York car hires from £21/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 York with a pick-up date of 29/4 and drop-off date of 3/5. 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 York

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Economy£21/day
Compact£27/day
Intermediate£36/day
Standard£37/day
People carrier£51/day
Full-size SUV£46/day
Mini£25/day
Passenger van£54/day
Luxury£58/day
Intermediate SUV£30/day
Best prices found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in York

  • York has historically been one of the great railroad centres in England and at least four mainline railway companies provide services to York Railway Station from various cities including London. Sunnycars and Keddy by Europcar are two providers with offices near the terminal where you can get a cheap car hire in York while Firefly, Enterprise, and Budget maintain offices near the National Railway Museum of York. There are a couple of other providers located near the car park at York Station South, so you have various options to consider in terms of pick-up locations near the city centre.
  • If you’ve never hired a car in the UK, there are a few things to know about the process. Customers need to be 21 years or older to book a York car hire although some companies (Enterprise) set the minimum age requirement at 25 years. Along with a valid driver’s licence, you’ll also need proof of insurance and current address in addition to your DVLA code. Payment options are extremely flexible, with many major providers accepting bank debit cards bearing Visa and MasterCard logos as well as major credit cards.
  • All providers offer a range of options and policies, which can help make your road experiences more comfortable, convenient, and exciting. Sat navs allow worry-free navigation around the city while additional drivers and child seats are other popular add-ons if needs must. Frequent travellers to York should consider enrolling in a rewards program with one or two providers to take advantage of discounts, upgrades, and express check-in features and other benefits like bonus miles.
  • To make the most of the city and get to see everything, we make it easy and convenient for you to find car hire in York. It’s not a very compact city if you take its suburbs into account, which is another good reason to opt for hiring your own car. Top attractions to visit include the magnificent York Minster cathedral and the city’s medieval walls. Hiring a car will also allow you to visit historic Clifford’s Tower for panoramic views of the city.
  • While York doesn’t have its own airport, York car hire is available at the closest airport that serves the city: Leeds–Bradford Airport, which is roughly 30 miles or a 50-minute drive away. There are plenty of car hire facilities available at the airport, provided by some of the UK’s leading car hire brands, including Avis, Europcar, Hertz and Enterprise. The airport has a dedicated on-site car hire centre to the east of the terminal, and you’ll find all the offices and kiosks there. You won’t need to take a shuttle to get there, as it’s just a short walk from the terminal.
  • Once you’ve sorted out your car hire in York, there are a few things to know about driving in the city and its surrounds. Certain districts in the centre of town have driving restrictions at particular times of day, which is the main thing to be aware of. This means you will have to use one of the six Park & Ride areas in the city. You can park here for free, and then take a bus into the city centre. That said, with the exception of these areas, York is one of the most accessible cities in the UK for drivers.
  • Like most other modern urban areas, York can get very congested during rush hours, with the busiest traffic patterns in Yorkshire. These are between 08:00 and 10:00, and again from 16:00 to 19:00. Traffic is normally gridlocked at these times, so we recommend visiting the centre outside of them. The most congested area is the Hopgrove roundabout connecting the A64 to the outer A1237 ring road. It doesn’t snow more than an average of a few days a year, so you won’t have to worry about poor weather conditions.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in York for £29 or less
  • Book your car hire in York at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in York are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about car hire in York

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

    If you’re going to be spending a lot of time in central York, it's a good idea to hire a car that’s light on petrol and easily manoeuvrable in traffic, like a compact model or an economy car. If you prefer, you can hire a sedan, which will give more interior room. An MPV or SUV will also do you well, as long as it’s not too big. However, if you’re not intending to spend much time in the city itself, then you’re free to choose other models, like a larger 4x4, a luxury vehicle or even a convertible in summer when the weather is mild.

  • What’s the speed limit in York?

    Speed limits in York are consistent with those in most parts of the UK, with a 30mph speed limit in the built-up areas, but keep an eye out for specific sections where it is lowered to 20mph, such as near schools. The speed limit increases as you move further from the city centre. On single carriageways you can drive at 60mph, and once you’re on the dual carriageways or motorways, the limit is raised to 70mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in York?

    Parking in the centre of York is free, as long as you use one of the Park & Ride services, but given that you can’t drive into those parts of town, it’s the logical choice. There are over 15 other privately run public car parks that cost anywhere from £4 per day to just under £2 per half-hour.

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

    On average a car hire in York costs £40 per day.

  • What is the cheapest car hire company in York?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest car hires were found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car (£21/day) and Arnold Clark (£36/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest hire car price was found at Enterprise Rent-A-Car 15 Foss Island Road YO31 7UL (1 miles from the city centre).

