Car & Van Hire in Chester

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Car & Van Rental in Chester?

Situated on the border of northeast Wales and England, the historic city of Chester is a popular destination for visitors from all over the world. One cannot fail to be impressed by its sandstone walls, built in Roman times, or the cobbled streets leading down to the River Dee. The county capital of Cheshire, this city has something to interest almost everyone – markets, superb shopping in The Rows, cobbled streets, a racecourse and a thousand-year-old cathedral.

If you are looking to hire a car in Chester, our friendly and helpful team will be delighted to help. Our Enterprise branch is situated on the Sealand Road Industrial Estate, just to the south of the centre, at Unit 5-6, Hartford Way. We also offer customers a full service from our nearby branches in Ellesmere Port and Wrexham.

Our Vehicles for Hire in Chester

We offer a full range of vehicles to suit your requirements, ranging from the latest Class A mini cars, such as a Toyota Aygo (or similar), to economical Vauxhall Corsas. For getting around with travel bags or shopping, we can provide larger compact cars, including a choice of the Ford Focus, Skoda Octavia or Vauxhall Insignia. Hill walking enthusiasts travelling to the Shropshire Hills or East Denbighshire may wish to consider an MPV (multi-purpose vehicle) such as the Vauxhall Zafira Tourer or the SEAT Alhambra – or a 4x4. The Toyota Rav 4 or Volvo XC60 in our fleet make driving a pleasure, especially along tree-lined, country park access roads leading to picnic places and scenic viewpoints.

Alternatively, larger groups travelling with luggage to nearby regional airports will find the Ford Transit Custom Tourneo nine-passenger mini bus ideal for their needs.

Attractions in Chester

This historic Roman city and the surrounding area boast so many local attractions that it would be impossible to see everything in just one visit. Apart from a stroll around the well-preserved walls originally designed to protect the ancient fortress, visitors should not miss The Rows. These covered walkways date back 700 years and house delightful shopping arcades inside timbered, Tudor-style buildings.

Just a minute or two’s walk from Chester Cross, the stylish Grosvenor shopping centre combines the classic and the contemporary. The nearby Eastgate arch with landmark clock is just one of several photograph opportunities that this splendid city has to offer, while the Deva Roman Experience is in Pierpoint Lane (just off Pepper Street) and features an interactive museum with displays of Roman Britain.

Alternatively, a boat trip on the River Dee or a walk through the park gardens and amphitheatre ruins are other great options when enjoying a stay in the centre. The adjacent Grosvenor Park is home to a friendly grey squirrel population, while Chester Zoo is just a short hop away – near the suburbs of Newton, Hoole and Upton-by-Chester. Boasting over 500 animal species, these zoological gardens are considered to be the UK’s number one such attraction. Here, experts work to protect endangered animal species, many in relatively open enclosures set in well-kept parkland. Together with the blossoming, ornate gardens, the grounds cover 125 acres and offer free parking to visitors.

Places to Visit Outside Chester

With Cheshire as your base, you can really make the most of the convenience provided by the excellent road and transport links to the surrounding Cheshire and scenic Wirral peninsula countryside. Ness Botanic Gardens and the beaches from Heswall to 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. Tatton Park with a Tudor hall, farm and landscaped gardens is just one such example.

Nearby market towns include Frodsham and Neston. Alternatively, you may wish to explore east Denbighshire or Shrewsbury and the north of Shropshire. An excellent road network to North Wales means that the Welsh coast and a number of castles are within relatively easy reach.

Situated between Chester and Ellesmere Port and easily reached via the A41 or M56/M53 motorways, the Cheshire Oaks designer outlet retail park is a magnet for shoppers seeking fashion bargains. Other attractions include football clubs at Liverpool and Manchester, while the Ellesmere Port canal boat museum offers an experience of yesteryear.

Airport Car Hire

Liverpool John Lennon airport is situated at Speke, to the east of the city. Alternatively, Manchester Ringway airport is a 30-minute motorway drive eastwards. Both of these regional airports have Enterprise branches.

Parking and Traffic Information in Chester

Ample paid parking is available throughout Chester, with on-street metering or in multi-storey car parks, particularly Northgate Street, Pepper Street and Frodsham Street, and City Road near the station. Outside the city walls, a limited number of on-street parking places can be found outside the busiest shopping periods. However, do remember to check the parking signs, as in some areas this free parking expires after 9 a.m. on weekdays.

Cheap Van and Car Hire

Enterprise Rent-A-Car offers hassle-free, affordable car hire, with a large choice of vehicles on fleet and in stock. Enterprise guarantees cheap rates on car hire from all our Chester branch. Our range of modern economy cars are comfortable and reliable, but also fuel efficient, which keeps running costs low. Book online today and explore Chester and its surrounding areas at a price which suits any budget.

Whether you’re moving to a different city or just simply picking up some flat pack furniture, Enterprise Rent-A-Car's extensive range of new, reliable vans at our Chester branch will get you and your goods on the road and to your destination in safety and comfort. Choose from our large fleet of commercial and passenger vans online today.

Frequently Asked Questions

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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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