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Carlisle car rentals from $17/day

This price is the cheapest per day rate found by a KAYAK user in the last 72 hours by searching for a car rental in Carlisle with a pick-up date of 8/13 and drop-off date of 8/27. Fares are subject to change and may not be available at all agencies or on all dates of rental. Click the price to replicate the search for this deal.
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Cheap car rentals in Carlisle

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Vauxhall Corsa car
Vauxhall Corsa
or similar SMALL
2
2
4-5
$18/day
Class Compact Crossover car
Class Compact Crossover
or similar SMALL
4
2
2/4
$20/day
Kia XCeed car
Kia XCeed
or similar MEDIUM
5
3
2/4
$20/day
Citroen C1 car
Citroen C1
or similar SMALL
2
2
2/4
$17/day
Vauxhall Crossland car
Vauxhall Crossland
or similar SUV
4
2
4-5
$20/day
Class Intermediate SUV car
Class Intermediate SUV
or similar SUV
5
3
4-5
$22/day
Kia Cee'd SW car
Kia Cee'd SW
or similar SMALL
4
2
4-5
$38/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Carlisle

  • Take a trip to the north of England and use your Carlisle car hire to explore this border city and beyond. Utilise your car hire in Carlisle to drive around the city and visit harder-to-reach areas, which other transport methods aren’t as convenient for. Take in all the sights of the city, such as Carlisle Cathedral, before driving out to Watchtree Nature Reserve. Around a 20min drive and 8.5 miles from the city centre, you will have much more flexibility for getting here with car hire than alternative modes of transport such as bus or taxi.
  • The closest major airport to Carlisle is Newcastle Airport (NCL), which is about 50 miles away and takes around 1h 15min to reach. Here you will find a range of car hire companies to choose from for your onward journey. Car hire companies such as Avis and Europcar can all be found within the main terminal building in the Arrivals hall. One you’ve got your keys, you will be taken to your car to check it over before you can set off on the rest of your journey. There is only one terminal at this airport, so you will find it easy to locate the car hire kiosks upon arrival.
  • Carlisle is a relatively large city close to the Scottish border. It also isn’t that far from Newcastle, so during peak times roads can get quite busy with visitors and commuters. A popular university city, there will be lots of students during term time, so keep an eye out for pedestrians crossing the road, especially during the evening on Botchergate, which is where the majority of the bars can be located. Cycling is also becoming more popular across the UK, including in Carlisle, so you can expect a significant number of cyclists on the road. Keep an eye out for them with Carlisle car hire, particularly when turning or on roundabouts.
  • Carlisle is a popular town for both its own Roman history and its close proximity to the Scottish border. Throughout the year there will be many tourists driving to the city, so it can get busy. During rush hour (between 08:00 and 09:00, then from 17:00 to 18:00), there is also likely to be an increase in traffic, with many locals heading to work from inside and outside the city. Others will be travelling towards Newcastle for work, which can make Brampton Old Road rather busy during peak times. The city centre can also get busy during the weekends, as tourists travel to see the impressive cathedral and the iconic Old Town Hall. Take this into account when you’re driving with car hire in Carlisle, so that you don’t unnecessarily travel during the busiest time.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Carlisle for $26 or less
  • Book your rental car in Carlisle at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate rental cars in Carlisle are around 13% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Carlisle

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

    You will only need a compact car to explore the city of Carlisle itself. However, if you’re travelling into the countryside towards Scotland, a 4x4 is recommended as it will deal with the off-road surfaces better.

  • What’s the speed limit in Carlisle?

    Carlisle has a mix of speed limits. More residential areas of the city are limited to 20mph, while other parts of the centre are 30mph and Brampton Old Road has a limit of 40mph. There are lots of speed cameras in the UK, and Carlisle is no different, so make sure you stick to the speed limits in place.

  • Where are the best places to park in Carlisle?

    You can park at Viaduct Car Park for £1.20 for 1h, or £3.60 for the entire day. Alternatively, you can park at West Walls Car Park for £1.20 for 1h, or £4.10 for the whole day. Both of these are located in the city centre and within walking distance of the main attractions.

  • How much does it cost to rent a car in Carlisle?

    On average a rental car in Carlisle costs $33 per day. But prices differ between operators and you can save money through a price comparison of car rental deals from different agencies. The cheapest price for a car rental in Carlisle found in the last 2 weeks is $26.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Carlisle?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at keddy by Europcar ($17/day) and Routes Car & Truck Rentals ($22/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at keddy by Europcar Corner Of Junction St CA2 5UG (1 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Carlisle?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Carlisle. As cars with manual transmission are more common in many countries, you might have to pay an additional charge for renting an automatic car.

  • How much is gas price in Carlisle?

    The average gas price in Carlisle is $6.99 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $84 and $112, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular rental car in Carlisle?

    Intermediate (Peugeot 3008 or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Carlisle.

  • Which car rental companies are at Carlisle Lake District airport (CAX)?

    The only car rental company onsite at Carlisle Lake District airport is keddy by Europcar.

  • How can I find car rentals near me in Carlisle?

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

  • How much does an Intermediate car rental cost in Carlisle?

    An Intermediate car rental in Carlisle costs $56 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car rental cost in Carlisle?

