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Chester car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Chester

  • There is no better way to explore a city than at your own pace, giving you the freedom to explore when and where you want to. Car hire in Chester allows you to see all that the city has to offer and makes visiting the beautiful Cheshire countryside that bit easier. You can get to sites such as Chester Zoo, which is 3.5 miles away from the centre of Chester, in around 10min, which makes hiring a car more convenient than alternative modes of transport such as a bus.
  • One of the largest international airports close to Chester is Manchester Airport (MAN), situated about 33 miles from the city centre and approximately a 40min drive away. There are many rental companies at the airport to choose from, including Enterprise, Hertz and Europcar, which can all be found at Manchester Airport Car Rental Village. There is a free shuttle bus you can catch that leaves every 10min from each terminal, just follow the signs to the bus stop upon arrival.
  • Chester is a relatively small city, which is easy to navigate around, especially if you add a sat nav to your Chester car hire to ensure you don’t get lost. Keep an eye out for cyclists though, as bicycles are becoming a more and more common mode of transport across the UK, especially in smaller cities like Chester. Make sure you pay attention when turning, as cyclists often wind in between traffic when it’s congested.
  • Like most cities, driving at rush hour will be busier and therefore slower for you. Due to the compact size of Chester, during peak travel periods (weekdays between 17:00 and 18:00) you may find it will take you longer to get to your destination. The ring road in Chester is particularly affected by increased traffic. Weekends are busy in Chester, as it is a popular tourist city due to its medieval wall and buildings. Chester Racecourse also draws in crowds of racing fanatics throughout the racing season, which will inevitably make the city that much busier. There is also a significant chance of bad weather during winter months, with heavy rainfall and snow a common occurrence, which can cause havoc on the roads.
  • Book your rental car in Chester at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy rental cars in Chester are around 74% cheaper than other car types, on average

Chester car rental experiences: the best tips from KAYAK users

Insights shared by verified travelers who rented a car in Chester 
Verified travelerOct 2023
Android auto from mobile worked well when connected to vehicle USB
Verified travelerMay 2023
Make sure you know opening hours. And make sure it’s the Local Chester office on Bumpers Lane and not one of the nearby airports.

FAQs about renting a car in Chester

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Chester?

    Chester is a relatively compact city with lots of tourism throughout the year, so it would be advised that you choose a small car for your car hire in Chester. A smaller car will also help you find parking spots which other, larger cars might not be able to fit into.

  • What’s the speed limit in Chester?

    When driving through residential zones in Chester, you must keep to the 20mph speed limit which has been put in place. In the city centre, there are areas, however, where the speed limit is still 30mph. Although, due to the nature of the roads, it may be hard to drive this fast. Leaving Chester to drive to Manchester, there are motorways, such as the M56, which have the national speed limit of 70mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Chester?

    Parking at Chester Racecourse is always a popular option because, from just £4, you can park for the entire day close to the city centre. Other great places to park include NCP Car Park on Pepper Street or Cuppin Street Car Park, both of which are only a short walk from the centre of the city, albeit a little more expensive, starting at £6 for 2h.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Chester?

    The average price of fuel in Chester is RM 33.51 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between RM 402 and RM 536, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Chester?

    Economy (Ford Fiesta or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Chester.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Manchester airport (MAN)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Manchester airport include GREEN MOTION and Europcar.

  • Which car rental companies will pick you up at Manchester airport (MAN)?

    Car rental companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Manchester airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, and Europcar.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Chester?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Economy car rental cost in Chester?

    An Economy car rental in Chester costs RM 98 per day, on average.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Chester?

    An Intermediate car hire in Chester costs RM 472 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Chester?

    A Mini car hire in Chester costs RM 161 per day, on average.

Chester car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

8.6

Very Good

3 reviews

Cleanliness

8.6

Comfort

9.3

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.3

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Chester

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15 Bumpers Lane

+44 1244 588541

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15 Bumpers Lane

+44 371 384 3450

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8.0 Very Good

Oct 2023

KAYAK
Car great, pickup easy. Not possible to call provided Europcar UK numbers with roaming mobile. No drop off instructions. No way to contact Europcar and advise fault with vehicle.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
Staff at pickup location in Chester were very helpful and easy to work with. Drop off at Heathrow was easy. Staff there also very helpful.

8.0 Very Good

Jun 2022

KAYAK
Pick up in Chester was really good, staff at Chester office polite and efficient. Europacar did explain car was older than normal due to issues getting new cars built / delivered. Car was ok but although recently cleaned was still dirty with ingrained marks / dirt in seats and carpets.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

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2 locations in Chester

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7 Abbots Mead, Parkgate Road

+44 843 309 3019

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 13:00

Hawarden

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keddy by Europcar

8.7

Very Good

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3 locations in Chester

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15 Bumpers Lane

+44 1244 588541

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Airbus (uk) Broughton

+44 124 452 4025

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City Road- Meeting Point: Outside City Rd Exit

+44 124 458 8503

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.1

Very Good

No reviews available

One location in Chester

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Unit 1 Bumpers Lane

+44 1244 399393

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 13:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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Avis

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Chester

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128 Brook Street

Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00

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Budget

7.4

Good

No reviews available

One location in Chester

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128 Brook Street

+44 1244 318286

Monday09:00 - 13:00
Tuesday09:00 - 13:00
Wednesday09:00 - 13:00
Thursday09:00 - 13:00
Friday09:00 - 13:00

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Easirent

4.8

Mediocre

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One location in Chester

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Hawarden

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

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One location in Chester

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15 Bumpers Lane, Chester, England

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Sunnycars

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2 locations in Chester

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15 Bumpers Lane

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Bumpers Lane

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Free2Move

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One location in Chester

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302 Sealand Road

+44 1244 391240

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:30

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Thrifty

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21 Bumpers Lane

+44 1244 374600

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30

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3 travellers who rented a car in Chester gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.9

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Chester car hire information

Pick-up locationChester
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