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Car Hire at East Midlands Airport

If you are looking for transport to or from the East Midlands airport then car hire, both self drive and chauffeur driven, is a great option for you. Hiring a car is often cheaper, comfier and more reliable than public transport. East Midlands Airport is very near the M1 and the M42 which makes it easy to get to Nottingham, Birmingham and Leicester by car.

You will find there are 6 car hire providers located at East Midlands Airport all providing seasonal offers and discounts to make it cheaper for you. You can book your car hire with the providers upon arrival at the airport, but this could be much more expensive than if you were to book in advance. Booking your car hire in advance gives you the option to prepay for your hire and take advantage of car hire providers' deals and discounts.

The car hire providers’ desks at East Midlands airport are located in the arrivals hall. You will be able to find them by following signs for car hire.



Direct Bookings

ProviderPhoneWebsite
europcar east midlands logo + 44 (0) 871 384 0293 www.europcar.co.ukeast midlands airport car hire
alamo east midlands logo + 44 (0) 8704 004 562 www.alamo.co.uk
national car hire east midlands logo + 44 (0) 8704 004 581 www.nationalcar.co.ukEast Midlands airport car hire
hertz east midlands logo + 44 (0) 843 309 3099 www.hertz.co.uk
budget east midlands logo + 44 (0) 8445 444 601 www.budget.co.ukUp to 25% off UK Rentals
enterprise east midlands logo + 44 (0) 8703 503 000 www.enterprise.com
avis heathrow logo + 44 (0) 8445 446 007 www.avis.co.ukCar Hire from £14 a day worldwide



Compare Car Hire

compare car hire east midlands

If you are looking to find the cheapest possible car hire provider at East Midlands Airport then you should consider using online comparison sites. Car hire online comparison sites can compare all of the providers at East Midlands airport so you can book with the cheapest car hire provider and save yourself some money.

East Midlands Airport Guide recommends the online comparison site called the Car Hire Centre. For car hire from East Midlands Airport you can compare the prices online, on their website or call them for a quote over the phone on +44 (0)844 816 0099*.

*Calls to this number will cost 5p per minute plus your network access charge.

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Map of East Midlands Car Hire Locations

Information for Under 25's

car rental east midlands

Drivers under the age of 25 often assume they cannot hire a car to or from the airport, however, this is not the case. Most car hire providers, with the odd exception, allow under 25‘s to hire a car from them so long as they pay a small additional fee. This fee is called the Young Driver’s Surcharge and is added to your rental per day. The charge varies depending on your age, the car hire provider and the country of hire. Providers request this additional charge is paid because they believe young drivers are at more risk of having accidents and damaging the car than older, more experienced drivers.

Some providers will only allow drivers under the age of 25 to hire their small or basic vehicle groups. This means young drivers may not be able to hire a luxury or large engine vehicle.

The minimum age of driver varies for each provider. Hertz allow drivers to hire a car or van from them if they are over 19 years of age. They even offer their customers student discounts if they hold a valid NUS card. For more information on the minimum age to hire a car you should contact your provider.

Documents Needed

All car hire providers at East Midlands Airport will request you present the following documents upon arrival of your car hire collection:

If you forget any one of these items then your car hire provider has the right to cancel your booking.

Insurance

People are often confused as to whether their car hire is covered by insurance. The answer is basically no. Although a basic car hire policy will include Collision Damage Waiver to cover damage to your car or stolen items this will not cover your excess should anything happen to your car. As car hire providers are entitled to request you pay excess up to £2,000 it is worth purchasing car hire excess insurance. This can be a small price to pay to protect you against high car hire excess charges.

Tips

car rental east midlands

There are a few tips you should take into consideration when hiring a car. These tips should help you avoid paying excessive charges at the end of your rental and generally assist in your car hire experience:

You can find out more car hire tips and information about East Midlands Airport at the Car Hire Centre.

Airport Surcharge

Airport Surcharge is the additional fee added to your rental as a result of you picking up your hire car from the airport.

One Way Hire

Visitors to East Midlands Airport looking for a mode of transport to get to or from the airport should consider a one way car rental. This means you can pick up or drop off your car at a local car hire provider branch. Europcar, Alamo and National provide one way car hire to or from the airport from £49 with their Airport Connect product.


East Midlands Airport Car Hire Providers

To help you select your car hire provider from East Midlands Airport below you can find further information about each provider including the price of an additional driver and the minimum age to hire a car.

Provider Extras

You can request the following extras from the providers at East Midlands Airport:



Child SeatsSatellite NavigationHire via Phone App.Disabled Driver Hand ControlsEntertainment systems


europcar east midlands airport

Europcar offer low cost car hire for recent cars. They offer a range of discounts including 25% discount when you pay online and Airport Connect from £45 exclusively to East Midlands Airport Guide visitors.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet

Opening Hours

The Europcar desk at East Midlands Airport is open during the following times:

  • Mon-Sat: 07:30-23:59
  • Sun: 09:00-23:59

Minimum age of hire

The minimum age of hire for Europcar customer is 21.

