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Derby car rentals from $16/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 Derby with a pick-up date of 4/27 and drop-off date of 5/4. 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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Derby car rental information

Pick-up locationDerby
Car typesCompact, Compact SUV, Economy, Intermediate, Intermediate SUV, Mini, Passenger van
Rental locations20
Airport locations4
Popular agenciesEuropcar, GREEN MOTION , Budget, Enterprise Rent-A-Car

Cheap car rentals in Derby

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Economy$16/day
Compact$19/day
Intermediate$39/day
Mini$16/day
Passenger van$135/day
Compact SUV$19/day
Intermediate SUV$22/day
Best rates found by KAYAK users in the past 48 hours.

KAYAK’s top tips for renting a car in Derby

  • Car hire in Derby will allow you to enjoy the sights and sounds of the city and surrounding Derbyshire without having to rely on third-party operators like taxis and the local public transport system. You can plan each day’s itinerary at your own pace and simply drive everywhere whenever you want. Given that freedom, places that deserve a visit include Derby Cathedral, Pickford’s House Museum and the Derby Museum and Art Gallery. If you take about a 2.5-mile drive out of town, you’ll find Markeaton Park, known for the many activities that happen in its formal gardens and orangery, especially for children.
  • If you’re flying to Derby, you’ll land at East Midlands Airport. Here you can pick up your Derby car hire very conveniently, whether your booking through KAYAK is for Avis, Hertz, Sixt, Europcar or another company. Their kiosks are all located inside the terminal building, on the western side. You’ll then be shown to the short-stay parking area just outside the terminal, where you’ll be able to get into your hire car and drive the roughly 15-mile route to Derby itself.
  • One of the biggest things to be aware of when driving in and around Derby is that it can snow quite a bit in winter. The local council issues snow warnings when the roads are likely to be affected, so keep an ear or eye out for those. You can also use Derbyshire county’s live road condition cameras, which you’ll find on the county’s official website. Most of the roads are gritted once the conditions warrant it, so this will help you if you’re not used to driving in snowy conditions. Make sure that you watch out for other cars in this kind of weather as well.
  • Rush hour in Derby is limited to the city centre and the various motorways that feed the city. In the latter case, stay clear of the M1 Southbound at the J23 intersection. Another particularly congested road is the A52 Westbound, where it meets the A6514. Lastly, during rush hours, which are between 08:00 and 09:00 in the morning and from around 16:00 till 17:30, try to avoid the A50. The traffic ebbs and flows, but the road can be challenging to cross or turn on to during busy times.
  • 25% of our users found rental cars in Derby for $21 or less
  • Book your rental car in Derby at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Off-airport rental car locations in Derby are around 69% cheaper than airport locations on average
  • Compact rental cars in Derby are around 42% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about renting a car in Derby

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

    Once again, it’s the snow that you’ll have to bear in mind most when booking car hire in Derby. Make sure you hire a vehicle with high-traction tyres if you’re visiting in winter. An MPV or SUV will do you nicely, and a 4x4 will be even better. However, if you stick to the many gritted roads throughout the city, you’ll have no problem in a decent sedan, or even one of the smaller ones. Outside those times of the year you can expand your choice, but just be aware that you may have to deal with potholes caused by the snowy winter conditions.

  • What’s the speed limit in Derby?

    Speed limits are pretty strictly enforced in Derby, and they’re well signposted so you won’t be able to claim that you weren’t aware of them. In the centre of town and residential areas, don’t go faster than 30mph. On the single-carriageway arterials like the A50, you can travel up to 60mph.

  • Where are the best places to park in Derby?

    The centre of Derby operates on a pay-and-display basis. These restrictions are in place between 08:00 and 18:00, which means that you can park for free on any of the streets at night. You will also only be able to park for 2h at a time in the town centre. Recommended parking areas include Willow Row, Stuart Street and Wardwick.

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

    On average a rental car in Derby costs $22 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 Derby found in the last 2 weeks is $22.

  • What is the cheapest car rental company in Derby?

    In the past 72 hours, the cheapest rental cars were found at Europcar ($16/day), GREEN MOTION ($34/day) and Budget ($39/day). In the last 72 hours the cheapest rental car price was found at Europcar Unit 1A Cranmer Road DE21 6JL (1 miles from city center).

  • Can I rent an automatic car in Derby?

    Yes, automatic cars are available in most car renting companies in Derby. 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 Derby?

    The average gas price in Derby is $7.03 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 Derby?

    Compact (Class Compact SUV or similar) is the most frequently booked rental car type in Derby.

  • Which car rental companies are at Manchester airport (MAN)?

    Car rental companies onsite at Manchester airport include DRIVALIA, Europcar, GREEN MOTION, Sixt, Alamo, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget and Avis.

  • 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 Europcar, GREEN MOTION, Sixt, Alamo, Dollar, Hertz, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, Avis, and National.

