Car & Van Hire in Kingston-Upon-Hull
Welcome to the Enterprise Kingston upon Hull 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 Kingston upon Hull?
There are many good reasons to visit the UK's City of Culture for 2017. With activities to amuse adults and children alike, whatever your interests, Hull – as the city is known to locals - is a great base from which to explore the rest of East Yorkshire and its beautiful coastline. Kingston upon Hull lies on the River Hull, hence the city's name, and it's on this river that the city meets the Humber estuary. Hull has a fascinating history. City status was granted by Edward 1st in 1299, and since then, Hull has been an important, though often underrated city. Hull played a role in the English Civil War and the colonial history, being the home city of William Wilberforce, who was a leading figure in the abolition of the slave trade and MP for Hull in the late 18th century. As a port, Hull’s economy was built around fishing and whaling, but it is tourism and leisure that now make up a significant percentage of the city’s economy, though the city remains a busy port and ferry terminal. Major employees include the University of Hull, BP, and Smith and Nephew. In recent years, the town has benefited from numerous regeneration projects and what better way to explore the changes and developments throughout the city than by renting a car from Enterprise at 104 Holderness Way.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Kingston upon Hull.
Enterprise has a superb fleet of vehicles, with cars to suit every purpose and budget. The Toyota Aygo or Ford Focus are great vehicles when fuel economy is important, and they are well-suited to short day trips, shopping around town or a visit to that special country restaurant with a friend. For those wanting something larger to handle a child’s birthday party trip or corporate outing, people carriers, such as the Toyota Rav or the Volvo XC60, both of which hold seven passengers, are available. Alternatively, the Ford Transit minibus takes nine. Customers who want to drive something a little special have a choice from the Mercedes-Benz C and E-Class range or can book a Porsche Cayman. No matter your reason for touring the city, booking your car rental is easy.
Attractions in Kingston upon Hull.
Kingston upon Hull benefits from being both a modern city with ample shopping opportunities and a place of historical interest, with an old town where the discerning visitor can take in the different architectural periods, visit Wilberforce House or stop off for refreshments at one of the old inns or tearooms. Hull is also famous for The Deep public aquarium, home to many fish and other sea creatures. There are also a number of museums and art galleries, such as the Maritime Museum and the Ferens Gallery, all of which are free to visit.
Places to Visit Outside Kingston upon Hull.
For those looking for a break from Hull's thriving nightlife and wealth of cultural offers, taking your car from Hull into the nearby countryside promises a rewarding getaway from the city. The RSPB cliffs, 35 miles away at Bempton, is one of the best places in the UK to watch sea birds in their natural habitat. While visiting Bempton, stop off in Bridlington, walk round the harbour and perhaps take a trip on one of the skippered pleasure boats that skirt the coastline. Don't forget to leave without indulging in the fish and chips! Sewerby Park, with its parklands, mansion, petting zoo and miniature golf course is a short walk north along the cliffs from Bridlington, and a lovely location for a summer afternoon picnic and great day out for the entire family. Beverley, 10 miles from Hull, is an old market town with its own racecourse and a stunning minster, one of the largest in the country, with the present structure dating back to 1220. There is also a new shopping mall, Flemingate, situated close by.
Airport Car Hire
Enterprise has a presence in most of the British airports, and for those travelling to Kingston upon Hull, car hire can just as easily be arranged. The nearest airport to the city is Humberside Airport, situated 20 miles away in the Lincolnshire countryside. For parking and drop off at this airport, there is a choice of pre-booked long stay, with a minimum charge of two days, or short stay facilities. It is, however, more likely that visitors will fly into Doncaster/Sheffield Airport some 40 miles away, or more probable still, Leeds/Bradford. Humberside is a small airport dealing principally with internal flights, and flights to and from Amsterdam.
Parking and Traffic Information.
The M62 Motorway, with its links to Leeds, Manchester and the wider motorway network, is the main road in and out of Kingston upon Hull. The motorway ends some way outside the city and access is via the A63 dual carriageway. The city also lies close to the Humber Suspension Bridge, the longest of its kind in the world when it opened in 1991, which provides the route to the south bank of the Humber. The River Hull, which is spanned by a number of bridges, dissects the city. In addition, several railway level crossings, including the Mytongate Junction through which trains pass every 15 minutes during peak times, contribute to congestion during rush hour, and drivers need to take this into consideration. Unusually today, parking in Hull is under the sole control of the City Council and there are numerous, reasonably priced places to park dotted around the city.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
From large people carriers to smaller economy cars, Enterprise Rent-a-Car guarantees cheap rates on car hire from our Kingston Upon Hull branch. Our economy cars are renowned for being cheap to hire as well as low running costs with great fuel efficiency. Book online in advance for our cheapest prices, alternatively book in branch and get the car that suits your needs.
Moving house? Moving furniture? Enterprise has vans available at our Kingston Upon Hull branches to ensure that you can get a vehicle to suit your needs. From smaller passenger vans to larger commercial vans – give our branches a call or book online to guarantee you a van hire that will suit your needs. Van hire is cheap and easy through Enterprise online or in branch, we promise to provide a vehicle to suit you for as long as you require it.
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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