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  • Where to pick up your car

    The closest car rental brand to Sheffield train station is Hertz – it takes just under 10 mins to walk there (0.6km).

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    The most popular car rental brands in Sheffield are Europcar, Hertz, Avis, Thrifty and Alamo.

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    Warmest month: August (15°C)
    Coldest month: January (3°C)

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Hire a car in Sheffield

George Orwell once branded Sheffield as “the ugliest town in the Old World”.

Thankfully, the city has undergone plenty of reconstruction since Orwell’s time. “Sheffield Steel” was a household name, which made the city rich and established it on the engineering forefront. Today, its student population and urban flare have generated an uncompromising creative outlook.

Still in the process of major redevelopment, one can expect even more changes within the city in the coming years.

Car rental in Sheffield – the numbers

Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the most popular rental length in Sheffield?
A. Six to seven days.

Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in Sheffield?
A. July.

Q. What's the best value car hire brand in Sheffield?
A. Hertz is the cheapest car rental brand in Sheffield, offering cars from just £8 per day.

*Based on easyCar real booking data.

Fast facts

Cheapest month / most expensive month Average cost per day of car hire in Sheffield
November£11.80
July£20.90
Car typeAverage cost per day of car hire in Sheffield
Mini£12.00
Economy£13.90
Compact£17.80

A drive away

The Peak District

In 1951, the Peak District was designated Britain's first national park and is effectively Sheffield’s back garden. Rent a car and you’ll be just a 10-minute drive from it.

Although the name of the park is misleading, as it lacks any true peaks, it does contain rolling hills, valleys, and wild moorlands that stretch on past the horizon.

Hidden within the landscape are ancient stone villages and rocky outcrops. Stroll around the heritage sites and stately homes, such as Chatsworth House, while breathing in the fresh air.

If you’re interested in a more challenging hike, follow the Pennine Way trail. A favourite with walkers, this long trek begins in the Peak District at Edale and continues the the border of Scotland.

You can also take a tour around the complex Castleton show caves. Here you will find four caverns, including Blue John Mine, home to Britain's rarest mineral - Blue John Stone.

The ultimate Sheffield road trip

  • Sheffield

    The beginning of our Northern road trip…

  • Hebden Bridge – 73km

    Regarded as one of the quirkiest, coolest and most LGBTQ towns, it is one of the most talked about places in the Calder Valley.

  • Saltaire Village – 25km

    A Victorian model village and UNESCO World Heritage Site, built by Sir Titus Salt.

  • Harrogate Turkish Baths  – 32km

    The Moorish design of these baths, from painted ceilings to terrazzo floors, are the perfect place to indulge in 19th century glamour.

  • Hackfall Woods  – 28km

    During the spring, this peaceful woodland is carpeted with bluebells while birds sing in the trees.

  • The Forbidden Corner  – 21km

    A labyrinth of tunnels, chambers and follies, this is a great family outing.

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The best of Sheffield

Exploring the town

Antiques Quarter

This historic area, south of the city centre, is part of the beating heart of Sheffield. Eight antiques centres and over 60 independent shops define the quarter’s main trail.

Filled with unique traders, retro clothing, and music shops, it is the epitome of shopping local and independent. It doesn’t get much better than this for bargain hunting.

You’ll also find the city’s oldest cinema, Abbeydale Picture House, at the epicentre of the district. The venue hosts range of cultural events, adding to the creative buzz.

Keep an eye out for the Pedlar’s Corner Car Boot and Flea Market, which takes place the first Sunday of each month. With over 70 stalls, the Antiques Quarter seems to expand even further on these weekends.

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