What you should know before hiring a car in York
|York city centre
|RAF Linton-on-Ouse (HRT): 9 mi from city centre
Car hires in York: practical information
Where to rent a car in York
The closest airport to York is the Leeds-Bradford International Airport, followed by Manchester Airport. From either of these you can rent a car to reach York. At Leeds Airport choose your rent car for York from Hertz, Avis or Europcar. At Manchester Airport choose the cheapest car rental to York from Europcar.
If you're looking for a car hire York train station then you have two choices: Europcar or Hertz.
Driving in York: parking and other tips
Driving in York doesn't come highly recommended. Roads were better designed for horse and buggy rather than cars. The city is doing it's bit to help reduce the use of cars in the city centre by jacking up parking prices. It is recommended to leave your economy car rental in York either at a Park & Ride station, at your hotel or in a city car park.
Road trips from York: what to do, what to see
Castle Howard is 16 miles from York and makes a great afternoon trip from York. It was used as one of the locations in the filming of Brideshead Revisited. Since you have an affordable car hire in York, take the time to visit Kirkham Priory while you're at it. There are a number of other historical sites in an around these as well including Bolton Abbey and Riveaux Abbey.
Leeds is, of course, the biggest city in Yorkshire and is 25 miles drive from lovely York. It boasts a full line-up of restaurants, theatres, concerts… the nightlife in general is spectacular here. Why not visit in summer when the city hosts a number of excellent festivals?
Is any proper holiday complete without a little sea, albeit a cold one? Scarborough is the closest seaside escape to York and makes a perfect day trip. The North Sea, Scarborough Castle and the fish quay are just a few of the sights. Those literary fans might want to also stop by Anne Bronte's grave.