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Peterborough 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 Peterborough with a pick-up date of 8/8 and drop-off date of 24/8. 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 Peterborough

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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
£20/day
Ford Galaxy car
Ford Galaxy
or similar VAN
5
5
4-5
M
£79/day
Volvo XC60 car
Volvo XC60
or similar SUV
5
2
4-5
M
£59/day
Fiat 500 car
Fiat 500
or similar SMALL
2
2
2-3
M
£18/day
Tesla Model 3 car
Tesla Model 3
or similar LUXURY
5
5
4-5
M
£66/day
Vauxhall Crossland car
Vauxhall Crossland
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
M
£21/day
Nissan Qashqai car
Nissan Qashqai
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
M
£22/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Peterborough

  • Choose a car suitable for the smaller towns and villages when you consider cheap car hire in Peterborough. While the city itself has mostly wide streets, many of the smaller towns and villages nearby have narrower roads that can be difficult to navigate with a larger car. It's recommended to choose a smaller car, such as a company, economy or mini car type that's easier to handle on these roads. Some of the smaller towns you may visit include Stamford, Oundle, and Market Deeping.
  • Take a scenic drive through the surrounding countryside, which is one of the main reasons people love to visit Peterborough. One of the great advantages of cheap car hire in Peterborough is the opportunity to explore the countryside that surrounds the city. Some of the most scenic driving routes include the roads around Nene Valley.
  • Consider including a GPS device for your Peterborough car hire, as it can be a bit tricky to navigate for visitors, especially if you're not familiar with the area. With many winding roads, roundabouts, and one-way streets, it's easy to get lost or turned around. Renting a GPS device for your Peterborough car hire can save you a lot of unwanted stress. Most Peterborough car hire companies offer GPS as an optional extra, which you can add to your booking for an additional fee. Some of the major car hire companies that offer GPS in Peterborough include Avis, Europcar, and Hertz.
  • A car hire in Peterborough offers better mobility and convenience than public transport when it comes to exploring the multitude of parks, as well as cultural and historical places of interest the city has to offer. Additionally, its flat topography makes it ideal for motor transport. When compiling your sightseeing list, visits to the grand Elton Hall (about 10 miles) or the spectacular Burghley House (approx. 15 miles) should rate as top choices. For a breezy afternoon diversion, the 41-mile drive down to Cambridge via the A1/A14 is an excellent adventure.
  • London Luton Airport (LTN) is the closest major airport to the city (48 miles) and therefore one of the best places to get a car hire in Peterborough if you are commuting by plane. To arrive at the Car Hire Centre you’ll need to board the free shuttle bus, which leaves Bay C of the terminal bus station located just outside the terminal exit and across the street.
  • Since it’s not a major tourist destination you shouldn’t expect major traffic queues or gridlock along city streets and highways, but that doesn’t mean you won’t encounter a few now and then. The downtown area is pockmarked with attractions, businesses and institutions so moderate to heavy pedestrian, bike and motorcycle flow should be anticipated. Areas to avoid during the usual rush hour periods include the A15 (Bourges Boulevard), A47 (Soke Parkway) and A1139 (Frank Perkins Highway), which are the main highways flowing vehicles in and out of the city.
  • The peak period for the normal morning rush is 07:00-09:00 and the huge Boongate Roundabout just outside City College Peterborough is one area that should be avoided during these hours. The A15 near Queensgate Shopping Centre might be tricky between 13:00-15:00 and the evening rush period between 18:00-20:00 is busiest on the A47 and A1139. If your travel plans take you across either of these arteries, have a back-up route in case of emergencies.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Peterborough for £36 or less
  • Book your car hire in Peterborough at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard hire cars in Peterborough are around 80% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in Peterborough

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

    Present-day Peterborough is a modern city, which means that most vehicles should have little difficulty on streets in the city centre. Of course, small economy cars and compacts are always easier to manage and park, but you do sacrifice a bit of comfort when compared with an SUV or other luxury vehicle.

  • What’s the speed limit in Peterborough?

    The mandatory speed limit on all city streets within the precincts of Peterborough is 20mph. In certain areas outside populated zones or commercial districts, speeds can increase to 30mph to ease the flow of traffic. The A15, A47 and A1139 all carry maximum limits of 50mph, which can increase the further outside the city you drive. Boongate Roundabout is a prime area where CCTV and traffic cams are in effect, so be wary of yielding vehicles, cyclists and motorcycles in the area.

