Peterborough car hire

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Peterborough car hire information

Pick-up locationPeterborough
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Hire locations14
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Peterborough

  • A car hire in Peterborough offers better mobility and convenience than public transport when it comes to exploring the multitude of parks, as well as cultural and historical places of interest the city has to offer. Additionally, its flat topography makes it ideal for motor transport. When compiling your sightseeing list, visits to the grand Elton Hall (about 10 miles) or the spectacular Burghley House (approx. 15 miles) should rate as top choices. For a breezy afternoon diversion, the 41-mile drive down to Cambridge via the A1/A14 is an excellent adventure.
  • London Luton Airport (LTN) is the closest major airport to the city (48 miles) and therefore one of the best places to get a car hire in Peterborough if you are commuting by plane. To arrive at the Car Hire Centre you’ll need to board the free shuttle bus, which leaves Bay C of the terminal bus station located just outside the terminal exit and across the street.
  • Since it’s not a major tourist destination you shouldn’t expect major traffic queues or gridlock along city streets and highways, but that doesn’t mean you won’t encounter a few now and then. The downtown area is pockmarked with attractions, businesses and institutions so moderate to heavy pedestrian, bike and motorcycle flow should be anticipated. Areas to avoid during the usual rush hour periods include the A15 (Bourges Boulevard), A47 (Soke Parkway) and A1139 (Frank Perkins Highway), which are the main highways flowing vehicles in and out of the city.
  • The peak period for the normal morning rush is 07:00-09:00 and the huge Boongate Roundabout just outside City College Peterborough is one area that should be avoided during these hours. The A15 near Queensgate Shopping Centre might be tricky between 13:00-15:00 and the evening rush period between 18:00-20:00 is busiest on the A47 and A1139. If your travel plans take you across either of these arteries, have a back-up route in case of emergencies.
  • Book your car hire in Peterborough at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price

FAQs about hiring a car in Peterborough

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

    Present-day Peterborough is a modern city, which means that most vehicles should have little difficulty on streets in the city centre. Of course, small economy cars and compacts are always easier to manage and park, but you do sacrifice a bit of comfort when compared with an SUV or other luxury vehicle.

  • What’s the speed limit in Peterborough?

    The mandatory speed limit on all city streets within the precincts of Peterborough is 20mph. In certain areas outside populated zones or commercial districts, speeds can increase to 30mph to ease the flow of traffic. The A15, A47 and A1139 all carry maximum limits of 50mph, which can increase the further outside the city you drive. Boongate Roundabout is a prime area where CCTV and traffic cams are in effect, so be wary of yielding vehicles, cyclists and motorcycles in the area.

  • Where are the best places to park in Peterborough?

    Peterborough City Council offers on-street metered parking on several of its streets. These pay-and-display areas are always short stay and though the tariff is constant (£1.50) the time limit can vary from 30min up to 2h. Please note that between 20:30-08:00 on-street parking is free throughout the city, if you can find a spot. The Council also administers a dozen or so car parks where you can leave your Peterborough car hire and enjoy daytime or evening pleasures. The rate at these garages ranges from £1-£2 per hour and a few are multi-storey facilities.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Peterborough?

    The average price of fuel in Peterborough is R131,18 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 574 and R2 099, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Peterborough?

    Mini (Kia Picanto or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Peterborough.

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

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

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

    A Mini car hire in Peterborough costs R651 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular car hire location in Peterborough?

    In Peterborough, cars are most frequently hired at keddy by Europcar London Road Service Station (1 km from city centre ).

Peterborough car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10,0

Wonderful

3 reviews
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Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Peterborough

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Bourges Boulevard

+44 1733 568088

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday10:00 - 13:00
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Unit 1 Viking Trade Park

+44 1733 894777

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00
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Europcar

8,0

Very Good

2 reviews

Cleanliness

7.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

7.0

One location in Peterborough

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London Road Service Station

+44 371 384 5927

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8,0 Very Good

Aug 2022

KAYAK
Very straightforward. Sensible staff. The one thing I would say is that the necessity of getting the DVLA code so that they can view the licence is not very clear on the documentation. I don't hire cars regularly and was unaware of this relatively new requirement. As it happened I was able to get my NI number to make the request for the code on the spot. Without it, I would have been truly stuffed.

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Firefly

9,6

Wonderful

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Unit 7 Barnack Business Park

+44 173 353 0578

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
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Saturday08:00 - 17:00
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keddy by Europcar

8,0

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London Road Service Station

+44 371 384 5927

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

7,5

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Midland Road

+44 344 544 7122

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Avis

7,4

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Midland Road

+44 344 544 6089

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Friday08:00 - 17:00
Sunday08:00 - 17:00
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Hertz

7,0

Good

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One location in Peterborough

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Unit 7 Barnack Business Pk

+44 173 353 0578

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

5,6

Fair

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Astore House

+44 1733 352555

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
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Easirent

4,8

Mediocre

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17 Stapledon Road

+44 173 379 7376

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FLIZZR

8,0

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Vitas Business Centre

+44 844 499 3399

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Free2Move

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Tyrrell Park

+44 844 334 9218

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:30
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Sunnycars

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Bourgos Boulevard

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5 travellers who hired a car in Peterborough gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6,7

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Mini

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