Hire a car in Nottingham to discover the charm of this historic city
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One of the United Kingdom’s most visited cities for international travellers, Nottingham is well-known to tourists as being home to legendary outlaw Robin Hood. Hire an affordable car hire to get an in-depth look at the historic city and its surrounding towns and attractions.
Whether you’re travelling with family, friends, or solo, Nottingham truly has something for everyone. There is so much history here that you could spend days exploring medieval churches, museums, underground caves, and castles. Not to be overshadowed by the city’s rich history is a thriving social and retail scene: many events and festivals happen throughout the year, and there is a wonderful combination of quaint shops and chic boutiques to discover. From the deep beauty of Sherwood Forest to centuries-old pubs like Ye Olde Salutation Inn, Nottingham is a place to make memories to last a lifetime.
Nottingham’s position in the Midlands is the perfect place to start off on a road trip through England. Jump in your car hire and head south to Birmingham before travelling up to Stoke on Trent, Peak District National Park and further to Manchester and Liverpool on the coast.
Hiring a car with Airport Rentals
Hire a car in Nottingham with Airport Rentals to save yourself time, money, and stress. Simply type in your travel dates, click ‘search’, and begin browsing our wide selection of car rentals available from well-known brands like Enterprise and Europcar. Choose between a vast range of vehicles, from mini and economy cars to luxury sedans and SUVs. Narrow search results with preference filters, like car type and rental company, and rest assured the most affordable options will always be at the top of the page. Whatever your travel plans require, Airport Rentals can help you find your best rental.
Once you’ve made your selection, have a read through the extra items page or continue to our simple booking process. Should you have any questions along the way, call our friendly customer care team any time, day or night.
The River Trent and tributary River Leen run through Nottingham, their overhead bridges adding to the character and charm of this special city. At its centre is Old Market Square, where many events take place throughout the year, transport services link up, and colourful markets, shops, restaurants, and bars serve residents and tourists alike. Travel east from the centre, and you’ll wind up in The Lace Market, known for its creative businesses in giant red brick buildings, or adjacent Hockley, a bohemian-style area full of unique shops, restaurants, bars, and lively festivals.
Drive your car hire over the River Trent, and you’ll land in West Bridgford, home to some of the city’s major sporting attractions like the National Water Sports Centre. Travel south from Nottingham city centre for 28 minutes to get to East Midlands Airport or continue east for 50 additional minutes to Doncaster Sheffield Airport.
Guide to driving in Nottingham
How to get to Nottingham
If you’re arriving by air to East Midlands Airport in Derby, you can rent a car at the airport and take the A453 to get to Nottingham. Alternatively, you can use the bus service from the airport and rent a car from a city location within Nottingham.
Driving tips for your Nottingham hired car
Although setting off on foot is a great option for getting around Nottingham city centre, a hired car will give you the freedom to explore all of the city and its surrounding sites and attractions. Here are a few driving tips to get you started.
Tips for driving in England
● Drive on the left-hand side of the road, overtake on the right.
● Speed limits signs are displayed in miles per hour.
● When using major highways, have cash or credit ready to pay toll road fees.
Tips for driving in Nottingham
● There are a significant number of one-way streets in Nottingham, so plan your route to avoid confusion.
● If driving during rush hour, be prepared for heavy traffic and possible backups.
● Although infrequently, Nottingham does receive snowfall from time to time. Be prepared and have a read through our winter driving tips.
Parking in Nottingham
With several thousand on-street parking spaces including multi-storey car parks and surface lots, you’ll have no problem locating short or long-term parking for your Nottingham rental car. On-street parking is organised into three zones, and a minimum payment of one Euro applies to each zone with no maximum time limit. For more information on lot locations, rates, and payment options visit the Nottingham City Council website.