Chester car hires from £16/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 Chester with a pick-up date of 11/3 and drop-off date of 17/3. 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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Cheap car hire in Chester

Vauxhall Corsa car
Vauxhall Corsa
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
M
£17Total
Ford Focus car
Ford Focus
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
M
£18Total
Kia XCeed car
Kia XCeed
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
M
£27Total
Ford Galaxy car
Ford Galaxy
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
M
£68Total
Volvo XC60 car
Volvo XC60
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
M
£48Total
Citroen C1 car
Citroen C1
or similar SMALL
2
2
2/4
M
£16Total
Class Compact SUV car
Class Compact SUV
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
M
£19Total
Kia Sportage car
Kia Sportage
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
£28Total
Volkswagen Tiguan car
Volkswagen Tiguan
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
£62Total
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Chester

  • Chester is an excellent starting point for many scenic drives between other UK towns and cities. For example, if you drive from Chester to York, you can travel through the picturesque nature of the Peak District as well as stop off in cities like Stoke-on-Trent and Bakewell. You can also easily take day trips to historic estates like Dunham Massey or Quarry Bank Mill, both of which are a little under an hour away by car. Having a car also makes it very easy to travel to nearby cities like Liverpool and Manchester, giving you lots of flexibility for the duration of your holiday.
  • Although many travellers looking to book cheap car hire in Chester will be arriving at Manchester Airport (MAN), some may choose to travel to Chester by train instead. In these cases, you will arrive at Chester Railway Station, close to the centre of town. There are a few car hire companies that operate around the train station, including Europcar, Avis and Budget. You may also choose to travel from Manchester Airport to Chester by train and then head to your Chester car hire company at the station. It can be a good idea to check the differences between the providers at each location, as you may find a better deal or a vehicle type you prefer at one over the other.
  • If you're looking for the lowest traffic levels in Chester, check the race schedule. Chester Racecourses has attracted 330,000 visitors each year in the past, so you'll find the roads busier and parking spots harder to find during these times; plus, it can be harder to find cheap car hire in Chester. In particular, the May Festival is the racecourse's premier event, so unless you're travelling for the festival, you might want to avoid those dates.
  • There is no better way to explore a city than at your own pace, giving you the freedom to explore when and where you want to. Car hire in Chester allows you to see all that the city has to offer and makes visiting the beautiful Cheshire countryside that bit easier. You can get to sites such as Chester Zoo, which is 3.5 miles away from the centre of Chester, in around 10min, which makes hiring a car more convenient than alternative modes of transport such as a bus.
  • One of the largest international airports close to Chester is Manchester Airport (MAN), situated about 33 miles from the city centre and approximately a 40min drive away. There are many rental companies at the airport to choose from, including Enterprise, Hertz and Europcar, which can all be found at Manchester Airport Car Rental Village. There is a free shuttle bus you can catch that leaves every 10min from each terminal, just follow the signs to the bus stop upon arrival.
  • Chester is a relatively small city, which is easy to navigate around, especially if you add a sat nav to your Chester car hire to ensure you don’t get lost. Keep an eye out for cyclists though, as bicycles are becoming a more and more common mode of transport across the UK, especially in smaller cities like Chester. Make sure you pay attention when turning, as cyclists often wind in between traffic when it’s congested.
  • Like most cities, driving at rush hour will be busier and therefore slower for you. Due to the compact size of Chester, during peak travel periods (weekdays between 17:00 and 18:00) you may find it will take you longer to get to your destination. The ring road in Chester is particularly affected by increased traffic. Weekends are busy in Chester, as it is a popular tourist city due to its medieval wall and buildings. Chester Racecourse also draws in crowds of racing fanatics throughout the racing season, which will inevitably make the city that much busier. There is also a significant chance of bad weather during winter months, with heavy rainfall and snow a common occurrence, which can cause havoc on the roads.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Chester for £19 or less
  • Book your car hire in Chester at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Chester are around -26% cheaper than other car types, on average

Chester car hire experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travellers who hired a car in Chester 
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Android auto from mobile worked well when connected to vehicle USB
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Make sure you know opening hours. And make sure it’s the Local Chester office on Bumpers Lane and not one of the nearby airports.

FAQs about car hire in Chester

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

    Chester is a relatively compact city with lots of tourism throughout the year, so it would be advised that you choose a small car for your car hire in Chester. A smaller car will also help you find parking spots which other, larger cars might not be able to fit into.

