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Leicester car hires from £17/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 Leicester with a pick-up date of 22/4 and drop-off date of 28/4. 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 Leicester

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Economy£17/day
Compact£18/day
Intermediate£20/day
People carrier£57/day
Full-size SUV£45/day
Mini£17/day
Compact SUV£21/day
Intermediate SUV£22/day
Supplier choice£38/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Leicester

  • As in most UK cities, driving in Leicester requires a good understanding of local road rules. Drivers must be aware of the city's one-way roads, traffic signs, and speed limits. It's also important to note that Leicester has several traffic cameras, so ensure that you're always adhering to the speed limits to avoid fines. Choosing a GPS optional extra is a good option if you're new to driving in the city.
  • Opt for a hire car with air conditioning during the summer months in Leicester. Temperatures can get quite high, and having air conditioning in your car can make your journey more comfortable. It's especially important if you plan to take long drives, as it can help prevent fatigue and keep you alert. When booking your rental car, make sure to check if it has air conditioning, and if not, ask if it's possible to upgrade to a car that does. A little extra cost can go a long way in making your driving experience more enjoyable.
  • Leicester has several toll roads, including the M6 Toll, the M4 Severn Crossing, and the Dartford Crossing. If you're hiring a car, it's important to check if any toll roads will be part of your journey and plan accordingly. Some rental companies offer the option to pay for tolls in advance, while others require you to pay for them separately. You can also use services such as Dart Charge to pay for tolls online in advance. Be sure to research your route ahead of time to avoid any unexpected toll charges.
  • Visit the National Space Centre, explore the inner town of Leicester, or venture out into the English countryside – with your own hire car there are no limits during your time in the UK. Leicester is an old university city with many fascinating sights and a scenic surrounding countryside which is just waiting to be explored, so rent your own four wheels and make the most of your trip.
  • The closest airport to Leicester is East Midlands Airport, about 19 miles from Leicester’s center. The airport is host to various onsite car hire agencies which are located in the main terminal building. Pick up a car directly from there and head towards Leicester on the M1 to reach the city in about half an hour, depending on your ultimate destination.
  • People who come from countries where you drive on the right side may be confused at first in Leicester. The steering wheel in the UK is on the right and it is advised to rent a GPS system with the hire car, as navigating on the “wrong” (left) side of the road becomes easier. Remember to enter roundabouts clockwise and pay extra attention at intersections.
  • The old inner town of Leicester features narrower roads and during rush hour it can be challenging for first-time visitors to navigate through the roads. Rush hour usually occurs in the city between 7 and 9 in the morning and 5 to 8 in the evening, during which streets can get clogged up with commuters, so try to avoid peak times for a more pleasant experience.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Leicester for £22 or less
  • Book your car hire in Leicester at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Leicester are around -2% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Leicester

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

    Especially drivers who are not used to driving on the left side of the road may want to choose a smaller car to be able to maneuver more easily. Additionally, a compact car requires less gas, and petrol is pretty expensive in the UK when compared to the US.

  • What’s the speed limit in Leicester?

    Unlike most European countries, miles are used for posting the speed limit in the UK. Around schools and highly pedestrian zones, 20 mph is permitted, while 30 mph is the limit for the rest of the city. Country roads allow between 60 and 70 mph, while freeways (called motorways in England and marked with an “M”) permit up to 70 mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Leicester?

    There are various parking facilities available in Leicester, including city council garages and lots, such as in Victoria Park, on Dover Street, or in Phoenix Square. Rates are around £1 ($1.28) per hour in the city center and per two or three hours further out of town. Metered on-street parking is also an option, with prices around £3 ($3.84) per two hours.

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

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

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Leicester?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Europcar (£17/day), keddy by Europcar (£21/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£28/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Europcar 33 St Matthews Way LE1 2BU (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Leicester?

    The average price of fuel in Leicester is £5.66 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 Leicester?

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

  • Which car hire agencies are at Birmingham airport (BHX)?

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

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Birmingham airport (BHX)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Birmingham airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Sixt, Alamo, Hertz, Europcar, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Avis, keddy by Europcar and National.

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

    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 Leicester?

    A Standard car hire in Leicester costs £55 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Leicester costs £23 per day, on average.

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

    A Luxury car hire in Leicester costs £90 per day, on average.