  • Where are the best places to park in Peterborough?

    Peterborough City Council offers on-street metered parking on several of its streets. These pay-and-display areas are always short stay and though the tariff is constant (£1.50) the time limit can vary from 30min up to 2h. Please note that between 20:30-08:00 on-street parking is free throughout the city, if you can find a spot. The Council also administers a dozen or so car parks where you can leave your Peterborough car hire and enjoy daytime or evening pleasures. The rate at these garages ranges from £1-£2 per hour and a few are multi-storey facilities.

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

    On average a car hire in Peterborough costs £46 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in Peterborough?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£18/day) and Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£28/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar London Road Service Station PE28AN (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in Peterborough?

    The average price of fuel in Peterborough is £5.38 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £65 and £86, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Peterborough?

    Standard (BMW iX or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Peterborough.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Cambridge airport (CBG)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Cambridge airport is keddy by Europcar.

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

    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 Peterborough?

    A Standard car hire in Peterborough costs £135 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Peterborough costs £84 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Peterborough costs £42 per day, on average.

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

    In Peterborough, cars are most frequently hired at keddy by Europcar London Road Service Station (1 miles from city centre).

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

    On average a car hire in Peterborough costs £323 per week (£46 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in Peterborough costs £1,382 per month (£46 per day).

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

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

  • What is the minimum age to hire a car in Peterborough?

    The minimum age to hire a car in Peterborough varies depending on the car hire company, but it's generally 21 years old. However, some companies like Enterprise and Sixt require drivers to be 23 or older to hire certain types of cars. It's always a good idea to check with the car hire company in advance to confirm their age requirements and any potential age-related surcharges.

  • What documents do I need to hire a car in Peterborough?

    To hire a car in Peterborough, you will typically need to provide a valid driver's licence, passport, and a credit or debit card in your name. Some Peterborough car hire companies such as Enterprise, Europcar, Avis, Hertz, and Budget may also require additional identification or documentation, such as proof of address or a second form of photo ID. It's always a good idea to check with the specific car hire company you plan to use to confirm their documentation requirements before you arrive.

Peterborough car hire reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

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

2 locations in Peterborough

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Bourges Boulevard

+44 1733 568088

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

Unit 1 Viking Trade Park

+44 1733 894777

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Europcar

8.0

Very Good

2 reviews

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.0

One location in Peterborough

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London Road Service Station

+44 371 384 5927

Opening times not available

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8.0 Very Good

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Very straightforward. Sensible staff. The one thing I would say is that the necessity of getting the DVLA code so that they can view the licence is not very clear on the documentation. I don't hire cars regularly and was unaware of this relatively new requirement. As it happened I was able to get my NI number to make the request for the code on the spot. Without it, I would have been truly stuffed.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Peterborough

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Unit 7 Barnack Business Park

+44 173 353 0578

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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keddy by Europcar

8.2

Very Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

One location in Peterborough

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London Road Service Station

+44 371 384 5927

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 Peterborough

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Midland Road

+44 344 544 6089

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Budget

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Peterborough

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Midland Road

+44 344 544 7122

Opening times not available

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Hertz

7.1

Good

No reviews available

One location in Peterborough

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Unit 7 Barnack Business Pk

+44 173 353 0578

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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Easirent

4.8

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Peterborough

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17 Stapledon Road

+44 173 379 7376

Opening times not available

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Peterborough

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London Road Service Station,London Road

+44 371 384 5927

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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FLIZZR

7.4

Good

No reviews available

One location in Peterborough

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Vitas Business Centre

+44 844 499 3399

Opening times not available

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Free2Move

No score available yet

One location in Peterborough

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Tyrrell Park

+44 844 334 9218

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:30

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

One location in Peterborough

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Bourgos Boulevard

Opening times not available

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Thrifty

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Astore House

+44 1733 352555

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 Peterborough gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

Car hire locations in or near Peterborough

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

£46/day

Good deal

£36/day

When to book a car hire in Peterborough

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Car hire insurance in Peterborough

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some Peterborough 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 Peterborough.

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 Peterborough car hire.