Bolton car hires from £22/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Bolton with a pick-up date of 2/4 and drop-off date of 23/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Bolton car hire information

Pick-up locationBolton
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Intermediate, People carrier, Standard
Hire locations14
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesEnterprise Rent-A-Car, Avis

Cheap car hire in Bolton

Economy£22/day
Compact£25/day
Intermediate£64/day
Standard£52/day
People carrier£60/day
Compact SUV£24/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Bolton

  • In the winter months, fog is a common hazard when driving through Bolton and the Greater Manchester area. By law, you must use your headlights when you can't see further than 100 metres in front of you. It is also advisable to use front and rear fog lights when the fog is particularly thick. Consider leaving an extra gap between yourself and the car in front of you. Use your wipers and de-misters as frequently as you need to. Finally, remember to turn your headlights/fog lights off when they're no longer needed.
  • Consider getting an electric cheap car hire in Bolton. Bolton Council wants to encourage the use of electric vehicles in the city, so they have introduced multiple public charging stations. You'll find a number of charging stations in the town centre, such as at Bolton Topp Way (Duke Street) and Bolton Octagon Theatre MSCP. These stations are operated by NCP, which uses the ParkPass app for easy payment. A number of hotels in Bolton, such as Last Drop Village Hotel & Spa and Marriott Park Country Club, have charging stations for guests.
  • If you don't fly into Manchester Airport (MAN) on your way to Bolton, you might take the train to Manchester Piccadilly Station instead. Luckily, many companies offering cheap car hire in Bolton have desks at Piccadilly Station. Hertz and Sixt are located on Level 3 of the long-stay car park. Enterprise has offices on Level 1 of Manchester Piccadilly Gardens, right next to the station. Avis has offices on Store Street, just a few hundred yards from the station exit.
  • After you finalise the itinerary for your trip, make sure you secure a reservation for your car hire in Bolton so you can pick up your vehicle and commence exploring without missing a beat. Leverhulme Park or Queens Park lie within 2 miles of town centre where you can enjoy morning tea before heading out for a lengthy car ride. The coastal resort town of Blackpool has amusements galore and is well worth the 40 mile trek via the M61 and M55 East.
  • Though it lies some 20 miles south-west of Bolton, Manchester Airport is the closest international airport to the town and offers a variety of agencies where you can select a Bolton hire car at affordable rates. National, Europcar and Enterprise are three companies among others from which to choose. A complimentary shuttle bus makes pick-ups from Terminals 1, 2 and 3 every 10min and ferries you to the Car Rental Village where your vehicle awaits.
  • Unless you are familiar with driving around Bolton, it’s recommended that you use a sat nav to make navigation less confusing and avoid running around in circles. Of course, you should always be on the watch for pedestrians and cyclists and avoid bus lanes whenever possible. The ring road encompassing Topp Way/St. Peters Way/A579 and B6205 funnels traffic in and out of the town centre and is liable to be congested during morning/evening rush hour and afternoon lunchtime, so research a couple of alternative routes just in case.
  • Busy thoroughfares like the A575, which runs through the centre of town, should be avoided during the hours of 7:00-9:00 and again at 17:00-20:00 when rush hour congestion is usually at its worst. The 13:00-15:00 period can also be a time of increased vehicular and pedestrian traffic. If you don’t want to get bogged down by football gridlock on Sundays, consider taking the bus or metro to attend Wanderers games at the University of Bolton Stadium.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Bolton for £18 or less
  • Book your car hire in Bolton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini car hire in Bolton are around 76% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Bolton

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

    Economy and compact cars are recommended getting around the tightly packed streets in the town centre and it’s always easier to find parking for them. When travelling with family or a few friends, an intermediate vehicle or passenger van is a more appropriate mode of transport in terms of overall comfort.

  • What’s the speed limit in Bolton?

    The speed limit for travel around the town centre and other heavily populated areas and school zones is 20mph, with limits increasing to 30mph on roads outside restricted areas. You are allowed to drive your Bolton car hire at 50mph on single carriageways such as the B6206, and at 60mph on dual carriageways such as the A579 or A666. The main arteries around Bolton are filled with junctions where speed cameras and CCTV are in effect, so keep an occasional eye on your speedometer while you’re cruising.

  • Where are the best places to park in Bolton?

