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Car hire Derby Derby is an independent car hire comparison site. Our system compares prices from well-known car hire companies. As a customer, you can always book your hire car through us at a competitive rate.

Popular rental locations in Derby

The following rental locations are the most popular for renting a car in Derby

Car rental offers in Derby

Whether you're looking for a small rental car or a station wagon for the entire family, we will always have a suitable vehicle for the lowest price. Below are some examples from our selection in Derby.

Car type
Passenger van

Car rental companies in Derby

Below are the car rental companies in Derby with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • Alamo

    9 (8834)
    From £ 26 / day
  • National Car Rental

    8.8 (406)
    From £ 27 / day
  • Budget

    8.5 (9766)
    From £ 23 / day
  • FireFly Car Rental

    8.5 (3857)
    No rates available
  • Enterprise

    8.4 (1973)
    From £ 26 / day
  • Europcar

    8.4 (8255)
    No rates available
  • Hertz

    8.1 (6988)
    No rates available
  • Avis

    8 (6068)
    From £ 23 / day
  • Green Motion

    7.9 (1942)
    From £ 14 / day
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.9 (3472)
    No rates available
  • Easirent

    6.4 (517)
    No rates available
  • Drivalia

    7.2 (567)
    No rates available

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Our customers rate us a 8.8/10 out of 1347

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Car rental companies in and around Derby

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Location information for Derby

Resting on the banks of the Derwent River, Derby is a moderately large city in the East Midlands region of England. It is only a few kilometres west of the M1 motorway, and boasts some surprising attractions for tourists. The best method of transportation around the city is via private car, so tourists are recommended to compare car hire online and book early to save on rates.



East Midlands Airport is about 30 minutes' drive from Derby. However, arriving into the city by rail is also popular among travellers. Discovering the sites of the city is possible on foot, but buses patrol the streets too. For expedience and comfort, however, no transport method beats car hire in Derby.

Car Hire Derby

There are plenty of companies offering rental facilities in the city. Practical, National and Enterprise are among the largest companies found in Derby. Scenic drives to some magnificent places are recommended, like Buxton and the famous Peak District. In the long run, public transport can actually be more expensive than hiring a vehicle.


Within the city, walking around is a great way to see the downtown sights. However, driving in the city isn't recommended because traffic congestion and parking issues create problems for motorists. Most tourists prefer to drive when getting away from the heart of Derby as the open roads around the city transport travellers safely and expediently.

Things To See and Do

Just over 20kms from the heart of Derby is the Peak District National Park, which was the first national reserve in the United Kingdom. Buxton is also 25kms northeast of the city, featuring markets, spa facilities and beautiful architecture. Car rental in Derby gives tourists quick access to Nottingham's Sherwood Forest Reserve and the City of Caves. Sherwood Forest is the home of the legendary Robin Hood.

Best Time To Visit

The summer months from May through to August are the best times to visit Derby. Temperatures in summer are mild, averaging about 20°C. Winter temperatures can fall below 7°C and rainfall is usually highest between November and February, making it difficult to really enjoy a visit to Derby.

Practical information

  • Currency
    British pound
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
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  • Popular car category

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by at this location?
  • Alamo
  • National Car Rental
  • Budget
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Hertz
  • Avis
  • Green Motion
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Easirent
  • Drivalia