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Popular rental locations in Leicester

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

Car rental offers in Leicester

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 Leicester.

Car type
Passenger van

Car rental companies in Leicester

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

  • Enterprise

    8.6 (2026)
    From £ 28 / day
  • Europcar

    8.5 (8409)
    No rates available
  • Budget

    8.5 (9893)
    From £ 21 / day
  • Keddy By Europcar

    8.4 (3615)
    No rates available
  • FireFly Car Rental

    8.4 (3886)
    No rates available
  • Sixt

    8.3 (3509)
    No rates available
  • Avis

    8.1 (6183)
    From £ 25 / day
  • Hertz

    7.5 (7085)
    No rates available
  • Green Motion

    7.4 (2012)
    From £ 18 / day
  • Alamo

    9 (8991)
    From £ 27 / day
  • National Car Rental

    8.3 (414)
    From £ 30 / day
  • Drivalia

    7.1 (621)
    No rates available
  • Easirent

    6.4 (530)
    No rates available

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Car rental companies in and around Leicester

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Available locations in Leicester:

1 Samuel Street
33 St Matthews Way
Oakstead Garages

Location information for Leicester

Few English cities can claim a history as old as Leicester, which still includes ancient baths and pavements from its earliest beginnings as a Roman military outpost called Ratae Corieltauvorum. Today, Leicester has become the most populated city in the East Midlands as well as Great Britain's first environmental city. Leicester is currently in the middle of a major regeneration project expected to further increase its already thriving tourism industry.



The closest airport to Leicester, East Midlands Airport, lies 37kms northwest of the city in Castle Donington. With car hire in Leicester it takes between 45 and 60 minutes to drive between Leicester and the bigger Birmingham International Airport. Leicester's rail station stands near the A6 in the city centre's east end, but there are also a number of bus stops throughout the city.

Car Hire Leicester

East Midlands Airport, among the best locations to compare car hire near Leicester, is conveniently situated along the M1 motorway leading not only to Leicester, but also north towards a number of other cities and south to London. The city of Leicester itself also boasts a tremendous choice of vehicles for rent.


Leicester's inner ring road and its one-way systems may appear intimidating to first-time visitors, but patience goes a long way when using car rental in Leicester. The city's surrounding motorways are even simpler to navigate, especially the M69 motorway towards Birmingham and the M1 motorway towards London and several other English cities. There are more than 8,500 parking spaces in Leicester.

Things To See and Do

Visitors to Leicester may wish to join the locals on relaxing day trips to nearby Bradgate Park and the Rutland Water reservoir. The ruins of a 12th century manor home turned castle are the main attractions in Ashby de la Zouch, a market town about a 30-minute drive northwest of Leicester. Another picturesque town, Melton Mowbray, stands at roughly the same distance northeast of Leicester. The bustling city of Birmingham lies less than 70kms away.

Best Time To Visit

Like most other parts of central England, Leicester experiences a temperate climate, with especially wet winters and much sunnier summers. December and January are Leicester's coldest and wettest months, but temperatures climb considerably once April and May arrive. The sun can shine for up to 15 hours during Leicester's long summer days, when temperatures can reach up to 25°C.

Practical information

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    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?
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Budget
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Sixt
  • Avis
  • Hertz
  • Green Motion
  • Alamo
  • National Car Rental
  • Drivalia
  • Easirent