Ensure you hire a car in York before you reach this city's famous cobbled streets, so you can enjoy the cultural and historical attractions the area has to offer rather than worry about how to navigate your way using public transport.
Renting a car in York from the comfort of your own home is easy using DriveNow's easy-to-navigate system. It allows you to compare York rental car rates from the UK's leading car rental companies - Avis, Hertz, Budget, Europcar and SIXT.
There are no hidden costs associated with this system and you will not be stung with booking fees. All you need to do is provide your email address and the details of your rental car in York will be sent to you.
Once you reach your destination, you pay for your car upon collection in York - a simple and straightforward end to the booking process.
Then, you can enjoy a relaxing stay amidst all the historical wonders and country charm York has to offer.
Since 2003 DriveNow has provided a free unbiased booking service to the travelling public to make it easy to compare vehicles and pricing and then book online to lock in the cheaper rates at no cost and no risk.
We search the rates provided by the UK's top car rental companies so you get the best rate when you decide to hire a car in York.
Which car hire companies are available in York?
DriveNow's rental partners in York are Avis, Hertz, Budget and Europcar.
How old must I be to rent a car in the UK?
You can rent a car in the UK if you are at least 21 years old, but there are surcharges for drivers under age 25 and the choice of cars may be limited.
Do I need an international drivers permit (IDP)?
If your licence is in English, and is a full licence, you do not need an IDP when you rent in the UK. However, if it is in another language you will require an IDP. You should carry both your licence and the permit when you drive.
Are there any important driving rules?
Cars on UK roads drive on the left. Distance and speed are measured in miles. However, petrol is measured in litres.
If you are on a motorway, the speed limit will be 70mph. For major highways, the limit is 60mph and in urban areas you don't want to exceed 30mph unless otherwise signposted. Speed cameras operate across the country.
Seatbelts are required, and if you have children under 12 years old or less than 135 cm high, they must be fitted into a child booster seat. This can be included in your rental car booking.