Car & Van Hire in Lancashire
Welcome to the Enterprise Lancashire 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 Lancashire?
Lancashire is a great holiday destination – it is such a varied county with so much to see. Perhaps its most famous town is the seaside resort of Blackpool, with its Tower, Pleasure Beach and Zoo. Morecambe Bay is a little distance up the coast from Blackpool, a very picturesque part of the world on the edge of the western perimeter of the Lake District. Or what about a visit to see what some of those old mill towns have to offer? Enterprise can make it all possible.
Our Vehicles for Hire in Lancashire
At our Enterprise branch in Lancashire, we appreciate that our varied customers have different needs. This is why we offer a wide range of vehicles, with a suitable choice available for every kind of trip to this region. We have small, about-town cars that deliver great fuel economy, such as the Toyota Aygo or Vauxhall Corsa. A step up from that and Enterprise will be booking out a Ford Focus or perhaps a Toyota Insignia. Our fleet of Skoda Octavias are a particular favourite for those who want a little more space, don't want to scale down while their own car is in dock, or want to go touring with a group of family or friends. We also have Mercedes-Benz C and E class models for rent.
Attractions in Lancashire
Visitors to Lancashire usually want to spend at least a day in Blackpool. In summer, you can experience sandy beaches on the Irish Sea. During the winter months, you can wonder at the annual illuminations, when the promenade becomes a festival of colour. Blackpool is known for its entertainment and the Opera House and Winter Gardens attract major stars from across the globe. The Trough of Bowland is an equally popular beauty spot with walkers and cyclists alike. The road through the Trough links Clitheroe with Lancaster and is the route taken by the Pendle Witches on the way to their trial in 1612.
Places to Go Outside Lancashire
Prior to boundary changes in 1974, both Manchester and Liverpool were part of Lancashire. Today, of course, they are metropolitan counties and promise a great day trip to explore from Lancashire with a hire car. Manchester is a thriving metropolis with a vibrant shopping centre, high-class restaurants and bars, and of course, two football teams. Liverpool is steeped in its maritime history – visit the regenerated Albert Docks, take a ferry across the Mersey to Birkenhead or book yourself on a Beatles tour. If a city experience doesn’t appeal to you, the Lake District is not too far away. Drive up to Kirkby Lonsdale and from there up to Kendal, Lake Windermere and its charming town.
Airport Car Hire
Manchester International Airport, situated at Ringway, is the third busiest airport in the UK and is easily accessible from all parts of Lancashire. The airport has flights to over 200 different destinations, and the world's major airlines operate from here. The airport has a range of parking options, including multi-storey covered parking and is only a two-minute walk from check-in. Parking facilities include long stay parking, with a transfer time by shuttle bus of 4-5 minutes, and longer Jet Stay and Jet Stay Plus options, which must be booked in advance. Enterprise has a branch close to the airport, so regardless of whether you collected your car rental from our airport branch, you can arrange to return it there so you don't have to worry about other forms of transport to the airport.
Parking and Traffic
In terms of parking, Lancashire is no different to any other county with parking facilities operated by both local councils and private operators. In some of the quieter towns, it is possible to find free parking spaces; in large urban centres, parking tends to be at a premium. The M6 Motorway is central to Lancashire’s economy and enters the county close to Lancaster, the County Town, and runs close to Preston, the administrative centre. The M65 from Colne connects Burnley, Accrington and Blackburn to Preston. Manchester is linked to the county through the M61 and M66, and the M62, one of the highest motorway routes in the country, provides the link to Leeds and the M1.
Cheap Van and Car Hire
Enterprise in Lancashire offers great prices across its large fleet of vehicles, whether you need a 3-door economy car, roomy SUV or 9-passenger people carrier. Book online in advance for the best deals on cheap car rental, or visit our knowledgeable staff in branch for friendly, personal service.
Enterprise offers a wide range of new vans from our city and neighbourhood branches. Explore the full fleet of passenger vans and larger commercial vehicles online or visit us in branch where our staff can help you find your perfect vehicle. Visit our Lancashire van hire page to find out more.
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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