Car Rental in Liverpool

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Cheapest Car Rental Rates

Liverpool Airport
Mini
Fiat 500 or similar
Fiat 500
  • 4
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
Drivalia
$12.27 / per day
Liverpool Airport
Economy
Opel Corsa or similar
Opel Corsa
  • 5
  • 1
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Routes Car Rental
$21.80 / per day
Liverpool Airport
Compact
Kia Ceed or similar
Kia Ceed
  • 5
  • 2
  • 3
  • A/C
  • Man.
GreenMotion
$26.97 / per day
Liverpool Airport
Intermediate
Skoda Octavia or similar
Skoda Octavia
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
SIXT
$36.61 / per day

Most Popular Car Rental Deals

Liverpool Airport
Standard SUV
Ford Kuga or similar
Ford Kuga
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Man.
Alamo
$39.71 / per day
Liverpool Airport
Compact Elite
Mercedes Benz A Class or similar
Mercedes Benz A Class
  • 5
  • 2
  • 4
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Avis
$51.19 / per day
Liverpool Aintree
Full-size Commercial Van/Truck
Renault Master or similar
Renault Master
  • 3
  • 6
  • 2
  • Man.
Enterprise
$60.80 / per day
Downtown
Premium
Skoda Superb or similar
Skoda Superb
  • 5
  • 2
  • 5
  • A/C
  • Auto.
Arnold Clark
$62.50 / per day
The above prices are only approximate and were last updated at 08:56 on 2024-04-10. Prices may vary based on the booking dates, length of rental, and car class.

Travel Information

Languages
English
Currency
GBP
Drive on
Left-hand side
Country code
+44
Average car rental price
$39 per day
Average car rental length
6 days
Speed limit within town
48 km/h or 30 mph
Speed limit out of town
96 - 112 km/h or 60 - 70 mph
Acceptable limit of BAC
0.08%
Rating
9.4 / 10
Average gasoline price
$1.92 per liter or $7.27 / 1 gallon
Lowest gasoline price
$1.78 per liter or $6.75 / 1 gallon
Highest gasoline price
$2.26 per liter or $8.56 / 1 gallon

Why rent a car in Liverpool?

Liverpool offers a vibrant exploration experience by car. It perfectly balances its cozy atmosphere with the grandeur of a major city, exhibiting landmarks throughout that represent both its historic charm and modern allure. Notable points of interest include the quaint old neighborhoods, striking architecture, state-of-the-art museums, and the deeply entrenched Beatles' legacy. Furthermore, Liverpool's advantageous location makes it a launchpad for extending your adventures to the rest of England, and even further afield to Wales and Scotland.

One-Way Car Rentals in Liverpool

The most popular one-way rental options for pick up in Liverpool and drop off in another city include:

  • From Liverpool to London - 115 offers from $31.47 per day
  • From Liverpool to Newcastle - 45 offers from $30.59 per day
  • From Liverpool to Manchester - 45 offers from $30.59 per day

Top ways to enter Liverpool

  • Liverpool John Lennon Airport: Although not the largest airport in the United Kingdom (or even the region) by any means, Liverpool Airport still handled more than 3.4 million travelers in 2022. Served by nine different airlines, most of which are low-cost companies, the airport hosts flights to and from destinations across the U.K and internationally. Located about 12km (7.5 miles) south of the city center, the airport can be reached in 20 to 30 minutes depending on the traffic.
  • Manchester Airport:  The busiest airport in the United Kingdom outside London, Manchester Airport hosts flights to and from countless destinations. Located just 56km (35 miles) east of Liverpool, the airport can be reached in about 50 minutes. Flying to Manchester is a great alternative if your home airport doesn’t have a direct connection to Liverpool.
  • Leeds Bradford Airport: Serving a number of cities in Yorkshire, Leeds-Bradford handles over 3 million travelers every year. The airport is served by 9 different airlines and is a focus city for Jet2.com as well as Ryanair. Located 120km (75 miles) northeast of Liverpool, the airport can be reached in just under two hours.
  • East Midlands Airport: Another regional airport popular with a number of low-cost airlines, East Midlands hosts flights to many beach resort destinations in Southern Europe and North Africa but also to and from cities like Berlin, Amsterdam, Budapest, and Warsaw. The airport is located 166km (103 miles) southeast of Liverpool and it takes about two hours to travel by car between the two.
  • By train: If arriving in Liverpool by train, you can conveniently pick up your rental car at Liverpool Central Station, Liverpool James Street Station, and Liverpool Lime Street Station.
  • By ferry: If arriving in Liverpool by ferry, you can pick up your rental car at Liverpool Port. There are frequent ferries to destinations like Dublin, Belfast and the Isle of Man. 

