Wakefield car hire

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Wakefield car hire information

Pick-up locationWakefield
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Hire locations7
Airport locations0

Cheap car hire in Wakefield

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Wakefield

  • When you’re visiting this Yorkshire town, you’ll find attractions not only in the central area, but also on the outskirts and in the surrounding countryside. While there is a public transport system, if you want to be able to go anywhere you want at any time, setting your own itinerary, car hire in Wakefield becomes a very attractive option. One of the most famous landmarks in town is The Hepworth, home to a world-class modern art collection. The National Coal Mining Museum for England provides close-up insights into the area’s blue collar heritage.
  • The nearest airport, where you can sort out Wakefield car hire, is Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA). All you need to do when you arrive is go straight to the car hire centre. It’s not at all hard to find or to get there. Head from baggage collection into the terminal, immediately turn to the east side, and you’ll see plenty of kiosks with brand signage in front of you. Once you’ve sorted out the formalities, the car park is outside the main terminal exit. Hop in your hire car, take the short 15-mile drive into Wakefield, and you’ll be all set.
  • Wakefield takes driving safely very seriously, especially given the number of schools in the town, so you’ll find many traffic-calming measures in place, including mini-roundabouts, speed bumps and cushions. They won’t cause any problems, though; as long as you drive sedately, you won’t mind them much. Other road users are usually polite and observant, so it should be a pleasant experience.
  • As you’d expect, rush hours in Wakefield occur at the usual peak road activity hours between roughly 07:30 and 09:00 and then again from around 16:00 to 17:00. Doncaster Road and Newton Bar can become pretty congested, but you’re in luck here, as you can take the Eastern Relief Road to skirt these. You should also be aware of slow moving traffic when you’re in the area of Hartshead Moor service roads. The J40 is another faster moving road that can serve as a good alternative during rush hours. If you’re using car hire in Wakefield, bear these roads in mind.
  • Book your car hire in Wakefield at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard car hire in Wakefield are around -5% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Wakefield

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

    Given that you have alternative roads to take when traffic gets congested, you can book any type of saloon to get you around Wakefield. If you’re on a budget, or are going to be forced to travel along the busy roads in rush hour traffic, a more compact city car will probably be a better bet. The Yorkshire countryside is also worth exploring if you’re there on holiday, in which case book yourself a nice and spacious MPV.

  • What’s the speed limit in Wakefield?

    You won’t always see speed limit signs in Wakefield, so always remember that the limit in the town itself is 30mph. What you will see are signs indicating that you’re about to enter a 20mph zone, so be on the lookout for those. When you’re heading out of the town to explore Yorkshire, then you’ll be at motorway speeds of 70mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Wakefield?

    The city council operates several car parks in the centre of the city, which cost a few pounds an hour across the board. These include Rishworth Street Car Park, which is open around the clock, Merchant Gate Car Park and Borough Road Car Park. If you’re at one of the large department stores, you can get free parking for up to 3h.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Wakefield?

    The average price of fuel in Wakefield is R126,05 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 513 and R2 017, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Wakefield?

    Standard (Class Commercial Truck or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Wakefield.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Manchester airport (MAN)?

    The only car hire company onsite at Manchester airport is DRIVALIA.

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

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

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

    A Standard car hire in Wakefield costs R1 408 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Wakefield costs R687 per day, on average.

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

    A Mini car hire in Wakefield costs R525 per day, on average.

Wakefield car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,0

Very Good

1 review
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2 locations in Wakefield

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165-169 Dewsbury Road

+44 1924 375000

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487 Huddersfield Road

+44 1924 422650

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7,6 Good

Nov 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The car was perfect for what we needed it for. Great customer service.

Cons:

We booked a 7 seater which said it would be a vivaro or similar. We needed 7 seats plus plenty of boot space as we were going away for a week, we had suitcases and a pram. When we arrived to pick it up we were shown a small car with no boot space once all the seats were up. This was obviously too small, by chance there was a Hyundai I800 that had just been brought back while we were on the forecourt. So this was cleaned up for us. I do not know what would have happened if that vehicle had not been returned. Overall, the service was fan and would definately use again.

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keddy by Europcar

8,0

Very Good

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2 locations in Wakefield

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Thornes Lane

+44 371 384 3459

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Unit 8 Chantry Bridge Ind Est- Thornes Lane

+44 371 384 3459

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Europcar

7,0

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Unit 8 Chantry Bridge Ind Est

+44 371 384 3459

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Free2Move

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2 locations in Wakefield

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5 Methley Road

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Chantry Bridge

+44 1924 376771

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A Car Rental

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61 Thwaite Gate, Leeds

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Practical Car & Van Rental

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21 Smyth Street

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One traveller who hired a car in Wakefield gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7,4

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