Penrith car hires from £26/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Penrith with a pick-up date of 28/3 and drop-off date of 5/4. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car hire in Penrith

Economy£26/day
Compact£28/day
Intermediate£40/day
People carrier£66/day
Full-size SUV£47/day
Passenger van£102/day
Luxury£57/day
Compact SUV£27/day
Intermediate SUV£33/day
Luxury SUV£58/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Penrith

  • With cheap car hire in Penrith, you can enjoy the vast, scenic expanse of the Cumbrian countryside with freedom and independence. Penrith is a town in Eden Valley known for its 14th-century monuments and Medieval architecture. While the town has adequate public transport, you will want to put your foot on the pedal and experience the excellent scenic drives of the region, including popular road trips like the Penrith to Haydon Bridge route or the Lake District National Park. Enjoy panoramic views as Penrith car hire opens up your UK driving experience.
  • When looking for cheap cars to hire in Penrith, the closest airport is Newcastle International, around 50 miles (80km) away. The airport has a great choice of top car hire names such as Budget, GREEN MOTION, Hert, SIXT, Avis and others. The car hire companies are inside the terminal with desks on the ground floor, opposite the Domestic Arrivals area. Get your car hire in Penrith at Newcastle International Airport if you're flying in, and get ready to start your Cumbrian adventures.
  • When you hire a car in Penrith, you will find it's a smooth drive, whether you drive in the inner town or venture out off the beaten track. The roads are well-maintained with roundabouts and good traffic flow systems. The M6 and the A66 are two motorways you may use on road trips, and they can connect you to even further destinations in the UK. Of course, it is essential to obey road rules when behind the wheel of a hire car, so stay under the blood alcohol limit of 0.08% if you are drinking and remain buckled up at all times.
  • You will enjoy an easy drive with moderate traffic when you take your hire car around Penrith out for a spin. While most towns have a rush hour, Penrith is not too bad, with the M6, A66, A6 and the A686 roads intersecting in the town. The roads can be winding and quite steep in the surrounding hills and the valley, and you will need to keep your eyes open for the odd stray animal in the street in more rural areas. Be aware of black ice, snow and rain on the roads as they can lead to slippery conditions.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Penrith for £25 or less
  • Book your car hire in Penrith at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Full-size car hire in Penrith are around -116% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Penrith

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

    On average a car hire in Penrith costs £29 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Penrith?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£26/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car Haweswater Road CA11 9EU (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Penrith?

    The average price of fuel in Penrith is £5.37 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £64 and £86, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Penrith?

    Full-size (Ford Galaxy or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Penrith.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Carlisle Lake District airport (CAX)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Carlisle Lake District airport is keddy by Europcar.

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

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

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

    A Full Size car hire in Penrith costs £109 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Penrith costs £36 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Penrith?

    A Mini car hire in Penrith costs £30 per day, on average.

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

    On average a car hire in Penrith costs £206 per week (£29 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Penrith costs £884 per month (£29 per day).

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

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

  • What type of car do you recommend for driving in Penrith?

    Car hire in Penrith can be as friendly on the budget as it is on convenience, which is why an economy or compact car will suit just perfectly. Compact cars work well in smaller UK towns because of tight parking spaces on streets and narrow roads, and who can argue with cheaper fuel costs? However, if you feel the need for more power when traversing up mountainsides, look into a reliable SUV and get the comfort and height of a premier vehicle.

  • What is the speed limit in Penrith?

    Speeding on holiday is a sure way to ruin your trip, as spot fines can be costly. However, the UK speed limit is quite standard and fair, and you shouldn’t feel the need to push it with your Penrith car hire. While driving in the inner town, keep it down to 30mph (48km); on main roads, you can push it a little further to 60mph (96km), and when you hit the motorway, you can test your cars speed at a solid 70mph (112km).

  • Where can I park my hire car in Penrith?

    You shouldn’t have any major issues finding on-street parking in Penrith. The city only charges for parking between 8:00 am and 18:00. Follow the meter system where you see them or look for secure car parks to look after your car when out and about. You can use large establishments such as Penrith Multi Storey Car Park on Penrith New Squares or one of the smaller ones such as Bluebell Lane Parking and Drovers Lane Car Park.

Penrith car hire reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

Locations in Penrith

127 London Road

+44 1228 594941

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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Haweswater Road

+44 1768 216440

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

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Nothing

8.0 Very Good

Jul 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The service was good and the staff helpful The car was in clean and in good order. Excellent drive. Thanks for giving me a lift into town.

Cons:

Only thing that stopped me from marking excellent was the pick up. I had to wait over half an hour in the office.

1 out of 1

Arnold Clark

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Locations in Penrith

Penrith Industrial Estate, Haweswater Rd

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Penrith

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8 Lancaster Street

+44 843 309 3016

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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Avis

7.5

Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

Locations in Penrith

99 London Road

+44 1228 590823

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

7.4

Good

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99 London Road

+44 1228 590823

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

7.0

Good

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Locations in Penrith

Site 8, St Nicolas Ind. Est

+44 843 309 3016

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
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FLIZZR

8.0

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Penrith

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3 James St

+44 844 499 3399

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Penrith

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Locations in Penrith

127 London Road

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2 travellers who hired a car in Penrith gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Full-size

Average price

£29/day

Good deal

£25/day

When to book a car hire in Penrith

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Car hire insurance in Penrith

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Penrith 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 Penrith.

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 Penrith car hire.