City facts

  • Like the rest of Britain, Liverpool has a temperate maritime climate with mild summers, cool winters, and little temperature changes between seasons. The average temperature is 17°C  (62°F) in July and August, the warmest months, and 5°C  (41°F) in January and February. Liverpool experiences at least some snowfall every year. October and November are the months with the most precipitation while July is the driest.
  • Liverpool is home to the oldest Chinatown in Europe. Located just south of the city center, it dates back to the early and mid-19th century when many immigrants arrived in Liverpool from China by sea, first as silk merchants and later as workers. The neighborhood retains its unique character in its architecture, cuisine, and even its street signs which are written in both English and Chinese. The dialects of Mandarin, Cantonese, and Wu can be frequently heard in the area. The connection with China was strengthened even further in 2000 when Liverpool became sister cities with Shanghai.
  • Liverpool is a very important center for football (or soccer). Liverpool FC, the city’s most successful team, are the current champions of Europe. They play their home games at Anfield, one of Europe’s great old stadiums. It is often said that “you’ll never walk alone”, the club’s anthem sung by the team’s fans during every home much, is the city’s most famous song that’s not written by The Beatles. The main rivals of Liverpool FC are Everton FC whose home ground is Goodison Park. Mainly supported by the city’s working class population, Everton is often said to be even more popular in the city than Liverpool FC. The game between the two is called the Merseyside Derby and is often said to be the most famous match-up in England. Even if you don’t manage to visit on the day of the derby, going to see either of the teams play against any opponent is a true Liverpool experience.

Top destinations and activities

  • Royal Liver Building. Built over 100 years ago, this building remains an iconic structure of the city. Nearly 100 meters (325 ft) tall, the building is topped by a pair of clock towers that are now illuminated every night.
  • Liverpool Maritime Mercantile City. Made up of six areas in the city center, Maritime Mercantile City is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that celebrates Liverpool’s seafaring and trading history and present. The most famous area is Pier Head where the Royal Liver Building and other landmarks such as the Cunard Building and the Museum of Liverpool are located. But you could also check out the Albert Dock made up of picturesque harbour buildings and the Stanley Dock Conservation Area that is famous for the Stanley Dock Tobacco Warehouse, one of the largest brick buildings in the world. 
  • St. George’s Hall. Located opposite Lime Street Station, this neoclassical building is another important symbol of Liverpool. Built in the mid-19th century as a venue for concerts and festivals, it is famous for St. George’s organ which is still in use to this day. 
  • Museum of Liverpool. Celebrating all things Liverpool, this modern museum has been open since 2011 and is located in one of the most interesting buildings in the city. The museum is divided into four sections – The Great Port, Global City, People's Republic, and Wondrous Place. The museum can be found in the aforementioned Pier Head area where many of the city’s most interesting landmarks are. Visit its official website to learn more.
  • The Beatles Story. Also to be found in Pier Head is The Beatles Story, a museum telling the story of arguably the most famous band of all time. Visitors can learn about the band’s Liverpudlian roots, see various memorabilia that includes several original guitars that the band members played, and even partake in The Beatles-themed karaoke. The museum has been recognized as among the best in all of Britain. Visit its website to learn more.
  • Football. Liverpool is home to two of England’s most iconic football (or soccer) teams, Liverpool FC and Everton FC, and even if you don’t care for the sport, catching a match can be an exciting spectacle. The former plays in Anfield Stadium and is currently among the top teams on the planet, while the latter has more of a working-class following, but its home, Goodison Park, can be just as, if not more, atmospheric on a match day.

Traffic and parking

  • The United Kingdom drives on the left-hand side of the road.
  • On-street parking is usually heavily restricted. Never park on a white, double yellow or double red line (stopping on motorways and next to red lines is illegal).
  • You are not allowed to use your mobile phone while driving unless you use a hands-free system.
  • Unless specifically indicated otherwise, the speed limits are 112km/h (70 mph) on motorways, 112km/h (70 mph) on dual carriageways, 96km/h (60 mph) on single carriageways and 48km/h (30 mph) in residential areas and areas with street lightning.
  • In England and Wales, the legal alcohol limit is 0.08% for both experienced and novice drivers. Do keep in mind, however, that in Scotland the legal alcohol limit is 0.05% for both experienced and novice drivers. Exceeding the limit can lead to large fines, a suspended license, or even imprisonment.
  • Proof of insurance and the documentation of the car needs to be in it whenever you’re driving.
  • When driving, you need to have your passport or ID card with you at all times.
  • The emergency numbers are 999 and 112.

