Take in the sites and scenery of Huddersfield with a hire car and enjoy the flexibility that comes with it. Huddersfield car hire provides you with the freedom to explore this glorious market town at your leisure and makes it even easier to get to popular tourist sites surrounding the town. In around 11min you could be at Castle Hill, a historical landmark on the outskirts of Huddersfield, which is much quicker than alternative transport options such as by bus.
Around 28 miles from Huddersfield town centre is one of the largest international airports in the north of England, Manchester Airport (MAN). Approximately a 50-minute drive from the town centre, at this airport you’ll find a wide range of companies to pick from. Household names such as Enterprise, Hertz and Europcar can all be located in the Manchester Airport Car Rental Village. To get to there, you can follow the signs to the bus stops at each terminal, where you’ll be able to jump on a free shuttle bus. These leave regularly at approximately 10min intervals.
Huddersfield is a rather busy market town in the north of England, sandwiched between two larger cities, Manchester and Leeds. Whilst the city centre itself is small, the residential areas are quite vast in comparison, so a sat nav could be very helpful when driving your car hire in Huddersfield. Close to the town centre is Huddersfield University, which has thousands of students completing their studies, so beware of students crossing the road when going to and from the university.
Huddersfield’s roads get far busier during rush hour due to many of its residents driving to the neighbouring cities for work. If you don’t want to get stuck in traffic, try avoiding travel between 08:00 and 09:00 and 17:00 and 18:00, especially on Castlegate and Queensgate ring road, which connect to the main entrance and exit roads to the town. Due to its location in the north of England, Huddersfield is also likely to get snow during winter months, which can cause congestion on the roads and major delays. Weekends can also get popular with fans flocking to the town to see their rugby idols play for Huddersfield Rugby Union Football Club, so it’s advised to check the fixture list to avoid traffic before and after games on a match day.
Book your car hire in Huddersfield at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Compact car hire in Huddersfield are around 33% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Huddersfield
To get the most out of your car hire in Huddersfield, it would be best to get a car that is compact so that you can navigate the small town centre roads with ease. This might also benefit you when you come to looking for a parking space, as you might be able to get into smaller parking bays.
There are various speed limits in Huddersfield and the surrounding roads, ranging from 20mph in more built up, residential areas to 40mph on other roads like Castlegate and Queensgate ring roads, which has numerous speed cameras. Any changes in speed limit will be signalled by road signs.
You will find numerous places to park in Huddersfield town centre such as Huddersfield Bus Station Car Park and Market Hall Car Park. It’s free after 18:00 between Monday and Saturday and up until midday on Sundays. You can also park at the car park at Huddersfield Station from only around £6 per day. All of these car parks are only a short walk to the city centre.
The average price of fuel in Huddersfield is R125,51 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 506 and R2 008, depending on the car size.
Compact (Ford Focus or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Huddersfield.
The only car hire company onsite at Manchester airport is GREEN MOTION.
The only car hire company that offers shuttle or pick-up services from Manchester airport to off-airport locations is GREEN MOTION.