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York car hire information

Pick-up locationYork
Car types
Hire locations7
Airport locations1

Cheap car hire in York

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SUV
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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in York

  • If you want to make the most of the city and get to see everything, a cheap car rental in York will give you flexibility and make it more convenient. The Jorvik Viking Centre is a must-see location while you're in the city - it offers a fun, interactive experience to visitors of all ages. The York Castle Museum is another must-see location where you can study the past more leisurely. Finally, take a stroll down to the Shambles to pick up all kinds of unique souvenirs to commemorate your trip to York. If you love chocolates, visit York’s Chocolate Story.  The chocolate museum explains how various generations established York as a global leader in chocolate and confections.
  • If you're renting a car in York as a foreigner from outside the United States, you must bring certain documents. For instance, Canadian citizens will typically need either a Canadian-approved driver's license with their name matching that on the rental paperwork or a passport as well as their valid driver's license. If your country does not have English-language licenses, also bring along an English translation of the document. Some cheap car rentals in York will require an international driver's license. Your rental company may also ask for additional documents as they may deem necessary.
  • Those arriving at York via an airplane will land at Leeds Bradford Airport. The airport is about 21 miles from York. You might consider renting a car at the on-site vehicle rental companies at the airport. These car rental providers include Avis, Europcar, Enterprise, and Hertz. The service providers make it simpler for consumers to return their cars after business hours by allowing them to drop off the keys in the appropriate company's dropbox at the Car Rental Center.
  • In York, the Blood Alcohol Concentration (BAC) limit for drivers is 0.08%. This means that if a driver's BAC is found to be 0.08% or higher, you can be charged with driving under the influence (DUI). For drivers under 21 years of age, there is a strict-tolerance policy for alcohol consumption while driving. A 0.02% BAC of a driver under the age of 21 can result in a DUI charge. Given the potential risks of spoiling your York vacation with drunk driving, some cheap car rental mal come with additional drivers listed in the rental agreement to help ensure safety.
  • There are a few things to know about driving once you car rental in York. The critical thing to be aware of is that there are driving limitations in several city center areas during specific hours of the day. As a result, you will need to park your car rental at one of the city's six Park & Ride facilities. The Park & Ride facilities offer free services. You can then catch a bus to the city center from there.
  • Using a one-way vehicle hire can be beneficial in certain circumstances, allowing renters to take advantage of the most convenient route to their destination without having to go back. However, different rates and fees associated with one-way rentals can vary between rental companies. It's important to do research and make sure you know the details before renting a car for a one-way trip from York. When selecting your vehicle, make sure you tick the checkbox for one-way rentals so there's no confusion or inconvenience down the line. Just like normal rental returns, you need to ensure the car is in its original condition, or you will incur additional charges.
  • Avoid driving during rush hour if you are going for a car rental in York. There are rush hours between 8 am and 10 am and 4 pm and 6:30 pm. The Hopgrove roundabout, which connects the A64 to the outer A1237 ring road, is the busiest during rush hour.
  • Book your car hire in York at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Compact car hire in York are around 57% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in York

  • How much is the price of fuel in York?

    The average price of fuel in York is R71,16 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between R854 and R1 138, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in York?

    Compact (Hyundai Veloster or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in York.

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

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

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

    A Compact car hire in York costs R626 per day, on average.

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

    A Standard car hire in York costs R652 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Special car hire cost in York?

    A Special car hire in York costs R756 per day, on average.

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

    The type of car to drive in York depends on your requirements and budget. For example, a compact model or an economy automobile are fantastic choices for a rental car if you want to spend a lot of time in York because they use less gas and are easier to maneuver through traffic. On the other hand, if you'd like more extra space, you might choose to rent a sedan. However, if you don't plan to spend much time in the city, you can select another type of vehicle, such as a luxury car or even a convertible in the summer when the weather is pleasant.

  • Which road trips can I make from York?

    Renting a car in York offers you an opportunity to explore more of York. Take a drive through the countryside to Lancaster County, known for its huge farmland and Pennsylvania Dutch cuisine. You can take a self-guided tour of the battlefield through the Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and the charming downtown area.

  • What is the speed limit in York?

    The built-up regions of York have a 30 mph speed restriction. However, you should watch out for locations where the limit is decreased to 20 mph, like those close to schools. As you leave the city center, the speed limit rises. You are allowed to drive at 60 mph on single lanes, while 70 mph is the maximum permitted speed on dual roads or highways.

  • What are the child safety regulations regarding York car rentals?

    Infants and toddlers should ride in a rear-facing car seat up until the maximum height or weight as stated by the manufacturer. Children aged 2-4 should remain in this type of car seat until those limits are reached. Those between 4-7 should use a forward-facing car seat with a harness, while 8-12-year-olds need to stay in a booster seat until they can properly fit into a seat belt.

  • Where are the best places to park in York?

    The City of York Council operates 15 public parking lots and numerous more privately owned parking lots. Thus parking is easy to come by across the entire city of York. Q-Park Shambles is ideal if you're seeking parking in York's downtown area. The parking lot is close to the Shambles, one of the city's most historic neighborhoods, and is located in the city's center. Additionally, Park & Ride services are available.  You can park your York car rental for free and take a bus to the city center.

