Derby car rentals

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Derby car rental information

Pick-up locationDerby
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Rental locations20
Airport locations4

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Derby

  • Car hire in Derby will allow you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city and surrounding Derbyshire without having to rely on third-party operators like taxis and the local public transport system. You can plan each day’s itinerary at your own pace and simply drive everywhere whenever you want. Given that freedom, places that deserve a visit include Derby Cathedral, Pickford’s House Museum and the Derby Museum and Art Gallery. If you take about a 2.5-mile drive out of town, you’ll find Markeaton Park, known for the many activities that happen in its formal gardens and orangery, especially for children.
  • If you’re flying to Derby, you’ll land at East Midlands Airport. Here you can pick up your Derby car hire very conveniently, whether your booking through KAYAK is for Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar or another company. Their kiosks are all located inside the terminal building, on the western side. You’ll then be shown to the short-stay parking area just outside the terminal, where you’ll be able to get into your hire car and drive the roughly 15-mile route to Derby itself.
  • One of the biggest things to be aware of when driving in and around Derby is that it can snow quite a bit in winter. The local council issues snow warnings when the roads are likely to be affected, so keep an ear or eye out for those. You can also use Derbyshire county’s live road condition cameras, which you’ll find on the county’s official website. Most of the roads are gritted once the conditions warrant it, so this will help you if you’re not used to driving in snowy conditions. Make sure that you watch out for other cars in this kind of weather as well.
  • Rush hour in Derby is limited to the city centre and the various motorways that feed the city. In the latter case, stay clear of the M1 Southbound at the J23 intersection. Another particularly congested road is the A52 Westbound, where it meets the A6514. Lastly, during rush hours, which are between 08:00 and 09:00 in the morning and from around 16:00 till 17:30, try to avoid the A50. The traffic ebbs and flows, but the road can be challenging to cross or turn on to during busy times.
  • Book your rental car in Derby at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Standard rental cars in Derby are around 29% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Derby

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

    Once again, it’s the snow that you’ll have to bear in mind most when booking car hire in Derby. Make sure you hire a vehicle with high-traction tyres if you’re visiting in winter. An MPV or SUV will do you nicely, and a 4x4 will be even better. However, if you stick to the many gritted roads throughout the city, you’ll have no problem in a decent sedan, or even one of the smaller ones. Outside those times of the year you can expand your choice, but just be aware that you may have to deal with potholes caused by the snowy winter conditions.

  • What’s the speed limit in Derby?

    Speed limits are pretty strictly enforced in Derby, and they’re well signposted so you won’t be able to claim that you weren’t aware of them. In the centre of town and residential areas, don’t go faster than 30mph. On the single-carriageway arterials like the A50, you can travel up to 60mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Derby?

    The centre of Derby operates on a pay-and-display basis. These restrictions are in place between 08:00 and 18:00, which means that you can park for free on any of the streets at night. You will also only be able to park for 2h at a time in the town centre. Recommended parking areas include Willow Row, Stuart Street and Wardwick.

  • How much is gas price in Derby?

    The average gas price in Derby is ₪24.71 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between ₪296 and ₪395, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Derby?

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

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Derby?

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

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Derby?

    A Standard car rental in Derby costs ₪177 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Derby?

    An Economy car rental in Derby costs ₪127 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Derby?

    A Mini car rental in Derby costs ₪110 per day, on average.

Derby car rental reviews and directory

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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10.0

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Hilton Hotel, Main Lobby, Junction 24, M1

+44 116 243 7676

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Easy to communicate with the agent, was able to easily add another day to the rental. Was the cheapest price after looking through other rental companies. Car had no issues, was comfortable and easy to drive, clean and well kept.

1 out of 1

Budget

8.0

Very good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

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8.0

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8.0

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8.0

2 locations in Derby

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Building 9030/31

+44 344 544 6143

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East Midlands Airport

+44 344 544 6005

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
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Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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8.0 Very good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were very friendly.

1 out of 1

Europcar

7.3

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Derby

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Car Hire Returns

+44 371 384 0293

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Unit 1A Cranmer Road

+44 371 384 5911

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4.0 Mediocre

May 2023

KAYAK
Staff was friendly and helpful, but the charge was almost twice what was shown on Kayak

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
People were very friendly and organized. Car was great and exactly what we requested.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
Friendly and helpful staff

2.0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
We booked the car on kayak travelled to the derby depot to collect by bus then taxi filled in all the form to be told they don't accept that order on the confirmation email if we want that car they want a deposit of £18000 😳 or funny enough we can rebook at twice the quoted price there and then my advice don't book eurocar and uo out of pocket by £50 to get there for nothing end up using enterprise at a better price

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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Kempton Park Close

+44 843 309 3021

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1

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1 Royal Scot Road

+44 1332 202900

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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Saturday09:00 - 14:00
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Beaufort Court

+44 1332 383900

Monday08:00 - 18:00
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keddy by Europcar

8.0

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Unit 1A Cranmer Road- West Meadows Ind Estate

+44 371 384 5911

Monday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Wednesday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Thursday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
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Sixt

7.3

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1-2 Ascot Drive

+44-8444993399

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Hertz

6.9

Okay

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Kempton Park Close

+44 843 309 3021

Monday09:00 - 14:00
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Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:30 - 12:30
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Thrifty

5.6

Fair

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Unit C Mansfield Rd Railway Ho

+44 1332 291148

Monday08:30 - 17:30
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Friday08:30 - 17:30
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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

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Unit 1a Cranmer Road, West Meadows Ind Estate

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Free2Move

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Pentagon Island

+44 1332 362661

Monday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Tuesday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Friday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Saturday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
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Sir Frank Whittle Way

Monday09:00 - 14:00
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Stores

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Move Mee

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Hilton Hotel, Main Lobby

+44 1332 220770

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Sunnycars

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Cranmer Road Unit 1A

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7 travelers who rented a car in Derby gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

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