  • How much is the price of fuel in York?

    The average price of fuel in York is £5.46 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between £65 and £87, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in York?

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

  • Which car hire agencies are at Manchester airport (MAN)?

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

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Manchester airport (MAN)?

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

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

    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 York?

    A Standard car hire in York costs £33 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in York costs £22 per day, on average.

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

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

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

    In York, cars are most frequently hired at DRIVALIA Car Rental Centre Harrogate Road Yeadon (24 miles from city centre).

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

    On average a car hire in York costs £282 per week (£40 per day).

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

    On average a car hire in York costs £1,207 per month (£40 per day).

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

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

  • What’s an exciting road trip I can take from York?

    York is one of the UK’s great cathedral cities and if you love exploring similar places we highly recommend the road trip north to Edinburgh and pay a visit to historic St. Giles’ Kirk. It ranks among the oldest in the country and is one of the most important landmarks in the city.

  • What are some road rules for driving in York?

    International motorists driving a cheap car hire in York should always drive on the right-hand side of the road and remember that speed signs are quoted in mph instead of km/h. Only hands-free devices can be used while driving the vehicle and all passengers must wear seat belts by law. Never drive in bus lanes and be wary of crossing pedestrians as well as cyclists and motorcycle traffic approaching from behind. Driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances carries severe penalties and is very dangerous. Always dial 999 in case of emergency on the road.

York 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

3 locations in York

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15 Foss Island Road

+44 1904 623000

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

Leeman Road

+44 1904 658240

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

Monks Cross Dr

+44 190 469 1692

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Oct 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

We picked up the car in York, England and drove to Edinburgh, Scotland followed by a tour of western Scotland on the way to Inverness. We drove the next day to my great grandmother's home town, Aberlour. We decided to drive to Wales instead of taking the train. Now we are in Wales and will leave tomorrow for SW England. We have grown attached to our little car and wish we could adopt it.

Cons:

NOTHING

1 out of 1

Europcar

10.0

Wonderful

1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in York

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Autohorn Fleet Services Ltd

+44 1904 557545

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Wigginton Road

+44 371 384 3458

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2022

KAYAK
The personal service on pick up and drop off. The gentleman who did the practical hand over was the most helpful I’ve had in years of experience in hiring cars. Cheerful, helpful and just a pleasure.

1 out of 1

Arnold Clark

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

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10.0

Comfort

10.0

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10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in York

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Unit 7 Great North Way

+44 190 452 9199

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Hertz

6.9

One location in York

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Leeman Road

+44 843 309 3082

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

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8.0 Very Good

Aug 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The staff at the Hertz car rental at York train station were friendly and quick. I was out of the office in less than five minutes. I have nothing but good things to say about the Hertz staff in York.

Cons:

Nothing negative about my experience in York.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Agent Sarah in York was very efficient and helpful. Their service will certainly bring me back to Hertz!

Cons:

Nothing!

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

2 locations in York

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Leeman Road

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York City Office

+44 843 309 3082

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
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Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00

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National

9.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in York

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Leeman Road

+44 1904 658240

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday00:00 - 00:00
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keddy by Europcar

7.6

Good

No reviews available

3 locations in York

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Autohorn Ltd The Engine Works

+44 844 846 0872

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Clear Car Leasing

Opening times not available

York Railway Station

+44 371 384 3458

Monday16:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0016:30 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0016:30 - 23:59
Thursday16:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:0016:30 - 23:59
Saturday13:30 - 23:5908:00 - 17:00
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Budget

7.5

Good

No reviews available

Cheapest deal

2 locations in York

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3/7 Layerthorpe

+44 190 465 3503

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00

Leeman Rd 75

+44 190 464 4919

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Thrifty

5.6

Fair

No reviews available

One location in York

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Unit 2 Bentley Park

+44 1904 438844

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

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Dollar

5.4

Fair

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One location in York

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Unit 2 Bentley Park

+44 1904 438844

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

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Free2Move

No score available yet

One location in York

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Centurion Park

+44 1904 696333

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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Shouqi

No score available yet

One location in York

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AUTOHORN LTD Queen Street Adjacent to Long Stay Car Park

+44 371 384 3458

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Sunnycars

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One location in York

Locations in York

Queen Street

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

Car hire locations in or near York

Good to know

Most popular agency

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Most popular car type

Standard

Average price

£40/day

Good deal

£29/day

When to book a car hire in York

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Car hire insurance in York

Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) & Theft Protection Waiver

Some York 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 York.

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 York car hire.