Derby car hires from £12/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 Derby with a pick-up date of 18/4 and drop-off date of 25/4. 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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Derby car hire information

Pick-up locationDerby
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van, People carrier
Hire locations20
Airport locations4
Popular agenciesGREEN MOTION , Europcar, Budget

Cheap car hire in Derby

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Economy£13/day
Compact£12/day
Intermediate£38/day
People carrier£37/day
Mini£12/day
Passenger van£66/day
Compact SUV£16/day
Intermediate SUV£22/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Derby

  • Derby is a great place to have your own car when on holiday or taking a business trip. Meandering around the city or putting your foot down on the pedal on a highway is best done when you feel complete control behind the wheel. So why not spring for a little something extra and hire a luxury vehicle for your Derby car hire? The power, slick driving experience, and elegant interiors are only outdone by the impression your vehicle will leave behind. Note that only over 25s can hire luxury cars.
  • With a cheap car hire in Derby you will notice that most car hire companies default to manual transmission on their rentals and they still make up the majority of the cars on the road. While they are great for steep inclines and fuel-efficiency, they are not for everyone. If you would feel more comfortable behind the wheel of an automatic vehicle, you should be able to find one easily enough, but note that they do tend to be reserved faster as there are fewer of them. They may even be a bit pricier too.
  • While Derby isn’t the biggest of English cities, it is still large enough to not want to get lost and waste time and fuel finding your way around. Save the hassle and hire a GPS with your cheap car hire in Derby booking and instantly find your way around with simple navigation. The tool also provides info such as shortest routes and can help you avoid congestion. For a small fee you can rent one from all car hire companies.
  • 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 £25 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 23% more expensive than airport locations on average
  • Mini car hire in Derby are around 82% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Derby

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

    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.

  • What’s the speed limit in Derby?

    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.

  • Where are the best places to park in Derby?

    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.

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

    On average a car hire in Derby costs £32 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Derby?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at GREEN MOTION (£12/day), Europcar (£22/day) and Budget (£28/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at GREEN MOTION Hilton Hotel, Main Lobby, Junction 24, M1 DE74 2YW (9 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Derby?

    The average price of fuel in Derby is £5.46 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £65 and £87, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Derby?

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

  • 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, Hertz, Europcar, 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, Hertz, Europcar, Budget, keddy by Europcar, Avis and Dollar.

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

    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 Derby?

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

  • How much does a Full Size car hire cost in Derby?

    A Full Size car hire in Derby costs £56 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Luxury car hire cost in Derby?

    A Luxury car hire in Derby costs £128 per day, on average.

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

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

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

    On average a car hire in Derby costs £226 per week (£32 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Derby costs £970 per month (£32 per day).

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

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

  • What is the best way to save on fuel in Derby?

    Car hire should be economical. Make note of your itinerary in Derby and how much time you will be behind the wheel. If it is not significant enough for a full tank, make sure you don’t opt for the full tank policy, as you won’t get a refund on unused fuel. Instead, ask for the full-to-full policy as this lets you only replace what fuel you used in the car before you return it.

  • Can I hire a car seat for my child in Derby?

    When driving in the UK you will notice the car seat rules for children are very strict. Children need to be strapped into car seats in the back of the car. Babies under 9 kg will need backwards-facing car seats. Babies under 18 kgs will need front-facing car seats and toddlers and children under 135 cm will need a booster seat. Don’t panic if you don’t have one, your car hire company can rent one out for a daily fee and install it in the vehicle for you.

Derby car hire reviews and directory

GREEN MOTION

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Derby

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Hilton Hotel, Main Lobby, Junction 24, M1

+44 116 243 7676

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Sept 2023

KAYAK
Easy to communicate with the agent, was able to easily add another day to the rental. Was the cheapest price after looking through other rental companies. Car had no issues, was comfortable and easy to drive, clean and well kept.

1 out of 1

Budget

8.0

Very Good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Derby

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Building 9030/31

+44 344 544 6143

Opening times not available

East Midlands Airport

+44 344 544 6005

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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8.0 Very Good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were very friendly.

1 out of 1

Europcar

7.3

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Derby

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Car Hire Returns

+44 371 384 0293

Opening times not available

Unit 1A Cranmer Road

+44 371 384 5911

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4.0 Mediocre

May 2023

KAYAK
Staff was friendly and helpful, but the charge was almost twice what was shown on Kayak

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
People were very friendly and organized. Car was great and exactly what we requested.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
Friendly and helpful staff

2.0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
We booked the car on kayak travelled to the derby depot to collect by bus then taxi filled in all the form to be told they don't accept that order on the confirmation email if we want that car they want a deposit of £18000 😳 or funny enough we can rebook at twice the quoted price there and then my advice don't book eurocar and uo out of pocket by £50 to get there for nothing end up using enterprise at a better price

1 out of 2

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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One location in Derby

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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 - 14:00

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Derby

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1 Royal Scot Road

+44 1332 202900

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

Beaufort Court

+44 1332 383900

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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keddy by Europcar

7.6

Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

One location in Derby

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Unit 1A Cranmer Road- West Meadows Ind Estate

+44 371 384 5911

Monday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Tuesday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Wednesday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Saturday08:00 - 18:0013:30 - 23:59
Sunday

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Sixt

7.3

Good

No reviews available

One location in Derby

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1-2 Ascot Drive

+44-8444993399

Opening times not available

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Hertz

6.9

Okay

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Kempton Park Close

+44 843 309 3021

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:30 - 12:30

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Thrifty

5.6

Fair

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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

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

No reviews available

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Unit 1a Cranmer Road, West Meadows Ind Estate

Opening times not available

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Free2Move

No score available yet

3 locations in Derby

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Pentagon Island

+44 1332 362661

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
Friday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00

Sir Frank Whittle Way

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
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Friday09:00 - 14:00

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Monday09:00 - 14:00
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Move Mee

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Hilton Hotel, Main Lobby

+44 1332 220770

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Sunnycars

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One location in Derby

Locations in Derby

Cranmer Road Unit 1A

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

Car hire locations in or near Derby

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Mini

Average price

£32/day

Good deal

£25/day

When to book a car hire in Derby

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Car hire insurance in Derby

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Derby 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 Derby.

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 Derby car hire.