Whitehaven car hire

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Whitehaven car hire information

Pick-up locationWhitehaven
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Hire locations2
Airport locations0

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Whitehaven

  • Choosing car hire in Whitehaven is the perfect way to explore England’s beautiful Lake District. Many of the Lake District’s most popular attractions, such as the Blakeley Raise Stone Circle, Ennerdale Lake, and the Scale Force Waterfall, are not accessible via public transport but can be easily reached by car. Hiring a car in Whitehaven will also allow you to take your bike with you to explore popular routes, like the trails in the Northumberland National Park, which are located around a 2h drive from Whitehaven.
  • If you are flying to the Lake District for your stay in Whitehaven, the closest international airports are Leeds/Bradford Airport (LBA) and Newcastle International Airport (NCL). Both these airports have a range of on-site car hire services, where you can pick up your vehicle. If you are landing at LBA, you will find car hire desks located around a 10min walk from the terminals. This route is well signposted and starts at the mid-stay car park where you exit the terminal. Meanwhile, at NCL, the car hire desks are located mainly on the south side of the Arrivals Hall. LBA is around a 3h drive from Whitehaven, while Whitehaven can be reached from NCL in roughly 2h.
  • Whitehaven is a popular tourist spot, especially in the summer months through June-August. When you’re driving in Whitehaven itself, it is a good idea to keep your speed slightly below the official speed limit and be aware of holidaymakers walking on or crossing the roads. If you plan to explore the Lake District with your hire car, remember that some areas do not have mobile phone signal, so you should take a map or local guidebook with you when heading out for a hike. It is also a good idea to keep some water in the car in case you end up taking a scenic route and being out longer than expected.
  • When choosing car hire in Whitehaven, drivers should be aware that the town experiences a high volume of traffic in June, July, and August. You may also find that traffic is heavier on weekends, especially on public holidays when people head to the seaside. Roads further inland and in the Lake District area are generally quieter and do not have a lot of congestion. If you are driving in and out of Whitehaven, it is a good idea to avoid rush hour (07:00-09:00 am and 17:00-19:00 pm), as roads leading into the town may be busy at these times.
  • Book your car hire in Whitehaven at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate car hire in Whitehaven are around 13% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Whitehaven

  • How much is the price of fuel in Whitehaven?

    The average price of fuel in Whitehaven is R127,99 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R1 536 and R2 048, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Whitehaven?

    Intermediate (Nissan Qashqai or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Whitehaven.

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

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Whitehaven?

    An Intermediate car hire in Whitehaven costs R1 347 per day, on average.

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

    A Compact car hire in Whitehaven costs R977 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car hire in Whitehaven costs R1 243 per day, on average.

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

    When selecting your Whitehaven car hire, it is important to think about the type of vehicle you need for your trip. A smaller vehicle is a good choice if you plan to mainly stay in the town or explore the surrounding coastline. Smaller cars are easier to manoeuvre in town centres and use less fuel on shorter trips. However, if you want to take long drives around the Lake District, a larger vehicle that can perform better at higher speeds might be an excellent choice for navigating the area’s spacious, rural roads. A larger car will also give you more space for hiking gear, picnics, or cycling equipment.

  • What’s the speed limit in Whitehaven?

    Like the rest of the UK, the speed limit in built-up areas in Whitehaven is 30 mph. When you are travelling on rural single-carriageways, this speed limit increases to 60 mph and on motorways, the UK speed limit is 70 mph. Take care when driving in small towns and villages, as the speed limit can vary in urban areas.

  • Where are the best places to park in Whitehaven?

    Choosing car hire in Whitehaven is a great option because the town is well-equipped with car parks and secure parking spaces. Most car parks around Whitehaven are pay and display, and you will receive a fine if you do not have a ticket. In general, you can usually expect to pay around £2-3 for a 1h stay and around £6 for 24h. Most natural attractions and beauty spots around the Lake District have free car parks that are subject to availability.

Whitehaven car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8,1

Very Good

1 review

3 locations in Whitehaven

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County Coachworks

+44 1229 820055

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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Oxford Street

+44 1946 694697

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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Preston Street

+44 1946 694697

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Quick service at the airport, received an excellent car with low miles. At drop-off, agent drive me to my hotel accommodation in the next town, even though they were closing when I arrived.

1 out of 1

Arnold Clark

10,0

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County Garage, Blackwood Road

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Firefly

9,6

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Les Merriemes, St Martins

+44 1481 239516

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Avis

7,5

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Main Street

+44 194 683 4384

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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Budget

7,4

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Prospect Garage

+44 194 683 4384

Monday09:00 - 12:00
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FLIZZR

8,0

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Prospect Works/Main St

+44 844 499 3399

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Free2Move

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Dobies Business Park

+44 843 320 6370

Monday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 17:00
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Sunnycars

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Prreston Street

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

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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