What you should know before hiring a car in Bradford
|Bradford city centre|
|Leeds Bradford Airport (LBA): 6 mi from city centre|
Car hires in Bradford: practical information
Where to rent a car in Bradford
Heading to West Yorkshire for a trip? Then Bradford will be your first stop. This old Saxon city is the corner block to this park of England. The best way to get here is to book flights to Leeds. The Leeds-Bradford International Airport is located a little more than 8 miles away, easily done with a car hire Bradford airport. There are three car rental companies located in the terminal building: Avis, Hertz and Europcar. Always compare car hire in Bradford before booking to ensure you get the best possible price.
If you don't book a discount car hire at the airport, you can also pick up a car hire Bradford city centre. National and Europcar have you taken care of on Nelson Street. Avis also has a branch on Oak Avenue.
Driving in Bradford: parking and other tips
It's easy these days to find parking in Bradford. The city operates 15 car parks located around the city to make it easy for both locals and visitors to park in the city centre. It costs 60p/hour and £3.50/day. At those prices you definitely can't complain! Parking is free on Sundays, all Bank Holidays and daily after 6:00pm. Prices may vary between car parks, some even offer free parking from 2:00pm-4:00pm, Westgate for example.
You can also book hotels in Bradford with parking available. This is the most ideal option if you're going to have cheap car rentals in Bradford for your entire stay.
Road trips from Bradford: what to do, what to see
Leeds is just 10 miles away from Bradford with a cheap rent car. This city is known for its nightlife so make dinner reservations and hit the theatre or check out some of the live music Leeds is known for! The city is a beautiful mix of Georgian, Victorian and modern architecture. Chapel Allerton is one district not to be missed for its dining circuit.
Have your sweetie along for your holiday in Bradford? Take a trip to Todmorden, a beautiful (and romantic) Victorian town on the outskirts of Greater Manchester. Stroll along the Pennine Way, a footpath that wanders into the countryside. This is the perfect setting for a picnic for two, check out the old secondhand bookshops to find some classics and do a little shopping. It is 20 miles away.
Head north-west for 30 miles and you'll happen along some of the more picturesque scenery in all of England. Of course we're talking about the Yorkshire Dales. Rolling green hills, rock walls and herds of sheep. Bring a walking stick (or pick one up along the way) and a good pair of hikers.