  • What’s the speed limit in Chester?

    When driving through residential zones in Chester, you must keep to the 20mph speed limit which has been put in place. In the city centre, there are areas, however, where the speed limit is still 30mph. Although, due to the nature of the roads, it may be hard to drive this fast. Leaving Chester to drive to Manchester, there are motorways, such as the M56, which have the national speed limit of 70mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Chester?

    Parking at Chester Racecourse is always a popular option because, from just £4, you can park for the entire day close to the city centre. Other great places to park include NCP Car Park on Pepper Street or Cuppin Street Car Park, both of which are only a short walk from the centre of the city, albeit a little more expensive, starting at £6 for 2h.

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

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

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Chester?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£16/day), Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£28/day) and Avis (£33/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar 15 Bumpers Lane CH1 4LT (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Chester?

    The average price of fuel in Chester is £5.38 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 Chester?

    Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Chester.

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

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

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

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

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Chester?

    A Standard car hire in Chester costs £65 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Chester costs £29 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Chester costs £33 per day, on average.

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

    In Chester, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Green Motion Liverpool Airport Store First Building 35-41 Estuary Banks (11 miles from city centre).

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

    On average a car hire in Chester costs £171 per week (£24 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Chester costs £731 per month (£24 per day).

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

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

  • What options are there for electric vehicle charging stations in Chester?

    There are a few charging stations in Chester, so you can consider getting an electric vehicle for your hire car in Chester. Chester Zoo is one location that offers charging stations; they have over 20 charging points and charge by kw/h. You can check up-to-date prices using the Pod Point app.

  • When will I need winter tyres for my hire car in Chester?

    Although the UK doesn't currently mandate winter tyres during severe weather, Chester can get hit by snow quite often throughout the winter months, so winter tyres can be very useful. If you are travelling in winter, stay up to date with weather forecasts, as Chester can occasionally be hit by snowstorms severe enough that driving is inadvisable.

Chester car hire reviews and directory

Europcar

8.6

Very Good

3 reviews
Most popular

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Chester

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Locations in Chester

15 Bumpers Lane

+44 1244 588541

Monday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Wednesday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Thursday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Friday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Saturday13:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Sunday

15 Bumpers Lane

+44 371 384 3450

Opening times not available

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8.0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Car great, pickup easy. Not possible to call provided Europcar UK numbers with roaming mobile. No drop off instructions. No way to contact Europcar and advise fault with vehicle.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Staff at pickup location in Chester were very helpful and easy to work with. Drop off at Heathrow was easy. Staff there also very helpful.

8.0 Very Good

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Pick up in Chester was really good, staff at Chester office polite and efficient. Europacar did explain car was older than normal due to issues getting new cars built / delivered. Car was ok but although recently cleaned was still dirty with ingrained marks / dirt in seats and carpets.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

2 locations in Chester

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7 Abbots Mead, Parkgate Road

+44 843 309 3019

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

Hawarden

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Chester

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Unit 1 Bumpers Lane

+44 1244 399393

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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keddy by Europcar

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

3 locations in Chester

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Locations in Chester

15 Bumpers Lane

Opening times not available

Airbus (uk) Broughton

+44 124 452 4025

Opening times not available

City Road- Meeting Point: Outside City Rd Exit

+44 124 458 8503

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Avis

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Chester

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128 Brook Street

Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00

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Budget

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Chester

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128 Brook Street

+44 1244 318286

Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00

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Thrifty

5.6

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Chester

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21 Bumpers Lane

+44 1244 374600

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

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Easirent

4.8

Mediocre

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

One location in Chester

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Hawarden

Opening times not available

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Chester

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Locations in Chester

15 Bumpers Lane, Chester, England

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Chester

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Locations in Chester

15 Bumpers Lane

Opening times not available

Unit 1 Bumpers Lane

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Free2Move

No score available yet

One location in Chester

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302 Sealand Road

+44 1244 391240

Monday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Wednesday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Friday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Saturday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00

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3 travellers who hired a car in Chester gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

Car hire locations in or near Chester

Good to know

Most popular agency

DRIVALIA

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

£28/day

Good deal

£21/day

When to book a car hire in Chester

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Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Car hire insurance in Chester

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Chester 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 Chester.

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 Chester car hire.