Car Hire at Leeds Bradford Airport Airport

Hiring a car from Leeds Bradford Airport gives you access to some of the best parts of the UK, meaning beauty spots such as the Yorkshire Dales, the North York Moors National Park and the Lake District are well worth a short road trip!

If you decide to hire a car from the airport so you can visit these remarkable destinations, you will discover there are 4 car hire providers located in the arrivals hall. Budget do not have a location at the airport, but they offer a Meet and Greet service. These services can be cheaper than in airport branches because they will not charge you an airport surcharge.

For the best deals, try and book online and in advance. You should also opt to pay when you make your booking as it is usually a lot cheaper than opting to pay on collection.

Direct Bookings

Provider
Contact
Telephone
Website
europcar car hire LBA logo
+ 44 (0) 871 384 3421
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avis LBA logo
+ 44 (0) 8445 810 147
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hertz LBA logo
+ 44 (0) 8708 448 844
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enterprise LBA logo
+ 44 (0) 800 800 227
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budget LBA logo
+ 44 (0) 1132 721 177
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Car Hire Centre

With so many car hire providers to choose from online, it can be difficult to select the right one for you with the best deal. Car hire comparison sites are a great tool to help you choose your provider and so that’s where Car Hire Centre come in.

They will compare all of the providers at most airports in the world including car hire providers at Leeds Bradford Airport. You can visit them online, use the widget here or call them on +44 (0)844 816 0099* for a quote.

*Calls to this number will cost 5p per minute plus your network access charge.

Map of Aberdeen Car Hire Locations


Budget
(LS19 7XS)
Enterprise
(LS19 7TU)
Hertz
(LS19 7TU)
Avis
(LS19 7TZ)
Europcar
(LS19 7TU)

Information for Under 25s

information for young drivers looking for car hire at Leeds Bradford Airport

Under 25‘s can hire a car from the providers at Leeds Bradford Airport, but the providers each have different minimum age requirements to hire a car with them:

  • Europcar: Drivers must be over 22.
  • Avis, Hertz and Budget: Drivers must be over 23.

Most providers charge their under 25s a young driver’s surcharge which is an additional fee added to each rental day. As young drivers are considered to be a “high risk”, providers are entitled to add this charge to your booking.

All providers charge a different young driver’s surcharge depending on your age, desired vehicle and rental country, so be sure to check these deatils prior to booking. Please also be aware that some companies may restrict the class of vehicles drivers under the age of 30 are able to hire, too.

Documents Needed


You will need to present your driving license, passport or other form of ID and your booking reference when you collect your vehicle. Your rental may be cancelled if you forget any of these items so keep them in your hand luggage and on you at all times.

You will also need to present a valid credit card. Remember if your vehicle is damaged during your rental, the car hire providers will charge the policy excess amount to this credit card to pay for the damage.

Insurance

You must remember your personal car insurance does not cover you for your car hire. Car hire providers will try and encourage you to buy insurance to cover your rental and may throw words at you like CDW and TW. CDW stands for Collision Damage Waiver and TW stands for Theft Waiver. These terms means you are covered to a certain extent for damage to the vehicle but it does not cover your excess. If something happens to your vehicle and it needs repairing you will be charged an additional fee called excess which can be anything up to £2,000. To avoid this charge, buy car hire excess insurance from a specialist provider, or from the car rental company you use.

Fuel Charges

So many options, so many fuel policies – it can be very confusing to know what’s the best option! This Knowing your Fuel Policies blog will certainly help clear up some confusion!

At a glance, the two policies to watch out for are Full to Full and Full to Empty. For both, you will have to pay for a full tank of fuel upon collection and with one, you’ll need to return the car with a full tank and the other with an empty tank.

Damage to the vehicle Charges

The first thing you should do when you receive the keys to your rental vehicle is check your car for existing damage, such as scratches, dents or marks on both the interior and exterior. If you find anything you should inform the car hire provider and make sure they document it on their damage report. If you don’t you may find yourself with a damage charge even though they were on the vehicle before your rental started. If they are not aware of the damage they will assume it was your fault and charge you. Although you may be excited or tired and just want to start your car hire as soon as possible, taking 3 minutes to check the car could save you a considerable amount of money.

Airport Surcharge

information for young drivers looking for car hire at Leeds Bradford Airport
The providers at Leeds Bradford Airport charge their customers an additional fee called an airport surcharge. This charge is added to cover the provider’s airport fees they have to pay to the airport as a result of having a branch in the airport. To avoid the charge, book a meet and greet service from a non in branch provider like Budget. Meet and greet providers may charge an additional fee for the meet and greet but it may be less than an in airport branch’s airport surcharge.

One Way Hire Charge

If you are planning your trip to, from or between airports you may wish to hire a one way rental. There is usually an additional charge for the privilege of this service. You can, however, save money by booking with Europcar. They offer their customers a service called Airport Connect which is a one way hire to and from any UK Europcar branch from only £49.

Late Charges

If you return your vehicle late you may be charged an additional day’s hire. Most car hire providers offer a 59 minute grace period but you would need to check this with them. To avoid being late, plan your journey carefully and leave enough time to get back to your return location taking into consideration possible traffic.