    A Compact car rental in Carlisle costs $70 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Standard car rental cost in Carlisle?

    A Standard car rental in Carlisle costs $33 per day, on average.

  • What is the most popular rental car location in Carlisle?

    In Carlisle, cars are most frequently rented at keddy by Europcar Corner Of Junction St (1 miles from city center).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car for a week in Carlisle?

    On average a rental car in Carlisle costs $232 per week ($33 per day).

  • How much does it cost to rent a car long term for a month in Carlisle?

    On average a rental car in Carlisle costs $994 per month ($33 per day).

  • Should I get insurance when renting a car in Carlisle?

    Most car rental providers in Carlisle offer insurance but the level of protection can differ substantially. If you're unsure whether to get extra protection for your car rental in Carlisle, check out KAYAK's car rental insurance guide.

  • How many car agencies are operating in Carlisle?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 15 car rental agencies in Carlisle.

  • What do I need to know before booking a car rental in Carlisle?

    Finding the right price, understanding the add-ons and staying up to date with policy changes can be a challenge. That’s why KAYAK has produced the ultimate guide to renting a car to help you cut though the jargon and make the right choice for your rental car. Find tips and insights for how to book your rental, what car rental insurance you’ll need, how to deal with a car rental agency and what extra fees to expect (and avoid!).

  • Why should I use KAYAK to rent a car in Carlisle?

    KAYAK searches thousands of car rental agencies to provide you with offers from all car rental agencies operating in Carlisle so that you can compare car rental rates, reviews and pick-up and drop-off locations to find the best deal for you.

Carlisle car rental reviews and directory

Europcar

9.0

Wonderful

3 reviews
Cheapest deal

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

9.0

Value for money

9.0

2 locations in Carlisle

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Corner Of Junction St

+44 371 384 3449

Opening times not available

Junction Street

+44 871 384 3449

Opening times not available

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10.0 Wonderful

Nov 2023

KAYAK
Friendliest pick up EVER

6.0 Okay

May 2022

KAYAK
Forcing you to pay more money on the no claims to stop you getting hit with a big bill if someone else hits your car . Robbery !

1 out of 1

Arnold Clark

10.0

Wonderful

No reviews available

Best rated

One location in Carlisle

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Wakefield Road Kingstown Ind Est

+44 122 851 7281

Opening times not available

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Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Carlisle

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8 Lancaster Street

+44 843 309 3016

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Carlisle

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10 Church Street

+44 122 859 9877

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

127 London Road

+44 1228 594941

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 17:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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keddy by Europcar

8.2

Very good

No reviews available

Most popular

2 locations in Carlisle

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Locations in Carlisle

Carlisle airport

+44 371 384 3449

Opening times not available

Corner Of Junction St

+44 371 384 3449

Monday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Tuesday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Wednesday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Friday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Saturday13:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Sunday

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Avis

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Carlisle

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99 London Road

+44 1228 590823

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

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Budget

7.5

Good

No reviews available

One location in Carlisle

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99 London Road

+44 1228 590823

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

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Hertz

7.0

Good

No reviews available

2 locations in Carlisle

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Site 8 St Nicolas Ind Est

+44 843 309 3016

Monday09:30 - 16:30
Tuesday09:30 - 16:30
Wednesday09:30 - 16:30
Thursday09:30 - 16:30
Friday09:30 - 16:30
Saturday09:30 - 16:30

Site 8, St Nicolas Ind. Est

+44 843 309 3016

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00

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DRIVALIA

6.7

Okay

No reviews available

One location in Carlisle

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Border City Autos

Opening times not available

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Carlisle

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Corner Of Junction St, Next To Dixon Chimney, Carlisle

Opening times not available

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FLIZZR

7.4

Good

No reviews available

One location in Carlisle

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3 James St

+44 844 499 3399

Opening times not available

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Hire Automotive Group

4.7

Mediocre

No reviews available

One location in Carlisle

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239 Kingstown Rd

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Sunnycars

No score available yet

3 locations in Carlisle

Locations in Carlisle

127 London Road

Opening times not available

Border City Autos, Crown St

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Corner Of Junction St

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Free2Move

No score available yet

2 locations in Carlisle

Locations in Carlisle

Grearshill Road

+44 1228 545486

Monday09:00 - 17:00
Tuesday09:00 - 17:00
Wednesday09:00 - 17:00
Thursday09:00 - 17:00
Friday09:00 - 17:00

Parkhouse Road

+44 330 096 0549

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Friday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00

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Thrifty

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2 locations in Carlisle

Locations in Carlisle

18 Millbrook Rd

+44 1228 597300

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

Spellar Way

+44 1228 597300

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:30 - 17:30

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3 travelers who rented a car in Carlisle gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.5

Car rental locations in or near Carlisle

Good to know

Most popular agency

keddy by Europcar

Most popular car type

Intermediate

Average price

$33/day

Good deal

$26/day

When to book a rental car in Carlisle

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Rental car prices as pick-up date approaches

Carlisle car rental information

Pick-up locationCarlisle
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Compact station wagon, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini
Rental locations24
Airport locations1
Popular agencieskeddy by Europcar, Routes Car & Truck Rentals