Car & Van Hire in Cheshire
Welcome to the Enterprise Cheshire car rental page. Choose from a wide selection of cars ranging from smaller economy cars to larger SUVs and people carriers
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Car & Van Rental in Cheshire?
The attractions of Cheshire make it a special place for visitors to enjoy a different type of break. From rolling countryside dotted with farms, falconries and nature trails, to the historic city of Chester with modern shopping opportunities, Cheshire is also known for its charming market towns, restaurants and speciality foods. There are several branches distributed throughout the county, offering you a well-placed local network for renting a vehicle for your stay. In the centre of the county, our Northwich office is situated on Station Road while to the north, our Warrington and Widnes branches will be pleased to help. Alternatively, our branches in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester are within easy reach of the area's motorways.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Cheshire
The best vehicle for your trip depends on the size of your group and the anticipated use. A young couple or small group travelling lightly may find a mini such as the Toyota Aygo or an economy Opel Corsa to be their best option. Conversely, large families with luggage or planning a Cheshire shopping trip might prefer a multi-purpose vehicle (MPV) or people carrier - choices include the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer, Volkswagen Sharan or Ford Galaxy. We will also be delighted to help you select from a compact but ample Vauxhall Astra or Ford Focus, a full-size Ford Mondeo or Vauxhall Insignia (Diesel) for airport runs, and our 4x4 hire vehicles (including the Nissan X-Trail or Honda CR-V) are ideal for driving in the Cheshire countryside. Finally, premium car options include Mercedes Benz C or E-Class saloons, in addition to the BMW 3 or 5 series.
Attractions in Cheshire
A car is the quickest and most convenient way to get around and see this diverse county which has so many points of interest for the visitor to enjoy; from woodland picnics to market towns, to shopping centres and stylish restaurants. Chester is the country capital of Cheshire and the city has something to interest almost everyone – markets, designer shops, cobbled streets, a racecourse and museum, as well as a thousand-year-old cathedral.
This historic Roman city and the surrounding area boast so many local attractions that it would be difficult to see everything in just one visit. To see Chester in perspective, a stroll around the ancient but well-preserved walls gives a bird's-eye view of this ancient fortress. One should not miss The Rows, delightful covered walkways inside timbered Tudor-style buildings, which date back seven hundred years and now house shopping arcades.
The south Wirral peninsula also forms part of Cheshire. Here, with views over the marshes towards North Wales, the botanic gardens at Ness are run by the University of Liverpool and open to the public. Greenhouses, footpaths, grassy slopes and lawns with ornate flower beds provide an enjoyable afternoon out. Hiring a car opens up options such as Tatton Park with its Tudor hall, farm and landscaped gardens, or Delamere forest - ideal for nature walks and picnics. For motor racing enthusiasts, the picturesque racing circuit of Oulton Park can be found near Tarporley.
The nearby market towns of Neston and Frodsham offer fresh local produce and appetising dishes to sample in the area's popular restaurants. Located between Chester and Ellesmere Port and easily reached via the A41 main road or M56/M53 motorways, the Cheshire Oaks designer clothing outlet is a magnet for shoppers. Featuring a broadly square route, this was the first such UK retail venture of its type for high-street favourites and iconic fashion. Finally, other points of interest include the famous football clubs of Liverpool and Manchester, while the Ellesmere Port canal boat museum offers an experience of yesteryear.
Places to Visit Outside Cheshire
Further north on the Wirral peninsula, the beaches from Heswall to West Kirby and Hoylake are worth a visit - or choose from scenic and tranquil villages set in beautiful countryside, with various gardens and farms open for public visits and guided trips. Alternatively, you may wish to explore east Denbighshire or Shrewsbury in the neighbouring county of Shropshire. An excellent road network to North Wales means that the Welsh coast and a number of castles are within relatively easy reach, such as Flint, Conway and Caernarfon.
Airport Car Hire
Liverpool John Lennon Airport is situated at Speke, in neighbouring Merseyside. Additionally, Manchester Ringway Airport is easily reached via a motorway drive in the direction of Altrincham. Both of these regional airports offer domestic and international flights and have Enterprise branches.
Parking and Traffic Information in Cheshire
The county is served by the M6, M53 and M56 motorways and a well-planned road network making travelling from A to B simple. Chester has a double ring-road system, while the centrally located town of Northwich boasts good road links to Macclesfield, Nantwich and Stockport. However, higher ground eastwards towards the Pennine mountains may be subject to winter snowfall and slow traffic.
Ample paid parking is signposted within Chester city centre. Other towns throughout the county do also tend to charge in their busy centres. With a degree of perseverance, free on-road parking can sometimes be located although the duration may be limited to an hour or two.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
With rental branches across the county, Enterprise offers cheap car hire from convenient, accessible locations. Our large fleet of new vehicles includes great value economy and compact cars, sporty SUVs and spacious people carriers. Whether you need a vehicle for a single day or longer, Enterprise Rent-A-Car has the perfect car to suit your needs. Book online from our Cheshire branch to guarantee your choice of vehicle at the best possible price.
Moving house or just moving furniture? Enterprise has you covered with a range of vans from our Cheshire branch. From smaller passenger vans to larger commercial vans, book online from our Cheshire van hire page to reserve your perfect vehicle at an unbeatable price.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What do I need to hire a car with Enterprise?
The essential items you will need to bring to an Enterprise Rent-A-Car branch when hiring a vehicle are a valid drivers licence, valid ID, and a credit or debit card. You will also need to prove you are over 25 years of age, and there may be additional documentation required for international drivers. Learn more about what you need when hiring here.
- Do I need insurance to rent a car or van?
No. At Enterprise you don't need to purchase insurance as we provide a damage waiver within the cost of your hire. You can, of course, take option to purchase additional protection products to reduce the excess further to give you complete peace of mind. Visit our car hire insurance page for further details.
- How old do I need to be to hire a car or van?
All drivers must be a minimum of 25 years old. Only drivers over 30 years old may hire full-size MPVs, premium vehicles/exotic cars and Luton vans. Younger drivers might be interested in Enterprise Car Club. Learn more about age requirements for hiring a vehicle here.
- What are the driver's licence requirements for car hire in the UK & Ireland?
All drivers must present a full valid driving license. If the driving license is written in a language and characters different to those of the country of rental, an International Driving Permit is also required. Learn more about car hire driving licence requirements here.
- Can I hire a car with a debit card?
We accept payment by either a debit or credit card in the name of the renter. A credit card is required if you are renting a People Carrier, Compact Elite, SUV, Premium, Luxury or Executive vehicle. Learn more about our accepted card payment methods here.
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