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Car hire Carlisle

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Car hire Carlisle Carlisle 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.

Car rental companies in Carlisle

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

  • Enterprise

    9 (1605)
  • Avis

    8.5 (4842)
  • Alamo

    8.5 (7436)
  • Arnold Clark Vehicle Rental

    8.5 (1)
  • FireFly Car Rental

    8.5 (3266)
  • Hertz

    8.2 (5661)
  • Budget

    8.1 (8456)
  • Europcar

    8.1 (6678)
  • Keddy By Europcar

    7.9 (2779)
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    7.8 (3605)
  • Sixt

    7.8 (2550)

Location information for Carlisle

Carlisle sits along the Eden River's banks and it serves as the Cumbria's administrative centre. The town is embraced by a lovely countryside and they share a world-renowned archaeological and architectural heritage together with vast acres of picturesque wilderness areas. The Manchester International Airport is the main gateway to the sights and sounds of the town, while cheap car hire in Carlisle ensures that travellers can get around easily.

Carlisle's main attraction is the Hadrian's Wall that prides itself with the Birdoswald, a fort that is already among the UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The fort boasts spectacular views of the River Irthing, and although it is already in ruins, components from the frontier system of the Romans can still be seen on-site. The three gateways and the curtain walls of the fort have been excavated for clear viewing, as well as the remains of the basilica and the original granaries.

Carlisle is also home to more historically interesting places including the remains of the Carlisle Castle that stood proudly during the medieval era. There is also the Tullie House with its art gallery and museum, and the magnificent Carlisle Cathedral. The town itself also serves as the home for the Luguvalium, a defense post of ancient Rome, as well as the Caer Lue ruins from the British settlement.

The town boasts some of the country's finest bed-and-breakfasts, hotels, and guesthouses together with restaurants that serve a variety of scrumptious local dishes. The nightlife in Carlisle varies, and there is a place that suits the individual preferences of visitors and locals for what a fun night should be. Choices include lively upscale clubs, laid-back bars, and country-style pubs that are quieter.

Cumbria is a region that stands close to the town, with car rental ensuring that travellers that visit there to view its natural beauty consisting of coastal sceneries and breathtaking landscapes. Availing cheap car hire in Carlisle also lets the traveller drive to the Lake District National Park, the first national park of the world where an array of outdoor activities ensure that its visitors won't be bored.

Practical information

  • Currency
    British pound
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
  • Language
  • Popular car category
  • Popular rental companies
    Keddy By Europcar

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?

This label indicates that a rental car satisfies the following requirements: Unlimited kilometers, no excess liability (and no excess cover available), sustainable energy policy, and that the car rental company has a good reputation. Availability of cars satisfying these four requirements will speed up the selection of a suitable vehicle for you.

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
  • Avis
  • Alamo
  • Arnold Clark Vehicle Rental
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Hertz
  • Budget
  • Europcar
  • Keddy By Europcar
  • Dollar Rent a Car
  • Sixt
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