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Car hire Peterborough

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Car rental companies in Peterborough

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  • Budget

    8.7 (9604)
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  • Enterprise

    8.6 (1921)
    No rates available
  • Keddy By Europcar

    8.3 (3331)
    No rates available
  • Europcar

    7.9 (8061)
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  • Dollar Rent a Car

    8.1 (4314)
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Car rental companies in and around Peterborough

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Available locations in Peterborough:

London Rd Service Station
Midland Road

Location information for Peterborough

The city of Peterborough boasts a number of historic attractions as well as great nightlife and shopping venues. The city straddles the River Nene and is in a central position for travelling around the region. Fares for public transport are not cheap in this part of the country and self-drive vehicles are a more economical option. The cheapest deals can be located if you compare car hire online.



Peterborough railway station is a regional hub as it is a stop on the London to Edinburgh East Coast Main Line, and several cross-country routes also converge here. The city's majestic cathedral, the Guildhall and shops are within walking distance. Buses or taxis are the choices for reaching the suburbs and outlying villages, yet car hire in Peterborough provides much more freedom when exploring.

Car Hire Peterborough

A self-drive hire allows Peterborough visitors to see more than the cathedral. The city is in a prime spot for reaching the Fens, Cambridge and South Lincolnshire. Reputable suppliers offering rental vehicles in the city include Avis, Enterprise and Thrifty.


City centre locations are accessible on foot, but anywhere else is easier to get to by car. Outside weekday rush hours, roads in and around the city rarely get congested. A modern and well-signposted road system enables drivers to get around with the minimum of fuss.

Things To See and Do

The old market towns of Oundle and Stamford are both within a 20-mile radius when using car rental in Peterborough. Oundle features some interesting old churches and a 14th century pub, The Ship Inn. Beyond Oundle, the medieval Rockingham Castle is on the outskirts of Corby. Nearby Kettering is the home of Wicksteed Park, which is packed with amusements that will suit all age groups. Flag Fen is east of Peterborough and is a Bronze Age site with attached museum.

Best Time To Visit

Peterborough looks its best from late spring to around the end of August. The temperatures at this time average 20°C and, apart from the occasional summer storm, are conducive for a visit. Between November and early March, the thermometer hovers around the 2°C mark and there is often ice on the ground.

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    48 km/h
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    96 km/h
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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?
  • Budget
  • Enterprise
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Europcar
  • Dollar Rent a Car