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Northampton car hires from £18/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 Northampton with a pick-up date of 24/6 and drop-off date of 10/7. 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 Northampton

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Vauxhall Corsa car
Vauxhall Corsa
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
M
£19/day
Ford Focus car
Ford Focus
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
M
£20/day
Kia XCeed car
Kia XCeed
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
M
£22/day
Ford Galaxy car
Ford Galaxy
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
M
£78/day
Volvo XC60 car
Volvo XC60
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
M
£65/day
Fiat 500 car
Fiat 500
or similar SMALL
2
2
2-3
M
£18/day
Vauxhall Crossland car
Vauxhall Crossland
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
M
£22/day
Nissan Qashqai car
Nissan Qashqai
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
£24/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Northampton

  • When selecting a Northampton car hire company, choose a location near your accommodation to save time and money. Not only will this reduce your travel time, but it will also allow you to avoid the cost of public transport, which can add up quickly. Most popular hotels can be found in Northampton town centre, and car hire companies that operate close to the town centre include Europcar and Enterprise. Additionally, hiring a car in Northampton will provide you with more freedom to explore the area on your own terms. For instance, you can visit attractions like the Northampton Museum and Art Gallery or take a scenic drive through the beautiful countryside with your cheap car hire in Northampton.
  • When hiring a car in Northampton, it's essential to carefully read the T&Cs of the rental agreement before confirming your cheap car hire. Pay close attention to fees, such as fuel charges or extra insurance, that may not be included in the initial quote. It's also important to inspect the vehicle thoroughly before driving away to note any existing damage and ensure it's in good working condition. Taking photos of any scratches or dents can help avoid any disputes about damages upon returning the car. Lastly, familiarise yourself with local driving laws and parking regulations to avoid any fines or penalties.
  • Always inspect the car for any damages before you drive away. Take photos of any existing damage and report it to the car hire company to avoid being charged for any pre-existing damage upon return. Checking the car before you leave can also help you avoid any potential safety hazards and ensure that the car is in good condition for your trip.
  • Northampton is one of the largest towns in England whose prominence as a centre of royal authority reached its zenith during the Middle Ages. Exploring its boundaries is made much easier with a car hire in Northampton, which offers limitless flexibility within its limits and the greater East Midlands region. Althorp Estate (6 miles) and Castle Ashby (8 miles) are easy trips for summertime visitors who can leisurely stroll around the grounds and gardens to take in the country air. The 22-mile trip along the south on the A5 takes you to iconic Bletchley Park where you can tour its famous WWII installations.
  • London Luton Airport (LTN) is the closest major airport to the town (approx. 34 miles) so if you’re arriving by plane, stop by its Car Hire Centre and pick up a Northampton car hire to complete the journey to your destination and savour the road adventures to follow. A shuttle bus is required to transport you from the terminal building in order to pick up your vehicle. Just follow the directions to the terminal bus station across the street from the main building and locate the shuttle at Bay C.
  • The M1 is the region’s main artery, distributing traffic onto several major roads including the A45 and especially the A4500, which flows through the town centre. Congestion during the morning and evening rush is likely on these tributaries as well as any secondary roads that feed off them. The University of Northampton is situated in the town centre so expect a fair amount of pedestrian, bike and motorcycle engagement. Delays are also likely during rush periods at the circular where the A508, A4500 and A5123 converge.
  • Morning rush hours for Northampton should peak between 07:00 and 08:00, then normalise before the afternoon lunch hours of 13:00-15:00. During this period traffic tie-ups are common in commercial areas like the huge Brackmills Industrial Estate and other large business development zones. The thick of the evening rush occurs between 19:00 and 20:30, so have an alternate travel route handy to bypass gridlocked areas if necessary.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Northampton for £37 or less
  • Book your car hire in Northampton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Northampton are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Northampton

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

    Deciding which type of vehicle is best for you should be determined by the number of passengers, your level of comfort and your budget. As a rule of thumb, small cars are easier to park and tend to be more fuel efficient than larger vehicles, but may lack trunk space and leg room if you’re travelling with three or four persons.

  • What’s the speed limit in Northampton?

    The legal speed limit in Northampton town limits is 30mph. Accelerated speeds of 40mph are possible along roads outside population and commercial districts. The A508 has a maximum speed limit of 50mph and along the M1 you can drive up to 70mph. Exercise caution with your car hire in Northampton near junctions and other convergence zones where CCTV and traffic cameras are active to prohibit excessive speeding.