    In Bolton, you are allowed to park on roads with single yellow lines between the hours of 18:00-20:30 from Monday to Saturday unless otherwise prohibited by street signs and on-street parking is free all day on Sundays. NCP operates the majority of pay parking garages in the downtown area including NCP Bolton Topp Way, NCP Bolton Octagon Theatre and NCP Bolton Blackhorse Street near the Bolton Railway station. NCP locations are open 24/7 and rates start at £3.10 for 2h with special rates for all-day, nights and Sundays.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Bolton?

    On average a car hire in Bolton costs £28 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Bolton?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£22/day) and Avis (£64/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car Unit 16 Pilot Industrial Est BL3 2ND (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Bolton?

    The average price of fuel in Bolton is £5.37 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £64 and £86, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Bolton?

    Mini (Volkswagen up! or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Bolton.

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

    Car hire companies onsite at Manchester airport include DRIVALIA, GREEN MOTION, Sixt, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, keddy by Europcar and Avis.

  • Which car hire companies 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, Sixt, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Europcar, Budget, Hertz, keddy by Europcar, Avis and National.

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

    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 Bolton?

    A Mini car hire in Bolton costs £13 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Bolton costs £18 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Bolton costs £18 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Bolton?

    In Bolton, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Manchester Airport (17 miles from city centre).

  • How much does a car hire in Bolton cost for a week?

    On average a car hire in Bolton costs £197 per week (£28 per day).

  • How much does a car hire in Bolton cost for a month?

    On average a car hire in Bolton costs £846 per month (£28 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when hiring a car in Bolton?

    Most car hire providers in Bolton offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car hire in Bolton, check out KAYAK's car hire insurance guide.

  • What Clean Air Zones are in Bolton?

    There are plans to introduce a Clean Air Zone to the Greater Manchester Area. This would include Bolton and it would mean that certain vehicles may be charged an extra fee. While plans are on hold as of April 2023, if you plan on driving your car to cities like Bath, Birmingham or Bradford, you will need to comply with their clean air zones. Each zone is slightly different, so ask your Bolton car hire company which vehicle is best for your plans.

  • How can I use my phone when driving in Bolton?

    In 2022, laws regarding mobile phone use in cars were made stricter. Now, you are not allowed to use a hand-held device for any reason while driving, even while stopped at red lights etc. The only times you can touch your phone are to make an emergency call or to make a payment with your phone. (Your car must be completely stationary during this time.)

Bolton car hire reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1

Very Good

2 reviews

Locations in Bolton

Unit 16 Pilot Industrial Est

+44 1204 867025

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
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9.6 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Professional and welcoming staff

Cons:

Car was not properly cleaned outside. But this was not an issue as the car I got was really nice.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Bolton

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46 Manchester Road

+44 120 423 8105

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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keddy by Europcar

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

Locations in Bolton

Thynne St, Bolton , Reino Unido

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Budget

7.5

Good

No reviews available

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Orlando Works

+44 1204 329502

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
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Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
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Thynne Street

+44 1204 329502

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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Avis

7.4

Good

No reviews available

Locations in Bolton

Orlando Works

+44 1204 329502

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
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Hertz

7.0

Good

No reviews available

Locations in Bolton

Flex Space Office No 3

+44 1204 238105

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Europcar

6.9

Okay

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Locations in Bolton

Bolton

+44 371 384 3447

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Thrifty

5.6

Fair

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One location in Bolton

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Unit 1b

+44 1204 327226

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

5.3

Fair

No reviews available

Most popular

Locations in Bolton

Mercury Filling Station, Manchester Road, Westhoughton

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FLIZZR

8.0

Very Good

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One location in Bolton

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Daubhill

+44 844 499 3399

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Free2Move

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2 locations in Bolton

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Bridgeman Street

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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Higher Bridge Street

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Friday08:30 - 17:30
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Sunnycars

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One location in Bolton

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Manchester Road

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2 travellers who hired a car in Bolton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

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Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

£28/day

Good deal

£18/day

When to book a car hire in Bolton

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Car hire insurance in Bolton

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Bolton car providers already include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection Waiver into the hire price but not all of them. We recommend being aware of your coverage when hiring a car in Bolton.

Deductible

Keep in mind that car hire insurances often have a deductible clause, which is the amount you’ll have to pay if something happens during the time of your hire. If you want to avoid unwanted surprises, you should consider adding a non-deductible option to your Bolton car hire.