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Carlisle car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Carlisle

  • Take a trip to the north of England and use your Carlisle car hire to explore this border city and beyond. Utilise your car hire in Carlisle to drive around the city and visit harder-to-reach areas, which other transport methods aren’t as convenient for. Take in all the sights of the city, such as Carlisle Cathedral, before driving out to Watchtree Nature Reserve. Around a 20min drive and 8.5 miles from the city centre, you will have much more flexibility for getting here with car hire than alternative modes of transport such as bus or taxi.
  • The closest major airport to Carlisle is Newcastle Airport (NCL), which is about 50 miles away and takes around 1h 15min to reach. Here you will find a range of car hire companies to choose from for your onward journey. Car hire companies such as Avis and Europcar can all be found within the main terminal building in the Arrivals hall. One you’ve got your keys, you will be taken to your car to check it over before you can set off on the rest of your journey. There is only one terminal at this airport, so you will find it easy to locate the car hire kiosks upon arrival.
  • Carlisle is a relatively large city close to the Scottish border. It also isn’t that far from Newcastle, so during peak times roads can get quite busy with visitors and commuters. A popular university city, there will be lots of students during term time, so keep an eye out for pedestrians crossing the road, especially during the evening on Botchergate, which is where the majority of the bars can be located. Cycling is also becoming more popular across the UK, including in Carlisle, so you can expect a significant number of cyclists on the road. Keep an eye out for them with Carlisle car hire, particularly when turning or on roundabouts.
  • Carlisle is a popular town for both its own Roman history and its close proximity to the Scottish border. Throughout the year there will be many tourists driving to the city, so it can get busy. During rush hour (between 08:00 and 09:00, then from 17:00 to 18:00), there is also likely to be an increase in traffic, with many locals heading to work from inside and outside the city. Others will be travelling towards Newcastle for work, which can make Brampton Old Road rather busy during peak times. The city centre can also get busy during the weekends, as tourists travel to see the impressive cathedral and the iconic Old Town Hall. Take this into account when you’re driving with car hire in Carlisle, so that you don’t unnecessarily travel during the busiest time.
  • Book your car hire in Carlisle at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Carlisle are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Carlisle

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

    You will only need a compact car to explore the city of Carlisle itself. However, if you’re travelling into the countryside towards Scotland, a 4x4 is recommended as it will deal with the off-road surfaces better.

  • What’s the speed limit in Carlisle?

    Carlisle has a mix of speed limits. More residential areas of the city are limited to 20mph, while other parts of the centre are 30mph and Brampton Old Road has a limit of 40mph. There are lots of speed cameras in the UK, and Carlisle is no different, so make sure you stick to the speed limits in place.

  • Where are the best places to park in Carlisle?

    You can park at Viaduct Car Park for £1.20 for 1h, or £3.60 for the entire day. Alternatively, you can park at West Walls Car Park for £1.20 for 1h, or £4.10 for the whole day. Both of these are located in the city centre and within walking distance of the main attractions.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Carlisle?

    The average price of fuel in Carlisle is R126,31 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 516 and R2 021, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Carlisle?

    Economy (Vauxhall Corsa or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Carlisle.

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

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

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

    An Economy car hire in Carlisle costs R914 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Carlisle?

    An Intermediate car hire in Carlisle costs R895 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Carlisle costs R996 per day, on average.

Carlisle car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

9,0

Wonderful

3 reviews

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Carlisle

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Corner Of Junction St

+44 371 384 3449

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Junction Street

+44 871 384 3449

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10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Friendliest pick up EVER

6,0 Okay

May 2022

KAYAK
Forcing you to pay more money on the no claims to stop you getting hit with a big bill if someone else hits your car . Robbery !

1 out of 1

Arnold Clark

10,0

Wonderful

No reviews available

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One location in Carlisle

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Wakefield Road Kingstown Ind Est

+44 122 851 7281

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Firefly

9,6

Wonderful

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One location in Carlisle

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8 Lancaster Street

+44 843 309 3016

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00

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keddy by Europcar

8,7

Very Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Carlisle

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Carlisle airport

+44 371 384 3449

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Corner Of Junction St

+44 371 384 3449

Monday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Wednesday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Friday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Saturday13:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,2

Very Good

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2 locations in Carlisle

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10 Church Street

+44 122 859 9877

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

127 London Road

+44 1228 594941

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Avis

7,5

Good

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One location in Carlisle

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99 London Road

+44 1228 590823

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

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Budget

7,4

Good

No reviews available

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99 London Road

+44 1228 590823

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
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Friday09:00 - 17:00

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Hertz

7,1

Good

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2 locations in Carlisle

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Site 8 St Nicolas Ind Est

+44 843 309 3016

Monday09:30 - 16:30
Tuesday09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday09:30 - 16:30
Thursday09:30 - 16:30
Friday09:30 - 16:30
Saturday09:30 - 16:30

Site 8, St Nicolas Ind. Est

+44 843 309 3016

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00

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DRIVALIA

6,7

Okay

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One location in Carlisle

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Border City Autos

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2,9

Poor

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Corner Of Junction St, Next To Dixon Chimney, Carlisle

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FLIZZR

7,4

Good

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3 James St

+44 844 499 3399

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Hire Automotive Group

4,7

Mediocre

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One location in Carlisle

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239 Kingstown Rd

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Sunnycars

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3 locations in Carlisle

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127 London Road

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Border City Autos, Crown St

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Corner Of Junction St

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Free2Move

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2 locations in Carlisle

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Grearshill Road

+44 1228 545486

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

Parkhouse Road

+44 330 096 0549

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Thursday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Saturday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00

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Thrifty

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2 locations in Carlisle

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18 Millbrook Rd

+44 1228 597300

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

Spellar Way

+44 1228 597300

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:30

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

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Most popular car type

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Carlisle car hire information

Pick-up locationCarlisle
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Hire locations24
Airport locations1