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Northampton car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Northampton

  • Northampton is one of the largest towns in England whose prominence as a centre of royal authority reached its zenith during the Middle Ages. Exploring its boundaries is made much easier with a car hire in Northampton, which offers limitless flexibility within its limits and the greater East Midlands region. Althorp Estate (6 miles) and Castle Ashby (8 miles) are easy trips for summertime visitors who can leisurely stroll around the grounds and gardens to take in the country air. The 22-mile trip along the south on the A5 takes you to iconic Bletchley Park where you can tour its famous WWII installations.
  • London Luton Airport (LTN) is the closest major airport to the town (approx. 34 miles) so if you’re arriving by plane, stop by its Car Hire Centre and pick up a Northampton car hire to complete the journey to your destination and savour the road adventures to follow. A shuttle bus is required to transport you from the terminal building in order to pick up your vehicle. Just follow the directions to the terminal bus station across the street from the main building and locate the shuttle at Bay C.
  • The M1 is the region’s main artery, distributing traffic onto several major roads including the A45 and especially the A4500, which flows through the town centre. Congestion during the morning and evening rush is likely on these tributaries as well as any secondary roads that feed off them. The University of Northampton is situated in the town centre so expect a fair amount of pedestrian, bike and motorcycle engagement. Delays are also likely during rush periods at the circular where the A508, A4500 and A5123 converge.
  • Morning rush hours for Northampton should peak between 07:00 and 08:00, then normalise before the afternoon lunch hours of 13:00-15:00. During this period traffic tie-ups are common in commercial areas like the huge Brackmills Industrial Estate and other large business development zones. The thick of the evening rush occurs between 19:00 and 20:30, so have an alternate travel route handy to bypass gridlocked areas if necessary.
  • Book your car hire in Northampton at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Intermediate hire cars in Northampton are around 22% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Northampton

  • What type of car is recommended for driving in Northampton?

    Deciding which type of vehicle is best for you should be determined by the number of passengers, your level of comfort and your budget. As a rule of thumb, small cars are easier to park and tend to be more fuel efficient than larger vehicles, but may lack trunk space and leg room if you’re travelling with three or four persons.

  • What’s the speed limit in Northampton?

    The legal speed limit in Northampton town limits is 30mph. Accelerated speeds of 40mph are possible along roads outside population and commercial districts. The A508 has a maximum speed limit of 50mph and along the M1 you can drive up to 70mph. Exercise caution with your car hire in Northampton near junctions and other convergence zones where CCTV and traffic cameras are active to prohibit excessive speeding.

  • Where are the best places to park in Northampton?

    Northampton Town Council administers an on-street parking system on some streets, which are metered and in effect between 07:00 and 19:00. On-street parking is free from 19:00 until 07:00 Monday-Saturday, including all day on Sundays/bank holidays. Surface, short stay and multi-storey car parks in the town charge £1 per hour and £2 for per evening/overnight stay from Monday-Saturday. These locations are mostly pay-and-display and all accept cash for payment with a few accepting credit/debit cards.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Northampton?

    The average price of fuel in Northampton is $10.55 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $127 and $169, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Northampton?

    Intermediate (Vauxhall Zafira Tourer or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Northampton.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Heathrow airport include GREEN MOTION, DRIVALIA, Hertz, Europcar, SURPRICE CAR RENTAL, Routes Car & Truck Rentals, Avis, Sixt, Budget and Arnold Clark.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Heathrow airport (LHR)?

    Car hire companies that offer shuttle or pick-up services from Heathrow airport to off-airport locations include GREEN MOTION, Hertz, Europcar, Alamo, Avis, Sixt, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Budget, National and Dollar.

  • How can I find car hires near me in Northampton?

    Take a look at our extensive car hire location map to find the best car hire deals near you.

  • How much does an Intermediate car hire cost in Northampton?

    An Intermediate car hire in Northampton costs $180 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Luxury car hire cost in Northampton?

    A Luxury car hire in Northampton costs $239 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Compact car hire cost in Northampton?

    A Compact car hire in Northampton costs $155 per day, on average.

Northampton car rental reviews and directory

Enterprise Rent-A-Car

10.0

Wonderful

2 reviews
Best rated

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

10.0

2 locations in Northampton

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Northampton Railway Station

+44 1604 629100

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday00:00 - 00:00

St Andrews Road

+44 1604 629100

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
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10.0 Wonderful

Aug 2016

KAYAK

Pros:

Customer relations of the staff

Cons:

Unnecessary enquiries on the eve of car collection.

1 out of 1

Europcar

2.0

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

8.0

One location in Northampton

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Cattle Market Service Station

+44 371 384 5923

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2.0 Poor

June 2024

KAYAK
In the end it was good but to get to the car hire desk and be told no car because I'm late when I let the telephone head office know what time I was going to pick up the car .The person on the telephone did not pass on my information so my car was gone but the staff at the northampton branch found me a car and saved the day.

1 out of 1

Firefly

9.6

Wonderful

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One location in Northampton

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2 Quorn Way

+44 843 309 3054

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
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Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30
Saturday09:00 - 12:00
Sunday10:00 - 16:00

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keddy by Europcar

8.7

Very Good

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Cattle Market Road - Service Station

+44 371 384 5923

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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Avis

7.5

Good

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167-171 Bridge Street

+44 344 544 6084

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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Budget

7.4

Good

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167-171 Bridge Street

+44 344 544 7813

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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Hertz

7.1

Good

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One location in Northampton

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Unit 2 Quorn Way

+44 843 309 3054

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00

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GREEN MOTION

5.4

Fair

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Northampton Train station

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Routes Car & Truck Rentals

2.9

Poor

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One location in Northampton

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Cattle Market Service Station , Cattle Market Road,northampton

+44 371 384 5923

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A Car Rental

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2 locations in Northampton

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Bedford Road, Northampton

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Parkway Volkswagen Northampton,Riverside Business Park

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Free2Move

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2 locations in Northampton

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2 Fortune Close, Riverside Park

+44 1604 553822

Monday09:00 - 12:00
Tuesday09:00 - 12:00
Wednesday09:00 - 12:00
Thursday09:00 - 12:00
Friday09:00 - 12:00

Carousel Way

+44 330 096 0560

Monday08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday08:00 - 17:00
Thursday08:00 - 17:00
Friday08:00 - 17:00
Saturday08:00 - 17:00

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Sunnycars

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Cattle Market Road

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Thrifty

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Unit 9a Moulton Park Business

+44 1604 462071

Monday08:30 - 17:30
Tuesday08:30 - 17:30
Wednesday08:30 - 17:30
Thursday08:30 - 17:30
Friday08:30 - 17:30

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3 travellers who hired a car in Northampton gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.7

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Most popular car type

Intermediate

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