Durham

Cheap Car Hire in Durham

Durham
29 May — 5 Jun
Same drop-off
Durham
Sun 29/5
Noon
Sun 5/6
Noon
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What is the cheapest time to hire a car in Durham?

January

£32

February

£40

March

£62

April

£67

May

£64

June

£70

July

£66

August

£56

September

£40

October

£49

November

£60

December

£48

Currently, the cheapest month to rent a car in Durham is January. The most expensive time to rent a car is June. The cheapest prices for each month are shown above, but prices will vary based on availability, how far out you book your rental car, and of course, car type.

Top hire agencies in Durham

All major car hire suppliers in Durham
7.2
Good
9 reviews1 location
Overview

Cleanliness

6.6

Comfort

8.0

Overall

6.6

Pick-up/drop-off

7.1

Value

8.0
5.8
Okay
21 reviews2 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

6.0

Comfort

6.0

Overall

5.8

Pick-up/drop-off

5.7

Value

6.0
5.7
Okay
11 reviews5 locations
Overview

Cleanliness

5.6

Comfort

6.0

Overall

5.6

Pick-up/drop-off

5.9

Value

5.6
1 location

Car Hire FAQs

What are the requirements to hire a car in Durham?

When looking to hire a car in the city of Durham, there are a few requirements as a driver to fulfill, like needing to be at least 18 years old and possibly not older than 75 to apply for a car hire. You will also need your driving licence and third party insurance. If you are from a country outside the UK or EU, you will also need your passport with relevant visas, as well as your proof of address in your home country and your onward travel information for after you leave the country.

What are the rules for driving in Durham?

You will need to have your local driving licence as well as an international driving permit if you are not a European Union citizen. If you have a UK or EU driving licence, you will be able to hire a car and drive in the UK without an international licence. When hiring a car in Durham, you should always follow the rules of the road in the United Kingdom. All drivers must drive on the left-hand side of the road, and you must watch for the speed limit signs, as they change very frequently across the country; and, of course, you should not drink and drive. If you are planning to have a night out, it is always advisable to book a taxi there and back. It is also best to contact Durham motor vehicle officials to see if there have been any recent law changes.

What type of car is recommended for driving in Durham?

Durham is a city in North East England, located south of Newcastle, situated on the River Tyme. When driving around the city, it is recommended you hire a smaller car to navigate the city a bit easier and allow you to use those smaller parking spaces with ease. But if you are intending to travel outside of Durham, it may be a better idea to hire a bigger and more durable car for those longer drives. You will have to find out what vehicle best suits your purpose in Durham.

Where are the best places to park in Durham?

Parking your car in a city is always a tough task, as more often than not, almost all parking spaces will be taken up or you will be left with parking that is very far away. On most occasions if you are booking accommodations in Durham, you will have parking available at your establishment of choice. If this isn't an option, the next bet would be to find a non-metered street where you could park your hired car overnight. Otherwise, in worst case situations, you will always be able to park your car at the dealership where you hired the car or at a car park that costs a fee.

Which car rental company is considered to be the best in Durham?

Taking our users’ ratings and reviews into consideration, Avis (8.1 rating), Budget (7.6 rating) and Enterprise (7.4 rating) seem to be the best car hire companies in Durham.

What are gas prices like in Durham?

The average price of petrol in Durham is £0.96/litre over the past month, costing you anywhere between £43 and £62 to fill up a car’s fuel tank.

How much does it cost to hire a car in Durham for a week from Thrifty?

Thrifty is one of the top picks in Durham. They can have you in a hire car for about £400 per week on average.

How far in advance should I hire a car in Durham for the best price?

Booking early can save you upwards of 27% on your car hire. Booking your vehicle at least 90 days in advance can you get you a great below-average price in Durham.

Can I rent a car for a month in Durham?

Typically, how long you can hire a car for depends on the inventory of the supplier. For Durham however, it is certainly possible to rent a car for an entire month.

What car do most people hire in Durham?

The most popular car chosen by those travelling to Durham is Economy (Hyundai Accent) based on our Cheapflights data.