Barnsley car hire

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Barnsley car hire information

Pick-up locationBarnsley
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Hire locations2
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in Barnsley

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Barnsley

  • Barnsley is located in one of the most picturesque parts of the United Kingdom. The city is situated in the South of Yorkshire. Opting for car hire in Barnsley will give you the freedom to explore some of the most exquisite rural English spots in the country. Renting a car in Barnsley will give you more flexibility than taking other transport options. You will be able to access more attractions and areas with ease. Stunning places to visit include Wentworth Castle Gardens and Locke park, both of which are easier to access by driving to them.
  • The nearest airport to Barnsley is Doncaster/Sheffield (DSA) Airport, which is around 20 miles from the city centre. Barnsley car hire is available at the airport terminal, which offers people carriers and vans - perfect for a family holiday! Other options for car hire in Barnsley that are closer to the city centre, and offer customers smaller options for inner-city driving. Most car rental companies saturated further away offer customers the option of a shuttle or pick-up service from the terminal to the rental depots. The closest major international airport is Manchester, where there are plenty of car rental options to choose from.
  • Barnsley is a major city in South Yorkshire so you have to keep an eye out for roundabouts. These are popular in English cities. Barnsley also has several one-way streets so make sure you look out for the road markings that indicate where these are and how to drive them. You also need to watch out for the many buses that operate the public transport system in Barnsley. Make sure you don’t end up blocking bus stops or bus lanes accidentally.
  • Anyone driving in Barnsley needs to take extra care, as the English city is considered to have one of the highest crime rates in South Yorkshire. It’s worth making sure your car is parked in a secure location at all times and that nothing is left in view when the car is stationary. Drivers should also take extra care of pedestrians and avoid areas where gang violence is a common occurrence. If you’re visiting in the colder months, Barnsley gets quite a bit of snow, which is something you’ll have to think about before opting to drive around the city. You also need to drive slowly down narrow country roads as there are often cars coming in the opposite direction with little space to pass you.
  • Book your car hire in Barnsley at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hire in Barnsley are around 76% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Barnsley

  • How much is the price of fuel in Barnsley?

    The average price of fuel in Barnsley is R130,74 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 569 and R2 092, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Barnsley?

    Compact (Renault Captur or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Barnsley.

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

    The only car hire company onsite at Manchester airport is DRIVALIA.

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

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

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

    A Compact car hire in Barnsley costs R324 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Barnsley costs R452 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Barnsley costs R473 per day, on average.

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

    If you’re planning on taking trips out into the country, you should consider hiring a larger vehicle with a 4 x 4 functionality. This will help you to navigate country roads, which can be less maintained. However, if you’re planning on staying more in the city centre, a smaller run-around will be perfect for your car hire in Barnsley. It is also worth looking for cars that come with a built-in navigation system.

  • What is the speed limit in Barnsley?

    In the city and around built-up areas, the speed limit is 30 miles per hour. However, on the roads surrounding the city, the speed limit is 60 miles per hour when driving on single carriageways. The speed limit increases to 70 miles per hour when driving on dual carriageways. These are the UK national standard rules for driving. Most cars that come with satellite navigation will tell you what the speed limit is, which is useful if you can’t see any road signs that show the speed limit.

  • Where are the best places to park in Barnsley?

    There are several car parks around Barnsley including Peel Parade Car Park, County way Car Park, and Heelis Street Car Park. These car-parking locations are ideal when exploring the historical city of Barnsley on foot. 

Barnsley car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,2

Very Good

2 reviews
Best rated

2 locations in Barnsley

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165-169 Dewsbury Road

+44 1924 375000

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Sunday00:00 - 00:00

Harborough Hills

+44 1226 661149

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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7,6 Good

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was perfect for what we needed it for. Great customer service.

Cons:

We booked a 7 seater which said it would be a vivaro or similar. We needed 7 seats plus plenty of boot space as we were going away for a week, we had suitcases and a pram. When we arrived to pick it up we were shown a small car with no boot space once all the seats were up. This was obviously too small, by chance there was a Hyundai I800 that had just been brought back while we were on the forecourt. So this was cleaned up for us. I do not know what would have happened if that vehicle had not been returned. Overall, the service was fan and would definately use again.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Service was very good, couldn’t do enough for me.

Cons:

Nothing

1 out of 1

keddy by Europcar

8,0

Very Good

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One location in Barnsley

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Thornes Lane

+44 371 384 3459

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Europcar

6,9

Okay

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One location in Barnsley

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Unit 8 Chantry Bridge Ind Est

+44 371 384 3459

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Free2Move

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3 locations in Barnsley

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Chantry Bridge

+44 1924 376771

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Claycliffe Road

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Rowns Lane

+44 1709 580000

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Practical Car & Van Rental

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2 locations in Barnsley

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111 High Street

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21 Smyth Street

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2 travellers who hired a car in Barnsley gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

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