcar, keddy by Europcar and Hertz.

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

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

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Lancaster?

    A Mini car hire in Lancaster costs ₹ 2,222 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Lancaster?

    A Compact car rental in Lancaster costs ₹ 2,236 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Lancaster costs ₹ 2,320 per day, on average.

Lancaster car rental reviews and directory

Hertz

8.0

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8.0

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8.0

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4.0

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6.0

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C/o Holiday Inn, Caton Road

+44 1524 482482

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00

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Firefly

9.6

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2 locations in Lancaster

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Caton Road

+44 152 448 2482

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00

Lancaster City Office

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keddy by Europcar

8.7

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Unit 3 Freightway- White Lund Ind Estate

+44 871 384 3469

Monday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Thursday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 18:0013:30 - 23:59
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Budget

7.5

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Caton Road

+44 152 484 1701

Monday10:00 - 13:00
Tuesday10:00 - 13:00
Wednesday10:00 - 13:00
Thursday10:00 - 13:00
Friday10:00 - 13:00

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Avis

7.4

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Caton Road

+44 152 484 1701

Monday10:00 - 13:00
Tuesday10:00 - 13:00
Wednesday10:00 - 13:00
Thursday10:00 - 13:00
Friday10:00 - 13:00

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Europcar

7.3

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Unit 3 Freightway

+44 371 384 3469

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Unit 3, Freightway

+44 371 384 3469

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

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Sunnycars

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Caton road

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Northgate

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Free2Move

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Middlegate

+44 1524 64949

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

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