Corby is situated on the east side of England's midlands, which gives you access to some great historical towns. Oxford is only 70 miles to the southwest and Birmingham 63 miles east. Booking a car hire in Corby means you will have the freedom and convenience of exploring these parts of Great Britain. A Corby car hire is also an ideal way of getting about the town, especially if you have been shopping.
Sorting out your car hire in Corby through KAYAK gives you the freedom to pick up and drop off in different locations. Birmingham airport is the closest International airport to Corby and has several large car hire firms present in the arrival’s hall, which also have offices in Corby. Manchester is another popular arrival’s airport. They have a car hire village that can be used to pick up and drop off your car hire.
There are so many things to see and places to go that planning your trip is the best way to see everything. The fast motorways are great for getting around the country; however, the country road and town centres can be a little tougher to find your way around. Adding a GPS navigation system when you hire your car is highly recommended as this will help you find your way around without local knowledge.
Corby is no different from the rest of Northamptonshire when it comes to town centre road planning. There are many cycle lanes across the town that are clearly marked. There are also plenty of bus lanes, as with the cycle paths, they are clearly marked on the road as well as with road signs. CCTV monitors bus lanes, and Northamptonshire County Council will issue fines if you stay in them for too long. Getting in and out of Corby is easy though it can be slow-moving during the rush hours. Morning from 08:00 to 09:30 and evenings from 17:00 to about 18:30 Monday to Friday is the worst.
Book your rental car in Corby at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
FAQs about renting a car in Corby
Based on our information, car rental agencies in Corby only have manual transmission cars.
The average gas price in Corby is $7.48 per gallon over the past 30 days. Filling up a gas tank costs between $90 and $120, depending on the car size.
Should you be remaining local during your stay, a small town car is ideal. If you are using Corby as a base from which to explore the United Kingdom, then a larger car will be more comfortable. The countryside in Britain makes for a lovely drive, but some of the hills can be quite steep. For touring the Northamptonshire region, a medium-sized car or SUV will give you the power to negotiate the area with room for bringing the family.
Corby town centre has various speed limits, mostly 20mph or 30mph. The road signs will tell you the maximum speed of the road. Motorways have a maximum speed of 70mph. The area has many yellow digital speed cameras, which are easy to spot. Many stretches of the motorways now have average speed cameras.
Fuel prices are up and down all the time. Around the area, you can expect to be paying somewhere between £1.21 per litre to £1.24 per litre for diesel and between £1.17 per litre and £1.22 per litre for unleaded. Motorway service stations are considerably more. You can be looking at an extra £0.37 per litre.
On-street parking is limited in the city centre. An NPC carpark at the Oasis Retail Park offers a patrolled facility quite cheap at about £1 for 2h. Parkland Gateway and Victoria Place, near the boating lake, both offer great value at about £0.60 for 2h. Friday and Saturday are market days in the town. The market is set up between the Oasis Retail Park and the Post Office Square nearby. The carparks are extra busy these days. These prices were correct at the time of writing.
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