Derby car hire

Derby car hire

Search hundreds of hire car sites at once for hire car deals in Derby

Derby, ENG, United Kingdom
5 Aug — 12 Aug
Same drop-off
Derby, ENG, United Kingdom
Thu 5/8
Noon
Thu 12/8
Noon
Driver's age:

Derby car hire information

Pick-up locationDerby
Car typesCompact, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Luxury, Mini, People carrier, Premium, Premium estate car, Standard, Standard estate car, Supplier choice
Hire locations15
Airport locations3
Popular agenciesEuropcar, keddy by Europcar, Enterprise

Cheap car hire in Derby

£34/dayEconomy
£41/dayCompact
£45/dayIntermediate
£50/dayStandard
£87/dayPeople carrier
£32/dayMini
£89/dayPremium
£103/dayLuxury
£48/dayIntermediate SUV
£48/daySupplier choice
£73/dayStandard estate car
£98/dayPremium estate car
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Derby car hire reviews and directory

From £21/dayRated no. 1
Budget
Best rated
8 Excellent (1 review)
2 locations in Derby
Budget
Locations in Derby
Building 9030/31+44 344 544 6143
East Midlands Airport+44 344 544 6005
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
  • 8
Recent reviews
8.0 Excellent29 May 2019
Pros: Staff were very friendly.
From £25/day
Enterprise
2 locations in Derby
Enterprise
Locations in Derby
1 Royal Scot Road+44 1332 202900
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Beaufort Court+44 1332 383900
Monday08:00 - 16:00
Tuesday08:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
Recent reviews
From £13/day
Europcar
2 locations in Derby
Europcar
Locations in Derby
Arrivals Hall+44 371 384 0293
Unit 1A Cranmer Road+44 371 384 5911
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
2 locations in Derby
Sunnycars
Locations in Derby
Cranmer Road Unit 1A
Kempton Park Close
Recent reviews
From £10/day
Firefly
Cheapest deal
1 location in Derby
Firefly
Locations in Derby
Kempton Park Close+44 843 309 3021
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Recent reviews
From £10/day
GREEN MOTION
Most popular
1 location in Derby
GREEN MOTION
Locations in Derby
Hilton Hotel, Main Lobby, Junction 24, M1+44 116 243 7676
Recent reviews
From £20/day
Hertz
1 location in Derby
Hertz
Locations in Derby
Kempton Park Close+44 843 309 3021
Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00
Saturday09:30 - 12:30
Recent reviews
From £12/day
keddy by Europcar
1 location in Derby
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Derby
Unit 1A Cranmer Road- West Meadows Ind Estate+44 371 384 5911
Recent reviews
From £21/day
Sixt
1 location in Derby
Sixt
Locations in Derby
1-2 Ascot Drive+44-8444993399
Recent reviews
Thrifty
1 location in Derby
Thrifty
Locations in Derby
Unit C Mansfield Rd Railway Ho+44 1332 291148
Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Recent reviews
One traveller who hired a car in Derby gave the car agency they used an average rating of 8.0

Car hire locations in or near Derby

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£19/day

Good deal

£13/day

When to book a car hire in Derby

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Derby

  • Car hire in Derby will allow you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city and surrounding Derbyshire without having to rely on third-party operators like taxis and the local public transport system. You can plan each day’s itinerary at your own pace and simply drive everywhere whenever you want. Given that freedom, places that deserve a visit include Derby Cathedral, Pickford’s House Museum and the Derby Museum and Art Gallery. If you take about a 2.5-mile drive out of town, you’ll find Markeaton Park, known for the many activities that happen in its formal gardens and orangery, especially for children.
  • If you’re flying to Derby, you’ll land at East Midlands Airport. Here you can pick up your Derby car hire very conveniently, whether your booking through KAYAK is for Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar or another company. Their kiosks are all located inside the terminal building, on the western side. You’ll then be shown to the short-stay parking area just outside the terminal, where you’ll be able to get into your hire car and drive the roughly 15-mile route to Derby itself.
  • One of the biggest things to be aware of when driving in and around Derby is that it can snow quite a bit in winter. The local council issues snow warnings when the roads are likely to be affected, so keep an ear or eye out for those. You can also use Derbyshire county’s live road condition cameras, which you’ll find on the county’s official website. Most of the roads are gritted once the conditions warrant it, so this will help you if you’re not used to driving in snowy conditions. Make sure that you watch out for other cars in this kind of weather as well.
  • Rush hour in Derby is limited to the city centre and the various motorways that feed the city. In the latter case, stay clear of the M1 Southbound at the J23 intersection. Another particularly congested road is the A52 Westbound, where it meets the A6514. Lastly, during rush hours, which are between 08:00 and 09:00 in the morning and from around 16:00 till 17:30, try to avoid the A50. The traffic ebbs and flows, but the road can be challenging to cross or turn on to during busy times.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Derby for £13 or less
  • Book your car hire in Derby at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport car hire locations in Derby are around 41% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Economy car hires in Derby are around 60% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Derby

  • Some car hire companies in Derby which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Alamo and Hertz

  • On average a hire car in Derby costs £19 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£25/day), Enterprise (£46/day) and Europcar (£63/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar Unit 1A Cranmer Road- West Meadows Ind Estate DE216JL (1 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Derby is £4.99 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £60 and £80, depending on the car size.

  • Economy (Opel Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Derby.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Manchester airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Avis, Enterprise, Hertz, Alamo and Dollar.

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

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

  • A Economy car hire in Derby costs £18 per day, on average.

  • A Premium car hire in Derby costs £20 per day, on average.

  • A Compact car hire in Derby costs £22 per day, on average.

  • In Derby, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Hilton Hotel, Main Lobby, Junction 24, M1 (9 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Derby costs £134 per week (£19 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Derby costs £574 per month (£19 per day).

  • Once again, it’s the snow that you’ll have to bear in mind most when booking car hire in Derby. Make sure you hire a vehicle with high-traction tyres if you’re visiting in winter. An MPV or SUV will do you nicely, and a 4x4 will be even better. However, if you stick to the many gritted roads throughout the city, you’ll have no problem in a decent sedan, or even one of the smaller ones. Outside those times of the year you can expand your choice, but just be aware that you may have to deal with potholes caused by the snowy winter conditions.

  • Speed limits are pretty strictly enforced in Derby, and they’re well signposted so you won’t be able to claim that you weren’t aware of them. In the centre of town and residential areas, don’t go faster than 30mph. On the single-carriageway arterials like the A50, you can travel up to 60mph.

  • You’ll be pleased to hear that the average petrol price in Derby is on the lowish side, at around £1.16 per litre. Look for the petrol stations that offer better prices, like Jet on Stores Road and Murco on Dairyhouse Road. If you’re not too concerned about a few pence per litre, there are plenty of Esso and Texaco petrol stations, such as those on Nottingham Road and Wordsworth Avenue.

  • The centre of Derby operates on a pay-and-display basis. These restrictions are in place between 08:00 and 18:00, which means that you can park for free on any of the streets at night. You will also only be able to park for 2h at a time in the town centre. Recommended parking areas include Willow Row, Stuart Street and Wardwick.