Carlisle car hires from £14/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car hire in Carlisle with a pick-up date of 23/4 and drop-off date of 30/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of hire. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car hire in Carlisle

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Economy£14/day
Compact£16/day
Intermediate£18/day
People carrier£52/day
Full-size SUV£45/day
Mini£19/day
Compact SUV£16/day
Intermediate SUV£25/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Carlisle

  • Although certain hire companies may have a minimum age requirement of 21, those under 25 but over 21 may still be able to hire a car in Carlisle for an additional price agreed upon by the car hire agency. You must also have a valid driver's licence accepted across the UK for car hire in Carlisle; or, if you are visiting from outside the country, you must have a valid driver's licence from your native country. An international driving permit (IDP) is also required if your driver's licence is not in the English language.
  • Carlisle is a city in England filled with plenty of things to see and do for both the locals and visitors touring the place. You can visit some attractions in your Carlisle hire car, including Hadrian's Wall, located roughly 17 miles from the city centre. You can generally reach your destination in less than 30min. With a hire car, you will take a much shorter time to complete the journey between destinations and travel in more comfort. You can also visit many different locations much faster than by other means of public transport when opting for cheap car hire in Carlisle.
  • You may add a variety of extras to your Carlisle car hire agreement, depending on the hire company and vehicle you pick. Most hire vehicle agencies offer several standard options, like GPS navigation units. You can use these GPS navigation devices to easily move about the city. To increase your safety on slick or icy roads, consider upgrading your hire car with snow chains or winter tyres if you visit Carlisle in the winter. If you need extra luggage space, a roof rack is among the extras available; you can ask your car hire company to install it.
  • Take a trip to the north of England and use your Carlisle car hire to explore this border city and beyond. Utilise your car hire in Carlisle to drive around the city and visit harder-to-reach areas, which other transport methods aren’t as convenient for. Take in all the sights of the city, such as Carlisle Cathedral, before driving out to Watchtree Nature Reserve. Around a 20min drive and 8.5 miles from the city centre, you will have much more flexibility for getting here with car hire than alternative modes of transport such as bus or taxi.
  • The closest major airport to Carlisle is Newcastle Airport (NCL), which is about 50 miles away and takes around 1h 15min to reach. Here you will find a range of car hire companies to choose from for your onward journey. Car hire companies such as Avis and Europcar can all be found within the main terminal building in the Arrivals hall. One you’ve got your keys, you will be taken to your car to check it over before you can set off on the rest of your journey. There is only one terminal at this airport, so you will find it easy to locate the car hire kiosks upon arrival.
  • Carlisle is a relatively large city close to the Scottish border. It also isn’t that far from Newcastle, so during peak times roads can get quite busy with visitors and commuters. A popular university city, there will be lots of students during term time, so keep an eye out for pedestrians crossing the road, especially during the evening on Botchergate, which is where the majority of the bars can be located. Cycling is also becoming more popular across the UK, including in Carlisle, so you can expect a significant number of cyclists on the road. Keep an eye out for them with Carlisle car hire, particularly when turning or on roundabouts.
  • Carlisle is a popular town for both its own Roman history and its close proximity to the Scottish border. Throughout the year there will be many tourists driving to the city, so it can get busy. During rush hour (between 08:00 and 09:00, then from 17:00 to 18:00), there is also likely to be an increase in traffic, with many locals heading to work from inside and outside the city. Others will be travelling towards Newcastle for work, which can make Brampton Old Road rather busy during peak times. The city centre can also get busy during the weekends, as tourists travel to see the impressive cathedral and the iconic Old Town Hall. Take this into account when you’re driving with car hire in Carlisle, so that you don’t unnecessarily travel during the busiest time.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Carlisle for £25 or less
  • Book your car hire in Carlisle at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about car hire in Carlisle

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

    You will only need a compact car to explore the city of Carlisle itself. However, if you’re travelling into the countryside towards Scotland, a 4x4 is recommended as it will deal with the off-road surfaces better.

  • What’s the speed limit in Carlisle?

    Carlisle has a mix of speed limits. More residential areas of the city are limited to 20mph, while other parts of the centre are 30mph and Brampton Old Road has a limit of 40mph. There are lots of speed cameras in the UK, and Carlisle is no different, so make sure you stick to the speed limits in place.

