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    The most popular car hire location in York is at York Train Station.

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    The most popular car rental brands in York are Europcar, Alamo, Hertz, Avis and Keddy.

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    Coldest month: January (3°C)

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Hire a car in York

Discover York's colourful historyalong old, winding streetsand listen for the storiesthe past has to tell.

One of the North of England's most important historical and cultural cities, York is perfect for a weekend break. Built by the Romans in 71 AD and invaded by Vikings in 866 AD, the city is a fascinating patchwork of eras. The medieval period left a particularly strong mark – evidenced by the 13th century walls that wrap around a network of cobbled streets.

The centre of York is great for exploring on foot, however, if you want to visit other locations in Yorkshire, you'll most definitely need to hire a car. The small, market town of Easingwold is surrounded by rolling countryside and is only a 30 minute drive from York.

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Frequently asked questions

Q. What is the most popular rental length in York?
A. Five to six days.

Q. When is the most popular time to rent a car in York?
A. August.

Q. What's the best value car hire brand in York?
A. Europcar is the cheapest car rental brand in York, offering cars from just £11 per day.

*Based on easyCar real booking data.

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Local knowledge

Top attractions

York Minster
Lying at the heart of the city, this architectural wonder stands as an example of one of the most beautiful Gothic cathedrals in Europe.

Jorvik Viking Centre
Giving visitors the chance to journey through Viking-age York, this museum provides an engaging and immersive experience for all ages.

York Dungeon
Ideal for thrill seekers and those who are fascinated by the macabre side of history.

York Castle Museum
If you prefer learning about the past in a more sedate fashion, then this is the place for you. Housed in a former prison, over 400 years of history are covered in this museum.

The Shambles
A beautifully preserved medieval shopping street where you can pick up all sorts of quirky souvenirs with which to remember your visit to York.

York's Chocolate Story
Those with a sweet tooth won't want to miss out on taking a tour here. This visitor attraction and chocolate museum reveals how several families made York world-famous for chocolate and sweets.

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Driving tips

Where to pick up
York railway station is one of the best places to pick up a hire car – and it's only a five minute drive from the city.

City knowledge
Most of the city centre is pedestrianised and vehicles are not permitted in the area for much of the day. Be aware of this before making any plans that might rely on having a car.

There are plenty of car parks around York – so you won't struggle to find a convenient place to park.

As York is such a historic city, its layout can cause congestion issues – especially during rush hours. It is best to avoid travelling into the city at these times.

Well served by major roads, the A64 will quickly get you on your way to places such as Leeds and connect you to Sheffield.

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