Ideas for day trips

  • Manchester. For a long time, Liverpool’s neighbor and rival was one of the most important (and famous) industrial centers in the world. While the city hasn’t forgotten its working class roots, nowadays it's also an important center for the arts, sciences, and innovation. The city’s main attractions are its distinct areas such as the Village, Manchester Chinatown, and the Curry Mile. Located just 54km (34 miles) east of Liverpool, Manchester can be reached in about one hour depending on the traffic.
  • Chester. A picturesque and historic destination, Chester has some of the best-preserved Roman ruins in the British Isles. This is no wonder since the city was founded by the Roman Emperor Vespasian in the 1st century A.D. Some of its landmarks are its impressive city walls, amphitheater, Minerva’s Shrine, and more recent structures such as the 11th-century Church of Saint Michael and the 16th-century Falcon Inn.  Located just 22 mi (35km) south of Liverpool, Chester can be reached in about 45 minutes.
  • North Wales. This is a sparsely populated region where Welsh, a Celtic language, can be heard just as often as English. Rightfully famous for its natural beauty that is best observed in places like Snowdonia National Park and Llŷn peninsula, it should also be visited for the quiet and picturesque towns and villages. Bangor, the largest (and according to some, only) city in North Wales is about 116km (72 miles) west of Liverpool and can be reached in less than two hours.

Most popular cars

The most popular rental car in Liverpool is the Ford Fiesta, although many travelers also pick the Toyota IQ and the Fiat 500. The most popular rental car types are economy, mini, and compact.

Further destinations

  • Leeds. The largest city in Yorkshire, Leeds doesn’t get as many visitors as Liverpool, Manchester, and Bristol, but that’s a shame - the city is not only a business and industrial hub, but also a quickly developing center of culture full of great museums, theaters, and eclectic architecture. Many of the best restaurants in the UK can also be found here. About 117km (73 miles) northeast of Liverpool, Leeds can be reached by car in 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  • London. From Big Ben to Buckingham Palace and from Piccadilly Circus to Tower Bridge, there are more world-famous attractions in the capital of the U.K .than it is possible to mention. But the city should also be visited for its distinct areas - seeing Westminster, Soho, and East End on the same day will feel like traveling between different worlds. Located 355km (220 miles) southeast of Liverpool, London is about a five-hour drive away, but the long trip is definitely worth it.
  • Scotland. Whether you decide to take a long walk through picturesque Edinburgh, visit a proper pub in fun and loud Glasgow, or travel to Aberdeen for the northernmost surfing in Europe, Scotland will find ways to surprise and excite. That’s even before mentioning the Scottish Highlands, the northern region made up of majestic summits and deep mountain lakes. Edinburgh, the capital city, is about 355km (220 miles) north of Liverpool and can be reached in four to five hours.

Car Rental Prices in Liverpool

  • Station wagons - from $32 per day
  • Large cars - from $25 per day
  • Medium cars - from $16 per day
  • Vans - from $54 per day
  • Premium cars - from $40 per day
  • Small cars - from $12 per day
  • SUVs - from $26 per day

Money-saving tips

here are things you can do to land a great rental car in Liverpool. Some of these are:

  • Compare the rates of different rental car providers
  • Book your rental car well in advance
  • Plan your route before you go
  • Know your fuel and mileage requirements
  • Visit during the month when the rental prices are the cheapest. According to our data, visiting the city is the cheapest in January when renting a car is a whole 49% cheaper than the yearly average. Start your year with a vacation in Liverpool!
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This article was reviewed and updated by Iain, founder of The Road Trip Expert blog, who has been planning and enjoying incredible road trips for over a decade. The inspiration to start the blog came during an extensive road trip around Europe with two friends that spanned several months and involved over 25,000km of driving. He first developed a passion for backpacking in 2014 and has had the pleasure of exploring over 60 countries.

Top 20 Cities near Liverpool

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  10. 81.2 km / 50.5 miles
  11. 89.5 km / 55.6 miles
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Map of Car Rental Locations

What is the cheapest month to rent a car in Liverpool?

Car rental prices in Liverpool vary by time of year. This graph shows the average prices per month to help you find the best time of year to rent.
Average rental costs per day in Liverpool
$20.12
January
$40.04
February
$33.19
March
$44.70
April
$52.87
May
$48.58
June
$57.53
July
$44.47
August
$36.10
September
$36.43
October
$43.85
November
$41.36
December
The cheapest month to rent a car in Liverpool is January (when prices average $20.12 per day). This is 52% cheaper than the yearly average and 65% cheaper than renting in July (when prices average $57.53).

This information can help you identify the low season. But these are only average numbers. How much your car rental will cost will depend on the type of vehicle you rent, how long you’ll rent it for, and how far ahead you book. Simply enter your dates in the form at the top of the page to see the exact prices.

What’s the usual rental length in Liverpool?

