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South Yorkshire car hire

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Top tips for hiring a car in South Yorkshire

  • You will need to have a car seat for any children who aren't either 12 or older, or over 135 cm tall. Luckily, most South Yorkshire car hire companies can provide seats. Alternatively, there are also some companies in Sheffield and Doncaster that offer car seats for hire along with other handy items for young children, such as strollers.
  • Many people who visit the Peak District National Park, just outside South Yorkshire, choose to explore with a car. It's a great way to see as much as possible. However, you should be prepared for some narrow roads, sharp turns and somewhat steep drops. Additionally, bear in mind that in some areas the speed limit is very restricted and cars can only drive up to 5 mph. You'll be sharing the roads with cyclists, hikers, horse riders and other road users. Cars must give way to all other road users, so be prepared to stop where necessary.
  • When choosing your vehicle, bear in mind that Sheffield, South Yorkshire's largest city, has a Clean Air Zone in place. This likely won't affect most drivers, unless you're choosing a larger vehicle such as a van, but the restrictions can change, so it's always best to double-check. If your vehicle doesn't meet the restrictions, you'll need to pay a fee to enter, which is usually around £10. You can pay this up to six days before or six days after you enter.
  • If you're planning on flying to South Yorkshire, you'll likely arrive at Manchester Airport (MAN), around an hour outside the region. Luckily, there are several car hire companies available at the airport. Once you've collected your bags, head outside to take the shuttle bus to the Car Rental Village. There are many companies available including Enterprise, Hertz and Avis. This is generally the best option for most people arriving by air, as the South Yorkshire car hire locations aren't always easily accessible by public transport.
  • Book your car hire in South Yorkshire at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Mini hire cars in South Yorkshire are around 8% more expensive than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in South Yorkshire

  • What is the most popular car hire in South Yorkshire?

    Mini (Toyota Aygo or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in South Yorkshire.

  • How can I find car hires near me in South Yorkshire?

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

  • Should I hire a car in South Yorkshire?

    Hiring a car in South Yorkshire is an ideal option for anyone who wants to enjoy the most freedom on their trip. There are a number of beautiful places in the region, including the Pennines and the Peak District National Park, which are best explored by car. The main other way of getting around the region is by bus, which isn't as practical for anyone travelling with a significant amount of luggage or larger groups.

  • What is driving like in South Yorkshire?

    Driving conditions will vary greatly depending on where you're travelling in the region. Outside the cities, you'll mostly find the roads to be fairly quiet, although they may also be a little trickier to drive on. They may not be as well maintained as roads in the cities, and blind turns are more common. On the other hand, cities will usually be busier, and you should be prepared to encounter narrow roads and one-way streets. This is particularly true in Sheffield, where you may prefer to use one of their Park & Ride car parks instead of driving in the city centre.

  • How old do you have to be to hire a car in South Yorkshire?

    Most South Yorkshire car hire companies will hire a standard car to drivers aged 21 or older. However, if you're hiring a car between the ages of 21 and 24, you can expect to pay an additional Young Drivers Surcharge that's added to your daily fee. Some larger or luxury vehicles may be restricted to older drivers, either over 25 or over 30. You will usually need to have held your driving licence for at least 12 months. If your licence is issued by an EU or European Economic Area country, you can drive any vehicle allowed by your original licence. If your licence is issued outside this area or in Jersey, Guernsey or the Isle of Man you can hire a car but not a larger vehicle, such as a passenger van.

Car hire directory

  • enterprise

    Enterprise Rent-A-Car car hire locations in South Yorkshire

    9 Locations

  • free2move

    Free2Move car hire locations in South Yorkshire

    7 Locations

  • sunnycars

    Sunnycars car hire locations in South Yorkshire

    5 Locations

  • keddy

    keddy by Europcar car hire locations in South Yorkshire

    5 Locations

  • firefly

    Firefly car hire locations in South Yorkshire

    4 Locations

  • budget

    Budget car hire locations in South Yorkshire

    3 Locations

  • europcar

    Europcar car hire locations in South Yorkshire

    3 Locations

  • hertz

    Hertz car hire locations in South Yorkshire

    3 Locations

  • avis

    Avis car hire locations in South Yorkshire

    2 Locations

  • dollar

    Dollar car hire locations in South Yorkshire

    2 Locations

  • easirent

    Easirent car hire locations in South Yorkshire

    2 Locations

  • thrifty

    Thrifty car hire locations in South Yorkshire

    2 Locations

Good to know

Most popular car type

Mini

When to book a rental car in South Yorkshire

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