  • Where are the best places to park in Northampton?

    Northampton Town Council administers an on-street parking system on some streets, which are metered and in effect between 07:00 and 19:00. On-street parking is free from 19:00 until 07:00 Monday-Saturday, including all day on Sundays/bank holidays. Surface, short stay and multi-storey car parks in the town charge £1 per hour and £2 for per evening/overnight stay from Monday-Saturday. These locations are mostly pay-and-display and all accept cash for payment with a few accepting credit/debit cards.

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

    On average a car hire in Northampton costs £52 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Northampton?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£18/day), Europcar (£19/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£39/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar Cattle Market Road - Service Station NN11HL (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Northampton?

    The average price of fuel in Northampton is £5.53 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £66 and £88, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Northampton?

    Standard (Nissan Qashqai or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Northampton.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Europcar, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Sixt, keddy by Europcar, Hertz, Budget, Avis and Virtuo.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

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

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

    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 Northampton?

    A Standard car hire in Northampton costs £44 per day, on average.

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

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

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

    A Compact car hire in Northampton costs £41 per day, on average.

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

    On average a car hire in Northampton costs £364 per week (£52 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Northampton costs £1,558 per month (£52 per day).

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

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

  • What should I know about my car hire in Northampton before I drive it?

    Always inspect the car for any damages before you drive away when you collect your cheap car hire in Northampton. Take photos of any existing damage and report it to the car hire company to avoid being charged for any pre-existing damage upon return. Checking the car before you leave can also help you avoid any potential safety hazards and ensure that the car is in good condition for your trip.

  • Can I hire a car in Northampton if I am not a UK citizen?

    Yes, non-UK residents can hire a car in Northampton with a valid driving licence from their home country. However, it's essential to check with the car hire company if they have any specific requirements, such as an International Driving Permit, before making a booking. If your driver's licence has been issued and is not in English, you will need to present an International Driver's Permit alongside your valid driver's licence. Generally, you'll find an International Driver's Permit is valid for 1 year from the date of issue.

Northampton car hire reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Northampton

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Locations in Northampton

Northampton Railway Station

+44 1604 629100

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

St Andrews Road

+44 1604 629100

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer relations of the staff

Cons:

Unnecessary enquiries on the eve of car collection.

1 out of 1

Europcar

2.0

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Northampton

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Cattle Market Service Station

+44 371 384 5923

Opening times not available

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2.0 Poor

Jun 2024

KAYAK
In the end it was good but to get to the car hire desk and be told no car because I'm late when I let the telephone head office know what time I was going to pick up the car .The person on the telephone did not pass on my information so my car was gone but the staff at the northampton branch found me a car and saved the day.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Northampton

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2 Quorn Way

+44 843 309 3054

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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keddy by Europcar

8.7

Very Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal
Most popular

One location in Northampton

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Cattle Market Road - Service Station

+44 371 384 5923

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

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Avis

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Northampton

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167-171 Bridge Street

+44 344 544 6084

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 Northampton

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167-171 Bridge Street

+44 344 544 7813

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

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Hertz

7.1

Good

No reviews available

One location in Northampton

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Unit 2 Quorn Way

+44 843 309 3054

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

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GREEN MOTION

5.4

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Northampton

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Northampton Train station

Opening times not available

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Northampton

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Cattle Market Service Station , Cattle Market Road,northampton

+44 371 384 5923

Opening times not available

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A Car Rental

No score available yet

2 locations in Northampton

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Bedford Road, Northampton

Opening times not available

Parkway Volkswagen Northampton,Riverside Business Park

Opening times not available

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Free2Move

No score available yet

2 locations in Northampton

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2 Fortune Close, Riverside Park

+44 1604 553822

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00

Carousel Way

+44 330 096 0560

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

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Northampton

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Cattle Market Road

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Thrifty

No score available yet

One location in Northampton

Locations in Northampton

Unit 9a Moulton Park Business

+44 1604 462071

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

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3 travellers who hired a car in Northampton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

Car hire locations in or near Northampton

Good to know

Most popular agency

keddy by Europcar

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

£52/day

Good deal

£37/day

When to book a car hire in Northampton

Average daily price per month
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Car hire insurance in Northampton

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Northampton 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 Northampton.

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 Northampton car hire.