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

    In Leicester, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Birmingham International Airport Station Concourse (29 miles from city centre).

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

    On average a car hire in Leicester costs £224 per week (£32 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Leicester costs £959 per month (£32 per day).

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

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

  • What are the requirements for cheap car hire in Leicester?

    Most Leicester car hire companies require a valid driver's licence, passport or national ID, and a credit card in the driver's name for security purposes. Some companies may also require additional documents, so make sure you check beforehand. Drivers need to be at least 21 years old with one year of driving experience, minimum. However, some companies may have higher age restrictions, so it's best to check before booking. Typically, if you're younger than 25, Leicester car hire companies will charge an additional young driver surcharge.

  • Why choose cheap car hire in Leicester?

    Leicester is surrounded by beautiful countryside and charming towns that make it an excellent starting point for road trips with a hire car. The Peak District, known for its stunning landscapes, is a popular destination that can be reached in less than an hour's drive. Alternatively, the Cotswolds, an area of outstanding natural beauty, offers picturesque villages and rolling hills and is just a short drive from Leicester. The historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare, is another popular destination that can be reached in just over an hour's drive. A hire car provides the flexibility to explore these destinations at your own pace, making it an ideal way to experience the surrounding areas of Leicester.

Leicester car hire reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

2.0

Cleanliness

2.0

Comfort

2.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

2 locations in Leicester

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248 Loughborough Road

+44 116 268 2111

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

29 Lutterworth Road

+44 116 244 0808

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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8.4 Very Good

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick and efficient

Cons:

The car I had reserved for unavailable

2.0 Poor

Dec 2021

KAYAK
Worst of services.

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

2.0

Poor

No reviews available

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

6.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

2.0

3 locations in Leicester

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33 St Matthews Way

+44 371 384 0294

Monday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Tuesday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0018:30 - 23:59
Thursday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Friday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Saturday13:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Sunday

James House

+44 116 204 5066

Opening times not available

Leicester City Football Club Filbert Way

+44 371 384 1139

Opening times not available

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Sixt

7.3

2 locations in Leicester

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145 Humberstone Road

+44 20 7018 8246

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

17 King Street

+44-8444993399

Opening times not available

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10.0 Wonderful

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful stafg

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Leicester

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Dysart Way, Oakstead Garages

+44 843 309 3040

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 16:00

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Avis

7.4

Good

No reviews available

One location in Leicester

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1 Samuel Street

+44 344 544 6071

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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Budget

7.4

Good

No reviews available

One location in Leicester

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1 Samuel Street

+44 344 544 3979

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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Europcar

7.0

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Leicester

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33 St Matthews Way

+44 371 384 0294

Opening times not available

James House

+44 116 204 5066

Monday00:00 - 00:00
Tuesday00:00 - 00:00
Wednesday00:00 - 00:00
Thursday00:00 - 00:00
Friday00:00 - 00:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Hertz

6.9

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Leicester

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Oakstead Garages

+44 843 309 3040

Monday09:00 - 16:00
Tuesday09:00 - 16:00
Wednesday09:00 - 16:00
Thursday09:00 - 16:00
Friday09:00 - 16:00
Saturday09:30 - 12:30

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Thrifty

5.6

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Leicester

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1 Byron St

+44 116 262 0444

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

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GREEN MOTION

5.3

Fair

No reviews available

Cheapest deal
Most popular

3 locations in Leicester

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Green Motion Leicester North 291B Melton Road

+44 116 296 5088

Opening times not available

St Nicholas Circle

+44 116 243 7676

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

The Old Filling Station, St Nicholas Circle, Leicester, Leicestershire

+44 116 243 7676

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Free2Move

No score available yet

2 locations in Leicester

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39 Raw Dykes Road

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

Freemans Common Road

+44 116 255 7567

Monday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 17:00
Tuesday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 16:00

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in Leicester

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Leicester City Football Club Filbert Way

+44 371 384 0294

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Leicester

Locations in Leicester

33 St Matthews Way

Opening times not available

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4 travellers who hired a car in Leicester gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.8

Car hire locations in or near Leicester

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

£32/day

Good deal

£22/day

When to book a car hire in Leicester

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Car hire insurance in Leicester

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Leicester 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 Leicester.

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 Leicester car hire.