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

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

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

    A Compact car rental in Derby costs $28 per day, on average.

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

    An Economy car rental in Derby costs $30 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car rental cost in Derby?

    A Mini car rental in Derby costs $21 per day, on average.

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

    In Derby, cars are most frequently rented at GREEN MOTION Hilton Hotel, Main Lobby, Junction 24, M1 (9 miles from city center).

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

    On average a rental car in Derby costs $155 per week ($22 per day).

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

    On average a rental car in Derby costs $664 per month ($22 per day).

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

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

  • How many car agencies are operating in Derby?

    KAYAK has deals for you to compare from 13 car rental agencies in Derby.

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

    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 Derby?

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

Derby car rental reviews and directory

GREEN MOTION

10.0

Wonderful

1 review
Best rated
Cheapest deal
Most popular

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

One location in Derby

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Locations in Derby

Hilton Hotel, Main Lobby, Junction 24, M1

+44 116 243 7676

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday09:00 - 14:00

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10.0 Wonderful

Sep 2023

KAYAK
Easy to communicate with the agent, was able to easily add another day to the rental. Was the cheapest price after looking through other rental companies. Car had no issues, was comfortable and easy to drive, clean and well kept.

1 out of 1

Budget

8.0

Very good

1 review

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

8.0

Value for money

8.0

2 locations in Derby

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Building 9030/31

+44 344 544 6143

Opening times not available

East Midlands Airport

+44 344 544 6005

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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8.0 Very good

May 2019

KAYAK

Pros:

Staff were very friendly.

1 out of 1

Europcar

7.3

Cleanliness

8.3

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

7.6

Value for money

6.0

2 locations in Derby

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Car Hire Returns

+44 371 384 0293

Opening times not available

Unit 1A Cranmer Road

+44 371 384 5911

Opening times not available

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4.0 Mediocre

May 2023

KAYAK
Staff was friendly and helpful, but the charge was almost twice what was shown on Kayak

10.0 Wonderful

May 2023

KAYAK
People were very friendly and organized. Car was great and exactly what we requested.

10.0 Wonderful

May 2022

KAYAK
Friendly and helpful staff

2.0 Poor

Jan 2022

KAYAK
We booked the car on kayak travelled to the derby depot to collect by bus then taxi filled in all the form to be told they don't accept that order on the confirmation email if we want that car they want a deposit of £18000 😳 or funny enough we can rebook at twice the quoted price there and then my advice don't book eurocar and uo out of pocket by £50 to get there for nothing end up using enterprise at a better price

1 out of 2

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

No reviews available

One location in Derby

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Kempton Park Close

+44 843 309 3021

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 14:00

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Enterprise Rent-A-Car

8.0

Very good

No reviews available

2 locations in Derby

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1 Royal Scot Road

+44 1332 202900

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

Beaufort Court

+44 1332 383900

Monday08:00 - 18:00
Tuesday08:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:00
Saturday09:00 - 14:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

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keddy by Europcar

7.6

Good

No reviews available

One location in Derby

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Unit 1A Cranmer Road- West Meadows Ind Estate

+44 371 384 5911

Monday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Tuesday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Wednesday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Thursday08:00 - 18:0018:30 - 23:59
Friday18:30 - 23:5908:00 - 18:00
Saturday08:00 - 18:0013:30 - 23:59
Sunday

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Sixt

7.3

Good

No reviews available

One location in Derby

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1-2 Ascot Drive

+44-8444993399

Opening times not available

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Hertz

6.9

Okay

No reviews available

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Kempton Park Close

+44 843 309 3021

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00
Saturday09:30 - 12:30

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Thrifty

5.6

Fair

No reviews available

One location in Derby

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Unit C Mansfield Rd Railway Ho

+44 1332 291148

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

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

No reviews available

One location in Derby

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Unit 1a Cranmer Road, West Meadows Ind Estate

Opening times not available

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Free2Move

No score available yet

3 locations in Derby

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Pentagon Island

+44 1332 362661

Monday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Tuesday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Wednesday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Thursday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00
Friday08:00 - 18:0013:00 - 16:00
Saturday13:00 - 16:0008:00 - 18:00

Sir Frank Whittle Way

Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00

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Monday09:00 - 14:00
Tuesday09:00 - 14:00
Wednesday09:00 - 14:00
Thursday09:00 - 14:00
Friday09:00 - 14:00

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Move Mee

No score available yet

One location in Derby

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Hilton Hotel, Main Lobby

+44 1332 220770

Opening times not available

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Sunnycars

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One location in Derby

Locations in Derby

Cranmer Road Unit 1A

Opening times not available

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8 travelers who rented a car in Derby gave the car agency they used an average rating of 7.3

Car rental locations in or near Derby

Good to know

Most popular agency

GREEN MOTION

Most popular car type

Compact

Average price

$22/day

Good deal

$21/day

When to book a rental car in Derby

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