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      Your quick travel guide to Sheffield

      Car Rental in Sheffield: Make “England’s Largest Village” the Base of Your Self-Drive Travels through the Peak District

      Sheffield is Yorkshire’s best kept secret. A thriving city with excellent sports, theatre, and ale, Sheffield is actually partially located within the Peak District, the United Kingdom’s oldest national park. This all makes Sheffield an excellent blend of a comfortable home-like atmosphere and the site of plenty of activities, in-door and out-door alike. While you won’t need a car to explore Sheffield’s city center, you will certainly want to rent a car in Sheffield in order to explore the city’s beautiful natural surroundings! Here is a brief guide to driving in Yorkshire and to finding the cheapest car hire in Sheffield.

      Left-Hand Driving

      • When you pick up your Sheffield car hire, remember that traffic drives on the left-hand side of the road.

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      Rental cars in Sheffield are available in five locations throughout the city: downtown and at the railway station, as well as in the northern, southern, and eastern parts of the city. Car hire in Sheffield starts as low as €11 a day!

      Tips for Cheap Car Hire in Sheffield

      It is well worth your time to book your Sheffield rental car far in advance of your arrival, particularly if you are planning on visiting Sheffield during the popular spring and summer tourist seasons. While the typical rental car price in Sheffield hovers around €20 a day, you can often book an economy summer rental car for just €11 a day if you book around eight months in advance of your arrival!

      By far the cheapest location at which to book your Sheffield car hire is downtown, where Firefly Car Rental and Keddy by Europcar compete to offer visitors the cheapest economy rental cars in Yorkshire. Only when all economy rental cars have been booked does the price of cars in downtown Sheffield rise above €25 a day.

      If you are travelling to Sheffield in the off-season, you are likely to find good deals on rental cars even if you book in the week before you arrive. While cars are available, Keddy offers last-minute daily rental car prices of below €20!

      Key Things to Remember After You Pick Up Your Sheffield Car Rental

      Speed limits in Sheffield:

      • While most speed limits in the Sheffield area follow the national standard (30 miles per hour for built-up areas and 60 to 70 miles per hour for motorways), the speed limit has recently been reduced to 20 miles per hour in central Sheffield to make the city center more comfortable to navigate for pedestrians.

      Parking in Sheffield:

      • Street parking is regulated by time and fee in central Sheffield from 8 am to 8:30 pm seven days a week. If you park on the street during regular business hours (8 am to 4:30 pm), you can expect to pay up to £1 for every thirty minutes. After 4:30 pm, parking costs up to £1 an hour or up to £2 for the entire evening.
      • Parking in car parks can become significantly more expensive in central Sheffield, with rates up to £4 an hour. If you plan on parking in central Sheffield for a full day, it is highly recommended to pay for your parking in advance. You can find information on car park rates at, where you can follow links to book your parking spot in advance and often save over £40 a day!

      Tolled roads near Sheffield:

      • While there are no tolled roads or bridges in the direct vicinity of Sheffield, you will come across toll booths if you drive west to Liverpool or east to Lincoln.
      • The toll for the Dunham Bridge along the A57 between Sheffield and Lincoln costs 40 pence for passenger cars. The toll is payable by cash at the toll booths.
      • The toll for the Mersey Tunnels along the A41 and A59 in Liverpool is £1.80 for passenger cars. You can also pay these tolls with cash at the tool booths.

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      Car rental companies in Sheffield

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      Keddy by Europcar
      7.7 /4 reviews
      Available in 1 location
      Keddy by Europcar
      Time it took to drop your car off8.0
      Cleanliness of the car9.5
      Overall condition of the car9.2
      Time it took to pick your car up6.5
      7.4 /4 reviews
      Available in 1 location
      Time it took to drop your car off9.0
      Cleanliness of the car7.8
      Overall condition of the car5.5
      Time it took to pick your car up7.5