York car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10,0

Wonderful

7 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

5 locations in York

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Locations in York

1290 Roosevelt Ave

+1 717 854 4151

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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16367 Caprice Ct

+1 717 235 9635

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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1925 South Queen Street

+1 717 845 6081

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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300 Arsenal Road

+1 717 849 5283

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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3250 Cape Horn Rd

+1 717 417 1821

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4,0 Mediocre

Nov 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

The amount of room in the van

Cons:

The car would accelerate on it own, the brakes were bad, and when I called hertz about the rental having issues they wanted me to drive 3 hrs to use another van and cancel part of my vacation. The customer service was sub-par

5,6 Fair

Feb 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

Tiny gas tank on gas guzzler = many stops for gas.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Great service on both ends. Car was great and fit our needs perfectly. It was only half full of gas but that was noted and when I brought it back full, the Rep took $40 off of my fee.

10,0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
Like the use of tablets for check-out and check-in. Makes the process much smoother and quicker.

10,0 Wonderful

Nov 2021

KAYAK
Friendly quick service staff. Vehicle was clean and met our needs at an affordable price.

1 out of 2

Hertz

9,5

Wonderful

12 reviews

Cleanliness

7.4

Comfort

9.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.9

2 locations in York

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Locations in York

303 Arsenal Road

+1 717 840 3209

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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Saturday09:00 - 12:00

3885 Carlisle Rd

+1 717 840 3209

Monday07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday07:30 - 17:00
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8,0 Very Good

Oct 2022

KAYAK
no pickup/dropoff service. car was clean but windows filthy.

10,0 Wonderful

Mar 2018

KAYAK

Pros:

Every thing

Cons:

Parking situation at the drop off. Lot was full

4,8 Mediocre

Dec 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Attendant nice

Cons:

Couldn’t adjust my overcharged car. I need to contact customer service. Why have an attendant anyway? Have a kiosk if all they can do is take the keys and print a receipt.

9,6 Wonderful

May 2017

KAYAK

Cons:

I will spend a few extra dollars next time to upgrade since this compact/economy car had a lot of road noise.

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2021

KAYAK
The car itself had a chemically clean smell, which was okay, and indicated that they do clean the cars, but there were some spill stains at various points around the car. I also felt like I wanted to take the vehicle to a car wash. I chose the “hertz picks” option for which car I received (which made the price better for me) so I expected it to not be a top of the line car. Overall it was a good option for my needs, and I would choose the same deal. The staff, and drop off/pick up procedures were easy and safe! 😊

10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2021

KAYAK

Cons:

Good car rent

1 out of 2

Budget

7,9

Cleanliness

7.9

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.9

Value for money

7.9

One location in York

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Locations in York

2008 North George Street

+1 717 478 4942

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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10,0 Wonderful

Jun 2018

KAYAK

Cons:

Service was excellent, fast and accurate. The salesperson was friendly, courteous and a pleasure to do business with. There was a good selection of vehicles to choose from.

9,6 Wonderful

Jul 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff was friendly and quick. Easy check in process.

1 out of 1

Avis

5,0

Cleanliness

5.0

Comfort

4.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

5.0

Value for money

4.7

One location in York

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Locations in York

3623 East Market Street

+1 717 751 6084

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
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2,0 Poor

Nov 2023

KAYAK
I booked online and everything when i went to pick it up the lady on the desk said im on a do not rent list. Im pretty sure she was being discriminated to me. She refused it without a valid reason. I have never rented previously from Avis so how would i be on a do not rent list. The lady on desk said call customer service and tell them we didn’t have any cars so they will refund your money. Apparently if i tell customer service that im on do not rent list then they will not refund my money. I have called the customer service and told them everything, they said they will investigate. After few days they found out that I wasn’t on do not rent list. They just apologised that all. I travelled from uk to usa . The car i was suppose to pick from usa. After they reject me i went through great stress as i had to look for few other places. It was my first time in usa so i was very very stressed. Finally after looking for few places i did found a car from hertz. It cost me bit more as i needed the car straight away. Also had to spend extra money on uber too. So it did end up costing me extra $200

2,0 Poor

Sep 2020

KAYAK

Pros:

Nothing

Cons:

Everything Custer sucked an the car wasn't clean due the guy dropped it off 2 minutes before he gave it to me an it has a dent in the bumper

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental from Avis cost less for 2 days that enterprises wanted for 1 day.

8,0 Very Good

Jun 2017

KAYAK

Pros:

Easy to work with

Cons:

NA

10,0 Wonderful

Sep 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

The rental agent was very friendly and made sure the car was clean and ready to go. The car was new and drove well, The Cruz got 36 mpg on this mostly highway trip. Very comfortable ride.

Cons:

No complaints

1,9 Poor

Sep 2021

KAYAK
The day before picking up the vehicle Avis called and cancelled my reservation. Ruining our entire trip.

1 out of 2

Easirent

4,6

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in York

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Locations in York

York Airport

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39 travellers who hired a car in York gave the car agency they used an average rating of 4.6

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Most popular car type

Compact

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