Leeds Bradford Airport Car Hire Providers

There are 4 big brand providers located onsite at Leeds Bradford Airport and one brand offering a meet and greet service a short drive away. To help you choose which provider to book, we have collated information on all of the providers including optional extras, additional driver costs and much more.

europcar LBA

europcar LBA

Europcar have a branch at Leeds Bradford Airport in the Arrivals Hall. If you are looking for one way car hire to, from or between airports their Airport Connect* service is only £49.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

Europcar’s opening hours are as follows:

  • Mon – Fri: 07:30 – 22:30*
  • Sat: 07:30 – 18:00*
  • Sun: 09:00 – 22:30*

Any collections or drops offs outside of these times will be subject to an additional charge.

Young Drivers

Minimum driver age: 22
Price of Young Driver’s Surcharge: From £32.50 per day for drivers under 25.

Cost of additional driver

Price of additional driver at Leeds Bradford Airport is £12 per day, per driver.

Airport Connect

Airport Connect is Europcar’s one way hire service to or from the airport from as little as £49

Services for disabled drivers

Europcar provide Lynx hand controls for disabled drivers as well as assistance to and from the vehicle for those with reduced mobility. For those wishing to book either service, please email the team on Reservationsuk@mail.europcar.com or call 0871 384 3113. Please note, they will need 48 hours notice to fit additional features to their rental vehicles and arrange assistance.

 

avis Aberdeen

Hiring a car with Avis could not be a more enjoyable experience. They bring you the best quality cars and the fastest service possible. You can rent a car from your Smart phone any time day or night

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

Avis operate at Leeds Bradford Airport between these hours:

  • Mon-Fri: 08:00-22:00
  • Sat: 09:00-16:00
  • Sun: 10:00-22:00

Minimum age of hire

Minimum age to hire a car with Avis: 23.
Vehicle types available to young drivers: Small, Medium, Large and Select groups.
Young Driver’s Surcharge fee: Drivers under 25 will be charged a young driver’s surcharge which is dependant on the collection location.

Cost of additional driver

Cost of additional driver: These costs vary depending on location and length of rental – it’s best to run a quote and add this option to find out.

Disabled Driver Options

Disabled drivers can request optional extras such as Lynx hand controls free of charge by calling 0808 284 0014 at least 48 hours before the start of your rental.

 

hertz LBA

hertz LBA

Hertz have a selection of partners so they can offer you some great deals all year round. You can even earn Nectar points when you book a car with them. Start your journey today and book with Hertz.

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

Hertz opening hours at Leeds Bradford Airport are as follows:

  • Mon & Fri: 07:00 – 00:30
  • Tues to Thurs: 07:00 – 00:00
  • Sat: 07:00 – 00:00
  • Sun: 08:00 – 23:00

Young Drivers

Minimum age: 23
Young Drivers Surcharge: Drivers aged 23-25 will be charged a young driver’s surcharge which is dependant on the pick up location.

Cost of additional driver

You can add an additional driver to the policy by calling 0843 309 3099 – perfect if you plan on doing a lot of driving and want to share the load!

Services for disabled drivers

You can request both hand controls and Infrared auxiliary controls by contacting Hertz 24 hours before your rental is due to start on 0870 840 0084.

 

enterprise LBA

Enterprise provide car hire for both business and leisure plus they are available worldwide

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

  • Mon-Sun: 07:00-22:30

Minimum age to hire

Enterprise enforce age restrictions on their car hires for all vehicle groups. The minimum age to hire a vehicle with Enterprise is 25 years old, and may be higher for some car groups.

Additional Driver

There is a £10 daily charge for an additional driver

Disabled driver information

Enterprise provide specialised options for their customers with disabilities, including adding Hand controls to their vehicles and allowing a nominated driver to use the vehicle at no extra cost. If either service is required, please call 0800 633 5665.

budget LBA

Budget offer their customers great value car hire throughout the year. They do not have a branch at Leeds Bradford, but they do offer their customers a meet and greet service. As you will not have to pay an airport surcharge you may find your rental is cheaper with them, too!

Vehicle Types Available:

  • Small Car
  • Large Car
  • Family Car
  • Luxury Cars
  • Motorbikes
  • Vans
  • Minibus
  • Eco-Friendly

Service at the airport:

  • Online Check-in
  • One way Hire
  • Self Service Express Kiosk
  • Meet and Greet Service

 

Opening Hours

Budget offer a meet and greet service at Leeds Bradford Airport 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. (They are however closed on public holidays).

Minimum age of hire

Minimum age to hire a vehicle with Budget: 23
Young Driver’s Surcharge: Drivers aged 23-25 will be charged a young driver’s surcharge from £10 per day for a maximum of 10 days.

Cost of additional driver

Add an additional driver to the policy for £11 a day

Disabled Driver Options

Disabled drivers can request Lynx hand controls by calling 0844 581 9998 at least 24 hours before the start of your rental.

This page was last updated in November 2016. Whilst we endeavour to keep this information up to date, do contact us if you are aware of any errors.