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Darlington car hire

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Darlington car hire information

Pick-up locationDarlington
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Hire locations18
Airport locations8

Cheap car hire in Darlington

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Darlington

  • Car hire in Darlington is a fantastic way to get around this large north-eastern market town in the heart of County Durham, England. Meandering the streets of urban or residential Darlington is an easy task as the roads are even, decent-sized and in great condition. See the sights with your Darlington car hire, such as the majestic Raby Castle, a 24-minute drive from the town centre. ​​​​Car hire in Darlington can also take you out to the Ulnaby Medieval village ruins to see what people lived like in the 1200s. Known for its railway history, Darlington's Railway Museum or the magnificent David Mach train sculpture are both must-sees and both within driving distance from the town centre.
  • When you arrive in Darlington by air you will most likely land at Durham Tees Valley Airport (MME), just a 13-minute drive from central Darlington. With most car hire companies servicing the airport, you can collect your vehicle from Avis, Budget, Alamo, Hertz, Sixt and several others. Your Darlington car hire can be conveniently collected just a 2-minute walk across from the Arrivals terminal at the airport.
  • Darlington town centre underwent a pedestrianisation of the central region, giving priority to pedestrians on all roads in the town centre. This means that traffic for the most part is restricted from driving in the town centre. This is good news for drivers, as it reduces the possibility of foot traffic and bicycles being in similar travelling proximities. Winter roads in Darlington tend to be wetter than the Summer months due to relatively high rainfall, but for the most part you should be guaranteed a smooth drive on well-maintained roads both in and around the Darlington area.
  • Darlington has seen substantial economic growth, seeing traffic increasing as it brings commuters into the town at regular times of the day. The town is serviced by the A167 as a main motorway, alongside the A68, which later becomes Woodland Road. Look out for congestion during peak hours, namely 7:00-9:00 and 16:00-19:00, respectively.
  • Book your car hire in Darlington at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy car hire in Darlington are around 36% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Darlington

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

    Darlington car hire can be tailor-made to suit your personal style and party size, as the roads are both conveniently sized and well-maintained. If you feel like taking in some of the surrounding countryside on a day trip, you could benefit from the space of a 4x4. Urban visitors will be well looked after with an economy compact car, staying light on fuel and being about to find tighter parking spaces in the busier parts of Darlington.

  • What’s the speed limit in Darlington?

    Darlington has a strict policy when it comes to speeding. With a lower-than-average speed limit of 20mph around school regions, ensure you check for traffic signage that may require a sudden reduction in speed when in residential or urban areas. The motorways allow for 60mph on a single carriageway or 70mph on a dual carriageway. Traffic cameras monitor motorways, main roads, and some urban areas so keep your eye on your speedometer and ensure a safe trip for all.

  • Where are the best places to park in Darlington?

    Darlington has many free parking initiatives around the town, including free parking for up to two hours on most streets and council-run car parks. If you are looking for a longer park for your car, there are several affordable options, such as Woodland Road Parking, Wordsworth Road Parking and Commercial Street West. Prices on average range from £1 to £3 per hour. Park your car safely whilst enjoying the sights of Darlington.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Darlington?

    The average price of fuel in Darlington is R129,80 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 558 and R2 077, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Darlington?

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

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

    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 Darlington?

    An Economy car hire in Darlington costs R903 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Darlington costs R861 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Darlington costs R601 per day, on average.

Darlington car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

10,0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Darlington

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24 Chesnut Street

+44 371 384 3451

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Middleton St George

+44 371 384 3457

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,1

Very Good

2 reviews

One location in Darlington

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East Mount Road

+44 1325 282900

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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10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Service and attention

Cons:

Booked a Luxury sedan but they only had a luxury SUV (Volvo 60) available. No complaints on performance of car.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Very helpful staff. Excellent price. The pickup/dropoff service was very useful.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9,6

Wonderful

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2 locations in Darlington

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Chestnut Street

+44 843 309 3075

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

Durham Tees Valley Airport

+44 843 309 3075

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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keddy by Europcar

8,0

Very Good

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3 locations in Darlington

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24 Chesnut Street

+44 371 384 3451

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Bank Top, Darlington

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Middleton St George

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Avis

7,5

Good

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One location in Darlington

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Tees Valley Airport

+44 344 544 6009

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
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Budget

7,5

Good

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One location in Darlington

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Darlington

+44 344 544 6009

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Hertz

6,9

Okay

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2 locations in Darlington

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Chestnut Street

+44 843 309 3075

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

Durham Tees Valley Apt

+44 843 309 3075

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Easirent

4,8

Mediocre

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One location in Darlington

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Durham Tees Valley Airport

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Free2Move

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2 locations in Darlington

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Chesnut Street

+44 1325 466155

Monday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 16:00
Tuesday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:0013:00 - 16:00
Thursday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 17:00
Friday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 17:00
Saturday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 17:00

Croft Road

Monday08:00 - 17:0000:00 - 00:00
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Saturday00:00 - 00:0008:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:0011:00 - 23:59

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Darlington

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24 Chestnut Street

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Middleton St. George

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3 travellers who hired a car in Darlington gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.0

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Economy

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