How long travelers keep their rental cars for varies from month to month: in July, the average renter keeps their car for 8 days, and in October, they keep their car for 4 days.
Average number of rental days in Liverpool
7
January
6
February
6
March
6
April
6
May
6
June
8
July
6
August
5
September
4
October
4
November
6
December

What's the most popular month to rent a car in Liverpool?

Based on the number of searches by our customers, the most popular month for renting a car in Liverpool is August, and the least popular is February.
Monthly searches in Liverpool by pick-up date relative to the average
131%
January
45%
February
74%
March
110%
April
72%
May
106%
June
76%
July
152%
August
97%
September
133%
October
67%
November
137%
December

Car Rental Information

Car rental locations 4
Airport locations 1
Popular suppliers Drivalia, Arnold Clark, GreenMotion, Alamo, Enterprise
Popular car categories Small cars, Medium cars, SUVs, Vans
Lowest price $12 per day
Cheapest supplier Drivalia

Most Popular Car Models of Rental Suppliers

Rental Supplier Model Doors Luggage Type
Drivalia Volkswagen Polo 5 1 Small cars
Drivalia Fiat 500 3 1 Small cars
Drivalia Renault Captur 5 2 Medium cars
Drivalia Ford Focus 5 2 Medium cars
Arnold Clark Kia Ceed 5 2 Medium cars
Arnold Clark Ford Fiesta 5 2 Small cars
Arnold Clark Peugeot 3008 5 3 SUVs
Alamo Nissan Juke 5 2 SUVs
GreenMotion Kia Rio 4 1 Small cars
GreenMotion Peugeot 5008 5+2 5 1 Vans

Our Customers' Reviews

Because we want to make sure each review listed here is left by a real customer, we don’t have an option to post a review here. Instead, we ask each and every customer to leave a review after they return their rental car. This way, you know that all reviews are authentic, verified, and trustworthy.

United States of America (USA)
Fiat 500
January 17, 2024
Nature, food, discovery, sea and beach, ancient ruins, great hotel
New Zealand
Ford Focus
January 2, 2024
Visit to wales
Spain
Ford Fiesta
September 26, 2023
Great trip, we travelled quite a few miles in the car and it was very comfortable. Visited the Lake District for a family wedding then other parts of the country to visit family and friends. Gave us a good opportunity to get acquainted with the sat nav which we've never been used to!
United Kingdom
Vauxhall Astra
June 7, 2023
Time with family.
Spain
Fiat 500
January 19, 2023
Visiting family in Cheshire, went to Bridgemere garden center, well worth a visit.
Canada
Ford Fiesta
October 2, 2022
We saw lots of Shropshire and Wales. We went on many good walks. We walked up mt Snowden.
United Kingdom
Ford Focus
December 13, 2020
Great place,friendly people.
United Kingdom
Fiat 500
November 18, 2020
I didn't use the car in liverpool
United Kingdom
Ford Fiesta
November 19, 2018
Liverpool is an amazing city. So many great places to see and visit.
Ireland
Ford Focus
July 24, 2018
Be sure to pay the tolls if using the tunnels and bridges. Lovely place Liverpool. Quick and easy access to Blackpool, Southport and surrounding areas. Always look around for the best value parking.

Car Rental Statistics

Highest rated company
Arnold Clark
9.1 / 10
)
Lowest rated company
Routes Car Rental
7.2 / 10
)
Total number of reviews
11
Total rental companies
14
Average daily price
$38.98
Lowest daily price
$12.27
Total cars available
716

Top 14 Suppliers in Liverpool in 2024

Arnold Clark
Arnold Clark
Exceptional 9.1 / 10 reviews
1 location
$41 - $234
Enterprise
Enterprise
Very good 8.4 / 3 reviews
3 locations
$34 - $328
Keddy
Keddy
Very good 8.2 / 4 reviews
2 locations
Alamo
Alamo
Very good 8 / 18 reviews
1 location
$31 - $314
Avis
Avis
Very good 8 / 1 review
1 location
$27 - $51
Hertz
Hertz
Very good 8 / 1 review
1 location
$29 - $61
GreenMotion
GreenMotion
Good 7.8 / 23 reviews
3 locations
$22 - $87
SIXT
SIXT
Good 7.8 / 4 reviews
1 location
$29 - $53
National
National
Good 7.8 / 2 reviews
1 location
$36 - $319
Europcar
Europcar
Good 7.7 / 4 reviews
2 locations
Drivalia
Drivalia
Good 7.6 / 46 reviews
2 locations
$12 - $87
Budget
Budget
Good 7.5
1 location
$27 - $55
Easirent
Easirent
Good 7.4 / 92 reviews
1 location
Routes Car Rental
Routes Car Rental
Good 7.2
2 locations
$22 - $47
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