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Delaware Guide


The second smallest state in the USA is Delaware. Wedged between Pennsylvania, Maryland, and the Delaware River, the state can be spanned by car in no time at all. Delaware is famous for its beaches, including Rohoboth and Dewey Beach. There is no sales tax here, so cheap shopping is available in the capital Dover, and other cities like Wilmington. New Castle is the most historical settlement in Delaware.

Hiring a Vehicle

Enterprise, Avis, Hertz and Budget are found in major locations across Delaware. The largest towns and cities provide rental vehicles, using the aforementioned suppliers and more. For convenience, tourists should compare car hire in advance. This is also a great way to find discounts online.

Transport Options

No major airport exists in Delaware. However, Philadelphia International Airport is only 30 minutes away with car hire in Delaware. Wilmington contains an Amtrak train station, connecting the state to other eastern seaboard cities like Washington D.C and New York. DART is the public transport network that links Wilmington, Dover, New Castle and other major towns. Six highways, including the I-95, span Delaware.

Car Hire Driving Tips in Delaware

The larger cities like Wilmington and Dover have great public transport. However, outside of these areas, driving is the main transportation option available. Highways, such as the I-95 and US Route 9, are well-sealed and offer dual carriageways. Care is needed when driving in the winter, as precipitation can unexpectedly occur.

Not to be Missed!

The most popular beach in Delaware is Rehoboth Beach, where patrolled swimming, dolphin watching and water activities are available. Families may even prefer the quieter Bethany Beach, just 16 miles south of Rehoboth. These beaches are part of the beach resort strip of southeastern Delaware. In addition to the beaches, using their car rental in Delaware tourists should drive to New Castle and explore the cobblestone streets of this historical town.

Weather & Tourist Seasons

Summer is a popular time to visit Delaware’s beach resorts as the weather is hot and humid. Temperatures usually reach around 25°C, but the humidity can be uncomfortably high. Winters can get tremendously cold, recording averages of between 0°C and 5°C. The spring months of April and May are the best times to visit Delaware.

Practical information

  • Currency
    United States Dollar
  • Driving direction
  • City speed limit
    25 - 70 km/h
  • Freeway speed limit
    90 - 130 km/h
  • Language

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).