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Utrecht car hire

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KAYAK’s top tips for hiring a car in Utrecht

  • It's all well and good to use the excellent public transport system in this city, but opting for car rental in Utrecht will give you the advantage of not having to rely on fixed timetables and specific routes, and you won't have to walk to and from stops. You can just get in and drive off, taking road trips to nearby attractions like the fairy-tale De Haar Castle, the largest in Holland. Or drive to the little town of Doorn to see the home in exile of Kaiser Wilhelm II after WWI.
  • Travelling by air, you'll land at the nearest airport, which is Schiphol Amsterdam Airport (AMS). This is one of the busiest flight hubs in all of Europe, so it has excellent facilities for car rental in Utrecht. All the car hire companies' desks are located at the Car Rental and Service Desk, which you'll find in Schiphol Plaza, the central area of the main airport foyer. Simply follow the signs once you've cleared customs and entered the Arrivals hall.
  • When you choose car rental in Utrecht, you need to be aware that, like many Dutch cities, the city centre isn't very car-friendly. This is in part due to its age and the relatively narrow streets, and partly due to a deliberate policy of pedestrianisation – combined with the famous Dutch love of riding bicycles. Together, these call for a very cautious and polite driving style. Otherwise, the driving conditions are relaxed and the local traffic police, while vigilant, are very helpful.
  • The biggest difficulty you'll encounter when driving in Utrecht is that the downtown district is quite a challenge due to the pedestrianisation, so rather park just outside the perimeter and walk the rest of the way. The city centre is also a low-emissions zone, where diesel engines are banned, so bear that in mind when you make your Utrecht car hire vehicle choice. Also watch out for the hundreds of cyclists you'll constantly encounter, as it's the primary mode of transport for many city residents.
  • 25% of our users found a car hire in Utrecht for $38 or less
  • Book your car hire in Utrecht at least 2 days before your trip in order to get a below-average price
  • Economy hire cars in Utrecht are around 19% cheaper than other car types, on average

FAQs about hiring a car in Utrecht

  • How much does it cost to hire a car in Utrecht?

    On average a car hire in Utrecht costs $44 per day.

  • How much is the price of fuel in Utrecht?

    The average price of fuel in Utrecht is $13.43 per litre over the past 30 days. Filling up a tank of fuel costs between $161 and $215, depending on the car size.

  • What is the most popular car hire in Utrecht?

    Economy (Class Economy Car or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Utrecht.

  • Which car hire agencies are at Schiphol airport (AMS)?

    Car hire companies onsite at Schiphol airport include Hertz, keddy by Europcar, GREEN MOTION, Alamo, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Thrifty.

  • Which car hire companies will pick you up at Schiphol airport (AMS)?

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

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

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

  • How much does an Economy car hire cost in Utrecht?

    An Economy car hire in Utrecht costs $50 per day, on average.

  • How much does a Mini car hire cost in Utrecht?

    A Mini car hire in Utrecht costs $38 per day, on average.

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

    An Intermediate car hire in Utrecht costs $40 per day, on average.

  • How much does it cost to hire a car for a week in Utrecht?

    On average a car hire in Utrecht costs $309 per week ($44 per day).

  • How much does it cost to hire a car long term for a month in Utrecht?

    On average a car hire in Utrecht costs $1,326 per month ($44 per day).

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

    This depends on what you're planning to do. If you're going to make the most of a hire car and take day trips for sightseeing in the surrounding areas, you pretty much have free rein in vehicle choice. Go for the model that best suits the size of your party. Or spoil yourself with a luxury or sports car. However, if you're planning to spend your time in the city itself, you'll appreciate getting something compact to help negotiate the pedestrians and cyclists, and save on fuel. A compact city car, a hatchback or a small saloon will be ideal.

  • What's the speed limit in Utrecht?

    Utrecht has the same standard speed limits as the rest of the Netherlands. This means 50 km/h in built-up areas, 80 km/h on roads outside built-up areas and 100 km/h on highways. However, these limits are also time-sensitive: different limits apply at different times of the day. For instance, you can drive at up to 130 km/h on highways between 19:00 and 06:00. However, be very careful in the downtown and residential areas of Utrecht, as the speed limit drops to 30 km/h, and in the centre you're encouraged to drive at a walking pace of around 15 km/h.

