• Customer ratings 8.9 / 10
  • Over 1 million successful rentals

Car Hire Huddersfield

Save time and money. We compare the offers of car rental companies in Huddersfield on your behalf.

Enter city or airport code
- days
Why book with us?
  • Free cancellation Up to 48 hours prior to the scheduled pick up time
  • Best price guarantee Have you found a better price? Let us know and we will make you a better offer.
  • Already 500,000+ bookings More than half a million people preceded you 24000+ pick-up locations Locations around the world
  • 24000+ pick-up locations Locations around the world
We compare all of the well known car hire firms - and many others!

Compare Car Hire

Carrentals.co.uk offers simple and straightforward car hire comparison services. We don't add a penny to your quotes!

Car rental companies in Huddersfield

Below are the car rental companies in Huddersfield with the best ratings. Compare all ratings and prices of these rental companies in one search.

  • FireFly Car Rental

    8.4 (3861)
    No rates available
  • Enterprise

    8.4 (1983)
    No rates available
  • Hertz

    7.9 (6996)
    No rates available
  • Alamo

    8.6 (8848)
    No rates available
  • Budget

    8.8 (9771)
    No rates available
  • Dollar Rent a Car

    8.1 (4456)
    No rates available

Car rental companies in and around Huddersfield

Looking for a hire car in United Kingdom? Take a look at our Car rental United Kingdom directory.


Available locations in Huddersfield

Stadium Way

Huddersfield Guide

Car Hire

The sprawling West Yorkshire city of Huddersfield is famous for its role in the Industrial Revolution, although its early Victorian dark satanic mills are now converted to residential or commercial use. Enthusiasts of Victorian architecture will find much to admire here from the vast Huddersfield Town Hall and the grand, colonnaded railway station to rows of tiny workers’ terraces. Surrounded by Pennine moorlands, the city is a good base for exploring the region by hired car.

Who to Book With
Huddersfield’s commercial success means there’s a great choice of car hire companies, including representatives of international brand leaders such as Avis and Hertz. Booking online can save time and money, as well as ensuring the car of your choice.

Best Time to Go
Winters in the Pennines can be snowy, with spring, autumn and summer the best times to holiday in Yorkshire. Spring sees the moors come to life with small streams fed by the winter rains, and in summer the skies seem to go on forever. Autumn on the moors is a riot of purple as the heather comes into its late bloom.

Need to Know Essentials
The following documents will need to be shown at the car hire collection point:

- A valid UK photo driving license or International Driving Permit
- Alternative photo ID such as your passport
- The credit card used for the initial booking
- A printed receipt of rental confirmation if possible

More information can be found in our FAQ's.

Apart from rush hours in the city, driving in and around Huddersfield is a pleasant experience. The city and moorland roads are well-kept, and the M62 cross-Pennine motorway linking Manchester and Leeds and the M1 to London are nearby. Petrol stations are found all over the city and accept payment by major credit cards. Seatbelts must be worn by all occupants of the car, and visibility vests and warning triangles should be carried. Speed limits on open moorland roads are 95kph (60mph) and on motorways the limit, often exceeded, is 110kmh (70kph). Parking in the city is provided with pay-as-you-park car parks as well as underground car parks in the centre.

See our guide to the UK for more tips on driving in Britain.


Self-drive is the best way to tour the Yorkshire Pennines and their quaint hillside and valet villages, as buses between remote destinations run infrequently and there is little in the way of train services on the uplands. Both Leeds-Bradford and Manchester Airports are convenient air hubs for Huddersfield.

Huddersfield’s main train station is in the city centre and offers trains to Manchester, Leeds, York, Hull, Liverpool and Newcastle as well as local commuter services. The route to London involves a change of trains at either Manchester or Leeds, making long-distance bus or self-drive the most convenient and least expensive choices for the 4-5 hour journey. National Rail UK’s website offers ticket booking and journey planning.

WyMetro provides public bus transport in Huddersfield, with routes fanning out from the central bus station on Upperhead Row. Buses run around town as well to Manchester, Leeds, the moorland village of Todmorden and other rural locations. A FreeTownBus operates in the city centre between key locations.

The most convenient way to grab a cab in Huddersfield is by phone, with a long list of reliable companies such as Bob's Taxis, established for 25 years and bookable online.


Huddersfield is a convenient base for self-drive touring around the Yorkshire and Lancashire moorlands with their charming, stone-built villages as well as the Derbyshire Peak District’s stunning valleys, great houses and historic towns.

Recommended Drives

A cross-Pennine route - This includes Snake Pass, the highest driveable pass in the UK, begins in Huddersfield with the AA637 to the Wakefield junction of the M62. Come off at Barnsley and head towards Glossop on the A628, then follow the signs to Snake Pass. The narrow road wanders through forested slopes over the Pennine watershed and down to Ladybower Reservoir, leading to Sheffield and back to the M1.

Yorkshire Dales National Park - Heading to Leeds on the M62 and turning north on the A1M leads to the elegant Georgian spa town of Harrogate and on to the A59 for Skipton and the beautiful Yorkshire Dales National Park with its drystone walls, cave systems, rivers, lakes and waterfalls, traditional stone houses and quaint local pubs.

Scarborough - For a day-trip to a traditional northern seaside town, the A65 runs from Leeds to Scarborough on England’s breezy North Sea coast. Although the trunk road route gets busy in summer, it’s well worth the journey for the seafront with its fish quay and harbour, as well as Scarborough Castle and the chance to head a few miles north to historic Whitby.

Practical information

  • Currency
    British pound
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    48 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    96 km/h
  • Language
  • Popular car category

What most people want to know

The following questions and answers are a selection of the most popular questions. If you do not find the answer to your question, have a look at the Frequently Asked Questions page or contact us.

Is Carrentals.co.uk the cheapest?

Yes, we offer a guarantee of the lowest price - because we compare various retailers, we can always offer you the best price in town.

What do I need to do when picking up a car?

To pick up your car, you will need your voucher, passport, driver's license and a credit card. It is very important that your driver's license and credit card are in the same name as the main driver. Keep in mind that the local rental company will reserve a certain amount on your credit card as a deposit. This requires the PIN code for your credit card. If your driver's license is foreign (for example, in Chinese), you must bring a translation with you. Only your original passport and driver's license will be accepted - a copy is not sufficient.

Are there any additional costs?

In general, our rates are all-inclusive. Should there be any additional costs, our booking department will get in touch with you before issuing the invoice. Should you object, you can always cancel your reservation with no obligations attached (at least 48 hours in advance).

What kind of insurance is applicable to my car rental?

In general, Liability Insurance, Fire Insurance, All-Risks Insurance and Theft Insurance are included in the cost of your rental car.

What is a worry-free label?

Only rental companies with a high level of customer satisfaction are eligible to be included in our Worry-Free selection. This rate includes excess cover and unlimited kilometres. Your vehicle will be provided and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. With a vehicle from our Worry-Free selection, you can travel with peace of mind and no hidden costs.

How can I change or cancel my reservation?

You can cancel your reservation through "My Account". We recommend contacting us by phone if your changes to your booking or cancellation takes place at short notice (48 hours or less).

When will I get a confirmation of my booking?

Most reservations will receive confirmation within minutes after payment takes place. We recommend contacting our Booking Department for last minute reservations (pick-up within 48 hours).

Which car rental companies are compared by Carrentals.co.uk at this location?
  • FireFly Car Rental
  • Enterprise
  • Hertz
  • Alamo
  • Budget
  • Dollar Rent a Car