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Harrogate car hire

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Harrogate car hire information

Pick-up locationHarrogate
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Hire locations2
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Harrogate

  • Hire a car in Harrogate to experience the freedom to explore at your own pace without relying on public transport. Some amazing destinations are only accessible by car, such as the Yorkshire dales, the Lake District, and Whitby. Hiring a car will also give you the freedom to change your plans last minute without having to worry about public transport timetables.
  • You can often find the best deals for car hire in Harrogate by searching in advance and comparing offers on KAYAK. Alternatively, you can book at a kiosk when you arrive at Harrogate Airport, but fewer car choices will be available. In addition, during peak seasons, you may find it difficult to secure a car altogether if you book last minute. The staff at these kiosks is usually very knowledgeable about the local area and can offer you some great tips on where to go and what to see. The car hire companies at Harrogate Airport are Alamo, Easirent, Hertz, and Firefly. When using the kiosks, have your driving licence and credit card ready.
  • The type of car you hire in Harrogate will significantly impact the cost. If you are only planning on driving around Harrogate, then a small economy car will be fine and won’t cost you much. However, if you are planning on driving out to the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake District, you may need a larger SUV from a car hire company in Harrogate, especially if you're travelling in a group. It will also be more comfortable to drive a car that can handle the winding roads and hills. Hiring a larger car will cost more, but it will be worth it when you get to your destination.
  • One way to save money when hiring a car in Harrogate is to avoid the congestion charges. These charges apply to vehicles that drive into the city centre during peak times. Therefore, if you are planning on driving into the city centre, it is best to do so outside these times. The congestion charge hours are Monday to Friday from 7 am to 6 pm.
  • Book your car hire in Harrogate at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Harrogate are around 45% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Harrogate

  • How much is the price of fuel in Harrogate?

    The average price of fuel in Harrogate is R130,26 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 563 and R2 084, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Harrogate?

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

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

    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 Harrogate?

    An Economy car hire in Harrogate costs R723 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car hire cost in Harrogate?

    A Standard car hire in Harrogate costs R1 428 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Harrogate costs R662 per day, on average.

  • What type of car do you recommend for driving in Harrogate?

    The best car to hire in Harrogate depends on your needs. If you are only planning on driving around the city, then a small economy car, such as Ford Fiesta, will be fine. However, if you are planning on driving out to the Yorkshire Dales or the Lake District, an SUV to handle the winding roads, such as a Honda CRV, might suit you better. Most major car hire companies will have a wide range of vehicles to choose from, so you should be able to find the perfect one for your needs.

  • What is the speed limit in Harrogate?

    The speed limit in Harrogate is 30 mph unless otherwise stated. This is the same for most of the city centre, but it can vary in some areas. Check the signs when driving your Harrogate hire car, as cameras often monitor the speed limit. If cameras or police catch you speeding, you will receive a fine. If caught speeding in a hire car in Harrogate, you may also have to pay an additional fee to the car hire company.

  • Where are the best places to park in Harrogate?

    The best places to park in Harrogate depend on where you are going. If you are planning on visiting the city centre, then there are a few public car parks that you can use. These include the multi-storey car park on Wellington Street and the open-air car park along the Prince of Wales Road. However, if you are planning on driving out of the city, plenty of free parking is available. Just be sure to read the signs as some car parks have time limits.

Harrogate car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,0

Very Good

2 reviews

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

8.0

3 locations in Harrogate

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Locations in Harrogate

220 Ripon Road

+44 1423 560999

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

Car Rental Centre

+44 113 391 1999

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00

Unit 2 Marrtree Business Park

+44 1423 560999

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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8,4 Very Good

Jan 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Good customer service,

Cons:

I really don't like having to guess fuel amounts when bringing cars back. I'd rather it was full and i bring it back full.

8,0 Very Good

Jul 2023

KAYAK
Subhan was very personal and this was a great start to our holiday experience with the car. Thank you

1 out of 1

Firefly

9,6

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Harrogate

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Car Rental Centre, Bradford International Airport

+44 843 309 3038

Monday07:00 - 23:00
Tuesday07:00 - 23:00
Wednesday07:00 - 23:00
Thursday07:00 - 23:00
Friday07:00 - 23:00
Saturday07:00 - 23:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00

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Hertz

7,0

Good

No reviews available

One location in Harrogate

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Locations in Harrogate

Car Rental Centre

+44 843 309 3038

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

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Budget

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2 locations in Harrogate

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Locations in Harrogate

Cheltenham Road

+44 142 350 7995

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Leeds Bradford Airport

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday13:00 - 19:00

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7,9 Good

Jun 2021

KAYAK
Excellent customer service, value for money and convenient location. The car was amazing but I found items from the previous renter including keys and there was no window fluid, and the windows were dirty. But my only frustration was no one answered the phone on the two occasions I needed information including extending the rental.

7,9 Good

Oct 2021

KAYAK
The gentleman was very pleasant. The car hadn't been cleaned properly or washed but we agreed it was ok. There was no parcel shelf in the car which was a bit of a concern when we had luggage etc.

10,0 Wonderful

Oct 2021

KAYAK
Car hire was perfect. Friendly & professional staff got a free upgrade car was in mint condition . Will defo hire from budget again. Cheers

7,9 Good

Sep 2021

KAYAK
No problems and nice clean car

1 out of 2

Alamo

No score available yet

One location in Harrogate

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Car Rental Centre

+44 113 391 1999

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday11:00 - 16:00

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2,0 Poor

Aug 2023

KAYAK
Booked for 16:00, office closes at 16:00! Any delay and employees (still there) won't give you your car; Only option : come tomorrow, we open at eleven. Abandoned on parking with kids and luggage in the rain on a parking lot in the middle of nowhere. And they proposed we get a car from Enterprise Clubcar in the meantime. Registering procedure is manual, was handled the next Monday and declined because we do not live in the UK. Such a bad experience.

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2023

KAYAK
Very helpful and cheerful staff at Leeds Bradford

10,0 Wonderful

Jan 2022

KAYAK
everything went smoothly without any problems.

1 out of 1

Easirent

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One location in Harrogate

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Coney Park, Harrogate Road

+44 113 323 4520

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8,0 Very Good

Apr 2022

KAYAK
The place was little bit strange - like old scrapyard, only with nice new cars. The office was in a construction cell. But everything worked, was very easy and the staff was very nice. Good and quick communication with the staff. Only be carefull - when you book the car through the kayak US page, the price will be without the CDW (Collision Damage Waiver). You will have to pay it at the counter or have your own printed intrnational insurance covering rent car damage - so you won't have that nice price as you find on kayak, even you book en english car in the UK (which is strange and there is no warning about that).

2,0 Poor

Mar 2022

KAYAK
When I tried to pick up they demanded that I take their collision damage insurance, even though I had waived that and said that I had it through American Express, AND wanted a £1500 deposit. I offered to purchase another online insurance policy and he said the company would not accept that. The fellow at the counter was very nice but he said it was the company policy and he had no control over it. He said it happened all the time and people were always shocked. I then asked what other renters would do and he said most people just paid it because they didn’t have another option. I refused and had him take me back to the airport. Then I went and rented a car elsewhere. More people need to walk away and not let this and other companies like this run this kind of SCAM. Kayak needs to drop them from their search.

1 out of 1

Free2Move

No score available yet

One location in Harrogate

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Grimbald Crag Road

+44 330 096 0556

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

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

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