The Young Driver’s Surcharge costs £13 per rental day.

Price of additional driver

From £4.99 per driver.

Airport Connect

Airport Connect is Europcar’s one way hire option to or from the airport. The usual price starts from £49, visit Europcar for more information.

Services for disabled drivers

You will need to call 0870 384 1087 or email Reservationsuk@mail.europcar.com at least 48 hours before your rental is due to start to have any additional features added to your vehicle.

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hertz east midlands airport

Hertz offer a whole range of products and services at East Midlands Airport including child seats, hand controls for disabled drives, in car navigation and a Gold counter service.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

The Hertz branch at East Midlands Airport is open 7 days a week from 7am until midnight. You can arrange hire outside these times by booking your hire over the phone. The phone number to do so is 08708 44 88 44.

If you require an out of hours hire you will have to make your booking over the phone by calling 08708 44 88 44.

Minimum age of hire

Customers of Hertz can hire a car with them over the age of 19. Students with a valid NUS card can take advantage of Hertz students discounts.

The young driver’s surcharge applies to drivers under 25 years old and costs from £15.75 per day.

Price to add an additional driver

The price starts from £9 per day to add additional drivers to your booking.

Services for physically challenged drivers

You will need to call 0870 840 0084 to request services for disabled drivers. Make sure to contact them at least 24 hours before you booking starts.

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avis east midlands airport

Avis at East Midlands airport can offer you a range of services including Avis preferred and out of hours return. They can also provide you with child seats and satellite navigation systems on request.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening Hours

Avis is open between these times:

  • Monday- Friday: 7am until 11.30pm
  • Saturday: 8am until 5pm
  • Sunday: 2.30pm until 11.30 pm

Out of hours return is available.

Minimum age of hire

Drivers over 23 can hire a car or vehicle with Avis at East Midlands Airport. The young driver surcharge applies to customers under 25 and starts from £12.93 per day.

Cost of additional driver

Starts from £9 per rental day.

Disabled Driver Contact Details

You can request additional disabled driver options from Avis at East Midlands Airport by calling 08445 81 81 81 at least 48 hours before the start of your rental.

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enterprise east midlands

Enterprise provide their East Midlands Airport customers with a range of vehicles to choose from. If it is car hire, van hire, business or leisure hire; Enterprise will offer you a service suitable for you.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • People Carrier
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Price to add an additional driver to the booking

The price ranges from £5 to £10 per rental day with Enterprise.

Disabled driver information

To request additional driver options call 0844 544 3407 at least 48 hours before your booking.

Minimum age of hire

Drivers over 23 can hire a car from East Midlands Airport with Enterprise. A young driver’s surcharge from £14.50 to £30 per rental day is applied to any driver’s rental who is under the age of 25.

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budget east midlands

Budget offer their customers low cost car rental for all the family.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening hours

Monday-Friday from 7.30am until 10.45pm. Saturday from 9am until 5pm. Sunday from 2.30pm until 10.45pm. For rentals outside these times you will need to contact Budget directly.

Minimum and maximum age of hire

Drivers must be over 23 to hire a car from Budget and under 75. Young Driver's surcharge is added to rentals where the driver is under 23.

Price to add an additional driver to the booking

£9 per day.

Disabled Driver Options

Disabled drivers can have hand controls added to their vehicle on request. To book please call 0844 544 3407.

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national car hire east midlands

National car offer some great cars at great prices to hire from East Midlands Airport. You can select additional extras such as satellite navigation or car seats during your booking.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

Opening hours

National Car’s opening hours are as follows:

  • Monday to Friday: 7.30am until 12 midnight
  • Saturday: 8 am until midnight
  • Sunday: 9am until midnight

Minimum age of hire

23 is the minimum age to hire a standard or fullsize vehicle group with National Car. The young driver’s surcharge applies to drivers under 24 and the amount is quoted in the reservation process.

Price to add an additional driver to the booking

Additional drivers must be over 21 and the price starts from £5.83.

Airport Connect

Airport Connect is National Car’s one way hire service to or from any airport in the UK. The price starts from £49.

Drivers with disabilities

You will need to request any additional features in advance of your booking by emailing mobility@nationalcar.com.

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alamo east midlands

Alamo can provide you with a range of vehicles at family friendly prices. If you book in advance Alamo can also offer you some great deals.

Vehicle Types Available:
  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly
Service at the airport:
  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

What to do out of hours

The opening hours for Alamo at East Midlands Airport are as follows:

  • Mon to Fri: 7.30am until 12 midnight
  • Sat: 8 am until midnight
  • Sun: 9am until midnight

Minimum age of hire

Drivers must be over 23 and drivers under 24 should be aware they will be charged an additional young driver’s surcharge.

Cost of additional driver

The price to add an additional driver to your booking starts at £5.83.

Airport Connect/One way hire

You can book a one way hire with Alamo from £49. Their one way hire to or from the airport is called Airport Connect.

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