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Lancaster car hires from £29/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 Lancaster with a pick-up date of 20/7 and drop-off date of 3/8. 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 Lancaster

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Economy£35/day
Compact£29/day
Intermediate£38/day
Premium£51/day
Luxury£40/day
Convertible£42/day
Premium SUV£127/day
Compact SUV£40/day
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Lancaster

  • Driving a Lancaster car hire in a new area can be overwhelming, especially if you do not know the crucial and main roads in that place. Some of the most important roads for getting around Lancaster include Route 30, Route 222 and Route 283. Route 30 is a major east-west highway that runs through Lancaster and connects to other major cities in the region. Route 222 is a north-south highway that connects to other cities in Lancaster County. Route 283 is an east-west highway that provides access to the Harrisburg area. It is advantageous to keep these roads in mind as that will ease movement around Lancaster.
  • There are restricted roads that you need to be aware of while driving a cheap car hire in Lancaster. For example, Queen Street is a pedestrian-only zone in the downtown area of Lancaster. To navigate around this area, you can use parallel streets like North Duke Street or North Prince Street. Another restricted road is Duke Street, which has weight and size restrictions for vehicles, so it's important to check the signage before driving on it. If you have a large vehicle, you may need to use an alternative route like Harrisburg Pike or Fruitville Pike.
  • For those travelling with children in a Lancaster car hire, it's recommended that children use a seat that is appropriate for their age, height and weight. These should have proper restraint and be correctly installed, in the rear of the vehicle, until around age 13, due to the risks of airbag injury. Children from birth up to 15 months must be in a rear-facing baby seat while children from 15 months up to 4 years should be in a rear-facing car seat or a forward-facing car seat with a harness.
  • The historic city of Lancaster in the northwest of England has plenty to offer and can be conveniently experienced by car. Many car hire companies in Lancaster are located in the city centre, offering close access to attractions such as the 12th-century Lancaster Castle and Williamson Park. However, with car hire in Lancaster you can see more of what the area has to offer by driving out to Warton Old Rectory (9 miles), a ruin of historical importance, or spending a day by the seaside in nearby Morecambe (8 miles).
  • Lancaster is situated less than 50 miles from three major British airports: Liverpool (LPL), 47 miles away, Leeds Bradford (LBA), also 47 miles away, and Manchester (MAN), 49 miles away. For this reason, it’s a great location for hiring a car as you can enjoy the peace and tranquillity of the area while also having access to numerous international travel options. Car hire companies are located in the Arrivals terminal of all three airports, so picking up your car will be no stress.
  • The first thing new drivers in Lancaster should be made aware of is the large student population in the city. While this adds a vibrant and energetic atmosphere to the surrounding areas, it also means some neighbourhoods have many pedestrians and it is important to be careful. Venture further away from the city, however, and you will enjoy some of the most scenic drives available anywhere in the UK.
  • Lancaster is based in the north of England, meaning that it not only enjoys picturesque scenery but also bitterly cold winters. From October until February, you can expect severe conditions including ice and snow, so be prepared and take your time on tricky roads. As with the rest of the UK, the morning (08:00 to 10:00) and afternoon (17:00 to 19:00) rush hours are when the roads are busiest, so a good idea is to try to avoid planning journeys around these times.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Lancaster for £30 or less
  • Book your car hire in Lancaster at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Lancaster are around 38% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Lancaster

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

    Perfect for a city with plenty of narrow and historic streets, for your Lancaster car hire a compact car is always a good choice. This allows you to freely explore the urban areas of Lancaster as well as further afield. If you are planning on primarily visiting the various natural spots that can be found around Lancashire in general, then a car such as an estate model will allow you to easily navigate those country roads and appreciate England’s unspoiled scenery.

  • What’s the speed limit in Lancaster?

    Most of the roads around Lancaster have a speed limit of 30mph, with this increasing for dual carriageways and then up to the national speed limit for motorways. Many UK cities such as Lancaster are introducing more and more 20mph zones, especially in the city centre, so always pay attention to road signs while driving.

  • Where are the best places to park in Lancaster?

    Lancaster City Council maintains an updated list of car parking locations in and around the city, which is well worth a look at while planning your journey. Be aware that car parks are either classified as short-stay or long-stay. While prices begin at around £1.50 for the first hour in both, they can be quite different if you are planning to park your car for between 12h and 24h.

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

    On average a car hire in Lancaster costs £39 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Lancaster?

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  • How much is the price of fuel in Lancaster?

    The average price of fuel in Lancaster is £5.59 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £67 and £89, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Lancaster?

    Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lancaster.

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

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

  • 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, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Sixt, Budget, Europcar, keddy by Europcar, Avis, Hertz and Arnold Clark.

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

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

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

    An Economy car hire in Lancaster costs £39 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Lancaster costs £26 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in Lancaster costs £39 per day, on average.

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

    On average a car hire in Lancaster costs £275 per week (£39 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Lancaster costs £1,179 per month (£39 per day).

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

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

  • Can I rent an electric car in Lancaster?

    Yes, there are some car rental companies that offer electric cars in Lancaster. Rental car companies such as Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Hertz and Avis have electric rental cars, but the number of such cars is limited. Be sure to check with each company or platform to ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements and have the necessary documentation to rent an electric car in Lancaster.

  • What should I look out for when driving in Lancaster?

    Lancaster is known for being a bike-friendly city so you're likely to encounter many cyclists while driving a cheap car hire in Lancaster. Make sure to give them plenty of space and watch out for pedestrians at crossing points. In addition, depending on the time of year, certain roads or areas of the city may be closed for events or festivals so keep an eye out for signs and plan alternate routes if necessary.

Lancaster car hire reviews and directory

Hertz

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

6.0

One location in Lancaster

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Locations in Lancaster

C/o Holiday Inn, Caton Road

+44 1524 482482

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

2 locations in Lancaster

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Caton Road

+44 152 448 2482

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00

Lancaster City Office

Opening times not available

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keddy by Europcar

8.7

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Lancaster

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Unit 3 Freightway- White Lund Ind Estate

+44 871 384 3469

Monday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Thursday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Friday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Saturday13:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Sunday

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Budget

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Lancaster

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Caton Road

+44 152 484 1701

Monday10:00 - 13:00
Tuesday10:00 - 13:00
Wednesday10:00 - 13:00
Thursday10:00 - 13:00
Friday10:00 - 13:00

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Avis

7.4

Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal
Most popular

One location in Lancaster

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Locations in Lancaster

Caton Road

+44 152 484 1701

Monday10:00 - 13:00
Tuesday10:00 - 13:00
Wednesday10:00 - 13:00
Thursday10:00 - 13:00
Friday10:00 - 13:00

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Europcar

7.3

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Lancaster

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Unit 3 Freightway

+44 371 384 3469

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Unit 3, Freightway

+44 371 384 3469

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

2 locations in Lancaster

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Caton road

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Northgate

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Free2Move

No score available yet

One location in Lancaster

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Locations in Lancaster

Middlegate

+44 1524 64949

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:00

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Car hire locations in or near Lancaster

Good to know

Most popular agency

Avis

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

£39/day

Good deal

£30/day

When to book a car hire in Lancaster

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Car hire insurance in Lancaster

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Lancaster 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 Lancaster.

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 Lancaster car hire.

Lancaster car hire information

Pick-up locationLancaster
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Convertible, Economy, Intermediate, Luxury, Premium, Premium SUV
Hire locations8
Airport locations0
Popular agenciesTuro