Sunderland car hire

Sunderland car hire

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Sunderland, ENG, United Kingdom
29 Jul — 5 Aug
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Sunderland, ENG, United Kingdom
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Sunderland car hire information

Pick-up locationSunderland
Car typesCompact, Compact estate car, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Intermediate estate car, Mini, People carrier, Standard, Supplier choice
Hire locations4
Popular agencieskeddy by Europcar, Europcar, Enterprise

Cheap car hire in Sunderland

£35/dayEconomy
£43/dayCompact
£46/dayIntermediate
£52/dayStandard
£89/dayPeople carrier
£34/dayMini
£50/daySupplier choice
£51/dayIntermediate SUV
£61/dayCompact estate car
£66/dayIntermediate estate car
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past hours.

Sunderland car hire reviews and directory

From £47/dayRated no. 1
Enterprise
Best rated
10 Excellent (1 review)
4 locations in Sunderland
Enterprise
Locations in Sunderland
4 Union Road+44 191 265 6000
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
Durham Road+44 191 410 6813
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
Newcastle Road+44 191 563 4508
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
North Bridge Street+44 191 567 9200
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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Recent reviews
From £18/dayRated no. 2
Hertz
3.2 Mediocre (1 review)
1 location in Sunderland
Hertz
Locations in Sunderland
Industrial Road+44 191 432 6760
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
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Recent reviews
Arnold Clark
1 location in Sunderland
Arnold Clark
Locations in Sunderland
Portobello Road Birtley Chester le street+44 191 492 9234
Recent reviews
From £16/day
Europcar
Most popular
1 location in Sunderland
Europcar
Locations in Sunderland
Fleet Centre, Brook Street+44 371 384 3455
Recent reviews
Firefly
1 location in Sunderland
Firefly
Locations in Sunderland
Newcastle City Office
Recent reviews
From £14/day
keddy by Europcar
Cheapest deal
1 location in Sunderland
keddy by Europcar
Locations in Sunderland
Fleet Centre, Brook Street, Sheepfolds Industrial Estate+44 371 384 3455
Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Recent reviews
Sunnycars
1 location in Sunderland
Sunnycars
Locations in Sunderland
Fleet Centre, Brook Street
Recent reviews
2 travellers who hired a car in Sunderland gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

Car hire locations in or near Sunderland

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

£15/day

Good deal

£12/day

When to book a car hire in Sunderland

Average daily price per month
Car hire prices as pick-up date approaches

Top tips for renting a car in Sunderland

  • Car hire in Sunderland is one of the most versatile and advantageous modes of transport with which to explore the city, and the most affordable means of roaming the enormous stretch of coastline along the North Sea. Hartlepool lies about 22 miles south on the A19 and Scarborough is a further 64 miles via the A171 on the outskirts of North York Moors National Park.
  • If you pick up a car hire in Sunderland at Newcastle Airport (NCL), you’re only 22 miles from the city centre, making this location the most convenient if you or a member of your party is arriving by plane. The airport’s Car Hire Centre is also conveniently situated just outside the Domestic Arrivals exit, so you should have little problem finding it.
  • The A1231 and A1018 create a ring road around the inner city and are both congestion hazards for inbound and outbound traffic during morning and evening rush hours. Within the city centre area, there are two major junctions north and south of the University of Sunderland City Campus. These should be of particular concern due to high levels of vehicular, cycle and pedestrian activity, which will present traffic complications from Monday to Friday.
  • Ordinary morning rush hour traffic (between 07:00 and 09:00) is most problematic on the ring road and the A1290/A1018 hub in the Monkwearmouth district across the River Wear. Avoid the area around the university during afternoon lunch hours from 13:00 to 15:00 and expect another period of congestion along all primary roads during the evening rush hours from 18:00 to 21:00. A690 traffic from the city centre through the Thornhill and Humbledon Hill sections may also pose problems, so keep a sat nav handy in case you need an alternative route.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Sunderland for £12 or less
  • Book your car hire in Sunderland at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hires in Sunderland are around 61% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car rentals in Sunderland

  • Some car hire companies in Sunderland which have updated their car rental health and safety policies due to COVID-19 to make sure vehicles are clean and disinfected include Europcar, Hertz and Budget

  • On average a hire car in Sunderland costs £15 per day.

  • In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at keddy by Europcar (£26/day), Enterprise (£46/day) and Europcar (£72/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at keddy by Europcar Fleet Centre, Brook Street, Sheepfolds Industrial Estate SR5 1BN (1 miles from the city centre).

  • The average price of fuel in Sunderland is £5.13 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £61 and £82, depending on the car size.

  • Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Sunderland.

  • Car hire companies onsite at Newcastle airport include GREEN MOTION, Easirent, Europcar, Alamo, Hertz, Enterprise, keddy by Europcar, Sixt, Budget and National.

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

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

  • A Compact car hire in Sunderland costs £23 per day, on average.

  • A Economy car hire in Sunderland costs £10 per day, on average.

  • A Premium car hire in Sunderland costs £11 per day, on average.

  • In Sunderland, cars are most frequently hired at GREEN MOTION Newcastle Airport Unit 6 Browns Park, Brunswick Industrial Estate (14 miles from city centre).

  • On average hiring a car in Sunderland costs £106 per week (£15 per day).

  • On average a car hire in Sunderland costs £456 per month (£15 per day).

  • Choosing a small economy car or late model compact is easy to manage, fuel efficient and affordable. Still, neither may be a practical choice if you’re travelling with a party of five or more. Avoid that cramped feeling with a standard saloon or people carrier, which offer more space for more comfortable road adventures.

  • The legal speed limit within the Sunderland city limits is 30mph, but there are areas where reduced speed limits apply. You should therefore pay attention to road signs when driving around residential neighbourhoods and school districts. Along the A690, A1018 and A1231, you can drive at speeds from 40mph-50mph along specific stretches, especially when you are well clear of the city and other heavily populated districts.

  • The average price for a litre of petrol at a Sunderland pump is about £1.18, while the average price for a litre of diesel is about £1.23. Within the city there are approx. 20 fuel stations, and there are about three on Durham Road if you find yourself nearby. BP, Esso and Shell operate several outlets where you can fill up, but supermarket giants ASDA, Morrisons and Sainsbury's also maintain fuel stations around the city.

  • Sunderland City Council allows for on-street parking along several of its streets, some of which include parking for disabled persons. These are of the pay and display variety and tariffs range from about £1.30 to £2 per hour until 15:00 from Monday to Friday, after which time parking is free throughout the city. The Council also maintains nearly a dozen car parks, mainly around the city centre and seafront, for recreational purposes. Tariffs at these car parks vary from £0.80 to £1.50 per hour or a flat rate of around £3.50 or £5 to park your Sunderland car hire for the day. Seafront parking rates are around £0.60 per hour and £3 to park all day. As with on-street parking, these are also on a pay and display basis.