  • Where are the best places to park in Utrecht?

    Most of the free street parking in Utrecht is occupied from early in the day, and is only available at posted off-peak hours. Your best bet is to look on Florence Nightingalelaan. There's plenty of paid on-street parking available, but the municipality charges quite high prices to discourage it. You can pay up to around €4.65 an hour (about ₹420.00). The city's car parks are a bit more reasonable, coming in on average at between about €3.50 – €4.50 per hour (roughly ₹320.00 – ₹400.00).

Utrecht car rental reviews and directory

Ace

8.0

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1 review

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

10.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

4.0

Value for money

10.0

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Krommewetering 111

+31 30 303 5515

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8.0 Very Good

Nov 2021

KAYAK
They were very accommodating with clean and new cars. Would rent again. Only thing is the location isn’t the most convenient. Don’t drop the car off past 8 on Sunday, you will find yourself stranded in the area.

1 out of 1

Europcar

7.9

Cleanliness

10.0

Comfort

7.9

Pick-up/Drop-off

10.0

Value for money

7.9

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Amsterdamsestraatweg 656

+31 30 296 4181

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Sixt

7.0

Cleanliness

9.0

Comfort

7.5

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.5

Value for money

7.5

2 locations in Utrecht

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St. Laurensdreef 8-10

+31-235698656

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Stationspassage 5

+31 30 223 1504

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8.0 Very Good

Nov 2022

KAYAK
555

1 out of 1

Budget

5.0

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

9.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

6.0

Value for money

7.0

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Amsterdamsestraatweg 656

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Croeselaan 122

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8.0 Very Good

Dec 2023

KAYAK
Staff was very friendly and professional, but took long to leave because this office does not have enough personnel.

9.6 Wonderful

May 2019

KAYAK

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Staff were great. Person in the garage explained all of the controls and the audio system of my Citroen C4 vehicle.

2.0 Poor

Sept 2023

KAYAK
One of the tires of the car became flat on the highway. Had to drive the car to the repair center at the speed of 5km/h. Spent 2 hours in the repair center and was told the tires were to worn and should have been replaced long time ago. VERY VERY BAD EXPERIENCE. How could you even rent a car like this? Can't imagine what could have happened if I hadn't noticed the flat tire.

1 out of 1

Hertz

2.0

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Most popular

Cleanliness

8.0

Comfort

8.0

Pick-up/Drop-off

2.0

Value for money

4.0

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Jaarbeurs Entree West Hal 10

+31 30 294 1428

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2.0 Poor

June 2024

KAYAK
We were given the wrong address for pick up, and we were given the wrong time for drop off. Created very big issues

1 out of 1

Thrifty

8.8

Very Good

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Jaarbeurs Entree West Hal 10

+31 30 294 1428

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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keddy by Europcar

6.3

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Amsterdamsestraatweg 656

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Sunnycars

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4 locations in Utrecht

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Jaarbeurs Entree West Hal 10

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Krommewetering 111

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Ringwade 6

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Weerdsingel Oostzijde 42

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Free2Move

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3 locations in Utrecht

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Landzigt 28

+31 30 658 2700

Monday14:00 - 18:0008:00 - 17:00
Tuesday08:00 - 17:0014:00 - 18:00
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Meijewetering 19

+31 30 241 4243

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Meijewetering 1

+31 30 241 1515

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Ace Rent-a-Car

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Krommewetering 111

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Avis

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Amsterdamsestraatweg 656

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Dollar

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Jaarbeurs Entree West Hal 10

+31 30 294 1428

Monday08:00 - 17:00
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STERNRENT

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Eendrachtlaan 300

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12 travellers who hired a car in Utrecht gave the car agency they used an average rating of 6.6

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Good to know

Most popular agency

Hertz

Most popular car type

Economy

Average price

$44/day

Good deal

$38/day

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Utrecht car hire information

Pick-up locationUtrecht
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Hire locations21
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