  • Where are the best places to park in Carlisle?

    You can park at Viaduct Car Park for £1.20 for 1h, or £3.60 for the entire day. Alternatively, you can park at West Walls Car Park for £1.20 for 1h, or £4.10 for the whole day. Both of these are located in the city centre and within walking distance of the main attractions.

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

    On average a car hire in Carlisle costs £36 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Carlisle?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Routes Car & Truck Rentals (£14/day), keddy by Europcar (£19/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£38/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Routes Car & Truck Rentals Corner Of Junction St, Next To Dixon Chimney, Carlisle null (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Carlisle?

    The average price of fuel in Carlisle is £5.65 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £68 and £90, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Carlisle?

    Compact (Citroen C4 Cactus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Carlisle.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Carlisle Lake District airport (CAX)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Carlisle Lake District airport is keddy by Europcar.

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

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

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

    A Compact car hire in Carlisle costs £41 per day, on average.

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

    In Carlisle, cars are most frequently hired at Avis 99 London Road (1 miles from city centre).

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

    On average a car hire in Carlisle costs £249 per week (£36 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Carlisle costs £1,065 per month (£36 per day).

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

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

  • What are the road trips I can take from Carlisle?

    You can drive to a few road trip destinations when using cheap car hire in Carlisle. Among the destinations you can travel to is Moffat, a location roughly 42 miles from Carlisle town centre. This is a journey that can take around 50min to complete.

  • Which charging stations are available for electric vehicles in Carlisle?

    There are plenty of charging options for those with electric hire cars in Carlisle. These charging stations are evenly distributed across the city for a more efficient charging experience. Popular charging systems include InstaVolt and GeniePoint.

Carlisle car hire reviews and directory

Europcar

9.0

Wonderful

3 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Carlisle

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Corner Of Junction St

+44 371 384 3449

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Junction Street

+44 871 384 3449

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Friendliest pick up EVER

6.0 Okay

May 2022

KAYAK
Forcing you to pay more money on the no claims to stop you getting hit with a big bill if someone else hits your car . Robbery !

1 out of 1

Arnold Clark

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Carlisle

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Wakefield Road Kingstown Ind Est

+44 122 851 7281

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Carlisle

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8 Lancaster Street

+44 843 309 3016

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Carlisle

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10 Church Street

+44 122 859 9877

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 17:00
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127 London Road

+44 1228 594941

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 17:00
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keddy by Europcar

7.6

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Carlisle

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Carlisle airport

+44 371 384 3449

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Corner Of Junction St

+44 371 384 3449

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
Saturday13:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
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Avis

7.4

Good

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99 London Road

+44 1228 590823

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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Budget

7.4

Good

No reviews available

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99 London Road

+44 1228 590823

Monday09:00 - 17:00
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Hertz

6.9

Okay

No reviews available

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Site 8 St Nicolas Ind Est

+44 843 309 3016

Monday09:30 - 16:30
Tuesday09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday09:30 - 16:30
Thursday09:30 - 16:30
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Site 8, St Nicolas Ind. Est

+44 843 309 3016

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Thrifty

5.6

Fair

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18 Millbrook Rd

+44 1228 597300

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

Spellar Way

+44 1228 597300

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday08:30 - 17:30

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

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Cheapest deal

One location in Carlisle

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Corner Of Junction St, Next To Dixon Chimney, Carlisle

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FLIZZR

8.2

Very Good

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3 James St

+44 844 499 3399

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Hire Automotive Group

4.7

Mediocre

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239 Kingstown Rd

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Free2Move

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2 locations in Carlisle

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Grearshill Road

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Parkhouse Road

+44 330 096 0549

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Wednesday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Carlisle

Locations in Carlisle

127 London Road

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Junction Street

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3 travellers who hired a car in Carlisle gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.4

Car hire locations in or near Carlisle

Good to know

Most popular agency

Europcar

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

£36/day

Good deal

£25/day

When to book a car hire in Carlisle

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Car hire insurance in Carlisle

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Carlisle 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 Carlisle.

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 Carlisle car hire.